Our Christmas Decor – 2017

posted by Andrea | 12/12/2017 | 16 comments

For the past several years, I’ve displayed fewer and fewer Christmas decorations — partially because our home is naturally “festive” with all the red and white I decorate with year-round, but also because it’s a big pain with little kids!

However, a few weeks ago, I let the kids decorate the tree all on their own (it was crazy) while I put a few more festive decorations up. It’s not magazine worthy, but it’s good enough for us this year!

Ideas to Organize and Repurpose Holiday Cards

posted by Andrea | 11/21/2017 | 21 comments

As I’ve mentioned before, I really enjoy the whole process of sending out holiday cards — and of course, I love receiving holiday cards from others too. However, there is always the question of what to do with all those cards AFTER the holiday season is over. 

If you can relate, I hope today’s post offers a few ideas to help you organize and repurpose your old holiday cards! 

How I Pared Down My Gift Wrapping Supplies

posted by Andrea | 11/17/2017 | 16 comments

From Thanksgiving week through New Year’s Day, Dave and my immediate families celebrate 6 birthdays and attend 4+ Christmas parties.

It’s a fun (and busy) time of year, and it always gives me a great opportunity to do a quick purge and reorganization of my gift wrap!

9 Reasons I Don’t Read Magazines Anymore

posted by Andrea | 12/19/2014 | 94 comments

Many of you might be surprised to know that over the last year, I have canceled every single one of my magazine subscriptions (even the free ones) and I don’t plan to subscribe to anything else in the near future.

I’m sharing 9 reasons why in today’s post!

My Top 10 Favorite Holiday Posts

posted by Andrea | 03/26/2014 | 1 comment

As I planned ahead for the arrival of baby Simon, I thought it might be fun to resurrect some of MY favorite posts from the past 3.5 years of blogging.

Today, I’m sharing some of MY favorite holiday posts — clutter-free gift ideas, our holiday cards, tips to simplify and enjoy these busy times of year, and more!

Christmas Planning eBook Bundle – Only $7.40

posted by Andrea | 09/16/2013 | comment

As crazy as it sounds, Christmas is less than 100 days away! But don’t worry: this week’s Christmas Planning eBook bundle includes everything you need to simplify your plans and get organized early so that you can avoid the stress of the holidays. You’ll find daily planning tips and printables, recipes, handmade gift tutorials and more in this fabulous collection.

Get all five of these ebooks at almost 75% off this week only!

Our Child-Friendly Christmas Decor

posted by Andrea | 12/17/2012 | 13 comments

Since I didn’t do much decorating for Fall or Thanksgiving, I was itching to get out my Christmas decorations. I scaled back quite a bit because I knew Nora would get into EVERYTHING… however, our house still feels really festive!

Come on inside and take a look!

Taking Down Christmas Decor

posted by Andrea | 01/11/2012 | 10 comments

As much as I LOVE putting up our Christmas decorations… I also love taking them down again.
Yes, it takes the better part of an afternoon to gather them all into my storage bins and bring them downstairs, but after I’m done, the house feels so open, light, and un-cluttered.

I packed up our decorations this past weekend… and have a few tips to simplify and organizing the process.

Declutter Your Holiday Season

posted by Andrea | 12/19/2011 | 1 comment

Several weeks ago, I shared a bunch of tips to get organized BEFORE the holiday season; however if you’re like most people {including myself} — you probably got busy or procrastinated and are now frantically shopping for last-minute gifts, making food for all your holiday parties, getting your holiday cards in the mail, and clearing the clutter from your home!
Sound familiar? If so, here are a few tips to get you through the next two weeks.

A Farmhouse Christmas

posted by Andrea | 11/23/2011 | 6 comments

I know it’s still the day before Thanksgiving — but since I’m over nine months pregnant and since I wasn’t able to put up many decorations last year — I decided to get a head start on holiday decorating this year.

And I’m SO glad I did!!

Packing Up Christmas in 2 SIMPLE Steps

posted by Andrea | 12/30/2010 | 6 comments

. Today is the day… …the day when I pack up my Christmas decorations. I still leave some greenery and snowmen up for the rest of the winter, but the Christmas trees and any other “Christmasy” decorations must come down! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE decorating my home for Christmas {even though I didn’t do much of it this year} but when Christmas is over, I’m ready to reclaim my house and get things back to “normal”. And every year, I […]

Holiday Decor {I Just Couldn’t Resist!}

posted by Andrea | 11/26/2010 | 13 comments

It’s the day after Thanksgiving — a.k.a. Black Friday. Normally, I would spend this day shopping for great bargains or putting up Christmas decorations — often times I’d do both. However, this year, I told myself I would do NEITHER. Since we’re moving in just a few weeks, I figured there was absolutely no point in putting up my holiday decor or buying anything else {even if it was an excellent deal} …after all, I’m just being practical right? While I […]