Every year some of my closest friends and I get together around the holiday season and share laughs, food and gifts along the way. I needed to find the PERFECT DIY gift. This was when I decided to make state specific personalized pillows!
As soon as the sonographer told us we were expecting our second baby girl (or third if you throw our canine daughter into the equation), I immediately began thinking about her nursery! Okay, maybe not "immediately", as I was first and foremost overcome with excitement and joy to think of getting to be a mommy to yet another precious baby girl (I LOVE raising little ladies, a.k.a. "best friends"). With that said, I would be lying if I said I wasn't pinning ideas into my baby girl's nursery board by the end of that very same evening!
There it was... that big, open, underwhelming wall space staring back at me every time I entered and exited my home. I knew I wanted some form of a farmhouse inspired sign to accompany my previous wall decor (specifically the "Heaven" sign that has been in my family for years). However, I also knew I wanted the sign to be both simplistic and unique, but also to tie in elements of my pre-existing stain and woodwork. After many failed attempts to find what I was looking for, I finally decided to make my own and couldn't be more happy that I did!
I love to not only simplify everyday life, but also to personalize whenever possible. This is why when it came time to decorate our bar area... I knew I wanted to create a personalized menu! This look allowed me to stick to my rustic theme, while also incorporating practicality into my overall design.
More times than not, moving is an emotional time. You are leaving behind a home that often times has many memories tied to physical objects. Within those walls you may have brought your child home from the hospital. On that staircase, your teenager may have posed for their high school dance portraits. In that backyard you may have celebrated your retirement party. Whatever the association, the physical appearance of the front of that home may forever hold a special place in your heart. Or at least I knew this was the case for my family...
Every year come January, I tend to get that ping of sadness as I box up all my Christmas decorations. As wonderful as it is to have some semblance of normalcy back into my home, I so miss the twinkling lights and holiday decor. As one box of holiday decor is put away, I love taking out the next holiday's box and continuing to make my home as festive as possible. However, this year I realized just how minimal my Valentine's Day decoration collection was and decided to step up my game!
Are you a book lover? Or perhaps just love the classic look and simplicity of a crisp page within a novel? Then I have a project for you! This fun and easy craft is not only a perfect way to express your love for all things books, but also is a unique and classic way to decorate!
Every year as New Year's Eve approaches, I tell myself that my resolution is to become more organized. Then every year, after only a few months, my organizational skills fall by the wayside. Why?-- because life gets crazy and it feels like endless needs and plans take precedence over the idea of organizing my life. However, the irony is that my life wouldn't seem half as crazy if only I had stayed organized from the start. This year, now that we are blessed with kiddo #2, I feel more than ever that I need to make a resolution of organization that will stick. So, say "hello" to my organizational command center!
Christmas is a wonderful time to gather with those we love and enjoy their warm embrace. However, it is also a time that we are most reminded of the loved ones who are no longer physically present, having passed on to Heaven.
While decorating for the holidays this year I looked around and realized that my couch pillows were not very festive and in some rooms the color combinations even clashed (oh the horror!). I contemplated purchasing a few new ones for the season... and by a few, I tallied that I would need about 11 pillows to satisfy by design craving. However, after a quick stroll down the pillow section at the store and a thorough scan online, I realized I'd be investing a small fortune. Additionally, I discovered that this would mean finding a location to store these 11 pillows throughout the remainder of the year. That's when I decided to create my own slipcovers...