Monday, February 25, 2013

The Evolution of a Room: Part 3

A few weeks ago I Instagramed this photo:
I was so excited when I brought my new bike home I had to put it up and show it to the world!
I love having pictures and art hanging on the walls in our home, it makes it feel so much more homey and ours. I have a hard time with plain blank walls...
I have plans to make a washi tape frame around the bike but until I find a tape that I like or actually start looking for tape, I just used regular old masking tape on the back side and taped it in several different spots to make sure it stayed up.
I have plans to hang more things in here (that means you characacher!) but so far this is what I've got and there are also plans in my head for lighting but that will have to wait a little bit as well.
I am very happy with the makeover my bed received. Thanks to Christmas and my hubby for getting me the duvet I wanted. I was happy to see this duvet cover on my way out of JCP while Christmas shopping one night. I love the colors and pattern and the price was too good to pass up, I didn't know I would get the duvet for Christmas so that was a very happy surprise and a wonderful Christmas morning!

For those of you that are interested here is my source list for bedding and bike:
I have a really hard time spending a lot of money on anything so this whole room makeover was super duper inexpensive, like less then 100 bucks!

Bike print from CaravanShoppe
Printed at Staples with a 40% off code.

Sheets at JCPenny similar here (and on sale)
Duvet Cover at JCPenny clearance (no longer available)
Duvet at here 
I love the new colors going on in here now and I can't wait to add more stuff to make this room feel even more ours. It is evolving into a space that I love!

Monday, February 11, 2013


I love giving and receiving Valentines, it is my favorite thing about this holiday! So I wanted to share with you what I did last year for my Valentines.
There is one of the cutest little Etsy shops called Paper + Pip and they create some of the cutest little printables. I was able to get these when they were running a deal on GroupDealz last year.
I just fell in love with all the different designs and the cute little pictures. They are too sweet!
These went together pretty quick.
I whipped up a batch of cookies using Valentine's M&M's instead of chocolate chips.
Purchased these paper CD sleeves and put a little red napkin in each one and then put a cookie inside.
I wrapped the Valentine's I printed out around the cookie sleeve and tied it up with twine.
They are so darling and yummy! I couldn't wait to give them out!
I hope this helps you if you are searching for a cute Valentine idea!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Valentine Mantle

I love decorating for Valentine's Day! It's the perfect excuse to have a little extra foof and glitter everywhere. Last week I showed you my two heart shaped wreaths and how to make them HERE & HERE. This week I'm going to show you how I decorate my mantle for Valentine's Day.

I love this year's mantle! I made the banner a few years ago and it's supper cute hanging up there; I just love it! It was very simple to make and there is a great toot HERE. I just used 3 different fabrics that I thought looked good together. I had a few extra triangles so I wrapped them around the 2 candles. The red rose thing is just a ball covered in extra pizza squares from my heart wreath. And the love story print is from the girls over at Eighteen25 and is one of my favorites. Everything else pretty much stays up there all year.
Anyway, I hope you like it; I know I sure do!
I'm not sure what happened to last years photo but here is a picture of the year before right after I finished my banner. 

2011 Valentine's Day Mantle

I'd love to see your homes decorated for the holiday, post me a link.