Spring Outdoors -My Happy Place – pillows-cushions-tablescape

Are you making any changes to your outdoor living space for Spring?  I’m refreshing our patio for Spring using  simple changes with pillows and cushions. Love that word “refresh” pertaining to updating your decorating. This year I wanted a Tropical Safari feel. I was inspired after viewing this video of the  Singita Pamushana Lodge  in Zimbabwe. The color palette of Black and White, Teal, Blue, Green, Yellow I thought was beautiful and bold.  See more of the Villa here .  … Continue reading Spring Outdoors -My Happy Place – pillows-cushions-tablescape

The Pouf. Floor Cushions for outdoor living

I am a true die-hard fan of floor cushions.  When I see floor cushions in a space it indicates to me a relaxed, care free atmosphere.  A laid-back style with a touch of fun releasing the formality of decorating.  That speaks volumes to me because I’m a closet Afrocentric Bohemian Hippie. 🙂 I’ll spare you the pictures…. With all that being said, When my daughter asked me to make her and the grands a few floor … Continue reading The Pouf. Floor Cushions for outdoor living

Silver and Gold for Christmas 2016

I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas Holiday Season. We love this time of year for so many reasons. Deciding on a centerpiece for the season was challenging because there are so many beautiful festive colors and themes.  Keeping it simple to last thru-out the winter months with very little editing was my goal.               It all makes Silver and Gold for Christmas Other small holiday … Continue reading Silver and Gold for Christmas 2016

Pillows Worthy of Golden Words – Gold Leaf pillow

If you love pillows, like I do…grab a few yards of linen fabric, liquid gold leaf, a few Swarovski crystals and create a pillow worthy of golden words. Awesome Jamala of  VivalaVintageforyourhome.wordpress.com asked if I would  join her and others in doing a DIY project using gold leaf.  Why yes I would.  This was the perfect opportunity to use this technique for a Thanksgiving pillow.  I have never used gold leaf but willing to … Continue reading Pillows Worthy of Golden Words – Gold Leaf pillow

Have bag will travel -DIY car travel craft bag

Road trips are often around here anywhere from 1 to 8 hours.  Which means I carry a lot of “stuff” to keep myself busy while hubby is driving.  Books, crossword puzzles, beads and tools, hand sewing project kits, latch hook kits…you name it.  Anyhey,  it drives me crazy when I can’t find what I need because I have things thrown in more than one tote.  Every trip I would change to … Continue reading Have bag will travel -DIY car travel craft bag

Aloha….Pillows and cushions for the patio

Does Hawaii come to mind when you see this print?  I’m Loving it!  It’s by Tommy Bahama.Tommy Bahama designer fabrics are my favorite for tropical prints.  This print is called Beach Bounty  and reminds me of our vacation in Maui.  Sipping cocktails from pineapples while relaxing on the beach.  It’s indoor/outdoor fabric purchased from Fabric.com. It also comes in two other colorways. Using this and two coordinating Tommy Bahama prints I wanted to bring a little Hawaiian flair with pillows and floor cushions … Continue reading Aloha….Pillows and cushions for the patio

Framed Gallery Wall wtih Floral Fabric Backdrop

Hi there.  Happy Wednesday!  Hope you are having a wonderful week. The saying April showers bring May flowers is definitely true, our garden is blooming beautiful flowers to welcome May. Aren’t they beautiful? I wish they could stay this beautiful all year.  Since last Wednesday I’ve picked Gardenias and Roses,  placing them around the house.  There’s nothing like the fresh aroma of flowers.  It’s no doubt I love surrounding myself with beautiful flowers. Outside … Continue reading Framed Gallery Wall wtih Floral Fabric Backdrop