Friday, January 14, 2011

Wall ART

I am always looking for simple ways to be creative.  When it comes to hanging pictures on my wall I always resort to this easy method for unique collages of picture frames.  My motto- be not afraid and get started filling up that empty wall space.  Here is my method-

  Boring and Sad Wall!

  Measure Kraft paper to desired Width and Height to fill your wall space

    Play around with your frames until you find a good balance 

Mark the paper with a pencil where the nails will go and tape your guide to the wall and hammer your nails.  Then rip off your paper and hang your pictures.

How easy was that!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

How to Pick a Christmas Tree!

The National Christmas Tree Association makes it possible to search by ZIP code for farms offering a cut-your-own experience. Many state growing associations also have websites with listings.

Tip: The first trees to get picked over tend to be the ones near the parking lot, so the farther reaches of a farm might offer a better selection.

Bring the Right Tools

Two things to remember to bring to the farm (or to ask whether they'll be provided) are a measuring tape and a handsaw. (Before you cut a tree, it pays to know it will fit in your living room!) As you browse, flag favorites with a bandanna so that it will be easier to comparison shop.

Types of trees-Clockwise, from top:

Balsam Fir, 'Carolina Sapphire' Cypress, Nordmann Fir, Noble Fir, Concolor Fir, 'Blue Ice' Cypress, Douglas Fir, White Pine, Fraser Fir, Leyland Cypress

Leave a good stump on the tree you cut, and trim a half inch at home before putting it in water.
Decorate and Enjoy!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Paper Goods

Check out this online store for all your paper needs or to get some inspiration.  So beautiful with so many unique designs.  Visit their store here

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Top Trend 3 - Pebbled Leather

How much do you love the look of pebbled leather?  These looks are available at a low cost and look like they were a pretty penny!
K Dash Handbag

Rachel Zoe Handbag

color inspiration

I love this color palette for a fun party or wedding day celebration.  I can't seem to get enough of gray right now and paired with yellow it can do no wrong!  What do you think about this combination?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Delicious Apple Recipes

 In Season: Apple-picking season begins in late August or early September and lasts through November. Apples keep well when they are cold so they can be year-round

 What to Look For: There are thousands of apple varieties, with a range of colors including red, russet, yellow, and green. Textures and flavors vary from tart and crisp to soft and sweet. In general, choose apples that are heavy for their size and feel firm when pressed gently.

How to Store: For the longest shelf life, store apples in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. Use within three weeks.

Apple Tart Recipe 

Swirly Baked Apple Recipe 

Apple Cake Recipe 

Get more recipes like these at Martha Stewart's Website 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall's Neutral Nails

Do you like these looks for fall nails?  It is an easy update to your wardrobe and a quick fix!
Nail Polish above can be found at Essie , Sephora , and from Rescue Beauty