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Decorating with the Pantone Color of the Year: GREEN!

Hello everyone!  I am extremely sorry for not posting last week.  I am so forgetful in my old age.

I’m only 22, but sometimes I feel like I’m 50 with how often I forget stuff.

So before I forget, I have an ANNOUNCEMENT!  Mom and I will be on Hometalk’s Facebook page doing a Facebook live on February 17, also known as TODAY!  We are very excited and can’t wait to show you all what we are creating!  All you need to do is go to Hometalk’s Facebook page and we will be starting at 4 pm PST/7 pm EST.  Hope to see you there!

Did you know that Pantone has a color of the year?  Yeah, it’s a real thing!  And this year’s color is representative of rebirth and new life.  It also represent vitality, which is perfect in the upcoming spring season.

So, the Pantone color of 2017 is Greenery!  Which, is not a top color for me, but mom decorates with it all the time.  So, I am going to show you how to add more green to her formal living room.  If you don’t remember what it looks like, click on the picture below to check it out.

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First of all, look at these awesome chairs! They are modern and chic, and I’m pretty sure they would look great in any room.  I love the modern look and they would look great with a dark wooden table.

But you know what these chairs would look great under???  How about some green lampshades!  Why not change out the blue printed lantern shades with these awesome green ones!

Now what about on the table?  How can we make these beautiful lanterns look even better and more GREEN???

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How about adding green fairy lights???  They add mystical lighting to any room.  Or, it makes it more festive for St. Patrick’s Day!

Did you know that small changes can give a room new life?  You could keep all of you white modern dishes and add something cute like this green chevron tablecloth to turn a room from ultra modern to fun and funky!

You can also change up some of the pieces that you hang on the wall to change the style of the room.  One of the things you can use to cover more space is hang a tapestry.  Here is a beautiful mandala tapestry that covers a lot of wall space.

Or you can hang a new funky wreath on your wall!  Did you know wreaths aren’t only meant for doors? You can also cut branches from your trees or bring plants in to not only bring in green, but add some other color!

Now what about the day bed that all the animals love to sleep on?

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How about some green pillows?  Did you know that switching out your pillows can change up the feeling in the room?  Just changing your pillows can change the entire look of the room!



Or maybe a green quilt?

OR MAYBE you put another throw blanket to put on top of the quilt.  Did you know that adding multiple blankets makes the space look cozier and comfier?

And, how about instead of the dog sleeping on the bed, they get their own green bed???

There are so many possibilities with the color green!  I hope that this has given you lots of new ideas for how to decorate with the color green!

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Scrabble Tile Spring Sign

Good morning! We are having some beautiful weather today, at least until the next rain storm comes in. But that’s okay, we need it! Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? I  know my preschoolers are very excited. We hope to be able to have some fun tomorrow at school.

This weather feels like spring, so I thought I would start a spring project. I still have  quite a few pieces of this painted wood and I found some scrabble-like letters in my scrapbooking stash, so I decided to put them together. I came up with some spring-like words and tried to keep them about the same length, but some are longer than others. I started by laying them out on the board.

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I figured out I would need 3 inches between the bottom of one line of letters and the top of the next. I used a ruler and drew lines across so I would know where to line up the letters.

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I added a line of glue just below the pencil line and started gluing on letters, making sure they were centered. I didn’t measure for the center, I just eyeballed it, but you can certainly do that.

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total aside: I did change the spelling of blossoms!

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I had some blank spots where I had to fill in, so I found some cute spring flowers from my scrapbooking stash too and after playing with it for a bit, found the right combinations. I ended up using only the yellow and pink.

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I placed it on my mantle with a cute little bird who is ready for spring too!

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I made the spring banner a couple of years ago and thought is was the perfect touch across the window.

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Have you started projects for spring yet? Or done any decorating? I am more than ready for the heavenly sunshine! I hope you all have a great week!

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Valentine Games for Kids of All Ages

Good morning!  We have had the strangest weather this past week. Last Monday, it was so foggy here, we had several big accidents on a nearby freeway. Thankfully, there was nothing serious, but lots of crushed vehicles. On Wednesday, it was so nice, we could wear short sleeves outside in the sunshine. On Thursday, it rained. On Friday, there was so much rain, some areas flooded and on Saturday, it was back to short sleeves again. Whew! It’s pretty hard to know how to dress each morning!! First world problems, right!?

Here we are, just a week before Valentines! Do you have your plans yet? I thought I would share some fun games for the kids of all ages to play. Even my grown kids like a little adventure now and then.

1. Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger hunts can be done a couple of different ways. I made this one for my preschool class for a fun Valentine Day activity and it’s great for the younger kids who can’t read yet. This can be made with all different kinds of things in the squares, depending on what you have in your home. I made this on Microsoft Word and added in the different pictures.

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You can also make a scavenger hunt with written clues, which works better for older kids. The clues can be a easy or hard as you want. I have made simple ones, such as ‘look where the movies are’, to harder ones like ‘this is where we go each day to talk about our work and play.’ I hand the child the first clue and then they have to go search for the next one. The second clue leads them to the third and so on. There is a special gift at the end of the hunt.

2. Yarn Treasure Hunt

I did this one for the girls a couple of time at Easter. Each girl got their own color of yarn. I tied the end of the yarn on their doorknob and then wound it all through the house, over and under furniture and all around. There would be little treats at various places and then their basket at the end. We even took it outside through the doggy door! The girls would have to follow their color string all over until they reached the end. I didn’t have any pictures of this, but here is a very similar one from handsonaswegrow.com.

The spider web scavenger hunt for Halloween

3. Mad Libs

We love Mad Libs! We play them when we travel in the car. They always bring on a good laugh. Haley gave these to her friends in her Senior year of high school. She wrapped them around a piece of chocolate and gave them out at lunch time. Then the group sat around the table and had lots of laughs together.

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Haley also mentioned using Conversation Hearts to fill in the blanks. I’m sure some of those answers would be hilarious!

4. Heart Hunt

How about a heart hunt? Similar to an Easter Egg Hunt, but the kids can look for hearts instead. This could be heart shaped candy, heart gift certificates, or bags filled with candy.

Just try and remember how many you hid them or you will be finding candy long after Valentine’s Day!

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day filled with love and lots of chocolate!

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Pink Floral Valentine Heart

Good Saturday morning! Ahh! Is a day to relax for you or are you busy running around? We have a few household things to take care of , but not too much on the agenda. Of course, there’s the Super Bowl tomorrow. Are you watching or is shopping calling your name? We will just be hanging out at home watching the commercials, while my husband watched the actual game. 🙂

Lauren and I kind of came up with the same type of Valentine project and we hadn’t even talked about it ahead of time. A little scary! We both used silk flowers and mounted them, hers is on a canvas and mine is on a weathered board. You can see hers here. Anyways, I had a bunch of small boards that Lauren had painted awhile ago, plus some silk flowers in my stash and decided to try and put them together.

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I pulled out the flowers I wanted to use, I chose pink,  and then decided on a grey board so the flowers would really stand out. I drew a heart on a piece of paper and then traced it onto the board so I would have a little bit of an outline to put my flowers in.

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I did try this a couple of different ways, but ended up using just one type and color of flower. I was so busy gluing and placing flowers, I forgot to take any pictures during. Sorry! But it is pretty simple. I glued them really close together so they would be nice and tight. I even trimmed some of the petals to give it more of a heart shape. I think maybe smaller flowers with tighter petals would have worked better, but I still think this looks good.

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I used a decorative stand to display it on and placed it my shelves in my dining room with my other pink decor.

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This was really simple, but I think it looks nice and adds just a little special touch to the shelf.

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I hope you have a wonderful Saturday!

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Silk Flower Heart Canvas

Hello everyone!  February is now upon us and Valentines Day is a little over a week away.  But, that doesn’t mean that all of the Valentines Decor is complete.  Hence this project.

But, before we get started, congratulations to Sarah C. on winning the Canvas Factory Raffle!  We can’t wait to see what you have picked out!

I have been trying to find different projects for BlitzyBlingArt.  And, I went to the 99 Cent Store and found these really pretty silk flowers.  So, naturally I bought a few bunches and started my project.

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The first thing I did was take all of the flowers off of their stems and cut them short so I could glue them.  Next, I cut out a heart and drew it on the canvas.

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Then I started gluing.  First problem I ran into, I attempted to use Elmer’s glue.  Obviously I realized that wasn’t going to work AFTER I attempted to glue the first flower on.  Second problem, I wasn’t going to fill in the heart.  But then I realized that that as I started to put flowers around the heart, you couldn’t see the shape of the heart.

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I decided to use the pink flowers around the heart and the white inside the heart.  That way the heart is a bit more obvious and you could see it.

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And after lots of hot glue and a few flowers falling apart with cutting the stems off, the canvas was finished.  And it looks amazing!

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The heart still isn’t very heartish (if that is even a word), but it looks really cool!  I love how it looks.  The flowers look really nice and it looks full.  I also like how it look next to my other Valentines Decor!

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