Christmas Decor | All Is Merry And Bright

Christmas Decor | All Is Merry And Bright

AH! IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN, AND I’M SO THRILLED! This is the first Christmas Kyle and I will spend together as husband and wife! YAY!

I was so eager to decorate for Christmas, but it doesn’t quite feel like Christmas until you have the tree! Being that is it still November…, I knew there was no way a real Christmas tree would make to Christmas, so, an artificial tree it is! Being that Christmastime is quickly approaching, it was literally the worst time to find an artificial tree at a good price. So, I decided to hit Craigslist to begin my search! After searching for a few days, I finally found a listing for a new Costco Christmas tree! The lights on the tree didn’t work, so the retailer was selling it for super cheap! I knew I wanted to put my own lights on the tree anyways, so it worked out perfectly! I ended up getting this Costco tree ($250) for $50 — score!

My husband was at work, but I was so eager to get our new tree up and ready. So, thanks to my sister, we lugged the huge tree up our condo stairs and into the front window — it was a perfect fit! We set it up, and I begin cutting away at the old wires to remove the broken lights. Let me tell you, those lights on pre-lit trees are never intended to be removed! It ended up taking 4+ hours to remove! Thank goodness for wine and a Christmas movies, it made the task much more pleasant! 😉

Once the lights were all removed, I begin restringing the tree with clear twinkling lights! I wanted our artificial tree to have a realistic feel, so I thought twinkling lights would give it a little playful, homey feel. But once I was done stringing the lights, it still wasn’t enough. So, I went to Target and purchased 2 boxes of these Globe lights! I LOVE THEM! They gave our tree the feel I wanted!

We haven’t decorated our tree with ornaments yet, but I wanted to share what we have this far! 🙂

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Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas Pinterest

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Let me know what you think! 🙂

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Fall Autumn Decorations Ideas | Fall Decor Ideas

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Fall Autumn Decorations 

Fall Mantel Decor Ideas

It’s that time of year again — FALL DECORATIONS!!! Like everyone else, this is my favorite time of the year! There is nothing better than the smells and feels of the holidays: Pumpkin Spice, Apple Pies, the whole nine yards!!

Take a look into our fall decorations, but keep checking in, because this is just the beginning!!! YAY!

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Fall Table Ideas

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Take A Look Into Our Wedding Day | FREE DIY Wedding Printables + Decorations

 

Best Wedding Venue in Orange County — The Pacific Club Wedding Venue

Take A Look Into Our Special Day | DIY Wedding Decor + Decorations

 

My husband and I met over eight years ago. As cliché as it sounds, it truly was love at first sight! We caught each others eye from across the way and immediately hit it off. We quickly became close friends, and as our friendship progressed, it evolved into a longterm relationship, now to a marriage!

Our special day took place at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach on a beautiful spring day! Our wedding was everything I could have imagined and more. What a blessing to be able to spend my life with my best friend!

Take a glimpse into our special day, and enjoy the FREE DIY Wedding Printables!

 

 

 

 

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FREE DIY 'Here Comes The Bride Sign' Printable
FREE DIY ‘Here Comes The Bride Sign’ Printable
FREE DIY 'Here Comes The Bride Sign' Printable
FREE DIY ‘Here Comes The Bride Sign’ Printable

 

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DIY Chalkboard Wedding Welcome Seating Chart Sign
DIY Chalkboard Wedding Welcome Seating Chart Sign

 

 

FREE DIY Wedding Programs Printable
FREE DIY Wedding Programs Printable
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FREE DIY Wedding Programs Printable

 

FREE DIY Wedding Menu Printable
FREE DIY Wedding Menu Printable

 

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HOMEMADE LIVING | by taylor martin

Thank you for visiting Homemade Living, a blog featuring all things DIY.

My name is Taylor {newly] Martin — yay! I am 27 years old, and I recently married my best friend, Kyle Martin. I have an obsession with all things DIY: DIY Home Decor, DIY Home Decorations, DIY Wedding Decor, DIY Wedding Decorations, Budget-Friendly Decor, Thrifty Decor, DIY Holiday Decorations, DIY Party Decor, Keto Diet Recipes, Delicious Desserts, and Quick Dinners Ideas!

As a newly married couple, we are so eager to begin making our little condo our home! Follow my blog to see all our DIY Home Projects, and watch us transform our bare condo into our cozy little home!Couple Pictures Couple Photography Wedding Pose Ideas Couple Pose Ideas Engagement shoot ideas engagement poses

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BEST CHICKEN ENCHILADA RECIPE Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe Oven Baked Enchiladas

BEST ENCHILADA RECIPE Easy Chicken Enchilada Recipe Oven Baked Enchiladas

Ingredients:

(Shredded Chicken Mixture)

  • 1 Whole Rotisserie Chicken
  • 1/3 Cup Cilantro
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Enchilada Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Green Onion

(Rolled Enchiladas)

  • Corn Torillas
  • Mexican Shredded Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Chicken Mixture

(Enchilada Topping)

  • 16 oz Enchilada Sauce
  • 4 oz. Can Chopped Chilies
  • Mexican Shredded Cheese

Directions:

PREP: 15 MIN

COOK: 30 MIN

TOTAL TIME: 45 MIN

Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13×9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. 

  1. In large bowl, mix Rotisserie Chicken, Cilantro, Sour Cream, Green Onion, and Enchilada Sauce.
  2. Spoon (a heaping) 1/4 cup of Shredded Chicken Mixture over a corn tortilla, sprinkle mexican cheese over mixture; Roll corn tortilla tightly; place seam side down in baking dish. Repeat as needed.
  3. Top rolled tortillas with 1 cup Enchilada Sauce and 4 oz. chopped chilies, sprinkle Mexican shredded cheese, then layer an additional cup of Enchilada Sauce and sprinkle another layer of Mexican Cheese.
  4. Cover with foil; bake 15 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned.
  5. Serve & Enjoy!

 

 

DIY OAK TABLE MAKEOVER DIY Farmhouse Table Makeover

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DIY OAK TABLE MAKEOVER/RESTORATION:

When we (let’s be honest, ‘I’) was planning my wedding, I wanted to use pieces that I would (try) to keep forever! We did a Unity Candle Ceremony, and I wanted to use one of our side tables. The theme of the wedding was a Classic Vintage theme, so I was looking for a pedestal table. After hours of scrolling on LetGo, I came across the perfect size oak (yuck) side table! I figured for $30, it was worth a try!

 

What I used:

  • Early American Stain
  • Walnut Stain
  • Grey-Wash Stain
  • White Paint
  • Sandpaper
  • Paint Brush
  • TSP Cleaner
  • Polyurethane Water-Base Seal
  1. Sand off the original seal over Oak Table.
  2. Using half White Paint and half water, paint a coat over the oak. This works as a primer and adhesive to the remaining stain.
  3. Apply first coat of Early American Stain to table.
  4. Once the first coat of Early American stain is dry, apply the walnut color stain. Your table with look like a dark brown at this stage.
  5. Once the coat of Walnut is dry, apply the grey-wash stain.
  6. Once the grey wash stain is dry, apply another coat of the grey-wash stain.
  7. Once that coat is dry, use a fine sandpaper to brush over the stain to work as an adhesive for the polyurethane, while also creating a distressed farmhouse, weathered look.
  8. Clean the table with TSP Cleaner to remove excess dust and other oils.
  9. Apply top coat of polyurethane.
  10. YOU’RE DONE!

 

It turned out beautiful, and I love walking into our family room and seeing it every morning and thinking of our wonderful wedding day!!Processed with VSCO with hb2 presetProcessed with VSCO with hb2 preset

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