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mini card stock trees on wood stand - DIY paper Christmas decorations
Christmas | DIY

Easy DIY Paper Christmas Decorations (How to Make Mini Trees)

Now that November is here, I think we can start talking about Christmas decorations.  Even though I haven’t decorated my home yet, I have attempted a few Christmas crafts.  Today, I’ll show you how I made some easy DIY paper Christmas decorations…cute mini trees! *For your convenience, please note that this post contains affiliate links. …

White knit stockings with gold bells - Christmas stocking display ideas
Christmas | Decorating and Design | Winter

Simple Christmas Stocking Display Ideas (and Beautiful Shopping Finds)

Hello friends! Welcome to the Saturday Spotlight, where each week, I like to highlight a different theme or topic to inspire you.  Now that November is here, many of us have started decorating for Christmas…or have started planning our holiday decor.  If you’re still in the planning stage, I have some inspiration for you.  Today, I’m…

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Welcome to my lifestyle blog, Calypso in the Country!

I hope to inspire you with budget friendly ways to create a home you love. My style is casual/traditional with some coastal touches… because everyday should feel like a vacation. Follow along as I share DIY projects, tablescapes, decorating ideas, anything blue and white, travel and more!


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Welcome to Calypso in the Country


Welcome!  My name is Shelley and this is my blog – Calypso in the Country!

While you’re here, I hope to inspire you with home decor, entertaining tips, tablescapes and anything to make your home more beautiful! 

My decorating style leans toward traditional with a coastal twist and a splash of British Colonial!   I love adding color to my home but I tone it down with neutrals and textures. 

Basically, my goal is to make my home feel like a vacation that never ends.  Speaking of vacations, I occasionally share our travels on the blog as well.  Although as a busy family, we don’t get away as much as we’d like!