August 29, 2014

Finally Fall – Home Decor Ideas

Oct11
Fall centerpiece

For years, our home was the place to be during the fall. With lots of land and a huge bon fire pit, hay rides, bon fires and s’mores welcomed our fall guests with all that autumn has to offer. With […]

Ditto DIY (Inspired Design for the Rest of Us)

Apr22
Ditto DIY group

Have you ever looked at home decorating magazine or watched a design show on HGTV and wished you could make your own rooms look that good? Design is not always about expertise or even an unlimited budget, but more about […]

Simple Tips for Styling Your Home

Mar13
Accessorizing at the bottom nook of stairs

As the snow melts and spring nods its head to promise of things to come, my mind turns towards ideas to brighten and freshen up my home. Since I am all about the themes of repurpose, refresh and reuse, I […]

Pinwheel Napkin Fold: Tablescape Ideas

Dec22
Pinwheel Napkin Fold @beautyandbedlam.com

There’s just something about gorgeous linens and napkins all folded up pretty like that makes my table so very happy. I’ve been experimenting with napkin folds over the last couple years and slowly, but surely, I will share them all […]

Easy, Frugal and Gorgeous Ornament Garland

Dec19
Ornament Garland at beautyandbedlam.com

My last two weeks have contained a world wind of the unexpected. From more basketball games than I can count, which include my new title, “Professional Concessions Stand Lady,” to decorating the school cafeteria for our son’s football banquet for […]

Painted Hutch Love: Christmas Style

Dec14
painted hutch styled for Christmas

One of the pieces of furniture that makes me the most happy is my kitchen hutch, and I am staring at right now. Yes, this is the view as I sit at my kitchen table plucking away at my laptop. […]

Scrapbook Paper Christmas Tree: Best 10 Minute Craft

Dec10
Easy Paper Christmas Tree Craft @beautyandbedlam.com

For years, shouts from behind the closet door have been taunting me. “Please, I want to be your friend again. We used to be besties. I promise, you won’t regret it.” But alas, I have ignored those quiet pleas and […]

Ideas for Christmas Trees: My Source of Inspiration

Dec6
Christmas Tree Inspiration Red Accents

When it comes to decorating ones home, there’s inspiration to be found everywhere. Yet often, I lose site of taking a small baby step of inspiration if I can’t embrace the entire project. Whether it be budget, time constraints or […]

Simple DIY Centerpieces (using Lemons)

Apr20
decorating with lemons

There’s something about a simple, yet elegant, centerpiece that creates a beautiful ambiance on what could otherwise be a boring table.  Recently, I shared some of my fun and frugal centerpieces. After that I attended a dinner in a room […]

Ever So Fun Inexpensive Table Centerpieces (perfect for Easter)

Mar29
inexpensive-table-centerpieces

I shared my favorite ever tablescape idea right before Easter last year, and for many of you, it was too late to give it a try. Since I am just starting my Wheat Grass centerpiece, as in, I have to […]

Easy, One Minute Thanksgiving Decorations

Nov11
easy thanksgiving decorations 2

It’s that time of the year when we want our homes to be cozy, to exude warmth for the soul, and yet we fret about making our home decorations perfect. As my sweet daughters and I strolled up our drive, […]

My Happy Place

Aug19
dream laundry rooms

(source) Walking through the side door entry way of our home, I enter a place of solace for me. My laundry room is my happy place. A place to escape the reality of day to day life as a mom, […]

Pottery Barn Inspired – Frugal Girls Bedroom Ideas

May12
dollar store craft

Over the last year, I’ve been slowly adding Pottery Inspired ideas for my girls’ bedroom.  The one thing that has stretched our budget more than anything else, have been the ability to thrift and yard sales for treasures. Those items […]

Just Because…the Sale I Love!

Apr8
wooden caddy tray

Being affiliated with Dayspring has been one of the best results from my time as a blogger. Their heart shines through with their business goal: It also gives me the heads up on some of their awesome deals. As much […]

Do You Decorate Above Your Doors?

Mar18
decorating above the door

As I stumbled across this 1949 picture on Life.com, it conjured up so many feelings – a time when life was more simple, when boys were content to play with one truck on the floor, and when Family Managers focused […]