Celebrating our Moms {Preschool Moms’ Tea}

I'm still alive, with a nasty head cold to show for my crazy week.  But yesterday was a sweet and special day at the preschool, when we hosted our moms for our annual Moms' Tea.  It was simple fare of cupcakes, tea, and coffee, but they enjoyed taking it all in.       The brown books are scrapbooks of art projects from the school year -- one for each month -- plus a couple of sweet little Q & As … [Read more...]

Inspiration for your Thanksgiving Table…

  Thanksgiving week is here!  The shopping lists are being compiled and hopefully the baking has begun... time to celebrate family, friends, and blessings.  If you've waited until now to plan your table scape, don't fear!  The best inspiration this time of year can be found in Mother Nature herself...  look what I've compiled to get your creative juices flowing!   Source: savvysouthernstyle.net via Heidi on … [Read more...]

DIY Mirrored Pumpkin {Neutral Fall Table Details}

I'm so enjoying this touch of fall in my newly painted and decorated dining room! The traditional fall colors just wouldn't feel right in this space, so I broke out my white ceramic pumpkin I bought at Target several years ago, and a spray-painted dollar store pumpkin I shared last fall.  I added in some silk ivy on my silver footed tray and the French sheet music candles I made for Valentine's Day.  The vellum has a beautiful warm creamy … [Read more...]

Neutral Fall Tablescape

Whew, a busy weekend... tailgating in Athens and taking in the UGA game (Go Dawgs!).  If you follow me on Instagram (heidiopia), you were treated to all kinds of pics from the fun!  Thank goodness for a gorgeous late summer day... and tickets in the club level seating. :-) Sunday I finally got motivated to bring a little fall into my home and I created a neutral fall tablescape in the dining room. A girl's gotta start somewhere, … [Read more...]

Preschool Cupcakes and Coffee with Mom…

Last week we celebrated our preschoolers' moms with a Cupcakes and Coffee spread.  This event is a lot of work, but the kids and the moms love it so much, I always feel that it is completely worth it!   So I thought you might enjoy a sneak peek of my "other" job... The tables are decorated with the children's gifts for mom:  scrapbooks of art collected over the entire year!  We save one project each month, then mount them and compile … [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...]

Easy Peasy Burlap Runner {DIY}

I've been up to my elbows in the beast of a paint job that is my Mom Cave all weekend.   For a while there, I thought I'd bitten off more than I can chew -- all the picture moldings, chair rail, plus the dark purple paint... it's been quite the project!  But, man, is it looking good!!  Can't wait to show you soon... In the meantime, I thought I'd share my easy tutorial on the burlap runner from my Fall tablescape. I picked up a yard … [Read more...]