45 Fantastic Thanksgiving Tablescapes

45 Fantastic Thanksgiving Tablescapes | The Homemade Creative

*This is a sponsored post; all opinions are my own.* Pinterest is my guilty pleasure; I've spent more time decorating my holiday boards than I have my actual house, this fall, thanks to incessant illness over the past month and a half. Sometimes reading about what other people do can inspire, and sometimes it can make you feel like you're never going to measure up. So to help us all out a bit, ... [ Read More ]

Wordless Wednesday #15 – Noah’s Ark

Wordless Wednesday #15 - Noah's Ark | The Homemade Creative

*This post contains affiliate links that help support this blog.* We gave Serenity her Fisher-Price farm set for her first Christmas, when she was seven months old. She got her house and family for her second Christmas at one and a half, and we picked up an older style Noah's Ark set at a flea market for a couple of dollars this past summer, a few months after she turned two. She loves to line ... [ Read More ]

Contemplating Christmas Cards

Contemplating Christmas Cards | The Homemade Creative

*I was compensated for writing this post; all opinions are my own.* Every year I tell myself I'm going to write a family newsletter and send it out with a pretty picture in a meaningful card in the run-up to Christmas. Care to guess how many times in seven years of marriage that's actually happened? Yep - zero. This year is shaping up to be no different, but that hasn't stopped me from ... [ Read More ]

Tea Tree Oil from Apothecary Extracts to the Rescue

Tea Tree Oil from Apothecary Extracts to the Rescue | The Homemade Creative

*Sponsored Post: I received complimentary product for review consideration.* The other night, I really needed to unwind. My back and neck were tense from a full day of motherhood, and my head ached from the nasty cold my darling husband gave me. So when he offered to keep the munchkin downstairs and on the potty train so I could rest, I leaped - slowly, and with much groaning - at the opportunity ... [ Read More ]

Wordless Wednesday #14 – Day In The Life

Wordless Wednesday #14 - Day In The Life | The Homemade Creative

From car accident to potty training to evil chest cold, the last two months have been...less than fun. The other day, I kind of lost it - too much stress, too little sleep, and an ever-increasing pile of overdue work (again). I didn't want to cry and upset Serenity, so I (rather stupidly) thought to punish myself for my perceived failures by running around my house taking pictures of all of my ... [ Read More ]