Category Archives: DIY

I still remember the feeling of abject trepidation when I hit “Publish” for the first time on Just a Smidgen.. or the astonishment when I saw “1 view” appear on my stats page. I was confounded.. how had someone actually found and read my blog? Years later, I still feel elated, yet also humbled when someone comes across Just a Smidgen and […]

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Yesterday was overcast, the sky a flurried sea of flakes in the evening’s quickly darkening grey sky. In our home all was still and calm, giving my heart time to reflect. ♥ The preparation, followed by Christmas “done”.. means prettily dressed rooms are all quietly twinkling on “standby”, waiting for what comes next. I resist the urge to quickly put everything away, […]

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In a pinch, a Christmas table setting can be done up so easily, just by moving your other Christmas decorations onto your table. These decorations were picked up off my Christmas mantel and set out on a simple white tablecloth. You may have seen these IKEA snowflake chargers on my Scandinavian Tablescape last year. I think lots of layers adds visual […]

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Having a faux flocked Christmas tree means that we don’t have that heady scent of pine when you walk in the door. Hanging a  DIY living fresh wreath inside is the next best thing. ♥ I love the new Pottery Barn Live Fresh Winter Wreath, but couldn’t see how I’d be able to ship it here affordably […]

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