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Creative Fridays: ooh la la!!

Hannah is turning 10 next week. I can't believe it!!! She has decided that instead of a friend party she would like to re-do her room. She has always been a fan of fashion and Paris. So she wants to a Paris theme for her bedroom. +++++++++++++++++ These are some pictures I am using as inspiration for her room: This is a project I am making to give her for her birthday. Paris collages. I am … [Read more...]

My 200th Post Giveaway!

I can't believe it -- I've hit my 200th post!!! I have just loved meeting all of you and to celebrate I'm having a giveaway. And since I love Mod Podge, it's a decoupage giveaway. I decoupaged a 12 inch barn star and matching set of 3 picture frames. To enter the giveaway, just leave me a comment.If you want two entries, blog about it and leave me another comment telling me that you did. Plus … [Read more...]

Tasty Tidbits Thursday: Pink and Brown Party!


We had a really fun {pink and brown} birthday dinner at our church last night for 200 people. We found some pink polka dot wrapping paper and brown polka dot wrapping paper and wrapped up some empty boxes for decorations. I found these little baskets to go along with the polka dot theme. Each table had a glass cake pedestal with eight cupcakes. The food was delicious. We had a chicken pasta … [Read more...]

Creative Fridays: Kitchen cabinet update on the cheap


I saw this picture on Kimba's site and loved it! It's from Viv from ish and chi. Isn't it cute? I thought I want to do that! But I wasn't sure I wanted to be stuck with wallpaper if I got bored with it - plus, what would the wallpaper do to my cabinets if I ever wanted to remove it? So I thought, why not try using wrapping paper? I think the trick is to use a really thick wrapping paper. ( I … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Cookin’ Cuties


I am working on a fun Spring kitchen project that has been floating around blog land lately -- I will share it on Friday. I can't wait for Spring! I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday! … [Read more...]

Nesting Place: I did it in 10 Minutes (bedroom) Finale!


On e of my favorite blogs, Nesting Place, has these great tutorials on how to transform your space in 10 minutes. Today she is having a finale and everyone is posting their 10 minute projects. I decided to do my bedroom. Here are the steps she suggested: **************** 1. Make the bed: I found a pretty duvet at Target and added a bedskirt, shams and pillows from Pottery Barn. With coordinating … [Read more...]

Creative Fridays: Chair re-do & real life


About 8 years ago I discovered an unexpected decorating resource: JCPenney.com. It kind of flies under the radar. I have bought quite a few pieces of furniture through them. You DO have to put the furniture together, but it's usually pretty easy assembly. A few years ago I bought a couple of chairs to go at the head and foot of my kitchen table. I liked that they were upholstered, although I … [Read more...]

Favorite Thing Wednesday: Goodbye to old and new friends


I love it when the mail comes and there is a shiny new magazine waiting for me. I've cut down on a lot of my subscriptions, even some of my old stand-bys have gone like Better Homes and Gardens. But I have a few that I really love. One of my favorite magazines has been Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion. My mom got me a subscription when it first came out and I've been taking it ever since. My … [Read more...]

Creative Fridays: Before and After Party


So Rhoda from Southern Hospitality is hosting a Before and After Projects Party. She has done the most amazing projects! I also love decorating projects. Unfortunately I wasn't doing this blog for more than half of 2008 so I don't have many before pictures of some of my smaller projects, but we did do some big projects in 2008. So here are some of the things we did: 1. We turned my formal … [Read more...]

More Christmas Pics


Now that we're out for Christmas break, maybe I can get the rest of my Christmas decorations put up... And, I'm going to make fudge using Prudie's recipe. Thanks Prudie! Welcome... Our living room mantle... On top of the cabinet by the front door... My cookie sheet advent calendar. Someone has taken the sled #5 marker... This is the cute sign my friend gave me when we went to lunch this … [Read more...]