Jul 31, 2012

DIY: Book Wreath

I have seen these book wreath tutorials floating around Pinterest and on Kathleen's blog I thought this would be a fun and inexpensive way to fill up some of the giant wall space in our living room.  We have a massive, MASSIVE wall that goes the length of our living room and the height of our entire house.  It's a beast.  But that's another post for another day.  

Back on track... 

So go get yourself an inexpensive wreath form (mine were the flat $5 kind from Michael's), your glue gun and an old book or two.  

Now go to town ripping the pages out of said books.

I then cut them nto smaller strips and glued them around the wreath so all of the styrofoam is covered.

For the first wreath, I rolled each page into a cone and folded the bottom 2 inches.  I glued along the folded part all around the wreath, in several layers until the entire thing was covered.

For the second wreath, I folded the pages accordion-style four times.  

I then folded it in half and put a drop of glue in the center to keep it together.  I glued around the wreath until it was covered on the bottom of the folded section.

And voila, finished product! Not the fanciest, but I like a more casual vibe and this fits perfectly!

Have a great day!


It was such a busy/fun weekend!  I love being in the NYC area again and having a pool to keep me tan my kiddies amused!

We traded in the first mom car *tear* and my kiddos were little troopers for the whole process! So.. why won't they ever sleep then?

These oars have been waiting for me to get my hands on them and I finally have!  I have them almost fully painted and one is going in Greyson's nautical room and the other one... well I have ideas!

 My little guy is finally big enough for his Red Sox hat.  Daddy is happy... Mommy just thinks he looks ridiculously cute in it!

I have been itching to make a chalkboard cheese plate and I got this cutting board for next to nothing on One King's Lane.  Adding this to my DIY projects...

I love watching my babies sleep on the monitor.  True creeper.  I probably shouldn't be allowed to have this next to my bed...

I made some dirty Arnold Palmer (a John Daley?)  Yum! Recipe to come!

When it is too hot or rainy to go outside we stroll around the mall a lot.  Avery has a love of the Nordstrom bathrooms, especially this giant mirror!

Someone is 6 months old and was feeling pretty happy about it...

How creepy is our cat making himself right at home in Greyson's room?

But... how cute is Maggie snuggling in our bed? (obvs I am a bit more of a dog person...)

Finally, isn't it nice to sleep and just spread out?
Have a great week!

Jul 28, 2012

Clothes. Outfits.

Top: Gap 
Shorts: Loft
Necklace: Stella and Dot
Shoes: Tory Burch

Dress: Gap
Necklace: Stella and Dot
Bracelets: Hermes, Anthropologie
Shoes: Jack Rogers
Top: Gap
Shorts: Loft
Shoes: Target
Bracelets: Stella and Dot, Alex and Ani

My new fave bracelet stack... Stella and Dot and Alex and Ani

 And my favorite fashionista rocking duds from my closet... girl's got style ;)

Jul 27, 2012

Pink Friday

Did you know I like pink? What? No?  Well here is proof aka my creepy celeb pink-spotting.  I love them minus Emma Roberts crazy hair/rest of outfit.

Now make like Gwen and go grab yoself a pair of pink sunnies!

Jul 25, 2012

Oh How Pinteresting!

I love Pinterest and I love Wednesday (half way through the week!) so it's time to link up with The Vintage Apple for...

I. Need. These. NOW.  They are on sale at World Market and I think we could give them a good home ... I'm just saying ;)

I want to get some cheapie Target tees and try this!

I have big plans in mind.  BIG plans.  This may help me...

Dirty Shirleys? Why not?

I want to print this and hang it somewhere!

Forever 21! Perfect for fall!

How cute are these? I definitely have some tops/dresses these would work perfectly with!

My living room has the same wall colors and it is so fun to see how to inject a fun pop of color!

Putting this on my to-try list!

Etsy find! Love these!

I definitely want to make one of these for fall!

And try to make one of these (I'm overzealous I think...)
(all images via Pinterest)

I love you Pinterest.  Probably way too much!
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