Today we were slammed by our first storm of peak hurricane season, Tropical Storm Leslie, which is a sure sign that its early Fall! The kids’ school and activities were all canceled, and we were without power for the entire day (eek!). But luckily my camera battery was fully charged, so I took the opportunity to snap a few pics of some Fall decorating I did on the weekend, which started with my Fall mantel. Read more…
I love to start September with a big ol’ bunch of sunflowers.
Want to know a great trick for making a pretty fabric-covered, large-scale bulletin board (i.e., cork board) inexpensively?
Fabric shower curtains are great for large-scale projects like this because buying designer fabric by the yard can get really expensive. And, let’s face it, you don’t need upholstery-quality fabric on a bulletin board! A cotton shower curtain will yield a lot of fabric for a decent price, and you can find them in some really great patterns these days.
I first used this trick last summer, when I pretty-ed up some regular old cork bulletin boards for my craft room-office by covering them with a black-and-white gingham fabric shower curtain that I found for just $20. In one shower curtain, there was enough fabric to cover.. Click to read more
In case you missed it, yesterday, I posted this free back-to-school printable in four different color combinations, which you can download by clicking back to that post here: Back to School Printable (FREE): “You are the HB in my pencil”. Well, today I’m posting another one in the series which might be fun to pair up with the pencil art… Free… Read More
What school parent hasn’t experienced the mind-numbing boredom of sharpening a bottomless pit of “No. 2 HB pencils” the night before the first day of school? When you think about it, the scene is pretty comical. The things we do for love, lol! ( This year, I bought pre-sharpened pencils!) The line “You are the HB in my pencil” popped into… Read More
Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue won me over the very first time I saw it used in a Pinterest photo! So when it was time to re-paint our sage green living room, it’s the color we chose. We painted it about 5 months ago, and I’ve been slowly re-decorating the room over the past few months. Using Benjamin Moore Woodlawn… Read More
I’ve had a summer display on my mantel for a few months now, and I was getting anxious to change things up. But since it’s still a little too early to bring out the Fall colors, I pulled together a very simple ‘September’ mantel, with a white owl, a book and some earthy colors – rust and olive. Later in… Read More
If you follow me on Pinterest, you might have noticed that this weekend I was hunting for ideas on painted dressers / desks for kids’ rooms. If you’re like me, your kids’ rooms probably have a hand-me-down (aka ‘vintage’, lol) dresser or desk from your own childhood. I think most of us hang on to those pieces out of nostalgia and because… Read More
It’s hard to imagine, but Fall / Autumn is just around the corner, and that means… drumroll… Fall Decorating! Personally, I’ve hit my ‘summer wall’, which always happens in mid-August. I start craving cooler air, fall colors, and routine. Yes, I said a bad word, lol. Routine. Almost makes me want to sing it loudly to the tune of “R.E.S.P.E.C.T.”!… Read More