Casey Watkins

Staff Writer
Casey is a freelance writer, wife, cat owner, houseplant collector and coffee drinker. She loves browsing Pinterest for new recipes and decorating ideas, and rearranging her many gallery walls. If you have a decorating problem, she'll probably direct you to IKEA to fix it.
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Posted in DIY Projects | by Casey Watkins, on December 28, 2015

18 DIYs for the Best New Years Eve Photo Booth Ever

Every good New Years Eve party has three things. Glitter, champagne and a photo booth. If that last one scares you, just listen for a second. While it’s awesome to hire a professional photographer to capture beautiful images of your guests, it isn’t necessary. Nowadays, everyone carries a camera around on their phone and edits...

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Posted in Kitchen | by Casey Watkins, on December 23, 2015

Toast in the New Year With These 11 Gorgeous Glasses

When you’ve hosted a New Years Eve party or two, you know what the most important part of your bash is. No, it not the tiny fancy appetizers. If you guessed the photo booth, guess again. For those of you who guessed the bubbly, you’re correct! A New Years Eve party isn’t complete without some...

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Posted in Interiors | by Casey Watkins, on December 15, 2015

10 Tips and Tricks for Decorating with Evergreens

Decorating with evergreens during Christmastime is a tradition around the world. While many of you probably have a tree decked in lights and sparkles someplace in your house, your evergreen decor shouldn’t stop there. There are many places where adding some winter greenery can really help spruce up your house for the holidays. No pun...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Casey Watkins, on December 14, 2015

15 DIY Table Linens for Your Next Christmas Party

When the month of December rolls around, a slew of parties and white elephant gift exchanges and dinners inevitably follow. I’m sure you’ve hosted at least one cocktail party already! With friends and family coming and going during the holidays, it’s nice to have one place that’s put together where everyone can gather. Namely, your dinner...

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Posted in Kids | by Casey Watkins, on December 10, 2015

22 Festive Ornament DIYs for Kids

Not only does the Christmas season bring festive parties and the anticipation for Santa, it also includes lots of home decor that little fingers long to touch but shouldn’t. It can be a real struggle to child-proof your home for the holidays. But I’m here to suggest a compromise. You can have your sparkly glass grown up...

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Posted in Outdoor | by Casey Watkins, on December 7, 2015

10 Ways to Take Christmas Onto Your Front Porch

Christmas lights are the most popular way to decorate the outside of your home for Christmas, but it’s easy to feel left out of the game if you don’t have the ability or the time to put them up. That doesn’t mean that your porch needs to stay bare and sad for the holidays, though. There are...

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Casey Watkins, on December 4, 2015

17 Ideas for a Merry Scandinavian Christmas

With so many people trying to simplify their lives, Christmas can become a little stressful. Magazines and ads push for big trees covered in so many trimmings that you can’t see the tree itself. Everywhere you see photos of people who completely overturn their homes with bows and evergreen and Santas, making that the expectation...

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Posted in DIY Projects | by Casey Watkins, on December 3, 2015

12 Best DIY Stocking Hangers for Your Socks

Everyone knows that the stockings must be hung by the chimney with care on the night before Christmas. If you don’t have the pleasure of a fireplace in your living room, you can certainly get creative with a bookshelf or a picture ledge. But wherever you hang your socks, you’ll need something to hang them...

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