Christmas Mantel 2013

December 23, 2013 by 9 Comments

I showed you my Red, White, and Aqua Christmas Tree — ready to see the Christmas Mantel 2013!?!  I want my babies to have memories of Christmas being  happy and fun — that means a colorful family Christmas Tree.   And more color on the …continue reading

DIY Burlap Garland – Interchangeable

September 24, 2013 by 2 Comments

If you saw my Fall Mantel you may have noticed my favorite DIY Burlap Garland!  I love adding banners to my mantel, hutch, mirror — all over the house!  It’s such a fun and simple way to make a holiday or event special!  About six …continue reading

Fall Ideas for the Mantel

September 24, 2013 by 20 Comments

The weather was perfect in New Jersey/NYC (on my first business trip) last week!  The weather was so crisp in the evenings I probably could have used a scarf.  There’s so much to still be updated on our new traditional forever house, but a mantel …continue reading

Calm and Cozy Christmas Mantel

November 30, 2012 by 46 Comments

Growing up, I spent weeks traveling through Europe and ever since, I’ve always been enamored by simplicity of style.  After a year of busyness and rush I decided to close our year with a Calm and Cozy Christmas Mantel! There’s nothing prestigious or flashy on …continue reading

Fall Mantel Decorations

September 25, 2012 by 53 Comments

It’s that time of year again.  Time to start thinking about Fall Mantel Decorations.  As I was putting together my fall wreath, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my extra mini-pumpkins!  An adorable little garland for my mantle.  I love how it’s …continue reading

Spring Chic Picket Mantel

May 24, 2012 by 34 Comments

I was ready for a little mantel decor change, I’m calling this my… Spring Chic Picket Mantel I used things I have around the house, most of these items may look familiar to you!  I just listened to a conference call about Reduce-Reuse-Recycle – SO …continue reading

Family Room {Mantel}

January 11, 2012 by 33 Comments

√ Recycle – Recycled Fence Art √ Anthropologie-ish SUPER SWEET vase. √ Oliver Accessorized. √  10×14 Moroccan Area Rug. √ Mantel Complete    Here’s what I showed you last night.   And after my initial little freak out moment {which tends to be my first …continue reading

Flower Vase {Anthropologie Inspired}

January 6, 2012 by 42 Comments

Once January hits I get in the mood for simplicity and tranquility {not that I’m saying that’s where my house is YET EVER!}  I just need a little bright and cheery this time of year when its dark and drab outside!  I was walking through …continue reading

Modern Country Christmas Mantel

December 7, 2011 by 39 Comments

In my front rooms, I like a combination of mostly white dreamy decor with a bit of rustic flair so the boys don’t completely become repulsed.  In my family room, I’m all about comfort and simplicity, sort of a modern country mix.  Have you seen …continue reading

Recycling Old Fence Boards

December 6, 2011 by 17 Comments

Along with just about everything else in this original 1950s rancher, the fence had definitely seen better days!  We replaced along the side yard, but since our next door neighbor has a rather feisty dog that wants to come play with our dog, we’re not …continue reading

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