featured, Home Decor

25 Unique Spring Indoor and Outdoor Wreaths

Hip Hip Hooray! Spring is finally here!

I have to tell you, Spring wreaths are my favorite. I like the bright and fun colors that Spring brings. I have been looking for a wreath for my front door and I’m sharing my favorites with you all. While all wreaths are pretty, keep in mind the color of your door before you choose one. Choose a wreath that will complement the color of your house and door, not one that will blend in.

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The Yellows

Yellow Indoor and Outdoor Spring Wreaths

Luxurious Tulip Blossom Polysilk Wreath

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Spring Tulip Wreath

 

The Whites

White / White Floral / Cotton Indoor and Outdoor Spring Wreaths

Faux Cotton Burst Wreath

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Spring Tulip Wreath

The Greens

Green / Boxwood Indoor and Outdoor Spring Wreaths

Fresh Boxwood Wreath

Light Green Hotag with Berry Wreath

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The Pinks

Pink / Pink- Blush Indoor and Outdoor Spring Wreaths

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The Reds

Red/ Red- Orange Indoor and Outdoor Spring Wreaths

National Tree Company 24 in. Tulip Wreath

The Blues/ Purples

Blue and Purple Indoor and Outdoor Spring Wreaths

Hydrangea 18

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Will any of these spring wreaths being life to your front door? Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment and don’t forget to share and subscribe to my blog (at the bottom of this page).

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Contact Paper Projects, diy

How to transform your old IKEA Tabletop | DIY

Anyone who shops IKEA knows that they have great deals on furniture and home items!

We’ve had the same Melltorp Ikea table for more than 10 years and it’s still going strong. We started out using it as an office table, then a dining table and now as the kitchen/breakfast table.

I have thought about replacing the tabletop with wood for a while or just purchasing a new tabletop from IKEA but, where is the time and money for that?

So I have decided to transform it by covering it with contact paper, aka, adhesive shelf liner.

One thing to note is that even though this product is marketed as PAPER, it’s actually made of vinyl, which means it’s very durable and can be cleaned like any non-porous surface.

Here is a photo of the table before it was covered………

Then the work began:

Every roll of contact paper comes with a backing. When the backing is removed, it exposes the adhesive side of the paper.
I started applying the contact paper with about an inch and half over the edge. This allowance will be folded over the side of the table as shown in the photo below.
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I cut a slit in the corner as shown above and tucked the flap down first to create a clean look around the corners.
The first side of the table is now completed. On to the other side.
Here, I tried to match up the pattern first. I was close to a perfect match here but it got a little tricky when I started applying the paper. However, there’s nothing to be afraid of. The contact paper is very versatile and you can reposition it as many times as needed.

Here is the photo of the table after……

I really loved how the table turned out. I’ve been wanting to work on this project for a while and I’m so happy I finally did it! It has also held up so nicely, with the kids using it three times a day for the past month.

You ask where you can find contact paper? Click on the link to access my shop for different colors and patterns.

Don’t forget to have fun!

Abs

featured, Home Decor

Unique Spring Indoor and Front Door Wreaths

This post contains affiliate link. Please see policies for more information.

Hip Hip Hooray! Spring is finally here!

I have to tell you, Spring wreaths are my favorite. I like the bright and fun colors that Spring brings. I have been looking for a wreath for my front door and I’m sharing my favorites with you all. While all wreaths are pretty, keep in mind the color of your door before you choose one. Choose a wreath that will complement the color of your house and door, not one that will blend in.

Click on any of the images below for more information.


The Yellows

Yellow Indoor and Outdoor Spring Wreaths

Luxurious Tulip Blossom Polysilk Wreath

21.2" Sola Wood Flower Wreath Yellow - Smith & Hawken™ - image 1 of 1

Spring Tulip Wreath

 

The Whites

White / White Floral / Cotton Indoor and Outdoor Spring Wreaths

Faux Cotton Burst Wreath

Decorative Artificial Wreath - Threshold™ - image 1 of 1

Spring Tulip Wreath

The Greens

Green / Boxwood Indoor and Outdoor Spring Wreaths

Fresh Boxwood Wreath

Light Green Hotag with Berry Wreath

Harvest 24" Rattan Wreath

The Pinks

Pink / Pink- Blush Indoor and Outdoor Spring Wreaths

11" Dyetree Wreath Pink - Smith & Hawken™ - image 1 of 1

21.2" Decorative Dried Wreath - Smith & Hawken™ - image 1 of 1

 

The Reds

Red/ Red- Orange Indoor and Outdoor Spring Wreaths

National Tree Company 24 in. Tulip Wreath

The Blues/ Purples

Blue and Purple Indoor and Outdoor Spring Wreaths

Hydrangea 18" Wreath

18" Artificial Thistle Wreath Blue/White - Threshold™ - image 1 of 1

Will any of these spring wreaths being life to your front door? Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment and don’t forget to share and subscribe to my blog (at the bottom of this page).

xo,

Abi

DIY Home Decor

My Favorite Unique Easter Decorations

Valentine’s Day is far behind us and it’s time to plan and decorate for Easter!

Looking for some fresh Easter décor ideas?

Take a look at some ultra unique Easter décor I’ve dug up over the last few weeks for inspiration! ⇓⇓ Leave me a comment on your favorite(s).


[Karat Easter Eggs]: I am sooo in love with this simple and easy décor I found at Parenting.com, because it’s neutral and will blend well with any décor color scheme. Want to try it? All you need is eggs, mod podge and glitter!

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  • [Au Naturel]: You can’t go wrong with being natural with this next favorite. The white background in this Easter décor helps the green and tan color pop. White, or neutrals in general, offer a good template for other colors.

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[Wreath Flair]: No holiday is complete without a wreath, especially Easter. I found this really cool and modern wreath at wayfair.com. It is beautifully shaped with white tulips. Other colors are available too!

Spring Tulip Wreath

[Speckled Eggs]: I’ve seen many egg-in-vase center pieces, but one is special because the eggs are speckled and they vary in size.

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[Egg Ornaments]: How come I never thought about this idea? Egg ornaments! This is really cool to add to a bottom on a blah glass vase to bring some pizzazz to a center piece or flower arrangement.

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[Oo la la…… Copper egg Centerpiece]

The contrast of the turquoise and copper eggs in this centerpiece is giving me life! Ahh..mazing!  These two colors are by far my favorites and they work so well that i can help but put it on this list.

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[He is risen!] This decor is as easy as paint and wood. It’s really easy and neutral! You can either freestyle the lettering or trace the letters on like I did in my Christmas (JOY) project.

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[Color-blocked Eggs] The design of this next idea is just brilliant. It’s fun, bright, colorful and enticing to the eyes.

[Spring is in the Air]: This next decor idea is not only screams Easter, but also Spring. This floral and Pilar combo is brought to you by grindinroad.com. Check it out!


Hope this post has inspired you to start decorating for Easter! Enjoy! 

xoxo,

Abs

Home Decor, Uncategorized

When it’s time for the Christmas Tree to go!

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

I️ enjoyed Christmas very much with my family. It’s always a great time to spend with loved ones. However, Christmas (2017) is behind us and I’m ready to put my tree away. You wonder, why so quickly? Well, I’m ready to redecorate and put something else in the space the tree is currently occupying.

Thanks to the kiddos. You can spot their special touch at the bottom of the tree with the extra ornaments.

I initially had a upcycled accent chair in this space before we put up the Christmas tree.

So now, I’m thinking about placing a book shelf in this space. I️ did a quick search on Target.com and found this lovely Casual Home Foldable Bookshelf, and the cost is not bad at $32.99.

I️ really like that this bookshelf is foldable. That way I️ can change it out for something else when I️ get tired of it without having to take it down to pieces. Yippee!!!

So back to the question, When do you take down your Christmas tree? And what do you think about the bookshelf?

Abi

Lifestyle

My Top 5 Ways to Unwind at the end of a Stressful Day

Stress is not fun, but everyone experiences it. Your body experiences stress when it’s put through any situation that brings about change. Stress is a normal part of life. However, an excessive amount is stress is what leads to burnout and health problems.
Everyone experiences stress, but our stress levels depend on our daily activities. Let’s consider parents with little children, for example. Kids keep you on your toes. Literally. There’s never a dull moment in my house with 3 boys under 7. If they’re not running around, they’re sliding down the steps, racing toys on the wood floors, or getting on each other’s nerves.

Most evening when we get home from work, Hubby and I are busy trying to get dinner ready, help with homework and get the kids in bed by 8:00 pm. Once the kids are in bed, I spend about 30 to 45 minutes every night about three nights per week to de-stress in my own way.

1) Start (or continue) a craft project

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2) Exercise in my basement (cardio/weights)


3) Read an interesting book (not too interesting that I can’t put it down)

4) Listen to a broadcast/podcast (Joyce Meyer, Tony Evans, Focus on the Family, etc.)

5) Review and edit previously taken photographs

So, what are some ways you UNWIND after a long day?

 


DIY Home Decor

Budget-Friendly Fall Decor

Last week, 2 of my kiddos were sick and would not be allowed back in school until they had been fever-free for 24 hours without medication. Sure, I was home with sick kids but the weather was great! It was 68 – 79 degrees and that meant we could spend some time outside. I’m a natural lover of the outdoors and I don’t miss an opportunity to enjoy the sun, fresh air and the freedom found in nature. And it felt good!

With that said, after spending some time indoors after breakfast, we headed to the backyard. The boys brought their soccer balls with them to play with. As I sat on the deck steps and watched them, I could not help but admire the shape of the leafless trees outside our yard. After sitting for a while, I decided to get up and play the kids. As I played with them, I noticed some long stemmed twigs on the ground and immediately thought about gathering some for a vase. The kids joined me after I picked up a few and It was a fun five-minute activity for us. As we gathered the twigs, they asked if they were good and long enough.

Our Yard


And that’s it! Instant beauty. What do you all think? Leave me a comment.