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 […]
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 […]
A Thanksgiving tablescape and centerpiece. (a cheap, easy and beautiful DIY)
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 […]
A transitional floral arrangement: Fall into Winter Centerpiece.
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.
Making a hanging centerpiece for an outdoor Thanksgiving.
How to make an easy DIY hanging centerpiece. A few boards, some rope and a bit of creativity make up an elegant, but rustic focal point for Thanksgiving dinner.
Hydrangeas: easy floral decor in just minutes.
I love hydrangeas. They are easy to grow, easy to group together in one big arrangement, and they are easy to preserve. I cut several stems and popped them into a champagne bucket. So easy! It is impossible to screw up an arrangement of hydrangeas. These were all from my yard. Clip, strip the leaves, […]
A simple, kid-friendly centerpiece.
Should form follow function…? Function follow form…? Why not put them in the same bowl? It’s tangerine season, and we go through a 5 pound box of Cuties at least once a week around here. By adding the tangerines to a bowl of pine cones, I have a simple, everyday winter centerpiece and I […]
Make your own frosted, icy branches.
To buy decorative frosty or icy branches in the store can be very expensive. They’re actually quite easy to make on your own using epsom salt, glitter and glue. Check out this easy tutorial.
Orchids can celebrate Halloween too…
I love orchids! They are a quick, easy, cheap way to have fresh flowers in your house. They’re easy to pop into different containers and have them look like a million bucks. They’re often thought of as a spring or summer flower as far as decorating goes, but adding just a few elements can make […]
A super duper fast way to pot an orchid, and a Keepin’ It Real photo confession.
I’ve mentioned previously how much I love orchids. I don’t have a Brown Thumb, per se, but it isn’t exactly a Green Thumb either. People are often under the impression that orchids are a pretty delicate flower… hard to grow… easy to kill… Not. True. They’re cheap. In my experience, I’ve found that Trader Joe’s […]