Tuesday, December 9, 2008

More Decor and Projects for the Holiday

I just love the picture above. They say there's a chance of snow this weekend.

I thought I'd show off a few more decorations around my place and give you a quick simple idea for decorating an ornament.

Here's what my chair usually looks like in the evenings when I'm home relaxing. :) Note, there's always a magazine no more than a couple feet from me at all times. I admit, I'm a magazine addict but I've gotten better, I swear!


I got this adorable "Believe" sign from Kohl's....for only $7.99! It actually has glitter on it so it's sparkly. :)


I lined the pot of the topiary with hard candy (I had in a candy jar on my living room table). My girlfriend, Susan, came up with the idea. Cute, huh?

I started another pink glittery shell picture. I have one more big one I'm going to make and I plan on hanging them somewhere with natural twine. I'm going paint and glitter happy. Don't be surprised if Mocha and Quincy turn up on the blog pink and glittered. :) I'll take more pictures when they're complete (the pictures, not the cats).
A quick craft idea to adorn your plain ornaments. I got these adorable snowflake stickers from Michael's and just stuck them on my solid ornaments. How easy is that?

23 comments:

Noodlegirl said...

I want to come live with you and read your magazines! lol

Shabby Addict said...

How cute! What a great idea for the ornaments! I like your Kohl's find too! Kohl's really surprised me sometimes!!

Hannah said...

I am with noodlegirl.... can I come live with you ;) I love the shell pictures, how did you do the canvas with glitter? Did you paint it and then glitter it or is it a paint? very pretty! What a great ornament idea! You are so creative!!
p.s. I am soooo jealous! I miss kohls!

Susan said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Susan



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AndreaLeigh said...

I love the ornaments! That's a cute idea.

Jenny said...

What a cute blog! I love your profile saying, "an old fashioned girl keeping up with modern times" - or something to that effect ... *smile* ... I feel that I could catagorize myself in that arena as well. Great pics - and just in love with your kitty!

Grace said...

chance of snow? i'm convinced that there's a permanent chance of snow here in upstate ny. i don't care for that. :)

Heather said...

i sooo love the pot of the topiary with hard candy in it! what a great great idea!!!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Clever, clever girl! Wonderful projects. Do keep the pics coming (and take some of the glittered cats as well -- snicker).

We are hoping for snow too! It turned Brrrrrrr cold a day or two ago and I wore my first cozy sweater. Bring on the snow!! : D

Pam said...

You are so crafty! Love the ornaments with the snowflake sticekers...very cute.

Michelle said...

Susan, thank you for stopping by! You are welcome any day and everyday in my little home. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I would love to live in your house. I'd be so happy there! Pink and glitter and candy plants!

Cookie said...

I love Kohl's too! I buy most of my holiday stuff there like rugs and kitchen sets. They usually have one for every occasion and 50%off too! :)

Joanna said...

the sea shells look really beautiful!! before i moved, the bathroom in my old house was an ocean theme and we had seashell pictures everywhere. they just put me in such a calm and serene mood.

soulchocolate@hotmail.com said...

How nice! I love DIY projects that don't need all day to make yet are gorgeous to look at. Love the framed glittery pink seashells!

Teresa R said...

I'm a magazine addict too! I must have over 20 of them. I need to cut back; can't seem to find the time to read them all.

Great idea with the candy under the topiary! Looks really festive and cute.

Your snowflake ornament idea is so clever!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Michelle,
I love all of your ideas here... and I admit... yes, I am a magazine-a-holic too. There are piles of them around her and I do have them sorted by month (one day, by name ;)

That candy base is great and the snowflake on the ornament is so, so cute. Can't wait to see Mocha and Quincy all glittered up, maybe they should run for cover?
xo~Tracie

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hi Michelle!

Loving all your Christmas decor! Cute ornament idea!!!

Hugs,
Maryjane

southern queen bee said...

Love your blog and ideas. the candy in the urn is so cute..

serenitymeadow said...

What pretty cozy pictures. Love the house picture...so old-fashioned and charming. Yes, charming...just like you and your blog!

Susan said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Susan

http://www.car-insurance-choices.com

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Sandy Michelle said...

Those are some neat little tricks for decorating!!!

Sand xo