Tag Archives: winter

Yarn Pom-Pom Wreath

Decorating at this time of year is always hard for me. I’m tired of wintry looking things. Despite some recent warm temperatures bringing out a few early snowdrop blossoms, the full release of winter’s grip still seems a long way off here in upstate New York. I’m waiting for winter’s one-last-gasp blizzard before I set my sights on spring.

Nevertheless, I’m ready for something new and fun around my house. Something bright and colorful, but not flowery; wintry, but not dark and cold and harsh.

I decided a yarn pom-pom wreath was just right to add a little something to my winter decor, while still keeping it seasonally appropriate. So, it’s an “Early Spring Wreath”—that sounds so much more hopeful than a “Late Winter Wreath,” don’t you think?
Here's a DIY, no-sew craft for a soft and cheerful yarn pom-pom wreath to brighten your late winter or early spring decor! (Pom-pom tutorial included.) Continue reading

Skillet Meal: Brussels Sprouts and Eggs

I’m getting tired of winter and winter vegetables. Is anyone else?

This is always the time of year that I start to lose my enthusiasm for vegetables and fruits that are only in season right now because they handle cold storage well. So, it’s time for a little extra creativity!
This skillet meal is so warm and delicious, with sweet, crispy brussels sprouts and salty, runny, fried eggs. Mmmmmmm...
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Coconut Chai

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It’s that time of year. The cold weather and snow has returned here to upstate New York. It’s time for a cup of tea! Continue reading

Birds and Branches

Bring some color, cheer, and piece of the outdoors to your home decor this winter by adding in these fun and easy DIY birds and branches!

Well, Christmas is over. It’s almost Epiphany. It’s time for the decorations to come down. Sigh…

It’s time to get all this extra stuff out of my living space, but it’s also a bit depressing when my house is plain and boring. The outside is bleak and gray, we can’t spend much time outside because of the cold, and I just can’t stand the thought of my house being bleak, too! Continue reading

Pinecones for a Winter Wonderland

I love decorating for Christmas. I hate removing decorations that I just put up a month earlier.

It’s a tension every year. Is it worth all the trouble to decorate if I’m just going to take it all down again?

(Understand—I despise wasted effort. As in, I feel like the shower should stay clean for six months after I clean it and resent the fact that it doesn’t. So, pointless, short-lived decorations, however adorable they may be, are not my favorite thing.)

That’s part of the reason I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these pinecone ornaments! Judge me if you will, but I’m leaving these babies up all winter long. They’re “winter” decorations, not just for Christmas.

These can be made as ornaments to hang (or give as gifts!) or they can just be pretty baubles to fill a vase or a bowl. They’re easy to make, hard to mess up, and super inexpensive!*

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