Rustic Glam LOVE Mantel

Rustic Glam LOVE Mantel |

This Rustic Glam LOVE Mantel is just more evidence of my love for mixing vintage-style with more modern elements. Shabby Chic, Rustic Glam, Farmhouse Chic…whatever you want to call it, I love it! I love the idea of celebrating love, but I really like the “just because” moments even more. Still, adding a little love décor this […]

Fall Home Mini-Tour

Fall Home Mini-Tour |

It’s October in two days! I don’t know if there’s anything I don’t love about this time of year! I don’t go all out decorating for most holidays/seasons but I do like to bring some touches of Autumn indoors since it’s my favorite time of year. I love the way the morning sun catches the glittery […]

Lemonade Stand Summer Mantel

Lemonade Stand Summer Mantel

When I think of summer, Freshly Squeezed Lemonade is one of the first things that comes to mind, so I decided to go with a Lemonade Stand theme for my summer Mantel. I shared this sneak peek on Instagram earlier in the week while I was working on it… For the wood “Lemonade Stand” sign, I painted […]

Shabby Chic Spring Mantel {and How-To Make a Moss Wreath}

Shabby Chic Spring Mantel {and How-To Make a Moss Wreath}

I met a longtime friend who’s about to have her first baby any day now for lunch in the city last week. I went early since the area where we met for lunch has fabulous shopping (my favorite running store, a 2-story Michael’s, Nordstrom Rack, Whole Foods…and that’s just half of what’s in that “strip […]

Subtle Valentine’s Day Mantel

Subtle Valentine's Day Mantel

 As a general rule, I’m not a fan of overtly holiday-ish decor so I put together a simple and subtle Valentine’s Day mantel. Here’s a basic details on how it came together: The candlesticks are ones I already had, but I painted the big frame with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Provence and it’s crazy […]

Whimsical Christmas Mantel

Whimsical Christmas Mantel

We’re not doing a big tree this year for three reasons: (1) We’re not going to be home, (2) We desperately need a new one, (3) We have a 21 month old who loves to destroy things. So we have a cute little table top 3 foot white Charlie Brown tree on a desk. So […]

Glitter & Gilding “Give Thanks” Mantel


This mantel was really easy to put together and I love how classy it came out despite being so simple. I also love that the only thing I bought was the pumpkins! Everything else was already in my craft room. For the leaves on the grapevine wreath, I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut […]

Vintage-Inspired Summer Mantel {with free printable}


  It’s the first day of summer! While I don’t love the heat, I’m a big fan of sunshine, sun-kissed cheeks, babies in nothing but diapers, long days, real lemonade, grilling out with friends and family and air conditioning! My mantel has been sitting empty for over a month so I finally got around to […]

Springtime Mantel

I am so ready for Springtime, but apparently Mother Nature is not quite yet!  It’s cold, cloudy, and just plain dreary outside this week. So, I decided to get Spring started inside our house. This mantel was really easy to put together too. The candlesticks I had painted grey in a previous makeover so I just […]

Romantic Valentine’s Mantel

I wanted a simple, über-romantic Valentine’s Day Mantel with a bit of Anthropologie-esque vibe to it.  I also wanted to to be subtly Valentine’s Day so I can re-use things I made for it around the house year-round.  And I finally convinced the Hubs to take down the huge heavy mirror that was above the […]

DIY Simple Winter Mantel

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 […]

Christmas Mantle

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 […]

Thanksgiving Mantel

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 […]

Halloween Mantle #marthahalloween

I recently got the opportunity to check out a bunch of craft goodies from the Martha Stewart Crafts line.  Here’s a little peek at all the cool stuff I got to try out.  Stencils, glass and acrylic paints, brushes, liquid gilding, glass paint squeegees, glass patterning tapes, stucco paint, a spray paint kit that turns […]