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Fourth of July-The Day Full of Red, White, and Blue Fun

Fourth of July-The Day Full of Red, White, and Blue Fun

Happy Fourth of July!!  We started our day off with a neighborhood parade (good grief…only I would wear pink shorts in a red, white, and blue parade), popsicles, and fun with friends…and it’s not over yet!  We hope you are having a wonderful holiday as well!! Please follow and like us:

It’s all about the gingham, baby…

It’s all about the gingham, baby…

The cherry blossoms are blooming, the sky is that perfect blue, and the weather is warm….it’s SPRING!  Finally!!! This spring, I can’t get enough gingham.  It’s classic, preppy, clean…and just plain cute.  So, in honor of the daffodils, bumble bees, and crazy amount of pollen, here is a roundup of some of my favorite bits of gingham. This adorable dessert table from “P […]

Goodbye, 2011…It’s Been a Fun Year.

Goodbye, 2011…It’s Been a Fun Year.

2011…what a year it’s been. I gathered pics of a few favorite moments (and projects) from the year.   May you all reflect on 2011 fondly and have an amazing start to 2012!  Happy New Year! Please follow and like us:

Merry and Bright

Merry and Bright

Ahhhh….welcome to my new blog.  I’ve made the transition to Wordpress and I now “own” my site.  Yaaaay!  I still have a lot to learn, but it’s a work in progress.  Also, it’s now easier for people to leave comments!  You don’t have to log in or have an account to comment.   So far, I’m happy with the transition. I […]

Make a Gift Tag out of a Christmas Ornament

Make a Gift Tag out of a Christmas Ornament

Sometimes, the way a present is wrapped is as exciting as a gift itself. For a recent birthday party, I came up with this fun way to add a gift tag to the box. I wrote the recipient’s name on a clear glass Christmas ornament with a kelly green paint marker. My original intention was […]

The Cutest Christmas Cookie Swap You Ever Did See

The Cutest Christmas Cookie Swap You Ever Did See

A good friend of mine hosted a Christmas Cookie Swap for our group of friends. While it was traditional in that we each baked one type of cookie and brought enough for each attendee, there was a quirky spin-the hostess would be giving out awards for Best Packaging, First to RSVP, Most Unique Cookie, Cutest […]

Decorating with Christmas Ornaments

Hello there. Remember me? I have been lost in a sea of monograms. I am trying to decorate for the holidays, bake cookies, ship monograms…and I keep trying to figure out how my house got so messy. Fa la la la la! But, nonetheless, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here. And […]

A Southern Christmas

Have you ever seen a home that was decorated in a way that just “stuck” with you? A home that inspired you so much, you thought about it long after seeing it? Meet my latest obsession. Southern Living did a story on the Christmas decorations of homeowner Genia Gilchrist, owner of Gilchrist-Gilchrist in Tennessee. I […]

The New Red and Green: A Moss Frame for Christmas

I know it’s a little early to start thinking about Christmas, but I just can’t help myself. I heard “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” on the radio this weekend and since then, I’ve had the FEVER. Watch out honey–the decorations are going to start making their way out of the attic very, very soon. […]

Fall and Winter Vase Fillers

It amazes me how simple things found in nature (like beans, cranberries, and pine cones) become as beautiful as floral arrangements when filling vases and apothecary jars. (Truthfully, I often prefer decorating a table this way.) At A Pop of Pretty, the creative layering of beans in complementary colors is simple and beautiful. Shown at […]

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