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They’re Living in High Cotton

They’re Living in High Cotton

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It’s a Southern term.  “Living in high cotton,” that is.  Cotton is such a staple of Southern history…sadly, I remember tuning out many a middle school history lesson regarding the importance of cotton in the South.  It’s funny…now as an adult, I have a genuine obsession with raw, natural cotton stems.  They are GORGEOUS to decorate with and [...]

A Bridal Luncheon for a Southern Belle

A Bridal Luncheon for a Southern Belle

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I was lucky enough to be asked by the North Mecklenburg Women’s Club to decorate a table for the ‘Over the Tabletop’ event at the Peninsula Country Club. I was so excited to be able to participate.  I deliberated over my theme for quite a while, finally choosing to design ‘A Bridal Luncheon for a [...]

DIY Vintage Dress Form

DIY Vintage Dress Form

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For years I have been salivating over the idea of purchasing a vintage dress form.  At the going rate of $500, I simply couldn’t bring myself to do it.  Seriously though…look at these pictures!  Aren’t they gorgeous?  A vintage dress form has the ability to add an air of chic sophistication to a room.  I. HAD. TO. HAVE. ONE. I was [...]

Adorable Candle Accents for Under $10

Adorable Candle Accents for Under $10

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For any party, it’s important to give attention to the small things. I truly believe the little details make a party go from good to great. The best part is that it’s so easy to do without spending a ton of money. Candles bring a certain amount of “sparkle” to a party…they are a necessity. I [...]

The Wooden Silhouette

The Wooden Silhouette

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Southern Nest Silhouettes The silhouette.  It’s classic, elegant, and has an air of vintage sophistication.  Suddenly, I am obsessed.  After browsing different options for having a silhouette made of little B (for myself and as Christmas presents for the grandparents) I knew I wanted an updated spin on the traditional silhouette portrait. It all started [...]

When In Doubt, Paint Some Polka Dots On It.

When In Doubt, Paint Some Polka Dots On It.

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In gearing up for my fall decorating, I knew I wanted to put a whimsical spin on my front door. My favorite form of whimsy? Black and white polka dots. I cannot get enough of them. I decided to put the pattern on some boring terra cotta pots.  In the right situation, I love an [...]

An Apple A Day….

An Apple A Day….

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The other day, B and I popped into Dollar Store to browse for some goodies for his upcoming THIRD (can you believe it?!?) birthday party!  We are having his little buddies over to do an “Almost Campout” in our backyard.  They are too little to truly camp out, but he loves the idea.  I am [...]

Chalkin’ It Up: Make a Chalkboard with a Vintage Frame

Chalkin’ It Up: Make a Chalkboard with a Vintage Frame

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Sometimes, when I walk into a thrift store hunting for “treasures,” I just hit gold.  Luckily, that is exactly what happened to me a few weeks ago.  I was visiting a ReStore (just killing some time) and my eye fell on a fabulous, HUGE Syroco framed print.  I bought it immediately (left the print there in [...]

Make a Growth Chart….because they’re getting taller by the second

Make a Growth Chart….because they’re getting taller by the second

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The other day, little B reached up onto the counter and pulled down a tray that I had pushed back into his “no reach” zone.  Argh…he must’ve grown overnight and now I’m going to need to find a new spot for those very tempting, breakable objects.  And then it hit me…he was getting taller and I [...]

Lollipop Tutorial-Candyland Birthday Party

Lollipop Tutorial-Candyland Birthday Party

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Pin It I have received several requests and e-mails asking how to make the giant Candyland lollipops I made for B’s Candyland First Birthday Party.  I finally made the tutorial!  Here it is, step by step, complete with pictures. Tools for one “Lollipop”: Hot glue gun Spray Adhesive (found mine in a craft store)  Red Duct Tape (found [...]

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