My mantel has been sitting empty since we took Christmas decorations down a few days after Christmas. I finally got inspired to do something simple and put some wine bottles I recently painted to good use! My goal was to re-purpose things we had around the house already to keep this project free. Here’s how I did it… The Cake Stand and “Baby It’s Cold
Most of us have a few people that are always hard to buy gifts for (aside from men in general!). For me, that’s usually my in-laws, my parents, and my grandparents. I actually figured my in-laws out this year pretty easily but my parents and Grandpa are a little harder. It took me weeks to figure something out…I decided on this handmade gift with a
Let’s start with a little video tour of my dining room so you can really see how this thing sparkles! (Ignore the sounds of my kids as background noise!) While I was working on this project, I took over our whole counter for 2 days. My husband was more than a little scared of all the glitter so I was surprised today when he
I know Washi Tape has been popular in the craft world this year but this was my first time using it. And now I totally get the addiction. Simple, fun, and oh-so-cute! I scored my Gift Tags, Washi Tape, and Baker’s Twine all from PickYourPlum.com recently. (You do know what Pick Your Plum is, right? Daily flash sales for crafty type stuff. Love. Love. LOVE.)
I wanted my mantle to be simple but festive and I didn’t want to spend more than $20 since we won’t be here over Christmas (we’re headed to Chicago to spend Christmas with my in-laws!). So I used Christmas decorations and other home décor we already had on hand and got creative. The garland I bought 5 years ago at CostCo (for just $40) and
This picture is a freshly printed Orientation Schedule and Program Guide. I’m 31 years old and I’m going back to school…again. I actually like school. It’s just that I already have a lot on my plate as it is…a house to keep up, 3 small kids, and blogging, among other things! So going back to school will require some serious time management skills. And a lot
I vividly remember making these Poinsettia flowers out of construction paper as a kid and I thought they might be super cute in felt so I headed to Hobby Lobby for all the stuff I’d need to make what I had pictured in my head. I doesn’t always happen this way, but it came out exactly as I’d pictured. I love the bold, festive colors
Isn’t the centerpiece gorgeous? My grandma saw the idea to use a purple cabbage as a vase for flowers in Country Living. I added cranberries and pine cones to the bowl (which I got in the clearance section at WalMart for $10!). I just hollowed out a hole in the cabbage and place a small cup of water inside and arranged fresh flowers in it.
With all the drama this year (Chick-Fil-A, the Election, the child kidnappings and unspeakable murders, etc.) it has me thinking about my oldest child going out in the real world next year when he starts Kindergarten. And then my other two will follow shortly behind. It’s more than a bit terrifying for a Momma to let go. There are a lot of things I want
I wanted my Thanksgiving Mantle to be very simple and classy with the focus on the purpose fo the day: Give Thanks and Be Grateful. I have so many things to be thankful for. Too many to list. I. am. blessed. I repurposed a lot of things from my Halloween Mantle, things I already had in my craft supplies, or just from around the house.