Hello! Today’s post is short, sweet and so simple, I can’t even call it a tutorial! If you remember back to my Bold Graphic Glam Dining Room I revealed during week 6 of the Fall 2016 One Room Challenge, then you probably recall seeing my stacked art that flank one of the windows in the space. I’m finally sharing the details for the bright and colorful pieces hanging in here! Let me give you a quick break-down of the “art” you see and then show you how I created this look! Continue reading
Sometimes it all comes together in a cinch. You have a DIY idea or are inspired by something, in my case an idea for a DIY geometric art piece, already have the supplies on-hand, sit down to work on it and the entire process only takes about 15 minutes. Want to know what’s even better than that?
A Sharpie was all I needed to put the finishing touches on it! Shhh don’t tell! Continue reading
Phew! Now that the Fall ORC has concluded, I can finally come up for some air! Right now is most certainly the calm before the storm around here. The calm being the couple of weeks I’m trying to lay low, catch up on sleep, get organized around the house after a 6-week dining room makeover that created a tornado-like aftermath in every other room in our home and then enjoy Thanksgiving next week with family. The storm being… the holidays! I mean that only in a way that a fellow blogger might understand. But looking back at pre-blog life, I would say the holidays can get a little cray cray anyways!
Well, today I’m taking a few minutes to post one of the promised follow-up posts from both the Curious Little Gentleman Big Boy Room. I realize I owe you probably close to 10 for the biggest’s room and most recently my One Room Challenge Dining Room Reveal and while I’ll work to get them out to you soon, I am going to have to put a few holiday posts in the mix as well. It’s just that time of year now, don’t you agree?! Continue reading
Hi there, guys! Happy Wednesday and welcome to this month’s Create & Share DIY Challenge! Its been a couple of months since I was able to participate, but I am so happy to be back in action for this month’s theme – white curtains! There is nothing I love more than being able to shop my own house and bring decor pieces out of storage into a new space or bounce something from room-to-room. It’s frugal and fun and gives you the opportunity to recall why you fell in love with that piece in the first place. If you’re able to fall head-over-heels in love with your home over and over again, then you’re doing something right!
Hello! And welcome to the Create & Share LAMP-alooza! I am so excited to be joining forces with a group of bloggers to bring you a total of 11 fabulous DIY lighting projects this month! Whether you’re looking to repurpose something INTO a lamp, makeover a thrifted one or simply recover that old-lamp-sitting-in-your-guestroom’s-shade – we are here to help you channel your inner DIY boss and be inspired to create!
Although this is my first time participating, typically the Create & Share Challenges feature a specific product for the month and each blogger has to come up with their own way to create something from that one item. The goal being that everyone will put their own spin on their project and no 2 pieces will come out looking the same! Well, with the amount of talent in the group, there’s no denying the projects are off the charts on the creativity scale. Inspiration for daaaays. Continue reading
Another knock-out round of Knock it Off DIY is here! Woo hoo! If you haven’t caught any of our sneak peeks yet, then you are in for a treat today. Seriously!
Have you ever seen something so amazingly awesome and you know if you buy it, it would look soooo good in your home? It just screams YOU! You just have to have it, until you flip it over to look at the sticker or scroll down and read that number after the $ sign…and well, your dreams have been crushed. Yeah, me too.
This is the case so often with high end designer home decor pieces. I want them so badly, but just can’t justify it sometimes. Ok, a lot of the time. I mean, if it were only my birthday a few more days outside of the entire month of February. Yes, I pretty much celebrate for a month. ok, at least a week! [Yesterday was my birthday, so I’m hoping to get a couple bday related posts out this week!]
When Jess from Domicille 37 invited a group of bloggers to participate in a monthly challenge titled “Knock it Off DIY” – I knew I had to say yes. So, today kicks off the very first challenge and what are we knocking off? Any coveted Kate Spade home decor piece! The stuff could not be any prettier – classy, sassy and usually with a lot of bling. However, these items also come with a pretty price tag…or, not so much. Continue reading
So, you’re still with me on the let’s-do-this-christmas-decorating-thing-the-easy-way, right?
Well, I’ve been sprinkling a little holiday this and that from room-to-room and now that we have glitter, glue, tape, tree trimmings, shards of broken ornaments (I know, bad mom for not getting the memo on shatter-proof) sawdust from the mantle makeover project (deets coming soon) and who knows what else, I’m about ready to call it a DAY!
After the mantle is wrapped up this weekend, we can get our family room tree up and after that, the house is DONE. Holiday hoopla or Christmas cheer, whichever you prefer, has kicked into high gear and I can’t wait to spill it all! Next week is full-steam ahead! I’ll be sharing my holiday home tour for the 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes on Tuesday, December 8th, but will be giving you a daily dose of decorating delight!
So, I’m sort of a pattern-girl. I like bold prints. I like to mix them. I like to match them. I like black, white and gold everything. I also like to coordinate. You see, when I find something I like, I tend to go all-in. For example, when I see wrapping paper I like, I buy it – all. year. long.
I decided to go with a black, white, gold and red color scheme this year which basically means, I get to use everything in my normal, everyday decor, but just add a punch of red. I’m really digging the way the house looks with splashes of color right now!
I found a few neutral wrapping paper patterns and then a red plaid one that I love.
You saw me use it in my holiday coffee table decor and you know it will be covering all of the presents under the tree when I get rolling on that front.
I love the prints so much that I thought I would toss a little IN the tree, too.
I give you my DIY wrapped present ornaments!
Rounding up the supplies was super easy, because I had nearly everything – wrapping paper, ribbon, scissors, tape, glue gun…The base is a 3″x3″ canvas. I bought 2 packages (6 pieces per) at Michaels.
You really could use anything with some thickness – cardboard, even. To be honest, I was a little lazy and felt it would be easier to buy the canvases than hack up a cereal box or one of my daily Amazon deliveries.
Simply wrap each piece of canvas like you would a gift.Then start by taking a piece of ribbon and lay it flat underneath the present (pretty side face-down).
Then pull up the ends and criss-cross them in the center and wrap one end back around the front, all the way across and back to the backside. Secure it with a piece of tape.
Then take your other loose end (should be a bit longer) and make your loop.
…Then, secure it with your glue gun.
Ta Da! Little mini wrapped presents that will match the packages underneath the tree! If you have a wrapper helper, then you are in luck. You can whip up 12 -15 of these guys in no time. I actually love to wrap gifts, so this was kind of therapeutic for me!
It doesn’t take much paper at all, so you will have plenty left for your big packages.
I like how it creates some visual interest within the tree since 95% of most ornaments are round, or spikey & curly-q, in my case!
And in case you’re wondering, there’s plenty more of that striped ribbon floating around here, too. I’m sure you’ll be seeing it in the near future. wink, wink.
Is your tree up? Have you started decorating anywhere else yet?
If you are gearing up now, you are in luck! You don’t have to go far either. Come right back here + all of the other stops in the 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes – you are guaranteed to find the inspiration you are looking for!!
12.1 | Evolution of Style || Dixie Delights
12.2 | Life & Home at 2102 || Provident Home Design
12.3 | Simple Details
12.4 | The Pink Clutch || This is Happiness
12.7 | Bless’er House || The Tale Of An Ugly House
12.8 | Classic Casual Home || This is our Bliss
12.9 | Primitive and Proper
12.10 | Shine Your Light || Driven by Decor
12.11 | Suburban Bitches || Our Storied Home
12.14 | Simply Sarah Style || Rough Luxe
12.15 | Tour Highlights
12.16 | Our Link Party with YOU!
Can you believe today is December 1st?! Now that Thanksgiving is over and its officially the 1st of the month, it is 100% acceptable to go all-out Christmas mode! It’s time to bust out those Christmas pj’s, crank the Christmas tunes and trim your tree and everywhere else in your house!! As I say, #deckeverything
In the spirit of celebrating the last month of the year and maybe the first real month of winter for some of you, I wanted to share our December bucket list. As our boys get older, we talk about starting traditions of our own and coming up with various activities to do as a family during the holiday season and even after Christmas, since my husband is usually off for 2 weeks at the end of the year. The boys are still quite young (18 months and 3), but we are definitely going to give some of these a shot! Its never too early to do things together as a family and by showing versus telling them how to help others and “paying it forward” can only help instill good values and morals from the start.
So, if you are in the mood for some good ol’ fashioned holiday fun and even a couple ways to help the less fortunate at this time of the year, you can print out the December bucket list I created and use it, too! This obviously isn’t an all-inclusive list, but are a few ideas of things to try – as a family, with your friends or significant other!
Get your free printable below:
You know what else I have to share to celebrate December 1st? The line-up for the 12 Days of Christmas Tour of Homes!!! You absolutely have to go take a peek at today’s tours – Evolution of Style & Dixie Delights (and every other day, too, of course 😉 ) but I mean, come on! So stunningly beautiful. I can’t even wait to see the rest! It’s like Christmas morning all month long!