Gold Metallic Garland

gold metallic garland

Happy New Year!! Doesn’t it seem like as soon as you get everything ready for Christmas, it’s time to pack it all away and ring in the new year? I don’t usually do much in the way of decorating for the new year, but this time I have some gold glitzy garland that I hung for the holidays and it works great for the new year celebration. All you need is some twine, some shiny scrapbook paper, glue or tape and a hole punch. [Please click to continue reading…]
gold holiday garland


Wintertime Mantel

wintertime mantel

Christmas is just a couple of days away and the mantel  is ready and awaiting the arrival of good ol’ St. Nick! I’ll share the wintertime decorations with you and show you an easy way to take  a plain holiday wreath and dress it with a little flocking to make it just right for a snowy theme. Best of all, these decorations can stay up even after the holiday! [Please click to continue reading…]

flocked holiday wreath


Fall Harvest Mantel Decorating

fall harvest mantel

Happy Fall! For over a year now, there’s always been a mirror above the mantel in the small, but quaint living room of our house. I always thought it helped to make the room look bigger. But over time I got tired of only being able to see the ceiling fan in the mirror. And it wasn’t too picture friendly either.fall-mantel-decor(1)


No matter what angle I tried to shoot from, it was there. I can hide cords, toys, dog bowls, and piles of mail, but I can never get rid of that ceiling fan.



So I had three options. Live with it, get rid of the ceiling fan, or get rid of the mirror. Well, obviously relocating the mirror was the easiest and most logical. :)

Then I had to decide what to fill the large wall above the mantel with. I’m planning a living room makeover for next year (imagine that!) but for now I built a wooden panel to fill the space where the mirror used to be. [Please click to continue reading…]

Halloween Mantel Decorating {And A Free Printable!}

halloween decorating ideas

Spooking out the Halloween mantel is one of my favs when it comes to decorating. I used some of the same elements from last year with a few twists and a new Halloween wreath. Read on for some decorating ideas for your Halloween mantel and a free printable at the end!

halloween mantel

Grandinroad Inspired Halloween Wreath

halloween knock-off wreath

I can’t believe it’s already October!! I spent part of the weekend trying to get some Halloween decorating done, starting with this Grandinroad Inspired Halloween Wreath which is donning the wicked mantel this year. This wreath caught my eye because of all the different patterns and I loved the broom and witch hat accessories. I set out to a few craft stores and made a knock-off version of this wreath for only $40, and I’ll show you how. [Please click to continue reading…]halloween knock-off wreath

Fall Mantel Decorating

fall mantel banner

It’s finally official! Fall is here and this weekend I spent some time enjoying the cooler weather and fixing up some fall decorations around the house, starting with the Fall mantel. This year, I’m going more neutral and natural with the fall decorating. [Please click to continue reading…]

fall mantel banner

Valentine Decorations


I’m not usually too big on Valentine decorations; however I do like to find simple ways to transform my space with the holidays and special occasions.  Not to mention that I’m addicted to decorating! Remember the paper flowers that I made? I decided to use them in decorating our Valentine mantel.


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Christmas Mantel of Joy


21 days until Christmas! Wow, can you believe how fast this is flying by already? Today, I’m sharing our Christmas mantel. Yep, the stockings are already hung and ready for Santa! Remember my Mercury Glass tutorial? You can see the candlesticks I made there on the mantel. I was soooo excited to do this again […]

{Halloween Mantel Decor}

Halloween Mantle

Happy Columbus Day!! Hope you had a great weekend! It was rainy and cold here but it also made for a great time to roast marshmallows out by the fire and cook up a yummy batch of heartwarming chili! Since I was tied to inside only projects this weekend, I decided it was time to […]

Fall Mantel Decorating


Today, I’m linking up my fall mantel over at Centsational Girl.  I can’t wait to see all the inspiration from everyone’s fall decorating! It’s not often that we actually use our indoor fireplace but I wouldn’t trade it for anything and the best part is getting to decorate the mantel with every season! Almost all of what you […]