Target Finds

Happy New Year!! I was looking forward to 2018 and getting back into the swing of things after the holidays, but so far I am floundering. I haven't started any new projects and I haven't finished the ones that had to be put on hold for the holidays. Maybe it is the intense cold snap we are experiencing but I just can't get motivated. I ran some errands the ...continue reading

Elf Themed Christmas Tree

Every year I try to figure out the best way to decorate for Christmas without the house looking like it was ransacked. I could list the many ways I have tried but none of them worked. I just have to accept that for me, in order to decorate for Christmas the entire first floor of the house will look like a disaster for a week or two and then the house will be ...continue reading

Fall Mantle and a Couple of Tips

I am back with some more Fall decorating. This time I am sharing my Fall mantle. You got a sneak peak of the fireplace hearth at Halloween. Now you can see the whole fireplace decorated for Fall. I am pretty happy with how it turned out and that the mantle is decorated at all to be honest. I gave myself some rules guidelines this year with consequences if I ...continue reading

Tiered Tray Decorated for Fall

I packed up the Halloween decorations and did a little Fall decorating around the house. In the kitchen, I decorated the tiered tray for Fall. We have a small kitchen with limited counter space. Anything that goes on the counter really has to be functional which doesn't leave room for the "pretties" that make a kitchen cozy. I always feel a little guilty ...continue reading

Pumpkins

I am here today to talk pumpkins but first a little backstory. In an effort to streamline the Halloween decor, I got very choosy in what I brought home. In the grand scheme of things, it didn't seem realistic to keep bringing home loads of stuff that would be used for a couple of weeks and then spend 363 weeks in the attic. I like things but I feel better ...continue reading

Simple Halloween Mantle

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I had a little help decorating the mantle this year. My skeleton friends are back and making themselves at home. I decided on a simple Halloween mantle. I just realized that this year's Halloween mantle is made from past Halloween diy projects. Score one for recycling and ...continue reading

Spooky Skeleton Table

I've been decorating for Halloween. I have been picking up skeleton bones on clearance for the last few years and I finally had enough to do  a spooky skeleton table in the dining room. We don't eat in the dining room so I was able to go to town on it. I started by placing a raised mercury glass bowl in the middle of the table. Next I added some ...continue reading

Halloween Decorating at Humdingers

Humdingers, a very cool entertainment cafe opened in the town next to me.  Brand spanking new with boutique bowling lanes, batting cages, arcade games for all ages, a laser maze, cafe and a wine bar, Humdingers is a pretty big place, which is exciting enough! Even more exciting, I was given the opportunity to decorate the entrances and cafe for ...continue reading

Vintage Card Catalog Makeover

Today, I am so excited to share my vintage card catalog makeover with you! Last month, I picked up a vintage card catalog for $20 at an estate sale. I blogged about the estate sale here in case you want to see all the awsomeness that I picked up. Structurally the piece was solid. Visually it was covered in layers and layers of brown paint- right down to the ...continue reading

September Estate Sale Finds

Last week I went to an estate sale with a couple of friends. You know what that means right? I have some estate sale finds to share with you. The estate sale was in the next town over on a street know for its old mansions. Anytime there is a sale on that street, we try to go. Most of the mansions haven't been updated yet so it is as if time stopped and you ...continue reading