etched halloween glasses

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Aren't these little glasses simply adorable? I attribute that mostly to the cute little Halloween icons I downloaded from Little White Whale. They are perfect! Glass etching is simple. Here's what you need: - glasses (these stemless wine glasses came from the dollar store) - etching cream (found at Michael's, Hobby Lobby or any craft supply store) - paintbrush (the stiffer the bristles the better) - vinyl stencils (you can … [Read more...]

glazed pumpkins

glazed pumpkins

Happy Friday! I have a super fun and EASY tutorial today for any of you who want to fancy up your pumpkins a bit. Glazed pumpkins. Aren't they gorgeous?! To make these glazed pumpkins you will need: - pumpkins - metallic glaze (I bought mine from Hobby Lobby) - a foam brush That's it. The metallic glaze was $7.99 for a small container, but a little glaze goes a long way. Just brush the glaze onto your pumpkins and let … [Read more...]

halloween dessert plates

halloween dessert plates

Everything Tim Burton does is completely brilliant. And he has some pretty adorable pooches in his movies. Even if they are undead. I decided to make a set of three dessert plates with these cute canines. These images of Zero, Sparky and Scraps are actually pumpkin carving stencils. I cut them out using my Silhouette machine. I picked up my dessert plates from the dollar store and the glass paint came from Michael's. The cost of this … [Read more...]

welcome halloween

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This past weekend I decked out my entryway for Halloween. Why is Halloween decorating so fantastic? Is it the pumpkins? The colors? The splash of the macabre? Whatever it is, I can't get enough. This time of year is one of the absolute funnest times to decorate. For my entry table, I decorated with these apothecary jars I've used in the past and some locally grown pumpkins and … [Read more...]

free fall printable

free fall printable

Happy October! With fall in full swing I thought a new printable was in order. This quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald really hits the nail on the head. There is something about fall that feels like a fresh start; a new beginning. I wanted this print to have a nice, crisp, clean look to it. And once it was finished I realized it'd look perfect next to my mirror tile chandelier. Click here for download This file is sized to print at 16 x 20 … [Read more...]

fall animal prints

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I'm pretty much in love with all of these animal prints and think they're perfect for fall decorating. These are from Society6. This website has hundreds and hundreds of fantastic prints. There's definitely something for everyone here.           These are from Disposable Art Shop. This is one of my favorite places to find art. Besides being amazingly unique, the art is so … [Read more...]

anchor marquee light

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Welcome! You've probably noticed the new digs around here. Amazing right?! This beautiful new webpage was done by Shout! Creative. The owner of Shout! Creative just happens to be my very talented husband, Curtis. He did an amazing job and I am completely in love with it! I know a lot of people who are already gearing up for fall, but not me. Well, not yet anyway. Here in northern Utah we still have a lot of warm summer weather left before the … [Read more...]

hello sunshine! diy wood shim sign

diy wood shim summer sign

    You know you're having a great summer when you're too busy to blog. Seriously, this summer has been nutso! But in the I'm-having-so-much-fun-work-is-cramping-my-style kind of way. Our life has been full of amazing trips, house projects, friends & family, and plenty of patio time. I wanted something really simple for my mantel this summer. And I've been dying to do a project with wood shims. Put 'em together and blam-o! … [Read more...]

copper leaf heart

copper leaf heart

  Here's my problem with 99.9% of Valentine's Day decorations; I hate them. The over-the-top, garish, pink and red eye sores the stores try to pass off as decorations makes me feel a bit ill. Pair that with my self declared color of the year and the copper leaf heart was born.   I started by painting a 30 inch x 30 inch piece of mdf white and free-handing a heart on it with a pencil.   These are the … [Read more...]

and a happy new year!

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  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...]