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14 Black and White Valentines Day Decorating Ideas!

This year I love black and white for Valentines Day! I love the simplicity of black and white. It's striking, neutral and timeless. With my Lantern Centerpiece: And easy 10-Minute Heart Pillows Here are 12 more ideas that I love using black and white for Valentine's Day!    Washi Tape Geometric Heart @ Homey Oh My What an easy way to create a dramatic … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Accessorize a Gallery Wall!

Happy Monday! It was a kind of gloomy, snowy weekend at the 1905 cottage but I had a fun time working on the gallery wall in my family room. I love switching things up. And Michaels has a new section called new Alphabet Soup by Make Market™ line which is filled with all kinds and sizes of letters and numbers. Plus marquee lights and ribbon and fabric too! Ella and I found some fun things to … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 20 Printable Valentines Part Two!

There's been no shortage of great ideas and Valentine's Day printables over the past few weeks. I couldn't fit all of my favorites in the post last week, so here are... 20 Printable Valentines from this week's Link Party Palooza!  * * * * * Star Wars Valentines @ Skip to my Lou   Office Valentines @ Live Laugh Rowe Lip Balm Valentine's Day Card @ The Country Chic … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 17 Winter DIY Projects!

One of the best ways to break out of the doldrums of the season is to create new things to spice up your house or work on a project you've been putting off! Here are... 17 Winter DIY Projects from this week's Link Party Palooza!  * * * * * Industrial Entryway with Storage @ Cherished Bliss Chunky Arm Knit Throw @ Love of Home Thrifty Jewelry Organizer @ Sadie Seasongoods Coffee … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

It's Friday!! Welcome back to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello and Today's Creative Blog to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts -- just like we always have! So be sure to check with each site to … [Read more...]

10-Minute Valentine Pillow Covers

02 I love to decorate for holidays. And it's even better when it's easy! Here is a way to make 10-Minute Valentine Pillow Covers. I love to make pillow covers because it's easy to store them between holidays. You can take a pillow insert and use it over and over again all year with different pillow covers. Just store the pillow covers flat and they hardly take up any room! My … [Read more...]

10 Minute Valentine Centerpiece Idea

I love black and white for Valentine's Day. And the lanterns from Ikea are so cute, affordable and accessible. So here is an easy way to decorate a shelf or mantel. It also makes a fun gift! 10 Minute Valentine Centerpiece Idea! Here's how to make this 10-Minute Valentine Lantern Centerpiece: … [Read more...]

Burlap and Coffee Filter Valentine!

I love making project for Valentine's Day. Here's one that has a vintage vibe - using old newspapers, burlap and coffee filters. I made it a few years ago but I love it just as much today! Burlap and coffee filter valentine!     … [Read more...]

“Touchdown” Party Pennants & Toppers [Free Printables]!

"Touchdown" Party Pennants & Toppers [free printables]! I am on a Superbowl high this year. Two superbowl posts in one week - so funny!! I really wanted to make some cupcakes and the shape of a football. And then I thought wouldn't it be cute to have a tiny superbowl banner to go on top of the cupcakes?? So here are some free Touchdown printables - a full-size banner in two colors, cupcake … [Read more...]

Touchdown Hot Layered Super Bowl Bean Dip Recipe!

Are you excited for the Super Bowl? Can I admit that I am more excited about the food than the actual game? I love a Superbowl Party!! There's something so yummy about festive dips and finger foods!   This year I experimented with a new Mexican Layer Dip. I've made layered dips in the past, but I wanted to make a hot one for this year's party: so here's my Touchdown Hot Layered Super Bowl … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 16 Party Foods!

There's such a plethora of mouthwatering appetizers, snacks, and other foods linked up around this time of year! Here are some of my favorites: 16 Party Foods from this week's Link Party Palooza!  * * * * * Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake Balls @ Tidy Mom Mini Chicken Parmesan Pockets @ Just Us Four Buffalo Chicken Ranch Roll-Ups @ Simple As That Homemade Buffalo Chicken Poppers … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 14 Printable Valentines!

I love looking at all the creative ideas you all come up with for Valentine's Day! Here are some cute printable valentines... 14 Printable Valentines from this week's Link Party Palooza!  * * * * * You Blow Me Away Printable @ Skip to My Lou Eraser Ring Valentines @ The Girl Creative Valentine Favor Boxes @ Blooming Homestead Printable Valentine Tic Tac Labels @ Liz on Call … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and CHA Crafty Giveaway!

It's Friday!! Welcome back to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello and Today's Creative Blog to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts -- just like we always have! So be sure to check with each site to … [Read more...]

How to Decorate with Black and White

I love Christmas but I also love putting all of the Christmas things away. This year I love black and white for winter. And I have a couple of big floating shelves in my family room at the 1905 cottage that are fun to decorate. So I pulled out all of my black and white things and I love the way everything looks for Winter. Black and white is a fresh way to decorate for the new year. Here are some … [Read more...]

Favorite Things from CHA and a crafty giveaway!

One of my favorite events of the year is the CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) show. I love it because it's so inspiring!! It's filled with all of the upcoming and new crafty tools, papers and ideas!! Every year I come back feeling so recharged and excited!! This year I was honored to be able to show off two of my latest Pebbles Jen Hadfield collections! My DIY Home Collection and my new … [Read more...]