Tag Archives: Christmas

Cooking For A Crowd? Useful Tips That Will Save The Day!

Cooking For A Crowd? Useful Tips That Will Save The Day!

If you believe you have already read, and even maybe tried, all the tips in the world that will make you more organized and kitchen-efficient when you’re hosting a dinner party, please take a a moment to read this post. I’ve put down for you some of my very own, personal little tips and tricks that… Continue Reading

How To Store Christmas Lights, the Smart Way!

How To Store Christmas Lights, the Smart Way!

I hope you haven’t already taken down your Christmas decorations because I have an easy way for storing Christmas lights.  I tried this method last year and for the first time, I didn’t have to go through the struggle of tangled lights! And this last November, when I brought in all the decoration boxes, I was pleasantly surprised… Continue Reading

For An Easy Table Setting … Shop Your Home!

For An Easy Table Setting … Shop Your Home!

As per the Greek tradition, the first day of the year is  celebrated with family and friends, sharing a well cooked meal and cutting the New Year’s Pie (Vassilopitta) which has a hidden coin for the lucky one of the year. This year, it will only be the four of us, but this is not keeping… Continue Reading

Make Your Own Faux Pine Branches  For Less

Make Your Own Faux Pine Branches For Less

Artificial floral branches can be extremely expensive! Depending on their dimensions and quality, they often vary from $10 to $30 and sometimes even more! The problem is that you need three or four branches at the very least, to fill up a vase, so it turns out that a decent size arrangement can be quite pricey! I… Continue Reading

“HO HO HO” Christmas Wooden Letters

“HO HO HO” Christmas Wooden Letters

Who wouldn’t smile at the sight of this message from Santa?  My bright and red HO HO HO wooden letters are definitely the happiest of all my Christmas decorations!  The best place to hang them is  in my son’s room and there are a couple of reasons:  First, color wise, the room already had hints of red here and there.… Continue Reading

“Floating” Christmas Ornaments

“Floating” Christmas Ornaments

These shiny and red Christmas ornament balls give the illusion that they are floating in the air while, in reality, they are just sitting on plain glass jars. It took less than five minutes to put everything together and create a  frugal but magical set-up that brought instant Christmas happiness into the family room. The white string of lights is affixed around… Continue Reading

Pinecones Dipped In Chalkboard Paint

Pinecones Dipped In Chalkboard Paint

This year, I just can’t have enough pinecones around the house! I love them so much, not only because I can get them for free, but also because they can be used in so many different ways! I’ve already made an oversized topiary with some large pinecones,  I used some beautiful, huge ones to decorate my Thanksgiving table,… Continue Reading

Gift Wrapping “Paper”

Gift Wrapping “Paper”

I absolutely love presents wrapped in unexpected ways! One time, many, many years ago I had absolutely no wrapping paper to wrap a shirt I had bought for a friend who was celebrating her birthday. I emptied a box of rigatoni, placed the shirt inside and added a “bow” with various kinds of pasta (penne, tagliatelle nests and whatever… Continue Reading

Jingle … “All The Way” Canvas Art

Jingle … “All The Way” Canvas Art

My Christmas canvas art is full of little bells that…  jingle all the way!  Inspired after my “Canvas Art With Brass Monogram” project which I shared a few months ago, this one is only for Christmas but it will surely add a happy and festive note throughout the holiday season. I simply put together small metallic bells that create the chorus of my all time favorite Christmas… Continue Reading

Pomegranate Place Cards

Pomegranate Place Cards

In Greece, pomegranates are a symbol of abundance and good luck. It’s a New Year’s tradition to have pomegranates in your house  and in some regions, even to break one on the ground, allowing the rich red and juicy seeds to come out of the fruit, thus promising a new year filled with joy. But… Continue Reading