Pinned It, Made It, Loved It: DIY Ornament Wreath

DIY Ornament WreathHappy Monday from Kentucky! I’m here visiting my family for the next few weeks, but wanted to share this fun ornament wreath I made before I left! I’ve admired this project from Martha Stewart for ages but always kept it on the back burner for whatever reason. Even though I’m totally obsessed with how it looks (seriously how magical are vintage bulbs), I think the initial cost of the ornaments was a turn off for me.

When I saw Studio DIY’s version, I knew this was a project I’d had to have in my home. So when I came across some affordable colorful ornaments, I decided to do my own cheaper, rainbow version. Here’s how it turned out:

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Classic Christmas Playlist

Classic Christmas PlaylistAll of my favorite holiday moments revolve around music in one another or another. Driving to go see lights with music playing on the radio, or walking up on Christmas morning to the sound of music coming from the record player down the hall. When you hear Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’, you just know the season has begun.

I went through and narrowed down my favorite classic songs from growing up. The ones I remember listening to with my dad and family. You can listen/follow along here or just click play down below! And if you like some modern songs mixed in with the classics, check out my playlist from last year!


Coffee Lover’s Gift Box + Free Printable

Coffee Lover’s Gift Box + Free Printable The holidays have always been my favorite time of year because I absolutely love gift giving. And I mean LOVE. Most of the time I have to buy double gifts because I get too excited and have to give a gift ahead of actual Christmas. It gets expensive. 

This year I’ve teamed up with Kenmore to put together a fun giftable option for the coffee lover in your life, including a fun piece of pop art that you can print from home for free. And boy is it a good one! So good, you should probably print one for yourself too.

You can view the full post, and grab your download, over on Kenmore’s recently redesigned blog. While you’re there, be sure to check out the additional how-to’s recipes, home hacks and more!

Coffee Lover’s Gift Box + Free Printable

Printable Artwork by Megan Roy

OMG I wrote a book!

Hello Color by Rachel Mae SmithAfter months and months from keeping this secret from you, today is the day where I can finally tell you the news. Guys… I WROTE A FREAKIN’ BOOK! Seriously, what a surreal statement. Little did I know that when I started this blog as a hobby years ago that eventually it would lead to me being a published author. I 100000% could not have gotten to this point without you and I’m beyond thankful that you’ve continued reading my blog over the years. But enough of the sentiments, here’s the inside scoop about the book!  Continue reading…