Jolly Holiday Decorations

As much as I enjoy doing the big themes, the smaller “character” years are a welcome break from crazy holiday crafting. A year ago, after we found out I was pregnant, we knew the perfect theme would be simply Santa. With a little one joining the family, we couldn’t imagine doing any other character. Thankfully, we also made this decision while digging through the post-Christmas clearance bins at Target, so the Santa theme was also going to be wildly inexpensive. How convenient!

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Ho Ho Ho Christmas Sign

Ho Ho Ho! Meeeerry Christmas!

Carrying on with the “I need festive signs over my fireplace” project list this year, we created this super Ho Ho Ho sign for the holidays. I’m telling you, making your own signs is the way to go. The combined cost of our Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas sign was roughly $40.00. That’s a steal!

You can see a detailed tutorial on how to build your own sign in under 15 minutes here.

For this Ho Ho Ho sign, I painted the entire sign white first, placed the letters, and painted over the sign with red. Once dry, I outlined the letters with a very thin layer of glitter glue, because… why not? A little sparkle never hurt anyone. 

The result is a vibrant sign that makes me smile every time I walk through the front door. Especially since all I can picture is Santa’s bowl full of jelly belly jiggling with each joyous Ho-Ho-Ho!

Wishing you all a very happy holiday!

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Hot Chocolate Station

“I only drink hot chocolate in months with an ‘r’ in them. What’s life without a little whimsy.” – Dr. Sheldon Cooper

During the cooler months, we drink a LOT of hot chocolate. When I say a “lot”, I mean, the amount may actually compromise our health a little. But it’s sooo good.

We also don’t mess around when it comes to the hot chocolate fixings. Don’t even think of suggesting that we just heat up some water and add the packet of powdered mix. Oh, no no no. That’s blasphemy in this house.

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DIY Thankful Thanksgiving Sign

‘Tis the season to be thankful! When I made the new Halloween sign for over our fireplace, I knew I wanted to make one for Thanksgiving as well. I used the same technique but instead, I wanted to go for a raw, minimalist design.

A simple Cricut design and some spray paint brought this sign to life. Don’t have a Cricut? Don’t worry! You can easily make this sign using templates from a craft store (or ones you make yourself!) or large stickers.

This project cost me less than $20 and only took 30 minutes. Yes! You read that right. Looking for a quick, last-minute project for Thanksgiving? This is the one for you!

Follow the tutorial below and you’ll be done in no time.

Lawrence Made Thankful Sign

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Dead and Breakfast Halloween Tour

Welcome, foolish mortals, to the Lawrence Dead & Breakfast.

In an effort to control the amount of decorations we purchase for Halloween, as well as ensure cohesiveness, we decided to pick a theme for our house. Without it, I would probably buy or make every silly, cute, spooky Halloween thing on the planet. Instead, we forced ourselves to narrow it down. The intention is to build up on the decor every year, staying within the aesthetic of the original theme. This helps guide what projects I do too! So, after scouring magazines and Pinterest, we ultimately found our inspiration from this Better Homes & Gardens article. And the Lawrence Dead & Breakfast was born.Read More »