Showing posts with label Pinterest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pinterest. Show all posts
11/29/2012 | By: Kristy Creighton

A Tisket, A Tasket, A Nifty, Gifty Basket!

Hey, there, sunshines!! As we scoot into our last days of November, I don't know about you, but I am finding Christmas coming at me like a runaway freight train!

If you are like me, you are almost always broke, er, on a budget, yet you still want to give presents to just about everyone you run into on the street, like a drunken, reformed Ebenezer Scrooge. Of course, not being a lottery winner myself (and if you are a lottery winner, you still want to read this post, because I'm just awesome like that), that can be a pretty tough order.

For me, the fun of Christmas is really in choosing and giving presents. I keep a running wishlist for myself and I've heard that I ruin everyone else's plans by getting myself what I want or need throughout the year as money permits. LOL I hate the thought of someone fretting over what to get me, but I adore fretting over what to get everyone else! So, I want to share with you one of my favorite gifts to give - one that combines the feel of something handmade and personal with the ease of store-bought, all on a thrifty budget!

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11/01/2012 | By: Kristy Creighton

It’s My Birthday and My Warts-And-All To-Dream List for My New Year!


So, today, I am another year older, which really doesn’t bother me much. If you ask me, I’ll tell you flat-out how old I am (45) and we can marvel together that I’ve lasted this long. Take that, March of Time! LOL


10/18/2012 | By: Kristy Creighton

I Got The Itch To Add...


So, last week, I posted about my DIY Halloween Decor. I love it every year I put it up! Halloween is my favorite of the holidays, truth be told, because I'm just a lunatic for anything spooky.

Anyway, through my travels on the interwebs and the blogosphere, I have discovered several things I suddenly have decided I cannot do without. Incredibly, my decor is not enough on it's own! Who knew? LOL It's all right, though. The Hubster is used to it. I make these discoveries every year (regardless of the fact that I always claim to be "finished" with my outdoor decor).

First up, I found these awesome ideas on Better Homes and Gardens:

(Photos Courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens)

6/01/2012 | By: Kristy Creighton

My Pinterest Inspiration for Making Over My Master Bedroom


I didn't intend to do a full makeover. Really, I just meant to throw a new coat of paint on the walls...

First of all, your sanctuary should be inviting! You should want to spend time there, rest there, read there, snuggle with the spouse there, bounce on the bed with the kids there! Mine has long since lost most of its inviting qualities. Plus, it's small. Small-ish. And dove gray. Which sounded charming in theory, but is actually B-O-R-I-N-G in real life.


4/10/2012 | By: Kristy Creighton

Pinterest Inspired Pet Bed!!


Making our home friendly for The Girl Child's Teacup Yorkie, Abbey, has been one of the main focuses we've had since we got her. She's so little and what's accessible to our other three dogs is just too big for her! After finishing the Pet Steps, we were on a hunt for a bed for the little stinker that would, again, go with my daughter's Steampunk-themed room. And, having no luck.