Sunday, June 16, 2013

DINING ROOM DECORATING

{Source: Tracery Interiors }

Sometimes it is hard for me to come up with the perfect "look" and "feel" for a space. (Staring at the room doesn't help either.)

Pinterest, has been my best decorating friend lately. A pin popped up on my wall that I instantly knew would be the solution to my current dining room needs. It came from the Southern Living Idea House 2012. 

To see the video tour of the house click here.

I wanted my dining room to be casual, comfortable, pretty and timeless. 

Check, check, check!

Plus, I could buy this room from Ballard's, and Ikea and not have to search stores for replicas (unless it's out of my budget)

Shopping List:



Ballard's Winged Chair $571.00 x 2 in Oatmeal Fabric



Next I'll need two side chairs...

I did find chairs similar at World Market for $179.99 each Linen Hayden Dining Chair

Rug: Ikea TARNBY $99.00
Lantern: Ballard's Design Calisse 4 Light Lantern $349.00

The Southern Living Idea House Dining Room Editorial Picture
{Source: Southern Living}

In the editorial picture they took out the side chairs and replaced them with Ballard's Wood Plank Storage Benches $449.00 each.



Hope you are as inspired as me! New dining room on it's way....

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

HOW TO MAKE CARAMEL + APPLE TEACHER APPRECIATION GIFT



I was inspired by teacher appreciation pins on Pinterest to make this little gift for Jake + Aspen's teachers. 

This gift includes home made Caramel & Cream Cheese dip with Toffee chips for dipping. 

.....And of course a Red Apple




HERE IS HOW TO MAKE IT


Mix a large spoonful of caramel with 4 oz. of room temperature cream cheese.


Place mixed cream cheese and caramel mixture into Mason jar. Top with a spoonful of caramel.


Top with Toffee Bits and you are done with the dip...now to assemble gift wrap.





WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO PICK UP





MAKING 8 GIFTS

1/2 PINT SIZE MASON JARS (@WALMART 4/$4. 50)

HEATH TOFFEE BITS X 3 (FOUND IN BAKING ISLE $2.40 each)

CARAMEL DIP  X4 (MARZETTI'S OR SIMILAR $3.50 each)

CREAM CHEESE X 8 (EACH IS 8 OZ. $1.25 each)

APPLES X 8


DECORATING

CELLOPHANE BAGS (FOUND MINE @ CRAFT SECTION IN WALMART, Note* Hobby Lobby also carries it )

RIBBON 

OPTIONAL: PRINT GIFT TAGS (SEE BELOW)









Free Printable Gift Tag





PRINT GIFT LABELS FROM THE COUNTRY CHIC COTTAGE 






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