Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Patriotic Wreath

I had a foam wreath form left over from my Easter Peeps wreath that was just crying out to be used creatively. Now I must say that I am not as in love with this wreath as I was with my Peeps wreath, but it is growing on me. I found my inspiration HERE as a Halloween wreath. Here is how my red, white, and blue version turned out:

I ended up using satin ribbon, but if I were to do it over again, I would stick with the grosgrain ribbon like the original inspiration wreath. And I think the ribbon strips are a little long...I would probably trim a few inches off. But it does add a patriotic touch to the front door:

What do you think?
Does it work or is it a little too much?

Happy 4th of July!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Lamp - Pottery Barn Style

While looking for baby girl inspiration in the pages of my Pottery Barn catalog, I came across these adorable lamps with a hefty price tag. The lamp shade itself sells for $99! Add the $50 lamp base to it and you are shelling out $150+ for a lamp! Cute, but not in my price range!

I found this mini-lamp at Target several months ago for $8 (yeah, I could have done better on the price but I just couldn't resist that curvy base...) and the plain white shade was just screaming out for something to jazz it up. I added some pink, mini roses with hot glue all around the shade....

The rose bushes were 1/2 off at Hobby Lobby and I used almost 4 full bushes to cover the shade.

Total for flowers: $14 ($3.50 per bush) + Lamp: $8 = $22

I love the way it turned out!
I think I could get used to this pink thing... :)
(The color is coming across more red in the picture, but it really is a deep pink color).

I think it will look simply stunning in baby girl Davis's room -
if I ever have a room to decorate for her... baby steps, baby steps.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Some pot froofing... that even a word?

I have several projects I need to share with you, but since I have been battling the stomach flu, you get this pot update instead. Remember this $1 pot from a garage sale last year?

Here it is full of folliage next to the front door:

It makes me smile every time I walk by it :). I'm not quite sure what I love about it so much.

Maybe it's the sweet potato vine? I have been in love with sweet potato vine for quite sometime and I finally have some of my own! I imagine it spilling gracefully over the edge of my pot as it grows... The other plants I planted: dracaena spikes (the tall, spikey thing in the back), red petunias (love me some petunias!), and a small vinca plant in the front.

Is there something by your front door that makes you smile and welcomes guests to your home?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

When life gives you lemons

I needed a quick wedding gift this weekend - here is what I came up with.

Considering my current love for all things lemon, I typed out a homemade lemonade recipe and attached it to a glass pitcher full of lemons. Top it off with a luscious, satin ribbon bow and you have a thoughtful and very useful gift. Everyone can use a pretty glass pitcher, right?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Favorite Things

Just a few of my favorite things lately...

Scented wax for my Scentsy warmer for $2 a piece at Wal-Mart. Better Homes and Gardens brand near the candles. Mmm...makes the house smell fresh and clean.

Going to Sonic during Happy Hour and finding a free 44 oz. drink offer on the bottom of my receipt! Always check the bottom of your Sonic receipts for this survey offer - your carhop won't necessarily mention it to you. Gotta love happy hour and free drinks!

Donating stuff to Goodwill and getting a 30% off coupon to use at Gap.
Hmm...getting rid of stuff but being tempted to buy more stuff ;)

White Dishes. Love them. Have a slight addiciton to collecting them.
I'm not sure why it took me so long to realize their versatility.

This is no surprise to you - finding a good deal at a garage sale.
I found this 5 piece suit (jacket, pants, white shirt, vest, tie) for Spencer at a garage sale and snatched it up for $3. It is in perfect condition. The woman said her son only wore it once for a family portrait. AMAZING!

I am IN LOVE with this patio decor from Centsational Girl. L-O-V-E.
Maybe someday I will have a space like this... sigh.
You can see the entire patio HERE.

What are your favorite things lately?