Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sundays at Home No. 43 Weekly Link Party & Features

Welcome back to week number 43 of Sundays at Home! I am so glad you are here to join in the inspiration! I think last week was a record for link ups which was amazing to me since it was the first return since my holiday/family time break. You are all so fantastic to come and share your wonderful posts with us here. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.


At the bottom, please link up your latest home decor, DIY and craft projects, recipes and more that you have recently shared on your own blog as well as items offered for sale in your own online shops! I am looking forward to your inspiration! 

Friday, January 23, 2015

4 Free Valentine's Day Printables {with variations}

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and today I have some free printables that I made just for the occasion! You can print these out as cards or gift tags to give to that special someone or add them to your Valentine's decor.
I am pretty obsessed with digital art, and I love making these freebies for you. I could spend hours (no joke) looking through fonts and finding cool graphics to use in my designs. I sincerely hope you enjoy these and if you share them on your own blog or elsewhere, I would love to see how you use them!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Top Ten Posts of 2014

Today I am giving you a recap of my top ten posts from 2014! Last year around this time, I shared my personal favorite top ten posts from 2013, since I hadn't done much blogging that year. This past year was a lot different as I blogged regularly and turned my blog into a small creative career. So today I am sharing my top posts determined by you the readers (based on pageviews).
I hope you enjoy these posts if you haven't yet seen them!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sundays at Home No. 42 Weekly Link Party & Features

Welcome back Friends! Sundays at Home has returned and I am so excited to get back into the swing of things and see all of the inspiration you have to share with me again. Since getting everything done and ready by 4pm every Saturday seems to be a struggle for me, I am changing the start time of the party to 8pm on Saturdays through 8pm Thursdays. Sorry if that causes any inconvenience and thanks for understanding!
At the bottom, please link up your latest home decor, DIY and craft projects, recipes and more that you have recently shared on your own blog as well as items offered for sale in your own online shops. I am looking forward to your inspiration! 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

10 Creative Ideas for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I have a romantic round-up for you today of crafts, recipes and decor to inspire you during these dreary winter months. Christmas is packed away by now, and the days can be quite bleak (at least around my neck of the woods). Valentine's Day always feels like the first excuse to cheer things up with some pretty colors and sweet treats. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Sundays at Home will resume next week...

Hi Friends! Sometimes life feels like one big roller coaster ride doesn't it? I had hoped to start up my Sundays at Home link party again this week but am holding off for one more week. So much has been going on around here and between the death of my grandmother on Tuesday and all of us being under the weather around here for the past two weeks, I still need a rest.
I will get it back up and running next weekend but please take note of the new start time: 8 pm Saturday. I haver been starting at 4pm on Saturdays, but am pushing it back till later in the evening to keep things a little less stressful for myself.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Whimsical Thread Spool Garland

After a long, much needed blogging break I am back! A lot happened over the holiday. Some glad, but there was a tone of sadness over it when we found out my uncle was diagnosed with cancer the day before Christmas Eve and he doesn't have much time left. And then we lost my grandmother on January 6th. She was not in great health, but it was very quick and unexpected just the same. It has been a rough few weeks for my entire extended family...prayers are welcomed!

I am now easing back into blogging and wanted to start with a post that I worked on before my break but never got around to sharing. I am looking forward to getting back into the swing of things this new year, but with more balance and less pressure than I felt near the end of last year.
Today, I have an easy and whimsical diy project for you: a thread spool garland that I made with my children in mind. Originally, I had planned to use it for a small Christmas tree in the playroom, but ended up preferring it on its own. I simply hung it from a peg rack on my daughter Hazel's side of the bedroom mixed with a few Christmas touches.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

A Year of Mantel Vignettes

Today, I thought it would be fun to share all of the mantel vignettes that I created this past year. I love changing out the decor of our mantel season to season. I am still on my blogging break but got this post ready for you before, so you could enjoy it now!
Our mantel currently resides in our dining room and has for the past few years. We purchased it at an architectural salvage store right after we moved into our current home. It was painted dark brown then, but because the paint was literally chipping right off, we sanded it down and gave it a rough coat of white. Click on each of the links below to be taken to the individual posts to see all of the vignette details. I hope you enjoy this "mantel recap"!