Category Archives: decorating
Gift Tags and Garland From Recycled Paper Bags – Love Trader Joe’s!
As you can see from the wrapped gifts in the background, we were in need of gift tags. I cut some out today for free from recylcled Trader Joes holiday bags. The sides are printed strip markations to cut and create your own decorative garland. I used most of the entire bags body for additional strips for a longer garland when I ran out of strips. The top of our mini tree has smaller loops, I cut some of the strips in half, and then continue to full strip loops, fastened with tape. Free tags and a holiday garland, made with love! We are also really enjoying the chocolate drizzled kettle corn they are offering now, skip to the end for that link, Yum! Enjoy!
“Sweet, salty and crunchy. Do we really need to say more? Well, if you insist. Trader Joe’s Cocoa Drizzled Kettle Corn. The name really says it all. What? You still want more? Of course, we‘re happy to oblige.
Our Cocoa Drizzled Kettle Corn is the result of tasting and re-tasting and tasting some more. (Yep, a tough job indeed.) Kettle Corn, in our humble opinions, is one of the great inventions in American history, dating back to the 18th century, with credit most commonly given to enterprising Dutch settlers in Pennsylvania. It’s tough to better what is already so close to perfect, so we set out not to “better” the kettle, but rather to “enhance” the experience.
And so we worked on this one until we found the absolute ideal balance of sweet, salty and crunchy. Too much salt threw off that balance. Too much sugar masked the salt. Too much cocoa drizzle and things got a little soggy. We wanted perfection to match that of the original creation. We got it right. And we did it without any artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, much as those early Pennsylvania Dutch must have done (though we’ll admit to slightly more modern preparation facilities). Try a bag; you’ll see. We’re selling each five ounce bag for $1.99, the perfect price for this perfectly preeminent popcorn.”
Paint A Door Using Porch Floor Enamel
|PHOTO SOURCE: Lucas Allen|
Porch & Floor Enamel:
- Dries to a hard, colorfast, moisture- and mildew-resistant surface
- No primer coat needed
- Very glossy finish
- Same benefits of porch and floor enamel
- Comes in eggshell finishes
- A slightly longer drying time.
All That Authenticity May Be Getting Old – NYTimes.com
A deluge of vintage and artisanal products is now available online and through mass-market retailers. Has authenticity become just another fad?
I like the approach:
As they began furnishing their new house from scratch, they found themselves choosing pieces with clean, modern lines that “could be a backdrop for whatever we were interested in at the moment,” Mr. Siegel said. In other words, he said, “not trying to express your personality and your total individuality with every single thing in your house.”
You must click over to this link rich article in the NYTimes, link below. I feel the same way after furnishing a home with vintage, I am inspired for clean, minimal, with pops of color per the season.
Enjoy this article by: EMILY WEINSTEIN
92103 Driveabout: Bankers Hill/Hillcrest (Video)
- The Spruce St. Bridge
- The Juniper-Front Community Garden (Video)
- Seasonal shopping at Urban Outfitters in Hillcrest.
|2220 Front Street, Juniper-Front Community Garden|
Twilight Photos: West Lewis Street Shops Dressed for Halloween, Mission Hills – 92103 (Slideshow)
Enjoy these fall twilight photos of the West Lewis St. Shops located in the 1600 block of West Lewis St. in San Diego community of Mission Hills. Valerie and Jimmy from With Love have added so much spirit with over the top decorations. Burlap sacks on the community benches, warm orange glowing lights fill the windows, whimsically wonderful accessories, clothing, and hair products fill the displays at Le Bel Age, Salon Bella and With Love.
Welcome to twilight fall in the Hills decorated for Halloween.
- Mission Hills Life Blog: Halloween in the Hills, Oct. 13, 6-9pm
- Mission Hills Life Twilight: Fall in Mission Hills 92103 Slideshow Link
|From Mission Hills Life Blog pics|
Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture: Home And Play On The Range
I love porch swings and dreamcatchers. Rachel Ashell offers both in a recent blog post about her Prairie property housing Shabby Chic Couture. Custom made bedding and hand made appointments. Take a moment and refuel with Rachel on her blog.
- The Official Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture Site. Bedding, Lighting and Accessories available exclusively through Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture. Authentic handmade Custom Furniture and washable slipcovers.
Here is a link to Cedar Hill Ranch’s Blog posts with many interior and exterior shots of her B&B property, a must see.
Last but not least here are some helpful Flea Market strategies from the Rachel and the latimes.com.
SOUCE: RACHEL ASHWELL,latimes.com
PHOTO SOURCE: Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture Blog
Forever Changing Treasures: Rachel Ashwell’s Shabby Chic Couture Re-Blog
“Seems to me that the wonderful thing about treasures are their values and beauty are forever changing.”
Tour with Rachel Ashwell through her Shabby Chic Couture™ store in New York, and just enjoy. Below are my fav pics..click over and view all the inspiring pics.