Easter Mantel

Oh how I love the colors of Easter!  After living with the grey of winter for 4 months, the cheerful, bright flowers and décor add a much needed splash of happy to our home.  This year’s Easter mantel is a mix of old and new, with a few DIY projects thrown into the mix, this is a … Read more…

Bringing That Spring Feeling Inside

In my neck of the woods, spring blossoms are beginning to burst forth from their sleepy winter buds.  The sight of these hopeful, sweet flowers on my morning walk, lift my spirits from their winter doldrums.  They make me feel happy to be alive, and grateful to be given the blessing of yet another spring.  I wanted to … Read more…

Valentine’s Day Wreath & Mantel

Happy Valentine’s Day, Kids!  I have been madly rushing around today trying to finish up my mantel for tonight’s Valentine’s Day extravaganza.  By extravaganza, I mean we are plopping the kids down with a movie and pizza, while we attempt a quiet take-out dinner from our favorite Mediterranean restaurant in another room.  Wish us luck! All I had left … Read more…

Pallet Wall Mount

Pallet Wall Mount DIY

The 12th Man wreath above my fireplace was looking sad, out of scale, and lonely,  Look at it hanging there all pitiful.  Blech! It needed something to frame it and really make it pop.  It would also be nice if I could find a way to hide all the holes that were left in the wall … Read more…

Snowflakes For The January Mantel

Time to get my mantel on for the month of January.  Snowflakes are my current passion, so snowflakes it will be. This is a quick and easy DIY, and reuses a couple of the items from the Christmas mantle.  Saving a buck anywhere I can, people!  The wreath was kept, as well as the candlesticks and filling.  However, … Read more…