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Easter Decor Idea

Yes, it’s Good Friday, but it’s also the last day of spring break for my kids and I must admit, I can’t wait for school to start next week! My five and two year old are up at 6:30 and by 7:30 I’m hearing–I’m bored, let’s do crafts! By 10, I’ve run out of things to do and by 2 the whole is a disaster and my mind is mush. I was thinking of having them dye eggs for Easter, but then I remembered when they painted bunnies with my mum a few weeks ago and add a baby and a total lack of sleep to the mix and thought maybe I wasn’t ready for that particular project (call me a wuss, I’m fine with admitting that!) Then I was watching the Today Show and saw this adorable idea for an Easter centerpiece–now this is something that they’d love and we can make a whole afternoon out of it!

Brit + Co

Brit + Co

Brit + Co

Brit + Co

Brit + Co

Brit + Co

Tomorrow morning, we’ll head to the grocery store and pick up the eggs and flowers and the kids will love it! Here’s where you can get instructions for this one: Brit + Co. You could also do a little individual one in a little egg holder for each person at the table. So cute.

You can see a few other fun ideas here from Brit + Co. Have a great weekend!

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A Little Pink for Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Even if you don’t have a big appreciation for this Hallmark Holiday, who doesn’t like pink…ok, plenty of people, but I’m not one of them! I adore the color pink…from the palest to the hottest, I love it in clothes, shoes, lipstick and yes, home decor. Thought it would be fun today to look at some inspiration on how you can infuse a little pink into your decor.

Bedrooms are a great place to put a touch of pink–and mixing with grey is so modern and fresh

Erinn V Design Group

Erinn V Design Group

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Bright blue and green look amazing with hot pink–white walls and simple, clean furniture stop this room from being too over-the-top

House to Home UK

House to Home UK

Too bold for you? Why not go for more a a palest pastel pink–almost beige without the boring. And with the dark accessories like the Jonathan Adler lamps, this room is definitely not too feminine.

House to Home

House to Home

Pale pink looks so pretty next to dark wood

House to Home

House to Home

Or, just add one pink accessory to the room for a little girly punch of color–this Moroccan pouf adds an unexpected element to this otherwise very traditional room

Lonny Mag

Lonny Mag

This office takes the same approach with a hot pink desk (I don’t think I could love this desk any more and need it now!!)

via Lonny

via Lonny

Love me some pink and hope that you at least appreciate it after seeing these rooms!

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Holiday Mantel

Between decorating Gingerbread houses and putting lights up outside, I finally managed to finish my mantel.  I chose not to purchase anything new this year and I didn’t even want to buy garland for my mantel so instead I just used old decorations and the tree clippings to decorate.

And of course I waited until 9:00 pm to take these photos so they are very dark, although let’s face it, the whole day is dark now that Winter is here.

The mirror on the mantel is one I have up throughout the year.  Rather than take it down, I decided to just add a little ‘bling’ to it so it fit with the rest of the decor.

Amy’s Mantel

 The little white birds are from Cost Plus and the silver reindeer are from Pottery Barn.

Amy’s Mantel

 The silver ornament wreath is one that I made last year and later this week I will give you step-by-step directions if you want to make one of your own.  It’s very easy to do!

Ornament Wreath

I purchased these glitter trees at TJ Max.

Amy’s Mantel

For those of you “keeping score at home” you’ll notice only four stockings, poor third child, I don’t even have a stocking for him.  Is it wrong to wait until after Christmas when they go on sale to order one for him?  He’s only four months, he will never know….unless he reads this blog someday!

 We would love to see photos of your holiday mantel & decorating, so please send in!

 

 

 

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