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These are a Few of My Favorite Things the Christmas Edition

Happy Holidays everyone! Are you all as ready for 2020 to end as I am? Even though I can’t hear your responses I am sure there will be a lot of YESES!  I have decided to try to enjoy December despite this awful year. I shall ride out the rest of it on a wave of fairy lights and glitter! Turning the house into a winter wonderland has helped! Let me show you a few of my favorite things the Christmas edition!

This is my Disney tree that I’ve collected ornaments for for over twenty years.  Disneyland and Disney World are two of my favorite places on the planet! These ornaments represent countless trips to the parks over the years and bring back so many fun memories.

Nutcrackers are another fav of mine! The more shiny, the more sequins the more obnoxious the better!

Fairy lights, nutcrackers, and a wreath that I DIYed adorn the mantle. I also love the little ceramic angels with the letters NOEL. They belonged to a dear family friend who passed away years ago and it always is in a special place in my Christmas decor now.

Fun fact…my middle name is Joy so I always collect them at Christmastime like the sign above.

Our foyer is so many of my favorite things! Dinosaurs, pompoms, disco balls and bottlebrush trees may not make sense to everyone but to me they make a perfect combination!

This little retro television craft I created after seeing similar projects from the Crafty Lumberjacks (if you haven’t seem them they are AWESOME) as well as Anthropologie.  I loved it so much that I had to take Poppy’s Christmas photos with it and find a spot to integrate it into the rest of the decorations! Plus I can transform it and use it for a photography prop for my side business Bee Memorable Photography!

This was seriously the easiest DIY and I absolutely adore the way it turned out. I just took a cardboard box and cut the hole out of the front.  The panel on the right side is foam paper from the Dollar Tree and the buttons are water bottle lids I painted black and hot glued on. The antennas are skewer sticks with foam balls that I painted with Mod Podge and silver glitter.

For Halloween I had purchased a black tree this year and had it decorated in the foyer with a candy corn theme. For Christmas however it has been turned into a Nightmare Before Christmas tree! I found the cutest Jack Skellington at Walmart in the Christmas section and a Zero plastic piggy bank that looks perfect beneath the tree!

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and let’s hope that 2021 is the exact opposite of 2020. Here is to good health, amazing career opportunities and fun times with friends and family! Until next time you all stay safe!

CSI Wall Panels

Today’s post is a guest post from CSI Wall Panels. See how they can bring innovative designs to your space. 

 Looking For Wall Panels for Washrooms? Read On

We often end up spending quite a bit of time in the washroom. Many people find the washroom to be the most inspiring space. It is in this space that they get their best and most creative ideas. Having a beautifully decorated washroom is essential. However, the washroom is the last space where you want to end up spending large sums of money for the décor. With the help of the wall panels, you can have the perfect and most creatively decorated washroom at an unbelievably affordable price. Here’s everything you need to know about the wall panels for the washroom.

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Channelling Dolly the Shop is Expanding!

As I strive to make Channelling Dolly something to make you all smile more things are coming to light! There will be some exciting additions to the blog and to Channelling Dolly the Etsy shop. As the end of the first year of this labor of love draws closer and a new year of Channelling Dolly begins next month I can’t wait to share more with all of you! 

While I obviously love Dolly, I am very passionate about interior design as well. While earning a degree in design it was so important to see how the things that we fill our home with can help to change our moods. To this point, bold colors, whimsical prints and eclectic patterns draw my eye and lift my spirits. For this reason, you will begin to see much of this in Channelling Dolly the Etsy shop. 
Channelling Dolly the Shop is Expanding!

While there are many more designs in the works. First up in the home decor arena is the glitter dinosaur wreath!  Sure dinosaurs are perfect on their own. However, when they are all decked out like a disco ball…simply amazing! 
Channelling Dolly the Shop is Expanding! Channelling Dolly the Shop is Expanding! Now I am sure that while disco dinosaurs appeal to many, they may not be your particular cup of tea. So, in that case, make sure to check back often. New designs will be coming on a regular basis! Channelling Dolly the Shop is Expanding!

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For this and more designs please check out ChannellingDolly the Etsy shop! And if you have any ideas on what you would like to see in the shop feel free to email me. Link found above in the contact section! 

Thank you all for the continued support! 

Apartment Features Dolly Parton Would Love

Today I would like to give a warm welcome to Channelling Dolly’s very first guest blogger Dia Darling! You will find more info about Dia after the Dolly inpsired post “Apartment Features Dolly Would Love”  that she has written to share with you all! 

Dolly Parton shares a beautiful home with her husband Carl Dean in Brentwood, Tennessee, but what if she decided to trade in her mansion for an apartment? It’s a funny thought to imagine the Pop Country diva downsizing from the Brentwood Mansion. Would she opt for one room or two? Would her fabulous and distinctive wardrobe need a place of its own? Here are five apartment amenities we know Dolly would want her new apartment home to have.

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Mesh Garland-DIY Tips From My First Attempt at Crafting Them

Mesh Garland DIY My First Attmept at Crafting Them This year for Halloween I decided to go with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme for the exterior of my home. After searching on Etsy for wreaths and garlands I had found many great options, but they came with a hefty price tag. With help from some super crafty friends, I learned how to make the mesh garland. Mesh Garland-A Rundown From My First Attempt


For the Jack faces, I bought small round wooden cutouts at Michaels craft store. First I started off painting them white. Once they were dry used a paint pen Sharpie to draw on their faces. For the larger Jack on my wreath, I used craft paint, but I really liked the results with the Sharpie even better. Once they were dry I hot glued pipe cleaner on the back of each one so they would be easy to attach later on in the process.  Continue reading Mesh Garland-DIY Tips From My First Attempt at Crafting Them

Brighten Your Space-From Drab Slab to a Color Explosion

After staring at a boring concrete slab and picnic table that had seen better days,  my husband and I decided that our backyard space needed an overhaul.  Unfortunately I didn’t take any before pictures. It was simply too tragic to be photographed.  I am so happy with the end result though:

Brighten Your Space

The benches were handmade, but they could also be store-bought and painted. The rug incorporated all of the bold colors and tied them together.  Two 2X2 posts were cemented in and string lights, found at Target,  were hung from the house to the posts. The red side tables were plant stands found at Home Depot. 
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