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...]

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...]

Whimsical North Pole Christmas Mantel with Cricut Explore Air 2

Santa Claus is coming to town! But before he does we’d better get our Christmas letters in the mail so they can get to the North Pole in plenty of time!  One of my children’s favorite holiday activities is writing letters to Santa, and this year I’ve used that magical mix of dreams and anticipation as the inspiration for our Whimsical North Pole Christmas Mantel and decorations. This year I decided to do something completely different, and a lot more colorful, with my Christmas … [Read more...]

DIY Vintage Farmhouse Style Fall Baskets

We are soaking up the last days of summer before the kids head back to school next week.  This summer has been full of adventure with a trip to Italy, our annual Frio River trip, lots of lazy days spent by the pool, ice cream parties and so much more.  But, I'm ready to say Goodbye to Summer because that means fall is coming!  I can't wait for cooler weather, boots and all things pumpkin.  Since it's still a little too early to deck out my front porch with pumpkins I'm going … [Read more...]

DIY Creepy Halloween Hand Picture Frame

Hands down Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love all the treats, the costumes, the spooktacular Halloween parties and especially the creepy decor! This month the FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® team challenged me to create a Halloween post using the new FloraCraft® EPS foam hands and arms. This year I plan to amp up the scare-factor in our Halloween Decor, and this DIY Creepy Halloween Hand Picture Frame will definitely do the trick. I love Halloween so much and I've been collecting … [Read more...]

Painted Wood Pumpkins for Fall

I have been busy traveling and trying to keep up with my kids busy schedules, but the other day I had to pop in Target to pick up a prescription for my son.  Like most of my trips to Target, I decided to swing by the Dollar Spot for a quick peek at the new stuff. I quickly spotted all of the gorgeous fall decor and inspiration hit immediately.  With the help of my brand partner DecoArt, I created these pretty painted wood pumpkins for fall. This month DecoArt teamed up with Walnut Hollow and … [Read more...]