DIY Christmas Decor


Ah! The moving company is here today to get an estimate for one out of three shipments of our upcoming move to Japan.  It’s really happening friends!! We are headed over at the beginning of the year.  We had a little scare yesterday about possibly having to leave our dog behind but I think it’s going […]

Paper Christmas Decorations


How was your weekend?  Our sweet friends threw us a surprise going away party.  It was the fanciest, most delicious 5-course candlelight dinner ever. I hope you enjoyed all of the crafts from Up to Date Interiors’ Christmas Series {Part 1} last week! Here’s a quick recap.  Day one:  Updated Nativity Day two: DIY Snow […]

Weekend Reflections


Hi there readers! Just a quick post with a few of my favorite finds from this week. (Well one’s from two weeks ago, but who’s keeping tabs?)  I know y’all are probably busy packing and preparing for Thanksgiving.  I just want to say thanks for being there for me with your kind comments, page views, and […]

Christmas Quote {free printable}


Hi there!  I’m finally feeling better after having a cold all week but my husband injured his shoulder last night.  That’s what you get when a bunch of Marines play ultimate Frisbee.   Today is our 5th handmade Christmas decor in the form of a free printable! If you have missed any posts earlier this week, here they […]

Christmas Wreath with Fresh Sprigs


Ah, the on-going challenge of creating decor with material I already have.  I love it when a project doesn’t cost a penny!  Welcome to Day 4 of Up to Date Interiors’ Christmas Series (part 1). Christmas Wreath with Fresh Sprigs  If you missed any of the previous handmade decor this week {each one under $10}, […]

DIY Modern Nutcrackers


I’m still sick with a cold but we have made it to day 3 of Up to Date Interiors’ Christmas series. Woo hoo!! This one might be my favorite yet.  (By the way, it’s a West Elm knock off!) Day one: Updated Nativity Set  Day two: DIY Snow Wall Day Three: DIY Modern Nutcrackers Supplies: […]

Let it Snow!


It may not be snowing outside (yet) but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a winter wonderland inside! This DIY snow wall is super easy to make, just takes a little time.  Supplies: Cotton balls White thread and needle White or clear push pins Put it together Thread cotton balls ( I did anywhere from […]

Updated Nativity Set


Greetings friends! I’m excited to share with you the first Christmas craft for this year. How to update a Dollar Tree nativity set! This project starts off Up to Date Interiors’ Christmas Series.  For the next few weeks you will be seeing a lot of handmade decor including  DIY Christmas trees, DIY Christmas wreath, Holiday table setting, […]

Crushing on Minted Holiday Cards


I can’t believe we are already in the middle of November!  Have you thought about Christmas cards yet?  I’ve been eyeing Minted for some time now and fell in love with their 2014 Christmas Photo Cards. Check out some of Minted’s new photo holiday card designs. Pine Bough Blessings by Sara Hicks Malone Joy to […]

Coastal Thanksgiving Home Tour


Happy Friday friends!  This week started out with lots of fun projects but turned into colds and ear infections. Boo.  I hate seeing my kiddos sick and it’s so hard to take care of them when I’m sick.  I hope colds or the flu hasn’t reached your neck of the woods. Today is the last day […]

Pinecone Swag


Hello my dears! “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” around here. There’s even snow in the dining room! Can’t wait to show y’all everything. I will be featuring two weeks of Christmas handmade decor starting soon…. (before the movers come!) Before we get to Christmas fun, we should finish Thanksgiving.  If you missed any posts […]

Coastal Thanksgiving Table Setting


As promised yesterday, here is our Coastal Thanksgiving Table Setting for Day 3 of Up to Date Interiors’ Thanksgiving series. Coastal Thanksgiving Table Setting This will be our last holiday we spend in this house.  It’s bitter sweet but emphasis on the sweet since we are very excited about our move to Japan!  I kept the table setting […]

Seashell Place Card Holders


Happy Veterans Day to all who have and still serve in the armed forces and their families!  Today is Up to Date Interiors’ second day into the Thanksgiving Series.  If you missed yesterday’s Thanksgiving vignette and banner, you can find it here.  Today’s craft was inspired by seashell place card holders I saw on Joss & Main months ago. […]

Thanksgiving Banner & Vignette


Hi there. First, I want to say Happy Birthday to the USMC! My husband and I attended two Marine Corps balls (in two different states) this weekend to celebrate the 239th birthday. I’m excited to announce that Monday through Friday this week will be Up to Date Interiors’ Thanksgiving Series.  Let’s get started with a Thanksgiving […]

Thanksgiving Table {revisited}


Salutations! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours ended with sick children and a trip to the hospital. Here’s to a better week! Have you thought about Thanksgiving yet? Are you traveling or staying home? We are spending Thanksgiving with family this year which is actually a rare occurrence since most of them live […]