Sunday, March 18

Sunday, March 4

Styling My Bakers Rack

Pin It!
When my friend was visiting the other day, she commented that every time she comes to my house it looks different. I got thinking about what made her feel that way. I concluded that while all the main pieces are the same, I OFTEN change out the accessories in my home. The best analogy I can think of is that black dress in your closet. You can put a denim jacket with it along with some casual sandals. It looks great. But later - when you pare it with a statement necklace & high heels it takes on a whole new look. 

Let's talk today about styling a bakers rack. Here's mine - empty & ready to accessorize. 
I got this darling bakers rack from Costco many years ago. I paid very little for it, but it's always been one of my favorite pieces. It looks great no matter what I put on it.
All these beautiful white dishes were already in my cupboard. And I thought it might be fun to get them out to enjoy. I've been collecting white since my party planner friends recommended it. They look fantastic with any party & color scheme. Plus they mix & match beautifully. I happen to love green with white. So plants make for a perfect paring. 
And I always recommend mixing in something besides dishes anyway - especially things that make sense . . . .like cookbooks. And don't be afraid to make it crowded -  more is more!
And now for the challenge - go clear off a piece of furniture at your house & restyle it! Let me know how it goes. 

Saturday, February 3

170 Paper Flowers

Pin It!
Once a year our church hosts a women's conference with a speaker and luncheon. About 600 ladies attend and that is A LOT of tables! I was asked create centerpieces. I decided to make paper flowers made from coffee filter.  Why coffee filters? They're inexpensive and the paper is sturdy enough to dye & work with. {Click the blue bar below to read more.} 

Sunday, January 14

Six Top Posts of 2017

Pin It!
Golly, 2017 sure flew by fast! It was a year filled with blessings for our family. I took on a full-time job & keeping my blog going proved to be a challenge. But I was able to do it . . . baaarrrrely. Here were the top six posts.

1) Paper Bag Stars
2) Pretty & Delicious Shower Food

3) Erin's Key Lime Dessert

4) Six Beauty Products I Can't Live Without

5) Ladies Church Party

6) Keys to Happiness Church Lesson


Saturday, December 23

Church Christmas Party Decorations

Pin It!
The very first thing I like to do when planning a church party is to decide on a theme. For Christmas parties, carols provide meaningful lyrics that are perfect inspiration. This time we chose "Oh Come Let Us Adore Him". And just to be different, we decorated in gold & silver. {Click the blue bar below for more.}

Sunday, December 17

My Girly Christmas Tree

Pin It!
For years now I have enjoyed having more than one Christmas tree. Our big tree is red & white this year {more coming about that}, but I just love having a girly pastel tree in my home office. {Click the blue bar below for more.}

Monday, November 20

My Friendsgiving Dinner

Pin It!
The minute I heard of  "Friendsgiving", I knew I wanted to host one. So I whipped up this invitation & sent, to 13 of my favorite people & a dinner party was born!{Please feel free to use this invitation & feel in your own details. It was formatted for a 5X7 size.}
I really wanted it to be a "sit down" dinner, so we moved some furniture & set up Mom's old table as well as our usual dining room table. My friend Heidi called Mom's table the "kid's table" {and I KNEW she would! LOL!}. But I thought it turned out pretty for a kid's table . . .{Click the blue bar below to see more}

Monday, November 6

Wallpaper - It's Ba-ack!

Pin It!
Depending upon how old you are, you might remember wallpaper trends from before. And you might have a bad taste in your mouth about it. {Especially if you bought a house with every wall covered & had to get it off! Don't ask me how I know!} But after a drought, wallpaper is making a comeback. 
And I have to say I am on board - with certain stipulations. {Click the blue bar below to read more . . . }