Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Holiday Home Tour

Hi there! Welcome friends to the my holiday home tour! I'm so happy to have been asked by my friend Jen Migonis to open my home this holiday season! Throughout this entire week, talented bloggers are ready to inspire by sharing their holiday homes! If you are new to Making Home Base, we live in a cute rental here in sunny San Diego, CA. Believe it or not we get about 10 gloomy days a year and … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas: Gold Confetti Gift Wrap

One of my favorite parts about the whole holiday season is buying gifts and wrapping them. Getting creative with holiday gift wrap ideas is so, so fun! I was so excited when Rachel from Lines Across challenged me and some other bloggers to come up with creative holiday gift wrap ideas! Earlier this fall, Rachel launched Let's Wrap Stuff, a website devoted to all things gift wrap related. To … [Read more...]

Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

DIY Oversized Snowflakes copy

I'm sure you all are rolling your eyes are you scroll through Pinterest and see Christmas, Christmas everywhere. I know, it's early. But time is flying and these handmade projects take time so starting early is a must. At least that's how I'm excusing myself :) I love oversized wall art. These popsicle stick snowflakes are the perfect oversized wall art for the holidays. And hello, popsicles … [Read more...]

But won’t I miss it…

Christmas in Hawaii

Today’s post is sponsored by Thymes, but my love for their holiday fragrances is all my own! For as long as I can remember, I've always had a real tree. Even as a young girl I remember going to the Christmas tree lot and picking out the perfect tree. As the only child, I always had the very important job of picking out the tree. I took it seriously, and always insisted on the fullest tree I … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas 2013

Christmas family photos

Dear sweet readers, Merry Christmas! It's been such a wonderful year for my family. And I hope you all have much to celebrate this holiday season as well. Since I plan to unplug and just enjoy my family, I wanted to pop in and wish you a very merry Christmas.Here's our Christmas card that I never got printed. E-cards are the way of the future I'm telling myself. Also, we just got our family … [Read more...]

Burlap Gift Bags DIY Holiday Gift Bags

Personalized Burlap Gift Bags

Can we talk about gift wrap today? I'm bad. I haven't wrapped a single present. That means it's bare beneath my tree. There are two reasons for it. One is I have a toddler and two, I don't love wrapping gifts. I prefer gift bags. It's true. And since I prefer gift bags, I'm showing you how I made these cute little burlap gift bags. They are perfect for pretty much anything and you can … [Read more...]

18 Holiday Sweets and Treats!

Tis the season of overindulgence! And oh ya'll nailed it! I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to try each and every recipe! Don't worry, I'll start my diet again after the New Year *wink* Here's 18 of our favorite Holiday Sweets and Treats As always, please pin from the original source! Red Velvet Christmas Cupcakes from Dieter's Downfall Oatmeal Lacies from Pint Sized Baker Cranberry … [Read more...]

Using Ornaments To Decorate Your Home For the Holidays

Using Ornaments to Decorate

Using Ornaments To Decorate Your Home For The Holidays Competing post titles are: Easiest way ever to decorate your home for Christmas. Cheap holiday decorating ideas. Seriously. Not sure if you caught on during my holiday home tour but I used ornaments just about everywhere. You can snag a tube of 10-12 "shatter free" ornaments from the Dollar Tree for (you guessed it) $1. I love … [Read more...]

Holiday Pillow Ideas: Gold Sequins JOY Pillow

DIY Gold Sequins JOY Pillow

I have more holiday fun for you today. In the form of something shimmery. If you're looking for holiday pillow ideas then today's your day. And because it's no secret that I love shimmery things especially in Christmas decor, I made a pillow with gold sequins. I love a festive holiday pillow, don't you? You first got a glimpse of this pillow last week during my holiday home tour. Here's a … [Read more...]

Christmas Party Tour

Christmas Party Decor Ideas

Oh hey! You're here for the Christmas party right? Great! Come on in :) Earlier this week I shared my holiday home decor, we'll call that part 1. So today, I'm sharing part 2. This is more of what you would see if you stopped by my home for a party, my dining area and I even have a fun hot cocoa bar set up for us. Want to come in? Great! This post is full of photos so I won't bore you with my … [Read more...]

My Holiday Home Decor: A Home Tour

holiday home tour

Do you hear what I hear? Sleigh bells, jingle bells, Christmas carols... it's the most wonderful time of the year! Our little  home base is has gotten a dusting of Christmas magic. I love putting holiday touches on our home and today I'm so excited to be sharing all of the details with you as a part of the Home For The Holidays Tour of Homes! 30 bloggers have opened up their homes to share … [Read more...]

Faux Fur Winter Wreath

Fur Wreath

Welcome to day two of 25 Days of Christmas! To see day one, click here. And to follow along on the interactive advent calendar, click here.I can't believe that December is here and we are already two days into our advent calendar. This is my most favorite time of the year! And, I'm so excited to be a part of this wonderful count down to Christmas. I'm sharing my winter wreath today! It's the … [Read more...]

Peace Sign: An Outdoor Holiday Decor Tutorial

Peace Sign: Outdoor Holiday Decor

Hey guys! I don't know if it's because Turkey Day is late this year or if I'm just so excited to have Matt home this year for Christmas, but I have been dying to just deck out the whole house for Christmas. This weekend I pulled down all of my fall stuff off the porch and started putting up my Christmas porch decor. I was pretty certain my neighbors would think I was totally nuts as it's not even … [Read more...]

How to Keep Greenery Fresh This Holiday Season

How to Keep Holiday Greenery Fresh

Happy Monday! I'm thrilled to have a short week and while I'm preparing for a nice and simple Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, I am also preparing my home for the holidays! One thing I absolutely love is fresh greenery! We always go with a real tree - it's tradition and we absolutely love it. But real Christmas trees aren't the only way to bring greenery into your home for the holiday season. I … [Read more...]

Gold Glitter Christmas Sign

Gold Glitter Christmas Sign

This post is sponsored by Plaid. As always all opinions are 100% mine. I'm continuing my holiday decorating today with some gold and some sparkle with some help from Mod Podge! My crush on gold has spilled over into my holiday decor and I'm super excited! I'm thinking gold, silver, with the traditional Christmas red this year. I've been working on little projects here and there and I can't … [Read more...]

Paper Christmas Lights Garland Door Hanging

Paper Holiday Lights Door Hanging

So remember last week when I opened that Christmas can of worms? Yeah, today, I'm just going to keep on going with this holiday crafting if that's alright with you! I'm pretty sure my neighbors officially think I'm crazy as I was packing up the faux pumpkins and hanging up my paper holiday lights door hanging all at once. Hopefully it gets them in the holiday spirit ;) PAPER HOLIDAY LIGHTS … [Read more...]