Paper + glitter fall wreath

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 So, it’s almost Fall right?
Like, so close to Fall that a pretty, glittery wreath is totally necessary at this point.

I mean, when do we not need a new wreath, you know, never.


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So, I am working (yeah on like 5 ongoing projects at the same time because we love
a challenge right?) on getting the front porch ready for Fall.  I will be sharing a bit more
soon about how I did a super easy deep clean and lifted a layer of summer use and dirt
right off.  But in between cleaning the porch, light fixtures, and making a few new pretty
things for my Fall porch decor, a wreath had to be the first thing that I finished.

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Upcycle a dollar store clipboard

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It has been far too long since we did a dollar store upcycle don’t you think?
Well I am excited about this quick & easy DIY clipboard, it makes such a pretty
spot for notes, ideas, fabric swatches, pictures or anything to land and be seen.

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Dots & Burlap Happy Easter Banner

Are you seeing signs of spring where you live? I found our little cherry blossom buds blooming on their branches,
and tiny daffodils reaching for the sun, getting a bit taller each day.  Do you get a little flurry of excitement when
you see those first blooms and longer days? I sure do, they are so welcome.  Restoration for a winter-weary
soul, renewal, and new life.  The whole process, and the art that is created because of it, just makes me happy!
I know we still have a few days before St. Patrick’s Day, but Easter is just a hop (hee hee) skip and a jump away, and
that means some awesome Easter DIY home decorating and crafting are on the horizon.  A bedroom makeover,
some new spring fashion, and a painted dresser or two.  I think I can do it!
Ok, ready to get your polka dot on & make a pretty Easter Banner?
Let’s fire up the glue guns…

Gilded Washi {Dollar Store} Binder Clips


I realized this weekend that I have never done a washi tape post.

Like, not one.

So while I was cleaning (yes, the craft hoard is a mess.  again) I found a few pretty rolls I had picked up a while ago.  And if you give a girl some boring office supplies, some washi tape, and toss in some paint…

Y’all are going to get some pretty office supplies for your desk or work area.  For $1 plus paint and tape.  Let’s make stuff.

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Inspiration Monday Party | Going Green St. Paddy’s Features

Hey y’all, happy March !!
It’s already been a week since we partied together, it went by so fast.
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend, what are you up to?
A project maybe or some overdue down time,
either way I’m glad you’re here!

Welcome Back to this week’s Inspiration Monday!
We’re so happy you are joining us today and we can’t wait to see what you have to share.
This is the place where your links are seen simultaneously on all FIVE blogs at the same time,
all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.

Be sure and follow all of us on Social Media as we love to share and promote your posts there too!
It is so fun to look through the links every week and seeing all the creativity!
Are you following our Inspiration Monday Pinterest board?
(If you are, you probably got a sneak peek at our favorites for the week.)
Since green seems to be the color of the season we’ve got some fun green and St. Patrick’s Day themed projects to share with you this week.
goin green

Lucky Printable from Paisley Petal Events

Lucky Lip Balm from Detail Oriented DIVA

Rainbow Sugar Cookie Bark from Mom on Timeout

Mint Chocolate Chip Glazed Popcorn from The NY Melrose Family

Spicy Roasted Tomato Guacamole from Joyful Healthy Eats

Mint Chocolate Fudge from Wine & Glue

Lucky Charm Cupcakes from Cincy Shopper

Lime Sherbet Floats from Home Cooking Memories

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DIY Cake Stands

I am really loving color right now, especially against a clean, light background.  It’s so fresh and pretty,
there aren’t a whole lot of things more refreshing than the vibrant colors of springtime.
Do you remember the antique white stands  I shared last fall? They held my shabby fabric pumpkins and
I have used them non-stop since then.  I used different supplies to make them this time and love the way
they turned out.  And they were not only budget-friendly but super easy.
Here is what I used…

DIY Rag Rug Throw Pillows


 We seem to go through pillows, or pillow covers quickly.

For me it is more of an evolution of an admitted pillow addiction.  But for the kids, it is survival of the fittest.  Especially pillows that are destined (or have the unfortunate luck) to end up in our playroom.

I love our playroom.  I have dreamed of having a space for the kids to play, build forts, snuggle up and watch their favorite movies, and do a little dreaming too.

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Mega Inspiration Monday Party + Huge Wilton Armetale Giveaway!

The prize pack has been provided completely by Wilton Armetale at no cost to hostesses. 
Welcome to the MEGA Inspiration Monday party!
We are live on over a dozen blogs…you only have to link up on one to be seen on ALL of them!
Crazy FUN!
We will all be featuring links Sunday and Monday on our social media outlets.
You can find links to all of our social media sites listed on each hostess’s blog:
If you’re linking up through one of our guest hostesses, we’re thrilled to have you join the fun!
Today’s MEGA party is brought to you by Wilton Armetale.
Check out this GORGEOUS prize pack full of their beautiful pieces.
How amazing would all of this look on your table? 
This prize includes ALL of the following from the
Flutes & Pearls Med 3 pc salad set {Valued at $114.25}


Flutes & Pearls Cracker Tray {Valued at $28.50}

Flutes & Pearls Small Chip & Dip {Valued at $64.25}
Flutes & Pearls Pitcher {Valued at $85.75}
Flutes & Pearls Medium Oval Tray {Valued at $78.50}


For a total value of $371.25!
This prize pack has been provided completely by Wilton Armetale at no cost to hostesses. 
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Dollar Store Chalkboard Sign in a January House
I am always excited & challenged by what I like to call my January House.
My routine has returned (ok at least a little.)
The Holiday’s are behind us, and a fresh New Year with all it’s hope and
possibility is here.
And I am usually ready for some change.
Do you do the same thing?
Like finishing something then deciding to make a few changes, and add that
other thing, so you realize you are never really done.
Or finished.
But just starting.
I think of my house and I like a comfortable friendship.
Chandler & Joey.
Laverne & Shirley.
Wayne & Garth.
Lucy & Ethel.
If we were to have a conversation (other than a one-sided convo I am very
thankful has never been overheard at least to date) it might sounds like this.

Inspiration Monday Party | Healthy Recipe Ideas

~Happy 2014!~
We are so excited to get our 1st 2014 “Inspiration Monday Party” started.
This is the place where your links are seen simultaneously on all four blogs at once..
all you need to do is link up to ONE of our sites.
For most of us, the new year usually brings with it the desire to get healthier.
Although that may mean different things to different people,
eating healthier is usually where we begin.
With that being said,
our features this week focus on healthy recipes.
We hope you enjoy them & we look forward seeing what you decide to link up this week.


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Healthy Recipes
{Click on the links below to see the tutorial or recipe for each feature}
Key Lime Pie Recipe


Please keep in mind: – Be sure to mingle with other party guests (It’s always fun to click on a few other links to see what fellow bloggers are up to.) – Link up all of your creative fun, including recipes, crafts, printables, DIY projects and other fabulous things you’ve been up to on YOUR blog. – Please do not link Etsy stores, giveaways, or other link parties {Bummer, huh? But there are lots of specific parties out there just for these fun things!} – By linking up to Inspiration Monday you are giving the four blogs, listed above, permission to feature your project and/or photos on our social media outlets and blogs.
If you wish to be featured, please include the “Inspiration MondayParty” button or link on your link party list
(find the button on the side bar)

Thank you so much for reading, and as always, may your heart and home be full of everything you love! xo, Tanya         linking up to: And these awesome parties: