Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday Favorites- the Easter Edition

This weekend I'm hoping to get a few projects in, and hopefully that will include decorating some Easter eggs.  Here are my recent favorites from around the web…..I'm especially in love with the studded eggs and the ombre ones- genius!.  Happy Friday everyone, see you next week! 

A peek into the different accents in the British Isles
DIY abstract art
This free printable
The cool tones in this house
These pretty beach pictures
A darling DIY
All of these handmade kitchen things
This Swedish home
Mexican corn
A great DIY for the little ones
8 lovely coffee tables
The Ins and Outs of wooden floors (according to an expert)
This apartment
Make your own Spring wreath

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

4 Simple Ideas for your Easter Tablescape

It's hard to believe Easter is only two weeks away isn't it?  I'm actually hosting Easter for the first time and I couldn't be more excited.  I thought I would share with you some of my tablescape ideas (minus glasswear and silverwear).  

1. First off, I made the moss green chargers a couple years ago for a French garden themed birthday party I hosted, and I keep finding reasons to use them (I love it when that happens!).  I simply traced the shape of a plastic charger from sheets of green moss and then sprayed them with a fixative.  
2. My favorite thing about this tablescape is probably the different patterned dinner napkins.  For years I have had issues with dinner napkins……buying a large set can be expensive, and unless I buy at least ten napkins at once, I'm limiting myself to small dinner parties.  Not to mention, I have trouble making that commitment to one single pattern.   So, a couple of years ago I decided I would buy a napkin at a time as I found it, each with a similar "look".  Over time, it's doable (budget wise) and I don't have to worry about growing sick of a pattern. After all, I'm not married to it.  It also adds a cheery playful look to the table.

3. Flowers, flowers, flowers

4.  Of course you need something Easter-y for your tablescape.  There are tons of ideas all over pinterest, but I decided to put the wood burned Easter eggs I made last year to use.  I'm planning on decorating actual Easter eggs with R this year, so they will also be added to the mix.  

Friday, April 4, 2014

Friday Favorites

This airy dining space
This eclectic bedroom

and these links:

Ends up there are lots of things I did not know that my phone did…
This lipstick is perfect for spring
The neckerchief
Pretty sure I'm too short to pull off these pants, but I love the look all the same
This hotel
Once we almost lived in Dubai, these pictures make me wish we had…
This haircut
Embroidered portraits…wow
The overprotected kids of today
15 Easter treats
DIY hanging copper clothing rack
I love all these lighting options
Tips for quality bargain shopping
I'm planning on making R fruit leather in the near future

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

DIY Typography Art

Remember that trip to Norway we took last year? Well, this corner of our living room has been in need of some art for quite some time and I wanted it to have some color. After searching without any (affordable) luck, it occurred to me to blow up this picture from our trip and to just add a favorite phrase to it.We have many pictures from our trips over the years spread throughout our house, but this is the first time I have not gone with black and white and the first time I added typography. I often feel that pictures in full color can look cheap (not always), but this one with it's muted colors seemed just the ticket. The result is a very personalized art piece with memories attached to it.