I Can’t Resist… Vintage Tape Measure Wall Decor

Hello, friends... back today with a little something that caught my eye over the weekend!  It's been a while since I shared something I can't resist, but I was perusing some catalogs yesterday and came across this gem... Ballard Designs How sweet is that?  The set of two for $69 on Ballard's website I think these would be so cute in a child's room or hanging on the back of a bookcase.  They can hang horizontally or vertically. What say … [Read more...]

Neutral Fall Mantel

I'm a little late to the fall mantel party, but I wanted to do one nonetheless;  we spent a huge amount of time in our family room when we're home and with the leaves just starting to turn outside my windows I wanted the mantel to reflect the change of season too.    This year I wanted it to be neutral with lots of texture and I think I'm there... Sorry if the photos are a little dark;  we had massive storms that blew through yesterday … [Read more...]

Catalog Finds {the Outdoor Edition}

I don't know about y'all, but sprucing up my back deck has me perusing all those catalogs for more outdoor space inspiration... after all, the front porch could use a refresh, too!  So I thought I'd share some of the things that have caught my eye over the last week or so... links are underneath each photo.   I have to start with Grandin Road and this little sea horse table... Sea horse side table And this rug, if you're … [Read more...]

Haven 2013

I didn't think I could top my experience of Haven 2012, but Haven 2013 knocked my socks off!  Two amazing jam-packed days of reuniting with old bloggy friends, making new bloggy friends, and soaking up all kinds of wonderful nuggets of wisdom to make Decor & More a better place! The conference started off on a high note with an excited team welcome and opening address by the lovely Ana White! She gave us some fabulous advice for … [Read more...]

DIY Burlap Corkboard (and Happy Bday to “Us”)!

Howdy hoo!  Still working on my re-entry from our trip... :-P.  Man, this has been a looooong week, but a happy good one.  Yesterday, I celebrated my birthday with 14 Little People, my fabulous fellow teachers, and my family.  If you ever want to feel like a total ROCK STAR, celebrate your birthday with preschoolers. :)   March is also my blog's 3rd birthday!  I can't believe it's been so long, but it's been an amazing fulfilling … [Read more...]

My Christmas Mantel (for now!)

Hi gang!  Remember when I mentioned that my house was almost completely decorated?  Well, that's because I reserve the right to tweak. :-) Decorating a mantel is a lot like writing a paper -- you've got your ideas and you sort of loosely compile them.  Then you slap together a rough draft that has all the pertinent ideas, and might even have flashes of brilliance, but needs fine tuning.  Then you edit and rewrite.  And you might edit and … [Read more...]

Friday Happy: Catalog Finds {Ballard Designs} & a Little Giveaway

Confession:  I'm ready to decorate for Christmas. Maybe it's because I've got some Christmas things I've been working on for the booth.  Or maybe it's the cold mornings and fires in the fireplace.  Or the fact that gingerbread lattes have finally arrived at Starbucks??! Either way, I know my family will revolt if I break out the Christmas tree and decorate the mantel right now, so I'm holding off. So today, we'll go surfing through the … [Read more...]

Good Friday To You {This ‘n That}

Easter is upon us, friends!  I love what this holiday symbolizes: hope, new life, new beginnings. My dining room table is covered in supplies for various projects in the planning stages (can you say "crafter's ADD?"), so I did not do an Easter tablescape this year.  Well, that and I've been obsessed with getting my kitchen finished up.  Last year I pulled this one together quite simply, so you can read all about it HERE. Someday I'll be … [Read more...]

My Winter Mantle

Ahhhh... keeping my winter mantle super simple this year. Sorry for the little ceiling fan pull hanging down!  Yes, {gasp!} we have a ceiling fan in our family room.  :-)  If I want my pretty pillows to stay on the sofa, I had to concede something to the Y chromosomes in the household!  And yes, they are the only ones that ever turn it on.   Here's the low down: Mirror -- Ballard Designs (actually Ballards' Backroom, … [Read more...]

Catalog Finds {Ballard Designs}

It's back!  Our first Catalog Finds of 2012!  I love it when the catalogs start arriving again.  Sales and fresh ideas for winter/spring galore.  I try to allow a teeny bit in the January budget in case I can score a really great deal (or two) to get my decor mojo on. :)  One of my favorite catalogs for inspiration is Ballard Designs (but you already knew that), so feast your eyes on these... Nothing says Winter/Spring like Orchid in a … [Read more...]