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mrs. hines' class · 4M ago

A Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

When I set out to decorate my home for Christmas I had three requirements: It had to be festive, it had to be elegant, and it had to accommodate my Dad So, I pulled out all of my old Christm...
mrs. hines' class · 4M ago

An Important Lesson on Decorating the Perfect Christmas Tree

I dreaded putting up and decorating the Christmas tree. I feel this way every year. Then, I finally pull it out of the box and assemble it, admiring the simple beauty of a lighted tree. And ...
mrs. hines' class · 4M ago

17 Creative Ways to Display Christmas Cards

Remember how exciting it was to check the mail when you were a kid?  I got to relive a little of that feeling yesterday with my daughter. She was so excited to discover our first Christmas c...
mrs. hines' class · 4M ago

How to Freshen Your Christmas Decor

As I opened boxes and unpacked my Christmas decorations the other day, I faced the familiar challenge of making the same cheap garland and those old, faded ornaments I’ve had for years look ...
mrs. hines' class · 4M ago

Cyber Monday Picks You’ll Love

My inbox is filled with Cyber Monday offers, most of which I won’t open much less take advantage of. It’s just too much to take in all at once. But I did take some time to browse through som...
mrs. hines' class · 4M ago

He Calls Me By Name

Every year as we enter into Advent season and prepare our hearts for Christmas, I say a little prayer. Nothing long, nothing fancy, just a simple prayer. Several weeks ago, as the movie cred...
mrs. hines' class · 5M ago

Dear Krista: An Open Letter to My Niece

Dear Krista, Your first bridal shower, and the first in our family out of the grandkids, is today. Usually at bridal showers, there are blank cards for guests to share advice with the bride....
mrs. hines' class · 5M ago

A Holiday Gift Guide for {Almost} Everyone on Your List

I used to spend the week of Thanksgiving racing the clock to put up all of my Christmas decor by Thanksgiving day. Then, the day after Thanksgiving, I’d run around like a mad women on a miss...
mrs. hines' class · 5M ago

You’ve Got Skills: Learning to Trust Your Decorating Instincts

Form the couch, looking into the living room, I would question my Fall tablescape choices… Is blue and white Fallish enough? Blue and white is classic, I countered. Will people question my c...
mrs. hines' class · 5M ago

7 Ways to Decorate with Faux Sheepskin Rugs

I’d had my eye on sheepskin rugs for quite some time, but wasn’t sure I’d like one for myself. When I finally bought one on a whim, I was surprised at how many ways I found to use it. So man...