Monday, November 25, 2013

How to create an upcycled mercury glass centerpiece

Have you looked at the shape of the glass bottles 
you may be throwing away or recycling?
You might consider up-cycling them with Looking Glass Paint.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Book Review-Country Living Decorating With White

I received this book in the mail last month--a gift from my wonderful Aunt.
A book on White decor...Does she know me or what?
Disclosure:  The book was a gift.  But the review and opinions are all mine.
{I was not compensated by Country Living for this post.}

I honestly love everything in this book--
It is both a coffee table book and a great go-to guide
for ideas and helpful tips in designing a room around various elements.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Two Easy Vintage Wreaths with paper decor printables

My favorite Christmas decor all has similar white and creme features.
This year I wanted my wreaths to have some vintage charm.
Adding simple paper elements to two grapevine wreaths made vintage easy.
Simplicity is the name of the game for these wreath projects.
A "less is more" touch, along with easy cut-out paper elements,
is what creates their vintage feeling.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday Sentinment-Re-joice

"Rejoice in the Lord
always, and again I say, Rejoice!"
Philippians 4:4
In otherwords...upcycle your joy with the Lord!
happy week!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Nostalgic Snow Globes!

Christmas and Winter Snowglobes.
They just go together.
This DIY version of a nostalgic snowglobe
is just about as simple as it gets--involves upcycling,
easy for children to help with,
and can be done in less than 15 minutes!
The results are awesome.  
Just looking at it makes me feel happy and winter-y.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday Sentiments-Gratitude

: a feeling of appreciation or thanks
 ...gratitude and gratefulness--
this one attitude has proven to do more for our 
health and happiness than any drug or therapy in existence. 
learning to live with a heart of gratitude is challenging.
 It is not surprising that God's word 
prepares our hearts for precisely this daily challenge...
Give Thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:18
Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father 
in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Ephesians 5:20

And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
 giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3:17

Friday, November 8, 2013

October highlights

October came in slowly but seemed to speed up as we rounded the end....
I have a feeling the next months will be moving 
even faster as the holiday energy begins to burst onto the scene.
October highlights
started with my Stamped Burlap Banner

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Looking Glass Paint

I started with an old window.
This one is especially crusty.
It has a wonderful story to tell...
 This window was from Miss Mary Love's home in Auburn, Alabama.  
Our ninety year-old next door neighbor.  
She replaced all windows back in 1999 and put the old on the curb.  
Our first home in Auburn... visiting 8 years after we moved away.
(Mary Love lived to the right of us.)
Horrified those amazing windows were heading to the dump...
I lost all of my newly acquired southern manners, 
rushed her door to ask her if she would mind if I took them home. 
"Really,"  she said to me.  "Do you really want those junky ol' things?  
They won't work anymore..."

Monday, November 4, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Brass Bowl Containers-Sparkle for Holidays

A little green goes a long way to make a home feel cozy.
But if you are like me and you can have a tendency 
to forget the water until it is too late, then succulents are the perfect solution.
Planting succulents in a container that reflects the seasons 
is an easy way to update your decor.