How to Paint Woven Baskets with Acrylic Paint

I've been spring cleaning and organizing all the things.  One of the things I've realized is I have an abundance of baskets.  Baskets are so versatile and are such a great storage essential.  While I have tons of baskets, they are pretty boring.  I decided to give some of my outdated baskets a pop of color with fun patterns and shapes and today I'm going to show you how to paint woven baskets with acrylic paint. These fun colorful baskets can be used to store things or … [Read more...]

How to Decorate Your Mantel for Spring

March means that spring is just within reach and if you are like me you can't wait to embrace the longer hours of daylight, start anew and refresh your space to reflect the change in seasons.  I am officially over the cold weather and so ready for spring!  However, it doesn't seem like Mother Nature is ready to cooperate, but I couldn't wait any longer and decided to decorate for spring.   I teamed up with Oriental Trading to show you how to decorate your mantel for spring … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Farmhouse Cookbook Stand

As the year winds down I've started thinking about my New Year resolutions.  At the top of my list is cooking more meals and home and working on my kitchen organization. I want to get better at preparing meals for my family and add some new things to our menu rotation.  I needed a little extra motivation in this department, which is why created this DIY painted farmhouse cookbook stand.   Not only is it match perfectly with my kitchen decor, but it will also hopefully help … [Read more...]

Nautical 4th of July Mantel Decorations

A few summers ago we rented a beach house in Connecticut and spent a week exploring the New England coast with our family.  I loved all the charming sea side towns, sailboats and patriotic charm we found along the way. Anchors, flags, sailboats, seashells and sand inspired my Nautical 4th of July Mantel Decorations this year.  All of the elements of that unforgettable seaside summer vacation come crashing together to create this patriotic vignette. I recently styled and hosted a … [Read more...]

Summer Paint Pour Canvas

Today is the first day of summer break for us and I'm feeling all the colorful, happy vibes that come with this season.  I am looking forward to lots of lazy days spent by the pool, vacations, and simply enjoying a slower pace schedule with my kids.  Each year as my kids get older I realize that these sweet summer moments are fleeting and before you know it they won't be around much.  Just like these moments with my kids I want to make summer last, so I decided to create a … [Read more...]

Colorful Spring Pinwheel Decorations

Pinwheel, pinwheel, spinning around. Look at my Pinwheel and see what I've found. Pinwheel, pinwheel, where have you been? I’m kind of obsessed with pinwheels.  There is just something about those little spinning things that reminds me of spring and childhood. They remind me of carefree, playful afternoons while a warm breeze gently blows all around.  I think they are such a whimsical and fun way to add a little flair to any occasion including your home decor. And, you will … [Read more...]

Modern Farmhouse Spring Mantel

This year started off kind of slow, but now I feel like things are moving at warp speed.  Yesterday was the first day of spring and Easter is just around the corner.  My brain is having a hard time catching up to everything moving so quickly, but fortunately I teamed up with Oriental Trading a few weeks ago to create a beautiful Modern Farmhouse Spring Mantel that's perfect for Easter too. My living room is one of my favorite spots in my house, especially after we added shiplap to … [Read more...]

Colorful Easter Wreath

Spring has sprung, and this year the season starts with Easter. There are so many wonderful elements about Easter-- flowers, sunny skies, eggs, chicks and of course, chocolate! If I had to pick my favorite thing, it would be the colors of the season. I love bright colors and after a long gray winter, there’s nothing more refreshing. Hi Alison here, and today I’d like to share a colorful Easter wreath that is sure to brighten your spring. What You Will Need: Straw wreath form … [Read more...]

Lucky St. Patrick’s Day Mantel Decor

One of my favorite spots in our house is the giant shiplap wall in my living room.  It was one of the first major DIY home improvement projects my husband and I tackled when we bought our new house, and this 20 foot wall makes a big impact.  It's also one of my favorite places to decorate during the holidays.  I love being able to change out my holiday decor above the fireplace and brighten things up with simple and easy decor.  I recently teamed up with my friends at … [Read more...]

Patchwork Pumpkin Pillow with Cricut Maker

Last month I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Cricut Mountain Make-A-Thon where Cricut revealed the new Cricut Maker. The unveiling of this incredible machine offers crafters the power of a professional machine with more tools, more materials and more possibilities.  It handles everything from vinyl, fabrics, leather and balsa wood with effortless precision.  I couldn't wait to put it to the test cutting fabric and made thought this patchwork pumpkin pillow was the perfect … [Read more...]