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...]

Decor Elements to Easily Create FarmHouse Style

Farmhouse style has evolved over the years, from a lifestyle of necessity to a chic way of living that focuses on simplicity and heritage.  Recycling, upcycling and renovating are all a part of Farmhouse style.  But you don't have to live in a fabulous old farmhouse to create a country feel in your space.  I've pulled together some of my favorite ways to help you create a space with rustic elements and a nod to the past. I don't think there is anything more quintessentially farmhouse than a farmhouse sink.  Big and deep, the just the thing to wash produce, bath children and anything else!  One of my favorite farmhouse style sinks is the Blanco Fireclay Sinks featuring Blanco Cerana, the perfect blend of durability and versatility, perfect for your traditional or contemporary … [Read more...]

Five Tips to Decorate for Spring

Spring is officially here!  That means it's one of my favorite times of year and time to switch out our heavy winter decor for lighter and brighter options!  As always, I aim to inspire and guide you without breaking the bank, so I've curated five of my favorite ways to welcome Spring into your home. Fresh Flowers. Nothing says Spring like fresh flowers.  Whether it's bouquets of freshly cut wild flowers or pretty potted plants, the addition of beautiful blooms is the perfect way to welcome Spring. Not only do they add freshness and fragrance, but fresh flowers are an inexpensive and low commitment way to inject colour into a space.  I love tulips and happily go over board on them this time of as they are abundant and inexpensive.  Sprinkle them through out your home - laundry room, … [Read more...]

DIY Mother’s Day Crafts for Kids

With Mother's Day just around the corner it's time to think about what the kids will make for her. Will it be a book that they draw pictures in, a bath soak for Mom to relax with, or a nest pendant for her to wear? We've gathered a bunch of great ideas just in time for her big day! /1/ Mommy Survival Kit - As a mom, I've gone searching for headache medicine or chapstick more than once. Almost always I come up empty-handed. Maybe for Mother's Day this year I'll get a Mommy Survival Kit - it has everything Mom needs before she knows she needs it. /2/ Mother's Day Book {Free Printable} - The kids can draw her pictures and write in kind words about her after the prompts. This printable book is perfect for Mother's Day, or anytime you want to make her feel special! /3/ Footprint Stool … [Read more...]