Valentine’s Mantel

Valentine’s Mantel

Unless you’re new around here you know I love to decorate the mantel. Sadly, I don’t have a lot of Valentine’s decorations so I decided to come up with a little mantel using things already in my home. Picture me wandering through the house looking for red stuff… Several of the things I used were from my Christmas stash like the Chalkboard, candles and the candies in the container. The garlands were leftover from a Valentine’s photo shoot I did…

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Around Asheville

Around Asheville

I shared our experience at the Biltmore’s Candlelight Christmas Tour on Monday so today I thought I would share some of our favorite spots during our visit to Asheville.  Touring the Biltmore was on my bucket list so when my husband offered to take me there he didn’t have to ask twice! I hemmed and hawed over where we should stay for weeks.  In mid-December I got a Travelzoo newsletter with an awesome rate at the Grand Bohemian located in…

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Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Tour

Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Tour

Hi friends!  I am back from a brief hiatus/Christmas break.  I’ve had a lot things going on behind the scenes here on the Bay Bush and I hope to share more about those later.  But today I want to share a little getaway my husband and I took right after New Years.  We hadn’t been on a trip together without the kids in almost eight years!  It was much over-do. When we were brainstorming options for the trip, Chad mentioned…

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Christmas Card {2016}

Christmas Card {2016}

Merry, Merry Christmas!  I’m popping in to share our Christmas card with you! We went to Myrtle Beach, SC for the weekend after Thanksgiving.  I managed to coerce the girls into their Christmas dresses for a little photo shoot on the beach right after sunset.  I loved the way they turned out!  I edited a few of the pictures that night and ordered my Christmas cards from Vistaprint during their Black Friday sale.  It was so nice to have my…

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DIY Mailbox Garland

DIY Mailbox Garland

I’m back today sharing one more last minute Christmas DIY! This project took less than 5 minutes and was made using stuff I already had on hand.  So it cost $0!  That’s my favorite kind of DIY! Here are the items I used (contains affiliate links): Garland (I used two 18″ pieces but you could use a 3 ft piece) Floral Wire Plastic Ornaments   or check the Dollar store Wired Ribbon (3 inches wide) (Mine came from Sam’s Club) The…

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Holiday Home Tour

Holiday Home Tour

Welcome to my Holiday Home Tour!  I’ve been as busy as a bee putting the finishing touches on the Christmas décor to share with you guys! We’ll start on the porch.  I found this fantastic old door at the Habitat Restore for $10!  I’m so excited to change out the decorations on it with the seasons going forward. I put an extra garland on the shelf of the coffee table and threw a few extra ornament balls into the center…

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Christmas Garland Tutorial

Christmas Garland Tutorial

Christmas is in full swing on the Bay Bush!  I’ve finally gotten around to recording another video tutorial.  This one explains how to make a Christmas garland for your porch, staircase or front door!  I used mine above our front door. It was such an easy project! I’ll include some links below in case you need supplies to make your own version.  I had almost everything on hand already to make mine! Here’s what you’ll need…(contains affiliate links for your…

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Red & White Christmas Tablescape

Red & White Christmas Tablescape

Did you catch all the amazing Christmas Tablescapes on Monday?  I’m so excited to share mine with you guys! I normally do all silver and blue in the dining room.  But I wanted to mix things up a little this year so I went with red, white and silver instead.  That’s my favorite decorating tip…if you get tired of something or think you need new stuff…just move it to another spot.  It’s like getting new stuff without buying anything! That’s the…

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Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop

Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop

I’m excited to share another Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop with you guys today!  These are some of the same ladies from the Thanksgiving Tablescape Blog Hop and I can’t wait to see what they have up their sleeves for Christmas!  Go check out the beautiful Christmas Tablescapes posting today and then swing back by on Wednesday to see mine and the rest of the tablescapes. Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop Monday Craftivity Designs / North Country Nest / 2 Bees in a Pod…

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Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner?  I have got to get serious and get my list together and check it twice!  I’ve got Christmas gifts on the brain so I created a little Holiday Shopping Guide!  Hopefully, it will help you get your list together too! Most of my local peeps know that my sister has a little shop located in Vanceboro, NC.  It’s called Shops On Main Street and you should totally check it out if you…

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