A First Birthday Party – Bird Theme

First Birthday Bird Theme

We recently celebrated my niece’s first birthday with a backyard bird-themed party!  When my sister and her husband were trying to come up with a fun theme they decided on birds, because Addison just loves them!  When you say “Addie do you see the birdy?” she will look around curiously to find the pretty winged creatures, and then excitedly point and squeal when they fly.  It is pretty

A Christmas Tablescape

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I have always loved beautiful tablescapes, for any occasion, but especially the holidays! While I am still a novice at the art of creating a lovely table, in the two short months that we have lived in our new home I have already attempted a few.  The first was for Thanksgiving, and now for Christmas! Let me start by saying that our home is unique

DIY Hot Chocolate Bar

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One of my all time favorite treats for the holidays is hot chocolate.  I drink it pretty much every night during the Christmas season.  And what I love even more than plain old hot chocolate is a big hot cup with all the fixings!  Having a hot cocoa station is also a fun option for holiday parties and movie night gatherings!  This is why for

A Little Golden Book Baby Shower

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This Little Golden Book Baby Shower belongs to: Holly Zito! We recently threw a children’s book themed baby shower for my sister with lots of Little Golden Book decorations, and I am so excited to show you some of the details from this fun day!  My mother and I chose this theme because my sister loves children’s books, it is a gender neutral theme, and lastly because Little

Room Makeover – Playful Guest Bedroom/ Kid’s Room

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Hi everyone! It has been a little while since my last post and in the meantime my blog has had a little work done 😉 and I am very excited about its new look! And speaking of new looks I recently gave a little makeover to an unused room in my parent’s house!  My mother decided that she needed another usable guest room in their home, one

Before & After – Painted Kitchen Cabinets

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I recently painted the kitchen cabinets for my sister Holly and her husband Craig, and I can’t wait to show you how they came out! Since I have previously given a tutorial on how I paint cabinets (and I used the same method), I can just go ahead and show you the before and after pictures! First let me start off by saying that I

Olivia The Pig Themed First Birthday Party!

Olivia The Pig Birthday Party Collage

You guys are not going to want to miss this one!  I recently attended a first birthday party for an adorable little girl named, you guessed it…Olivia!  My friend Lauren and her husband Gianni put together a playful party based on the Olivia The Pig children’s books!  This party was filled with tons of diy decor including but not limited to a lemonade stand, a “pig

Mother’s Day – Ideas and Free Printables

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If you are anything like me there is a good chance that you are still trying to figure out what to do for Mother’s Day!  For this very reason I have gathered a few of my favorite ideas and printables from all over to help! Brunch is always a big hit on Mother’s Day, and who doesn’t love brunch?  Check out this amazing and colorful brunch

New To The Shop – Wedding Signs!

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Hello friends! I have been busy lately doing one of my favorite things…painting!  For the past few weeks I have been painting and creating items for a new section in my Etsy shop – Wedding Signs & Decor! I must confess, since getting married I have missed all of the fun DIY stuff that can come along with planning a wedding!  That is…until now!  I

Feature Friday – Holly’s Ottoman Makeover

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My sister Holly recently bought a beautiful house with her husband, which means they also have to fill and decorate this beautiful house…and that means projects!  Lots and lots of projects!  Luckily for me my sister is very crafty and loves to redo furniture and also allows me share these projects with you! Holly picked up this old wooden ottoman for a few bucks while we