Sunday, May 19

5 Tips for Styling Areas Above Cabinets

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Hello Friends, I recently helped my Sis "fluff up" some of the areas in her home. In my last post, I showed you her powder room. {Click here if you missed it.} Next, I wanted to show the area above her kitchen cabinets. There are so few pictures because the light was terrible & I was exhausted. But I would still like to share my philosophy about decorating above cabinets. In just a few words it is this: keep it sparse. In the past, I remember decorating these areas with quite a few accessories & plants. Not any more. Now I feel that simpler is just better. 

Keeping that in mind, we chose just two areas & decorated them with groupings. Here's one . . . 

Amazingly, we did all our shopping in one day at Home Goods. 
So here are my tips:

1) Choose something large as a "backdrop" of sorts to put in the back of the grouping. Here it is a cutting board.

2) Vary the heights - some tall & some short.

3) Use some faux greenery. These aren't real plants, but they sure look like it. 

4) Use books, pieces of foam, or whatever you can find to lift the accessories up where you can see them. {Most cabinets have a recessed area below the front trim.}

5 ) Don't overdo it! Keep it to just a few large items instead of a lot of little things. In this case we used four or five accessories. But it is a huge kitchen, so it didn't look overwhelming.

This area has a basket as the backdrop & it is more colorful in person. Both areas are pretty neutral because we tend to redo this & then leave it for years, so I didn't want sis to feel tied to any certain color palette. 


Sunday, April 28

A Little Bathroom Refresh

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My Sis has a beautiful home in another state. When I visited her recently we decided "zhoosh" up a few of the areas that she felt needed a refresh. I'm going to start with my favorite - her little powder room. Here it is - pretty bare & ready for some love. Our inspiration was this beautiful rug she found at Target. {Click the blue bar below to see more!

Saturday, April 13

Spring & Easter Ideas Round-Up

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Ah Spring! What a wonderful time of year. I love to decorate my entry area for changes in the seasons. Here are some posts with spring decor inspiration . . . 

First of all, I like this "Easter without the Easter bunny" decor {click here} . . . 
Annnnnnd another green & white "Welcome Spring" vignette can be found here.
 But I don't ALWAYS decorate with green & white! Here's some cheery yellow for you. {Click here for more.}
How about some table inspiration? Here ya go!
I also love to use the "Jelly Bean Prayer" at this time of the year. Find it here. 
Here's a recipe for an Easter brunch - {click here!}
And another great Easter brunch recipe HERE.
Here's one more - an alternative to candy in the Easter basket here.

Sunday, April 7

More Church Bulletin Board Inspiration

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As I mentioned in my last post, I am now in charge of creating a bulletin board at church every month or so. I have been busily looking for inspiration. I don't know what AMAZINGLY CREATIVE PERSON created these boards, but I spied them in a neighborhood church & fell head-over-heels in love. I thought I'd share them with you too. Here's "Selfless Love" . . . 
It appears that real chalk was used here. The "When we follow Jesus Christ, we love as He would love" quote was written on a separate piece of paper & attached. (Click the blue bar below for more!)

Sunday, February 17

Church Bulletin Board Ideas

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When I started my blog I decided right then & there that it would be a platform to share my creative endeavors - whatever they be! That is still true today, so in that spirit . . .  here's the latest I've been working on. I was recently asked to be in charge of decorating our church bulletin board. This is my first attempt. 
My first rule for this project is that I wanted it to look completely different from the usual bulletin board. I started with black butcher paper. These frames were left over from my chalkboard wall {click here if you missed it!} They are lightweight with no glass or backing, so I took a risk that they would stay. It's been two weeks & they're still up there! They are adhered to the paper with command strips. {Click the blue bar below for more!}

Monday, November 26

Decorating Our Gate for Christmas

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Our subdivision has a pretty gate & I like to decorate it for Christmas. Since it is not as straight forward as attaching a wreath, I thought I'd show you a little about how I do it.
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Saturday, November 3

Neutral Fall Decor

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If you've known me for a while, you already know that I love to use non-traditional color schemes - especially for holidays. Some years we use orange, rust & yellow for our fall decor. But every other year or so I like to use one of my favorite colors - white. {Click the blue bar below for more!}

Sunday, October 21

Halloween Porch Decor

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Happy Halloween from Wheadon House!
I have always enjoyed decorating the front of my house for the kiddos in the neighborhood. When my children were small, we would drive by our favorite "Halloween houses" on the way home just for the simple pleasure of seeing them. I like to say that these his & hers skeletons are a likeness of Honey & I in a few years! He he. {Click the blue bar below for more . . . }

Sunday, August 26

A Delicious Keto-Friendly Chocolate Mousse

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Soooo we have a wedding coming up & in an never ending effort to slim down, I am giving the keto diet a try. I'm not an expert at all & I'm definitely learning as I go. I started a "Where Did My Waste Go?" page on Pinterest where I am collecting information & recipes for keto. You can find it here.  Anywho, keto food is delicious & really satisfying but sometimes I do miss sugar. {Click the blue bar below for more . . .}