22 November 2013


I've teamed up with a friend to create an sweet little baby room for her soon-to-be-born TWINS! We started with the Enchanted Forest mural from Anthropologie, because she fell in love with it instantly. She's having a boy and a girl so the mural offered a fine mixture of masculine and feminine. A bit of softness, and depth. This is a styleboard, inspired by her room. A combination of vintage and eclectic finds to complement the bold red and soft blues found within the mural and a quilt.

18 November 2013


Fruitloop neckalces... It's nothing new, but it's also so simple, and will get big smiles from the kids faces. It's a must do every once in a while. I'm all for rotating activities and keeping them interested in something besides TV. Plus, now that it's getting cold outside, it's a good activity to add to the Winter Activity List.

P.S. Sometimes the little color compartments are just too tempting and the necklaces don't ever get made. And that's ok.

15 November 2013


Just in time for the holidays!

Make some pretty place settings for your Thanksgiving table. Or think ahead and create something for a future dinner party. Feathers are always in season and always pretty.

See atly.com for the DIY tutorial and be sure to email me (you'll see the link in the class outline) to get your personalized labels for your guest list.

And Happy Thanksgiving!

06 November 2013


I started this so long ago. And my eyes failing have turned it into a long on-going project. It's a sign of age that I choose to deny. But recently I got some readers and was able to complete this little cross stitch of my girlies for their new bedroom. After I finished, I looked for a cute frame and had to stop myself from spending $32 on "the perfect" frame. Instead I found a little $2 white frame that I painted gold. I feel pretty good about the saved $30!

Martha Steward Metallic Paint in Golden Pearl #349 276
Sponge Brush
Wax Paper

1. Spread out a sheet of wax paper to keep your painting surface clean.
2. Paint a thin layer of of metallic paint on the frame. Let dry. This is going to look not-so-great on the first coat, but that's ok, the end result will be fantastic.
3. Repeat coats of paint until you get the desired look on your frame. Mine started white and needed about four coats of paint. I liked that it wasn't perfect looking and just had a hint of shimmer.