Front porch makeover (decorated for summer in red, white, and blue)

Can’t wait to show you my summer front porch!  I just love red, white, and blue and using it to decorate outdoors for summer just seems so fitting!  But first let’s stop back a bit and look at how we got to that pretty decorated porch.  It required lots of painting, staining, and cleaning! The […]

Seasonal mantels of 2013

I recapped some of the top posts of 2013 in this post if you missed it.  BUT I thought it would be fun to do a mantel recap post too! You know that I love to decorate my mantel for seasons.  I did it before I was blogging, and would do it even if I […]

Patriotic themed repurposed tin can vase

(This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and All You, but all my opinions are my own. #lifeforless #pmedia http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO) Have you heard of All You magazine?  This is the cover of their July issue. Back when I was couponing heavily and frequenting lots of coupon blogs […]

How to make an EASY, no-sew, DIY fabric bunting

I showed you my patriotic mantel yesterday, but I wanted to share with you how easy it was to make the simple bunting or pendants hanging over my window. I think bunting is really gaining in popularity – I am starting to see fabric versions popping up at all kinds of parties and in pictures […]

Patriotic Mantel (red, white, and blue mantel)

I am excited to share my Patriotic Mantel with you today! I always change things over from spring/Easter décor and go with a red, white and blue/Patriotic theme from mid-May/Memorial Day to July 4th.    I love Patriotic/Americana things so this is my one chance to go all out! This was last years Patriotic mantel. So […]

Summer projects + decorating inspiration

With Memorial Day right around the corner, this weekend sort of signifies the beginning of summer for me.  June is about to start, the temperatures are fast approaching the 90’s, cookouts are a common weeknight occurrence, summer is here! So I thought before I delve into all things summer (my patriotic mantel is getting the […]

Friday Family Fun – 4th of July style

(My nieces and nephew checking out the 1st firework show on Sunday night.) So in case you weren’t experiencing it where you live, you might have heard that the South got hit with a pretty major heat wave last weekend.  Temps 100+ (I think the highest I saw on my phone was 108 degrees – […]

4th of July tablescape {Patriotic table}

  So I do have a 4th of July project to share with you today, but it isn’t really a craft – it’s a tablescape!   I already had some red, white, and blue things out since Memorial Day  and created a simple Memorial Day table.  (You can see that post plus my Red, white and […]

4th of July inspiration

So remember on my June goals list I was supposed to make a new wreath – preferably a patriotic themed one?  Well, it is July 2nd and it is not going to happen.    In fact, I really hoped to do a FEW patriotic projects, but time has gotten away from me.  The last two weeks […]

Summer begins with some red, white, and blue {Summer Patriotic mantel}

I don’t know about you but Memorial Day is sort of the official beginning of summer to me.  School is out, June is just around the corner, 90+ degree temperatures have begun – yep, it’s summer! So it was time for my Spring mantel to say goodbye and time to decorate my mantel for summer.   […]