Thursday, March 26, 2015

SPRING

Can you feel it?
I can almost smell it!

Spring is almost here-Alleluia, Hallelujah,Halleluyah-
whichever way you spell it, Spring is coming!!

The sun is out and the days are longer-
time to add a bit of spring to our homes, lighten them up,
 blankets put away, new pillow covers, flowers in every room,
 just a smidget of spring adds a bit of happy to your home-

Here are some simple, inexpensive ways to add sunshine and smiles-

Throw pillows are one of my addictions-
Love them and they can change the mood of an entire room-
colors, patterns and textures are all part of a beautiful pillow-
Sunny colors add some life to a tired out sofa-






Add a bunch of tulips or force forsythia branches to bloom inside-






A welcoming Spring Wreath on your front door-

Simple touches go a long way in welcoming Spring time into your home-


Take care, gotta fly-





Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Goodwill DIY

This is one of my favorite DIY from "my" store-
I didn't take step by step photos because what you see is what you get-

I "found" these 3 metal pieces at GW and knew the minute I saw them what they could be!

I have a new obsession- cake stands- 
I'm not baking cakes, mind you, I just love to use different heights on a buffet table.

The only thing I had to do was paint the candlestick silver for now.
Once we thaw out up North, I can't wait to take out my trusty spray paint and clean up the look. The fun part will be to decide what fab color I'll use!



My go to adhesive these days is E6000. It goes on clear and adheres well.  I always give it 24 hours to dry perfectly and then I can play!



I picked up these silver tin cups at Christmas Tree for .59 cents- craft supplies is an option or maybe I'll use it for a jewelry display

I won't put food items directly on the trays- cupcakes will work with paper tins-

Whatever I do, I love cute storage ideas and this one works for me-

So, for under $5, I have a very cool display piece for whatever I want to use it for!

Check out your local Goodwill stores and think out of the box- so much more fun building these than baking cakes in!

Take care, gotta fly,
Claire

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Wreath Addict

Are you addicted to wreaths?

I am.
Always have been, always will be.

I'm a sucker for a beautifully designed wreath-

A wreath on your front door welcomes your guests in a beautiful and friendly way-
It is the first thing that people see when they come to your home- as they knock at your door

Wreaths are fun to make and as the years go on, I am always trying out new looks- 
something a bit different that catches my eye and adds a quirky new look-

Wreaths in a bag or baskets are my favorite these days-













Wreaths with a theme are a fun way to personalize your home-
A sport your family is involved in, a pro team you follow, a beach lover, a hobby you love-






Holiday wreaths are also popular-







 How about a decorated frame?


Celebrate a birthday with a balloon wreath-


A wedding shower welcome-

Whatever wreath you choose to display, make it a great welcome to your home and
one that reflects your family-
A personal welcome that will be remembered-


Take care, gotta fly-