Bright Idea

Recently my traveling partner (aka my mom) and I visited the Southern Living Idea House in quaint Senoia, Georgia. The four story, Savannah-style row home is filled with ideas, design, and finishing touches in every nook and cranny. While I'm not in the market for building a new home, renovating my own, or even getting new furniture, for that matter, I was in heaven. I think I looked at each room twice and touched every piece of furniture as many times. The house had such a cozy, comfortable feeling. Nothing was too stuffy or formal, yet no detail was left undone. Pictures aren't allowed inside which is too bad, but certainly understandable.

After our tour of the home, we made our way to downtown. The downtown area is just around the corner from the site of the SLIH. What a charming area this is. Shops filled with antiques, home furnishings and gifts line the streets. Add to that mix restaurants, bakeries, and such and you've got yourself an afternoon full.

A Wreath for Wednesday

You may remember this wreath. Well, it just wasn't doing it for me. So, I added a little ribbon and few fakie flowers. Much better now.

Master Bedroom Makeover: Take 3

Well, this makeover began just after Christmas when I got new bedding, here's take 1. Then I added some new lamps and a mirror for take 2. And, it has taken me until now to get to this stage.

Finally, thanks to my sister, I've added curtains. She bought the curtains from Ikea, but ended up not using them. I just had to hem them up-these are the kind that come with hem tape so you can hem them to the length you need. I was a little hesitant of this at first as I'm not so great at reading directions, but I figured it out just fine.

I'm enjoying the curtains more than I realized I would. They block out just enough light so we can still sleep in when we get a chance and they make the room feel cozy. I guess they make the room feel more finished. Still to come, though, something for above the bed. And, I really want new paint for the walls, but no plans for either of those just yet.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

To celebrate the end of the school year, I made a this cake, from here. It turned out perfectly and my kiddos were so excited to taste the rainbow!

The colors were so bright and vibrant. I did six layers with the following colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple. It was pretty easy, just a little time consuming. It was totally worth it, though, to hear my kids say how cool it was. Fun and yummy!

Happy Birthday, Sister!

Today is my sister's birthday! She is amazing and I'm thankful to call her my sister! Hope this is your best year ever, Sister! I love you more than you'll ever know!!!!

Happy Birthday, Mama!

Today is my mama's birthday. I'm looking forward to celebrating with her tonight. She is a wonderful mother and friend. I am so thankful for her!!!

Happy Birthday, Mama! I hope your year is filled with much joy!

tassels with the nester

Nester is having a tassel party today, so I'm joining in. During the Christmas season, I posted here about a couple of tassels that I made. Since then, I've made a few more. What a great project-especially if you need instant gratification like I do.

This tassel I made using a small cross ornament that I found at Hob Lob during the holiday season. I screwed the bottom of the cross to a candle cup (also found at HL). Then I just glued fabric and ribbon at varying lengths inside and around the candle cup. To finish it, I added trim around the top (to hide the candle cup) and a ribbon to hang it with.

This one is fun with all the pink and green. I made it to coordinate with a friend's nursery.

And, this one I made using ribbon and some left over scraps of fabric.

If you need a quick, cheap, easy project that adds a fun touch to your home, give this a try!