Posts Tagged ‘holiday decor’

How about a little fireplace for your Friday?  Now, we will not be turning it on since we have reached the 90 degree mark in Phoenix, but here it is…all dressed up in her spring decor (;  Oh, yes…of course I had some other plans but I tuckered out pretty quickly and this is what I was left with.  You get the idea, a little Target…a little Homegoods and I’m done!!  Hope you all have  a great weekend!!  xoxo~rebecca


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So last week was a wash for posts…sorry ):  Lots going on in the Propes home in preparation for Blake’s 1st birthday party.  I will have so much to share towards the end of this week…the party was a blast!!  Stay tuned….but in the meantime here is a little peek on a DIY project I tackeld among all of the party planning and  orders I am knee deep in.

I was inspired by my blogging friend Amanda of Shindig…she made a fun advent calender and and I wanted to do the same.  I changed it up just a tad by adding fabric scraps along with the ribbon.  Ok…chicks…super easy…if you can use a pair of scissors and tie a knot…you are golden!!!  I busted out my pinking shears and went to work….I haven’t touched these babies since design school!! (;

Here are the deets:

Supplies: pinking shears, scissors, fabric scraps, ribbon, mini knitted ornaments – found at Target for $2 each, and twine

Time: 30 min

1) Cut twine to desired length 2) cut 6″ & 8″ pieces of ribbon and fabric with pinking shears and regular scissors.  3) tie your cut pieces on to the twine…I place an ornament every 4-6 pieces. 4) hang in desired location

Really…is it that simple???  YES!!!  I used the same colors that would coordinate with the rest of my holiday decor.  If I had more time, these fabulous-fresh-fun stands of fun would be all around my house!!!

Oh…I almost forgot…the advent part…the ornament that I purchased are little knitted stockings and mittens…perfect to stick a little note from santa or treat in!!  I purchased 12…to signify the “12 days of Christmas”  and… to lessen the amount of candy my kids receive in a given period of time (;  If you want to add numbers to your advent calender… you can do that too, I left mine blank.

I aslo used ribbon in colors that coordinated with the rest of my holiday decor.  So here it is!    I hope this inspires you to go and make your own version!!

p.s. This may even make an apprerance in Blake’s party!!

So fun and festive…tee-hee!!    Ok…as soon as I get pics back I will show ya’ll what I have been up to!! 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!!




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

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



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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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