Here in the Christmas Light Source (CLS) design lab, we LOVE the current rustic chic design craze combining natural cotton, burlap, and magnolias. As I've been adding to our Pinterest board … [Read more...] about Magnolias, Cotton and Burlap with Lights, Oh my!!
Our Backyard Hawaiian Luau will be decorated beautifully with a lighted flower garland. Tiki torches have been purchased and fire dancers are ready. Wait...maybe the fire dancers would be a bit much … [Read more...] about Crock Pot Summer Pulled Pork
Throwing a party? In my humble opinion, no party is complete without a 1950's style dip. Especially a 50's cheese dip. Pimento Cheese is my absolute favorite. I make it from scratch … [Read more...] about Pimento Cheese Recipe
We are loving summer here in Texas and hoping that the thermometer stays below 100 degrees for a few more days. We want to plan those outdoor pool parties, BBQ's and even our own version of the … [Read more...] about Summer Luau Lights
Light us your summer and Independence Day celebrations with banners and intertwine them with lights! Materials: Red, white and blue banners. Use a fabric one like the one used in … [Read more...] about Light Up the 4th of July with Banners and Lights
With summer upon us, we are looking for a little extra splash for our special events. This lighted flower garland is a perfect fit for both indoor and outdoor occasions. It's an easy do-it-yourself … [Read more...] about Lighted Flower Garland
If you research the origin of the hamburger, you will find many people who claim to have invented or served the first one. What started out as a basic meat patty between two buns has now become … [Read more...] about National Hamburger Day
If you're looking for something a little different to do with the kids, how about planning a scavenger hunt? National Scavenger Hunt Day is on May 24, but this is a fun activity you can do … [Read more...] about National Scavenger Hunt Day
We don't know who came up with this national holiday, but we're pretty sure we want to be friends with them! Rich, deep chocolate cake paired with chocolate frosting...yum, yum! Do you … [Read more...] about National Devil’s Food Cake Day
You've invited guests over for dinner and the house is feeling a little blah...what to do? This is a quick and inexpensive solution to your problem. It only requires you to keep a string … [Read more...] about What Can I Do With One String of Craft Lights?
What is a summer party or Cinco de Mayo without a great street taco recipe? This recipe and either an instant pot or a crockpot (just follow the directions below then pop into a crock pot … [Read more...] about Instant Pot Roast Beef Street Tacos
We love the idea of simple craft projects to add interest to a room. When combined with lights, it's even better! This easy lighted ribbon garland added a special touch to our Easter decorations. With … [Read more...] about Lighted Ribbon Garland
We love this fun project - so quick and easy. Perfect for an Easter weekend party. Required materials: Inexpensive Plastic Easter Eggs One string of mini lights (or more if you'd like!) … [Read more...] about Easter Egg Lights
Recently, peering into the lost and found cabinet up at church, I saw the loveliest Nambe serving set that had been in the cabinet window for a month. I thought that before it was shipped … [Read more...] about Emily’s Living Room – A Single String of Lights
A few recipes are so sweet, salty and delicious that they can only be made for major Holidays like Easter and Christmas and shared with friends and family. Easter Puppy Chow definitely … [Read more...] about Easter Bunny Chow
I love this soup because it gives me an additional use for the oversized bag of organic carrots that I purchase for the boys at Costco. I’ve served this as a first course when having friends over for … [Read more...] about Easy Carrot Soup
It's Spring and it also happens to be National Craft Month! We think it's a great time to brighten up your home just in time for the Easter Holiday. Celebrate with these a few of these easy … [Read more...] about Simple Ways to Brighten Easter
A couple of weeks ago while traveling to visit with friends who used to be from Texas, I had a revelation: Huntsville has great coffee. Everywhere I went, fantastic coffee and tea, as well. At the … [Read more...] about Alchemy Lounge: Huntsville’s Best Coffee (and great little lights)
One of our lovely customers shared with us how she is using round bulbs and white cords to accent her fantastic pool. Here's what she had to say: Hi Shellie, These lights turned out amazing! I … [Read more...] about Fantastic way to light up a backyard pool!
I love making enchiladas when friends visit for dinner. All the advantages of a casserole without the tuna and noodles. It's also welcome dish to drop off for after a new baby. They are easy to … [Read more...] about Best Chicken Enchiladas with Green Sauce Ever!