Simplified Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is on a Friday this year!  Yay!  I could eat Mexican food everyday.  Could you?  It’s my favorite.  Along with margaritas, sangria, Corona…you get the idea! Why not have a few friends over this year?  Below is a super easy way to make your table look more festive.  All I did was grab a few empty Corona bottles and fill them with Carnations!  Ole! (excuse the photo quality, this was years ago!) Grab some brightly colored serving…

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What happened to April?

April has flown by!  Sorry I have not posted in awhile!  I do have some pretty exciting updates for you. Yesterday I attended a creative women’s brunch.  It was for creatives like bloggers, artists, shop owners, photographers and many other female entrepreneurs. The venue was right up my alley.  Exposed brick and old chippy walls!  It was held at The Nest in Birmingham.  The perfect spot for a gathering like this.  The wood table tops with the white metal chairs made…

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Reese’s Room Redo

If you are following me on Instagram, you know I mentioned updating my six year old’s room.  When she changed to a big girl bed I was pregnant with our second and felt rushed to get it done.  I ordered a cute quilt and that was about it! Fast forward four years and my girl has grown into a self proclaimed “outdoors girl”.  We cannot keep her inside!  She loves animals-especially bunnies- flowers, dirt, and drawing.  She will still occasionally…

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Spring Home Tour

I’ve got good news!  I got a new camera!  Now I just need to learn how to use it.  Soon I will be bringing you lots of pretty eye candy!  For now, I’m sharing the rest of our home decorated for Spring. I added touches of green throughout which is my favorite.  Greenery can also last all the way through summer.  Most of mine is faux.  I cannot seem to keep an indoor plant alive!  What is it about bringing plants…

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Happy Spring and Fairy Gardens

Well it’s officially Spring!  Is it warm where you live?  It is feeling more like Spring here in Alabama.  In honor of the first day of Spring I thought I’d share with you the fairy gardens we made last year! These were so fun to make!  Don’t you just love miniature anything?  Fairies are surrounded with whimsy and imagination.  Watching my girls light up as we placed the furniture around and secret door by the tree was awesome.  I wish they really…

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DIY Moss Wreath

I love moss!  You love moss!  Everyone loves moss! I’ve been using moss in my spring and summer décor for years.  I’m noticing now that a lot of people are enjoying the bright green stuff in their homes.  It adds a ton of fresh color and texture to centerpieces, vases, bowls, fillers, just about anything.  Last year I made a super simple moss wreath for our mantle.  I apologize that there aren’t more pictures but I wasn’t blogging then.  Its…

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Our Easter Mantle

With Easter being later this year I felt like I had more time to decorate for the holiday.  Plus my girls love helping!  As much as I love neutrals, Spring is a time to bring in color.  I start missing color this time of year so it helps to have cheerful décor around the house.  Don’t be afraid to incorporate a little color in your surroundings! I like adding little touches all over the house but the mantle is what…

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What I Learned From Building a House Part 1: Paint

As many of you know we built our dream home a little over two years ago.  My husband is a home builder and has built several homes but this was the first time I had ever been involved in the process.  While it was a lot of fun, it can be a little overwhelming.  I thought I'd share with you some things I learned along the way.  Whether you are building or remodeling hopefully this will come in handy! I'm sure there…

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An Easter Garden

To celebrate Ash Wednesday the girls stayed home from school and after Mass we created our own Easter Garden!  I’ve seen several versions of these on Pinterest and always wanted to make one.  They are also called Resurrection Gardens.  It’s a great hands on way to tell your children about Jesus’ resurrection. First you will need a clay saucer and small pot. Turn your small pot on its side.  This will be your tomb. Next you will need some potting soil.  Fill…

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