My Fourth of July Faves

Howdy!  The 4th of July sneaked up on me this year!  Today I'm refreshing my front porch and enjoying some Wimbeldon and then will head to the pool if these thunderstorms let up.  And plan our eats for tomorrow's celebration. :) But I thought I'd round up some patriotic posts to share with y'all today, just in case you're in need of some inspiration. I'll be making these cookie bites tomorrow morning... they're our favorite sweet treat … [Read more...]

DIY Reindeer Table Runner

Hi everyone!  Wouldn't you know it, the busiest time to be taking photos and my camera won't talk to my computer right now.  Grrr.   Fortunately, I had just finished up loading photos from my latest DIY -- a sweet burlap table runner for your casual holiday table. :) #whew I love a good stenciling project, don't you?  If you follow me on Instagram,  you saw a little tease the other day... I'm so lucky to work with the good folks at … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed it: October

Oh my goodness.  November, y'all.   Over the weekend, I had to turn my heat on and we enjoyed our first fire of the season... well, the boys and I did anyway.  The hubs was off to enjoy his first weekend of hunting season.  So I got my craft on in a huge way and got my booth all squared away for our Holiday Open House later this week!  I'll share pics on Wednesday, but for today I'm recapping a very busy October.  Just in case you missed it. I … [Read more...]

How to Lengthen Drapes {the No Sew Way}

Hi there!  I'm still working through a little re-entry from my fab birthday weekend in the Big Apple and I can't wait to share my highlights later this week!  Thanks so much to Cassie for stepping in and sharing her Small Space Project on Monday -- I am now inspired to tackle my master closet in a big way!  And don't forget to enter my Happy Birthday/Blogiversary Giveaway... your odds are pretty good of winning at this point. :) Today I've got … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {June}

I'm having a hard time believing we're in July now!  My summer is flying by... and I really want it to just sllllooooowwww down a bit!  We were on the go in a major way last month, but I still squeezed in quite a few projects.  Hopefully I can get to even more in July -- and there are some fun things in store here on the blog in the next few weeks! In the meantime, here's a recap of June here at Decor & More... 1. Guest Room Details: … [Read more...]

DIY Burlap Flag Bunting

Good morning, friends!  I actually had a fairly relaxing weekend and am ready to enjoy another busy week -- how about you?  I spent time with my kids and a sweet neighbor poolside, got workouts in both days, enjoyed catching up on some reading and blogs, and worked on finishing up the console table.  Last night we took in two kids for the night while their parents finished up moving out of their house and into an executive apartment while they … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It {May}

I had to chuckle when I remembered writing about how crazy my month of May would be and that you might not see much of me on the blog during that month... ha!  I'm so thrilled to be into June when I can breathe a little, take stock of what projects I'd like to accomplish this summer, and catch up on blogging and reading. In case you missed some of these May moments, here's a look back! We squeezed in a lake getaway to recharge before … [Read more...]

DIY Burlap Moss Vases {a Dollar Store Project}

I love the Dollar Store.  A brand new one just opened up near my house and I could get lost finding great deals in there.  It was my first stop when I was preparing for my preschool Moms' Tea -- on the hunt for those simple glass cylinder vases.  I had a vision for this project... These were a big hit with my moms, especially since three of them got to take one home. :) Here's the how-to! Supplies you'll need: glass cylinder … [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...]

Spring Decor Silent Auction Item (Meeting My No Spend Challenge)

My youngest son is fundraising for an upcoming pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal with his church youth group.  This is my third pilgrimage in the last five years, so I'm experiencing a little fundraising burnout. Nonetheless, when they decided to do a silent auction and wine tasting this spring to help top off their funds, I agreed to contribute something for the auction, of course.  The hubs and I will be on our Caribbean junket at the time of … [Read more...]