I don’t usually do much to decorate for St. Patrick’s Day, and this year with Easter coming along 2 weeks later, I really didn’t want to put much effort (or money) into it. So how about this? A quick and easy St. Patty’s project using weeds and rocks from your yard. Can’t get much cheaper […]
Salvage a tarnished champagne bucket with a faux patina finish and succulents.
This was such a quick and easy project that I forgot to take photos along the way! I use champagne buckets as planters or floral containers all the time. They’re simple metal containers that I abuse until they look like this… Sometimes I leave them like this for a vintage-y look, but other times I […]
Extending the life of a fading floral arrangement.
Did you get any pretty flowers for Valentine’s Day? I did. Hubs brought home a gorgeous arrangement, with stargazer lilies and roses the size of tea cups! But less than a week later, I found myself needing to spruce it up a bit. These flowers were gorgeous. I am not understanding how I failed to […]
Make a DIY cover for your Kindle, iPad or tablet.
Hello all! I have another fabulous and talented blogger stopping by to share a project with you today. Honestly, Carolyn from homework is always coming up with the most beautiful and and elegant ideas! Hi V Spot readers. I’m Carolyn from homework and I’m guest posting here today to help Vivienne out while she focuses on […]
Make an Anthropologie inspired cup & saucer serving tower.
Today’s guest post is from this fabulous blogger that I met on twitter, discovered we were both Southern California girls and decided to host The SoCal Social together. We totally hit it off and I am so glad we’re friends. She is one of the nicest people ever, super duper creative, has fabulous jewelry tutorials, […]
A simple Valentine’s Day mantel.
I wanted to show you what I came up with for a little Valentine’s Day display for my nemesis, the mantel. I have the worst time with the proportions of this room, but I’m fairly happy with this fun and simple Valentine’s Day Mantel. I don’t have anything against Valentine’s Day in particular, but I don’t […]
How to make your own DIY jar candles (using recycled jars and candle wax)
Want to make your own scented, layered jar candles? Want to do it, using items you already have on hand..? Practically for free..? It’s easy! I have a little problem…. you know those candles you buy that smell amazing, but the wick burns down through the middle of them and you’re left with a bunch […]
The easiest make ahead chicken, ever.
I am trying to eat more protein these days. Handsome Hubby eats chicken and salsa almost every morning for breakfast. The boys are eating more and more and more…. everything. What’s a girl to do? Well, one of the things is to make sure there’s plenty of chicken on hand and ready to eat. This […]
Make an easy scrap paper Christmas tree.
I wanted one more little Christmas tree for our buffet table. Just a little one… I also wanted to get rid of some of my scrap paper stash. This is the easiest thing in the world to do. If you can cut pieces of paper into squares, then you can do this craft. Here’s what […]
Using Epsom Salt in your Christmas Decorating.
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 […]
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