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This blog is dedicated to sharing things that i adore!. You will usually find a quick tip or trick on how to update or change furniture, decorations or crafts but depending on my mood you will also be exposed to storage ideas, management tips and all other types of things that come with raising and interacting with little girls.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Halloween FUN!!!

I have been so excited to decorate for Halloween! I know, I know, its WWWAAAY too early! I don't even care!  I love this time of year when it's starting to get a little cooler, and you can start to spend more time in your house and decorate!!! I love to burn my pumpkin spice candle and make soup in the crock pot!! Am I weird, or does anyone else love that too? Anyway...I just wanted to post some of the projects I have been working on this week.
First is this darling lamp shade. When it comes to decorating for any holiday I like to use what is already in my home. I have these two lamps on my piano all year round. I have always wanted fun and funky Halloween lamps, so I decided to make some! I just simply cut strips of Halloween fabric that I had in my sewing scraps and tied them onto the shade. And then voila, I have a really fun Halloween lamp that cost me NOTHING! I can just take the scraps off when Halloween is over and I am set to do it again for Christmas!!

Here is my Halloween mantle. I love changing the mantle up for every Holiday, but I usually keep the basics up there and use them to layer and add some dimension to the design. I leave the oval white mirror up all year, and just add a frame, or a wreath, or whatever to get the look that I want. For Halloween I added the gold frame, and the oval gold mirror. I cut the crow out with my silhouette and added some glitter. You can always use glitter! I just taped it on with double sided tape and it was just what I wanted. The candles and candle sticks are used a lot on the mantle too. I just change the ribbon on the candle. If you can use what you already have it saves a lot of money, and gives you a lot more options.

 I found these plates at the dollar store! They were just plain black and I added those white sticker labels for polka dots(I think they are used for writing prices at  yard sales and stuff?).  Cheap and cute!!  Perfect for Halloween!

Another thing that I already have, but like to change up for each Holiday are my old Windows up on my plant shelf. I added some spider webs and spiders for Halloween! Seriously, just look around your house and get creative1 You will be surprised how much awesome stuff you have that you can play with!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Painted Rug

I have been loving all of these stripped rugs I have seen in home decor magazines like Ballard design, Country Living, and even Pottery Barn. I just don't love the price you would have to pay to get one. So I found this rug at Costco for like 25 bucks! I already had some blue paint left over from painting a wall, so this was a pretty cheap project! First I grabbed my blue painters tape and put a strip of tape every 12 inches.

Then I painted every other section. after it dried I did one more coat.

Then just take the tape off, and you are done!

It was as easy as that! It adds a pop of color and looks awesome!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Goody Goody Gumballs!

I have been saving jars for some time now, not really knowing what for??? So I had this idea to use them for teacher gifts for Valentines day! They turned out so cute that I made some for me for decorations too!

I just used some old peach jars, and some cute jars that I found at Hobby Lobby (the smaller one) for $1.50! I found the candle sticks at the dollar store. All you have to do is...drill a hole in the lid, paint the lid, and put the knob on. I found these knobs at Hobby Lobby. They are always 1/2 off now! I used some glue called Glass Bond to glue the candle stick to the jar. And done! You could fill it with whatever you want, but I love gumballs!! They look so cute, and you can find individual packs of colors at any party store.

I added some tulle and ric rac to the ones I am giving as gifts! They look so darn cute! I think I will add a cute tag to them too.

I think I will give these smaller ones to the ladies I visit teach.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hooray for Valentines Day!

I made some fun Valentines decorations that I wanted to share with all of you!!

Pennant banners are all the rage right now, and so is I cut out some X's and O's with my silhouette, and stenciled them on. Then I added some glitter to the letters and around the outside. I love how it sparkles at night when the chandelier is on!

I have some twigs in a vase on my fireplace mantel. I decided to cut some hearts out of old book pages and some with just regular cardstock using the silhouette. I just hung them on the twigs and it added a cute little Valentine touch!

I Love to take pictures of my little ladies!! I change the pictures for every Holiday! I love having my kids be part of my decorating. They really have a lot of fun with this! For Halloween they all wore witch hats, and for Christmas they were dressed in lime green sitting in front of a lighted tree. Its fun to edit the pictures and add sayings or poems. For Valentines I spelled the word LOVE!

I had some left over Burlap, so I just bought some wreath forms from the dollar store and wrapped strips of burlap around them. This project seriously took only 15 minutes, and I love how it turned out! I just tied some ribbon around it, and added some felt flowers and it turned out great!

Everyone has probably seen these coffee filter wreaths. I made this one last fall, and it has had a few different looks! I used a grapevine wreath form from the dollar store, and then just folded and glued the filters on. I love that it cost me only 3 dollars! For Halloween I used a foam stencil brush and just dabbed a little black on the edged. It looked darling! Then at Christmas I did the same thing over top of the black with gold paint. Then I added some glitter while the paint was still wet. So....why not change it again? I added pink paint and red glitter for Valentines day! I sure have gotten my 3 dollars worth out of it!