Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas From our families to yours…. Thank you for being such amazing viewers & friends! Your support means so much to us and we wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and holiday season! –Katie and Holly

Our Very Favorite Christmas Holiday Decorations

Out of all of the Christmas posts we’ve shared, there are a few that stand out the most [to me]. I hope you enjoy re-visiting them too… Create a cheery Christmas Front Porch A subtle and beautiful way to decorate The Living Room at Christmas Repurpose your cereal boxes for this Star Garland Create a […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from Creatively Living!

How to Transition Your Decor From “Christmas” to “Winter”

Do you ever struggle with what to take down and/or put up after the holidays? Here is my guide for what easy changes to make to transition from Christmas into the New Year! Aim to give your space the following feel: 1. Cozy It’s still winter and this is an easy transition from Christmas to […]

A Holiday Dining Room Makeover ~ Room Reveal

The Dining Room Makeover is finally here…it’s been a long time coming (and just in time for the holidays)! The dining room was nearly complete when we decided to begin the Backyard Makeover…which turned the window into a door [and therefore creating more work in the dining room and delaying the reveal]. So lets recap… […]

Holiday Apple Cake Recipe

This is one of my favorite dessert recipes! I like to save the recipe for the holidays so it seems just a little more special, plus the apples and cinnamon just remind me of the holidays. Warning: this smells REALLY good! Recipe: Cake– 4 cups chopped apples 2 cups granulated sugar 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon […]

Cereal Box Star Garland…for any holiday or occasion

SAVE YOUR CEREAL BOXES! Check out this creative way to re-purpose your cereal box! The cardboard is the perfect thickness for these stars. Not only are these stars cute and make an adorable star garland {that goes perfectly with every holiday and occasion}, but they are SIMPLE to make! Start with a star template; I […]

Large Rustic Star for Under $3 and 15 Minutes!

I’ve been making lots of these large rustic stars for my shop this season. I think they are so fun! …and easy and inexpensive! They would make a great addition to your holiday décor, or a gift for a friend. To start, I took lath from a friend’s kitchen remodel. Now the lath I used […]

Barnacle Travels ~ Gift Ideas for the Traveler

Ever wonder what to get for a the Traveler in your family? Or want to include travel experiences in your home decor? Maybe you want your decor to display the country in which you were born or a national holiday? Barnacle Travels is the site to find handmade travel gifts and home decor. I’m a […]

DIY Noel Sign for $5!

I’ve made quite a few of these signs lately for the shop. This idea came together when I saw the “Noel, Joy and Merry” wood cut-outs at the Target dollar section for $3 each! Next, pair it with a $2 door from Habitat and paint away! A little white paint to freshen up the door, […]