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DIY: Painted Holiday Ornaments

DIY Painted Holiday Ornaments

The holidays are here, and while I'm tempted to hit the mall and do some serious damage, I've decided to reign in my spending and have some fun with DIY gifts instead! One of my favorite projects so far has been these DIY painted ornaments - I've made some for just about everyone on my list, from a chic hostess gift to a thoughtful December birthday present! I found the ceramic ornaments at Michaels for just $1.99 a piece. Regular acrylic paint went on easily! Here are four designs to inspire you to reach for a paintbrush and create your own masterpiece - family and friends will appreciate the time you took to make a personal and thoughtful gift. Who can put a price on that?

Say Good-Bye to Cold, Cramped Toes and Hello to Bootights!

Ladies, it is leggings season! If you want to steer clear of tights that have little-to-no stretch AND barely keep your feet warm, then you will love Bootights. These unique tights that I was gifted for review have a sheer black look, but the part that covers your foot is a supportive sock. This is truly brilliant for the cold weather when you still want to wear dresses and skirts.

Red Carpet to Real Way: Affordable Dresses Inspired by CMA's Best Dressed

CMA Red Carpet trends for less

Country Music's biggest stars walked the red carpet on Wednesday for the 47th Annual CMA Awards, and the fashions did not disappoint! Our best-dressed female stars wore a range of embellished neutrals, bold shapes in bright colors, and dramatic black dresses with deep necklines - with a healthy dose of sparkle across the board! Inspired by our favorites, here are 5 ways to embrace the trends seen at the CMAs on a real gal's budget: