Thanksgiving is behind us and not we are headed full blast to Christmas. Its time to turn our attention to a lovely table. In my world this means repurposing I'm planning my retro Christmas … [Read more...] about Lighting Christmas Centerpieces
I make a weekly appearance on Mondays at Noon CST on OneLifeRadio.com on the iheart media network. On October 24, 2016, I discussed Christmas shopping and how to avoid a "Spending … [Read more...] about Ways to Avoid a Christmas Spending Hangover
We've just released our latest Christmas lights tool to help you save time and money. Head over to our Christmas Lights Inventory Printable page to download either a spreadsheet or a PDF … [Read more...] about Christmas Lights Inventory
I LOVE your tree! Wow! Your tree just really sparkles! Why doesn't my tree look as bright as yours? Well, I have a secret. I've decided that it's time to share it. I add lights to pre-lit … [Read more...] about Texturize Your Christmas Tree with Light!
One of my sweet customers had this project - a delicate angel Christmas tree topper that had lost its sparkle! The tricky thing with a project like this is adding light but preserving the look of the … [Read more...] about Lighting a Tree Topper in April!!
The Question: What Christmas lights are used on the Capitol Tree? Answer: C9 LED Bulbs in multiple colors installed in 14 AWG wire stringer wire The Long Answer: Always happy to see our lights … [Read more...] about Lights Across the Country: DC and the Capitol Tree
Back in the Spring, I took an adventurous solo cruise to the Caribbean with the intention of writing like a crazy woman and having a spa moment or two. Well, I did get a lot of work done … [Read more...] about Rent a Christmas tree?
Every year families are tragically affected by the very Christmas decorations that are supposed to bring joy. Here is a startling video from the National Fire Protection Agency: According … [Read more...] about 210 Housefires a Year Start with Christmas Trees : 5 Ways to Stay Safer During the Holidays
I found this product over at the feed store one day when we stopped by to pick up chicken feed. It's made for all sorts of outdoor electrical cord connections and is a great choice for your … [Read more...] about Product Review: Cord Connect
CELEBRATE LIGHTS INTERVIEW WHO: Santa Pat OCCASION: Olympia Toy Run WHERE: Olympia, Washington PRODUCT: 12-volt lights USE: Santa uses our 12-volt vehicle lights to light up his … [Read more...] about 12 Volt Santa
Whether it's 4th of July, Veterans Day or Christmas, parades make up a part of the fabric of American life. I have to say some of my fondest memories of visiting my grandmother were of getting up … [Read more...] about 12 Volt Lights for Parades
The true spirit of Christmas is about showing our love and appreciation to family members and friends. The easy thing to do is to run to Target or a local mall and pick up a few items. If your list is … [Read more...] about Homemade Christmas Gifts – Easy For You and Easy on Your Budget
Are you someone who simply pulls out the decorations and hurriedly put them up so they can check the task off on their to-do list? Do you think of putting up the tree as just a Saturday afternoon … [Read more...] about Family Traditions – Christmas Tree Decorating
Need help thinking of a quick way to add sparkle to your entryway to welcome your Christmas guests? (Or planning a New Year's Eve party? Don't forget that your Christmas decorations do … [Read more...] about Project: Light Up Your Stairway Banister
I just received the photos for this wonderful project from Meg (friend and crafter-extraordinaire). It's a fun activity for a rainy day afternoon with kids and turns common and found materials into a … [Read more...] about Rainy Day Projects – Make an Illuminated Manger
I've known Matt for several years now. When we first met he purchased traditional mini lights. He mentioned that he was putting them on his Blazer. I thought, oh, a couple of strands of lights on a … [Read more...] about Matt’s Christmas Art Car
We've had a few customers wonder if these magnetic Christmas light clips can really hold up in windy weather. We had a great time last weekend shooting this video showing you just how well … [Read more...] about How strong are magnetic Christmas light clips?
Mini lights come in just about every variation under the sun nowadays - different color bulbs and wires, different spacing and light set lengths - you can even find them with novelty covers everything … [Read more...] about Twinkle Lights
It’s that time of year again! Doesn’t it feel as though you’ve blinked and it’s once again time to haul out the strings of lights, the pretty Christmas bulbs and ornaments, and the holiday … [Read more...] about 23 Things to Use for Christmas Decorating
As it gets closer to the time when I'll start dusting off last year's Christmas decorations, I just had to stop and think about all the traditions I'm building with my boys and I remember so fondly … [Read more...] about Christmas Stockings