Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Prints and Patterns - Love or Hate

I recently saw a Home Depot commercial with this DIY project. It took my breath away. Now this told me two things. One: my style is evolving (as everyone's should) and Two: where can I start experimenting.
If you were to look in my closet you would see a lot of color...solid color. I have very little in the way of printed things. Solid colors are safe, classic and you can mismatch to your hearts desire. 
With my recent birthday one week behind me and feeling a little "old" I began "playing" with my wardrobe and looking for ways to bring some fun in. I found this inspiring blog: and would highly recommend it. So this week I have been thinking outside the box and have been mixing long sleeve stripes with short sleeve solids, textures with cardigans, etc.


These pants are too far from the box for me but....

THIS I can try. I love the contrast of colors. It's very fun and both pieces can be used to make other outfits.

Decorative Home Interior

I am not saying go to THIS extent of experimentation with patterns but throw a patterned pillow here and there and see how it grows on you....or not! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Every winter I get in my "Greece mood". Which means I watch all of my movies that take place in Greece (ie Mamma Mia, The Moon Spinner, My Big Fat Greek Wedding...) and dream of going there. I think the main draw for me is the crisp white and blue buildings and the sunshine and the windmills and the water and the sunshine. (did I mention sunshine?) 

I could go on and on about my love of Greece but for now I'll leave you with some pictures to spark your interest.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dinosaurs to Horses

My daughters have both loved dinosaurs and dragons for the past couple of years. If you have daughters who loved dinosaurs and dragons then you know how hard it is to find girl themed decor for bedrooms and parties. I made dinosaur art for both of my girls bedrooms.


Currently my oldest daughter's love of dinosaurs and dragons has changed to ballet and horses.
So for Christmas she got a horse themed quilt from Santa. (Santa shops at Target)
The dinosaur pictures came down and I made horse canvases to go in their place.


I bought a value pack of canvases at Michaels and painted each with the color I wanted. I then went online and found silhouettes of horses and enlarged them, printed them, and cut them out. I used scrapbooking scraps that I had left over from other projects and some new sheets I saw at Michaels and traced the silhouette onto the paper and cut them out then glued them to the canvas.


Now every morning while I help my daughter make her bed she informs me that she LOVES her new horses.
So worth it!