Tuesday, December 20, 2011

To Soak or Not to Soak...

To soak or not to soak, that is the question...

This is probably a bit of a random post.  While my soul is finally in full-on Christmas mode (I've been baking tonight), my decorating mind is starting to think beyond the Holiday 2011 season.  Our big project for 2012 is to update our master bathroom.  Our home was built in 1993 and it's all but written all over the master bath, which is complete with an ivory plastic jacuzzi tub (which doesn't even work) and shell shaped sinks. 

One of the big debates I have about the updates is what kind of tub I should use.  I love a modern soaking tub, but I still don't see many of them in new construction in Texas.  I'm scared a potential home buyer here would expect a built-in jacuzzi tub.  What do you think? 

Here are a few of the tubs I love~

*And while I think this wood herringbone floor in the last picture is to die for (seriously),
as someone who has wood in the kitchen (which I think is gorgeous),
I would never put it in the bathroom. 
I've seen what just one glass of spilled water can do to it.
You'd be horrified the first time water got splashed on it.  
Just a little friendly advice.

{all images via decorpad.com}

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Sorry that I've been a little absent from the blog lately.  My job is always really busy at year-end.  Busy can be good, but I'm ready to stop and remember what the season is all about~

Check out this website: The Artist Woman to see how to make your own version of this nativity!

I hope that each of you and your families have a wonder week leading into Christmas!  Please take time to remember why we celebrate.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Pinterest Inspired Snowman Wreath

I saw these pictures on Pinterest a few weeks ago~

So, I decided to make my own version~

I found the natural grapevine wreaths at Joann's.  I used gold spray paint on them and attached each of them with wire.  We sprayed the wire gold after they were all attached together. 

We used black felt on foam board to make the hat and attached it with wire run through some extra black buttons we found in the closet.  I found the hot pink scarf in the kids section of Target.

Project total: $31.00!  And, it can easily be reused next year!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Flocked Christmas Tree

Last week I told you all about the journey to my super flocked Christmas tree.  It was a lot of fun to decorate, and I'm excited to share it with you today~

I layered a $9 roll of loose weave burlap from Lowe's around the base of the tree as my tree skirt.  I love how it looks!  I also had a friend ask whether you could buy real and fake flocked trees.  The answer is yes.  Most flocked trees that you see are fake, but mine is a really tree that I had custom flocked at our local garden center.  And, to answer a reader question, it does shed some but not bad at all--it's neater than a real, unflocked tree!

How did your tree turn out?  Have you ever had a flocked tree?