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Bright and Cheery Spring Mantel

21 Mar
I’ve noticed that my sense of style for my home revolves around Alice.  Last year I went with soft pretty pastels, as Alice was still in toddler mode. She had a sweet soft squeaky voice.  She wore lots of soft pastels.  This year the sweet squeaky voice is a little bit more grown up.  She likes to wear bright happy colors.  She’s rambunctious, full of life and always happy.  She is definitely a CHEERY kind of girl.  I noticed all this last night while I was taking pictures of the mantel and thinking of last years.
I used an old sheet that once belonged to my precious nephew Khaleeq.  Khaleeq is now a precious angel in Heaven above.  With this, my wreath now has a sweet sentimental value doesn’t it?  My hubby gave me the idea to add the pom pom flowers and ladybugs.  I especially love the ladybugs, they are Alice’s favorite.  Her nursery was all ladybugs and she was even a ladybug for her first Halloween.  The wreath was just too small to hang on the shutters by itself.  So, I made a pennant banner from the sheet.  I love the way they look together. 

I plan on writing up a tutorial on how to make this wreath later this weekend.  It’s so easy, y’all will LOVE it! 

I use more of Khaleeq’s sheet and wrapped these candles.  I left the burlap on a couple of the candles I had decorated for Valentine’s day and added matching green flowers. 
I added our Bless this Family piece my hubby bought next to the candles. 
For the other side, I added an antique glass bottle that was once my Grandma’s, a couple little glass jars filled with green glass beads and tied with burlap, an Easter cross I found at Walmart and my newly painted candle holder (sometimes cake stand) with a sweet bright red ceramic bird on top. 
Here is my spring mantel all together!
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 What do y’all think??  I’m really happy with it!  Make sure you come back later this week to see how to make this cute wreath.

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Love My Valentine’s Mantel

26 Jan

I’m really happy with my mantel this year.  NOT that I didn’t love my mantel last year!!  But this year…I have a Silhouette (thanks again, Emily!!)!  I made the Love My Valentine’s bunting banner with the Silhouette.
Now, I have wanted to make a paper flower wreath like the famous Stephanie Lynn Paper Rose Wreath for over year now.  I FINALLY did it!!  With help from my Silhouette!  I never got around to cutting a zillion spirals from paper.  The Silhouette did it for me 6 at a time!!

Isn’t she amazing!!  I am in love!!  She looks great on the shutters, too.  I was going to take down the heart bunting but I kinda like it there with the wreath.

I added my Valentine ribbon candles which I made with Kassi of Truly Lovely’s tutorial.  The flowers are from my husband.  He gave them too me last week after he came back from a business trip.  It was so sweet.  And even sweeter that Alice kept looking at me with my flowers and saying “You’re getting married?”  I told her “I am married, I married your daddy”.  And she would giggle!!  Oh, those cute lil love bears are from the GW in AZ.  The Bless This Family Birds my husband picked out at Michael’s one night while I stood and stared at the beading aisle for an hour.

Red ceramic hearts are also from the GW in AZ.  The pretty wire candle holder I found 75% off at Bed Bath and Beyond a few weeks back.  It’s really pretty with a lit candle inside.  I love that it says Laugh and Dance at the bottom.  Makes me think of Alice.

I almost left my mantel like this, thinking it didn’t need a wreath.

Here is another before…

OH! And a before with a smiling “take my picture for your blog mommy!”….
Ya know, she plays on her kiddie laptop and says “I’m working on my blog” It’s TOO CUTE!!!

So, here is my Valentine’s Day Mantel!

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 What do y’all think??  Do you love it as much as I do??

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I’m linking up at Beth’s Valentine’s Day link party!!  Are you??

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Valentine’s Day Bunting Banner

19 Jan
I have a SILHOUETTE!!  YES!!  And I’m totally in love with it.  My Sister in Law Emily aka Decor Chick gave me her Silhouette SD!  So super nice, eh?  I have already began about 5 other projects with it.  Ya know, to add to the 50 or so I have going on right now!! 

I used my new Silhouette SD to cut the paper bunting, circles and letters for this banner. 

My banner says ❤ My Valentine’s.  I cut burlap and glued the paper bunting to it.  Then I made some folded paper pinwheels.  Glued a circle and letter to each pinwheel and then glued the pinwheel to the paper and burlap bunting.  I attached each flag to a piece of twine with hot glue.  Folded Paper Pinwheel Tutorial Here. 

I also cut out some hearts then lined them with burlap and used those in between the words.  I made a few smaller burlap lined hearts and a couple ribbon and burlap bows and adorned the rest of the banner with those. 

Do you remember Kassi’s SUPER CUTE AND EASY Candle Revamp?? If you don’t you should check it out!  I used it here, to make these cute Valentine’s Day candles. 

I originally had these on the banner, but it made it WAY TOO LONG.  So I cut them out and added the smaller hearts.  These guys were just too cute to toss so I made a small bunting banner for my shutters.  I have a Valentine’s Day Wreath in the making….

What do y’all think?  I love it!  I can’t wait to show y’all everything I’ve already started with the Silhouette SD! 
Thanks again Emily!!  Thanks everyone else for stopping by! 

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My Fall Mantel

21 Sep

YAY, for crafting again!!  It’s so exciting!  I’ve really missed it and missed blogging!!  I can’t wait to show y’all how I put this together!!  I’m totally loving it!!!  
FIRST, I scored all these goodies at Michael’s with their 50% OFF SALE!!!  

Then, my wonderful sister in law Teresa, gave me a couple shutters!  And so I painted one to use for the mantel.


Then I made a bunch of felt flowers, cut up a few of those fall floral sprays and started placing everything on a grapevine wreath.  Then placed things here and there on my mantel and VIOLA!!  My new fall mantel!! 



I am in love!!! Do you love it??


Here are a few close ups of the wreath.



and the mantel….

I made this fall garland from online stencils, construction paper and twine.
close up of the mantel goodies….

I got that cute fall plant from Anna’s Linens last year or 75% off, the candle is a Paula Dean candle from my Brother and his Wife, and that adorable harvest basket is from my recent trip to Michael’s.
 Those are the FIRST fallen pine cones of the season along with some little candles I had.  Now, it’s kinda hard to see but that is the shell or skeleton of an Ocotillo Cactus from North Mountain, AZ. David had grabbed it on one of our hiking trips in AZ. 
 I LOVE this banana leaf pumpkin basket I got from Michael’s. It’s it so cute!? I think that is my sisters candle and another of the Anna’s Linens fall plants. 
 I filled the banana leaf pumpkin basket with cinnamon scented pine cones and pumpkins also from Michael’s.

So, what do y’all think??  Do you love it as much as I do!?  My hubby helped me with the decorations too.  AND he came up with a super inventive way to hang the wreath.  He cut and shaped a wire hanger into a PERFECT hanger and it’s totally invisible too!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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