Last summer I started hunting down pieces of milk glass at garage sales and antique stores. I found my first vase at a garage sale for $1! I was so pumped that these beautiful vintage pieces could be collected so inexpensively. I probably have about 25 pieces of milk glass now and am still collecting. I love the way it can be visually complex, yet so simple. The textures really compliment each other when layered with other pieces. Beautiful ... Read More about Adding a Vintage Touch With Milk Glass
Happy Monday! Did this weekend fly or what? My sister came up from Indy this weekend, which was very fun! She babysat for Miss L on Saturday night, which was aaaamazing. Miss L got some "Auntie Lisa" time, and Jared and I got a night out on Saturday night! I remember when every Saturday was a night out....*sigh*.Oh well! All these Saturday nights at home have given me lots of craft and project time! One such project was this cute crate.Here is ... Read More about $2 Crate + A Little Paint
Miss L and I had some errands to run yesterday. We stopped at TJ Maxx, and I sort of shopped. I say "sort of" because I didn't end up with a darn thing for myself. I did snap a few pictures of some awesome party supplies that I saw. If you're planning a child's birthday party, or a shower, you need to stop at a TJ Maxx or Marshall's. They have recently started carrying corresponding cupcake wrappers and toppers. How stinkin' cute are these? I ... Read More about I Went Shopping..Sort Of.
Even though Miss L won't be turning one for about another month and a half, I've started making decorations for her birthday party. The theme: Vintage Cupcake (and no, the cupcakes themselves will not be vintage)! We will be serving cupcakes in lieu of cake and there will be many vintage touches. I am making tissue paper rose bouquets for the dessert table and maybe the mantel (?) Not sure yet! See a tutorial on making tissue paper flowers.I found a beautiful ... Read More about Sneak Peak: Miss L’s First Birthday Party
You know when you have a vision of how you want your decorating project to turn out? Well, in this case, I had no idea which direction I was going. I just knew that I was going to spray paint some pumpkins and dig around in my bin of fall decorations to achieve some sort of fall mantel that was cute. Mission accomplished! I love the way these metallic pumpkins catch the light and add a touch of glam to the mantel. I jammed carefully placed craft sticks down the ... Read More about Fall Mantel and My First Link Party!