Beach themed tablescape + my husband’s favorite pie

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and EDWARDS®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #EdwardsPies http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV We just returned from vacation at the beach a week ago and have definitely been feeling the vacation blues.  Ever get those?  The “I miss being on vacation/wish […]

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 […]

Red and yellow summer wreath with a burlap bow

So you know I couldn’t keep my front door naked for long!    It looks so weird to me to not have something up there.  And since I can FINALLY use any color I want on my black door instead of colors like red looking horrible on my burgundy door, I couldn’t wait to create […]

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 […]

Cottage or Coastal themed decorated mantel (1 mantel decorated 5 ways series)

So I saved the best for last    Ok, not really but out of all the mantels this is probably my favorite and it is the one currently displayed in my home until I decorate my fall mantel in a few weeks.  For one reason because I am still hanging on to those last days […]

How to set a pretty table with yard sale finds (tablescape for less than $5.00!)

I think you know by now that I love to set a pretty table.   I have been setting our kitchen table with placemats and a simple centerpiece ever since we first got married 10 years ago.  Started out with a small table that would only seat two and I had a couple sets of two […]

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 […]

Easy Succulent Garden (in a milkglass dish)

I love adding live plants to my home.  Love the color and decoration that they bring and also love that they are good for you in purifying the air. So when I saw these succulents on clearance at Wal-mart, I snatched them up.  Succulents are very popular right now and I have been wanting to […]

Beach-inspired tablescape with Better Homes and Gardens new porcelain dishes (+ entertaining tips for hosting a stress-free meal)

I love entertaining and having people over for a party, cookout, or pretty much any  excuse to get together and have yummy food, fun, and fellowship together!  And I love decorating a pretty table (or actually just decorating period!) So when Better Homes and Gardens contacted me and wanted me to try out their new […]

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 […]