Holiday

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

So today we are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. A festive fun filled day for most of us that observe it in the United States and around the world. We celebrate the day on March 17th and I will tell you why later. So much fun happening on this day with parades and parties and festivals…

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My Valentine in a Jar

I was in a creative mood this weekend and thinking about Valentine’s Day. I decided instead of buying gifts already created by someone else, let me make some magic and create my own personal Valentine’s gifts. I purchased tons of mason jars a while ago that have just been sitting in my cabinet just waiting…

Valentine’s Day Tips!

Valentine’s Day Tips!

(Image via Pinterest) Valentine’s Day is one of the largest selling holidays and that’s no surprise to most of us. It’s day to show your love and appreciation for not only your spouse, but also, for your parents, children and yes…even our pets. Americans spent over a million dollars in 2015 just on pets alone…

Christmas is OVA Honey…..Take that tree down!

Christmas is OVA Honey…..Take that tree down!

We all know what it’s like at the end of the holiday season: you don’t want to see another cookie, go to another party or even want to smile. The last thing you want to do is take down all of those holiday decorations and the tree is the worst part. So, try and make…

Holiday Tips From You!

Check out these wonderful holiday tips from you! I asked “What are your best holiday party tips and tricks?”, Below are a few of my favorite answers. “On Christmas Eve we drive around the neighborhood, in our convertible, with the top down and holiday music blaring, and each one of us has a little gift…

DIY Valentine’s Day

DIY Valentine’s Day

Valentines Day can be really romantic — or if you’re a real human, really depressing. I’ve had my fair share of great v-days don’t get it twisted, but the reality of the day is that there’s just so much pressure. Either you’re dating someone, and that’s a lot of pressure. Or you’re single, and that’s…

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HOLIDAY DECORATING: WREATHS!

I like to try and think a little outside the box when it comes to Holiday decor! I love using repetition in my interior design… Take an element you love and multiply! Wreaths are a classic element of Holiday design, but instead of one I used six. I keep them all in a similar theme;…

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Here’s my famous Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe! 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1tsp baking soda 3tsp salt 1 cup unsalted butter-2 sticks at room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 packed brown sugar 2 tsp vanilla 2 large eggs 2 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips I like my cookies crispy so I cook…

Decorating with live garland

Decorating with live garland

I love bringing elements of nature into my decor and Christmas is the perfect holiday to bring the outdoors in. Of course there is the classic Christmas tree- but I also love to use real pine garland. Decorate your mantle, a stair case or use it to frame some pillar candles. It looks amazing and…

Greece is the word, have you heard?

Greece is the word, have you heard?

Greece is the word, have you heard? I’m sorry, I had to start off with that. Of all the traveling I’ve done, I believe that my experiences in Greece have enriched every facet of the life I lead here in the states. I’m not the biggest fan of the hustle and bustle of crowded tourist…

A Bit Of Bromstad Romance

A Bit Of Bromstad Romance

Image via Pinterest  One of the most beautiful gifts you can give on Valentine’s is from the heart, and doesn’t require making a reservation with a million other people.  Let’s be original and intimate.  After all, this is the time of year to get the heart pumping and the pheromones flowing!  So here is my…

Holiday Tips: Creative Gift Wrapping

Holiday Tips: Creative Gift Wrapping

One of my favorite Holiday projects is to come up with a “theme” for my gift wrapping. Decide on a specific look for all of your presents and then purchase the materials in bulk! HGTV had so many fantastic suggestions, I put a few of them together below! If you pick up HGTV Magazine this…