Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dressing Up a Glass Candle ~

This is a re-post, but I was thinking about teacher gifts and I thought something like this would be fun. I am all about the gift that can be used. And this would be a fun, inexpensive gift they could enjoy - and hey, the kiddos could help too (okay, probably not the hot glue part)!

I picked up this candle for $4.00 on sale the other day - I liked the fragrance, but the candle itself...blah.

So I decided to glam it up a bit. I peeled off the sticker - some might find this tedious, but for some reason I find it a tad bit therapeutic.

Here is it all ready to be dressed up.

I grabbed a bit of burlap and this crown that was once a napkin ring (thanks Mom). 

I hot glued the burlap on.

Hot glued the crown on and tada...

A $4.00 candle all dressed up!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

House Tour Tuesday ~

Thanks to Architectural Digest today we get to tour this fabulous home in Malibu. I just love the stone work, the weathered surfaces and the simple furnishings.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day 2011 ~


Now go recycle something and pass it on!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Baskets for Him ~

Holiday | Easter Inspiration

Do you give your sweetie an Easter Basket? I am always a sucker and love coming up with fun "basket" ideas for my hubby. 

Here is his basket from last year (note: my darling is a UW Husky fan)

I know it is last minute (but that is kinda how I roll) but here are a few fun ideas for "his" Easter Basket.

My hubby loves golf, so a range golf bucket would be fun to fill to the brim with golf accessories and jelly beans of course!

You can't go wrong with a grill basket for the bbq - sun, please come out!

If you man enjoys a cigar, an empty cigar box (he would probably prefer it filled) would be fun. You can pick up empty cigar boxes at your local cigar shop - they make great containers for craft supplies too!

How about for the bar, an ice/wine bucket.
I mean, who could say no to an ice bucket filled with peeps!

Just remember, it doesn't have to be a basket! It is also fun to switch up your kiddos baskets as well!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Outdoor Fountain ~

Garden | Landscape Inspiration

We are thinking of ripping up some of our moss lawn in our front yard and adding a simple water feature. Here in the Pacific Northwest, it is very easy for your lush green lawn to turn to soggy-boggy moss - now I am all for grass you don't need to mow, but really not quite the same! 

So in an attempt to reduce our lovely moss, I was searching around for some inspiration and found a few:

Friday, April 15, 2011

One More Bunny ~

Easter | Holiday Inspiration

So our final bunny, is also my favorite bunny. I am very much in the "less is more" state and I think this super simplified guy looks great. 

Simplified Bunny:

Yep, he is my favorite.  I love the colors, the textures and the fact there are only three pieces (except for the bunny of course). So, I hope you got some inspiration either for Easter or really for anything else. 


Creating all these bunnies was fun afternoon with my Mom - thanks Mom!
If you missed any, you can see them here, here and here

Have a terrific weekend!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Yes, Still More Bunny Love ~

Easter | Holiday Inspiration

Well up today is Radish Bunny, Mr. McGregor's Bunny and Playful Bunny.

Up first, Red Radish Bunny:

I saw these at the store, and instantly had to have them. Yes, I do enjoy radishes, but the bright colors made me feel Spring! I think this would be so great in big bunches down the center of the table. 

Here is our bunny straight from Mr. McGregor's Garden:

Who can resist carrots and bunnies? I mean really!

And last up, Playful Bunny:

This bunny just makes me want to sit at the kids table! The fun cheerful pastel eggs make me want to go and dye eggs. 

Okay, that is 9, just one more...

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

More Bunny Love ~

Easter | Holiday Inspiration

We are on day 2 of our Easter Inspiration! I am hoping these ideas and/or inspirations will get you in he mood for your Easter table.

Today we have Yellow Bunny, Woodland Bunny and Antique Bunny - are you ready?

First up, Woodland Bunny:

He is another one of my favorites. I love the rich colors and natural beauty of the sticks, nest and moss. And of course all is not complete without a hint of bling (another earring). This is a great way to bring in your own natural landscape right into your decor. You could easily add a touch of glam with a few beaded/jeweled candle holders.

 Second up, Yellow Bunny (I do believe appropriately named):

I think it would be super fun to stick to one color, yellow in this case. Yellow flowers, yellow faux eggs, yellow glittery butterflies, yellow Easter grass - all next to crisp white dishes.

And Antique Bunny:

  I am in love with the vintage postcard which you could easily use in lieu of place cards - The Graphics Fairy has a few great images for download. I think these Victorian-esque eggs are just perfect and the colors are a great match.

Stay turned for more bunnies tomorrow!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Bunny Love ~

Easter | Holiday Inspiration       

In hopes of getting you all in the mood for your Easter entertaining, my Mom and I decided to dress up this little guy in various themes - 10 to be exact! 
 Now, I realize that you might not have this exact bunny in your Easter decor, but I thought this would be a fun way to show a few different styles you could incorporate into your own decor. Oh, and everything I used I had on hand - so you don't have to go buy anything!

So today we will be starting with Vintage Bunny:

He is one of my favorites - I really like the rich color of the ribbon and the pop of the light blue egg. The vintage paper eggs would be great spread down a table with various stacked books, intermingled with several pastel blue eggs, maybe a hint of gold in a few candle holders and some rustic "Easter grass" to soften the edges.

Next up,  Elegant Bunny:

Again with the vintage paper but here with a touch of bling. I really like the combo of the creamy whites and sparkly jewels.

And lastly (at least for today), Romantic Bunny:

 This is definitely a very soft and very romantic look.  I love the look of the "faux" pearls and flowing ribbon and the sparkle of the rhinestones (is is actually an earring!) This would be great with a few tea lights and maybe a few pink jellybeans scattered about.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for more theme inspiration!


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