Preparing for the Holidays

Hi all!
The best time of the year is here and my kids are so ready to get this house decorated for the holidays.  The tree(s) have to go up, the lights and wreaths have to be hung, and the Christmas knick knacks have to be placed around each room.
ladAs with every year, my husband is in charge of hanging the lights and garland outdoors. When he received this ladder from the DIY Outlet, he was like a kid in a candy store. LOL!
lad1We already have a ladder, but this is definitely an upgrade from the one we already own.  While “playing” with the ladder, he discovered that it was really a 3-in-1.  With the first set up, we adjusted the ladder to reach the top of the roof. This is great for cleaning out your gutters and of course, hanging those Christmas lights this season.  The locking mechanisms in the ladder make it safe and durable to go pretty high.
lad2In this 2nd setup, we adjusted the ladder to look like any normal household ladder.  This is great if you need to paint around your home or if you need to change out light bulbs you can’t possibly reach. (Excuse all the dirt and leaves. LOL! My husband decided that it was time to clean the gutters since he was finally able to reach them.)
lad3Lastly, this setup is great when space is limited. You can use this in tight spaces where most ladders or step stools wouldn’t fit safely.  The rubber contact on the bottom allows for greater slip resistance.  And as with all three setups, this overall ladder, is extremely lightweight and can be broken down for easy storage.

You can find this ladder and other great tools for you home at theDIYOutlet.com.  If the guy in your life is like mine, you can definitely find some great Christmas gifts for him here.

So when do you plan on decorating for the holidays?

Thank you DIY Outlet for sponsoring this post.
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DIY iPad Sleeve by Victor + Alexander

So my little brother is back from college!  Yaaayy!!! I asked him to come up with a DIY gift for the guys in our lives and I LOVE it.  It’s simple, easy, and it actually looks store-bought.  My husband will definitely be getting one of these.
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I love this style of iPad sleeve because it’ sleek, modern, and it looks quite classy. And guess what?  It’s actually a “Look for Less”.  He found the idea from a company called Hard Graft.  It is priced at $114.  Can you believe it?  YOU can make this for about $5!!!  Saving you $109. What?!?!?! (Remember to use coupons when shopping!)
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What’s special about DIYing gifts is, you can customize the materials to match the person recieving it.  So….if you actually wanted to gift this to a woman and or anyone with maybe a kindle or another tablet, you can change up the measurements and you can use a different colored felt.  There are so many bright colorful felts in the fabric store, so you’ll have fun customizing this project.
feltHope you all enjoy.  Remember for a list of supplies you’ll need and the pattern that is needed to complete this project, head on over to Victor + Alexander.  Thumbs up the video if you think someone in your family would enjoy this gift. XOXOXO

HFH Series: Mason Jar Gifts

Here is another Home for the Holidays gift idea.  Do you have a friend that has just learned how to sew or wants to learn to sew?  Why not fill a mason jar with all types of sewing notions that they will definitely use.  It’ll be extra special because it’s homemade, well thought out, and  the best part is that it’s inexpensive.
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Notions are always on sale at you local JoAnn Fabrics or Hancock Fabrics for 50%.  Look out for great deals and coupons during the Black Friday sales.  You’ll definitely score then. But anyhow here is the tutorial to put together the sewing kit.  Hope you all have a blessed week and Happy Holidays.

Mason jars are very versatile and you can fill them with all types of cute goodies for all of your friends.  Here are some other cute ideas you can fill you mason jars up with:
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Goodbye Fall, Hello Winter

Don’t you just LOVE Fall?!  I’m definitely going to miss it!  I didn’t get a chance to make as much clothing as I wanted because of the classes that I am currently taking.  It has been pretty hard lately juggling school, work, my blog, my Youtube channel, and most importantly, my family.  I’m still standing though (LOL!).  So, with that said, here are my favorite looks for Fall…

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Not too excited about Winter, but thinking positively, I do have a lot of projects in store that I cannot wait to start on.  Wanna hear them?
– DIY Winter Coats
– DIY Celebrity Looks for Less
– DIY Party Dresses
– Sequins, Sequins, and more Sequins

sequinsI am also working on a another HUGE project with a special guest that I will be announcing at the end of the year so stay tuned for that.  Well, thank you to all of those that have just joined my blog and thank you to all of those that have supported me all this time.  I will be having a giveaway hopefully by xmas. Check out my youTube channel for details (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MCMEfoWfXQ).
untitledTalk to you guys again soon in another post. XOXO
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Home for the Holidays Series

Home for the Holidays was started last year when I started YouTube.  It’s basically me showing you things that you can make at home to give away as gifts.  They are all inexpensive yet something that I would actually love to receive. In other words, gifts that are “Cheap but Chic”!
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My home for the holidays series starts TODAY and will end December 17th.  Brand new videos will be posted every Tuesday.  So you are probably thinking what I may have in store huh?  Well, I’ll have gifts for everyone on your list, including co-workers and your neighbors.  I’ll also do a DIY on a holiday dress or maybe a coat inspired the beautiful Olivia Pope.  What do you guys think? It’s all about what you guys want so comment below and let me know.
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Today I posted a video that you can gift to your sister, mother, or girlfriend.  Or like me, you can make them for yourself to keep you warm during the holidays.  Please subscribe to my channel if you haven’t. I’ll talk to you guys soon.

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Fashion Challenge of the Week

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Home for the Holidays Series

Home for the Holidays Series

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