modern fireplace  see through fireplace

One of my favorite features of my first home was the streamlined minimal fireplace that floated in the wall free of any mantle on a beautifully pure white wall. The simple beauty of flickering flames was respected, and the designer who planned for the wall realized nothing else was needed to draw the eye to the fireplace as the dancing fire would do that by itself. A more common trend for minimal fireplaces is to go long sometimes spanning over 10 feet, while another popular choice is to have the fireplace be viewable on both sides.  View Full Post


DIY Halloween

Meet Mort, my glitter skull. Skip the more traditional Halloween decor this year and try a more sophisticated gothic look. Meet my glitter skull who I’ve named Mort, who I absolutely adore as he took about 5 minutes to make the sparkles looks outstanding when paired with all black decor and flickering candelabras. For all you Twilight haters out there, perhaps this is the remains what the remains of sparkly vampires look like.

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Printable Thanksgiving Place CardsIf you are looking for a last minute Thanksgiving decorating idea to help give a festive feeling to your holiday feast, these DIY pumpkin place cards are perfect to for your Thanksgiving tablescape. To make your own set of pumpkin place settings you will need orange cardstock, scissors, and a pen or marker. Each standard size sheet of cardstock should fit 3 full place card settings. To begin, download the pumpkin tracer, and print and cut out the tracer.

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DIY Fall WreathHappy Thanksgiving Weekend (to all my Canadian readers)! While I’m without question a woman who longs for endless summer days and hot warm, which in part is rather humorous as I live in Canada that has a relatively short few days of delightfully hot summer days, there are a few about fall that help this summer loving lady transition into the cooler days. The brisk fall days brings forth the rich spicy scents of pumpkin spice lattes, soft sweater dresses and the joy of being surrounded by the vivid colours of fall leaves are things I do get excited about, and help me transition to the cooler temperatures. Decorate your home with a simple DIY paper leaf wreath that you can make in about 30 minutes, using a few sheets of cardstock and is perfect to decorate the inside of your home. View Full Post