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Dec 2015

Special Holiday Issue!

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Inspired Rooms Kitchen Makeover & More!

Holiday Shopping Guide

A Winter Wonderland Magical Sugar Cookies

Christmas Antique Style


December 2015

everything home contents 42 Pet Perfect

37 Xmas Printable

15 Photo Corner

Holiday Adoption

“Let it Snow”

Editing Apps

Do you and your family have a fun holiday 4 tradition? We want to hear about it! Share Note From the Editors your special or unique tradition with us by using the hashtag #myEHtradition on your 8 Room Renovations social media posts and your name and tradition could end up in next month’s issue!Worth the Wait Renovation 12 Ready, Set, DIY! DIY Paint Stick Snowflakes

17 The Inspired Room A Very Neutral Christmas with AKA Design

20 Makers of the Month Linen & Lace Zoe’s Corner

43 What’s Trending Now? Holiday Gift List Roundup

25 Feature: Holiday Traditions Our Readers Share Traditions!


62 57 50 45 16 Crafty Kids Recycled & Re-Loved PetTis Perfect Fall Printable ChristmasPhoto Corner Advent Calendar the Season to Salvage 26 Ready, Set, DIY!

4 Note From the Editors

Rustic DIY Wood Christmas Tree

8 Room Renovations

30 On the Cover

Take a peek at a carriage house DIY renovation

Crushing on Leah Eaton’s Winter White Decor

13 Ready, Set, DIY!

34 Farm to Table Recipes

DIY Wire Pumpkins

Timeless Sugar Cookies

17 The Inspired Room

38 Everything Found

Wood & warm nature tones at The Wood Grain Cottage

A Farmhouse Holiday Home with Buckets of Burlap

20 Makers of the Month

48 Recycled & Re-Loved Simple Holiday Decor

54 52 What’s Trending Now? Tablescapes

SeeBeauty the Newest in Home Decor Natural Tabletop with Kim Power

Simply Made by Erin Paint Me Pink Shop

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25to Grow Room Feature: Pretty in Pink

Fall at the Farm with House Seven Blog A fun peek at Happy Days Farm


A Note from the Editors

Everything Home Magazine:Holiday Issue Collette Osuna Editor-in-Chief

The temperatures are dipping, the hot chocolate is being poured, and the holidays are now upon us! This time of year evokes not only past memories made with family and friends, but the opportunity to create new traditions with the ones you love. Although this time of year is super busy, we hope that you take some extra time to reflect on your successes, acknowledge short comings, and realize that you just can’t “do it all”. Take care of yourself, take care of your family, take care of each other.

We can’t thank our readers enough for the amazing Daraka McCrackin amount of support we have received from our Premiere Managing Editor Issue! We are so excited that everyone is enjoying the magazine and looking forward to each new edition. We have re-vamped our website and are now featuring guest bloggers several times per week. Be sure to stop by and take a peek to support those who are now part of the Everything Home family! Be sure to follow along with our Instagram page to learn more about each column and how you can become part of the Everything Home Magazine family too. We cannot wait to see more of your photos and to share your talents with our readers in a future issue!

Collette & Daraka info@everythinghomemagazine.com EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | DEC 2015


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meet the contributors Room Renovations

Ready, Set, DIY

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Everything Found

Jill Parks

Ashley Broviak

Jill is married to her high-school sweetheart and has two teenage daughters. She's an Oklahoma girl with a passion for DIY, dĂŠcor, and design. You can find Jill at her blog Jillify It. #EHroomreno

Ashley is a lover of flea markets, antique malls, and thrift shops. She is working to making her house a home one project at a time at her DIY and home dĂŠcor blog Little Glass Jar. #EHdiy

Allison has a passion for decorating & DIY. Currently turning a California house into a home while loving a furry little dog. She shares it all on her blog A House and A Dog. #EHcover #EHstyle

Wendy lives in Georgia with her husband and five kids. She has a passion to help others turn their house into a cozy home. Find Wendy at her blog Life on the Shady Grove. #EHfound

Crafty Kids

Photo Tips

Tablescapes

Trending Now

Loren Miller

Kelly Fellin

Oscar Bravo

Keila Bernowitz

Loren is a wife and mother to 3 young children. She is an esthetician, make-up artist, and writer at The Society Letters. Find her on Instagram @loren_miller. #EHkidcrafts

Kelly is a wood working, DIY lover. She is a California native who loves her family and all things Photography and wood. You can find Kelly on Instagram @artbykelly. #EHphotos

Allison Meece

Oscar is an interior decorator and blogger from San Diego, California. He has a passion to help people decorate their homes on a budget. Find Oscar at his blog Oscar Bravo Home. #EHtablescapes

Wendy Durnwald

Keila is a lifestyle blogger and currently resides in South Florida . She has a love for all things floral and classic and is a contributing editor at The Society Letters. #EHtrends


meet the contributors Farm to Table

Prudy Blank

Prudy is a passionate home cook from Wheatfield, New York. She shares delicious, beautiful, and easy recipes with her family and friends at her blog butter, basil, & breadcrumbs. #EHrecipes

Recycled & Re-loved

Deborah Sommerlot

Deborah is a lifestyle blogger who loves to inspire others in salvaging time, money, resources, and moments through upcycling. Find Deborah at her blog Salvage Sister & Mister. #EHrecycled

Room to Grow

Brooke Christen

The Inspired Room

Annie Anderson

Pet Perfect

Chloe Wisner

Brooke has 18 years design Annie is a stay at home Chloe is an avid animal experience and recently mom who loves cooking, lover who lives in moved to Connecticut. She painting, and decorating Michigan and is passionate enjoys working on her her home and is about helping others. She 1950’s home with her passionate about sharing started a handmade husband and 2 daughters. how to do these things on bracelet business in Find Brooke at her blog a budget. Find Annie at memory of her brother Nesting with Grace. her blog zevyjoy. Alex called june1989. #EHkidspaces #EHroominspiration #EHpets

Ready, Set, DIY

Jenna Gentry

Printables

Recycled & Re-loved

Amber Archer

Lauren Ashworth

Jenna is a stay at home Amber lives in North Lauren is a wife, mom, and mom who loves DIY and Carolina with her husband dĂŠcor and organization home projects. Most days, and their dog. She loves enthusiast. Her family you will find her dancing creating and decorating lives in Alabama where with her kids or in the her home and describes they are remodeling a 100 garage working on her Etsy her style as simple and year old farmhouse. Find shop. Find Jenna on clean. Find Amber on her Lauren on Instagram Instagram @rusted_design. blog Boxwood Cottage. @mrslaurenash. #EHdiy #EHprintable #EHrecycled


room renovations “Before and After� Room Makeovers Written by: Jill Parks

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Worth the Wait

Kitchen before EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | DEC 2015

Picture a house nestled on twenty beautiful acres surrounded by tall trees and ponds. Add in a gorgeous pool and you have a dream home. Pressed for time due to a relocation and the start of the new school year, Dedra and Tommy Goodson needed to find a house quickly. They fell in


love the moment they drove by this property and they knew it would someday be theirs. Unfortunately, the home was not for sale. While not willing to entirely give up on their dream, they purchased another home. After more than two years of patience and persistence, Tommy had a chance Exposed with ductwork encounter the owner while allows for shopping at higher a home improvement ceilings. store. During the conversation he informed Tommy that he was ready to sell. Although Dedra and Tommy were in love with the exterior, they had yet to see the interior of the home. Without hesitation, they drove to the home to see the inside! After looking through the home, they immediately made an offer. The 13 year old house was small with only three bedrooms and a closed off floor plan. They knew that they needed to make some changes to fit the needs of their family. A remodel was planned to add another bedroom, an extra bathroom, and an office for Dedra. An updated kitchen was also high on the list. Faced with a tough decision of what to keep and what to change in the space, Dedra knew the dark kitchen had some serious potential. Her vision was to create a kitchen that would be open and bright. Dedra’s Interior Design degree was put to use when she planned out a space that her family would love and use for many years to come. She was able to keep much of the old and bring in some new in her plan to create the kitchen of her dreams!

Deck the Kitchen! Add a fresh wreath for the holidays!

Great space saver!


When demo day arrived, they began by tearing out all of the upper cabinets and the vent hood. To give the appearance of higher ceilings, the new upper cabinets were brought all the way to the ceiling. In addition, she designed a new set of cabinet uppers with glass fronts and LED lighting. This change brightens up the Exposed dark spaceductwork and lifts your eyes upward allows the for higher toward ceiling making the space ceilings. appear taller than it really is. To make room for the new square counter height island, the existing island was torn out. The new island is packed with lots of storage. Clever use of space was made for the microwave, which is stored on the back side of the island. Definitely a

favorite feature of mine in the remodeled kitchen is the paneled, covered refrigerator. Cabinets were added above the refrigerator where only sheetrock was before. More kitchen storage is always a bonus! Carrying the same design on the new island up to the new vent hood mantel gives the new kitchen a polished, finished look. The addition of new backsplash, flooring, and lighting also helped to transform the space. Ten months after they began their remodel, they were able to move in and enjoy the space they created. I can smell Christmas cookies baking, hear music playing, and see family and friends gathered in this beautiful space during this holiday season.

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Dedra Goodson has been married to her college sweetheart for 21 years. They have 3 children, 2 dogs, 1 spoiled cat, and 2 ponds full of fish. She has a degree in Interior Design and loves to repurpose anything she can get her hands on! She has a passion for recreating spaces by tearing down walls, adding architectural interest and texture using a variety of materials. In her spare time, she loves to do hand lettering, drawing, painting, and DIY projects. You can find Dedra on Instagram at: @roomforwonders.


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Sliding barn doors add character to the pantry.


ready, set, diy Creative Ideas for your Next DIY Project

Written by: Ashley Broviak

DIY Paint Stick Snowflakes

Lolly Jane December has always been one of my favorite months. From the winter weather to holiday time spent with family and friends, there is so much to look forward to. Even better is the holiday decorating! Each year I try and plan ahead as to which theme, colors, and projects I want to do, and the majority always end up being DIYs. Shocking, right? You can never go wrong searching online for some easy and inexpensive ways to deck your halls, especially when you need to save a buck due to all the holiday shopping. Allow me to save you a little time in your pursuit for the perfect winter DIY, and introduce you to the fabulously talented twin sister duo Kristi and Kelli that is Lolly Jane blog. These ladies are do-it-yourself pros in the blogging world and are so kindly sharing some super cute DIY Paint Stick Snowflakes that you can add to your project to-do list this season!


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Lolly Jane started in 2008 as a sign making shop. We sold vinyl lettering, signs and worked local boutiques. It soon grew, so we opened our blog to share our products. Within two years, DIY blogs started to pop up so we transitioned to a step by step site sharing home decor ideas, decorating tips on a budget, crafts and even yummy recipes. We still sell signs occasionally, but have enjoyed our connections from blogging freely. We love vintage décor, but love color also, so our style is very eclectic. Our rules for decorating our homes are to have your house tell a story. Mixing and matching styles and eras is okay, and encouraged! We love to put our own spin on trendy, expensive decor you see in magazines. Saving money but making your house look like a million bucks is our favorite thing to do, and we hope to inspire others to do the same. There is something so gratifying about knowing you made something with your own hands and a little creativity. We are both technically work from home moms now, only with amazing hours and honestly, we have too much fun to call it a real job! We are so grateful our little start up sign shop has turned into what it is today, working with our favorite companies to keep inspiring others with fresh ideas as trends change.

Supplies Needed Paint sticks Wood glue Paint Paint brush Saw

Sliding barn doors add character to the pantry.

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While getting to know the ladies on a more personal level, I learned that their motivation to start Lolly Jane was because Kelli’s husband chose to switch careers and became a police officer, and their handmade signs brought in a little extra income to help out. It was then that she brought Kristi on board, as she also joined the stay at home mom club after adopting her first child. They tugged at my heartstrings when I found out that Kristi adopted after she wasn’t able to have kids, only to find out she was pregnant when her adopted son was just 11 months old! How incredible is that! Kelli is also blessed with four kiddos of her own! Their story is pretty great, and I am so excited I was able to share them with you!


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COLLECT SUPPLIES NEEDED CUT STICKS: Mark the top 2 paint sticks roughly 1.5 in. from each side then cut using a miter saw. Make a 30 degree angle cut on each piece that was trimmed from the paint stick. Repeat until there are 16 cut pieces total, 4 per stick,(2 per end of each side). GLUE: After making the cuts, glue the top paint stick to its 4 small angled pieces and repeat gluing until each paint stick has 4 pieces, (two per end). Once the glue dries, glue each layer down and leave the shorter paint sticks on top of the longer ones. PAINT: When dry, paint white or any color of your choice!

For more great DIY’s from Kristi and Kelli, visit their blog at Lolly Jane.


photo corner Monthly Photography Tips And Tricks

EASY

Written by: Kelly Fellin EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | DEC 2015


With thousands of photo apps for cell phones available, it can be difficult to know which one to use. As cameras in cell phones improve, so do the editing tools that are available to us in the App Store. From making a photo brighter, to adding a blur effect, and even spot healing, great photo editing apps are leaving less of a need for traditional desktop editing software. In this review, I’ll guide you through some features in my favorite photo editing apps. PIC-TAP-GO (iPhone users only) Pic Tap Go is my number one “go to” for editing photos on my iPhone. It's a fast, fun photo app that can transform your images in seconds. Advanced features, such as basic edits, custom presets, and amazingly beautiful and customizable filters, have made Pic Tap Go one of the best apps for editing. What I love most about PIC TAP GO, is that it allows you to layer effects quickly on top of one another. You can choose to use as many of the filters as you like, and it is easy to undo a step if you change your mind. It also allows you to save a “recipe” that you’ve created, so it can be easily used again later. When you are ready to show off your freshly edited photo, tap “go," and it instantly prompts you to export your photo to various social media accounts. It perfectly crops your photo to fit inside Instagram's photo format, without having to zoom or cut out part of your photo.

FOTOR (iPhone/Android users) When you launch FOTOR, it allows you open an existing photo to edit, or start creating a collage. In editing mode, the image dominates most of the screen, and an editing toolbar lines the bottom of the screen on your phone. The toolbar is subdivided into eight sections, six of which contain editing tools: Basic editing (color corrections), cropping, effects, borders, focus effects, and text tools. What I really enjoy about this app is that it comes with preset frames and text options to add to your photo. It also allows you to upload directly to your social media accounts and share your images on social messenger apps. If you like to have a ton of customization options for your photos (and turn them into funny memories as well) there’s nothing you can lose by trying out Fotor. I hope these hints help get you started and that you enjoy using these apps as much as I do.

Find Kelly on Instagram @artbykelly


the inspired room One Room Inspiration for All

AKA Design, A Dwelling Place I would imagine when stepping foot into Shannon’s living room at AKA Design, you would feel the warmth and comfort that exudes this space. A gentle welcome beckons you from the neutral colors and cozy textures. This comfortable room opens up somewhat to the dining room and kitchen; they work together to make a cohesive dwelling. Elements of nature adorn the coffee table here. Pinecones are nestled in a hammered bowl, while weathered books rest on different surfaces.

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Written by: Annie Anderson


The flow of wood grain can be found in fanciful tones throughout the table, the piano, and the magnificent barn door. Numbered crates counting one, two, three, and four line the shelves of this lovely place. During this special time of year, a Christmas tree adorns the room with its twinkle lights and twirling ribbons. The fireplace partners with the glow of the tree as they each provide a soft ambiance. These intentional touches give this space a friendly and pleasant feel, one that invites you to stay a bit longer.

Great idea! Use brown paper bags for a quick and easy Advent calendar. Top them off with chalkboard tags and fill them with your choosing.

Wire bins provide storage for pretty linens.


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Very subtle patterns give a quiet interest to the rug and sofas. Varieties of texture, shades of white, and earth tones make up the palette for this room. The design of this space was constructed slowly over time with some pieces given, some made, and others found when carefully choosing what furniture would reside there. It is a true testament of taking your time to get something right and not rushing the process. When looking closely inside this room, you will find a sign perched above the advent calendar. It says, “Stay humble, Work hard, Be kind�. I couldn’t agree more nor could I find words that would describe this room any better. This place was made for spending quality time, visiting, and making memories. It is easy to believe that when connecting with friends and family in this space, you would receive those very gifts of hospitality in return.

Find Shannon at her blog AKA Design for more inspiration.

Tag your photos with #Ehroominspiration for a chance to have your room in future issues!


Written by: Daraka McCrackin

maker of

I am beyond excited to introduce to you my pick for Maker of the Month for our December issue! Brittani and her husband, owners of Linen & Lace, go above and beyond in creating and designing handmade signs in their home state of Texas. I was honored to get to ask Brittani a few questions about her business and her response made me love her even more! Not only is she a sweetheart, but she is truly someone to admire. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | DEC 2015

‘Our mission is to inspire your heart and soul with words, using my hand lettering calligraphy for your everyday life.’

Merry Christmas Calligraphy Red Christmas Sign


the month What inspired you to start your business? We are a husband and wife team and high school sweethearts that fit together like PB&J. His background is in carpentry work, hers is in art. Every piece of our art is cut, sanded, painted and treated by our own two hands. We love what we do and are thrilled that we decided to take a huge leap and run our shop full time from our home studio. We believe that homes are not perfectly staged like the magazines. They get dirty, have stains, are memory makers and provide countless teachable moments that are priceless to you. We like to create pieces that are real, just like your home and everyday life. They have character, are individualized, made with love and are designed for you. Here at Linen and Lace we want to give you quality, sensible items for your life that aren't only meant for a magazine, but for those messy memory making hands as well. After all, isn't that what life is about? Do you do custom orders? We love custom orders! I love being able to help make your vision come to life.

Click to shop! Let Us Adore Him Red Christmas Sign Silent Night, Christmas Sign

Shop their Etsy Store

Funky Green Christmas Tree Wood Sign Reindeer Stag Head Antler Sign Red or Gold Glitter We Believe Red Christmas Sign

Connect with @linenandlaceshop on Instagram!


Written by: Collette Osuna

maker of

If you enjoy 100% natural handmade products, you will love my Maker of the Month for this issue! I’m super excited to introduce you to Zoe from Zoe’s Corner!

Zoe chatted with me recently in an interview about her family life and how Zoe’s Corner came to life.

100% Natural Lip Balms

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the month So nice to meet you Zoe! Tell our readers a little bit about yourself: I started making my own soap in 2011 out of frustration. All the so called "natural" products I'd been using had hidden icky stuff like artificial scents, colors and preservatives. I started making more and more soap with different essential oil blends and natural colorants, and my parents offered a shelf in the corner of their store for me to sell my soap. That’s where the name Zoe's Corner came from! It started with 1 shelf of 100% local beeswax candles and 4 or 5 types of soap and now I have a whole wall of different products including 100% natural lip balms, deodorants, bath bombs and a few specialty skincare products. Do you have another job besides running Zoe’s Corner? Yes! I am a full time mom to my 8 month old baby! Where do you reside? Do you accept custom orders? I’m born and raised in Canadas capital , Ottawa. I live with my partner of six years and our new baby. Yes! We are always open to custom orders and ideas!

Beeswax Deodorant

Cold Process Soap

Paraben Free Vegan Soap

Do you create all of your products yourself? Yes ! All my products are ones I needed myself. I also get ideas and inspiration from others. I’ve been holding soap workshops in my home town of Ottawa, where people come and make their own custom soap, and the combinations people choose are very inspiring! I have definitely picked up a few combos for soap from those workshops. But for the rest of my products , it's been a lot of trial and error. I’m finally (almost) happy with my line of products and scents. The key is not to overwhelm people while giving them options.

Thank you Zoe! We know our readers love you as much as we do! Do you own a small business or Etsy store and want to be featured in Everything Home Magazine? Tag your Instagram product photos using the #ehmaker hashtag!


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#myEHtradition My sisters, mom, and I all gift each other a special ornament each year. -@freshandvintageliving

We asked our readers what their favorite holiday traditions were and we loved the response!

We usually try to come up with a fun Christmas craft the kids can help with! -@paintedplanks

We read the story of Jesus’ birth while sitting around the tree on Christmas morning before opening gifts. -@agratefulhome

Every year the hubs, a few close friends and I, go to this pretty farm to cut down our Christmas tree! -@twinks74

Growing up I loved going to the Christmas tree farm to cut down our family tree. We hope to pick up the tradition again this year with our little ones. -@littlehomereloved

We carol in our neighborhood! It’s such a fun way to introduce ourselves and “break the ice” to build friendships with our neighbors. -@plentyplace

Before we start opening gifts, we read the Christmas story out of the Bible and sing a couple Christmas songs. -@hallstromhome

Do you have a New Years resolution? Use the hashtag #myEHresolution on your social media posts and your resolution could be seen here next issue!


Simple Rustic DIY Christmas Tree

Written by: Jenna Gentry EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | DEC 2015


ready, set, diy Creative Ideas For Your Next DIY Project For me, the holiday season is like magic. There’s nothing better than cooler weather, cozy fires, finding that perfect present, and homes full of beautiful décor. I’ve come to find that the most gratifying part of the entire season, is making gifts and décor by hand. So, for this month’s holiday project, I found an amazing DIY’er who creates the most wonderful pieces for her home. This sweet Christmas tree she made is perfect for anyone, and inexpensive enough to make extra for friends! These are Jeannie Buechele’s plans, adapted from Shanty2Chic’s blog.

DIY Wood Christmas Tree Supplies needed: 1 each- 1x1x6 and 1x4x6 for tree and base Ryobi miter saw or hand saw with miter box Gorilla Glue Ryobi drill Ryobi 18 gauge brad nailer (or nails and a hammer) Stain color of choice Jute or Twine Medium sized jingle bells, small ornaments, or your favorite holiday fabric


Wood prep: 1. Cut your first piece of 1x1 at 18 3/8” with one end mitered at 50 degrees and the other end mitered at 20 degrees. Measure long end to long end-not parallel. 2. Cut your second 1x1 piece at 17 3/16” with one end mitered at 50 degrees and the other at 20 degrees. These will make up the main frame of your tree. 3. Your base piece will be cut at 10 15/16” with a 20 degree miter on BOTH ends. Again, measure long end to long end. 4. For the tree stand, cut your 1x4 piece at 7” with a 20 degree miter at both ends. To assemble: 1. Glue and nail all pieces together to create your frame. Then glue and nail the base of the frame to the tree stand. Let glue dry completely. 2. You can stain and leave as is, or use a dry brush paint technique over the stain to make it more rustic. Get creative, and give your tree a finish that you love! 3. Last, drill holes in the frame sides at different levels for your jute or twine to be threaded through. Tie bells or ornaments on, or back it with your favorite Christmas fabric. You can now sit back and enjoy what you’ve just created! Merry Christmas to all of you.

Jeannie Buechele is 51 years young, with a passion for woodworking and DIY projects. She is a stay at home mom to her 17 year old son, Christopher, and a German Shepherd, King Kratos. She’s been married to her best friend, Jim, for 20 years. She credits the Shanty2Chic sisters for getting her interested in woodwork. You can see more from Jeannie on Instagram @SoCraftySewCreative.


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Winter Whites

Written by: Allison Meece


White Wonders! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If you are like me, then you can’t help but hear Andy Williams voice when you read those words. It is one my favorite Christmas songs and this time of the year makes my heart so happy. Baking sugar cookies, listening to Christmas music, decorating the tree and hanging Christmas lights with family is what this time of year is all about. A crackling fire and a white glow from a gorgeous Christmas tree bring a warmth and coziness to a cold winter that we can all enjoy. Leah Eaton loves the Christmas holiday and decorates her home so beautifully every year. She has a transitional contemporary style, and prefers her home to be clutter free and simple with clean lines. After moving into her new house this fall, Leah decided to incorporate that style into her Christmas decor too. In the past, she has always decorated with the traditional reds and greens, but this year was drawn to white color schemes. She decided on a “winter wonderland” theme, blending white and silver with rustic elements as well. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | DEC 2015


For her mantle, Leah wanted to keep it simple but make a big impact. Hanging the birchwood limb provided the perfect rustic touch for the white snowballs to hang. Keeping the other accessories white contributes to the winter wonderland theme and makes it feel like it’s snowing. The silver candle holders and votives bring a touch of sparkle, while the white glitter trees and a ’Tis the Season wood sign from Seventh & Sunshine finish the vignette. Leah continued her winter wonderland theme with her Christmas tree - glitter ribbon, silver beaded garland, white and silver ornaments, and snowflakes all work together to create a very wintery feel. Natural elements like the pinecones, deer head ornaments, and hand painted wood ornaments from Salvaged Chic Market are the perfect touch of rustic.


Leah Eaton.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Katie and not only is she an extremely talented photographer and decorator, she is also the sweetest person. Katie draws inspiration for her home from her favorite store, Pottery Barn, as she creates her ownIstyle is classic, of rustic and beautiful. She loves shopping her local thrift had that the pleasure interviewing stores, antique shops, and decor boutiques. Katie and not only is she around an Having her family centered the extremely talented photographer andofexchanging gifts is one ofand Leah’s Falltree is one Katie’s favorite seasons she enjoys the cooler weather, pumpkins, andcozy decorator, sheChristmas. is alsoblankets theShe loves favorite things about getting underneath warm and the togetherness the holidays bring watching expressions as they open a sweetest person. Katie draws to her family.their gift and find itfor was something on their inspiration her home from her list orfavorite something they needed. Leah Loving your home and the space that youto are in is one of the greatest joys in life store, Pottery Barn, asloves she put a lot of thought into her gifts, not and creates Katie agrees. A beautiful space can brighten a bad day, warm the heart, and her own style that is classic, for her family butpeople for herthat community canonly be enjoyed with the matter most in life. Take the time this season rustic and beautiful. She loves as well. She loves celebrating to add a few items that you trulythe lovetrue to your dining room or holiday space. shopping her local thrift stores, meaning of Christmas by giving service at antique shops, andadecor local churches, being secretboutiques. Santa or even something as simple as leaving goodies for the It is always Fall is one of neighbors. Katie’s favorite seasons important to enjoythe thecooler seasonweather, and focus and she enjoys onpumpkins, what we are truly celebrating. getting cozy underneath

warm blankets and the togetherness

Leah has a few tips for decorating the the holidays bring to the herlights, family.add perfect tree - start with some garland, and then the ribbon. It is home andeach the space allLoving about your creating layers, layer is that you are inaistouch one of greatest neutral with just of the sparkle. Next, place ornaments starting with joysthe in life and Katie agrees. A the largest and make spacing right beautiful spacesure canthe brighten a is bad before filling the in the negative day, warm heart, and space can bewith Leah Eaton is a wife and mother of the smaller ornaments. As you’re Nisbett a full time professional enjoyed with the people Katie that matter five living in Northern California. decorating, take a few steps back to see if currently photographer taking on the decorating most inneeds life. Take timeorthis When she’s not helping her husband anything to bethe added removed. world and inspiringwith clients love their homes. theirtofamily business, she is season toitadd a few items that you Sometimes might need more of a She lives with her husband children in busy withand her two latest adventure truly love dining room or certain colorto oryour certain size ornament and Clovis, California. To see moreher of new Katie's decorating house! To see holiday space. don’t be afraid to keep tweaking, even if it gorgeous home follow along on Instagram more of Leah’s new home and her takes a few days to get it right! @katienisbett. Christmas decor follow along on Instagram @leaheatonhome.


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Timeless Sugar Cookies

Written by: Prudy Blank EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | NOV 2015

A Holiday Classic


The holidays are officially upon us… and I’m sure in most households, holiday baking is in full swing… because we all know that the holidays aren’t truly complete until our homes are brimming with cookies!

It’s the old standby, and just like the girl next door, it’s the one that you knew was there all year round, but passed it by without a glance in its direction for some other cookie decked out in chocolate.

And the possibilities are endless… there are so many varieties, some of them laden with ingredients that just shout “flavor” of spices, nuts, chocolate, fruits, and mint… Among those varieties are the cookies with pretty strong personalities; the ones that almost always take center stage. They are flavorful, they are pretty, and they are photogenic. And of course, they are everybody’s first choice.

But…it is also the cookie that made you do a double take after that first bite, when all of a sudden, you realized that you didn’t need to be dazzled with all of the elaborate ingredients that the other cookies had to offer, because this was the cookie that has been with you all of your life, the one that has never ever let you down.

But sometimes, it’s the simple cookie that makes an even stronger statement at Christmastime.

Written by: Prudy Blank

It’s the sugar cookie. The cookie that has withstood the test of time.


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And even though sugar cookies make an appearance all year round, it is truly Christmastime when they are the most adored, when they proudly wear their icing costumes made for them in every way imaginable…from dollops of icing and piles of sprinkles spread on by sticky two-year-old fingers…to the most intricate patterns by the culinary art professional. These simple Sugar Cookie Cutouts adorn cookie platters throughout every household. Placed ever so lovingly on a little plate with its partner, the carrot on Christmas Eve, the sugar cookie has had the honor of feeding Santa Claus in homes all over the earth throughout the ages. And Santa? He never, ever tires of them, because in his eyes, Christmas…isn’t Christmas… without the beloved sugar cookie. And I always agree with Santa. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | DEC 2015

This recipe is perfect for cutouts. It keeps its shape, and doesn’t puff up and spread. They can be made weeks ahead, and will stay soft and chewy for days! They’re so versatile, you can change the flavor by substituting different flavored extracts for the vanilla, such as lemon, orange, almond or cinnamon, and add food coloring to the dough to give them a festive color! Frost them with regular icing and sprinkles, or use royal icing as shown here, or don’t use any icing at all, and sprinkle them with colored sugar before baking!


december printable

I hope you enjoy this free printable from me to you! What better way to add some holiday decor to your home without having to brave the holiday crowds. This months printable was inspired by one of my favorite Christmas songs... I won't sing it for you, but I'm sure you all know it very well. I apologize in advance if you have it stuck in your head for the rest of the day, haha! I think the vintage inspired music note paper makes the perfect backdrop for this classic holiday saying we all know and love. Please remember to tag any photos of your printable using the hashtag #EHprintable for a chance to be featured on the Everything Home Magazine Instagram account.

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everything found Inspiring Ideas For Antique & Vintage Finds

Take a peek inside as Becky transforms her newer home into a farmhouse of her dreams

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Written by: Wendy Durnwald


everything found Inspiring Ideas for Antique & Vintage Finds

Take a peek inside the personal life of Liz “The holidays are very sentimental to me” Marie Galvan and learn about her passion Combine a background of soft whites, Her love of family is strong, and their love for the "hunt" gorgeous antique treasures, natural greenery from the farm, and my heart begins to burst into the chorus of “I’ll be home for Christmas”! The world of social media is full of an abundance of beauty and styles in home decor, but if you pinned me down and made me pick my very favorite, it would have to be sweet Becky’s home. Becky and I are both on a journey of transforming our “new” homes into old farmhouses, and that is why I find her home so inspiring and creative. As we take a tour through her charming farmhouse home, you will see why! When you meet Becky, you will find a beautiful woman, full of grace, creativity and strength.

for each other is comforting and encouraging. Becky lives with her husband, Shannon, and 3 kids on a hobby farm in North Louisiana. Their family also includes chickens, a pig and their adorable English Bulldog, Jovi B. This “redhead family” loves all things home, and that is their favorite place to be. Becky shared, “My sweet mom passed away in December of 2009. She always made Christmas so special for our family and had such a gift for decorating and opening her home to family & friends. We keep her memory close to our hearts, especially this time of year.” I believe Becky’s mom would be so proud that her daughter is carrying on that priceless legacy.


White pumpkins and moss set the neutral tone

CHILD OFseltzer GOD, MARINE WIFE Similar bottles at: Painted Fox

If I did not know that Becky’s home was only 10 years old, I would never believe it! It is full of architectural elements that add so much character, such as vintage corbels, white chippy columns, and antique doors. Becky and Shannon’s love for unique vintage treasures began with their first trip to Canton Trade Days in 2009, and it was on this trip that they purchased their “jaw dropping” kitchen island! Becky’s advice on which antique treasures to pick is this, “When shopping flea markets, I am always on the lookout for antiques with a unique style...things that just "feel right" for our home.

“I really love mixing rustic woods & metals with shades of whites to achieve the farmhouse style” “I look for versatility... I never have one certain place for something...instead, I try to see how many different ways and places it can be used. For example...A French fruit crate can be a bed tray, a magazine holder, and an herb drying rack. I believe, if you find things you truly love, it will all fit together to make your home YOURS.” Some of Becky’s favorite vintage collections are scales, grain sacks, and ironstone.


Greenery is the perfect addition to neutral decor

CHILD OF GOD, MARINE WIFE

If you would love to see more of Becky’s home, you can visit her blog Buckets of Burlap and her Instagram account @bucketsofburlap. Becky also has Buckets of Burlap Shop where you can find some treasures too!

Becky is blessed to have her very own “Chip Gaines” in her husband, Shannon. They have completed some amazing projects together, including a reclaimed wood mantel, a DIY farm table, and their “oh so beautiful” wooden vent hood! Becky said, “we work well together, as I have the ideas, Shannon builds everything.” When it comes to decorating for Christmas, Becky doesn’t have boxes of decor stored away. She uses natural Christmas decor such as fresh evergreens clipped right from their land and gardens. I just adore the way Becky uses an abundance of rosemary, boxwood and pine to create her own wreaths and garlands. She is such an artist as she uses pops of beautiful reds, greens and blues against her backdrop of soft white. I hope you have enjoyed our visit to this charming “old” Louisiana farmhouse. Maybe one day we will be invited to spend a Christmas Eve with this precious family as they open a new Christmas book, bake gingerbread men together and watch “ELF”. Their love for Jesus, family, tradition and all things vintage is a beautiful sight to behold. Sounds like the perfect place to be “Home for the Holidays.”


pet perfect Lovable Pet Friends That Steal Our Heart

Adopt a Pet

Written by: Chloe Wisner

The Christmas season is right around the corner and what could possibly be a better gift to give than a pet you say? How about gifting a rescued/adopted pet! Just like humans, pets are up for adoption too, but unlike humans, sheltered pets most likely get forgotten about or looked at as a being negative when looking for a new addition to a home. This holiday season you should venture through your local animal shelters before going to a breeder to fix that generalization. Sheltered animals are sometimes left by divorced parents, moving to a new non-pet friendly location, or just plain neglect and are looking for a new loving home like yours! Most shelters euthanize animals after being there for so long due to lack of space and the increasingly amount of homeless animals looking for new homes. When adopting an animal, you save not only the animal, but you open up shelter space for another animal who might need it. So when adopting, you're potentially saving two lives. Sheltered pets are not only usually potty-trained and groomed, but also adopting a pet is on the money saver side! Most adoptions come with free vaccinations and spay/neutering which is rolled into the adoption price! If you think this is the fit for you and you'd like to help give back this holiday season, visit your local Petco/PetSmart for adoption days and also ASPCA for more information or to donate against stopping animal cruelty! Merry Christmas and God Bless! EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | DEC 2015


what’s trending now Using The Latest Trends In Home Decor

SANTA’S COMING TO TOWN …and he’s bringing everything home! We’ve compiled some of the most thoughtful and exquisite gifts for everyone and every room for under $50!

For the Kitchen: A sophisticated and rustic board for appetizers or display! This marble/wood combo board can be found both online and in stores at Sur La Table $39.96

For the Bathroom: Charming monogrammed and scented soaps that are perfect for your guest bathroom! This set of 4 can be found online and in stores at Pottery Barn $49

Article and Findings by: Keila Bernowitz


For the Living Room: A soft and fuzzy faux fur throw packed with texture! This Snuggly goodness can be found at Target Threshold collection and is available in other $34.99

For the Garden: Beautifully handcrafted tools to get your garden up and running after the winter! Each piece can be found online and in stores at William Sonoma starting at $29.95

For the Office: A little greenery that’ll liven up any workspace! All items are included for the price of $29.99 at World Market


For the Bar: Stylish copper bar accessories set guaranteed to get any holiday party started! The set can be found online and in stores at Macy’s $19.99

For dad: A useful accessory for many of his weekend projects! Made with suede leather and containing 11 pockets for essential tools! This belt can be purchased at Home Depot $24.99

For kids: Functional Bluetooth speakers ideal for those who love music! Available at Best Buy $29.99


For pets: A jolly bucket full of treats and toys for your sweet furbabies! This package can be found at Harry Barker with the option to personalize and starts at $29.99

For her: A splendid gift for her! The Box of Chic was created by one of our very own Instagram designers; the talented Jennifer Wagner Schmidt of @jwsinteriors The November/December edition is packed with dazzling gifts varying from gold lined coasters to a marble bowl, and will enclose a surprise gift! This item is priced at $50 and can be purchased online at Boxofchic.com Stay tuned for monthly subscriptions coming in 2016.


We are ringing in the New Year with style! Starting in January we will be rounding up & reviewing our favorite beauty & fashion products each month!


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Written by: Deborah Sommerlot


Sometimes it’s using what nature has provided. A few examples include, pine cones and fruit in a basket, leaves in your centerpiece, logs resting against a wall, or evergreen branches on a shelf. Nature provides free items to decorate with that won’t take up any storage space or credit card debt.

Another idea is to upcycle or reuse an item into something new and fresh. Thinking outside the box is a great way to utilize what you have for those special holiday touches. Meegan, from What Meegan Makes, shows us how with these adorable canning jars. Once you have finished your jam or tomato sauce, use them to display your Christmas candy.

For the chalkboard labels, she used cereal boxes and homemade chalkboard paint. With a few embellishments and some clothes pins, you have a wonderful decoration any age would enjoy. They would make a perfect gift as well.

One place Meegan loves to find home decor is a thrift store. This sometimes takes patience to wait for the right item to appear, but she shows the wait is worth it.


During one trip she found this $4 chair. She decided to paint it with red craft paint. For a bargain price she has a decorative piece for her small condo porch. At Thanksgiving it’s filled with tree boughs, orange lights, and fall leaves. This piece transitions to Christmas where she adds a white wreath and angel.

On another visit to the thrift store, she found this $3 Christmas tree. When she saw it, she knew exactly what she would do with it. She spray painted it a bright white, added two types of glitter, and made sure each branch sparkled in any light.

The transformed tree now sits on a silver tray that she found at Goodwill for one dollar and makes for an elegant vignette.

Transitioning her space on a dime is Meegan’s specialty. She has made her condo her haven and proves, with a little creativity and patience; you can have a beautiful home.

Meegan is a mother of 7 and grandmother of 24. She has a heart for vintage, thrifted, and upcycle. Her blog, Meeganmakes.com, is a source of wonderful home decor and DIY inspiration.


room to grow Functional Spaces For Our Little Ones

Find a starting off point. For Anissa it was wallpaper.

Pretty in Pink

Anissa from House Seven Blog recently shared her daughter’s bedroom on her Instagram and blog. I loved the charm and had to find out all the details on the space. Anissa wanted her daughter to have a space of her own that was beautiful and happy! She wanted her to feel comfortable when she crawled into her bed or laid on the floor to play. Her cute daughter wanted a “girls” room and to both of them that meant flowers and lots of pink! When she requested a “girls” room Anissa immediately thought wallpaper. She wanted it to be feminine and neutral. Anissa spotted the gold peonies paper by Chasing Paper and knew it was perfect! The rest of the room was designed around the paper. Written by: Brooke Christen EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | DEC 2015


I asked Anissa how she manages all the extra toys and as we call it at my house “treasures” that kids tend to collect. She said they have a special “giveaway drawer” for treasures and also a bin inside her closet. Her daughter loves to give her friends gifts when they come over so they occasionally go through her treasures and her daughter chooses which ones will go in the giveaway drawer. She said that her daughter is happy to give something away and I’m happy to see it go! I am in love with this idea and I plan on recreating one for my daughters. What a great way to teach kids to give and share. If you follow Anissa or have seen her work you can spot a theme, she likes to keep her home minimal and neutral with pops of color throughout. She applied those same principles when she designed her daughter’s room but with a little more fun, Anissa added. Anissa wanted her room to represent her age, she is a sweet 7 year old girl and the room reflects that. She has lots of color in her room but if you take it all away you are left with a neutral canvas that she can change as she gets older and her taste matures. I like that even the wallpaper is still a neutral, but adds so much personality. Anissa said that two of her favorite places to shop for kids are, The Land of Nod and Anthropologie. Both create whimsical and unique items that she loves to incorporate into her kids room designs. She also adores all of Aedriel's lettered signs created for the House of Belonging, and don’t we all!


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tablescapes Inspiring Ideas For Every Tabletop

Natural Beauty WITH KIM POWER

Written by: Oscar Bravo Photos by: Kim Power

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-Kim Power sets her holiday table by taking inspiration from Mother Nature. Bringing natural elements into a home can help create a fresh atmosphere and calming balance. Many of our homes are often filled with electronics and mass produced furniture, which can make a room feel too “synthetic” or “factory made.” Being able to admire a piece of nature inside our home, like a bouquet of fragrant flowers on a nightstand or a bowl of collected pine cones on the dinner table, can have a very calming and positive effect on our mood and even health.


Natural Elements

Kim has a passion for bringing the outdoors into her home and has even had her husband drag home hundred-pound tree stumps! For her centerpieces, Kim cut birch branches to fit into clear glass vases and added some fresh leaves and battery-powered lights for a cozy, festive holiday look. “I've always wanted to spend Christmas in a cozy winter lodge,” says Kim, “I wanted my table to reflect that.” The beautiful background of her cool, lightcolored walls complement the fresh green foliage and pine cones that Kim found outdoors and at her local nursery. Her crisp, white slipcovered furniture continues the look of her wintery lodge. Kim is a long-time fan of white furniture and has owned some of her pieces for 15 years. “My chairs are easy to maintain. I just remove the covers and wash them every couple of months with regular detergent,” explains Kim. “I've never had a stain that I couldn't get out.”


Kim Power and her family reside in Ontario, Canada. You can visit Kim at her blog Restoration House or on Instagram

One of my favorite features of Kim’s dining room is her beautiful fireplace mantel, which she found at a thrift store and describes it having been like “love at first sight.” Kim lights candles that she sets in the opening of her mantel to create a beautiful ambience during her dinner parties. Coziness, nature, and the right lighting is the basis for creating a warm and inviting holiday tablescape for you and your guests to enjoy. Kim shares that “something as simple as fresh flowers and little tea lights can make a table look very special.” If you are planning on hosting a holiday dinner and need to create a tablescape, you may only need to look outside your window for some inspiration. A stroll around the neighborhood might just supply you with most of your decor needs to set a beautiful, nature-inspired tablescape. Surrounding yourself with nature is not only refreshing and good for your mental well-being, it is also good for your budget! During this season of giving, take some time to give yourself a break from all the hustle and bustle to enjoy and appreciate even the smallest gifts nature offers us at no cost.


recycled & re-loved New Ways To Re-Purpose Salvaged Items An old metal feeder finds new life for the holidays!

‘Tis the Season to Salvage

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Written by: Lauren Ashworth


Trinity Holmes’ unique style is the perfect combination of salvaged and chic. Her collected home is full of colorful vintage treasures and hand-picked antiques. Nearly every square inch of her property, both inside and out, is perfectly styled using salvaged goods that she’s repurposed and displayed in new creative ways. In a few words - she’s a girl after my own heart.

This season, Trinity struck gold again when she got her hands on an old metal feeder bound for the dumpster from a friend. As her creative wheels started to turn, she envisioned endless possibilities and was able to transform what some may have considered trash into a stunning and one-of-a-kind mounted centerpiece.

Trinity loves using natural elements such as greenery from her yard to bring sophistication to her designs and to “bring them alive”.

Written by: Lauren Ashworth


Trinity and her husband Jason have recently renovated their incredible barn space into an event venue and area to host family and friends. She mounted the feeder directly to the wall in the barn and centered it above a holiday buffet creating a perfectly festive spread to welcome her guests. One of the most appealing aspects of Trinity’s design style is that it seems effortless yet incredibly visually captivating. Her wish is that her guests feel that their home is “a feast for the eyes, but also cozy and inviting”. There is no doubt that she’s been successful in creating a welcoming environment to usher in her visitors. One in which they can experience a true sense of her style and the story telling her home presents just by taking a stroll through it. A distinguished sense of genuine Sliding barn doors add hospitality paired character to the pantry. with impeccable taste. A combination we can all hope to achieve in our holiday homes.

Not only are natural elements free, but the greenery also provides the perfect juxtaposition when combined with the rusty patina of her salvaged pieces and the elegance of her candles.

Trinity’s entire home is filled to the brim with repurposed items and holiday décor is no exception. These vintage stockings she found on EBay are constructed of old quilts and remain a holiday favorite every season.


“I love the stories that I can tell with each of my pieces. Everything in this house has a history. I love that it is not only my story, but the many stories that came before me.” –Trinity Holmes on her collected home.

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Trinity is a stay-at-home mom and antique fanatic. Her family resides in their 1934 farmhouse in the beautiful state of North Carolina. Aside from her role as a barn doors about add wife and mother,Sliding she’s passionate character the cherished pantry. décor, junkin’, quality timetowith friends, and decorating their recently renovated barn. Find Trinity on her blog Circa ’34 or on Instagram @c.1934. EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | DEC 2015


crafty kids Simple And Creative Crafts For The Littles

Christmas Advent Calendar

Written by: Loren Miller

Try this!

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The sweet, sweet month of December is upon us. That time of year when everything smells wonderful, and people seem to be in the best of spirits. It is my personal favorite. There is just something so magical about the holidays. I was searching for the perfect kid craft that would match my enthusiasm, while not taking up an exorbitant amount of time and money. I knew the perfect gal to reach out to who would be able to help me complete this task. My friend Brandi Cook is an exceptional crafter. She told me that she doesn’t just love crafting, she CRAVES it. When you see her work, you can tell, it shines through. She is a loving wife, and boy momma who decided after years of hosting family craft sessions, that she would share her gift and passion with others through blogging. Lucky for us, seasonal and holiday decor are her specialties.


Keeping with that theme, the adorable kid craft we are bringing your way this holiday season is an advent calendar. They are so popular because a lot of families have adopted this festive and timeless tradition. Some of them can get pretty pricey, and frankly, some of them are just not cute enough to justify spending your hard earned money on. When I saw Brandi’s, I knew this was one we could all get on board with. I know you will love the spin Brandi put on her Christmas tree advent calendar, and I’m sure you are just dying to see how she put it all together! Find similar discs at Walmart ($4.98 for 50) Supplies Foam board for the shape of the tree Green felt to cover the foam board Red, white and gray felt for the presents and ornaments Paper discs for the days of the month Glittery pipe cleaners Bedazzling jewels for the decorations

1 Brandi started by shaping the tree out of the foam. Then she hot glued the green felt pieces together to complete the shape. She used heavy gray felt to make the tree skirt. Next, she used the left over green felt to cut traced squares that would then be placed on the tree for treat pockets. Make sure you lay the squares out to make sure they will fit before gluing them down. *TIP-Fill the pockets with a small daily activity that’s fun for the kids! EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | DEC 2015


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Now we are getting into the fun part! You can make little presents out of the different colors of felt pieces and sparkly pipe cleaners. Adding these touches to your calendar really makes a big difference when you see your finished craft as a whole. Brandi was able to find cute, plaid sticker letters to spell out “Days until Christmas”. Once again, all about those unique touches! She also found number stickers that she attached to the circle paper stickers for each treat pocket. Adorning them with tiny, precious red bows makes them appear as ornaments on your beautiful tree!

You may decide to stop your craft here, or you may be so inspired that you make more of your own unique ornaments to complete your advent tree. The beauty of this craft is that there is no wrong way to do it. If you can’t find all of the goodies that Brandi used, that is ok! Make it your own and let your kids be involved with the decisions. I’ve often found that even with the tiniest of input, when your kiddos feel involved and important, the memories are remembered and loved by all. Additionally if your kids are younger, you may opt out of using hot glue. Choose what is right for your child’s age group and your family. I hope after seeing this wonderful Kid’s Craft, you are busting out the hot cocoa and Christmas music, anxiously awaiting to make this with your kiddos. Feel free to use the #EHkidcraft hashtag once you have made this so I can see your take on it!

Connect with Brandi Cook on her Blog, Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest for more inspiring ideas!


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Collette Osuna Jill Parks Daraka McCrackin Keila Bernowitz Allison Meece Ashley Broviak Lauren Ashworth Annie Anderson Wendy Durnwald Deborah Sommerlot Oscar Jenna Gentry Do you Bravo ever feel overwhelmed with holiday decorating? All those storage boxes can feel like they are taking over. Brooke Christen Loren Miller Maybe your budget doesn’t allow for extra purchases this season. No matter your home size, or budget, you absolutely can have a Chloe Wisner Amber Archer festive space. Prudy Blank Kelly Fellin EVERYTHINGHOMEMAGAZINE.COM | NOV 2015

Written by: Deborah Sommerlot


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Sliding barn doors add character to the pantry.

Photo courtesy of: Jenny @finishingtouchdecorbyjenny


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