Thursday, January 19, 2012

Big Plans for Valentine's Day {Decorating of Course}

It is no secret that I love to decorate for holidays. 
 This year will be the first time I have ever decorated for
Valentines Day... and I am SO excited!

Here are a few things I am going to attempt to make {or maybe a slight variation...}:

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All of these great ideas were found via Pinterest

I may have a few other ideas up my sleeve...

Happy Valentine's Day decorating :) Wish me luck.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christmas is my very favorite time of year, so I couldn't resist posting a little peek into my Christmas decorations!   
Here are some pictures of my downstairs Christmas tree.

This tree is a 9 ft. flocked tree that I decorated with a combination of dark reds, sparkly glittery reds and mercury glass.

I snapped a few pictures of my tree and then it FELL OVER!
Yes, you read right... after being up well over a month, my tree decided she was done.
I ran, I screamed, I cried.... but in the end NOT ONE ornament was broken!

So... unfortunately, I don't have any good shots of the entire tree. I just have these close-ups. I guess it is better than nothing at all, right! 
This sheet music banner/ribbon is one that I made to add to the tree this year.  I thought it was a fun addition.  I like how the warm tones add depth and richness to the generally cool toned flocking.

I have three bookpage wreaths hanging in my dining room windows.  In the fall I had a pretty burnt orange colored ribbon holding them up.  I switched to this red for Christmas and Valentine's Day.

Here is a shot of my hutch.

I decorated my mantle with live branches and various other Christmas decorations.  I loved being able to have the yummy smell of live branches, yet still have my fake tree to decorate.

I added a couple of mercury glass candlesticks and some vintage Christmas pictures to my side table.

In our entryway, I kept it pretty simple.  One of my favorite things to do is decorate my big chalkboard, so I change it for each of the seasons/birthdays/any other reason I can think of...

My upstairs tinsle tree is a little hard to see because of poor lighting and lack of contrast, but I think it was a sweet tree.

I hope you had a Merry Christmas!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Well, Hello!

I have finally started a blog as a little online journal of my family life and creative adventures.  This is something I have wanted to do for a while, so in the spirit of New Year's Resolutions I have actually taken the leap.  I make it sound like such a scary thing, and in a way I guess it might be.  But, I am mostly excited and I hope you bear with me as I learn how to: take better pictures, edit them, and learn this (foreign) computer language.