Category: Decorate

How to Create a Hanging Centerpiece

November 13
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I am able to share this blog post with you today courtesy of FTD!

Now that fall is officially here, it is time to start decorating for the chillier months! Autumn brings about the holidays of dinner parties and family gatherings so decorating your table for fall is an absolute must! If you are looking for a way to impress your guests and create a stunning display, consider making a hanging centerpiece. Not only are they easy to make, but they leave room on the table for plenty of food and other decor elements!  Check out the floral fun…

DIY Hanging Centerpiece for Your Fall Table

Easy Halloween Decor!

October 19

Halloween is less than two weeks away!  And if you’re as busy as everyone else seems to be this year, you might not have all your decorations out for the season!  I used to go all out for Halloween…it really is one of our favorite holidays to decorate for!  But as the kids have grown, I’ve really tried to dial it back a notch when it comes to my Halloween decor and only go a little crazy when we have a party!  So today I’d like to share some of my simple displays and a few of my favorite things to make decorating easy!  If you don’t have a lot of time on your hands you can still add some spooktacular fun to your rooms…

cast a spell…

and get your Halloween decor ready!

Kid Friendly Beverage Cart!

October 5

Beverage carts or drink stations are such an integral part of any party…we all serve drinks when we entertain so why not make the areas where we grab the sips festive too?  The best part of creating an area for drinks is that you can do it anywhere!  No bar cart? No problem!  Just find a small table, a sideboard in a dining room, or even a space on the kitchen counter…any of those areas can be simply decorated and filled with whatever libations you choose!  And if you do have a cart, the fact that it’s often referred to as a “bar” doesn’t mean it has to be filled with boozy choices!  It’s always a nice idea to offer up some non-alcoholic drinks at any event.  You can serve up sips of the season, flavored waters or even hot beverages!  Today I’d like to continue with my little dessert party and share the beverage cart that went along with the treats…and it was completely kid friendly!  It really isn’t a grand display…but a couple whimsical touches and deliciously simple drinks made my cart a fun addition to the party!  I’d love to share the easy sips I was serving…

cheers to the beverage cart!

Easy Ideas for a Halloween Tabletop!

September 28

Table top decor is so much fun for any season…but one thing I love about Halloween is that you have the freedom to get a little whimsical without raising eyebrows!  Whether you go all-out spooky or just want to add some festive color to your table, you can find plenty of ways to dress a tabletop that’s perfect for your dinner party!  Today I’d like to share with you a fun centerpiece idea made from recycled decorations!  You know how much I love to recycle…and it can sure stretch your budget!  And to go with that centerpiece, I’m setting a simple and whimsical Halloween table to serve up some holiday sugar…so join me and my 8 legged friends for a little dessert!  Along came a spider to say…

it’s time for Halloween treats!

How to Create a Balloon Arch

August 10

This balloon arch tutorial is shared with you courtesy of ProFlowers!

Balloon arches are so popular and incredibly festive!  They can make a party look spectacular…but I’ve never actually tried creating one myself!  ProFlowers has shared their easy, 9-step tutorial for creating such a beautiful party prop and I’m so excited to try it myself AND share it with you!  Creating a balloon arch is perfect for any type of party…and just by changing up the colors or embellishments you can compliment endless themes!  A balloon arch can add a “wow factor” to treat tables, photo booths, gift tables and more.  You can hang them, drape them, or lay them like a table runner…just let your imagination go! There aren’t many things more festive and happy as balloons…and when you combine pretty colors, greenery, and flowers you will have the ingredients for creating a showstopper!  I hope you enjoy the fun…

bring on the happiness with a balloon arch!

Decorating with Seaside Elements

July 31

August arrives tomorrow…and even though the lazy days of summer are inching towards fall, it’s not too late to enjoy the sights of the current season in our homes!  I always use August as my cue for adding touches of sea & sand to my rooms.  July is full of patriotic color schemes and bright sunny palettes but when the month comes to an end I’m ready for peaceful hues and glimpses of the beach before it’s time to break out the pumpkins and mums!  I’d like to share some really simple ways to bring those natural elements into your spaces…whether you use shells, driftwood, or textural sisal in your accents, this is the perfect season to create a seaside oasis right within your very own walls!

enjoy a seaside stay-cation…

Tropical Treat!

July 27

I am able to share this blog post with you today courtesy of FTD. 

Now that summer is here, its time to take advantage of the warm weather and beautiful outdoors. And what better way to do this than host an outdoor tiki party? Gather friends and family under tiki torches and sip on coconut cocktails all night long! Get creative with the decorations and have fun turning your backyard into a tropical oasis. Try hanging pineapples from macramé hangers and writing the cocktail menu on tropical leaves!

The possibilities are endless. To help you start brainstorming, FTD has compiled a guide to help you plan the best party of the summer! From tropical tablescapes to fruity cocktails it has everything you need to host the perfect modern tiki party.  Check out all the inspiration…

Tiki Party Ideas You’ll Love!

Family Fiesta

April 24

Cinco De Mayo is coming up soon and while I often times try to add some fiesta fun to some snacks or meals for my family, I don’t normally decorate my home for the holiday.  I might add some party supplies to serve up a treat or create some whimsical tabletop decor for our May 5th meal…but I’ve honestly never given much thought to decorating beyond that!  Since there’s almost two weeks until the celebratory day, I decided to fill the empty space on my dining room buffet with a little Cinco De Mayo fun!  Just like the end of any holiday, my rooms seemed a bit bare after the Easter decorations were packed away!  And though I don’t want to smother my spaces with pinatas and streamers (unless I’m having a party!) I did think it might be nice to create a simple display with understated touches of a traditional fiesta!  Let me share with you how I decorated my dining room for the holiday and incorporated those decorations into a family snack to get us excited and inspired for the 5th of May!

Cinco De Mayo decor, and more…

Customize It!

January 11

Have you ever wanted to create a holiday display with colors other than the traditional offerings in the stores?  I don’t know about you but I often want to mix it up a bit and coordinate holiday color to the hues in my everyday design.  I’ve also had color schemes in my home that just didn’t go well with the common colors of certain holidays…like red and green just didn’t mesh well with the canary-yellow walls of my living room!  It can be tough to seasonally decorate if your color loves just don’t fit in!  Now that my home is more on the neutral side it’s much easier to blend in traditional seasonal decor, but sometimes I just want something different!  If you can relate, or if you’ve avoided decorating for holidays because those particular shades just don’t work, I’d like to share a solution with you…make your own!  I DO understand that not everyone gets a little giddy when the the subject of DIY enters a conversation!  But let me tell you that this option today is so easy that you could have your kiddos do it for you if the thought of crafting turns your tummy!  But I hope once you see how simple it can be, you might find more inspiration for not just decorating for holidays but celebrations & occasions of all sorts!  take a peek…

make it your own!

Fridge Frenzy!

September 7

I’ve been on an organizing kick…I’ve mentioned it on Instagram a time or two!  But I’ve been taking it slow…trying to tackle small spaces at a time in hopes to get it as right as possible, stay within a budget, and not destroy my mental health trying to get it ALL done at once!  And you know what?  By keeping each project rather small, it has been amazingly satisfying!  It allows me to actually complete the task at hand and not get overwhelmed.  Needles to say, there’s many, many more small areas to organize but for me, this is definitely the way to do it!  So not long ago I shared a photograph on Instagram of a spectacularly organized refrigerator…and I happen to own the very same model.  Mine, however, looked nothing like the one in the photograph…but not for long!  I love getting such great organizing inspiration…and if this time it keeps me from having to totally dig through my fridge only to find something that’s sprouted roots and is ready to walk away…I’m game!  So my fridge may not be organized EXACTLY like the one I saw…but it IS a whole heck of a lot better!  Let me share some of the fun finds that I used to free up my fridge from its normal frenzy!

organizing makes room for much more…