2020 - Dimples and Tangles


Last week we had a women's event at our church where ladies were invited to decorate and host a table.  It was so fun to see the variety and creativity of them all!  I tried to photograph them all but ran out of time and got distracted visiting, but did manage to capture 20 pretty ideas if you're decorating for a banquet or event and need some inspiration!  I know that many of you decorate for events at your church as well, so I like to share these when I can. 

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First up, here was my table.  It's pretty obvious I just walked around my house and gathered all of my favorite things!  ;)  I took my photos before the wall was pulled to open up the rest of the room, and I didn't have my cake yet.  Also forgot coffee cups so I added some blue willow mugs later.

I monogrammed some new napkins, you'll be seeing these again!  I also set a little favor bag of green M&M's at each place tied with a printed tag of the event logo.

Shop my tabletop here:

This was an afternoon event with Nothing Bundt Cakes and Tea/Coffee for our refreshments so there wasn't a lot of food to fuss with.  Each hostess was asked to bring a cake stand and server for the cake for her table, and clear plastic plates were provided to serve the cake and set on top of the table place setting if she didn't want to use the table setting plates. 

Here are the rest of the beautiful tables!  I'm not going to comment much unless there's a particular detail I don't want you to miss, just enjoy taking them all in. 

This was such a fresh color scheme, and the design was done by a sweet 20 year old girl!

She cut and hand painted these 2x4s to make stands for the candles- love that idea!

Love that this hostess provided darling disposable coffee cups- great idea!  

This Oklahoma/Western table was so colorful and unique!

Our church purchased a set of black and white gingham tablecloths for some variety from the usual black, so you'll see several used in these photos.  The pattern goes with so many different designs and color schemes!  These are the ones that we bought for the church and I have a set as well- highly recommend for easy no-iron, stain resistant wash and wear!

Our event was right before Valentine's Day so there were several holiday themed tables-

How cute are these rose folded napkins in each glass?  I believe she tie dyed them as well.

This turquoise + pink + leopard combo was eye catching!

Loved my friend Carrie's sweet table (check out her gorgeous kitchen remodel!)-

My friend Denise used the gingham mixed in for Valentine's- my fave combo for the holiday!

This table was done by our church's seamstress/monogrammer extraordinaire... each of those placemats is completely appliqued/monogrammed and she even made slipcovers for the chair backs with stitched designs on them!

I love seeing collections as a centerpiece-

This was a paper heart doily wrapped around the flatware, such a cute idea.

I wish I had photographed all of tables, they were each so unique!  Hope these get your thinking cap in gear if you have an upcoming event to decorate for, or maybe just a special family dinner coming up!  I've got a 15 table event on the horizon and I'm stumped but the wheels are turning... 

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and while I don't do full blown decorations for the holiday I like to focus on decorating just one or two spots around the house.  Last weekend I finished putting together my Valentine's Day porch and mantel decorations.  Some things are similar to what I did last year but I switched around and added in some new pieces too. 

Valentine's Day decorating ideas, heart garland, dollar tree crafts, easy holiday craft



Well Friday sure did come quickly again! Do you have fun weekend plans?  The weather in OKC is supposed to be gorgeous this weekend, so I have plans to spray paint alllll the things, spruce up the front porch for Valentine's Day, and finish up a few other projects.  And Sunday we'll keep an eye on the game and commercials after church but mostly save room all day for yummy snacks!  I'm especially excited to share my first favorite thing with you today, and have rounded up some other great Friday favorites this week too!    (*This post contains affiliate links, including Amazon.  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure policy here.)

About a year ago I shared my love of Gray Malin's Party at the Parker photograph series, and these playing cards that I found printed with a ton of photos from the shoot.  While trying to come up with artwork for the kids' bathroom that I liked, I thought of that series again but knew the art prints were out of my budget.  So I started wondering if perhaps a calendar had been made with the photos that I could use the pages from to frame.  A search didn't turn up a calendar, but I did discover this Be Our Guest Children's Book that was published with photos from the series!  Online, I couldn't see anything but the cover so I didn't know if any of the pages would be suitable for framing, but decided to order it anyway and check it out.

Be Our Guest book here, here, or here



Apparently there's a big game this weekend and some great commercials on tv... but I'm just in it for the snacks! Who is with me? Need a great recipe for the Superbowl this weekend?  This cream cheese green chile dip is a favorite.  A friend has made it for years for various gatherings and fellowships, but I tinkered with the original recipe a bit to make it lower in fat and calories... so everyone wins! 

party food, superbowl recipe, low fat appetizer



I've been working on a few things for Valentine's Day and am excited to share this DIY XOXO painted Valentine's Day sign with you today!

DIY Valentine's Day Sign  ||  XOXO Hugs and Kisses Sign  ||  Easy Valentine's Day Craft



Happy Friday everyone!  How is January almost over already?  The itch for Spring is going to be hitting soon, how about with you?  Excited to share some good things with you today and hope you all have a fantastic weekend!  (*This post contains affiliate links, including Amazon.  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure policy here.)

I've wanted a pair of UGG slippers for ages (I usually wear my UGG boots around the house to stay warm), but didn't put them on my Christmas list because I wanted to snag some on sale and knew they wouldn't be yet.  So, I saved a bit of Christmas cash that I received until I saw a good deal and came across these cuties, for less than half price!  My feet are always cold through the winter and these are heavenly, like a big warm hug on your feet!  The reviews suggest they run small so I ordered my size and a size up.  I prefered my regular size and after a day or two of wear they do stretch out some.  If you have wide feet or are a half size, I would suggest sizing up.

Lamp Tassel  ||  Gumball Machine (sprayed mine green)  ||  Hand Cut Silhouettes
Similar Blue and White Footbath Set here or here



Once Christmas is over, Valentine's Day is such a fun opportunity for a bit of color, enjoying yummy treats, and celebrating those we love in the midst of the remaining dreary, cold winter months.  Today I've rounded up some cute Valentine's Day finds for your home, for your style, and for your table to help make the next few weeks a little more festive!

Valentine's Day Outfits, Valentine's Day Decorations, Valentine's Day Tablescape
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I recently came across this article where Better Homes and Gardens lists what they think will be the biggest design trends in 2020.  Of the 8 trends that made their list, I already have 6 in my home!  I don't think that puts me in the "trend setter" category at all, rather I think all of these "trends" are actually design elements that have stood the test of time and are actually quite classic and timeless.  So I'd dare to say they're just coming to the forefront once again but in a new and fresh way. 

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Velvet furniture is SO classic and although it might seem fussy, it's actually quite durable.  Today's velvets especially are made with fabric blends meant to stand up to family life full of snacks, pets, and lounging.  I couldn't be happier with the velvet I chose for our second hand chairs that I had recovered last Fall.   Those leopard pillows just happen to be velvet as well, so you get a 2-for-1 example here!



The Christmas decorations are officially packed away... I'm super late this year but it feels great to have that not-so-fun task done!  Cleaning up and getting everything fluffed back up today.  Do you go straight to Valentine's Day decor or wait until it's a bit closer?  We're celebrating a birthday boy this weekend so I'll put up some party decorations, but then I think I'll work on the mantel and porch for Valentine's Day.  It will be here before we know it!  Here are my Five Friday Favorites for the week, you all seemed to read and enjoy these posts last year so I'll keep them coming this year!  (*This post contains affiliate links, including Amazon.  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Read my full disclosure policy here.)

Martha Stewart Organizing was just released this week and it's such a beautiful book!  But more importantly, helpful!  I've said it before here, but organizing is not my strong suit so I'll take all the help I can get.  This book covers it all, from organizing your calendar to your routine to your home to your life.  And if the tips are coming from Martha, they must be worth considering, right?



Hello everyone, and Happy 2020!  Are you enjoying the start of the new decade?  Or are you in the camp that believes the new decade doesn't start until 2021?  We were a little flabbergasted over all of the debate- ha!  Before we kick off a new year of projects around here, I thought we'd take a look back at your favorite posts from last year with my top 10 posts from 2019.  One thing is for sure, you all love a home tour and posts about the holidays!  (Pssst... please don't miss a question I have for you at the end of the post!)

#10- Layered Frame Abstract Art Canvas

This project kicked off 2019 just about this time last January, and is still one of my favorite little corners.

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