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Decorating Addiction chronicles the renovating and decorating of our first home.

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  • What's Inside the Advent Boxes?
    on Dec 18, 2012 in parenting Christmas
    Last week, I shared the advent calendar I made out of a ladder.   The kids are enjoying opening a box each day.           As I mentioned, I didn't want to make an advent calendar that was filled with presents.&...
  • In Honor of Sandy Hook
    on Dec 17, 2012 in parenting inspiration
      I don't watch much television.  I usually listen to the news in my car on Satellite Radio but Friday I was listening to Christmas music all day when I drove around for work.  I was really excited about our annual Christmas party tha...
  • An Advent Ladder
    on Dec 12, 2012 in crafts parenting Christmas
    I've wanted to make an advent calendar every year since Imani was little.     I finally made one.      Imani is almost twelve.     Don't judge me -- I just struggled with how to make one, what to put i...
  • Santa's Back on the Mantel
    on Dec 9, 2012 in decorating Christmas mantel
    You know I like to change my mantel for the holidays and every year I try to make it a bit different, just using everyday objects around my house.   But this year, there's one element from last year's mantel that I couldn't leave out:  ...
  • Homemade Gift Ideas
    on Dec 5, 2012 in parenting gifts inspiration Christmas
    The Christmas season is in full-swing.   Have you started making any of your gifts yet?     I haven't!   But I sure have spent a good deal of time on Pinterest finding great gifts to make.  If I actually got off of Pi...
  • Holding on to Magical Moments  I've been having Christmas light envy.   You know - when you drive around town and see everyone's houses all decorated, lights twinkling across their rooftops, beautifully decorated trees peeking out of window panes when you haven't h...
  • Cursing Martha Stewart
    on Nov 29, 2012 in crafts decorating Christmas
    I found an awesome Gingerbread Man Wreath on Pinterest last week and I was determined to try it myself.   It was created by Martha Stewart.  I've always loved Martha, up until now.   Imani and I prepared the recipe and put it in th...
  • Secrets to Thrifting - 5 Items to Snag I mentioned yesterday that I LOVE to go shopping for second hand items to decorate my home.   I look forward to it like some people look forward to going to the mall.   I guess what I love most about it is the thrill of finding so...
  • Thrift Store Haul
    on Nov 27, 2012 in decorating Christmas treasures
    This weekend I was able to spend some time thrifting for stuff to decorate our house for Christmas.  Watch the video to see what I found!             Have you found anything to decorate for the holidays at...
  • Gangnam Style Delays Christmas Decorating
    on Nov 26, 2012 in decorating entry Christmas Exterior
    Yesterday, I was reading Facebook and I came across a friend who wrote,   "All Christmas presents bought, wrapped, bagged and tagged.  Now it's time to get the tree."   Seriously?!     I almost puked.   I am won...
  • Teaching the Value of Hard Work
    on Nov 23, 2012 in parenting About us
    I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I enjoyed seeing my family and I am definitely enjoying a couple of days off from work!  It's been pretty intense over the last month, so I am enjoying time to read, knit, craft and just relax w...
  • Home-Related ThanksHappy Thanksgiving!!     First off, thank you to all of my dedicated readers who continue to read my home endeavors, despite the fact that I am inconsistent.    I appreciate each and every one of you.   I hope yo...
  • A Christmas Forest
    on Nov 21, 2012 in crafts decorating Christmas
    Over the weekend, Imani and I decided to start creating some Christmas decorations.   I have a whole list on Pinterest of things I want to make this year to give as gifts to eat to decorate. . . We started with a simple project of making...
  • Butternut Squash Pumpkin Soup Yummo  I got a little talkin' to from my sister last week on how she thinks I should blog more.   I don't know if I've ever shared how much I look up to my sister with you before but if I haven't, I should have.   Here's the most recen...
  • Thankful to Have a Thanksgiving Mantel
    on Nov 19, 2012 in decorating Fall Thanksgiving mantel
    I knew what my Thanksgiving mantel would look like months ago.  I am a Pinterest addict, as I mentioned before.   I was inspired when I came across this photo on Pinterest and I knew I was going to hijack this idea with the old br...
  • Could it be? Christmas Cards out on time?!
    on Nov 18, 2012 in crafts Christmas
    Every year I order my Christmas cards through Shutterfly or some other online company that prints cards. But this year, thanks to Pinterest, I was inspired to make my own cards.  I found the cutest, simplest Christmas card on Pinterest so I...
  • Yikes! My House is Spooked
    on Oct 21, 2012 in decorating Fall Halloween
    Last week, I pulled in the driveway when I came home from work and was totally freaked out by what hung in my doorway. Jason finished spooking up the house for our favorite season. These guys have been up for about a week but they still scare...
  • Halloween mantel
    on Oct 10, 2012 in decorating Halloween mantel
        It's that time of year again! Our favorite holiday season is in full swing -   Halloween!   Aisles at stores are packed with all kinds of creepy Halloween decorations and costumes (and candy, of course)!   We're...
  • Charting Chores
    on Oct 6, 2012 in adventures organization About us
    I think my kid is spoiled. Not spoiled in the sense that she's ungrateful or rude, but spoiled because I haven't given her any real responsibilities on a regular basis. I mean she's been getting $20 allowance every month just 'because.' She's sup...
  • InstAddiction
    on Oct 2, 2012 in adventures inspiration About us
    Lately, I've been liking Instagram much more than Facebook. Have you joined yet? It's so much fun to see everyone's photos. Some people use Instagram as a way to preserve memories and share photos of their families while others use it to ca...
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