Thursday, December 22, 2011


Hey Friends of The Notebook! Happy Holiday season! I am peacing out for a couple days and will be back after the New Year!

Enjoy your family, friends, and loved ones during this time of the year!

Have fun, party it up, and enjoy life.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Stuff your stockings!

I love mixing it up and these new stocking trends are a fresh and funky way to get a different look for this years holiday season!

Custom Silhouette Christmas Stocking- Order by December 10th for Christmas Delivery

pure and hearty linen stocking in alabaster

White, Cream & Tan Patchwork Stocking

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tidy It Up Tuesday!

I know this is jumping the gun a little but I came across this image of a great way to store your ornaments if you celebrate Christmas. Egg cartons! So remember readers save those egg cartons after cooking breakfast for your friends and family!

And here is another way to store them as well...using plastic cups and a piece of carboard between each layer...much more inexpensive then purchasing the containers that have pre-divided sections.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Shopping!

I love buying presents for boy over the holiday season and year round for that are a couple things I have found so far! Happy Shopping for your men ladies...and don't forget something for yourself!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Finds...Amazing Bunk Rooms!

One of my girlfriends recently taught me about StumbleUpon and she found this post about bunk room... love bunk rooms...and I think they scream family and fun! Check 'em out! I think I have to go with the last set as my fav!

Happy Friday Notebook Readers!!!

6 Summer Bunk Bed Rooms

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Coral Distressed Wood Frame

The frame of the day is a great pop against this picture I love so is my Aunt Patty with my cousin Patrick...who we call Patty or sometimes Pickle! Love ya my Patty's!

DIY Wreath Inspiration!

This year I spruced up my wreaths by wrapping them with white grograin ribbon and tied a bow at the top. The add that extra touch to a plain pine wreath. Here are some pinterest pics that are quick easy DIYs to give your house that extra touch throughout the holiday season!

yarn ball wreath...just like how I made my ornaments this year...all you need to do is attach them to a styrofoam wreath!

cloths pin wreath...this wreath was made out of clothes pins and an embroidery hoop

love this one! it is made with a foam wreath and a bunch of fabric scraps tied around

this is a quick and easy wreath idea...take and old book fold the pages over a foam wreath and there ya go!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Let it Snow!

Boy and I have all the new decorations up on the tree....looking good and my favorite part is the amazing pine smell throughout the apartament!

 Check out how I made my DIY ornaments!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Ivy & Piper!

Every release of Ivy and Piper I get so excited! They always have the best features and what comes with their amazing features are incredible design ideas. Just see some of my favorite images from this months issue below! Ummmm going back to read more now!

navy and yellow combo with the curtains!

um look at their headquarters!

kudos Amber Interiors!

love these tones of gray and pink

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's all coming together!

I have been working on one of my girlfriends nurserys and it is all finally coming are some shots of me in action lining the dressers drawers with burlap.

the prints I framed

here is the dresser I painted you can see before pic here

here are the burlap monogrammed frames! check out how I made them here

more pics to come!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Frame it!

So I am currently designing a living room for a family in Potomac, MD and they want an impact wall. We have decided to create a gallery wall using frames made out of old barn wood. I found the creator of these amazing frames on Etsy and he sells an array of sizes. We got 28 for $200...great deal! And the frames match perfectly with the home owners restoration hardware style.

Lot of 4 Flat Barnwood Picture Frames. 1 Each 4x6, 5x7, 8x10 & 11x14. Rustic....Weathered.

Here are some fabulous gallery walls! Always search out inspirations for your home!

You can mix up the frame styles or keep them uniform like we are!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hey There

hey Notebook readers sorry for the absence!

So excited to share my DIY painted burlap euro pillow for a client! It is so easy...I know you all can do it at home! This is a perfect way to spruce up any room. And you can paint your mono on any old pillow to give it new life. Remember to use fabric paint so you can toss it in the wash!

Here is the finished pillow with no insert but you get the idea!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Red and Purple Stripe Picture Frame

The frame of the day is a bright and fun stripey guy. Love this foto of the day, which has been featured before, but since it is my sisters 27th birthday tomorrow I thought it was perfect to give her a big ol' cheers! Boy and I fly up tomorrow morning to celebrate with her! Happy Birthday Cater tot! This foto is of Aileen and Caitlin down at the beach of the rooftop...couldn't be more of a perfect pic! 

Friday Finds...DIY Ornaments!

 Happy Friday Notebook readers! Yesterday I blogged about DIY Ornaments...well last night I was glue gun happy and made a bunch for my orange, gray, white, and navy themed Christmas tree!

I purchased a large hole puncher

Heated up my glue gun

got out some ribbon to use as the hooks on my ornaments

punched out gray, white, and navy card stock with my new large hole puncher

purchased styrafoam balls


After applying glue onto the Styrofoam ball I place a short length of ribbon then began gluing on the paper dots. For the yarn wrapped ornaments I used a small dot of glue and began wrapping the yarn until the ball was fully covered!

Once again sorry for the dark pics...I just asked boy for a nice new digi camera...hopefully it pops up in my stocking!