Creative Ceiling Ideas For Babies, Kids and Teen Rooms


Dramatic stripes painted on the ceiling really makes for the wow factor! Image from Decor Demon    Kenneth Brown Nursery Design. Butterflies hung from the ceiling is simple yet very sweet and elegant.   This brightly painted ceiling in the laundry room would also be wonderful in the baby nursery, kids or teen room. Image …continue reading

Giveaway Winner…


Thank you everyone for entering the Shabby Apple giveaway. There is only one winner (unfortunately)of the Shabby Apple giveaway and that person is Brianne….  (to know which Brianne see above image) Please leave a comment on this post and also email me. Congrats!!

Fabulous Girl Parties


Brittany from One Charming Party created this very sweet American Girl Pioneer Party!! Each guest chose a bonnet and apron at the beginning of the party.  Making bread! The girls helped shake the cream to make butter. Homemade strawberry freezer jam The clothespin drop. More parties…. Another fabulous party from One Charming Party  – Vintage …continue reading

Re-Accessorize Your Home with Trendy Colors


We’ve recently talked about 2011’s color of the year:  Honeysuckle Pink.  And last year’s color of the year, Turquoise, continues to play a major role in design color palettes seen everywhere. I love both of these colors but if you are anything like me, you don’t want to, and can’t afford to re-decorate your entire …continue reading

Fruity Pebble Cupcakes


Where I live, we have recently had a lot of snow/ice days.  I find it is often hard to come up with fun activities to do with your children while being house-bound.  So I’d like to share with you an easy recipe that not only tastes good but is simple enough for a child of any …continue reading

Kids Rooms: Brown Walls


Our teen room upstairs has dark brown walls. The color brown we used really makes a statement and screams sophistication! Ralph Lauren Old Violin is the color we used. Here is a collection of cute baby rooms and other kids rooms with brown walls. Image from here. Check out Janey Mac for a large selection …continue reading

Strawberry Shortcake Party Ideas


I made this faux strawberry shortcake “cake” as the centerpiece for a SS party theme several years ago. Easy to do – purchase a Styrofoam base, silk flowers and fake strawberries. I glued roses all around the base and top. Add strawberries and tie ribbon around the middle of the cake. Sparkle tulle was added …continue reading

Baby Nursery: It’s Quirky and So Cute!


Restoration Hardware paint color was used to create an inviting backdrop for this sweet nursery.  What color is it? Well, it’s one of my favorites….answer found below. Meagan Conner came up with some fabulous finds to put together this original darling nursery for her little one. What gave you the idea for the room? Anything …continue reading

Shabby Apple Giveaway CLOSED!!


Shabby Apple is giving away one of their amazing dresses to one of our Design Dazzle readers. They have the cutest, stylish clothes around. I loved “window shopping” on their site. They are offering a 10% off coupon code  type “designdazzle10off” at checkout. Their maternity dresses and bridesmaid dresses are really chic. And checkout their …continue reading

Romantic Doily Decor


It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and whether you’re planning a big celebration, or an intimate party for two, there are so many ways to add romantic touches using doilies! This doily chandelier is exquisite and dramatic, and the lovely doily swags add even more elegance to the table. (Source: Martha Stewart Weddings) This sweet heart doily …continue reading