Archive for the ‘Decorating’ Category



Feeling Fall

Monday, October 17th, 2011

I have to say, Summer was far too short in the Northwest but now that Fall has arrived, I’m thrilled that it’s here! I got an early start on my Halloween costume over the weekend and tonight I’m attending my first ever Halloween craft class.

I’ll be sure to share details soon but in the mean time, I’d love to hear what all of you have planned. Any great costume ideas or special decorations you have in store? I adore the simplicity of these colorful gourds arranged on a mantel and the hang tags are a nice touch.



Holiday Weekend!

Friday, July 1st, 2011

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend ahead and for those of you celebrating the 4th of July, may you have a fun and safe weekend! I don’t have any major plans but I hope to get some R&R and hopefully a little sun if it ever decides to show up here.

With a few days before the holiday I thought I’d do a round up of some of my favorite crafts I’ve seen lately. Hope you enjoy!

Creature Comforts Fabric Dessert Flags, Two Shades of Pink Mason Jar “Sippy Cups”, Packagery Paper Button Garland


Tick Tock

Friday, June 24th, 2011


I fell in love with this room by Live Creating Yourself while looking at inspiration for our office remodel. Everything is so perfect right down to the screensaver. Download it for free here!



Geronimo!

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Spotted the work of the Geronimo Balloon-Troopers at the Portland Summer School event over the weekend and had to share these images from their photo gallery. I love the colors and combination of shimmering gold with the pale pink and yellows. Pretty, pretty!



Get The Look: Rustic Dining Room

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

 

1. Vintage Candelabra $34 (each) / 2. Beige Pendant $57 / 3. Retro-Classic Chairs $192 (for 2) / 4. Enchanted Canvas Wall Art $199 /5. Oak Dining Table $299 / 6. Antique Pitcher $35 / 7. Dinner Plates $25 (for set of 4)  / 8. Salad Plates $20 (for set of 4) / 9. Low Bowl $14.95 / 10. Pokal Drinking Glass $0.59 / Linen Placemat for Two $14.95 / Linen Napkin $4.95 (each) TOTAL = $1724.77


For some reason I have the decorating bug lately and I’m currently trying to revamp our home office. I’m really not so good at the decorating thing but I’d like to be! I had fun with the first Get The Look featuring a stunning living room by designer Sarah Richardson. I found it incredibly fun to source items that would have a similar feel but at a fraction of the cost.

In this Get The Look, I was able to find some great pieces (at great prices) that really resemble this casual dining room originally spotted in Casa Magazine via Steph Modo. The item I’m least satisfied with are the candelabras but I’m sure a little hunting at a local thrift shop might be the right place to shop for those. Total cost: $1724.77 Not too bad for a table for eight including table, chairs and art work!