Jan 29, 2013

Scrap Wood Art Using a Cricut

I started this project several months ago and just finished these decorative scraps of wood today.

Jan 28, 2013

Jan 26, 2013

Wreaths....lots of them

I have lots of wreaths .....
Just on my main floor there are - let's count together -
1 my office (Target Christmas item for 70% off)

Jan 23, 2013

{Rustic Heart Mantel}

I started my morning with ambition to decorate for Valentine's Day.
(I usually just skip over that holiday decor and go for the heart shaped sugar cookies)
I had this one token heart to use.
The foyer is where it all began...

Jan 21, 2013

Rustic, Recycled...beautiful

I have some large crates that are taken apart in our garage.
My hubby brings them home for the kids to build forts and for my random projects.
I love this simple saying (and the movie).
This is what I started with:

Jan 17, 2013

Easy Curb Appeal - 10 Ways

I love my home to have a charming & comfortable feel at first glance, even from the street.
Bringing my style to the outside is important to me.
So I created this post to show some easy tips on how to make your home tastefully stand out among the other homes in the neighborhood. Here is a list of some of my own photos and ideas and a few others, too.

Jan 14, 2013

Jan 11, 2013

Nature Inspired Winter Decor (re-post from 2012)

It is strange to look back on posts from last year at this time. I miss living in our old house. Connecticut winters are so long - I don't necessarily miss that. Here in Virginia - it has been around 60 degrees. We even put mulch down in our flower beds yesterday and I have been wearing flip flops. A whole different story than what I was doing last January. I wanted to share my "Nature Inspired Winter Decor" post again....because I am a little bit homesick.
January 2012 
It's been so freezing.  It makes me think of all the little critters that live outside.
I love to invite birds into our yard in the winter.
So to remind myself to not neglect nature - I made this sign.
All the Christmas decor is gone but we have a long winter ahead of us.
Here's how I changed the house up for the occasion.
(keeping our little birdies in mind)

Jan 7, 2013

Old Wood & Chicken Wire Art

My boys like to build forts and bridges around the stream and pond in our neighborhood. They are always on the look out for things to use for that. (the HOA doesn't like their forts but....we clean it up)

Jan 2, 2013

8 Easy, Charming Details for Home

As we clean up holiday decor - now is a good time to add some simple,
charming details around the house.
Add a wreath to interior doors and large bathroom mirrors.

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