In DIY on
October 13, 2016

DIH Seasonal Character Door Hanger with Home Depot

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Hi loves, Who is up for a party…a virtual party that is. Sooo excited that I get to reveal one of the most charming project so far this year that I’ve done with The Home Depot. When I found out I was going to be making a seasonal character door hanger, I was so happy because Christmas is my favorite time of year and this darling snowman will easily fit into my upcoming holiday decor ideas. All of us bloggers participating, were given an inspiration photo to go by (the one right above). We could customize our character and make it our own in any way we wanted.

I headed to Home Depot and was quite delighted to find they had all the chalk paint colors I needed for his hat and body (the white and gray in the American Decor line) as well as acrylic paint to paint on his eyes, carrot nose and smile. I wasn’t sure of everything I was going to do to my little rustic snowman. Well, after I finished putting him together, I decided I would make a small modification to his hat with a piece of reclaimed barn wood to add a small rustic feel to him. Voila. He was all done. I’m super happy with how he came out!

So if you want to have the cutest little snowman in your neighborhood hanging on your front door, then you have to make this project…it’s so easy and quick and super fun.

I said it before and I’ll say it again, Home Depot never fails when it comes to inspiring us DIYers. They have workshops at all of their locations for you do-it-yourselfers out there and they are all FREE!!! You can visit to learn more.

You can attend your local Home Depot’s workshop and make your very own snow man or other seasonal character door hanger, like a santa for example, after this virtual party. It’s a fun time to grab some girlfriends and make it a girls night out!

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Thursday October 20th, 2016

06:30 PM – 08:00 PM


Remember to hop on over to see these four fabulous and talented ladies


and these other blogs and attend The Home Depot virtual party and see how they DIH’d and styled their very own seasonal character door hanger.

Live Laugh Rowe

The Turquoise Home

Cherished Bliss


Refresh Restyle

The Creative Mom

My Sister’s Suitcase

My Love 2 Create

Sweet Charli

Not Just A Housewife

Domestically Speaking

Lovely Etc

Redhead Can Decorate

Yesterday on Tuesday

Elizabeth Joan Design

The Rustic Life

One Artsy Mama

Tonality Designs

She Leaves A Little Sparkle

Our Vintage Nest

All Things Thrifty

Our Thrifty Ideas

Junque Cottage

The Crafted Sparrow

Sweet Rose Studio

Sponsored by The Home Depot.



In DIY on
October 11, 2016

Home Depot DIH Seasonal Character Virtual Party


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Hi Loves, it’s Monday and the week is going to be a busy one getting ready for the move. So much to do…so little time. Fall is here and bustling in all its glory, from enjoying season apple cider to seeing loads of pretty ornamental pumpkins. Even though Fall has just begun, winter will be nipping at our heels here in New England soon enough. Wouldn’t it fun to head out and make something that is fun and seasonal? Well I’m happy to announce that I’ve partnered up with the Home Depot again to help spread the love about their DIH Workshops.

It’s party time once again! On Monday, October 17th, myself and 4 other talented bloggers will be participating and sharing our personalized versions of a Seasonal Character Door Hanger. We’ll be sharing our final projects with you as well and I can’t wait to see how everyone’s comes out.

The project is super easy and this is something you will be able to use both indoors and out.

Home Depot workshops are super fun and they offer different workshops. They have workshops at all of their locations for you do-it-yourselfers out there and guess what… they are all FREE!!! You can visit to learn more. The cool thing about their workshops is that they have DIY ones, DIH ones and ones even for kids (how cool is that)! Did you know they had one for kids? Me neither! What a fun way to spend sometime learning with your children. Check out these two other DIH projects I did with Home Depot HERE (Beverage Station) and HERE (Hanging Gutter Planter)

You can attend your local Home Depot’s workshop and make your very own character door planter after the virtual party. Grab some girlfriends and make it a girls night out!


Thursday October 20th, 2016

06:30 PM – 08:00 PM


Don’t forget to tune in next Monday for our Virtual Party were you will find the reveal of my final project and links to the projects of these other talented ladies and others.

Amy : Tonality Designs

Summer : She Leaves A Little Sparkle

Alicia : Our Vintage Nest

Amy : One Artsy Mama

I acknowledge that The Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in this program. As a part of the program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purpose of promoting The Home Depot. All opinions above are my own and my experience with the product and brand.  

In DIY on
September 30, 2016

Home Depot Harvest Style Challenge Mudroom Reveal


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Well well the day is here loves! I’m so excited to inspire you all today with my Harvest Style mudroom reveal! It was so much fun taking classic fall items and putting them together in a fashion that is so TRL. At first I thought about making over the front door area of the house, but instead, I thought the mudroom would be a better fit because people actually use the mudroom more to enter the house rather than the actual front door. I wanted lots of color and texture (y’all know I love texture) and I did that using, mums corn stalks and more…

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Don’t you just love all the texture in the this photo! I had to sneak it this little squirrel. He was just so cute and wanted to be a part of it all.

the home depot style challenge

This corner of the room was just high enough to use cornstalk. I think they are so beautiful and I just love how much texture and height they add visually to a space. There is much more to this room so head on over to the The Home Depot blog, to learn a super easy DIY trick on transforming a planter pot and see the rest of the mudroom! Items provided by the The Home Depot


In DIY on
September 30, 2016

Home Depot Harvest Style Challenge

Hi Loves! It has been a while since I’ve done a blog post. I took the summer off for so many reasons but am so happy to be back at it! I have so much in store for the blog from a new design to fresh content. I’m happy to be apart of this years Home Depot Style Challenge. I’m really not to much into Halloween, but anything that has to do with the fall…count me in 🙂 I figured I’d make the mudroom welcoming in a rustic fall style since that is the entrance to the home. Have you started decorating your front porch/entrance/door yet? Well stay tuned tomorrow for the full reveal of the mudroom. For now, here is a sneak peak.

In Entertaining on
July 12, 2016

Wine Dinner Party With Sequoia Grove

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Tips for Throwing A Wine Dinner Party

Summer time is the perfect time to entertain friends and family and host a wine dinner party. With that said, I invited some blogging friends, Yinka of Yours Truly Yinka, Rachel of Pinteresting Plans, and Nonee of Noneesworld along with some friends for a wine dinner party with Sequoia Grove. Let me tell you, I love wine, but a great, wait…EXTRAORDINARY bottle of wine has this girl doing cartwheels, handstands and all sorts of happy dances (ummm lets be real, I can’t do cartwheels and handstands, BUT) I truly do enjoy a well developed bottle of wine.

For the wine dinner party we enjoyed both a red and white wine from Sequoia Grove. Sequoia Grove is a family-owned winery located in the heart of Napa Valley’s Rutherford. Their consistent philosophy of making wines with varietal character that are reflective of the land helped establish Sequoia Grove as one of the premier Cabernet Sauvignon producers in Napa Valley. The one thing I have to say, is that I have enjoyed fine wine for years now. I was pleasantly surprised with how smooth both the Cabernet Sauvignon!!! There were no harsh tannins and EVERYONE at the wine dinner party talked about how awesome and smooth it went down. The Chardonnay was so crisp and refreshing. I swear Sequoia Grove must be some sort of hidden gem because I hadn’t heard much about them. My oh my this wine is now on the top of my “do you know where…” list when I head to the wine store next.

If you want to throw your own wine dinner party, here are some simple and easy tips to making it a smashing success.


TIP #1. Make it special and set the mood. From the napkins to the plate chargers to scented candles and flowers. You want your guest to feel welcome and that you took the time to make the evening special for them. // Napkins – Ralph Lauren from HomeGoods // Plate Chargers from Pier 1

wine dinner party

wine dinner party

TIP #2. Serve food that pairs well with the wines you are serving. That night I served chicken to accompany the white wine and brisket for the red meat to accompany the red wine.


Also served were classics like crackers and cheese and Mozzarella/Tomato and Basil salad (Thank you Ryan) it was delicious!

TIP #3. Offer a variety of wine. I served BOTH red and white as you never know which variety of wine your guests prefer.

wine dinner party

wine dinner party

My friends jokingly call me Martha lol…but, if you follow some of these easy entertaining tips, you too will make your next wine dinner party one that your guests won’t forget.

This post was sponsored on behalf of Sequoia Grove via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.

In Chronicles on
July 12, 2016

Weekend Recap: Summer Garden Rustic Wedding Inspiration

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Hello loves. If you follow me on snapchat you would remember when I was working on a collaboration shoot with the talented Madison of Madison Abbey Photography. It’s a fun and creative way to spend the weekend I say. This beautiful Summer Garden Rustic Wedding Inspiration photoshoot was put together in just a few weeks with a BIG problem that we over came on the exact day of the shoot. God is soooo good! There are no words to describe just how beautifully she captured all the pretty garden inspiration. If you have a rustic inspired wedding coming up next year, I hope you find inspiration in what we did!

Summer Garden Rustic Wedding Inspiration

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Floral Design + Styling: The Rustic Life

Makuep: Sandra Downie

Table: West Elm

Chairs: Restoration Hardware

Silk Ribbon: Tono & Co.