Copy Cat Skillet Cinnamon Buns

Skillet Cinnamon Buns

How many times do you pin a project or recipe on Pinterest and actually go back and make it? Over the weekend, I gave myself the challenge to do just that. When Crystal from Sew Creative made these Ooey Gooey Caramel Skillet Cinnamon Rolls, I was hooked the minute I saw them. Typically we don't eat sugary-doughy-desserts around here, but I figured a little indulgence wouldn't harm us. Besides, the last time I made any sort of cinnamon bun was … [Read more...]

Handmade Gift Planning + Upcoming Link Parties

JamJarsDressedUp_FreePrintable

On this week's Holiday Countdown list, I encouraged you to make some gifts for Christmas instead of buying everything. Handmade gifts are not only budget-friendly, but they add a personal touch and really show someone you care. In my experience, what usually stands in the way of getting around to handcrafting gifts rather than purchasing them is careful planning. That's why I always start no later than mid-November. If you're stumped about … [Read more...]

Pinterest for Holiday Inspiration

Yummy Board on Pinterest

It may only be the first day of November, but I find that the time between now and Christmas flies by quickly. Last year I got into the groove a little sooner than normal and found the time to create some handmade gifts and crafts, two things I've wanted to do more of, but never really found the time to squeeze them in. So what was different about last year? First of all, my son no longer plays hockey, which has freed up a lot of time because … [Read more...]

Pinterest Boards I’m Hooked On

Shauna Oberg on Pinterest

It's no secret that I'm addicted to Pinterest. If you haven't joined the craze, I'm surprised. I feel it's one of the best sources of inspiration and there's really no better way to store and categorize pictures along with their links.   Although I follow a variety of Pinterest boards, there are a few that seem to always catch my eye. First up, it's probably no surprise that I'm drawn to a board called Beach House by Wendy Hicken. Not … [Read more...]

Styling a Bed

styling a bed- headboard

How was your weekend? We were bombarded with rain, so all outside projects were put on hold until it dries up a bit. However, it did allow me to focus on organizing my office for a while and I'm getting close to having it just the way I want it. Those of you who have been asking about my office closet makeover, I promise you will see the after photos soon. Between our basement renovation, the Outdoor Extravaganza and wrapping up client projects … [Read more...]

Flower Nostalgia + A New Collection

red peony Better Homes and Gardens

One of the best parts of gardening is being able to cut flowers to bring inside. Growing up, my grandma had the most beautiful peonies and I remember the large green glass vase she'd put them in to grace her dining table. Perhaps it's those nostalgic feelings that draw me to peonies so much, but who can resist that sweet aroma and lovely gigantic blooms.  {via Simply Seductive} Last summer, I was at a garden center and I came across a few … [Read more...]

Front Entrance Freshening

Mini Mud Room

Two weeks ago I wrote about all the problems I have with my front entrance and many of you could relate. In fact, after sharing my front entrance woes, I received an email asking if I would share some tips for organizing and beautifying a front entrance. Since I'm currently working on the plans and sourcing for my own transformation, I thought I'd share the process I'm going through and break it down into 6 steps. {via Kellee on … [Read more...]

Elements of My Dream Kitchen

pendant lights over island

Disclaimer- I have been sponsored by Arcadian Lighting to write this post. As always, the thoughts expressed are my own. Happy Friday! I've been dreaming of renovating my kitchen for a long time and it definitely shows by the number of photos I have in my Kitchens to Covet category on Pinterest. I love how a story starts to come together on the boards as linking elements emerge. I always encourage my clients to gather pictures of rooms they … [Read more...]

Good or Bad Decorating Decision? {upholstered headboards}

Striped headboard- Kerrisdale Design

Sometimes we make design and decorating decisions that we end up regretting. Take the chocolate brown leather ottoman I purchased for my family room 5 years ago. First of all, I'm usually not a fan of leather because I find it cold in the winter and sticky in the summer. Secondly, the color seemed a bit dark for my style. However, I thought it would be durable and it was a bargain. Within a few months I wanted to send it back and it taught me … [Read more...]