*/ function add_hellobar_script() { echo '

Posts by melissa

How to Make a Boxwood Wreath

Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 80 comments

How to Make a Boxwood Wreath

So a few days ago I shared my exciting news with you!

I’ve opened an Etsy shop that is all about wreaths.

I showed you a few that I had made and had put in the shop and I told you that I would still be showing you how to make some…and I asked you to tell me which one you wanted to learn how to make first.

And the clear winner was the boxwood wreath.

So today, I’m going to show you how to make a boxwood wreath!

how to make a boxwood wreath

Read More

How to Decorate a Spring Mantel

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Uncategorized | 14 comments

How to Decorate a Spring Mantel

So are some of you beginning to doubt if Spring is actually going happen this year?!

We have used all but 2 of our snow days here.

So last week I decided that the vintage sled and ice skates that I once thought to be very delightful decorations…had to GO! And GO NOW!

And I trudged through the ice and snow to my craft shed and I started digging out all things Spring!

And I invited some of my blogging friends to do the same…

…and for the next 3 days, we are going to share our Spring Mantels with you!

{A list of the full tour is at the end of this post!}

Here is one way to decorate a Spring Mantel:

Spring Mantel

Read More

My New Etsy Wreath Shop

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Uncategorized | 25 comments

My New Etsy Wreath Shop

Hello sweet blog friends!

I’ve missed y’all!

I’ve been taking a break and regrouping a bit. Sorting out priorities. Trying to decide what I want to do next.

And I’m happy to report that I don’t really know for sure…Ha!

One thing I do know is that I love to make wreaths. And I love to teach y’all how to make wreaths. And you seem to like learning.

Although some of you don’t really want to learn how, but you would like to buy one that was made! :)

So my new Etsy store will be just for you!

Click on any picture to take you straight to the shop!

Here is a perfect wreath for Spring!

White Spring Wreath

White Peonies Wreath

Read More

DIY Wood and Burlap Clip Frame

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

DIY Wood and Burlap Clip Frame

**I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Plaid Crafts, Michaels and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own.**

Happy New Year!

Are you a resolution maker?  I’m not.

My husband makes a food resolution EVERY year and STICKS with it every year. His resolution this year is that he cannot have a dessert if he hasn’t walked 2 miles that day. Ugh. And he will stick with it 100%. Sickening.

I did go with his resolution once. ONCE. No french fries for the year. And I must say that I stuck with it. And I was so proud of myself. Those were in the days of spending a lot of time at Chick-fil-A with 3 small girls and a lot of opportunities to eat a lot of fries.

The next year he was going to give up donuts. I decided that I didn’t want to join him any more. :)

That is the year that I decided that I just wanted to live by a certain “thought” for the year. {So much harder to track, and you don’t feel like such a failure if you go a day or 2 without living under the new motto.}

This year’s motto is simple:

FIND THE GOOD.

I want to find the good in each day and each situation. And I want to encourage my girls to do the same.

So this Spring Wood Surface was just what I needed to remind my family to find the good!

DIY wood and burlap clip frame

Read More

Parade of Homes Inspiration

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Parade of Homes Inspiration

Being a blogger has it’s perks.

Take last week for instance.

I was invited to attend the King’s Chapel Parade of Homes in Arrington, TN.

And let me just tell you that it knocked my socks off!

Hello Jello.

The inspiration and ideas were mind boggling.

And I met so many new friends and I laughed and I drooled and I took more pictures than I physically thought was possible in a 2 hour stretch…and I think I’m going to have to take my husband back. :)

Because I saw things like this incredible barn wood ceiling…

barn wood ceiling

Read More