Wednesday, November 6

Thanksgiving Inspiration

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Thanksgiving is coming up soon! If you need a little inspiration, here's an overview of some of the decorations, tablescapes & even a "Friendsgiving" I've done in the past . . . 

One year we rented a house in Deer Valley, Utah & invited our extended family. I decorated the table in orange & turquoise. The "placemats" pictured below are actually just wrapping paper. More pictures here.
One year I thoroughly enjoyed hosting a "Friendsgiving". You can see more about it here
This post has a great recipe for an apple spice cake that is sure to be a hit!
Traditional colors are vibrant & beautiful. I have often used them. And I have more fake pumpkins than places to store them! All the pumpkins pictured here are faux. And I can never resist a pretty wreath.
But more often than not, I've used colors other than oranges. I adore neutrals & white pumpkins!
Click here to see more of this table.
Here's a post about the year when I used light blue green & white pumpkins together on the mantle. 


One year, I waited too late in the season & there were no real white pumpkins to be found in the stores, so I spray painted my own & used them as place cards. 
I hope this has sparked your creativity as you plan for our favorite holiday! Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, October 19

Fall Porch Decor

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What's green & white & orange all over? My fall porch! This is the kind of wreath that looks good from September through November. 
White pumpkins are really having a moment. One nice thing about them is that they transition beautifully from Halloween to Thanksgiving. I've also observed that their stems often fall off at the store before you buy them. Since I LOVE the stems, I fish them out of the bottom of the pumpkin box & hot glue them back on! 
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Sunday, October 13

Keep on the Covenant Path Church Bulletin Board

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I've recently blogged about my church bulletin boards here & here. I'm still new at this, & I like the way some of the boards turn out more than others. Each time around, I learn something about designing a bulletin board. This time I discovered that I don't love a white background. But, there wasn't the time or budget to change it, so here it is! {Click the blue bar below to read more.}

A Bridal Shower for Baylee

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This sweet girl just got married & right before she did, I hosted a little bridal shower for her. 
There has been a lot of buzz about balloon arches lately & I just HAD to give it a try. Oh my goodness - it was my favorite thing I did for the shower. I can't say enough good about the beautiful "Ginger Ray" party supply line. I purchased several things online {I'm SO short on time these days, so . . . lifesaver!} & I loved them all. You can find the balloon arch here.
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Tuesday, July 23

The Living Christ Church Bulletin Board

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As I stated in an earlier post, When I started my blog I decided right then & there that it would be a platform to share my creative endeavors - whatever they be!  I was recently asked to be in charge of decorating our church bulletin board. If you missed my first attempt, you can see it here. This is my latest . . . {click the blue bar below for more!}

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. {Click the blue bar below to read more!}

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} . . .