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NavyGoldLivingroomTN

My Home Tour: My Living Room in Navy and Gold

This fall I did a living room refresh, taking away the teal and yellow summer look to bring in a mix of navy, gold, grey and wood. Last fall I designed the room in the plum palette, and though I loved that look as well it was time to try a new mix. This next… Read more.

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Metallic Paper Holly and Mistletoe Wreath

How cute is this mini wreath? I made this holly and mistletoe paper wreath in just a few hours using a few of the images from the new Cricut 3-D Floral Home Decor cartridge. You can buy these cut files individually in the Cricut Design Space and for this wreath I used the holly leaves… Read more.

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Manzanita Branch

Decorating with My White Painted Manzanita Branch

Many of you have commented on the white branch that I have hanging on my living room wall. Yes, I am a bit of a Lord of the Rings fan and perhaps the white tree of Gondor inspired me to hang a small one on my wall. I found the original manzanita branch at a… Read more.

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Paper Bird Ornament

Little Paper Birds for Your Holiday Decorations + Video Tutorial

Last year I designed this paper bird in a larger form and used it as my tree topper. You may remember it in my Handcrafted Holiday video. It was such a hit that I filmed a full video tutorial on how to makes these as love birds. This year we are making a mini version… Read more.

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DIY Paper Village

Paper Cut Winter Village for Your Holiday Decorations

You all loved our Halloween paper cut village so we knew we had to out do ourselves and design a winter village that is not only one layer of paper but three. This winter village has a mountain scape in the background with little village houses, clock towers, light poles and trees in the front… Read more.

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DreamTree_TN

My Top 7 Christmas Tree Decorating Tips

Tis the season for decorating gorgeous Christmas trees and I am all about making my holiday tree very personal and handmade. Though I love the smell of a real evergreen tree, I was so happy to have a new reusable tree from Michaels this year. As a blogger I do have to set mine up… Read more.

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Holiday Lantern

Winter Paper Lanterns

Today we are kicking off our full line-up of winter holiday and Christmas projects, printables and inspirations. Our Halloween lanterns were such hit that we knew we would be sharing a winter version with you as well. I love how these pretty woodland paper lanterns look on my mantel and will often light them in… Read more.

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Fall bunting

Make a Gorgeous Paper Cut Thanksgiving Banner

We had such a great response from our papel picados that we made earlier this year, that we decided to do a pretty paper cut banner for your fall decor and entertaining. These elegant Thansgiving banner was cut easily on the Cricut Explore on Ruby and Antique Gold metallic papers from paper-papers.com. Once cut we… Read more.

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Dream Tree Challenge with Michaels Christmas Tree Decorations

And you thought it was too early to start thinking about Holiday decorations? Here in the U.S. most people will put up their holiday trees the day after Thanksgiving towards the end of November. However, when Michaels asked me to participate in their Dream Tree Challenge I couldn’t resist getting an early start on the Holidays!… Read more.

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Shabby Chick DIY furniture

My Vintage Chalk Paint Sewing Chest

There is nothing I love more than finding a great piece of furniture that needs a little (or a lot) of love. This little sewing chest was a great find at my local Goodwill and for just a few dollars it was in the back of my car and on the way home with me… Read more.

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DIY Halloween Decoration Roundup

This year we were so full of Halloween decoration ideas that I decided it would be fun to do a little roundup. We need to see them all in one place, right? For Halloween decor, we started outside the house with the entryway and made our way through the house finishing with a Halloween party… Read more.

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PaperLanternTN

DIY Paper Lanterns for Halloween Decorations

What fun it is to explore what the new Cricut Explore will make and especially when it comes to Halloween decorations! These mini lanterns are cut from one sheet of 8.5 x 11 black metallic paper and use a half sheet of white vellum to make the frosted windows both from paper-papers.com. With the Explore… Read more.

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HearthTN

How to Style a Mantel for Autumn

This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home Decor for modern luxury made easy. It is that time of year to start shifting and changing the look of my living room from my summer teals and yellow. I am completely in love with the mix of grey and gold that Target has put together in their new fall… Read more.

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DIY Halloween Decorations: Black Crepe Paper Wreath

Of course I would have to make an elegantly spooky wreath for my DIY Halloween Decorations, right? This black and grey creep, oops, I mean crepe paper wreath so so simple to make with just a few materials and tools. These textured black flowers and feathers do remind me of crow feathers and the little… Read more.

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DIY Paper Crow Chandalier

DIY Halloween Decorations: Flying Paper Crows

Now that my front porch is ready for Halloween, I started in on decorating my house with DIY Halloween decorations. I wanted to set up an inviting entry with treats for my guests and the focal point being a flying crow chandelier. We began this project by cutting out paper crows from a black metallic… Read more.

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Handpainted diy outdoor furniture @LiaGriffith.com

Updating My Outdoor Table Top with a Painted Ikat Design

I am planning an end-of-good weather soirĂ©e at my house in a few weeks and wanted to give my back yard a little makeover. My modern style Ikea table and chairs that I bought I few years ago had a lovely frosted glass top that did not make it in my last move. This gave… Read more.

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DIY outdoor rug @LiaGriffith.com

Customize a Door Mat for Your Fall Porch

  For my Fall porch makeover, I knew I needed a special door mat. I see me porch in two sections, the sitting area with the rocking chairs and the front door. I was able to find some pretty plum floral to make new pillow for the robin’s egg blue rocking chairs that incorporated enough… Read more.

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Fall porch decor @LiaGriffith.com

Decorating My Front Porch for Fall

For our September Michaels Makers challenge, we were asked to shop at their Fall Market to find materials and items to decorate our home in preparation for Autumn. I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to give my front porch a fall makeover and though the leaves have not yet started to change colors… Read more.

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Chalkboard_StencilsTN

A Fun Way to Add the Company Motto Into Our New Decor

My company motto is something that I hold dear and want to share with my new team and those who join our growing company along the way. As we are reorganizing the space and decorating the office for full tilt creativity and productivity, I thought it would be fun to add the motto to the… Read more.

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NestingTableTN

One Nesting Table, Three Ways

When designing my daughter Emily’s new house, it was important for us to find base pieces that can be used in multiple ways as her space and needs change. When we saw this Room Essentials nesting table at Target, we knew it was a winner. You may remember seeing our final look in this post where… Read more.

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