Home for the Holidays Christmas Home Tour 2014

Christmas coffee table with greens, lantern, fur throw and pine cones from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Home for the Holidays Christmas Home Tour   Welcome to my home! I am so happy to be sharing some of my Christmas decor with you today.  I still don’t have my big tree up ~ I know….Christmas is only a few weeks ago ~ but when I do get it up I’ll add it to this post just in case you’d like to see

Christmas in Red and White ~ Decorating, Food & More//What a Great Idea!

Christmas in Red & White Features from Project Inspire{d}

Christmas in Red and White  This week’s features from Project Inspire{d} are all about the colors Red and White ~ everything from food and drinks to decor.       Easy DIY Hot Chocolate Bar from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom Double Peppermint Oreo Bark from With a Blast Peppermint Mocha Doughnuts from The Simple-Sweet Life Chalkboard Holiday Globe from Twelve O Eight  DIY

How to Bleach Pine Cones

How to bleach pine cones a step-by-step guide from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

How to Bleach Pine Cones So the title seems simple enough but last year when I did this I found I had a few questions and some parts of the process that nobody warned me about.  I need details ~ that’s just who I am so in case you’re like me I’m here to hold your hand and walk you through this.

Decorating with Faux Fur ~ Go BOLD!

Decorating with Faux Fur

I have a tendency to decorate in neutrals ~ you know….the couch that will go with everything FOREVER but recently I’ve been adding more color to the picture and I am lovin’ the results.  I haven’t gone completely over to the ‘colored’ side of life {case in point the awesome white foot stool and white fur pillow}.   First things first ~ I added the orange and

10 Thanksgiving Signs and Savings ~ What a Great Idea!

10 Thanksgiving Sayings

10 Thanksgiving Signs and Sayings  This week’s features from Project Inspire{d} are all about Thanksgiving Signs and Sayings~ This is a wonderful time of year to reflect upon how much there is to be thankful and today, in addition to all of the wonderful blessings in my life, I want to say Thank you to everyone who participates in Project Inspire{d} either by linking up

Red Star Wreath Knockoff

Red Star Wreath Pottery Barn Inspired from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Red Star Wreath Pottery Barn Knockoff This week some of my favorite bloggers and I have gotten together for a Rock Your Knock Off Tour ~ Holiday Edition! So what does that mean? It means we’re sharing our version of Holiday Decor from the pages of Pottery Barn, Ballard Designs, West Elm, Anthropologie, etc.   I wanted to make something simple and easily doable.  The

Easy Halloween Decor and a Halloween Photo Contest

Easy Halloween Decor2

Easy Halloween Decor and a Halloween Photo Contest I have two bins filled with Autumn and Halloween decor.  When I look through those bins I sometimes feel like I’m on a trip down memory lane.   I find little decorations that my kids made and some that I bought with my Mom when she was still alive {my mom passed away when I was in

16 Ways to Make Your Home Cozy


 16 Ways to Make Your Home Cozy Nothing makes a house a home like some homemade cozy creativity and last week’s Project Inspire{d} was filled with home. made. cozy.  ~ so much so that  it’s this week’s What a Great Idea theme! Faux Statuary by Homeward Found Decor DIY Reclaimed Wood Bathroom Shelves by Edea Smith Bubble Bubble Toil & Trouble by The Heathered Nest

Easy to Make Pillow with a Decorator Look

Easy to Make Envelope Pillow #FunWithFabric

Easy to Make Pillow and a Giveaway    Pillows can add just the right touch to almost any room in your home.  They are an easy way to get just the look you want and if you make them yourself you can find the perfect fabric to compliment your style.   I used one yard of Waverly Pen Pal Parchment fabric to make my pillow and a 16