Monday, March 21, 2016

DIY Pottery Barn Map Triptych


Last year, I started my venture trying to make a panel of maps just like this one from Pottery Barn.


Monday, March 7, 2016

DIY Burlap Easter Banner


Sometimes I peruse my favorite stores looking for inspiration. Not intentionally, but it results from seeing something that sparks my interest and not being able to justify buying it for the price. Then, all of a sudden, my brain starts reeling with ideas for DIY projects, like the one I am about to share with you. A few weeks ago, I was strolling through Marshall's (where else?) and I came across this adorable framed Easter burlap print!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Super Fun & Easy Valentine's Treats

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I've got a fun and easy treat for you! I've been making this for years, ever since my mom started making it for the holidays when I was younger. She called them "sweet minglers," which comes from the Crispix recipe. They have many different names including muddy buddies, puppy chow, etc. I like "sweet minglers" because it's perfect for many holidays, including Valentine's Day, especially with my extra ingredient. ; )

I bought Chex cereal from Aldi's because they are super cheap and they are basically the same as Crispix. I always start with the recipe on the back of the box, but usually end up making a few changes (MORE CHOCOLATE, of course!!). I also use more peanut butter and powdered sugar. I should probably start writing down my changes so I can repeat the recipe, but I have yet to do that. ; ) I also added a little something extra to pump up this batch for the perfect Valentine's treat!

20 Creative Ways to Decorate with Orbs


If you know me, you know I love to decorate with orbs! I love orbs in buckets, on trays, and under cloches. And there are so many different kinds...faux greenery orbs, rattan orbs, glittery orbs, and glass orbs. Blue orbs, white orbs....this is starting to sound like a Dr. Seuss book---I'm done! : )

There are many ways to use orbs in your home decor. But sometimes it can be difficult to think of new and creative ideas, so here are a few suggestions!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Our Engagement Session with Alicia Lacey

Disclaimer: I am trying to build a decor and DIY blog, but sometimes life is going to get mixed in as well! This is one of those times...

(And there is a beautiful old farm house decorated for Christmas featured in our shoot----so it counts as home decor hehe)

We chose our shoot location because it is right in our neighborhood, where we frequently walk our dog, go for jogs, play on the beach, and on the golf course (in snow storms when no one is around to hit us in the head with golf balls). We wanted our location to be meaningful--a place we valued and spent our time on a regular basis. We knew it would be the Ballestone house, the golf course, and the beach, as long as we could get permission. 

Luckily, we were able to use all of the locations and Alicia Lacey captured the moments perfectly! 

See for yourself ; )

         

Sunday, January 17, 2016

After Christmas Winter Tablescape



Ok, I'll admit I usually keep my holiday decorations pretty neutral and wintry, using glittery cinnamon sticks, pine cones, orbs, woodsy creatures, and golds and silvers.  I don't use much "Christmasy" decor (but we all know that could change in a year or two as we often get bored with a particular look and need to change it up). So my transition from Christmas and holiday to winter decor does not require too much work. I definitely get tired of looking at the same centerpieces and displays, so I use a lot of the same items and simply rearrange or relocate them.

This year, I decided to go a little crazy with my dining room table tablescape. I typically just do a centerpiece and do not bother with placemats, chargers, etc. However, when I see all the beautiful tablescapes...