Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Holiday Happies-The Hostess Gift Edition

Hello Friends!Today i wanted to share some sweet hostess gift ideas with you. There are so many Christmas parties coming up or other occasions when you just need a little happy to bring to the hosted. Here are some cute inexpensive ideas from Anthropologie.


I love a cute dish towel and chances are your party hostess will too. Can it get any cuter than this?
Well maybe this...

Or this

Add some dish soap

and you've got the making of hostess gift giving greatness.

This is an Anthro favorite that I've gifted to many (You know who you are.) but it bears-haha repeating 'cause it's so dang cute!


Everyone loves a great candle and these are a personal favorite.


Serving pieces are always a good idea and these are very sweet and reasonably priced.



And last but not least I think any hostess would love a pretty apron. Here are a few on the Anthropologie shelves.



Well Friends I hope this gives you a few ideas for your hostess gift giving!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

A Baby Shower for a Friend

Recently I was asked to help plan a baby shower by the husband of a dear friend. He'd already rented the venue and she had mentioned an adventurer style theme.Of course hot air balloons immediately came to mind.

I took small baskets from Michael's and Hot glued gold paper straws in the 4 corners. Then I took a honeycomb circle from Target and hot glued that on top of the straws. I made a little map banner that I draped and glued around the "balloon". A small jar filled with pebbles(These tend to be top heavy) provided a place for a small baby's breath arrangement.


They sat on ivory colored tablecloths and burlap toppers along with a small framed scripture.
There was also a small seating area staged with all things baby







It's all in the details!








It's was also the mommy-to-be's birthday!


The hallway going to the restrooms had little lit cubbies randomly placed. They were the perfect spot for baby blocks.



I always like to gift the parents with some sort of wreath or door hanging with the baby's initial or monogram. Later they can hang it on their hospital room door. The mommies always love that idea and it makes finding their room at the hospital so easy!
This adorable letter wreath was from etsy shop Crafts with Love by JEK


To make the sign I had plywood cut to a 4 ft square and painted it white. My sweetheart of a daughter-in-love lettered it for me and I made the tissue paper flowers and hot glued them on. All very inexpensive but high impact.
The venue Event 1013 was located in an old building with beautiful old brick.Perfectly shower worthy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Home Tour

I know it's been awhile and I have no real excuse other than life. Since I visited with you last I've acquired a new home, a new daughter in law and a new grand baby. So many wonderful things I just wanted to soak it all up.
First up I wanted to share my new home with you.


It really was such a labor of love and we have enjoyed it to no end!


How did I ever live without a porch?



The screened porch

has been party central ever since we moved in!








Because we are empty nesters we really didn't want a lot of rooms that would rarely be used. Instead we decided on a great room where we all could gather and would also work well for the two of us.


It's a large space that includes a seating area, kitchen and dining area.









The master suite is cozy and just right for us.



I have a small home office/mudroom /powder room combo near the kitchen. It works well for me.


Upstairs is my husband's study and man cave, along with a guest room and the grand sugar room.
My happy place is my craft room.

Well those are the highlights. I hope you enjoyed the tour!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A Fort Worth Craftsman Home Tour


This charming craftsman is located in the historic Fairmont neighborhood of Ft Worth, an area that is nationally recognized.


What a great porch!