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“Thank You for Your Sacrifice!”

IMG_1419There are only certain times of the year I decorate and Memorial Day through July 4th is one of my favorite.

So thankful for those who serve to protect us!

I keep it pretty simple, if you expand the picture you can see a wreath that I made here.  Click on the hyperlink and it will take you to the instructions.  This wreath started me to decorating for these holidays. This wreath has been all over Pinterest and it is simple (time consuming) but it holds up to storage and use year after year.

The Bunting is from Walmart and I think the little alcove on our porch is the perfect place for it.  A couple of flags in the potted plants and we are done………..drop the mic……….walk away!

As Daughter #2 says, you can decorate for Memorial Day and leave it up through July.  Besides honoring those who have served it also great that it can cover both holidays.

Oh wait…..I have a basket that I dressed up for work several years ago that I am going to slip the Coleus on the table into but that will do it.  You can see it here – Patriotic Dress-Up, just click on the link.

Do you decorate for Memorial Day/July 4th?

 

 

“Howdy”- Pillow Talk

Pillow - Invisible ZipperOne more pillow post.  I took the little pillow I made to see if I could put an invisible zipper in right and decided to add a little stenciling to it.

 I won’t bore you with the instructions you can  find how to do this with Freezer paper all over Pinterest and You Tube.  I use a Silhouette and one of their files……so cute!

I pressed down the stencil, used Modge Podge to seal the stencil so the ink would not bleed.  I used a Faber- Castell Big Brush PITT artist pen to fill in the stencil instead of paint.  It came out very nice.

 

Howdy Pillow

 

This came out so cute, and goes perfect with the new covered pillows.

It adds that touch of whimsy to den.  Totally fun!

Acetate – Another Use – Genius!

IMG_0137.JPG (2)I would love to be the type of person that could look at a stamp, word or embellishment and know exactly the best place to put it on a project.

However, I have to move things around before I commit.  Somethings that is an easy task, however, with stamping once you stamp it you are done.

My BFF and I are trying different techniques and making tags that we will send to each other.  It is a great way to share your love of crafts with someone that does not live that close that they can run over and have fun for a day.

 

IMG_0141.JPG (2)We have these little books that we are designating to hold our creations.  As I was trying to “deck” mine out, I ran across a stamp I thought might work.

However, I didn’t want to commit to stamping it until I saw what that would look like.  That is hard to do when the stamp is a wood stamp.

Light Bulb went off and I stamped it on a piece of acetate.

 

 

IMG_0142.JPG (2)Sweeeeeet, I can move it around the project and decide where I want to put the stamp.  

How about here?

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_0143.JPG (2)How about here?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hmmm, I can’t make up my mind, so I’ll think about it a little while.  The great thing is I haven’t stamped it yet so I have the ability to see if I find a better stamp or something else that fits the space.  Just like a woman, loving the ability to change our minds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 29, 2012 - Just For Fun!    No Comments

Santa Claus is Coming To Town

I wanted to do something I saw on Pinterest, so I did what any girlie girl would do, got a pedicure!

Excuse the “not a foot model” feet.

It was fun explaining to the little girl what I wanted, but once we “Googled” it she was so excited to be challenged to do something fun.

 

 

 

Luckily in Texas you can wear flip flops for most of the year…..it’s suppose to be 70 today. Every time I look down at my feet they make me smile.

 

I get to move this to my Pinterest Board – Completed.

 

 

Hmmmm, I think this may get me on the naughty list.  As my Daughter #1 said, “so gaudy, but I want to do that too!”

 

 

 

 

 

Acorns, Acorns Acorns

I am so into Fall this year for some reason!

Remember this little arrangement sitting on my dining room table?

See the little acorn, I decided to give that some “Sherrification”!

 

 

 

 

Here are the supplies you will need, or something similar.  Click on the picture to make it bigger.

Glue

Glitter (I’m using German Glass Glitter).  Love the chunkiness and the look.

Foam Brush or some type of applicator to put the glue on.

Something to catch the glitter that falls off so you can re-use it (I’m using a coffee filter).

 

 

I applied glue to the top of the acorn in sections.  That way the glue doesn’t dry out before you get the glitter on.

The glue I’m using gets tackier when it sets for a few seconds so it grabs the glitter better.

 

 

 

 

 

I sprinkled the German Glass Glitter onto the acorn over a coffee filter.

I work my way all the way around the top of the acorn.

At this point I’m not worried that it didn’t cover everything, I’ll come back to that.

 

 

 

 

I let it set and dry for “a spell” and then I start working on the areas that need additional coverage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I repeat the process until I get it the full coverage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I use black German Glass Glitter (using the same technique) for the stem.

 

Look you can still see the diagonal lines that were cut in the top before I “Sherrified” it.

 

 

 

 

Here it is sitting with the pumpkins in the tray.  I love the little pop of color and glitz it added.  Hmmm, I think I have a large acorn I was working on from last year.  

Got to go give it some “Sherrification”!

 

 

 

 

Sep 28, 2012 - Just For Fun!    No Comments

October – Fall – Thanksgiving

I normally do not decorate for every season.  However, this year I am so into Fall and all the warm feelings that this season brings.

God in His total intelligence of what we need so amazes me.  He knew exactly that we (His most awesome creation) would need seasons.  So out of His love for us He created us four very distinct seasons.

Oh I know here in Texas they are not  always so drastic from each other, but the animals and plants recognize them and respond to them even if our temperatures don’t reflect them. 

 

 

I have found some very cute items at HL, that sit perfectly inside the tray on my dining room table.  Just a hint of Fall and Thanksgiving.

Cute little Pilgrims that originally were $9.99/ea., scored at 40% off.

 

 

 

 

Cute variations on pumpkins and a cute acorn, again at 40% off at HL.  I’m going to try a little “Sherrification” on the acorn.

Love the simplicity of these items.

 

 

 

 

How are you decorating for the new season?  Pumpkins or directly in to the Halloween mania?

 

Hmm, looks like I need to add some rust colored flowers to my arrangement.  I can do that, a girl always needs a reason to shop!   Bingo!

HomeGoods Stylescope – What are You?

 

Here is something fun today, go to this website and pick 5 pictures then submit and it will tell you your style.  Mine was spot on!

http://www.homegoods.com/stylescope

FarmHouse Glam:

Farmhouse Glam is the delicate, exquisite balance between beautiful femininity and rustic nonchalance. She’s all about the discovery of unexpected sparkle amidst the less polished. She wears high heels and a denim jacket, a string of pearls and bare feet. And her home feels as special as it does comfortable.

  • Not so much about pearls, but they had me with Mercury Glass.

A Touch of New Country

New Country understands the value of slowing down, enjoying the sunsets, bringing the outside in, and feeling a real sense of relaxation in her space. She is laidback, but her style is still intentional and beautiful in its rustic elegance.

  • I think this description works for me, at least I’m trying to be more laidback!

 

How about you?  What is your style?