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Valentines Mantel

You saw my winter mantel a few weeks ago, and now I’m back to show you the easy transition into Valentines decor. I’m not one for a whole lot of pink and red hearts everywhere, but I do like to incorporate a little bit of decor in for “love” day. 🙂

I hung some little glass heart ornaments on the tree twigs that decorated my kids tree at Christmas. They work perfectly for a subtle Valentines vibe! I added the XOXO sign that came from the dollar spot at Target. Who doesn’t love the dollar spot?!

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Wichita Falls Bridal Market 2017

I had the opportunity to style a booth last weekend at the annual KFDX Bridal Market in Wichita Falls, for Rebecca at RCain Photography & Hello Sweetie Design Co. Last year, I styled the booth for Butterstick Bakery and Castle Events. You can check that post out here.

It was fun to be back…It somehow doesn’t feel like work because I truly enjoy it. I thought I’d share a few photos with you, even though I only had my iPhone with me. Rebecca had spoken with me about the look she wanted, so I scoured my attic (which is a mess and resembles a thrift store) and managed to nail the look she was aiming for.

I knew what I wanted to use, but wasn’t sure it would all fit in her 10×10 booth, so I did a little space planning. I did this using a free app on my phone. I don’t have any fancy software yet, but this got the job done (there were no wood pallets in their furniture options either, which is what we were using for a backdrop, so I used bookshelves in place of those). 🙂

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After I knew what would work, I loaded up my SUV the next morning in FREEZING weather and it had just started snowing. OF COURSE. The one day I have to be loading furniture by myself into a vehicle…. I think the wind chill was around 3°F. For central north Texas, that’s cold, y’all! Anyway, I got there and luckily, there’s a large garage to pull into for unloading and we had some help!

These pictures were taken before most of Rebecca’s product was added and I didn’t go back the next day. Shopping in Dallas was calling my name. 😉 The plan was to also add fresh pink petite roses in that gold vase, and the stands on the table to the right, but she didn’t have time to stop and get them the morning of the market. Oops.

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Rebecca’s husband made the wood pallet backdrops.

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My niece gave me the Tiffany & Co. box because she thought I might be able to use it sometime, and it was perfect for the giveaway Rebecca was doing! She gave away cookies from Butterstick Bakery that were added to that cake stand.

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My little “for like ever” cake topper turned out to be perfect for this event, too! It’s amazing what you find in your own home when you start trying to pull something like this together!

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It’s always fun to do some styling and see the end results! I hope to do more in the future and I’m really excited to have enrolled last week in interior design school! It’s not something I think you HAVE to do in order to be good at styling or decorating, but I believe it will help me. And learning of any sort is always a good thing!


I hope you all have a happy Friday!

til the next time,


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Winter Mantel

Hello, and Happy New Year! I hope you all had wonderful Christmas and New Year Celebrations! I love the holidays, but it’s always kind of nice when it’s all over and there’s a tiny bit of relaxation for a few days.

We took down our Christmas decorations over the holiday weekend and finished getting it all put away. I had greenery needles everywhere! And I’m sure any decor fanatic can agree that after everything is put away, the house seems so bare. And I haven’t had any inspiration to do much decorating. In spite of that, I did get my mantel looking presentable….the rest of the house is another story. So I’ll show you a few pictures of what I did yesterday. And there’s a possibility it could change or be tweaked. Y’all know how that is!

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I used things I already had, and some was part of my Christmas decor. The sticks I got from our backyard, and that’s beans from our pantry in that pitcher. 🙂

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I’m hoping to feel a little more inspired in the next few days to get everything else looking normal around here. Happy Wednesday, friends!

Till the next time,