I love any opportunity to entertain family and friends, and I especially love being able to create a beautiful space on our patio in order to host dinners and brunches. Because we have a big family but a small dining room, creating an outdoor dining room is a fun (but challenging) project and I try […]
My neighbor gave me a blingy chandelier several months back. I didn’t have any place to put it, so it just kind of got stuck in a corner. Then I needed an easy and inexpensive centerpiece and I immediately knew the chandy would be a great focal point. Here’s how I took a chandelier and flowers […]
I just boxed up the last of the Halloween decor and now I am thinking about ideas for our Thanksgiving table decor. We host Thanksgiving each year, and I think last year’s decor might have been my favorite: I loved the hanging centerpiece and the white, beribboned pumpkins with just a touch of bling. A […]
Do you love those cinnamon scented pine-cones that are sold this time of year? (In a house full of stinky boys, I am a big fan of yummy air fresheners!) I love them and want them on display, but I like mixing them up with other fall elements. Popping those pine-cones into a big tarnished […]
Yesterday I showed you a tablescape that would be nice for a little Easter Brunch, especially since Easter is coming so early this year. I wanted it to feel a bit like springtime is just beginning to warm things up in the woods… which was perfect, since the big tree in our front yard was […]
Is it just me, or is Easter coming super early this year…? I feel like I will have just laundered my green “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” T-shirt and suddenly I will be needing to fill Easter baskets. In thinking about Easter Brunch, I was wondering how I was going to make it happen since I […]
Epsom salt… Isn’t that what people soak sore feet in? I wouldn’t know. I only use it for crafts and decorating. Epsom salt is a fabulous, frosty looking salt crystal. You can pick it up at any drug store or grocery store in the health/pharmacy section. I use it a lot during the winter. It looks […]
Yesterday I did a wrap up of our Thanksgiving dinner and decor, but I wanted to share how I put together the hanging centerpiece before I move on to all things Christmas. There are no rules here. I mixed yard clippings with rhinestones and mercury glass with mason jars… it all worked together. I explained […]
Nothing makes me happier than having friends and family around during the holidays. The more, the merrier! (And I love, love, love how my Thanksgiving table turned out.!) Painted pumpkins, greenery from the yard and candles made it gorgeous.
Even though stores are ready for Christmas in July, I can’t bring myself to put up a single decoration before December 1st. This easy centerpiece helps me transition from fall to winter.