and a happy new year!

happy 2014!

  I know I'm about eight days late, but... HAPPY 2014!   We had a great little get together with mocktails, confetti and way too much food. We love having mocktails for New Year's Eve. There's something about drinking out of a martini glass that kind of makes ya feel fancy.   As you can see, there was no shortage of mocktails. And yes, that is a chocolate fountain in the corner of the photo.   As … [Read more...]

sparkling throws

faux bois throw

    I hope you all had a very merry Christmas! I can't believe how quickly it came this year. I have about a half a dozen Christmas posts that I just never got to. I suppose they'll have to wait for next year. I love throws. They add so much warmth and texture to a space. If you ever find yourself looking at an area in your home and you think "it needs something" try adding a throw to the chair or couch of banister or … [Read more...]

christmas entry table

christmas entry table

  There's nothing like a festive entry table to welcome holiday guests. My entry table is full of sparkling merriment!   I filled glass vases with ornaments I already had. I think Christmas needs more disco balls. They're so sparkly and fun!       I made a giant snow globe for the display. You can see all the fun details for the snow globes here.     You've … [Read more...]

just a change of color

color change gallery wall

    Sometimes all you need is a little change of color. This is my gallery wall. We're in love. But it was time for a little something new. I took the green and coral frames and painted them navy blue and gold.   It gives the room more of a sophisticated look. I absolutely love the navy and gold! They look amazing together. You can easily change the look and feel of a room by simply painting a … [Read more...]

dollar store garland wreath

tinsel garland wreath

  I really love a sparkling holiday wreath. And I really really love when I can make one for less than $15.00! So I was at the dollar store (The Dollar Tree to be exact) and I spotted this fantastic silver tinsel garland. Almost immediately I thought it'd make a great wreath. I wasn't wrong.   All you need for this project is a straw wreath form, tinsel garland and a stapler. My wreath form is an 18 inch and it … [Read more...]

diy christmas star

christmas star

  Happy December!!!!! The holidays are officially here! I love the Christmas season! And I love love love decorating my home with twinkle lights and holiday merriment! I made this wooden star for my mantel aaaand I'm pretty much in love with it. It's such a great statement piece, yet simple and lovely.     This project is so simple to make. Start with 5 wooden blanks. Wooden blanks are like dowels but … [Read more...]

gold “dipped” feathers

gold-dipped feathers

    I made these sparkling gold feathers for my Thanksgiving vignette, but I'm pretty sure they'll make their way into my Thanksgiving table setting as well. They're just so sparkly...and fun....and gold!   Here's what you'll need for these little beauties: - feathers (I picked mine up from Michael's) - gold spray paint - glitter spray paint Both spray paints are made by Krylon. When I first started I … [Read more...]

give thanks: wood slice sign

give thanks wood slice sign

    Earlier this week I shared my Thanksgiving vignette. This wood slice sign is my favorite part of the display. I'm also rather fond of the gold "dipped" feathers. Ok, so I love all of it!   For this fantastic little project, you'll first want to pick up a wood slice from Michael's or Hobby Lobby. And a wood burning kit if you don't already have one. They're on the same aisle as the wood … [Read more...]