sophisticated country wedding series: 4: pumpkin wine bucket

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Ah…the things you can do with a pumpkin. The possibilities are endless!! Take, for example, this fall inspired wine bottle display. Perfect for a wedding reception in a hay filled barn. I conned my brother and Eric’s best man into carving a few of these out for me the day before [...]

after school special

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

My most favorite after school activity (I am an educational Speech/Language Pathologist) is to “B-line” it in the direction of the closest craft/fabric store with my teacher/crafters annonymous friend in pull (please note that it doesn’t take much tugging on her end). Just this week, we participated in this routine with great enthusiasm. [...]

from drab to fab

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

For the past year, I have been shifting these pillows from one corner of the closet to the next. They have been nothing but IN THE WAY. When I purchased my very first couch about nine months ago, these came with it. While I love the couch, I’ve always hated these pillows. [...]

clutter control

Monday, September 8th, 2008

I’m always looking for fun ways to use scrap fabric. My mom used this lovely polka-dot fabric to make me a skirt when I was in college and I’ve been holding on to the remains for quite some time now just wondering what to do with it. So, I decided to make a [...]

black and white party time

Friday, September 5th, 2008

I returned home today to find a lovely flower arrangement waiting to greet me with a note that read…”I never properly thanked you for the beautiful shower and wonderful reading at the wedding. I feel so honored to have you as my cuz. Hope these add a little color to your day! [...]

not a grey area

Monday, July 28th, 2008

Do not adjust your screen…this is an actual photo. It was not taken with black and white film nor was it converted to black and white with a photo editing program. I am throwing my dear cousin, Lizzie, a bridal shower next Sunday. The theme…classic black and white. I have [...]

“chalk” this up to a great idea

Saturday, July 26th, 2008

I’ve been contemplating what to do with this old windowpane for quite some time now. I’ve been dragging this thing around with me from house to dorm room, to apartment, and now to my very own home. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to finally make something of this flea market [...]

sea, salt, sun, and sand

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Each season, and sometimes depending on the month, I like to delve into my yearning to decorate for the upcoming holiday or season. While I don’t particularly like to fill my house with seasonal items and knick-knacks, I do like to surround myself with reminders of the holidays and enjoy the idea of sharing [...]

a cozy find

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

My husband asked me if there was anything I needed to tell him when I brought home a $15, three quarters of a rusted, vintage, iron baby crib from my outing to Purcellville, VA this weekend. My reply…”Yes, we have a lot of work to do.”

After a little spray paint, a crib mattress from [...]