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Decorating a Family Room

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in family room | 20 comments

Decorating a Family Room

Can I be honest with you?

Sometimes I struggle with contentment.

I lead a life that is blessed beyond measure.  I have every reason to be the most contented person on planet Earth.

But sometimes I get caught up in things like…not liking the fabric on my sofa…and not being able to find just the right buffet  for my kitchen…and how I don’t like my 25 year old bathroom with faucet handles that look like giant diamonds.

And when I come out of my tailspin of self pity…I’m nauseated with myself.

But then I tell myself that I write a blog about home decorating…I’ve got to have the right fabric on my sofa and I’ve got to find the perfect piece of furniture for the kitchen and I can never photograph my bathroom until it has been totally gutted and transformed…and the blog world so desperately needs to see my bathroom for crying out loud! :)

And I’m right back to where I started…vicious cycle.

So today I’m just going to share a small change that I’ve made.

This isn’t a great DIY project for you to try…it’s simply how I looked around my house and found a small change that could be made that didn’t require any shopping.

Decorating a Family Room

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How to Create a Gallery Wall

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in art, family room | 19 comments

How to Create a Gallery Wall

I’m not up with the times culturally speaking.

Like the other night, while we were watching the Olympics (which is the first network TV  I’ve watched in a LONG time) a commercial came on for a show called The Voice.

Seems that all of the people who host The Voice are at the top of the fame ladder…

…and I didn’t recognize any of them except for Usher

…and that’s only because he sang part of a song with Justin Bieber…and my 9 year old went through a time where she loved his songs…and we listened to that very song over and over and over.

So yesterday morning, I decided I was going to change all of that.

I was going to catch up…be able to talk about the latest movies…recognize famous people…know what the latest TV shows are.

I was all prepared to fold some laundry and watch some morning talk shows…

…until I figured out that I didn’t know how to turn our TV on.

Because we don’t have one remote; we have 3.  And you have to make sure that the TV is on and the box is on and each remote controls a different part.

And on my way to call my husband to get him to explain it to me…I got distracted with making a new Spring arrangement.

And tweaking my latest gallery wall.

How to Create a Gallery Wall

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Family Room Decorations

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in family room, gallery wall | 15 comments

Family Room Decorations

I’m so thankful that I was productive last week.

Because unless you count being productive as…keeping a fire goingand making plenty of hot chocolateand slice and bake chocolate chip cookiesand playing Sorryand watching countless episodes of “19 Kids and Counting”…all while wearing pajamas…

…I’ve been less than productive.

But that’s ok, because I’ve soaked up these days of nothing with my girls…

…and the “productive” thing can wait.

School will eventually start back again! :)

So here is how my family room decorations are shaping up.

Gallery Wall @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Annie Sloan Old Ochre and French Linen Mirror

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in chalk paint, family room | 13 comments

 I’ve had this mirror now for years.

And for months, I’ve been thinking that it’s a little more “gold” than I’d like.

And for some reason,

after all of those days that I’ve been thinking I should paint it.

Today became the day.

Projects like these are usually saved for when I have company coming,

and I feel the need to change a few things.

Even if they’ve never been to my house before?

They will NEVER know that I’ve changed anything,

but I still feel the need.

I’m certain that this trait is in my DNA somewhere because my mother is the same way.

Decorating projects always happened right before company came.

Gallery Wall @ DaisyMaeBelle

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How to Make a Standing Wreath in a Container

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 in crafts, family room, wreaths | 9 comments

Our summer of freedom is almost officially over. :(

Middle School Orientation Monday night…

Elementary School Orientation Tuesday night…

Giant Back-to-School youth group event Wednesday night…

Hosting 60 middle school girls and their families for dinner Thursday night…

So, of course, I am making a new wreath.

That’s what anyone else would do, right?!

Because, I saw this super cute “wreath in a clay pot” at a really nice,

expensive store last week.

And, I knew that I wanted one.

And, I had this great idea that I just knew would work.

So, I could not get anything else done until I saw if this idea would

actually work.

And, it did. :)

DIY Potted Wreath @ DaisyMaeBelle

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More of the Family Room

Posted by on Jul 12, 2013 in family room | 14 comments

More of the Family Room

My Mom and Dad are wonderful, smart people.

But, they have not kept up with the world of technology.

Case in point;

This is the conversation I had with my Mom last week:

Mom:  Guess what?! You Dad is going to get us a cell phone!

Me: Make sure he gets you an I-phone.  They are so much easier to use!

Mom: Oh, I  think they are too expensive. Besides, I don’t know if we need anything as fancy as that.

Me: It isn’t that it’s fancy.  It’s just much easier to use.  And, we could share pictures.

Mom:  Well, I’ll see what I can do. It would be fun to send a picture.

Our conversation a little later that afternoon. . . 

Mom: Hey! I am calling on my new cell phone!

Me: Great!  Did you get the I-phone?

Mom: (Trying to cover the mouthpiece, she asks my dad, “Bobby, is this the I-phone?)  Yes! We got an I-phone.

Seriously!?

She might be the only person on the planet who has an I-phone,

and doesn’t even know that she has one :)

Although they did not teach me much about technology.

They taught me everything I know about home.

Family Room @ DaisyMaeBelle

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