DIY Family Monogram Picture Frame Project

When we moved in to this house a year and a half ago, I quickly slapped a handful of family pictures up on the wall in the living room to cut down the bare walls and that was that. And that was a year and a half ago. And until last week, my picture wall still looked the same. Actually, the wall cling is new, from the Dollar Tree, and has been there for two months at the most. But that doesn’t count for much does it? I’ve been thinking about that picture wall. I mean, it’s not a priority,

Free Bible Verse Wall Art Download – Philippians 2:14-15

I’ve got several good posts in the works right now, but since none of them are quite ready I thought I would offer up another free Bible verse wall art download this week instead. We’ve been studying Philippians in ladies’ Bible study and this verse has been a favorite of mine for a long time. Shine! (Click the image to download the image the Flickr.)   Printable should print out as an 8×10 or 5×7 with good quality. I print my wall art on my Canon PIXMA MP490 Inkjet, on Canon photo paper. Please let me know if you have

Free Bible Verse Wall Art Download – Ephesians 4:32

A freebie for you! I recently drew this up for a friend who wanted to hang this verse in her house. “Ephesians 4:32 : Be kind and compassionate to one another. Forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”  I thought you all might like it, too, so I’m making it available as a free Bible verse wall art download. Frame it or laminate it, hang it wherever you want. Click on the picture to download a larger, non-waterstamped version from Flicker. Enjoy! =) Printable is 2018px x 1559px and will print out as an 8×10 or 5×7

Simple New Year Mantel Decor

I know what some of you are thinking (ahem: MOM.) My definition of “simple” may not be *your* definition of simple. Some of you have a clock and two candlesticks on your simple mantel. (I call that minimalist. I am clearly not a minimalist… so roll with it just a minute, okay?) If you saw my Fall and Advent mantel decor, you know that I tended toward the “full and overflowing” style of decorating. But for the new year, for the fresh clean start, I wanted to keep things simpler, cleaner, straighter. My focus right now is a “return to

Advent-ure 2010: My “Faux Mantel”

I thought this year would be different. I thought this year, I would have a fireplace, and a mantel for stockings and a focal point for our nativity or Advent wreath. Alas,.. I do not. = ( But what I do have, which might actually be bigger than most mantels, is my piano! = ) Each year I move my everyday piano decor aside and completely deck out the top of the piano. It’s a good place to put a nativity scene or advent candle wreath – or both! Oh, this makes me smile! In keeping with the color scheme

Advent-ure 2010: Christmas Centerpiece

You know what is awesome about building your Christmas decor collection slowly year after year? Eventually you have enough stuff to work with and switch it up and make things different and interesting! ; ) This is the first year that I really feel like I have Christmas decorations in more than just our living room. Last year I had a *little* elsewhere, but not really. I don’t ever want to make Christmas more about the decorations and lights than it needs to be, those things have their place and I need them to stay there. But decorations so help