Sunday, June 30

A Box of Sunshine Missionary Care Package

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While looking for an inexpensive package to send to our missionaries, I stumbled upon the idea of a Box of Sunshine. 
Since there were six missionaries to send packages to, the budget for each one was slim. So I just went to the dollar store & bought anything I could find that was yellow . . . 
The boxes included: sticky notes, yellow candy, band-aids, a bouncy ball, lip balm, duck clips for kitchen leftovers, flowers (I took them off the stem) & shredded paper.  I also created some printable uplifting quotes about sun & light.
I love this one by Benjamin Franklin, "Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight."
And if we're talking about light, why not include a scripture about the Light of the World?

Each box had a note from our ward. You can personalize this one to say, "From: (whoever)" . . . 


By the way, I couldn't believe the irony - about the same time that I was making my care packages, Sis was creating a Basket of Sunshine for each of the ladies in her church worship group (they call it WOW). 
How cute is this? Her note says, Let Your Light So Shine. She found these pretty yellow bowls & put a little lemon bundt cake in each one. I'm sure the ladies flipped over them! 

Sunday, June 23

A Pretty Entry Area & Styling Book Shelves

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One more post about fluffing up Sis's house! This time I'm starting with her entry way (which I can't take any credit for) & her book shelf in her family room (which I did help her style). Here's her beautiful entry bench . . . (Click the blue bar below to see more!)

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 . . . {click the blue bar below to see more!}

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} . . . 

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!}