Thursday, March 26, 2015

Easter Decor

Well it's getting so close to Easter! I LOVE Easter!! It is one of my favorite holidays. All the new baby animals and new growth outside....we just bought some baby chicks and they have been loving the warm weather.
I love to get free pintables from Pinterest. This is one I got this year. (I made the picture frame)

 Some peonies and a cute glass vase from Michaels

 Ceramic rabbits are from Joanns
Have a good week!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Simple St. Pattys Decor

Happy March! Our weather the past few months has been a little confused. It looks like January outside my house right now. Last moth it looked like April. I am so done with the cold weather. I don't mind the snow, just hate the cold. But I made it thru my most un-favorite months. January and February. Now I am ready for tulips, sunshine, warn weather and sandals. But until that happens I will just have to stay inside and pretend its warm outside :)
Clover Banner
book pages
hearts cut in green paper
gold paint
 I used 4 hearts folded in half and glued to the paper on one side so they would have a 3D effect. Use  the pencil eraser to make the gold dots.

Happy March to ya'!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DIY Artificial Succulent Jars

Ok, I have been a real slacker on my blog the past few months. I have just been spending time with my little ones. And painting the ceilings white in most of my upstairs. I hate painting ceilings but it makes a huge difference in the brightness of each space. It is not very exciting so I haven't shared it on my blog.
I have been keeping an eye out for some cute inexpensive succulents in jar to put in my home. Well they don't exist! for cheep anyway. some I saw at Joann's for $14.99 or $9.99 for these tiny jars with one succulent in it. Whaaaaaat? That's just crazy. So I went on a hunt to make my own.
These are super simple and take like 5 minutes total!
This is what you will need and where you can buy each item.
Succulents: Joanns (these babies are pricey so I use a 40% OFF coupon) some can be as much as $9.99 for one large succulent.
Mine had 6 small succulents for $3.99 the other was $5.99(both with a $40% coupon) for the larger 3.
Glass jars: I bought mine for $1 at the dollar store.
Small white rocks: the white rocks are from the dollar store.
Small multi-colored rocks: Joanns, $2.09 for the bag
Green moss- Joanns $2.79
When you plant "real" succulents you need some drainage like moss or rocks at the bottom of the jar. I wanted mine to look as "real" as possible so I did the same layering affect.
Start with any of the rocks or the moss, place a small layer down and then do another layer of a different rock. I did some starting white first some I did moss first. it doesn't matter just change it up. layer then cut the succulents the size you need to shove into your layers and stay in place.
That is it! This whole project cost me under $14.00 for the three jars!!
Arent they cute!!
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Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Boys Room Gallery Wall

I just finished the gallery wall in my youngest sons room this week. This is how it turned out all finished. (except for updated pictures of my son)
I am in the process of painting his night stand grey and dresser cream with wood tops. I will show those another time. I have had a heck of a time finding some bedding I like.  (I might have to make my own).
 I made this arrow sign.
 I wanted to incorporate his name some where but couldn't find any letters I liked, so I made my own.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

2nd Birthday Flower Party

I can't believe that my little girl is 2! I was okay with her turning 1 but not 2! For some reason 2 sounds so much older than 1. Time is just going by too fast and I just don't like it. Right now I have a 10 year old, 7.5 year old and a 5.5 year old and now a 2 year old. My little family is growing up.
I was going to do some sort of snowflake themed party for Whit on her 2nd Birthday. I just wasn't feeling it. I didn't want it to turn into a "Frozen party" because she doesn't even know what that is..."Frozen". I am sure in the next year she will totally want a Frozen party but for now I opted for flowers.
Yes, flowers in January.
I also didn't want to spend a lot on my decorations. I bought $10 of tissue paper and balloons. The tutorial for the tissue paper flowers is below. The are really easy and inexpensive!
I should have taken a family picture before we got all crazy partying! We are a bit of a mess in this picture. And I don't like the lighting of night parties they turn out so yellow. Oh well.
We were at Costco(the store I hate to love, because it takes all my money) the day of the party and just had to get these pretty flowers!! Oh and my new lovely white Target vase.
Ignore the fan please and just look at the flowers and white lanterns.


 Paper flower tutorial
I bought different color tissue paper and unfolded it one time. Then cut out a petal shape with the fold at the bottom so when you unfold it you have a weird dog bone shape (pictured below)

Separate all the sheets of tissue and lay them in a t then an x shape on top of that. So I have 4 tissue papers laying down in the picture below you can add more if you want a fuller flower.
 Then take another color in a smaller petal shape and repeat then I cut two small square or circles and scrunch them up and add to the middle of the flower. Then I scrunch the whole flower to make it a little less perfect.
Then scrunch and twist the center/bottom of the flower to create a cone that you will tape together.
Then arrange the petals how you like them and hang them up with tape of fishing line. That's it!

 By all means I am not a baker! Really, this is not the prettiest cake I have ever seen, but it was good enough for my little girl. Next year I will have one of my sister-in-laws make the cake :)
Happy Birthday my sweet little girl!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas home tour 2014

Welcome to my Christmas home tour for 2014. I have had my decoraions up for.....Well, I put them up before Thanksgiving!! I know, I know. But there is a good reason. With 4 kids it takes me about three days to get all my stuff out and up. Then I decorate my mother-in-laws house and also this year I helped my mom decorate her house. So I was pretty busy. This is my home this year. I hope you feel welcome and come back often! We love visitors :)
~Happy Holidays~

Every year my tree is a little different than the last. This year I finally got some large green berries. I love them I have been wanting some for about three years and always wait to long to buy them. Not this year!! I also added some cream and red gingham ribbon.




I don't usually decorate any bedrooms. But this year I decided I would do a little d├ęcor in my room.
I hope you are enjoying your December. It has been crazy warm weather and no snow which is weird for me. I want snow for Christmas!! It just feels funny having all my Christmas decorations up and it is 50 degrees outside :)
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