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Making a List

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…and checking it twice. Fact: There are 121 days left until Christmas! Can you believe that?! That means you’ve let over half of the year slip by without planning for the longest (and largest) holiday season of the year. Okay, so maybe the situation isn’t quite as dire as I make it sound, but, as crazy as it may seam, it’s not too early to start marking things off your “Christmas to-do list”! I’ve been in a major list-making mode this past…

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Not Your Grandma’s Easter Eggs

Not Your Grandma's Easter Eggs // 7 Easter Egg Decorating Ideas // 7thhouseontheleft.com

Thanks to a quick Pinterest search, I have come to realize that anything and everything has been done to an Easter egg. They’ve been gilded, washi-taped, decoupaged, glittered, studded, chalk-boarded and even painted with nail polish. While I still have a major soft spot for the classic PAAS Coloring Kit (the smell of the dye still brings me back to my Grandma’s kitchen island), it’s official to say that we’ve gone way beyond the traditional dying technique from the days of yore…

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My Soapy Valentine

"Grown Up" Dish Soap Valentine / 7thhouseontheleft.com

Growing up, I loved handing out Valentines Day cards to my friends. Most of the time, I made them myself, but there were a few years when I remember picking out a few boxes of the pre-made character ones. When I was 17, I handed out Bob the Builder cards… yeah… I still have no idea why. I haven’t handed out Valentine’s cards in a few years – probably since college. I guess I figured I was too old for it…

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PORTER FAMILY GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST

7.5 Gingerbread House Decorating Ideas / 7thhouseontheleft.com

Greetings! Greg and I hope everyone had a great week filled with Christmas fun and holiday cheer! We’ve been a little MIA over the holiday because we’ve been down in Florida with my side of the family. We can’t even begin to say how much fun we’ve had and how nice it has been to take a break. We so needed this. Since we took time off, we have some catching up to do in the post department – but all…

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A DIFFERENT KIND OF HOUSE DECORATING

7 Gingerbread House Decorating Tips + Tricks // 7thhouseontheleft.com

I don’t know if it’s the interior design enthusiast in me or what, but I love decorating gingerbread houses. Back in college, we had a gingerbread house decorating contest, and over the years, it has become one of my family’s favorite Christmas traditions. It’s fun trying to outdo each other as creatively possible, and there’s always some sort of sabotage going on – in the funniest ways imaginable. I guess you can say it’s, “our kind of holiday“, haha. This…

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