• DIY Christmas Card Books

    I love receiving beautiful Christmas cards each year, but in the past when the holidays were over I stored all the cards in a box in the closet and forgot about them. Now I make them into DIY Christmas Card Books! These Christmas card books are simple and inexpensive to make, and are great seasonal coffee table books for guests to look through. Supplies Needed: Christmas cards Hole paper punch Binder rings (1 inch) Optional supplies: laminating machine DIY or printed cover Where to Start First separate all of the cards by year, especially if you have been saving cards for years. Our family cards usually have the year on them so I…

  • Christmas Eve Boxes

    One of the best parts of the holiday season are the traditions we do every year as a family. One of those traditions I started with our kids years ago was opening Christmas Eve Boxes the night before Christmas and it is a tradition we all look forward to every year!  What is a Christmas Eve Box? A Christmas Eve Box is a box the kids open on Christmas Eve night that contains things like new pajamas, socks, hot chocolate, and goodies for watching movies. The kids wear their new pajamas to bed that night, and we also include one new movie to be watched Christmas morning as a family (hence the movie…

  • DIY Outdoor Sectional Couch

    Fall always brings to mind very specific thoughts: hot chai tea lattes, cozy sweaters, snuggling around a bonfire or wrapped up in a blanket on our patio. Over the summer while working on putting together a comfortable and fun patio to hang out on we realized we needed to have adequate seating for the large parties we host throughout the summer and fall. What better seating than an outdoor sectional couch?! A new patio set easily runs $2,000-$3,000 which seemed outrageous to me so I looked into what it would take to build a DIY outdoor sectional from scratch. About a week later I created this! Here it is in all its pillow…