I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for fun and interesting ways to add personal touches to my home decor. Anytime I have the opportunity to bring in something custom and truly unique I jump at the chance. So when I came across this little gem from The Glam Lamb on Pinterest I just HAD to share…
Take something you really love – a letter, envelope, photograph, a ticket stub… anything, really – and take it to a printing place like Kinko’s and have them blow it up to large scale. Voila! Instant art. Brilliant. An old recipe from Grandma would be great for the kitchen!
Think about all the fun you could have with this – in so many different rooms of your home. Kids’ rooms, kitchen, playroom, office, living room…the possibilities are endless.
In much of the country the weather is heating up, temperatures are rising, and people are itching to get outdoors. I can’t help but think of what it’ll be like to lounge in (or by) the pool during the hot summer months. Wouldn’t it be incredible if you could enjoy some of these gorgeous outdoor spaces?
Many people consider their backyards an extension of their indoor living space. Wouldn’t you if your backyard looked like this?
Look at these amazing outdoor kitchens! I would venture to guess these might be nicer than some INDOOR kitchens! WOW!
Even during the summer, the nights can get chilly – cozy up to the firepit and make some S’Mores…they bring out the kid in all of us!
Whatever you’re doing outdoors this season, be sure to do it with style, flair, and passion.
With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner I am feeling the green influence. Did you know that green is considered the most restful color to the eye, and of all the colors, green is the one in which the human eye distinguishes the widest range of shades. It has a calming effect and balances the nervous system. Green color is soothing, relaxing mentally as well as physically. No wonder I am feeling the need for green!
You might fancy going for something with a fresh feel, to make you or your room feel bright, cheerful and spring-like. So if you are needing a green pick=me=up choose fresh tones, in pale to mid shades, to keep it bright and breezy. Or just hang out by the green apples in the grocery store, lay in your grass or eat some green jelly beans!
Happy President’s Day!
Many of you are probably out enjoying this day with family and friends. I on the other hand am in the midst of doing some house cleaning and re-organizing. After wandering through some of my favorite blogs I came across this inspirational post from Amy of Home Happy Home and it prompted me to get off my bum and get to work. I love her idea and especially how thrifty it is. Check it out:
diy underbed storage
The first thing I did was cut the top flaps off of the boxes. I used some leftover paint to paint all sides of the boxes.
Now we have plenty of room for all the miscellaneous items my daughter has. She can easily pull them in and out to access her things. Not to mention how excited I get when I finish a free project!
OK ladies, time to round up some empty cardboard boxes and get to work!
Lazy days spent on a porch are a summertime treat. Enclosing and decorating your porch can extend your time there as well as make for a more enjoyable experience. Now if money was no object one of these gorgeous porches would be my pick.
White and blue always present that crisp, clean feel. Add some white wicker furniture, a little yellow to warm the space up and some fresh flowers and who wouldn’t want to spend the whole day on this darling porch.
Happily there is hope for my budget. This goes to show you that small can be perfect. All you need is a sweet comfy chair, a basket of fresh flowers and a little table to hold your goodies. I’m thinkin’ my dream porch may come true!
I’m seeing hearts. Yep, lots of red, pink, big, little, polka-dot…you name it…..it’s all about the hearts! I especially love cute unique projects I can create on my own. When I ran across this darling little project for a Valentine I just had to share it with you. Just Lila is responsible for this sweet piece of art. You could put it in a window or add to a greeting card for a pretty gift. So easy and yet effective.
Here is what she used:
burlap cut to heart
torn toile ribbon
small scrap of red ticking
scrap of torn scrim/cheesecloth
a word (she embroidered hers but you could stamp it or cut from an old card or something)
Dark color sewing thread
Burlap is definitely a hot decorating item right now. What better way to incorporate it into your Valentine’s Day decor then this. While you’re making one for yourself why not make a few more to surprise the ones you love with. Who wouldn’t adore receiving one of these little beauties. So go get your craft on!
Halloween decorations can make this holiday festive, fun, downright scary, or all three. Someone always has a unique Halloween display that catches your eye. What’s Halloween without a jack-o-lantern? These days the unordinary is what it’s all about when it comes to decorating. I stopped by Martha Stewart’s spooky headquarters and picked up these photos of some fun creations to get you in the spirit.
This witch decided to “hang around” for all the fun!
This little lion found his treat in the pumpkin patch.
I dare you to nibble off the goodies on this ghoulish table.
Mice never looked so sweet!
This costume will keep you from having to wait in line for the metro.
As you venture out to join in the fun this Halloween night, beware of all the ghost, ghouls and monsters……you never know what might be lurking behind the next door!!!!!
Happy Monday! Our friends over at Poppy’s Home Decor in Mesa, AZ, celebrated their PETALS, a quarterly shopping extravaganza, earlier this month and we thought you might enjoy seeing some of the local talent that participated. We think you will agree, these AZ gals have some amazing talent! Take a look…
We also want to give a big shout out to our friend, Carlee, of Oh Snap Photography, for taking all these beautiful pictures. Not only is she incredibly talented, but a real sweetheart too! If you’re in the Phoenix, AZ area and in need of some professional photos, please contact Carlee……you won’t be disappointed!
Have a wonderful week!
It’s back to school time. Are you feeling a little excited or maybe, a little teary cause summer is coming to an end. Your kids may be feeling the same way. Ease the transition to a new school year and create family memories with a special way to mark this important time. Why not do a little back to school home decor.
Kids always love a party. Why not throw a back to school party for some of their friends and neighbors.
Send your back to school message to your visitors by hanging a cute school wreath on your front door.
Wishing all of you a super school year!