1 Snowy Christmas Garland - making it in the mountains

Good morning my friends and happy Friday!!! Can you believe we’ve got less than two weeks to go before the big guy slides down the chimney?! CRAZY!!! Y’all know how hard I’ve been working to deck my house out in all sorts of holiday swag, but to see my latest project, you’ll have to head over to Houseologie today! Here’s a peek at what you’ll find … Wishing you SUCH a lovely weekend! PS. You can find me sharing here… Read more »

Pallet Wood Christmas Card Tree - making it in the mountains

Day Ten of The 12 Posts of Christmas I couldn’t possibly have been more honored when the beautiful and talented Erin from DIY Passion invited me to be a part of this super fun Christmas blog hop! We’ve all joined forces to bring y’all 12 fabulous Christmas posts chalk full of holiday inspiration! Even better, each project cost less than $24 to make because who wants to spending all of their hard earned holiday cash on crafting?!      … Read more »

Handmade Glittery Clear Glass Ornaments - making it in the mountains

Hello, hello, hello! I’m SO excited to welcome you to another #MonthlyDIYChallenge! On the second Wednesday of each and every month, I have the pleasure of teaming up with a crazy talented group of bloggers to create something completely unique with the very same starting point. So far we’ve tackled wood slices, pumpkins and wooden crates, but this month, in honor of the holidays, we’ve challenged one another to get creative with some simple glass (or plastic) ornaments from Michaels…. Read more »

Glass Glitter Pine Cone Ornaments - making it in the mountains

*This post contains affiliate links. For more information please read my disclosure policy.* Good morning! I know just what you’re thinking … nothing but crickets for the past two weeks and now two whole posts in just three days – this girl’s on a roll, right?! Well, this just may be the shortest post EVER, simply because it was SUCH a quick and easy craft! Today I’m sharing what may just be the prettiest glass glitter pine cones you’ve ever… Read more »

Felted Acorn Ornaments - making it in the mountains

Happy weekend friends!!! I know, I know … it’s been absolute crickets around here these last couple of weeks. Though it’s been ages since I’ve had the time to sit down and actually write something, I’ve been tackling all sorts of Christmas projects around the house! But, surprise, surprise – it seems I’ve got more ideas than time! I wish so much that I could share each and every project that I’ve been working on, but to be perfectly honest,… Read more »

Shopping with itsums.com

Good morning friends and happy Friday! Here’s hoping your hearts and stomachs are full after yesterday’s festivities! *This post has been sponsored by ItSums.com, though all of my gushy opinions are my own! You can read more about my disclosure policy here.* I am thrilled to be teaming up with the most brilliant web site, itsums.com, to bring you an amazing way to plan and shop! Christmas is SUCH a special time of year, so special in fact, that it… Read more »

Easy ways to cozy up your Home this Winter - making it in the mountains

Three easy ways to make a cozy living room *SUCH a big thank you to Wayfair for sponsoring this post! Happy shopping opinions are all my own! For more information, see my disclosure policy here.* There’s just nothing like winter in the mountains! Snowflakes are just dumping from the sky this morning and not only does everything look so lovely blanketed in white, but it’s giving our little town SUCH energy and excitement as everyone gears up for another awesome… Read more »

Rustic Christmas Tree Garland - making it in the mountains

Trim the Tree Blog Hop Boy have I got a treat for you today my friends! Not only will I be sharing another handmade Christmas craft, but at the end of this post you’ll find a ton more inspiration as my bloggy friends share their own Trim the Tree crafts as well!!! From Ornaments to Tree Skirts, you are sure to be inspired by all of these amazing homemade ideas to Trim the Tree!     The first signs of… Read more »

Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway

Unique Gift Guides for everyone on your list!   *This post contains affiliate links. For more information, please read my disclosure policy.* Happy Monday my friends!!! I couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to a VERY special giveaway! I’ve recruited 24 of my very best bloggy friends to bring you something BIG. I mean REALLY BIG!!! You see, not only will you find 25 Gift Guides jam packed with unique gift ideas to help you shop for everyone on… Read more »

Clay Christmas Ornament :: making it in the mountains

A Handmade Ornament Blog Hop   *This post contains affiliate links. For more information, please read my disclosure policy.* Well my friends, the Holiday season is upon us and I’m officially sharing my very first Christmas post EVER here on making it in the mountains! Exciting, right?! This is going to be a very special season indeed. Not only will it be my first Christmas as a blogger sharing in and feeding off of everyone’s excitement, but most importantly, this… Read more »

Wood Slice Clock :: making it in the mountains

Good morning my friends and a VERY happy Friday!!! I’m over-the-moon excited to be teaming up with some fabulous bloggy friends to bring you another #DIYMonthlyChallenge! I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again … I am absolutely blown away by the creativity that surrounds me! There are just SO many amazing, talented bloggers sharing their creative ideas with the world and inspiring us all to carry on it with it & make it our own! One of my… Read more »

Favorite Things Giveaway  :: making it in the mountains

Just a Girl and Her Blog | Delineate Your Dwelling | making it in the mountains | Making Home Base | TinySidekick | Place of My Taste View from the Fridge | House by Hoff | Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer | The Hankful House | Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body | Persia Lou | Homey Oh My! Happy, happy Friday my friends!!! I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited about a giveaway than I am about this… Read more »


Good morning and welcome to the second ever Housewarming Party from Wayfair!!! I am over the moon excited to be hosting this week! What’s even more exciting, I got to look through SO many AMAZING projects celebrating this week’s theme of Upcycled Finds! There’s nothing I love more than re-purposing a fab vintage find!!! Let’s kick things off with some beautiful inspiration from the Wayfair Blog – Melissa at The Sweet Escape shares some swoon-worthy centerpieces made from Flea Market… Read more »

Chalk Paint Table Makeover :: making it in the mountains

Well hello Tuesday! How did you make your way back around ALREADY?! Though it’s been a week since I last posted, I haven’t been relaxing in front of my Fall fireplace the whole time! I’ve actually been hard at work planning all sorts of fun projects and posts for the weeks to come!!! We’re just four days into November and it’s already shaping up to be THE MOST exciting (all be it, busy!) month for making it in the mountains… Read more »

Fall Family Photos :: making it in the mountains

Happy Friday!!! Things have been a bit quiet around here as I take a much needed break after my crazy adventure with {all things Fall}, but I promise, I’ve got a couple of cute projects to share next week that will be worth the wait! If you follow along on Facebook and Instagram, you may have seen a few sneak peeks of our recent family photo shoot a few short weeks ago. We haven’t had professional photos taken since Carson… Read more »

Pick Your Pumpkin Challenge :: making it in the mountains

Fall decorating ideas from making it in the mountains Good morning and a VERY happy Wednesday! Well, the last two weeks have been an absolute whirlwind around here! Not only have we been tackling all sorts of projects around the house, whittling away at our crazy long to-do list, but we’ve also spent the last two weekends out of town gallivanting with our friends (and their little ones) to boot! As if that wasn’t enough, I was so inspired by… Read more »

DIY Reed Diffuser for Fall :: making it in the mountains #fall #reeddiffuser

Happy, happy Sunday and welcome to my very last {all things Fall} post! And what a journey it’s been! With it’s crisp air, stunning colours and fab fashion, there’s no season I love more than Autumn! Yet, for reasons unknown, I’ve wasted years not decking my house out with all things Fall! How have I not done this sooner?! After sharing two full weeks of Fall inspiration, I’m SO thrilled to say that my house is feeling as cozy as… Read more »

DIY Felted Acorn Garland :: making it in the mountains #feltacorns #DIYacorns #falldecor

*Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosure policy.* Happy Weekend!!! At this very moment, us Mercer’s are just across the border in Coeur d’Alene enjoying Golf-toberfest with some friends. The Daddies have been looking forward to this day of golf for weeks now and us Mommies will have our turn tomorrow with all sorts of girlie fun! It wasn’t so long ago that we were heading down there for concerts and beer, now it’s caddies… Read more »