Monday, September 29, 2014

Five-Minute Fall Wreath Switch-Up

If you're into little-effort, low-cost, low-maintenance seasonal decorating, stick around and let's chat about wreaths!  

My keep-it-simple plan for fall has now extended to the front porch where I transformed my go-to green wreaths from Summer to Autumn in about 5 minutes.

Remember my original tutorial for these Easiest-Ever DIY Green Wreaths here?  Well, I switched them up a little by just sticking in a few stems from my fall wreaths from a couple years ago.  (See that one here.)

I went with the purple because my porch flowers were still going strong and I couldn't bear to toss them just yet, so I just added a few mums, used those colors in the wreath and called it done.

It's a little less traditional than a typical fall look, but it still says "You're Welcome" and that's always the point.  

If you've got a post or link to your fall porch or door, share it below in the comments or on my Facebook page!  I'd love to see it!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pretty Preppy Party Features and More!

What a fun turnout we had for our first ever Pretty Preppy Party right here and on 4 other fun blogs last week!  

You can click here to see all the great link-ups in case you missed it, but I've picked a few of my faves to highlight today.  (See if you can guess what they have in common!)

Love this acrylic and gold jewelry box idea from Bitz of Me. These would be so super-cute for gift ideas for bridesmaids or girlfriends!  I want one for myself, too!

And speaking of gold, this Hello Sunshine mug also caught my attention.  Click over and visit Emily at Two Purple Couches to see how she made this work!

And last, but not least, is this DIY Leopard Clutch from Create Bake Celebrate.  She shows how easy this is to make, and I am seriously loving that fabric.

Be sure to visit these other Preppy Party bloggers to see who they chose to feature!

Did anyone guess what my 3 features have in common?  If you said they remind you of Kate Spade, then we must be on the same style page.  If you've been here long, you might have guessed I'm a huge fan of Kate.  I have what some might call a tiny obsession.  (Is it still classified as hoarding if you store it neatly in a really cute bag?)  Anyway, I've been collecting Kate Spade bags for several years now and only parted with a few during that time, so it's time I cleared out my shelves a little.

To help with that, I've decided to hold a little Kate Spade sale on my blog's Facebook page to offer my readers a great deal on them before I sell them on eBay.  Details about the sale will be coming soon, so follow my Facebook page and alert all your Kate Spade-loving friends!  Hope to see you there!

And be sure to link up at our next Pretty Preppy Party on October 16th!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Gilded Edge {Faux} Agate Coasters

Anyone else have a crush on colorful agate coasters like I do?  I've been keeping my eyes peeled for some since this summer, and I've definitely seen some gorgeous ones.  These are a few of my faves...

But, the problem is, I'm cheap.  So, I've been holding out, hoping to find a really good deal.  And apparently not only do good things come to those who wait, but good things come to those who shop at Target!  When I spotted these beauties on the shelf for only $9.99 per set, I gasped.  And it took me a minute to realize that they're not actually agate, but screened-printed glass!  Genius!  They have 3 different colored sets available, along with bookends and trays in the collection as well.  Love it!

I came home with a gray-ish set and a blue set.

And then I got the bright idea to add a little gold on the edges, which made me love them even more. I used this paint, but any nice gold paint should do.

Exactly what I've been wanting!

This is not a sponsored post, but as always, I love sharing a good deal when I find it.  Check these out on your next trip to Target.  Now through October 3, there's a mobile coupon for $3 off a $15 home d├ęcor purchase as well!  I have a feeling these won't last long!