Category Archives: Decor

DIY Pom Pom Curtains

Dec. 6th, 2016

I’m pretty obsessed with the pom pom curtain trend, but not so into the price tag that seems to go along with it. I found curtains at Urban Outfitters and Anthro, but they ranged from $70 – $180 for one set!! I’m not forking over that kind of cash for something I can make for $20 buckeroos.

Nursery wallpaper…& other life saving decisions

Nov. 17th, 2016

Preparing for a baby is the most exciting and stressful experience. In the process of cooking up this baby, I feel I’ve had to make a thousand decisions. Day care or no day care? Co-sleeping or straight to crib? Accent wall in the nursery or one calm color in the whole room? I’m not kidding about the last one. I am an indecisive optimizer. Read: crazy making for my poor husband. I’ve sat in what seems like 100+ gliders (for those not privy to the world of nurseries, these are the chairs that rock which I hear you sit in for hundreds of hours)…and alas, still haven’t picked one. When people ask if we have a name, I stifle laughter. “Do you know the magnitude of that decision?”, I think. “How on earth would we know that yet?” I realize, for normal humans, they probably know the name at this point. And probably have the glider in the room. But it took me three months to pick the wallpaper! And now that it’s up, I love it so so much. The room is still a bit of a shamble, but the wallpaper really makes my heart sing. I will eventually make the other decisions…I just hope I don’t have “Baby Boy” on the birth certificate.

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8 Thanksgiving Tablescapes for Inspiration

Nov. 15th, 2016

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Creating a Thanksgiving table that represents the vibe and style you want to convey can be creative, fun, and perhaps a touch stress inducing. Hoping the tablescapes below inspire your imagination (you can do some easy and cheap projects!) and ramp up the style in your home.

Color explosiondiy-tapered-candle-holder-5Sugar and Cloth

Semi-edible centerpiece2lgn-7-copyLittle Green Notebook

Ombre adorablenessombrepumpkins_01cOh Happy Day

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Kid friendly and fun
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Balloon bonanzadiy-thanksgiving-balloons-11-600x900Studio DIY Tie them down the center of the table, but with strings long enough so you can see the person across from you

BWG House!

Apr. 20th, 2016

I bought a house! A real, top floor, attic-style house. And I love it. But it’s a tricky space and needs some definite work to make it a home. There will be an episode about each home improvement/DIY project I do in here, but before I get to the projects I want to show you the real before.

Please excuse the echoes. I don’t have furniture yet, so it sounds like I’m in a wind tunnel. Maybe it’s time to invest in a microphone?…or perhaps just some furniture.

 

DIY Anthropologie Pom Pom Knockoff!

Apr. 5th, 2016

I am a sucker for Anthropologie. Trust me when I say that it is a dangerous game for me to go into that store. When I enter I’m always filled with the feeling, “Yes. This is my life. This is what my life should be.” I need these clothes so that I can be effortlessly stylish. All the home goods are a must because – how on earth was I entertaining without them?? And, while I admit that Anthro has things that I can never DIY knockoff, there is one item that I’ve seen used over and over again that costs nothing to make. The pom pom. You may not have realized it, but Anthro puts the yarn pom pom on bookmarks, hats, curtains, table setting cards – you name it. And now, rather than spending 20 bucks or more on a yarn poof for something you should already own because how else did people know where to sit at your dinner parties…You can make it!

There are so many ways to use the pom pom, but I show two quick and easy decor/practical uses.

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I would love to see the creative ways you use them, so please post and share!