I love the feeling of being home! I truly enjoy being surrounded by the people I love and the things that make me happy. I am passionate about finding joy in my home---which for me has a double meaning. My home is where I find comfort and discover who I am by using my talents and abilities.
I'm an avid thrift store shopper and collector. I love to create, re-purpose, design, re-invent and build all sorts of things.
I am passionate about helping others find the joy in their homes that I do in mine. And I believe that it doesn't take a lot of cash to do it.
"The more you trust and rely upon the Spirit, the greater your capacity to create." ---Dieter F. Uchtdorf
You're welcome to copy my ideas.
If one of my ideas has inspired you, I'd love for you to leave me a note so I can enjoy seeing your project.
But please don't copy my photos without first asking my permission.
I found thisbeautiful oil paintingat the thrift store for a $1.50.The painting and my newly crafted moss monogramwere the inspiration I used to freshen up my mantle.Making a moss monogram was so easy!I simply traced around the letter onto the back of a moss mat (ready-made moss glued onto netting, purchased at the craft store).Then I cut and hot glued the moss pieces onto the monogram. I added faux nature onto my mantle---a flower resembling those in the painting, and a pot of grass to balance the moss letter.On the other side I placed two yellow ceramic artichokes and a tall pink orchid that mimic the colors in the art.All that was needed to complete the mantle was a few brightly colored books and a couple of shiny candlesticks (my favorite go-to items in decor!).
And there you have a fresh, ready-for-spring mantle!