This I Love: Whimsical Style~

I have mentioned before that I am a bit of a catalog junkie.  Yes, I might have an *itty-bitty* problem.  Lol!  Truth is, I get just as much inspiration from catalogs as I do from shelter magazines or decorating books...

Needless to say, I follow most of my favorite catalogs on social media.  Especially on Instagram.  (Now for a bit of shameless self-promotion: Do you follow me on Instagram?  If not, you can find me here!)  And this last week, PB Teen shared photos of the big launch party for their new collaboration with Emily & Meritt.  Once I saw a few of the photos, my curiosity was piqued, and I had to head straight over to their website to check out the collection.  I. Am. In. Love.

photo via Pottery Barn Teen

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Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

It's FALL around these parts and I couldn't be happier!  I broke out the boots this week and have been wearing sweaters!  LOVE!!

But enough of that....here's this week's Frugal Round-up...

First up,  I loooove this room makeover by Liz Marie Blog.  Whimsical and fun!  Just my style.

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Halloween Garland Round-Up~

Halloween will be here before you know it!  I love decorating for each holiday, but I don't always have a lot of time.  So today I've rounded up a few quick and easy ideas to create Halloween garlands that will spook-up your house in no time flat!


Find out how to create this adorable Halloween moon garland here.

This candy corn garland will sweeten up your chandelier for All Hallow's Eve.

Or try making this garland of paper candy corn out of paint chips and washi tape!

Finally, this cute "wicked" garland was created with free downloadable artwork.

Have a great (and Halloween-craft-filled) day~



Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

I don't know about you, but I am ready for fall!  The weather here is alternating between warm and cool, and I just can't wait to break out the fall boots and sweaters.

And since I'm in the mood for fall, I loved this tutorial shared by Refresh Renew for cute burlap pumpkins!  

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Hand-stamped Napkins~

Today I'm really excited to show my state pride in a fabulous blog tour hosted by Beckie of Infarrantly Creative.  (If you want to see all the great projects that have been posted so far, start at Beckie's Blog and work your way through.)   And if you missed the great project shared by Kim from Sand and Sisal - right before me on the tour - make sure you pop over and check it out!

I'm from the great state of Utah!  Utah is also known as The Beehive State.
So when I thought about what project I would want to create to celebrate my state, I decided to make something fun using a bee.  And here's what I came up with... Hand-stamped Napkins! 

This project makes a fabulous gift, and with the holidays just around the corner, you'll want to make sure and check out how I made these adorable napkins after the break...


Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

I'm excited to share some fun and inspiring posts for this week's Frugal Round-up...

First up, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this gridded board and batten wainscot shared by Life on Virginia Street.  It looks fabulous in dark gray!

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The Great Shower Curtain Debacle~

This post is sponsored by DownEast Home.

I'm in the process of working on my master suite.  It's about time.  As you can see from the photo below (of the room in its BEFORE state), nothing is wrong with the room really...it's just that  I've lived here for over two years, and I am finally giving the room some real attention.  And today, I'm coming to you, my dear readers for your opinion.

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Pretty Paper Beads (and How to Make Them)~

While my sister was here visiting from California this summer, she taught us how to make paper beads.  It's a quick and easy craft that you can do with your kiddos.  So today I'm going to show you how.

It's a very simple process.

 1.  Start with pages from magazines or newspaper inserts.  (The more colorful the page, the more colorful the bead will be.)

2. Cut the pages into long triangular strips.  (If you are doing this craft with the kiddos, this step should be done by you or another grown-up.)

3.  Take a lolly-pop stick or other thin round object and wrap the paper around it starting at the wide end and working your way to the thin end.

4.  Take a dab of glue and use it to hold the wrapped paper together at the end.

Repeat this process until you have  as many beads as you need to make a bracelet, necklace or whatever you want (they'd look cute on a DIY chandelier or as fringe on a lamp etc.)

I strung these beads to make a necklace for the Princess.

Of course, I had to try it on first.  Lol!

Now go make yourself some pretty paper beads!  And let me know what you do with them.  ;-)

Have a great day!



Pinners Conference and A Giveaway~

I'm speaking at Pinners!  I want to tell you more about it...

You've gathered lots of cool stuff on all those Pinterest boards, haven't you? Now step into Pinners - where Pinterest comes to life!

This show is mainly about two cool things - fun classes and plentiful shopping. It will feature nearly 80 top classes from the coolest presenters in the nation. Go ahead. Check out the awesome presenters on Pinner's Pinterest board {here}. **PS: I'm in there!

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Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

Every once in a while, I like to have a theme for my Frugal Round-up, and since last week's party featured a bunch of fun furniture makeovers, this week, I thought I'd share a few of them in the old round-up.

First up, this honeycomb nightstand makeover shared by Design Dining and Diapers is fabulous!

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Perfect Pumpkin Cookies~

Fall is almost here!  So today I wanted to share one of my favorite fall recipes:  Amazing, Melt-in-your-mouth Pumpkin Cookies!

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