Holiday Card Holder

November 29, 2011


Tis' the season for cards!  Of course, you might get sent a random card here or there throughout the year for a birthday, anniversary, or special occasion, but there is no time like Christmas when you receive such a flurry of cards all at once.  And aren't they such a delight to get?!  The anticipation of opening the mailbox each day around Christmas is so exciting! Yesterday, I shared 15 creative ways to hang those plethora of cards, and today I am sharing my creation.  As I mentioned yesterday, I was in need of some inspiration this year as to how to display my newly received Christmas … [Read more...]

15 Creative Ways to Display Christmas Cards

November 28, 2011


I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.  I felt that the 4 days flew by so quickly, and even though I tried taking a break to have some "down time" for myself and spend time with my family, I was still busy, busy, busy.  After my belly was stuffed with some delicious food on Thanksgiving day, I ended up venturing out late in the morning on Friday to "score" some HOT deals.  Then Saturday we transformed the house into Christmas mode, and I finished out the weekend with a Holiday party at a friend's house yesterday.  How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Well now that we're in full-on … [Read more...]

Small Business Saturday – Debut of H.A.V.E.

November 26, 2011

H.A.V.E._Small Business Saturday

We all love a deal, right?  In honor of Small Business Saturday which supports making purchases at your local and/or small businesses, I'm sharing some exciting news about a new one-deal-a-day site.  H.A.V.E. which stands for handmade. artwork. vintage. everyday. is launching the first of the new year, but is having two pilots days today and tomorrow. This site is brand new and will feature one product a day where you will have the opportunity to get deals up to 80% off. Their first item available? This joyful Christmas sign (inspired by a line in the movie Elf) will certainly get … [Read more...]

I Am Thankful

November 24, 2011


I am thankful for the love that surrounds me. I am thankful for my supportive and loving family and friends. I am thankful for my good health. I am thankful for my home. I am thankful for my husband who NEVER stops working and would do anything for our family. I am thankful for my two healthy and thriving children - without you I wouldn't be me. I am thankful for my stubbornness, perserverance, and persistence.  These are not often thought to be negative qualities in a person, but along with my many "good" traits, these three characteristics got me to the point I am at … [Read more...]

Holiday Decor Ebook

November 22, 2011


A few months ago I was approached by Myra of My Blessed Life about sharing a Holiday project for an ebook that she was putting together.  At the time I wasn't sure what to submit and I had no idea who else was going to be apart of this ebook.  Well it launched yesterday and it's amazing!  Myra and Mandi, of Life Your Way, partnered together to share some awesome Holiday projects created by more than 20 bloggers - and I was one of them. WOW! This ebook is totally FREE and I know you will find many inspirational projects to create. Now grab a cup of coffee and ENJOY! (hint, hint... my project … [Read more...]

Adding Orange Accents in my Bedroom Makeover

November 21, 2011

Bedroom_Makeover_with_Orange _Accents

It's been over a week since I've shared happenings of my mini bedroom makeover.  Last week was quite busy, but throughout the craziness, I was able to squeeze in a few moments to get this makeover moving forward.  The aesthetic that I am desiring for this space is calm, inviting, and warm.  The walls were just painted last year, so they are not changing.  The bedding, which is classic white that I purchased from Pottery Barn years ago is also remaining.  So you're probably asking, "What am I changing and why I am doing a makeover?".  Upon updating the window treatments (which I love), I've … [Read more...]

Video and Behind the Scenes of my TV Appearance on Fox23

November 17, 2011


Want to see the segment from my TV Debut on Fox 23 News in the Morning? Well here it is... These are some interesting pictures from Behind the Scenes before and during the segment. Sorry that they're a little fuzzy - I forgot my camera and these were taken using my iphone. So how'd I do? … [Read more...]

Holiday Stenciling using Martha Stewart Paints by Plaid

November 16, 2011


Happy Wednesday!  I've had such a busy week, but am excited to share with you how I embellished the placemats that I made and blogged about yesterday.  After realizing that I was in need of new placemats for the upcoming Holidays, instead of buying them I made my own.  Why buy when you can DIY?  That's my motto! Here is a quick peak at how they turned out, but you have to keep reading to see how I made them and the products that I used. I was one of the lucky bloggers chosen to try out the Martha Stewart crafts and stencils by Plaid.  This is everything that I received...  From … [Read more...]

DIY: Drop Cloth Placements with Decorative Top Stitch

November 15, 2011


The Holidays are right around the corner and as I've been finalizing the table decor for Thanksgiving and getting ready for Christmas, I realized that I didn't have any placemats that were festive or unstained (from past Holiday gatherings).  I was just about to head to the store, when I remembered I had purchased a new package of drop clothes the week before.  Why waste the time of spending money and venturing through the crowded stores, when I could just make what I was envisioning?! If you've been a follower of mine for a while, YOU KNOW that I love drop cloth material!  Have you … [Read more...]

Exciting News: My New Blog Debut & My First TV Appearance

November 14, 2011


Happy Monday!  What a way to start out the week by sharing some exciting news.  As you saw from this posts title, I am debuting my new blog which some of you have heard me recently mention, plus I am going to be making my first television appearance. Which to start with?? How about the scoop on the NEW BLOG -- I've had the desire to start a new blog for quite a while.  I wanted a platform to share more than just design and home decor.  I really enjoy DIYing and since starting this blog just over a year ago, the creative side of my brain has exploded.  This website / blog, SAS … [Read more...]