This year I'm not going to be celebrating Thanksgiving at home.  But, I cannot pass on the decorating.  A good friend and I were planning a day together and I asked her if I could put together a centerpiece and something fun for her sideboard in her style and do a photo shoot of it at her lovely condo.  She said, "Yes!" My friend decorates mostly with grays and silvers and blacks, and her walls are the loveliest shade of cool blue, warmed with beautiful rich wood floors.  Except for a few red accents, she stays within that color palette.  With that in mind I went shopping. When I'm working at … [Read more...]

Do you love custom or matching desk accessories? It's a great way to give your desk, cubbie, or crafting center a polished and unified look.     If you'd like to have a sweet customized DIY upcycled desk organizer like this one... pop over to Yesterday on Tuesday where I'm sharing how to make your own for mere pennies. It was such a fun project and is so stylish for your desk or crafting table. If you look closely, you'll notice the pencils are custom coordinated to go with their holders. Decorator pencils are surprisingly easy to make and inexpensive too! So I thought I'd … [Read more...]

This week's Project Inspire{d} party was filled with amazing creativity! June 14th is Flag Day and the Fourth of July is just around the corner! Now's the time to get your crew together to make patriotic crafts and festoon your home in red, white, and blue in shapes of stars and stripes. Wish we could get our craft on together.  Wouldn't that be fun? Get your pinning finger ready for this week's Great Ideas!    16 Patriotic Crafts to Make at Home American Flag Pallet by Diva of DIY Patriotic Wind Catcher by Greco Design Company Tic Tac Toe Game by Reasons to Skip the Housework Buttoned Up … [Read more...]

It's Monday and time for Project Inspire{d}! I am so glad you're here!   Now, is a good time to be scouring the woods for pine cones. You'll be wanting  to add them to your late fall and holiday decor before you know it.  Learn what I do to debug my pine cones and make them pop from this post from the archives.  It's a popular post lately.  Feel free to "pin" these pine cone crafting tips to remember for later, too.   How was your weekend?   My weekend began on Thursday this week.  Not really, but it sure felt like it as I got to meet a fellow blogger for breakfast.  Oh so fun! … [Read more...]