St. Patrick’s Day crafting vignette

The other night I was inspired to cobble together some St. Patrick’s day altered art from my craft supplies. I started scrapbooking years ago when the masterpiece kiddos where littles.  After a few years of fully embracing the hobby, I taught classes and acquired quite a bit of inventory.  I am sad to say IContinue reading “St. Patrick’s Day crafting vignette”

happy 2017

My one little word for 2017 is ~ {happy}. Sounds pretty simple right?  Who doesn’t want to be happy? Well, it’s harder than it seems.  I learned this first hand last year.  Life is not always rainbows & unicorns but I’m making the conscious decision to be happy, even when something less desirable occurs, bringingContinue reading “happy 2017”

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”

glass cloches & dried flowers

Just playing with some decor around here as I shift things from summer to pre-fall. Without meaning to I found myself with a bunch of dried blooms. I shared with you not to long ago this post where I found myself with some dried roses that were reminiscent of my wedding. And I always haveContinue reading “glass cloches & dried flowers”

quick, upcycled decor update

We all love to decorate throughout the seasons, but many times I like to keep the basic bones the same and just change out the details. Remember when I shared this super easy & quick diy decor? You can read all the details here. I just wanted to show you how I updated it itContinue reading “quick, upcycled decor update”

unique father’s day gift

Father’s day is less than a week away. I thought I’d share a handmade gift i made for my husband years and years ago. To give you perspective my kids are now a tween & a teen. Yup, a long time ago, but I love to look at creative mementos like this all the time.Continue reading “unique father’s day gift”

lucky banner for st. patrick’s day 2016

Happy Saint Patrick’s day. I was inspired by the holiday to create this lucky banner. As I shared here there’s no Irish in our family in any direction (that we are aware of anyway) but I still love to celebrate life! I created a little vignette on my mother’s secretary hutch to be in theContinue reading “lucky banner for st. patrick’s day 2016”

the season of love

Yes, love is in the air. I just dug out my valentine’s decor, which isn’t much, since we’re always away at our timeshare over the valentine’s day holiday. We weren’t able to go last year so I had a little valentine’s fun, which you can see here. One of the things I did find wasContinue reading “the season of love”

thanksgiving welcome

Now that my tablescape is finalized and my menu is pretty much set I wanted to make sure our home welcomed our guests in style. I added a thankful touch to my favorite wreath for our front door. I like a simple wreath. This was my inspiration and I adapted it to my vision. IContinue reading “thanksgiving welcome”

a rash of good luck

Happy St. Patrick’s day everyone! {image compliments of the graphics fairy} Our family is not Irish and we don’t particularly celebrate this holiday.  however Mr. M & I did indulge in a little bit of corn beef & cabbage for lunch today along with little Miss M, who rather liked it for her first try.Continue reading “a rash of good luck”