Royal Wedding Mayhem

Friday, April 29, 2011

The thing on most of our minds here in Alabama, or the South really, is the terrible devastation that occurred yesterday. The numbers continue to change, but it looks like this could be the #1 or #2 ranked tornado outbreak in U.S. history. As of now, the death toll is near 200 just in Alabama and hundreds, if not thousands, injured. I ask for everyone's thoughts and prayers during this horrific time. On a much lighter note, however, I started working on this post a couple of days ago. And I think we could all use a little distraction right now.

Being raised by a mother who has always been a little "Diana-obsessed," I can't help but be interested in the Royal Wedding. The combination of tradition, romance and fairytale, plus an amazing dress, should make for one heck of a historical moment. After all, doesn't everyone STILL talk about Diana's wedding dress??? Especially entertaining are all the "goodies" that have surfaced amidst the chaos. Some are absolutely adorable and I might even consider buying (like the mug) and then some, as always, are completely ridiculous and for entertainment purposes only. No matter what style you fancy, the event will be a bloody spectacle indeed. Happy Royal Friday to the estimated 2-3 billion people who will be tuning in! Set your TiVo's!

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wreath what you sow

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Wreaths are such a chic and simple way to decorate your home, but wow... they can cost you an arm and a leg. However, making one yourself can cost MUCH less and you have FULL control of the outcome! Here are a couple wreaths I've made the last few months.

This pink feather boa wreath is great for Valentine's Day or adorable 
for a baby shower! All you need is a styrofoam ring, 2-3 feathers boas 
(I used 3 because my styrofoam ring was a larger size) and a staple gun.

I don't know about you, but this time of year does actually put a "spring" 
in my step! The past couple of weeks I've been spring cleaning at my 
house and this wreath helped me jump-start the process. I used a large, 
sturdy wreath made of twigs and branches. Then gathered some floral 
decoration in pinks, yellows and greens. All you need to do is place and 
wrap your accessories to the wreath and secure with either floral wire 
or hot glue! (Don't be afraid to trim your flowers for easier placement.) 
See if you can spot our precious friends we've named Bumble & Honey! 

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