Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Hello Kriso: It’s Never Too Early For Halloween

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Well it’s been proven, it’s never too early for Halloween in the Newman household. If you’ve read some of my previous posts you know about my sister Kris who lives Down South. You know, the one that makes those cute, fuzzy baby burp rags and plans amazingly bright and colorful birthday parties? Well I’m about to reveal her dark side.

halloween mantle


Spring Has Sprung (at least in my house anyway)

Saturday, March 16th, 2013


Spring sprang in my house yesterday. Even though there are still patches of snow on my yard I decided I was sick of looking at my winter decor and then realized Easter is only a few weeks away so it was time to get some springy stuff out. That old rain gauge was one of my purchases at that really cool antique shop in Georgetown, Texas.


St. Patrick’s Day Printables

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

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St. Patrick's Day printables

St. Patrick's Day printables

Top O’ the Mornin’ to ya! Just wanted to share a couple of St. Paddy’s Day printables courtesy of my very talented sister. I’m hoping she sends me a photo of her current St. Patrick’s Day decor so I can share it with you. She does the coolest mantles. Oh how I wish I had a mantle to decorate.

Download the PDFs:
St. Patrick’s Printable 1
St. Patrick’s Printable 2

Groundhog Day

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Officially took down my last Christmas tree today while watching ‘Groundhog Day’. It was my studio tree which doesn’t usually come down until July so I’m still ahead of the game.

xmas tree

I am Jack the Pumpkin King

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Finally finished and delivered my Halloween-lovin-Nightmare Before Christmas-obsessive sister’s Christmas present.

I am Jack the Pumpkin King

Em’s Original World Famous Potato Salad

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Potato Salad 3

So this post should really be called “Homemade Holiday Part 2 – Mom’s Gift”. Again, I spotted something I loved on Pinterest and stole the idea. It was such perfection for my mother. They were currently working on remodeling their kitchen and had told me I would be in charge of finding artwork for the walls so I decided to make her something.


Homemade Holiday

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

While wondering how I was going to scrape together enough money to buy Christmas gifts this year a light bulb went off in my head “Why not make all of my gifts! Duh!” My sister has been telling me she would be happy with anything I made her for years but I always felt like I had to go the store bought route. This year I decided no matter what I was going to carve out the time to make my family their Christmas gifts. I completed about half of that goal. I made gifts for my two sisters, my Mom and my two nieces. The men proved a little more difficult, I could think of something to make for my Dad but that was about it. In the end I ran out of time and ended up buying a gift for my Dad and all the other guys.

The first project started out as an idea for my niece Morgan who was recently married and living in her first home, I decided to help her decorate it. An image on Pinterest had caught my eye and I decided to do something similar. First I had to call her new husband in Kansas and beg for some barn wood, which he basically just went out to one of his barns and pried from a wall. Morgan then brought it to me on one of her trips home not knowing it would just be returning to her house after Christmas.

Raw letters


Christmas Decorations

Thursday, December 13th, 2012



Baby it’s cold outside

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Holiday chalk art.

baby its cold outside

O Holy Night

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

o holy night