4th of July Party Ideas
Jun15

4th of July Party Ideas

I have to apologize for not posting in such a long time. We’ve been dealing with real life stuff that made blogging take a seat on the backburner of life. However, as we approach the 4th of July, I remembered I took photos of our crab boil last year and decided to share a few ideas with you as I slowly get my blogging groove back. I’m sharing a good handful of ideas but I love that you could do any single one of these to...

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Easter Egg Wreath
Mar23

Easter Egg Wreath

I know I’ve been MIA for a while but after one too many unfinished projects began to pile up, and subsequently miss holiday deadlines, I decided to take a blogging break until I could get caught up to life. Once I realized how little time I had between St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, I made a decision to give Easter the shaft this year. We weren’t planning to host so I figured I could let it slide. Wrong. I got sick on...

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Thanksgiving Planning Tips from Frugal Fantasyland
Nov10

Thanksgiving Planning Tips from Frugal Fantasyland

As we near Fat Pants Day, I find myself hosting our first Thanksgiving Dinner together. We will have both families in our tiny little house. Eek! At nearly 40 guests, this should be an interesting soirée, to say the least. Whether you lean towards over the top formality or towards a super casual family dinner, planning is a must. If you know me, you know that it’s simply not in me to have people over and not do something...

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Top Christmas Decor Picks from Pier 1 Imports 2015
Nov02

Top Christmas Decor Picks from Pier 1 Imports 2015

This post has absolutely nothing to do with anything I’ve done aside from walk into a Pier 1 store this weekend. And no, this isn’t a sponsored post. I was scoping my favorite stores for Halloween clearance deals and of course got sucked into drooling over the Christmas stuff. Duh. I was over the moon to find so many rustic and neutral options! And then the Pier 1 sales person told me it was all 20% for a few days. Oh boy....

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DIY No-Sew Pillows from a Table Runner
Oct07

DIY No-Sew Pillows from a Table Runner

I truly do love playing with pillows when it comes to decorating. And while I love the easy DIY pillow covers I usually make, sometimes I want a design that isn’t available on any fabric. Especially if it’s an embroidered design. I generally swoon over something from Pottery Barn and pray it goes on super sale or just live without. But after recently reading another blog about making fancy pillows affordable by using table...

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Halloween Burlap Spider Wreath
Oct03

Halloween Burlap Spider Wreath

I think I’ve made it pretty clear in previous posts that I am a huge fan of burlap and other natural and neutral decorating materials. When I discovered the fun burlap owl ribbon at Wally World and made my friend her fall owl wreath, I also happened upon some burlap spider web ribbon. I decided I could use this stuff to make myself an understated Halloween Burlap Spider Wreath. Easy-peasy, right? Pfft. Making the burlap wreath...

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Burlap Fall Wreath with Owls
Sep09

Burlap Fall Wreath with Owls

  While shopping for an RCA adapter at Walmart last week, I naturally found myself in the holiday aisle and happened upon some adorable owl printed burlap ribbon. My oldest daughter’s best friend happens to love owls so I went all craft-crazy and grabbed enough stuff to whip up a burlap fall wreath with owls for her (and her mom, who loves to decorate for fall).   I used orange, brown and the owl ribbon plus a wire...

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Another Intimate New Year’s Eve at Home
Jan01

Another Intimate New Year’s Eve at Home

Round 2 of our intimate New Year’s Eve Celebration.

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Thanksgiving Decor for the Subtle at Heart
Nov07

Thanksgiving Decor for the Subtle at Heart

A muted and subtle approach to Thanksgiving decor…

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