Merry Christmas from Mama Bird

If you have read my blog for awhile know how in love I am with ribbon, bows, fabric… obsessed! I care this obsession into my Christmas Decorating and today I thought I would share the wreath I made new this year!Fantab, if I do say so myself I love the whimsy of it all!! what you think!!

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How to: I bought the grapevine wreath at Michaels, use left over Christmas ribbon for the bows, recycled the G that I gave a coat of white paint and red & white polka dot ribbon from my 4th of July wreath! Added some fun Christmas balls and voila!

xoxo. Mama Bird

Mantel {FALL} Makeover

IMG_4589 Even though FALL is NOT in the air this week (82 today). I decided it was time to do a Mantel Makeover to celebrate my FAV season. This makeover only cost me $6. for the Halloween banner, everything else, I already had!! My fav part of the whole mantel is the Candy Pumpkin Tree that Jack and I made this afternoon, with left over candy, pumpkin candy corn that he had to have! (and didn’t like, did I mention during the melt down in Wally he had “needing” the afore mentioned candy corn, I told him he wouldn’t like it!!) Branches we collected in the yard and some festive ribbon I had on hand.  Cute, don’t ya think?

IMG_4591 Hubs suggested I make an apple necklace for the deer. I may just take that challenge. Any suggestions?

Are you doing any FALL/Harvest/ Halloween Makeovers?

xoxo, Mama Bird

up next…

Carmel Apple Cake &

Front Door {Harvest} Makeover!!

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Tour of Homes with The Nester


This is only the 2nd Christmas that we have spent in this house and I am so excited to be able to have the tree in the Family Room! Last year I was so afraid that I would not be able to keep j out of the tree! He is 2 1/2 and has done pretty well. I did find him with his hands in the water under the tree. When I asked him what he was doing he told be he was thirsty! I have also found many ornaments “hiding” all around the house!! He is having so much fun!

This is a close up of the NEW ornament that I got from my Bunco Christmas Party! Thanks Elizabeth! I think this is the neatest thing!! I am going to put one of these little scrolls at each place setting at Christmas dinner and have every family write “A WISH” and then we will place it back on the tree and next Christmas we can open it back up and read them!! What a fantastic tradition to start!!

This is my favorite part the massive bow at the top of the tree!

I just couldn’t resist showing you my favorite ornament! Jack gave us this last year, he umm… “made it” at pre-school. Thanks to Ms. V & Ms. L! It made me cry!

Another of my favorite parts is the mantel. I LOVE our stockings they were a present last Christmas from my Mom and I think they are so me! Polka-dots, though I would never wear them, are so fun and of course the added surprise of leopard just makes these adorable!!