Decorating For Thanksgiving: Outdoor Decor For Your Home

Thanksgiving often means getting together with friends and loved ones to share the spirit of the season together...plans are made, meals prepared, experiences shared. In honor of this we often pull out the special dishes and decorate our homes with festive fall accessories. But don’t stop there! Why not spruce up the outside of your home for your Thanksgiving guests? From your front walk to your back yard, extending your holiday decor to the exterior is a wonderful way to add a celebratory air to the season. Need some inspiration? Done! I've found some great examples online to ignite your imagination! Starting at the walkway, how adorable are these potted mums? Using pumpkins for a planter is clever and screams autumn harvest. What an adorable way to greet your … [Read more...]

15 Unusual and Gorgeous Wreaths for Your Autumn Door

Who says wreaths are just for the winter holidays? Here are 15 wreaths sure to inspire your creativity as you look for ways to decorate your home for autumn. Acorn Wreath This acorn wreath is gorgeous and takes advantage of something so simple, you may even find them in your yard. For a full tutorial visit Acorn Wreath Tutorial. Felted Flower Wreath How gorgeous do these fall colors look against the blue door? Source: Little Things Bring Big Smiles Glitter Leaf Wreath Perhaps you need some sparkle this fall. This glitter leaf wreath will add some shine to your entryway. Find the tutorial at Homemade by Jill Corn Wreath Indian corn is appearing at craft stores and farmers markets. This gorgeous wreath should come together quickly. Source: Midwest Living Corn Husk … [Read more...]

13 DIY Spooky Halloween Party Ideas

With Halloween still a few weeks away, there's plenty of time to gather your supplies and create the spookiest Halloween party in all the land. From spider web decorations and witch finger foods, monster cakes and sugar skull pinatas, we've got a bunch of fun ideas listed for you!   /1/ DIY Halloween Party Invitation- If you're going to have a party you have to let people know. Print these invitations from home and send them to your closest friends and family. /2/ Trash Bag Spider Web Decoration- Chances are you have the supplies for this craft in your home already. /3/ Printable Halloween Banner and Bats- Banners are a fun touch to any party. You wouldn't have a birthday party without a Happy Birthday banner, would you? Exactly. /4/ Bat Mobile- No, it's not the … [Read more...]

29 DIY Halloween Crafts and Decor

It’s that time of year...football games, fall festivals and of course, Halloween. We've got 29 crafts and DIY projects to keep you and your little goblins busy. DIY Drilled Pumpkin Drilling a pumpkin... an idea I wish I had thought of first, brilliantly executed on Curbly. Halloween Countdown This Halloween Countdown is a little more involved than some of the other crafts featured here, but it’s a statement piece for your front porch (or living room) that is worth your time investment. Thank you, I Heart Naptime! Chalkboard Paint Mason Jar Labels I am in love with mason jars - there are just so many great uses for them! Try out these mason jars with chalkboard paint labels from Untrained Housewife for your Halloween party or just for a great … [Read more...]

Juliska in Stamford LuxeBloggers Event

Last week Jessica and I had the pleasure of hosting a local blogger event at Juliska, in Stamford, CT. I've been a longtime fan of Juliska since spotting them on the pages of my favorite mail order catalog many moons ago. Lucky for us they now have a beautiful 10,00 square foot retail showroom in our neighborhood, equipped with a coffee shop and lunch menu. I have a long wish list of table settings and serving pieces that I would like to add to my collection, so it was fun to preview all the new arrivals and additional products in person. This is a brand that celebrates artful and happy gatherings with unique handcrafted items to enhance any event. And their store is truly a visual delight of table settings, cookbooks, jewelry, gifts and more under one roof! L-R : Jessica and … [Read more...]

Easy Fourth of July Crafts for the Entire Family

In most areas around the country school is out for summer. For me, when school is out I need lots of activities to keep the idle hands of my little ones busy. What better way to do that than to decorate your home with red, white and blue!? After all, the Fourth of July is right around the corner! Today you'll find a craft for all ages. And ALL in preparation for our nation's Independence Day! /1/ Pop Rocks Marshmallow Pops - Pop Rocks were such a fun candy when I was a kid! Who am I kidding? I still love them! Combining Pop Rocks and marshmallows just seems genius. See for yourself! /2/ Hidden Flag Cake - Don't be intimidated by it's complicated appearance. This Flag Cake is really simple. What's more? Ice this cake with plain white icing, light some sparklers on top {like … [Read more...]