Pallet Christmas Photo Display

Pallet Christmas Card Display by The Thinking Closet

I know, I know…it’s Christmas Eve Eve, and I’m still making things.  I promise, this is the last project!  After this, it’s church, then time to pack for our trip to New York (icanhardlycontainmyexcitement!). Remember all of those pallets we piled on top of our car?  Well, we’ve had great fun using the wood for various projects here and there.  I had this idea for a Christmas card & photo display that Mark helped me {read more…}

An Indie Christmas: Free Mix & Printable

An Indie Christmas Mix by The Thinking Closet

Needing a new Christmas mix to get you through these last few days until Christmas?  How about some last-minute Christmas gifts?  I’ve got you covered.  Just check out this post that I shared yesterday on my sister’s blog. I sort of take pride in my mix-making abilities.  As a wee lass, I used to craft mix tapes from songs on the radio, and later, when things got high-tech, I even burned mixes on CDs.  I {read more…}

Expected and Unexpected Guests

Christmas Photo Collage by The Thinking Closet

What a whirlwind week it has been! We’ve been busy hosting company…and not just the human kind.  A group of possums have taken up residency in the crawl space above our bedroom.  That’s right: possums.  (We have visual confirmation thanks to Mark’s headlamp.)  Their partying gets extra rowdy from 2 a.m. to 4:30 a.m., and between the air vent and thin walls, it almost sounds like they’re in the room with us.  Suffice it to {read more…}

Christmas Cookie Baking Party

Christmas Cookie Baking Party - The Thinking Closet

Did I ever tell you that I have a sweet tooth?  (More like sweet teeth, plural.)  So, naturally, baking is one of my favorite things.  Right up there with eating baked goods.  Tee hee. When it comes to baking, I love it all – – from carefully following a recipe to licking the bowl clean.  Go one step further and make it a social event, and I’m in heaven. And that’s exactly what I got {read more…}

10 Ways to Go Green with Christmas Cards

10 Ways to Go Green with Christmas Cards via The Thinking Closet

In case you missed my guest post on Blissful & Domestic last week, here it is in full!  Keep in mind, this is meant to inspire- -not to inflict guilt.  There are many ways to love our environment.  These are just 10 of the ways…. So, let’s talk Christmas cards. I don’t know about you, but the thought of compiling address, stamping envelopes, and signing 70 Christmas cards during the busiest time of year makes {read more…}

D.I.Y. Wrapping Paper Tutorial – Guest Posting at Sugar Bee Crafts

DIY Wrapping Paper Tutorial via The Thinking Closet

Today, I am taking part in the guest posting extravaganza over at Sugar Bee Crafts, sharing my D.I.Y. Wrapping Paper Tutorial. (I know it may seem like I’m going guest-post-crazy, but for those who don’t know, sometimes you write guest posts several weeks before they “go live,” so let me clarify that I am not superwoman doing all of these projects in just a few days.  Such feats of crafty strength would be pretty incredible, though.) {read more…}

D.I.Y. No-Sew Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt

D.I.Y. No-Sew Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt by The Thinking Closet

I like ruffles…A LOT.  And my new obsession is burlap. So, when I saw Ashley Johnston’s tutorial for a ruffle Christmas tree skirt, I knew it was my next d.i.y. project.  Here’s my completed skirt: I’m in love with how it turned out, however, let me shoot straight: this project is not for the faint of heart. It’s time-consuming.  Although a few bloggers mentioned this only taking two hours, it took me closer to eight!  {read more…}

My First Guest Post!

10 Ways to Go Green with Christmas Cards via The Thinking Closet

Today is an exciting day because my first {ever} guest post goes live over at the blog, Blissful and Domestic. Danielle was gracious enough to invite me to share my ideas for “going green” this holiday with her incredible audience. The inspiration for this post stems from a new tradition that my husband and I started two years ago: we send our Christmas newsletter to family and friends via email instead of snail mail.  However, {read more…}