5 DIY garland, banners & swag for Fall

How is your fall decorating going? Have you started? Are you done? Lol. I am actually waiting for some real pumpkins to start popping up in my area to really get in the mood since it’s still oppressively hot in northern California. In the meantime I thought I would share some DIY projects to addContinue reading “5 DIY garland, banners & swag for Fall”

bookprint leaf garland

Lexi, my daughter, aka Miss Masterpiece, has been back to school for 2 weeks now.  So while she’s hitting the books in a new world, from home, behind her computer I thought I would create a project to honor the current situation. I have to admit I was very disappointed she started her year 100%Continue reading “bookprint leaf garland”

front yard sitting area

Hello friends!  Last month I showed you the front yard remodel and I want to share some of the progress we have done in the front sitting area. It is one of our favorite spots now, where we can sip a cup of coffee in the morning or enjoy a refreshing beverage in the afternoon.Continue reading “front yard sitting area”

6 halloween DIY crafts

Now that the calendar has officially turned to October I thought I would share some halloween crafts I have created in the past.  I’ve shared all of them here on the blog before but I am creating a round up and consolidating them all here in this post for your convenience as well as mine.  IContinue reading “6 halloween DIY crafts”

7 creative ways to use book pages in home decor

Today is the first day of school around here.  So while my kids are back hitting the books,  I thought I would share how I use books around our home to decorate.  Book pages to be exact. I use them to decorate vignettes, or add seasonal elements or embellish decorating details.  I also showed youContinue reading “7 creative ways to use book pages in home decor”

nevermore 2016

I created my first nevermore {vignette} last year and I could not wait to do it again this year. You can see all the original details and read about it here. nevermore This year I tweaked it slightly but it has the same macabre feel that I absolutely love. I’ll let the pictures do mostContinue reading “nevermore 2016”

woodland autumn mantel

So since nothing can stay the same around here for too long I transitioned the living room mantel to evoke a more autumnal feel. I kept the brown bottles I showed you a couple of weeks ago layered with some old books & softly turning hydrangeas. french label brown bottles-diy And added these wooden pumpkinsContinue reading “woodland autumn mantel”

7 ways to decorate books

My mom was a fantastic interior designer and she always preached that all spaces should have books & plants; I have followed her mantra in my own decorating style, finding that books & plants add warmth, interest and bring spaces alive. Today I am focusing on books.  Since the kids started school today and areContinue reading “7 ways to decorate books”

ways to organize your life better

hello there!  a few weeks ago I mentioned my home|life organization system and I want to delve into it with more detail. Over a decade ago I read the Flylady book and immediately I created my plan and created my own control journal.  Although the flylady was my inspiration, I have very much adjusted it toContinue reading “ways to organize your life better”