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Well, my tree is not up yet…we get a real tree so I try to hold off just a little even though I am coming unglued with excitement to get it up and decorated.  For the first time EVER I am considering a fake tree (thanks to my friend Leah) just so I can get the house holiday dazzled early (;

The only thing I have managed to dress up with holiday decor so far is my fireplace mantel.  It is now officially complete!!  Woohoo!!  Oh…of course there are miscellaneous festive do-dads, trinkets, and what-nots throughout mi casa, but until it is complete I will not be snapping any pics of those areas.  So yesterday I shared with ya’ll a peek at the DIY glitter trees I attempted from the  tutorial I saw over at eighteen 25 and the my FREE Holiday Print HERE.  Today we are expanding…the glitter trees are complete, the fireplace is dunzo and there is a new holiday print available.  This one is super cool…I apologize I can’t offer it as a freebie );  reason being, it is customizable…but…I am offering it on special thru this week for $5.00 for the digital file!!!

Inspired by one of my favorite ALL-TIME fabric patterns I needed to create something utilizing this fun, classic check…houndstooth!!  LOVE IT!!    Here is view at my completed fireplace project and the NEW print available!!

 

 

Like it?  Want one for a frient or your fam?  Get it HERE!!!

Thanks for stopping by!! xoxo~rebecca

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Ok…It’s official!  It is December 1st and the “official” countdown to Christmas has begun!  In honor of this joyous occasion, I wanted to create a digital piece of holiday love for all of my fab friends and fans (;  So I was also poking around the blogosphere and saw a this ADORABLE glittery tree DIY over at eighteen 25 via my party friend Kim of The Celebration Shoppe.  I knew that this would put the final touches on my holiday decor, so I had to try it!!  Prior to attempting the fun project…adorning my mantle were two tinsel-y trees and some framed holiday prints.  These glittery trees are a MUCH better option!!  My trees are not quite complete yet (still need some more glitter) but in order to showcase the art I thought they would make a great prop against it.

Here are my “almost complete” trees (;

Here is what the art print looks like….and of course there was inspiration….

Ah…the inspiration!  I purchased these pillows from Target last year.

Here is another project I have been working on….some holiday signs.  I printed these out on matte photo paper.  I am going to mount the on foam board and hang them with ribbon to finish off my holiday look.  I promise to post the completed pics!!

Alrighty!!!  Here is the  link to download your FREE 8.5×11 or 11×14 holiday print AND the link to make your own glittery trees!!

HOLIDAY PRINT 8.5×11

HOLIDAY PRINT 11×14

GLITTERY TREES

***I recommend printing this on Matte Photo Paper***

If you opt for the 11×14 size…Costco can do oversized poster prints!!

ENJOY!!

 

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This holiday season Project Nursery asked their contributors to make a list of five of our favorite things to share with everyone.  Here is a peek at one of my must-haves that made the cut…to see the other items head on over!!  Click HERE!

{Cake by Petunia Pickle Bottom Society Sachel Diaper Bag in French Gooseberry Cake}


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I get design questions from time to time…and I though it would be fun to start sharing those q & a’s with all of you!!  I was recently asked about coffee table options.  Here is my solution…the ottoman!  This little nifty piece of furniture is super functional…here is why substituting an ottoman for a coffee table is awesome!!

1. No sharp corners – a great way to add a kid-friendly piece of furniture to your living space

2. Need extra storage – opting for a storage ottoman gives you extra storage to stash extra blankets, toys, magazines, etc…

3. Break it up – try using 4 cube ottomans to create one, this gives you various options…a foot rest for many guests, extra seating if needed?

4. Dress it up – slipcovers are a great way to either protect your upholstered ottoman or change the look entirely.  Plus, most slipcovers are washable!!

5.  Paint optional – living in an apartment or rental?  Having an upholstered ottoman is another way to bring color, pattern, or texture into your living space.

Pictured below are a few ottomans is various styles and price points…skirted, footed, casters, storage, etc…I love any furniture piece that can serve more than one purpose.  An ottoman offers that solution, not only is it multifunctional…it’s stylish!

Top clockwise: West Elm – Essex Upholstered Ottoman, Pottery Barn – Lewis Cube,

Ballard Designs – Castered Ottoman, Target – Waldemere Storage Bench

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If  you are faced with the design dilema of having to bunk baby with toddler and stuck for ideas??  Scoot on over to Project Nursery to see my latest post HERE with all the deets!!

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Ahhh…October 1st!   Today is the day I bust out all of my halloween decor and welcome the upcoming holiday season.  It’s like the kick off for the end of the year.  Halloween is quite possibly one of my most favorite-est holidays EVER!!  It may perhaps have something to do with my insane love for *c-a-n-d-y*…bring on the candy corn, caramel apples & festive decor!!  Before kids, I “liked” to decorate (and buy candy) for the holidays…now with kids…there is even more reason to go all out (and  buy candy)…LOL!   So I thought it was appropriate to get this party started.  Here are some fun photos for decorating your house or setting the scene for a spooktacular soiree!

1. fancy up your entryway with some frightful flair!

2. set a kid-sized table for a ghoulish gathering

photos 1 &2 via Pottery Barn Kids

3. spooky not your thang…how about some silvery sophistication?

4. sweet treats?  ummm…yes please!

5. these pumpkin favor bags…perfect!

photos 3, 4 & 5 via Martha Stewart

and who can resist a cupcake that is dressed up like a spider??! (: not me!!

Spider cupcake holder from Crate&Barrel

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This was quite possibly the most neglected room in my house…I swear!  Six years of hmmm…let’s call it procrastination?  The design for our master bedroom was a vision for a VERY long time, too long!  I wanted a room that was a reflection of me & my personality…and for my husband?  He loves it!…or so he says.  That may be his way of stopping the design A.D.D madness.  He just lets me do my thang.  Here are a few items that were on my wish list; Anthropologie-ish glam, damask, a little shabby with a lot of chic, pink, a cute chair, a fun patterned rug, bright white bedding, pops of color, etc…the list goes on and on.  The one thing that is totally missing would be a fabulous chandelier…to bad we live in Phoenix and a ceiling fan trumps my chandelier…wah-wah!  We also had to incorporate my work space into our bedroom.  It is not the ideal choice of location, but we have run out of space and have relinquished said square footage to  footie-wearing-pajama-people that reside here with us.

So after a little rearranging, a few pillows, and some DIY art, we finally have a bedroom I love and I am not embarrassed to share (:

My desk chair…I love it!

Fun pillows add color & texture

DIY Art

Fresh Chick Design Studio Headquarters…LOL!

My work space integrated into our bedroom

I have always LOVED my armoire, it just never felt like part of the room…now it belongs!

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