Over on my business website, I’m now giving away downloadable freebies throughout the year! The first is a Facebook Timeline cover to kick the year off right. Head on over there now to download it, and be sure a like mod.girl.designs on Facebook so you never miss a freebie or giveaway announcement!
With all of the running around Ranger and I do in the Holiday season, we haven’t found time in the past couple of years to decorate the house. But with all the improvements we’ve made to the house and the early planning I did this year to prepare, it was almost a painless process.
I designed and Sunsational Solutions cut this holiday door film for the front. I’ve had a blast year adding those special touches to our front and back door. And anyone who visits gets a kick out of seeing the designs.
Our relatives have been giving us ornaments over the years, some from our childhood, some new and we love having a tree with history. Ranger made a tree stand from a pecan tree log (thanks Pinterest!) from the backyard. We removed the bark, sanded it smooth and put a nice matte polycoat finish on it so it’s sure to last many years. I had struggled finding the perfect tree stand or skirt to fit our house (and something that could stand up to the dogs!) and this idea was perfect.
Stay tuned for more holiday decorating posts to come!
Last summer we purchased solar powered pathway lights for our walkway and garden beds. They’ve worked great so far, adding subtle ambience and keeping me from tripping around my dimly lit backyard. The only problem is, they come equipped with plastic spikes that are easily broken (I killed one with a car door last week) and can’t be replaced. After 3 of them breaking, I created this quick fix, one that’s lasted well and can take quite a beating!
- Drycleaner hanger (the thicker the better)
- wire cutters
I’m sure at this point you don’t even need directions but here it goes… Clip the hanger in half so you’ve got yourself a v-shaped section of wire. Squeeze ends together and force into the ground a few inches where you want the light to live. Place light on top of the wire. TADA! Check out the photos below for more details…
My parents adopted the cutest little Border Collie/Blue Heeler puppy. She’s smart, she’s sweet and all my pups love her as much as I do, though I can’t say the same for Sid, the cat. She was not a big fan of the camera, it took a while before she stopped squinting when I tried to take her photo. Perhaps someone played the old squirting camera trick on her
But I’ll have you know my Dad still calls me his favorite daughter. Though I think that’s only because she’s not completely house trained yet!