Archives for December 2009

May the New Year Bring You Good Fortune {cookies}

May the New Year Bring You Good Fortune {cookies}

Start the New Year off right by treating your guests to words of wisdom and prophecy. It is such a fun tradition to add fortune cookies to your festivities and very easy to whip these little guys up last minute. The kiddies love them too! Best part is you can personalize your inserts...make them Continue reading

                  
Warming Up the Powder Room

Warming Up the Powder Room

As I was pulling things out and making our home a bit warm and fuzzy for the holidays, I decided to give our first floor powder room a little cozy update. I used many elements that were originally in the room to begin with and pulled in a few extras from around the house. It is always such a fun Continue reading

                  
Printed Paper Votive Luminary

Printed Paper Votive Luminary

I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday! Here is a basic project to get back into the swing of things and dress up those plain glass votives! Let your creative juices flow on this one ~ There are so many possibilities... I started by creating a template. I made two...One with a birdie design Continue reading

                  
The Table is Set…

The Table is Set…

Time to gather, count blessings and enjoy this magical world that surrounds us. In keeping with the feel of the dining room I dressed the table in shades of silver and white adorned with touches of fresh green pine... ...and a little sparkle here and there. I love the detailing Continue reading

                  
A Little Birdie Once Told Me…Never Waste Pages of a Paperback Book

A Little Birdie Once Told Me…Never Waste Pages of a Paperback Book

Still finding ways to recycle the pages of this 50 cent thrift store paperback. I couldn't resist a little birdie project! I started by printing out this template. I did not make a template for the wing as I just made it up as I cut out - pretty simple shape though! Once I had my templates I Continue reading

                  

Our Son is One of The Many faces of Autism

If you are like me, I had no idea what autism was until it was being explained to be by the doctor who diagnosed my son exactly one year ago this week.In an effort to bring awareness to this life long disorder, I would like to take this opportunity to share a little of our story. I created this Continue reading

                  
Rolled Flower Gift Toppers

Rolled Flower Gift Toppers

Here is a quick and easy way to add a little charm to your gift packages. I know a lot of bloggers have extra book pages from all the fabulous paper projects floating around. Here is a way to use some of those scraps so that nothing goes to waste! You can also make these with scrapbook Continue reading

                  

Happy Winter Solstice!

Today is the winter solstice; the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere. This is the day of the Vernal Equinox, the day of equal darkness and light.So what does this actually mean.... You can get an egg to stand up on the counter! A Regular, Raw, Fresh, Grade A, Large White egg!According Continue reading

                  
2009 Christmas Tour ~ Part Two

2009 Christmas Tour ~ Part Two

Welcome Back! If you missed part one of the tour you can find it here. It featured the kitchen and dining room. I greatly appreciate everyone's gracious comments - thank you all so much for stopping by and visiting!Now onto the Living Room I carried the nature inspired theme from the kitchen into Continue reading

                  
2009 Christmas Tour ~ Part One

2009 Christmas Tour ~ Part One

I hope everyone is enjoying this Holiday season. Welcome to our home... There is more to see in our entry way, but that will be another post. The Heart of Our Home ~ The Kitchen I love having painted green walls, especially for Christmas! It made decorating very easy since a majority of the Continue reading

                  
Mini Faux Seedling Pots

Mini Faux Seedling Pots

I've seen these in many catalogs this season and thought they would go along with my nature inspired holiday decor. They are very easy and inexpensive to put together and another way to bring the outdoors in ~ in a faux kind of way! I started by white washing several terra cotta pots I had Continue reading