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I'm dreaming of a fancy party....

Thursday, December 18, 2014

I'm dreaming of a fancy partyyy...
Where I could wear a skirt like this ..
Where the hem lines are modest and waistbands are hottest and I...I..I feel like a princessss ....ohhhh I'm dreaming.... Do you love my lyrics? heheh
These skirts are just dreamy aren't they! Makes me feel like I want to be in the movie "White Christmas"
I need a place to go to where them!! I remember as a kid my parents would get all dressed up to go to a special party for New Years Eve... I loved watching my mom get all ready in her special new dress with a beautiful little purse and how elegant she always looked :)

I will have to host my own fancy New Years Eve party so I have a good reason to get one of these skirts! I found these on the Shabby Apple site and there are lots more to choose from so if you want something fun and feminine check them out!

Centerpiece Wednesday- Simple Christmas ideas

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I was really drawn to simplistic Christmas ideas this week...I think because my eyes have felt overwhelmed lately from constantly looking at so many Christmas ideas online.....there have been so many home tours with AMAZING over the top gorgeousness..and I have not been able to stop looking, then there is all the online shopping and the emails and texts reminding me about this deal and that eyes needed a rest. I picked some simple but creative and beautiful ideas to highlight.

I think you will LOVE these!



I thought this Peace On Earth banner on the globe was such a cute idea Duct Tape And Denim

Peace on Earth Christmas banner on my globe |


I love this tablescape from Pink Fortitude

Red and Retro Christmas Tablescape by

How cute are these free printable gift tags!! Brepurposed

Free Neutral Christmas Gift Tags

I think this idea of using old puzzle pieces as gift tags is so cool! Domestically Beautiful

Chalkboard Christmas Tags


Simple unadorned Christmas tree from Botanic Bleu highlighting a Scandinavian Tradition


How cute is this painted sled from Little Red Brick House

Grain Sack Stripe Christmas Sled | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE


In case you missed any of my recent posts you can check them out here


The Style Sisters Christmas Home Tour Linky Party

Christmas home tour


Fashion Friday 5 Casual Outfits

Fashion Friday 5 casual outfits


Red and Lime Green Christmas Tablescape

Red and lime green Christmas tablescape


Partaaay On gals!



Fashion Friday 5 casual outfits

Friday, December 12, 2014

A couple of weeks ago I went to my daughters house for about 10 days and knowing I would be living out of a suitcase I decided to pull together some outfits and take photos before I packed so I knew what I could wear while there and I wouldn't have to pull apart the entire suitcase each day.

Fashion Friday 5 casual outfitsMy formula was jeans, sweaters, blouses and scarves and boots....I needed to dress for warmth because it is so cold in Idaho! but....I still wanted to look pulled together, comfy and cute...I am a grandma and I need to look cute for my grandkids ya know! hehehe In the above outfit I chose dark denim skinny jeans, blue and white gingham blouse, yellow pullover sweater and a bright colored plaid scarf plus warm snow boots with fur :) I love the bold color of the scarf against the yellow sweater don't you?
Peach skinny jeans fashion FridayThe next outfit consisted of peach skinny jeans, a blue polka dotted denim shirt with a grey pullover and a little sparkly necklace with comfy grey flats.
Houndstooth pants fashion Friday

Remember I posted about these super cute houndstooth pants from Old Navy awhile back...I love them. Quilted vests are the best thing going for me this year they are not heavy like a coat and I don't get as hot in them going indoors and back out and yet they still keep me warm. These pants are shorter in length so I wear a taller boot with them. Black puffy vest fashion Friday

My black quilted vest from old navy is my go to vest almost versatile, lightweight and yet keeps me warm. I put this outfit together with same blouse and sweater that I wore with peach skinny jeans above! Score two completely different looks just changing the pants. That means less packing too!

Fashion Friday black puffy vest peach skinny jeans

I am using the black vest and the peach skinny jeans again only this time I paired it with a polka dotted cream colored blouse and the same scarf I used in the herringbone pants photo with brown leather boots for a completely different look! I love love love making my clothes work for me in multiple ways! I could mix and match even more with all these clothes...the gingham blouse with the peach pants, the denim polka dot blouse with the dark denim jeans, add the black vest to the first outfit...oh I could go on and on....

Which outfit do you like best?







Christmas Tablescape- Lime green and Red

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I am so excited to show you my Christmas Tablescape idea! As part of my Christmas home tour here is my kitchen nook... Please link up your Christmas home tour here
So many fun details to share with you! First up the napkins- My cute mom made these napkins for me a year ago. They are made from painters drop cloth and she used Laser transfer paper that you print from your printer and then simply iron it on. I've used them over and over and washed them a million times and they have held up perfectly! Are you seeing the cute silverware paper? More about that in a minute.
Red and lime green Christmas tablescape
I really do love red mixed with lime green. I bought these bright red chargers when I lived in Texas at Garden Ridge (I miss that store). The lime green salad plates and the green goblets are from Pier 1. Check out these other tablescapes where I used the lime green salad plates and red chargers
Red and Lime Green Christmas tablescape
On each napkin I placed a sprig of evergreen and a small plastic red ornament...I've used glass before but inevitably one breaks :(
painters drop cloth numbered napkins red and lime green tablescape
My mom or sister bought this cute red cake plate for me a few years ago..I love it! I can place a doily over the Christmas tree and use it for Valentines Day or the 4th of July! Check out where I used it here and here
Christmas Tablescape red and lime green
The Sparkle- I draped my chandy with the same garland I used on my Christmas festive! The tree in the center works perfectly with its red and lime green berries. I used large red ornaments all around the base and white cups with black and white striped straws.
red and lime green tablescape paper runners
I am in love with this silverware paper! I used it for my Thanksgiving table as a runner but this time I cut 6 pieces to use as placemats and I still have lots left over! I bought it from a darling shop called Nest Boutique...see link below.
paper runner, red and lime green tablescape Christmas
Over in the corner is my Hot chocolate Bar...if you missed that post you can see it here. I just noticed the fabric on my chairs flow really well with the color scheme. I might need to change out the turquoise artwork in the white frames...remember last year I did pastels in this room.
I. Love. this.
painters drop cloth numbered napkins, red and lime green tablescape
I bought my roll of paper at my friend Brittany's shop called Nest Boutique that is right by my house but you can find similar papers as well as super cute clothes and lots of other fabulous home decor in her online shop at Nestboutique Tell Brittany Hi for me :)
shopnestboutique paper runners
What are you doing for your Christmas Tablescape this year?

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Centerpiece Wednesday- Fun Christmas Decor Ideas

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Such fun Christmas ideas from all of you from last week! Here are just a few of my favorites!

Check out how to age a little truck! DIYBeautify

Christmas Cloche at www.diybeautify


Beautiful all white Christmas Decor Athomewithjemma

Centerpiece Wednesday At home with Jenna


Don't these look delish!! Confessionsofanoverworkedmom


Easy Asparagus Appetizer | Asparagus Tomato Parmesan Squares


Thrift store sweaters turned into ornaments! Houseofhipsters


Holiday Thirft Store Challenge


You need to read her story about these stockings LOL I love the fabric! Thehoneycombhome

No Sew Christmas Stocking
Make sure to link up to The Style Sisters Home Tour that I posted about yesterday!!


The Style Sisters Christmas Home Tour link up!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Welcome to The Style Sisters Christmas Home Tour! I've noticed lots of home tours lately so I'm joining in on the fun starting today with my family room and I would love it if you would link up your home tour so we can all get inspired by one another! I wish there was a way we could share share treats at each other's home tours but just imagine I have a slice of my chocolate torte on a plate for you :)
Christmas home tour
My family room is kind of small but packed with lots of color, a large tree, fireplace, white sofas and lots of pillows.
2014 Christmas home tour
My little fireplace is decked out this year with fresh greens, Silver glass trees, red glass ornaments and my Anthropologie knock off wreath I made last year.
I love using fresh greenery...I just wish it would stay fresh longer!
2014 Style Sisters Christmas home tour
The red glass ornaments are just the cheap ones from Walmart and they have scratches all over them but I think it makes them look more antique.
Christmas home tour anthro knock off wreath
I can't tell you how much I love this wreath! I made one for my mom and sister last year too tutorial here
Deck the halls Christmas home tour
I love having white sofas (IKEA) so I can use all kinds of bright colored pillows on them and change my look often!
Style sisters Christmas home tour
The big blue bubble glass vase I found at target and filled it with faux Gerbra daisies. I added these fabulous tear dropped ornaments all around the base of the vase. (Gift from my mom years ago)
Christmas home tour style sisters
I love how my bright colored rug mixed with all the pillows makes this room feel happy and cozy.
I added more fresh greens to this hall table and layered a garland of silver glittered jingle bells over the top. Please ignore the times on the clocks...they are not working at the moment LOL
This is the other side of the room...which I am dying to paint this whole piece of furniture white! It would make this room feel soooo much bigger.
Oh Santa.....All I want for Christmas is for this to be white :)
Now link up and share your Christmas house tour...I can't wait to see!
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