Friday, March 14, 2014

DIY Aqua and Gold Terra Cotta Potted Succulent

I love plants and gardening. The only problem is that I've never been a huge success with gardening outdoors. In the new house, we have possums which were enjoying what little garden I had planted last year so we really didn't see much of it at all. I am happy to say though that I have had a lot of luck with succulents. I know they aren't very hard to kill but it makes me feel good that I can keep them alive! At Home Depot the other day I came across a String of Pearls plant that I had to have! I really like the look of terra cotta pots but wanted to add my own touch to it. I took some acrylic paint and an adorable gold trim from the dollar section at Target and created a pot that I love!

Adding a little something of your own can make something plain feel so much more fun and unique! Have fun enjoying the nicer weather we've been having!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Creative Tea Time - Two

In September I attended my very first craft event called Creative Tea Time. I had no idea what to expect but knew it would be a nice relaxing day by the beach crafting and meeting new people. Little did I know it would be something that would have me on pins and needles waiting for the next one! I can't believe I didn't take any pictures last time but this time I was sure to! This time around it was held on Saturday and Sunday. I attended Saturday's tea and was so thrilled to see a lot of new friends that I made the first time around. The event is thrown by Tracy at Creme De La Gems, LeAnn at Lele's Little Soiree and Megan at Fairly Fabulous (links at the end of post). It's a day of amazing food, crafting and a ton of swag from wonderful, talented sponsors! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves!

This event is like a crafters heaven! I already can't wait for the next one! :) Visit their website here!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Dining Room Table Inspiration

Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you some inspiration that I have been finding for our dining room table. I'm wanting to re do it but cannot decide exactly what I want. I'm definitely painting the legs white, then either attaching sheet metal to the top or sanding then staining the top a dark wood color. Here are some of the pictures I've pinned for inspiration... We'll start with the wood top ones.  They are beautiful!

This picture is the one that has me swooning over the metal top! Gorgeous!

This is going to be a hard decision! What style do you all like? Has anyone tried either one?

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sponsor Spotlight and Promo Code!

Good morning everyone and I am back! Life has been a crazy one lately to say the least! I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season! This is by far my favorite time of year with the weather cooling off a little and the Christmas decor in stores! I am so happy to announce my new blog design done by LeAnn at Leles Little Soiree! She is a dear dear friend of mine and has been for many years! She is also my newest sponsor. She makes the most adorable invitations and party decor in her etsy shop! Here is just a peek at some of her work...
So when I asked her to spice up my blog I was thrilled when she said yes! And just to show how excited I am I am offering 20% off ANY ITEM IN MY ETSY SHOP! That means duvet covers too! Woot! Upon checkout use code hollyjolly to receive your discount! I added some new Christmas items yesterday too so be sure to check it out!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Busy Busy Busy

Wow I have seriously been in a whirlwind the past couple of weeks! Someone asked me what I do during the day and I chuckled to myself as I listed what felt like a never ending list of responsibilities. Two weeks ago, I started home schooling my oldest daughter (which will be in a whole other post) on top of my etsy shop picking up and having a vendor space in the new shop that opened up in town. I am completely blessed to stay busy doing things that I love! Thank you everyone for all of your love and support and all of the sweet emails I receive brighten my day! With all of that being said I wanted to share with you all a couple of fun projects that I put together for the shop this week! I want to figure out shipping on these and also list them in my etsy store as well.

 The first two were made with white washed burlap canvas and the third was a piece of wood that I painted white.  Using my Silhouette SD I cut words and graphics that I liked to put on them.  A simple embellishment finished them off nicely.  I love finding new things to make, especially when it's with textiles that I love!

I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I Guess I'm a Craftaholic!

This should really be no surprise to anyone who has been reading this blog for any length of time, but I am addicted to crafting! I LOVE making things for my home and for my etsy shop. Even better now, my items are actually in a retail shop now. This gives me so much more room for creativity because my items can be a lot larger with not having to worry about shipping! I wanted to share with you all some of my new items that I have available in the retail store here in town.

Here is what the entrance of the shop looks like.  Not all of this is mine, but the Fall banner and the chalkboards are. :) Such a cozy, welcoming table...very festive!

I LOVE my Silhouette SD! One of my favorite things to do is take a frame, add some spray paint and a fun vinyl graphic! Gives it a completely new look!

I think I've said this before, but I am completely obsessed with chalkboards right now. I love taking vintage windows and turning them into chalkboards.  A very unique one of a kind piece. 

With Fall approaching, I couldn't help but make these little treasures for Halloween!  I used vintage thread spools and embellishments to create these.  A fun project with some vintage pieces you may have laying around the house! 

I hope you all enjoyed some of my new creations! What is your favorite? Have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Home Tour- Master Bedroom

I am so glad to finally be able to share my Master Bedroom with you all! We purchased our first home in December and it has been so much fun making it our own!

I have always dreamed of having a bedroom that feels like a retreat and it has happened. We had an extra space in the room that we decided to turn into a sitting area with a sofa and coffee table.

If you missed the tutorial for my duvet cover you can find it here or it is available for purchase in my shop!  The headboard was also made by me and I will be doing a tutorial on that very soon!

This dresser was my step dads as a child and has now been repainted and is in our home.  I love pieces that are handed down like that. I use a glass egg crate from Anthropologie to hold my rings and an earring holder from Urban Outfitters for my earrings.  The reclaimed wood necklace holder was purchased at a local shop in town.

Here is the sitting area.  The rug was purchased at Urban Outfitters, the armoire from Target, and the coffee table and chair from a local vintage shop.  I repainted and distressed the armoire in a light gray.

And lastly one of my favorite touches in the room is using a vintage door knob as a curtain tie back. LOVE!

I hope you all enjoyed my Master Bedroom Tour! Please let me know if you have any questions.  All the sources are listed below!

Sources: rug, duvet, armoire (similar here), sofa, curtains, you & me bunting, all other items were thrifted, handmade or at local vintage shops.