I love being able to personalize my "Sweetheart Celebration Kits" for your party needs. When I was contacted and asked to do a "Where the Wild Things Are" theme...I got so excited! I love creating new things and trying out different ideas! The kit turned out great and I am so excited to have it used for a special first birthday celebration. Contact me if you have any upcoming birthday parties, baby showers, or celebrations that you need help planning and creating. This is what I love to do! Here is a peek at my newest kit...
I love lamps! I am not a fan of bright overhead lights. I would rather turn on five lamps than one ceiling light in a room! I'm kind of crazy like that! In our last house, I had most of our lamps hooked up to timers for the evening which saved me ten minutes of walking around the house before bed and turning them all off! But either way...I love lamps! I think they create a cozy and relaxed mood in your home and they add some fun and flair to a room. This morning while running a few errands, I came across this lamp at Marshalls. It was marked down several times to just $10. Even a nice shade can cost more than $10. So, even though I didn't need another lamp...I could not resist. I did some rearranging of lamps and found the perfect "home" for it, in my dining room! What do you think?
Taking a photo of my new lamp, motivated me to walk around the house and see just how many lamps we have in each room. So, I hope you are ready for a lamp tour. This isn't all of them but it's a good selection of the lamps I have. Let's not count them or I might realized just how crazy I am about lamps!! Here's the lamp tour...
Baby Girl's Room:
Little Buddy's Room:
I would love to hear about or see some of your favorite lamps! Are you a lamp addict like me? You have to admit, they do add a lot to a room. So, keep your eyes open for a good deal on a lamp!
I love the change of seasons and just about the time I am starting to get tired of the hot summer days and the swimming parties...it seems that Fall is upon us. Perfect timing! I must be in the "Fall mood" because I have this long list of things running through my head that I am so excited for with the start of Fall. I love...
Fires in the Fireplace
Baking...Lots of Baking!
Hot Chocolate in Cute Mugs
Slippers and Socks
Reds, Yellows, and Oranges
Curling Up with a Good Book
Driving Around to Look at the Leaves
Warm Apple Pie
Trick or Treating with Friends
S'mores on the Fire Pit
Decorating for Fall
And the List Goes On...
What do you love about Fall? Let's get excited for this beautiful season together! Pin It
Have I told you how excited I am to have a front porch?? I am sure I have already shared with you several times how I have always dreamed of owning a home with a front porch and now I have one. Which means I get to have fun decorating it for each season and holiday! Yay for me! I could not wait to add some fall touches out there. You'll have to excuse the floor as it is in desperate need of some sanding and staining (after years of being used as a skateboard ramp)! But that will happen someday. Right now I am enjoying planting mums, adding a wreath to the door, and putting up my first fall hanging baskets ever!
Do you just love autumn? What are your favorite fall items to pull out and decorate with? Happy Fall Y'all!
Frames are such an easy thing to change the look of! It doesn't matter what color you find them in, if you see them for cheap...buy them! They are so much fun to spray paint, sand, stain, and decorate with. I love the look of empty frames, a whole collage of them on a wall. But for this little project I had, I just needed a couple of frames in a white color. All I had were these two blue frames from our old guest room. We changed the colors in this room and so these frames were sitting unused and with no purpose! So outside I took them for a coat of Heirloom White!
I love the lines in these frames...they have a really cottagey look to them I think. And within minutes my blue frames became white and perfect for a nook in our family room. I couldn't wait to hang these cute smiling faces of my kiddos inside them. Any creative ideas for frames that you have would be wonderful to hear...please share!!
I am a list maker! And I decided I needed an area near my kitchen and laundry room to make some beloved lists. This is an area I spend a lot of time in and walk through everyday...which is important for me and my lists! I decided that the perfect spot would be the door leading out to the garage. Now it was time to hunt around my craft room and the garage for some items to use. That's when I came upon these...a canvas picture I picked up at a garage sale for $2 and some leftover chalkboard paint. I can do wonders with these two things!
I rolled on a few coats of chalkboard paint all over the canvas and let it dry completely. And I couldn't wait to hang it on the back of the door and try out my new chalkboard markers I picked up from Michael's with my 40% off coupon. And here is my new "Honey Do List" area. I think it's a great use of space and perfect for me and all of my list making. Where have you added a chalkboard in your home?
Labor Day weekend was full of spray painting for me! I had a huge picture hanging in my downstairs half bath. I thought that it might be fun to put something huge in there...fill that room up and make a statement. But it just never grew on me. The frame was gold, the picture was of wine country, and the colors were too bright. It just didn't work. So after living with it for a few days, it had to come down. I decided I wanted a simpler, more shabby chic look in there. That's when I went shopping out in my garage!! I found some iron or metal decorations that weren't being used and I grabbed a can of my favorite...white spray paint! I got to work out in the side yard and soon those decorations looked like this...
After a few hours of drying time, I was nailing holes in the wall! I still have to add a shelf and photo above the towels but I am happier with this white and simple look.
Usually my husband comes home from work and is happy with my decorating choices. Not so much today though. His exact words were, "I'm not choked up over it." What do you think? What do I need to change or add? Thanks for your help!!
We all get in a rut once in a while, when it comes to cooking in the kitchen! And as I sit down to do my monthly meal planning today...I am so excited to pull out my new cookbook written by my friend Carly!
She is an inspiration to many of us moms who try to make delicious and easy meals for our families, and she wanted to share her collection of yummy recipes with us. I bought my cookbook from her this week and I have truly enjoyed browsing through it in the evenings and discovering lots of new recipes to try...all shared by moms like us. If you need some new ideas or just some motivation to get back in the kitchen and whip up something delicious for your loved ones...check this cook book out.
It comes to you in this adorable wrapping paper, I almost didn't want t open it! But of course I did...
And she has personalized each cookbook with her photo and signed it. How sweet is that!
The cookbook looks like something you would buy at Williams & Sonoma and is perfect for displaying on your counter in the kitchen! It comes in a binder style so that it opens easily and lays flat while you are trying to read the recipes. Alright, I am inspired and ready to create my meal plan for the month. I'm getting hungry just flipping through this thing. If you would like to pick up your own copy of A Guide to Simply Good Eats, then just contact Carly at email@example.com and for only $45 you can be inspired too! And if you have another favorite cook book or website that you use all of the time for meal ideas...please share it with us!
Find something this week to paint! Maybe it's a piece of furniture that needs some refreshing or a wall that needs to "pop" a bit more. Remember that paint is cheap and easy...and it can transform a room! Drag something outside and get busy with a can of spray paint. You'll be amazed at how easy it is!
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain." Vivian Greene