Search results for “holiday”

  • DIY Pastel Painted Eggs for Easter

    Sometimes the best holiday decor is the simplest.   While I don’t decorate for every holiday on the calendar, at Easter I love to incorporate a simple touch on my table or mantel. This year I had a dozen wooden eggs just calling my name.  You can find these at any craft or hobby store.  For …

    Weekend Project: Refresh and Revive Your Dining Room

    Spring is here! And just like how you put away your heavy sweaters and clothes when the mercury starts to rise, you can lighten and refresh your home as well. I know – you don’t have time to renovate or redecorate. I get that (as a mother, wife, and teacher). But, in just a weekend, …

    DIY Custom Paper Banner Tutorial

    Knowing how to make a paper banner can be helpful for many different celebrations. You can customize and create your own banners for birthdays, baby showers, wedding showers, holidays and special occasions. With some basic supplies, anyone can create a DIY paper banner! This one pictured, I made for my son’s Easy, Inexpensive Toy Story …

    Valentine’s Day Treats & Tidbits

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Hope you’re looking forward to all the flowers, sentimentality and sugar shock the day has offer.  While not an official holiday — and a day with pretty grim origins — Valentine’s Day is at the top of my list of favorites. Pardon the pun, but I LOVE everything …

    DIY Fabric Bunting Banner

    A fabric bunting banner can be used in many different ways. It’s a versatile and fun DIY project that will give you more life and use as opposed to a paper bunting banner. I’ve made and seen these for use around the home as decoration (in playrooms, children’s bedrooms, home offices, living rooms, etc.) and …

    DIY Winter Pinecone Table Setting

    I love hosting dinner parties during the cold winter months. There’s something about this time of year – even in Southern California – that makes a cozy dinner party feel that much more special. The Holidays are nice, but I always feel obligated to decorate and prepare the space and the mood with a Holiday

    Great gifts ideas for the men on your list…from your local thrift store

    I am a big proponent of supporting local small businesses, so I often visit area thrift stores looking to find items to use in upcoming home stagings that add character and life to my projects.   On recent thrift store hunts I’ve also stumbled upon some wonderful gift items that can be highly personalized to reflect the personality of …

    Christmas Cheer and a Leaning Tree

    I love the holidays. The decorations, the music, the cookies…oh the cookies (I’ll show you one of the best holiday cookie recipes at the end of the post!). I’m like a little kid when it comes to Christmas, which is why I over do it with my kids every year. I just can’t help it. …

    Making Your Living Space Lovable & Livable

    I’m struggling with this one. And I know I can’t be the only one. I’m heavily debating on whether or not I should even bother putting time, money and effort into the most lived in rooms in our home. The living room and the kitchen are the two rooms I’m in the most and see the …

    Nature…..on the inside!

    From a design perspective, 2012 has been a big year for natural-inspired interiors. I must admit that chatting about natural designs brings horrible flashbacks to “lodge” décor, where nature inspired rooms included black bears or references to the “ole hunting camp”. Eesh! Thankfully we have evolved into a less themed, simply elegant use of nature …