Cozy Christmas Frame

For Christmas this year I’ve been decorating in a cozy cabin kind of feel which includes the popular buffalo checks and plaids and woodsy types of elements. Here’s a peek of some of our decor. I hope to get a small home tour up tomorrow.

A cozy cabin feeling Christmas

I thought it might be fun to cover a craft store frame with a wool sweater to add to my decor, so I went to my local thrift store and found a 100% wool sweater and washed it to shrink it. They call this technique “felting” because it shrinks the fibers and makes it feel more like felt. I’m thrilled with how my Cozy Christmas Frame came out. Here’s what I came up with.

A cozy Christmas frame for my cabin decor.

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Ikea Straw Bag Hack

Have you been thinking about gift ideas for Christmas like I have? I am a big fan of giving gifts that are homemade or have my personal touch on them. I think it means so much to the receiver to have been given a gift that I’ve put some thought and time into.

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What is the Best Laundry Detergent?


Well, it depends. There are a lot of variables! 

Recently, I was washing blankets and quilts at a laundry mat and I overheard a conversation that got me thinking about my experience with laundry detergent. The owner of the laundry mat saw someone using Sun Detergent and told him that it only contained 20% soap and the rest of it was fillers and water. Hmmm….I knew this was a detergent found at the dollar store and very inexpensive, but it sounds like you’re getting what you pay for with this one. The owner did say that he has been using Kirklands detergent found at Costco and was a great value for what you get.

I got busy doing some research and here’s what I’ve found from several onsite reviews. These are the most common in alphabetical order. These reviews are of each detergent brand as a whole. (See what I use and my thoughts below.)

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Fourth of July Pennant Flag

I love summer and all the fun that goes with it, especially around the 4th of July. Being an Army wife this day means so much to me so I go all out with my decorating. Here’s a Fourth of July banner flag I made for this coming Independence Day.

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