Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wishing you the Best in 2014!

As 2013 comes to a close and we prepare to usher in a new year, I just want to let you in on a little secret...

Tiered Stand

Gorgeous Tiered Stand via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
I always adore the gorgeous tiered stands I see all of the time and I finally made one myself. I hope you'll take a peek!

Monday, December 30, 2013

My Favorite Posts from 2013

My Favorite Posts from 2013 via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
2013 was my first full year blogging about our projects and I have thoroughly enjoyed every post!
But I have a few sentimental favorites. They weren't the most viewed posts but I love them for specific reasons. Let's take a peek!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Voted Most Popular for 2013

As we get ready to ring in a new year, I like to think about the wonderful things that the past year has brought me. One of the best things about 2013 is the people I've met through blogging. And another is the fun I've had creating things and sharing them with you! So today I've got a quick review of the most popular posts on the blog this year...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas to All!

Merry Christmas to You and Yours from Our Family at http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
May you all have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones!
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Christmas Tree Card Holder from an Old Rake

Card holder made from an old rake via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
Christmas Eve greetings to you all! And, speaking of greetings, I'm going to share just one more Christmas project with you all before the big day! I've always wanted a good place to put my Christmas cards and now I finally have one. An old rake turned Christmas tree is the perfect spot for hanging my greeting cards!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Winter Solstice Ice Storms

Winter Ice Storms via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
We got some major ice this weekend. Many people lost power (including me for awhile). But, in spite of that, the beauty of all this ice is amazing! I snapped a few photos around my yard to share with you.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Lowell Showboat at Christmas

The Lowell Showboat at Christmas Time via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
The Lowell Showboat is a great historic landmark in our town. It's what Lowell is known for. But at Christmas, it turns into something magical...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Vintage Santa and a Soda Crate

Vintage Santa and Soda Crate via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
Today I'm sharing a sweet little vintage Santa Claus that's been in my family since I was a child.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Dashing Through the Snow: A Vintage Sled Shelf

a vintage sled becomes a winter wall shelf via http:/deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
Yesterday I kind of showed you my new shelf. My Crochet Thread Snowmen were sitting on it in their debut. I made the shelf from a rusty and weathered old sled. It's the perfect winter accessory for my living room!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Crochet Thread Snowmen

Crochet Thread Snowmen via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
I picked up some spools of crochet thread at the thrift store the last time I was there knowing they were the perfect makings for some more snowmen!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Countdown Dollar Store Project {and a Printable!}

Christmas Countdown Printable via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com

My kids are always asking me, "how many days until {insert event here}?" So when I saw a clever countdown sign, I knew I had to recreate it! This version uses a frame from the dollar store and a printed graphic behind the glass. Cheap and easy. My favorite kind of project (especially with the hustle and bustle of the holidays!).

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Painted Burlap Sign in a Red Rustic Frame via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
I love it when I find great frames for cheap. It gives me the perfect excuse to make another burlap sign, like the Christmas version I'm sharing today.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

My Own Little Christmas Corner

Charlie Brown Tree in a Bushel Basket via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
In my house, Christmas decorating is all about the kids. We have all sorts of character ornaments on our tree, not to mention a boatload of handmade ornaments from throughout the years, most of which I can attribute to my own little munchkins. I love each and every thing on our tree. But I also have a real desire to do a pretty theme for my Christmas decorating. This year, I think I've accomplished both!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Candy Cane Wreath

turning a bundt pan into a Christmas wreath via http://deniseonawhim.blogspot.com
When you always have a bundt pan hanging around, like I seem to, you find lots of things to do with them. Our latest bundt pan creation is a candy cane wreath.
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