Calendar and Notes Printable

August 31, 2011

Personalized Dry Earse Calendar

I wouldn't call myself the cutesy-crafty type, but I have to admit that my personalized dry-erase calendar for my new central command center came out quite adorable (and totally useful)... I can't even believe I made it myself, lol! I received lots and lots of emails requesting the printable templates for the calendar and notes.  Thanks everyone - I'm quite honored!! Printables After I made the calendar in excel, I accidentally erased it - dumb, I know!  Anyway, I recreated it and here are the links: Sunday - Saturday Calendar {click here} - This an 11 x 17 horizontal sheet that … [Read more...]

Behind the Scenes at a Willow House Photo Shoot

December 20, 2010

Have you ever flipped through a catalog or magazine and wondered how the picture was created? Every scene you see has been styled and propped to perfection.  Here is a {Behind the Scenes} look at a Willow House photoshoot: {Catalog View - page 58/59}Inspired by the jewel-toned colors of the Prism Glass Ornaments, this exquisite table was created using a basic piece of burlap (made into a runner) and branches found in the home-owners yard.  Then layered on top of that are colorful flower balls covered with a Glass Dome, as well as the Emerson Stemware and Hawthorne … [Read more...]

Creative Cork Wreaths

December 18, 2010

A few friends and I got together yesterday to make wreaths out of used corks from the many bottles of wine we've drank (over the years)... And, O what fun it was (the drinking and the making)!{The Result}Scotty and I created a smaller (8" round) cork wreath, but you can make any size you'd like... keeping on reading to look at more versions.{The Process} Supplies:8" round styrofoam wreath 70 +/- corksHot glue gunGlue sticks (a 12"-14" round styrofoam wreath would take about 150 +/- corks) Start building your wreath one cork at a time...  One mini hot glue gun for 3 ladies … [Read more...]

Dazzling Upholstered Headboards

December 6, 2010

Upholstered Headboard

Upholstered headboards soften a space opposed to having a bed made of wood, metal, etc.  It's a great way to introduce a fabric which has pattern, texture, and/or color...this fabric can tie into/coordinate with your window treatments and/or pillows, OR stand alone and be the focal point of your bedroom.  Styles are vast and range from simple to detailed, traditional to modern, formal to funky!  A headboard can be the statement piece of the room or blend in with the other selections AND it's easy to make one of your own! Check out these upholstered headboards... {ALL different, ALL … [Read more...]

Makeover your Mantel for the Holidays!

November 30, 2010

It's all in the {DETAILS} when decorating for the Holidays, and decking out your mantel is a must!  I've designed my mantel with lots of greenery (real and fake), berries, candles, ornaments, stockings, and of course good ole' Saint Nicholas! I have this artificial garland that I use every year to decorate, but it just wasn't cuttin' this year.  After looking at the pictures I posted the other day of my Home for the Holidays, I thought the greenery needed MORE!  So this morning, I went outside and cut branches off the pine tree....I knew I kept that tree for a reason, haha!So I … [Read more...]

The Simplest Pinecone Wreath!

November 30, 2010


I love the look of wreaths filled with pinecones, and was about 5 seconds from buying two over the weekend, until I looked at the price tag.  I was not paying $25 for pinecones, when my own backyard is filled with these lovely organic treasures.  But before putting the pinecone wreaths (that I loved) back on the shelf, I looked to see how they were made, and couldn't believe how easy it appeared.  So off to the craft store I went... Play by Play...Pinecone-Style I bought an 18" round wreath for $1.99 and collected a bucketful of pinecones from the backyard.  Now I have to confess, … [Read more...]

My Winter Wreath Creation

November 24, 2010

In the midst of preparing for Thanksgiving and taking care of my two crazy fun and amazing children, I had a few ~ very few ~ moments of downtime to create this Holiday wreath...I have to say, I'm quite happy with it!  I'm always searching the web for new ideas and inspiration.  One of my favorite design / DIY bloggers, Kate at Centsational Girl, created this whimsical wreath (below) for her front door...and it triggered my creative spark! So on one of my (many) recent trips to the craft store, I thought instead of buying an ordinary Holiday wreath, why not create my … [Read more...]

A Simple Switch: Changing Your Cabinet Hardware

November 13, 2010

This is a pic of one of my favorite kitchens and when we first moved into our home, a renovation to our kitchen space passed my mind, but didn't happen :(  That's day (I can dream for now ~ And if I got all my dreams today, I would have nothing to dream/strive for, right?! )  Anyway, SOOO....a quick fix that made a huge change to the overall look of my kitchen was changing the cabinet hardware.  See some before and afters and the step by step changes.  Also check out some some other cabinet pulls and knobs that I love! Cabinet hardware is SO easy to change, … [Read more...]

{Tutorial} Tiling a Backsplash

November 11, 2010

Simple things, make a BIG difference. I'm always sprucing my house, thinking about what to update, and continually making changes.  A quick reno that I just finished was adding a tile backsplash to my powder room sink. This is how the powder room looked before we moved in. The walls were painted a semi-gloss, DARK forest green color and there was an ugly flower border at the top ~ too bad I don't have a picture of would have loved it, NOT! Once we got our hands on it, we removed the ugly border and painted the room a card board brown color (one of my favs) and the sink … [Read more...]

DIY: Fall Wreath

October 14, 2010

Green Door Girl of Green Door Designs posted an awesome Do-It-Yourself Fall wreath project the other day and I had to try it is the result:This project is easy-easy on the Easy to Difficult scale!!  And it will cost you less than $ can you beat that?!  To make this DIY Fall wreath at home go to Green Door Designs.  And do you LOVE the wreath hanger...Click Here.  Happy Crafting!  … [Read more...]