12 days of Christmas crafts…day 2.

Lemonade jar Winter wonderland. Last month on our way to visit my aunt we stopped off at a couple church sales. I picked up this lemonade jar that was brand new and still in it’s box for $2. When I got home I decided to add a Christmas scene to it. Added some cotton stuffing,…

12 days of Christmas crafts-day 1

DIY- little wooden sled It’s started , here it is…my traditional 12 days of Christmas crafts. Hope you all enjoy these next few projects. It’s my gift back to you all this holiday season.Thank you everyone for all your posts this year. Your recipes, photos, DIY’s, frugal tips, and fun adventures and advice you share…

3 DIY frugal Christmas decorations using supplies from nature.

  Time for some cheap ways to decorate…whoops, I mean frugal, does sound so much better. What ever way you call it, it is fun saving money doing things ourselves with supplies we have on hand. Hope you all like these 3 easy and fun projects to make your homes beautiful this Christmas season. Happy…

Thriftstore treasures- vintage plates

Throughout the year I love sharing freshly baked cookies with everyone, so I have a collection of pretty plates I have put away for occasions when I feel like baking and sharing. If you are looking for pretty plates to give out cookies on remember that some vintage plates are for decoration only. They were…

A week of photos at Our Little Red House.

I have officially completed a whole week of blogging everyday. This is not so easy you guys, so for any bloggers out there that do this, I don’t know how you keep up with it all. I guess I picked a very busy month to try to do this. I can now at least say…

My vintage wooden ornaments for 2019

Yep…it’s that time of year again, when I pull out all my beautiful tiny and a few broken wooden ornaments that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE collecting. If you have been a regular follower of mine then you have seen my yearly posts on my wooden ornaments I buy throughout the year. It is an out…

Dollar day do over- Snowman frame

Day 8 of blogmas, so many nice things to see out there. You guys are making the holidays fun with all your recipes, DIY’s, adventures and stories. It’s like a giant holiday magazine you buy to take home to look through while sipping on hot cocoa under a warm blanket. Thank you for that. I…

When it rains it snows…at Our Little Red House that is.

It’s that time of year again. That time of year that makes it impossible to drive up to check on our place because the days we have free are also days when big storms roll into our state. Every time it rains here, it snows up north. We are desert creatures, having been raised in…

Gingerbread houses

One of our traditions every year is making Gingerbread houses. When my children were little I would buy the box kits and let them do what ever they wanted with them. The only problem with that was that they never really ate the gingerbread, just the candies off of them. The gingerbread house would end…

Shopping at a Scandinavian festival.

Every year we all try to visit the Scandinavian festival. I love shopping for Christmas decor items. I love telling my children stories of what it was like at Christmas time in my Swedish family. They always laugh at my stories. When my grandfather came here from Uppsala he spoke 5 languages but English wasn’t…