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Something Sweet Valentine Tablescape

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Hello! Can you believe there are only 2 more days until February?! Valentines is just around the corner, so I thought I would share a Valentines tablescape and my ‘formal’ living room and dining room. I am making the most progress on this room so far.

*The contents of this blog are sponsored by Oriental Trading.*

I was contacted by Oriental Trading to put together something Valentine related and since I love dressing up my table, that’s what I went with. I’m so excited how this turned out! I can’t wait to show you, so here we go! Warning-there are a lot of pictures!

I started out with a layered place setting for each person. The little clear favor box holds some treats and is layered on top of a pink confetti plate. Next comes a silver chevron printed  scalloped edge plate and then a silver charger. I added a birch design gold and white napkin and a silvertone feather place card holder. I love these feathers! They look so elegant! For the place cards, I printed out the names on the computer and then layered them over some pink scrapbook paper.

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I also received these silver metal lanterns from Oriental Trading. I love lanterns, so these were an obvious choice. I added warm white fairy lights inside to add a little romance.

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I absolutely love how the centerpiece/runner came together! I was inspired by a couple of other blogs I looked at and couldn’t wait to try it myself. I started out with orange branches from in my yard. I layered in some eucalyptus from Michaels and then added the beautiful pink silk peonies. I love how full it looks and the greenery is the perfect touch.

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Here is the table looking back to my hutch. I had a built-in hutch at my last house that was probably 3 times this size. I was able to go through all my dishes and get rid of a lot, but I also added shelves in here to display the rest of the dishes.

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I added these fun garlands to the shelves too. I had the pink pom-pom garland and then added the silver flutterball garland too. The pink tulle pom-poms add just the little touch of pink to the decor.

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I added some yummy sweets to my beverage cart. You can see its makeover here. I added some different layers with the cake plates and some cute little straws in the mason jar.

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I found these cute little bottles of Martinellis and covered the label with a Valentine one I found over at How to Nest for Less. The pink and turquoise were the perfect colors!

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I made some sweets too. They don’t look the prettiest, but they sure taste good!

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I love having this capiz shell chandelier over the table! It adds the best beach look to the room. The metallic lily hanging paper lanterns make it look like a party! The gold and silver were the perfect accents to the rest of the decor.

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Here is a wider view so you can see a little bit how the room is laid out. This would be the back part of the room. To the left is an entrance into the kitchen and table area. The wicker chairs at the bottom of the picture face the front window where the daybed is.

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I have my faux fireplace in here since the family room already has a fireplace. I made this mantle from an old headboard and I love how it turned out!

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The daybed used to be Haley’s and worked perfect here in the living room. Do you see who is hiding among the pillows? She loves it here because she can see what is going on in the neighborhood.

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Mom, do you remember this little heart pillow? You made it for me way back when I was in grade school! It must be an antique!

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Here are a few more favorites.

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I just had to show you my helpers too.

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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99 Cent Store Valentines Day

Hello everyone!  I hope you have all had a wonderful week because it is almost the weekend!  Does anyone have any exciting plans for the weekend?

Well as you may know, Valentines Day is coming up in 2.5 weeks and we all need to start the major pink and red, hearts and love decoration fest!  And for me, being a broke college student, the 99 Cent Store is a great place to pick up decorations.

And boy, do they have a lot of stuff!  Lots of pink and red colored hearts, boxes, and signs.  So, I bought some stuff to help decorate my roommate and my apartment.

The first thing I bought was this cute little white sign.  I thought it was really simple and pretty and it goes perfectly under our cute family board.

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The next thing was the awesome XOXO sign.  I love the different colors and that it is on a black background, not white.  It looks great on the table, even if the cats don’t agree.

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Next…is this adorable little mailbox!  It is tin and it’s probably supposed to hold candy, but maybe I will send secret messages to my roommate.  Or I will just keep looking adorable right inside my door.

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Now onto yet another sign.  This cute little arrow sign is perfect for any room of the house.  I love it in my room on my bookshelf.  Because, arrows are still in style right????

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And, onto the door.  I bought this red heart sash thingy that I wrapped around my wreath.  It looks great and is very festive for Valentines Day.

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Finally, this cute little box.  I bought it to fill with candy for my roommate for Valentines Day since we are both single.

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Maybe we will celebrate Galentines Day……..

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Guest Room Complete & Canvas Giveaway

Good morning! Hope you all had a good weekend! We had lots and lots of rain, which we do need so badly. Thankfully, it stops for awhile in between storms so the water has time to drain. And guess what!? It’s our 2 Year Blogiversary!!! I can hardly believe it! Thank you to all our wonderful followers and supporters! Obviously we couldn’t keep going if it wasn’t for all of you! You are so appreciated and we really have enjoyed getting to know you and reading all your sweet comments.

Since I couldn’t get out much, I was able to get a little more done in my house. I mostly worked on the guest room/craft room/Lauren’s room. It’s basically the same as it was at the other house, but this room is much larger. So nice! I actually have room to stretch out a bit!

*The contents of this blog are sponsored by CanvasFactory.com.*

Before we moved to our new house, I was contacted by CanvasFactory.com. They offered to send me a 16 X 20 canvas of my choice. I could either upload my own picture to be placed on a canvas or use one of their 20 million wall art prints. There are so many sizes and styles to choose from! There are canvas, acrylic glass, aluminum or collages. You can order a single print, like I did, a split canvas, or a do a whole canvas display. Plus, CanvasFactory is giving away a 16 X 20 canvas of your choice! Just enter the Rafflecopter at the end of the post. Good luck!

It took me awhile to go through the different prints they offered, but I finally decided on an old-fashioned bicycle. Even then, I had to choose between what color bicycle and what style. I finally chose black and white.

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The quality of this canvas is so great! The background is very white, so the black bicycle really stands out. There is even a bit of a sparkle to it!

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Here you can see some of the great detail.

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Even the back is finished nicely. There is black velvet all around the back edge to protect your walls and a sturdy hanger too.

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I would love to have a few more of these around! They really look nice and add a great element to your room.  Continue reading to find out how you can win a canvas of your own from Canvas Factory!

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Okay, on to the guest room! Obviously, I hung this CanvasFactory.com print in the guest room, so now I will show you the rest of it. It started out as quite a mess! I really hadn’t done anything to it since we had the painting (Benjamin Moore, Simply White)done. So I unloaded everything from the desk and put it onto the bed.

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Then I started with my ribbon basket. I took everything out and gave it a good dusting. I did get rid of a few rolls and then secured all my other rolls with straight pins so I wouldn’t have pieces of ribbon hanging all over.

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Much better!

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What a difference a good cleaning can make!

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I used the same bedding and curtains I had before.

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I did change up the dresser a bit though. I used a lot of the same things, just rearranged them a bit.

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I really like how fresh and clean the room is now. It feels ready to take on a new craft project! Slowly, but surely, the house is coming together. We have several big projects to tackle, and several little ones, but it’s nice to see some progress.

I have added some links to some items similar to what I have in my guest room if you are interested. I earn a little bit from each sale, but there is no extra charge for you. Thanks for taking a look!

Azar 300703 3 Tiered Round Wire Dump Bins, White

Catalina Printed Cork Board

Ball Mason Jar-32 oz. Aqua Blue Glass Ball Collection Elite Color Series Wide Mouth

Howard Elliott 2146W Dorsiere Oval Mirror, Glossy White

Best Home Fashion Room Darkening Morrocan Print Curtains – Antique Bronze Grommet Top – Navy- 52″W X 63″L – (1 Panel)

Finally, the fun stuff!  Canvas Factory was kind enough to give us a second coupon code to give out to one lucky person!  This will get you a free 16 X 20 canvas.  There are thousands to choose from and as you can tell from our experience, they are awesome!  Click on the link below to enter!  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Here are some other posts you might want to look at!

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Valentines Day by BlitzyBlingArt

Hello everyone!  I have a really easy project that you can make just in time for Valentines Day!  I hope you enjoy!

So I am currently working on a bunch of artwork for a craft show that I will be attending in March.  As a part of attending the craft show, I need to give a small donation for a silent auction.  Because of this, I made two small canvass that go together!

(I must apologize because I made the first canvas before I thought of taking pictures for the blog.  Sorry.)

I decided I was going to make a heart and an XO.  Now, I made the heart before I took pictures, but I will show yo how I made the XO.

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First, I started with I drew out the X and the O to make sure they were the right sizes.

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Then you place the glue.  I followed my lines because I somehow fit the letters perfectly.

And finally TAKE PICTURES!

But, I couldn’t take just normal pictures.  I had to attempt to take pictures of my two miniature canvases with my cats Target and Amelia.

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I swear I spent way too long trying to get these pictures….

But I think the tiny canvases turned out so cute!  And I mean, my cats love each other and I love them so it works out perfectly!  Especially since I am the conductor of the single train for life…………………………………………..

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Fabulous Finds and Fashions 2

Finds and Fashions-January 17, 2017

Hello again! It’s time for another Finds and Fashions…except I don’t have any (sigh). I really haven’t been out shopping or buying much lately, unless you count paint and primer, but that’s not too exciting.

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I did take the doors off the coat closet that is right in front of the front door. It’s so close, you practically run into it. I want to remove the insides and the wall in the front, just to give a little more room. There is another coat closet in the hallway, so we really don’t need this one. (really bad picture…sorry!)

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After I took the doors off, I realized I could put them together and form a kind of screen in front of the water heater. The water heater sits right inside the door into the laundry room and you can see it from the family room. This at least disguises it a bit. I want to do something pretty with it in the future.

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We also brought this big window from the old house and are in the process of installing it between the dining room and kitchen. Can you guess what it is going to be when it is finished?  You also get a sneak peek into the dining room! This is the only room that is even a little bit decorated.

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That’s going to be it for today! I hope you have a wonderful day and hopefully I can show you a little more progress on Monday!

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