Happy 2015,my lovelies! I hope you all had a fantastic holiday season. I took an extended break from blogging for a month or so to relax with my sweet family. Now that all the Christmas decorations are finally down – and all the peppermint chocolate’s been eaten (booo) – it’s time to get back to real life! I stole some… Read More
Yay, it’s officially Fall! And, you know what that means, right? Nope, not football. Nope, not elbow patches. And, I’m not talking leather boots or plaid, either. If you guessed, “Fall door decor“, you were right! Wait, what? You didn’t? Well, first of all, shame on you. And secondly, I swear that there’s a bunch of Fall-loving dorks like me somewhere who… Read More
Greetings friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and are enjoying lots of time with family and friends. I’ve been away from the blog for a couple of weeks to focus on the merriment! But as New Year’s Eve draws nearer, I thought I’d continue with my annual tradition of posting a look back at my year in mantel decorating ideas. You can find my 2012 Year of Mantels here and 2011 Year of Mantels here.
If you’ve been following along here for awhile, you might know already that my fireplace mantel is a bit of a decorating muse for me! I find that mantel decorating for seasons and special holidays helps keep things feeling festive around here, especially during the less festive times of year. Looking back at 2013, I changed my mantel decorating a lot less frequently than in other years. That’s because the room our fireplace is in was disorganized for several months as we changed the room from a living room to a TV room. But I did manage to add some festive spirit to the mantel for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Fall, Halloween and Christmas… READ MORE HERE!
Well, hello my lovelies and happy Monday! It’s starting to look a lot like Halloween around here. I took down my fall wreath today, and added a little Halloween whimsy to the front porch with a diy ribbon wreath.
Last year, I had orange sparkly “BOO” letters on the front door. But I fell in love with some black polka dot burlap ribbon I found at Michaels. (I love polka dots, as you can see on my Halloween mantel.) Well, that cute polka dot burlap needed a project. And you know how that one goes ;-). Along with the burlap, I ended up with a cart full of ribbon and sparkly tulle. READ MORE
So I’ve been using the same DIY Fall wreath for years. I made it at least 10 years ago, and every year, I perk it up a little by adding something new. Last year it was burlap. I still like it a lot, but this Fall, I had the itch to make something entirely new. Since my usual Fall wreath… Read More
“FALL!” There…I said it. I usually walk on egg-shells this time of year as any mention of “FALL!” can drive Summer fans over the edge. But if you’ve followed my decorating blog for more than a minute, you probably know that I’m cray-cray-crazy for Fall, and I’ve actually shown great self-discipline by staying quiet this long! I hate to wish Summer away too, but you know what? I might as well just admit that I’m sooo not a Summer kind of girl. Fall is definitely my pace. I saw the first leaves turn color this weekend, so I’m now itching to break out the pumpkins. I decided to flip back through some of my Fall decorating pictures for inspiration.
Here’s how Fall has looked around here over the past few years…READ MORE!