Christmas in My Tiny Apartment

December 23, 2013 § 2 Comments

two more sleeps until Christmas!!! Eeeek!
Can you believe its literally right around the corner?! My heart is leaping with joy and I’m getting giddy with the joyful day quickly approaching! The past few days have been consumed with some shopping, visiting with friends, and eating way too many Christmas goodies. I’m now at my mom’s with my sisters, but I thought I’d share a few snapshots of my cheerfully decorated little apartment.

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Is this not the cutest little reindeer candle holder?!

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Some of my favorite Christmas candles and my grandmother’s classic candy she makes for holiday boutiques every year.

Wishing you the most joyful of holidays!

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My Favorite 2013 Christmas Cards

December 17, 2013 § Leave a comment

Nothing quite says “spreading holiday cheer” like sending a hand written Christmas card to your loved ones. Writing letters and cards, for some, is a tradition of the past. I still treasure writing letters and sending beautifully printed cards to those I care about and want to make sure they feel my love from a distance. I’ve spent countless hours hunting for the perfect Christmas cards for each of my special recipients – some beautiful, some touching, and some just a little tongue and cheek.

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DIY Christmas Wreath

November 26, 2013 § 1 Comment

TWENTY NINE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

If you could see me, you’d know I’m jumping up and down with joy. I absolutely love this time of year! The chilliness of winter is officially down here in Texas, Christmas decorations are going up all around town, and only one more work day until we can stuff ourselves full of Thanksgiving scrumptiousness. With some friends and family coming in town, I thought there’s not better time to add a little holiday twist to my decor.

What you’ll need:
–plain wreath ($15 with a 50% off coupon at Hobby Lobby)
–ribbon
–any decorative glitter, floral, berries, pine cones, etc
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What you’ll do:
Super easy as pie and simple. I just picked out my favorite color and style of pieces, and then wrapped the little wire ends around various areas of the wreath.

Tip: if you have a curious slash always-hungry-all-the-time pup, you may want them to not be part of this activity. Examples below.

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After multiple “Belle, stop! Do not eat those”, she laid next to the wreath and sulked.

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Finished product!

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Pre-decorated wreaths are super expensive so I thought this was the best alternative! Cheers to holiday decorating!

FINALLY

November 22, 2013 § 2 Comments

Yall, I have finally finished hanging & replacing my pictures and frames! My room is finally (ahem, almost) finished.  Yay me, I mean its only been four months since I moved in…

Okay, so I know these pictures are pretty blurry (CANNOT WAIT to finally get an upgrade next year and get a new phone with way better camera-taking skills) but here’s my latest room update

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I love the eclectic feel of multicolored and mismatched frames with black & white pictures.  Also, noting the tray full of medicine bottles, no I’m not sick – I just take a ton of vitamins. (ps – I promise the frames are all even and measured correctly, for some reason this photo makes them looks a bit off)

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I absolutely love my dresser slash turned-into TV stand! This picture doesn’t do it justice but its a gorgeous piece of furniture. If you haven’t noticed a hundred times previously – I’m obsessed with candles and have way too many on my glitter tray.

I’ll post pictures of the rest of my room when I put the finishing touches!
Happy Friday!

DIY Glitter Tray

October 31, 2013 § 3 Comments

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I love all things sparkly, done in a tasteful way, and I’ve slowly grown obsessed with gold. Here’s my little DIY crafty project for the week in an effort to “glitterize” my bedroom. Super easy peasy glitter tray.

What you’ll need:
–plastic box photo frame (got mine for $4 at Hobby Lobby)
–Mod Podge
–Clear Acrylic coating spray
–painters tape
–ruler
–GLITTER

What you”ll do:
Use painters tape to create the design you want for your tray. (on the bottom side of the tray, aka the “front” side of the photo box frame) I chose diagonal stripes and used a ruler to measure them 2 inches apart.

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Cover the sections that are tape-less with Mod Podge. I used a paint brush to make sure it was smoothly applied. Lay down some newspapers or plastic bags for this next part. Sprinkle glitter over the entire tray. Go crazy here, make sure every spot is fully covered in your sparkles! I did this outside on my porch. (which is still covered in glitter…)

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Let this dry overnight. After drying check to make sure there are no blank spots without any glitter, if there are repeat the process. Once finished and dried, peel the painters tape off to reveal your glittery design. Next, spray with an acrylic coating spray.

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Let the coating spray dry for at least 24 hours. Reapply if needed. Now your little sparklies are adhered and won’t flake a bit!

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