Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fairy, Fairy, Quite Contrary

Fairy, Fairy, quite contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With seersucker bunting, and a little picket fence
and pretty rocks all in a row. 

Today we had so much fun with Kendall making fairy gardens! (If you're following me on Instagram, you already know this.)

 They were so cute painting each piece and planting the flowers. I should have grabbed enough supplies for Shannon and I to make our own:) 
We had just as much fun as they did!

  • a pot (we used terracotta so we could paint it)
  • soil
  • small wooden birdhouse (we got ours from JoAnn's)
  • acrylic paint
  • small picked fence (also from JoAnn's)
  • flower of your choice
  • mini bunting banner
  • glitter(aka fairy dust)

 Have the kids paint everything-the pot, the fence, the birdhouse, the rocks
(you could also use seashells, bells, beads-anything really.
Let the paint dry and then let them help you plant the flower and arrange their garden. After that, sprinkle with "fairy dust" dust to attract fairies!

It's that simple!

It's such a fun and easy project! 
How cute would this be to do at a birthday party?

What are some fun crafts to do over the summer?

Monday, April 29, 2013

Come To Homegoods Come On Get....Happy, Happy, Happy

I tried to write this post last Friday but it wouldn't let me upload images:(

Seriously go.
Like now.

 I'm not kidding.

I made a quick trip into one of our local 
homegoods today and was SO surprised!

Yeah, yeah, I go a lot-I know. This time was different though.

Usually there are a couple of things I like.
Sometimes there is nothing.
This time, there was a TON

Want to see the goods?

Way to go HG! I was impressed!

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Happy belated birthday to the cutest, nicest, craziest, 
random fact knowing 11 year old I know!

A few weeks ago, Frank that I needed to write a post about him.

I think he was right:)

It's hard to believe that he is already 11!

Where did baby Frank go? I remember when my mom was naming him, I hated the name Frank so much that I started a petition. I figured that I got enough people to sign it, my mom would change her mind. 


I don't think there could be a more perfect name for Frank.

At the age of eleven, Frank...
-can drive a car (better than most adults)
-back a trailer
-drive a boat
- loves to mow grass
-plays baseball
-loves to ask questions
-can operate almost any machinery
-likes to help dig graves at the cemetery (post on that later)
-is a great babysitter
-knows a lot about the most random things

Happy Birthday Frank!

If you're in Florence and need help with (almost) anything, 
call Frank- I'm sure he'll be able to help:)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Co-Hosting: Mood Board Link Up Party

I'm baaack!
Last week I was loving the warm weather and cheering on
 Mr. Day at the Masters! 

Anyway, I'm so happy to be co-hosting the 
Mood Board Link Up Party this week!

Today, I'm sharing one of my favorite nursery designs.

 It's fun for a baby yet it can grow with the child! And, almost every piece in the room is very budget friendly. You can find the sources here.

P.S. Can you guess the inspiration piece?

We had such a close tie this week for the favorite mood board but here is your winner, as decided on by the readers - Christine from Decorum DIYer!  She pulled together this great "I love Ikat" design!

OB-I 3 Ikat
Congrats Christine and thanks for linking up!

Time to link up your beautiful designs and vote for your favorites this week!

The four requests for participation:

1. Follow Your Host and Co-Host via GFC or Bloglovin'
Host: Beth - Design Your Dwelling
Co-Host: Fletcher - High Cotton Style

2. Grab A Button!
Grab a button below and include it in your blog post or where you share your link parties on your blog.

3. Share it!
Spread the word about this link party by tagging me (@beth_dydblog) in a tweet with a direct link to your mood board post and using the hashtag #moodboardlinkparty! Feel free to share it on Facebook too!

4. Like it!
Like your favorite mood boards by clicking the 'like' option below your favorite!  The design board with the most favorites will be featured next week!

Each week I pin all of your mood boards to my Design Boards board on Pinterest!

Most importantly, connect with, be inspired by and follow other design bloggers!

Grab a button, link up, and have fun! :)

If you are interested in co-hosting the Mood Board Link Party send me an email! designyourdwellingblog(at)gmail.com

** Make sure to 'like' your favorite design board - they will be featured next week!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Right Now At: Urban Outiffers

Here is board I put together of my favorite things at 
Urban Outfitters right now..

I just love all of these items! The ikat placemats, the zebra rug, the dish towels, the almost Jonathon Adler look alike lamp...everything!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Today I'm saying so what to...

  • the new Pinterest....it SUCKS. You can complain here 
  • this weather....it sucks too. At least it's not snowing...come on SPRING
  • Pinterst...I've had so many fails lately
  • trying to cut back my caffeine intake... at Starbucks this morning, I had TWO drinks
  • I wanted to change a few things on my blog... my "blog designer" has been on "vacation" for several months now. bummer
  • I've been complainig this whole post...sorry:)

Come link up with us! 

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Update Your Room

This week, we're working with what you've got!

Jen wants to update her family room but has a few existing 
pieces that need to be incorporated.

Right now, the walls are blue and she's wanting a light and airy feel.
Let's see if we can accomplish that for her!


We've kept the existing sofa and rug and the ottoman is being reupholstered.
The room will have a completely different feel with a fresh coat of paint, and bright and run pillows.

I can't wait to see the finished product!

Come link up with us!

Monday, April 1, 2013