Red and White Christmas Tree

One of my favorite Christmas memories while growing up in Colombia was staring at our little tinsel tree.

Given that we were a large family, there was never a big budget for Christmas decor.
So, each year, no matter what, the little tinsel tree was the first, and many times the only, piece of Christmas decor put on display once December arrived.

I loved to help my mother set the glass ornaments on the tree.  Year after year, we hung the same multi-color, glass ornaments...
The same shiny star at the top.
The same teardrop and round ornaments.
And my favorite, the same Santa Claus with its long, white beard.

The only thing that changed was
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Buffet Makeover

This post is sponsored by Diablo Tools.
a dark buffet piece was transformed with chalk paint and sanding with DIABLO SandNet sanding discs

Hey there!

Have you heard those stories about people finding gorgeous pieces of furniture on the side of the road?

Yeah, I know. You just wonder where those magical roads might be located!

Then, you think...  Why it never happens to me. :/

Well, this piece of furniture can be one of those stories. And I wasn't the lucky one.

It was my sister-in-law the one that spotted the gorgeous buffet sitting there...

Nope, it wasn't on the side of the road.

Every time she took this road, she saw the gorgeous buffet sitting there, on the far end corner of this front porch.

It was hard for her to look at this piece during rainy days. She knew it was getting damaged.

So, after she couldn't take it any longer, she decided to stop by and ask...
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Christmas Home Tour - 2017

Welcome! Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I'm so excited to show you around our house!
I'm sharing our home tour along side a group of talented bloggers hosted by Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life.

If you're coming from Dimples & Tangles, welcome! Isn't Jennifer a genius at mixing patterns and color. Adorable!

This year again, I went with the classic red and white palette. The thing is, my kids love it. It's not Christmas if red isn't incorporated in the decor. So, yeah, I gave them plenty of red, but I also added green and created a "Farm Fresh Christmas Tree" theme. 😉🎄🎄
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Christmas Tablescape with Little Tree Name Tags

Eeek December is here!!

I've been having so much fun decorating my home for the holidays, but I have to tell you, it's been a bit of a chore that's never ending! 

That's right. I keep on changing things around and trying to fill every little spot with something Christmas related, only to take it away a bit later.  Crazy I know!

Anyways, I just thought of sharing with you this little project for my Christmas tablescape. 
Tiny little trees that can serve as name tags on the table. They're super easy and inexpensive to make and you can create a whole bunch in minutes.
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The 10 Best Tools for the DIY'er in your Life & Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.
Ryobi, Makita, DeWalt, Ridgid, Dremel power tools for the diyer

Hi there!

Last week I posted my list of favorite tools priced $40 and under that would make great stocking stuffers this holiday season. You can check that post right HERE.

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Lucketts Holiday Open House

red barn decorated for Christmas with big wreath and horse drawn sleigh

Hey there,

A good chunk of my black Friday was spent right here at the Holiday open house at the Old Lucketts Store and it was simply wonderful!

The perfect way to start the holiday season. :)

There were tons of decorating ideas not only at the Design House, but also at the store.

I was like a little child in a toy store, checking every little nook and cranny because gorgeous Christmas decor was displayed all around.

I'm going to let the pics talk by itself.  Enjoy them and grab lots of inspiration to decorate your own home!

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Tool Gift Guide: 10 Awesome Tools Under $40

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.
Ryobi, Milwaukee, DeWalt, Husky, Dremel, Bosch tools under $40 for your holiday gifts

Hey there,

As many of you know, I'm part of the ProSpective Tool Review program for the Home Depot, which means I get to try lots of new tools and well, talk about them! :)

Thanks to the ProSpective program, this year I've been working with plenty of new tools, putting them to the test and I have to say, they are all really good tools from outstanding manufacturers, but there were some of those tools that were just AWESOME and that's why I'm doing this post and one more, next week.
The tools I'm highlighting today are my favorite under the $40 price range and I think they make perfect gifts for the DIY'er in your life or hey, maybe even for yourself!

I was happily surprised at these prices for the quality of these tools. So, let's check them out!
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Dining Room Before and After

It was a year ago that I brought change to this, the dining room, but it was only a few weeks ago that I completed the 1% detail work that we all procrastinators leave for later.  Yep. I'm one of those. :/

There were some spots that needed another coat of paint, well, that's done.
The quarter round was missing not only all around this room, but in the contiguous living room and in my son's room... Done.
The bench needed a proper cushion...  Done.
And the most important thing: the cabinet doors, done!  :)

Oh, it feels so good to cross things off your to do list.  So much so, that as a reward,
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