Friday, November 28, 2014

Hosting a Holiday Soiree {Sponsored by Tuesday Morning}

I am excited to once again be teaming up with Tuesday Morning today!  They asked me to share some ideas and tips on hosting a holiday soiree and you can check out my post by clicking HERE!

Here is a sneak peek of what you will see over there!

Can we just talk about all these fun items! One shopping trip to Tuesday Morning was all I needed for the perfect tablescape!  The 3 tier stand was one of my favorite Tuesday Morning finds at just $49.99, compared to $89.99 at other retailers.  It is always nice to find versatile items that can be used in several different ways!

When I came across the burlap table runner, it immediately went into my cart.  Even though it is perfect with this table setting, it will also work in a variety of settings! You can never go wrong with burlap!

I also love their selection of pretty paper goods.  The napkins were perfect with my color scheme and at just $1.99, compared to $6 elsewhere, they were in inexpensive way to add a pretty pattern with a functional item!

So there is a sneak go check out their BLOG by clicking here!

We have also put together a great Pinterest board full of inspiration to help you plan your own holiday soiree!  Click HERE to check it out!

Also, don't forget to enter their giveaway (sign up is after the blog post on their website) for a chance to win these awesome products:
Moscow Mule solid copper mugs (set of 2)
Madison 13-piece wine set
Towle 101 piece flatware set (service for 12).

You can find the Tuesday Morning store closest to you by clicking HERE!
Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Find: {Ruffle Shower Curtain}

One of the most frequently asked questions I get on Instagram is: Where did you get your shower curtain?

I actually found it on ebay a few years ago but I did some shopping for you and look what I found: (They carry it in several color combinations. Mine is the silver/black one!)

We love ours and I would order it again in a heartbeat! For the price, it cannot be beat!

To see a tour of this guest bathroom, click HERE!
For more ruffle shower curtain choices, click HERE!
To tour our other guest bathroom, click HERE!

Who doesn't love a ruffled shower curtain, obviously I do!
Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tutorial {DIY Oversized Bookpage Art}

We have lived in our home for over a year and I could never find the perfect wall decor for this huge, blank wall.  I had a few ideas but nothing ever worked the way I wanted it to.  After a year of staring at the wall, I finally figured out a plan!  I would take some of my favorite quotes and create my own art! 
The first step is to find a quote you love.  In my case, I knew I wanted a set of four framed prints to fill the wall so I sat down one day and searched the internet for four quotes that were inspiring and would be a nice reminder to read everyday.  You should pick a quote that speaks to you and is something that reflects your personal beliefs!  Notice that these are not actual quotes out of books, but appear that way with the way they are typed out.  I simply put the author's name centered at the top, typed out the quote and put "she said" or "he said" at the beginning.  Once I had it all typed out, I played around with the font, letter size and spacing.  Depending on how long the quote is, you can go larger or smaller to make it fit just right.  I used Microsoft Word to create my pages.

Even though my quotes were not actual book pages (although if you do have a favorite book, you certainly could do actual book pages), I went ahead and added page numbers to the bottom to make it appear as a book page.  I didn't want to pick random numbers so I added a personal touch and used the birthday of my husband, my two daughters and me!  Not too many people would probably notice, but I wanted to add a special touch!

Once you have everything just perfect, you will want to save your file.  Once you have it saved, go back and save it as a PDF.  This is very important so that the words will fit to scale when you go to enlarge/print your files!
Download everything to a flash drive and take it to FedEx Office/Kinko's.  Be sure to have your frames picked out and be aware of the size so that you can have them printed to fit.  My frames were 22 x 28.  I had them enlarged and printed right then and there on regular paper.  Just make sure and tell the employee how large you want them, they can do pretty much any size.  For all four copies, I paid under $10!! 

I am thrilled with the way it turned out and for under $70 total for the entire project this wall is complete! 

What do you think of them?  Is this a project you plan on trying!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Linking up  to these fabulous pages:
Savy Southern Style: Wow us Wednesday
Tatertots and Jello Link Party
Chic on a Showstring Decorating
Liz Marie Blog

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Our Christmas Tree

Since I have had so many inquiries about our tree, I wanted to share source information with you!

Here is the tree this year...not decorated yet, but it is in the works!  I really love the way the light reflects off the "snow".  I was on the fence about buying a flocked tree and I am so glad I went ahead with it!

Here is my personal review after owning it for 3 years!  It is flocked, so it can be a tad messy but it is not too bad.  I put it up, get it fluffed and then vacuum the mess.  Once I get all the ornaments on it, then I vacuum again.  It is pretty much the same task you have with the faux pine needles from other trees!  The "snow" tends to keep the branches from shedding!  We really like it and I would buy it again!!  For under $200, it is a great buy!

Here are some pictures from last year!  I cannot wait to decorate it this year!

Ignore the terrible lighting in this picture but it gives you a good idea of what the tree looks like decorated!

 I did the shopping for you and Amazon has the best price!
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