Sunday, December 26, 2021

Christmas dinner table

We have a semi large blended family now. This means more mouths to get to feed at our holiday gatherings. I was short a few place setting and didn’t realize it until the week of Christmas. Amazon to the rescue! I literally ordered these adorable place settings 3 days before Christmas! Next day shipping saves me again! They were easy, beautiful, matched my color theme this year and even disposable! I never do disposable for Christmas or Thanksgiving but these were so pretty I wanted to try them. I paired them with nice wine glasses and fabric napkins and it looked gorgeous! I even used disposable gold utensils to add some extra sparkle. I’m telling you… it was gorgeous! (Link to plates 👆🏻) 

Christmas 2021

I took a VERY long break from posting here (4 years to be exact!)  but it’s time to start it up again! 

Starting with my 2021 Christmas decor-

Christmas is my favorite time of year and I come from a long line of Christmas decorating lovers! 😜 My grandfather used to collect village pieces and spend weeks every year setting up his villages.  He would create the most realistic towns which included streets, driveways, walkways and even rivers! He would open his home to people from all over town to come and tour his setup… and they came! He even won several awards for his displays. (Something you would likely only find possible in a small rural town like the one I grew up in.) 

So it goes without saying, my Mom, her sister and most of the grandkids inherited the love of creating part of the Christmas spirit thru our decorating. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Freshen up your space with E-Design!

E-design is an online interior design service that anyone can use regardless of your location or budget. This exciting design option is the perfect do-it-yourself decorating solution. It allows you to utilize design services without having to pay for the full design process. If you are comfortable with doing some online and local shopping and working at your own pace then this is the perfect option for you!

How does it work?

Once you CONTACT me I will send you a short questionnaire about the space you want to decorate, your budget and room sizes.  I will also ask you to provide me with a few photos from the web, (think Pinterest, Houzz etc) that evokes the feel you are going for and photos of your current space.

Next I will put together a comprehensive design for you! 
The e-design will be laid out on a comprehensive digital design board. You will receive 2 designs. Each will be similar but with a few different options.

Your Digital  Design Plan will include:

•DESIGN BOARD that will include images of the furnishings, accessories, fabrics etc.

•PRODUCT PURCHASE LIST that will include all local and online resources where the items can be purchased.

•FLOOR PLAN that will help you visualize furniture placement

•INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE that will detail the special instuctions that will help simplify you implementing your new design

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall is in the air

Fall is such a beautiful time of year! Pumpkins, apples, bright colored leaves and warm cozy fires! It's also a fun time to decorate. Here is one of my clients beautiful homes that I decorate each season. I just finished the fall decor a couple weeks ago!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

It's spring!

Springtime is a great time to refresh your home and give it an update! I'm running a special right now for anyone who refers me to a client who uses my services, you will get an hour consult for 50% off!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Valentine Class now scheduled!

The first class this year will be a Valentine class. It is a cute subway art sign. The sign is 12x24"H. The class will be $30. It will be held on Monday, Feb. 1st at 11am. We will do a potluck lunch again as well so if you would like to, please bring something to share. We will do double duty on this board! On the backside I think we will do an Easter design when Easter comes around!

Please pay the class fee to sign up and hold your spot at PAYPAL. My account is!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Fall decorating!

The air is turning a bit more crisp and the leaves are beginning to change!  YAY FALL!
Time to pull out the sweaters and warms, cozy blankets and autumnize your surroundings.
I am such a huge "sensory" person so when the seasons change, the smells, sounds and sights change around my house as well.  

Start with a fall candle, wax melt or plug in. Scent has such an impact on your mood.  I never thought my husband noticed some of these things but after being gone for a bit, he came home to all of the fall scents at home and instantly said, "I can't wait for the fall parties!".  Love it!
One of my favorites is the pumpkin scents from Bath and Body Works. (Not promoting for them. Just my own opinion.)

If you have a large or even small surface in your entry, it's the perfect place to decorate for fall.  Grab anything orange, brown, green, deep yellow or red.  Once the leaves fall, grab some of those too! Use things that are difference shapes and sizes.  Play with it a bit and group things in odd numbers. You'll be surprised how things pull together.  Of course, you can always contact me for some fall decor items! :) But be creative!  Bring in things from outside, old windows, tins, etc.
vinyl decals, entry decor, fall
Mums and cabbage!
It doesn't take much to bring a little Fall home.  A few carefully placed mums and cabbages make a huge impact and are beautiful. Don't throw out all of your summer flowers.  As long as a freeze doesn't sneak up on you, just edit the sad looking plants and replace them with the mums and cabbages.  This will keep the budget low and you will have a full planter for several more weeks!
Once the summer plantings start to die back, just replace them with pumpkins and gourds!

Here are some pictures of my porches.  Not overkill {for now}. Just a touch of fall for Sept.  I change everything out for Halloween and again for Thanksgiving so I ease into it. :)
plants, entry

plants, fall, entry, porch
A great transition tip!
Fall foliage can be used thru Thanksgiving. If you are careful, you can add faux fall foliage to your live plants and add to it through the fall holidays.  Just do not over do it and use plants that look semi real.  Nothing is tackier than those ugly plastic plants!  Just blend them into the real foliage and viola! Instant beauty! 

Not just the foliage but decorative items can be used all season long. You can change out things here and there for Halloween and Thanksgiving without having to change everything! Keep the base of your decorative items neutral. For instance, table runners, garland, etc. 

porch, plants