Halloween Home Tour

I must admit I love Halloween, and considering Halloween is tomorrow (and that I am a perpetual procrastinator) I figured I would finally share some of the little ways I added Halloween decor to our home.The front porch was all ready for Fall with my pumpkin obsession going strong and my mums finally blooming orange, so I just added a few little fun details! Like these

A First Birthday Party – 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

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

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

Feature Friday – Holly’s Ottoman Makeover

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

A Fireplace Update – Whitewashing the Brick, Painting the Brass & Creating a Faux Mantel

Today I will show you how we updated an extremely outdated fireplace by whitewashing the brick, painting the brass and making a faux mantel!  This is actually a small part of an entire room makeover I did last year and had yet to share (I’m a blogging slacker I know)!  To start, the den/family room of my parent’s house had been suffering for some time from

Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

With Christmas one week away it is time to start thinking about gift wrapping!  And for those over achievers out there who already have their gifts wrapped, here are some ideas for next year!  Today I will show you some ideas that I tried out, including painting a few gift tags and making decorative flower toppers out of coffee filters and cupcake liners! After I saw

Creating a Coffee Station

Coffee.  I love it.  I need it.  So why shouldn’t it have it’s very own special station?  Why shouldn’t this tiny part of my home feel like it could be part of a quaint bed & breakfast or a cute little coffee shop? There is no reason it shouldn’t!  I covet the full walled, elaborately amazing coffee stations that I have seen on Pinterest, but I

A Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

I am so excited to show you what painting your kitchen cabinets can do for your home, as well as explain how to do just that, as briefly as possible!  Because believe me, painting the cabinets and boxes of your kitchen is not a quick process, but it is definitely a worth while one.  I recently painted kitchen cabinets for a friend, and am in

A “Shoes Off Please” Feature & Video

Hey old sport!  You may remember my Great Gatsby 30th Birthday Party from this past summer?  Well it was just featured on the amazing blog Shoes Off Please!  When I read that Gilit was looking for party submissions, I took a chance and sent her some pictures and info on my Roaring 20’s themed party, and was ecstatic to find that she actually wanted to