A quick holiday invite

2015 holiday party invitaion

My mother asked me to create an invitation for her staff holiday get-together. Not bad for an hour or so. Unfortunately I like it – a lot – so it’ll be tough to get it out of my head when I do our holiday greetings this year. 

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2013 Holiday Dining Room Decor and Centerpiece

2013 Holiday Dining Room - juniper topiary red lantern centerpiece - LauraAnneStone.com

Tomorrow the family I referenced in the hallway painting post will be here. I already have my mantle all worked out so the only other place I really wanted to spruce up was the dining room. You can see the stripes are gone and the creamy color I used on top of my 3 layers of…

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Winter Holiday 2013 Mantle

2013 Winter Holiday Mantle - LauraAnneStone.com

Round two for the new mantle! This time I de-cluttered it some. I switched out the two black candlesticks for a huge wooden one and made use of the gorgeous pine cones from the previous house. I also made a boxwood wreath and topiary ball from the hedges and used vintage Mason and Atlas jars filled with…

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WEEKEND PROJECT: Gifts for Pets (and using leftover craft scraps)

About two weeks ago I wrote about my pine cone door hanger. I’ve also crafted a few other things… Though I’m no longer a starving student, the crafty poor kid in me still likes making handmade gifts. While I was waiting for inspiration to strike looking through Martha Stewart’s homemade gift ideas, I found a Feather Cat Toy and…

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Sneaky Christmas

Individually Christmas Holiday Wrapped Beers

It’s almost Christmas time and I was completely surprised this year. I don’t usually travel much but this fall I went to Chicago and Las Vegas both. I’m pretty sure that’s what threw me off my house-decorating, present-buying, card-making, craft-crafting game this year. I actually still have wicker pumpkins and a resin skull in my…

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