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Saturday, December 31, 2011

10 days

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Ten days to spend with our families in Southern Utah & Nevada!  

We so excited to be out in the west again :)  Hello, mountains - we've missed you!

I'm taking a much needed break from blogging while we are here :)

Happy New Year & see you when I return to SC :)

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Rug Sale

Need a little something to spruce up your bare floors??
This rug website has a ton of their rugs marked down 35%!  

If you don't need a rug or can't justify buying one right now (like me) it's still fun to browse and dream!

Cenon Confetti Multi Rug

Plymouth Marfil Ivory Rug
Satara Diamonds Navy Rug


Serendipity Modern Handmade Leopard Ivory Rug

Couture Floral Moderno Red Rug

Plymouth Whisky Peacocks Grey Rug


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas At My House

 Can you tell I have Christmas on my mind??  That's all the last couple of posts have been about!  That's okay, because after all Christmas is just 4 days away!


I wanted to show you some of the things I have done in our apartment for Christmas.  I really haven't done as much as I would like.  A lot of my stuff is still packed in boxes, since we are living here temporarily, and there just isn't a lot of spaces to set things.

But that's okay, right?  Easy clean up after the holidays!

My husband grew up with non-traditional Christmas Stockings made out of tube socks, since we won't be flying home until a week after Christmas I decided to attempt making some for our little family.  
They are like little Christmas overalls!

 Since there is no fireplace here I purchased a wooden dowel, wrapped
 ribbon around it & hung it on a lonely wall.

I put little ruffles on the 'arms' and backside of mine & my daughters because we are girly-girls!

 I think they turned out cute, and will be one of those things our kids will love when they get pulled out of the box each year for Christmas!

Remember the post I did right before this one about using my leftover cranberries from Thanksgiving?  Well, I decided to string them & drape them from our dining table chandelier with a few ornaments I didn't put on the tree this year.

Disclaimer:  I did not pick out the outdated brass chandelier, it came with the apartment!



There you have it - my festive cranberries!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Using Leftover Cranberries from Thankgiving

Aren't these cranberry topiaries darling?  

I have some left over cranberries from Thanksgiving that I need to use up in some way.  I am thinking of incorporating them into a centerpiece for Christmas Eve.  Not sure if I have enough to do this though...

For directions to make these topiaries click on the link below the photo.


This would be really simple and easy to do, 
and you don't need a whole lot of creativity for this one! 
 Nuts, lime rings, or red and white striped candies could also be added.
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Stringing them could also be another option...

And then doing something like this could be pretty.

Hmmm...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Whats really important in life

Sometimes in life there are things more important to post about than interior design...
like Christmas Sugar Cookies :)


Don't be jealous of my mad cookie decorating skills with a butter knife and zip lock bag!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Glass Chandeliers: Love It or Hate It??


I've been drawn to large interior lanterns lately.  I love the structured and bold presence they create in a space.

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Minimal Glass Lantern

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Morgan 4-Light 16" Wide Deep Bronze Pendant Light

What do you think?  Would you put one in your home?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Just in time for Christmas

Yesterday, I happened to find a website that I loved.  It's called One Kings Lane.  On this website are home decor items that are marked down from various retailers.  Everyday/week the selection changes and different items are available.  I saw some beautiful things!  Here are a few of the 'bling-bling' items that I 'oohed & awed' over.  Some out of my price range, but I can dream...

Fiori Centerpiece

Set of 2 St. Petersburg Napkin Jewels

Canvas 7
Egg Bowl, Large


Pinecone Ornament

Et Al S/6 Band Tapers, White/Gold

It seems like a fun website...could be addicting!