Wednesday, January 28, 2015

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE VALENTINE'S DAY DECOR

Hi there! It's 2015... I can't believe it.  Colder temps and lots of snow can mean only 1 thing: It's almost time for Valentine's Day!  

There are some years that I totally miss the Valentine's Day decorating.  I really depends on how long it takes me to take down all the Christmas stuff.  I always end up putting off taking it down because it feels so homey and when it is gone, well, it feels so sad.  

This year I was on the ball.  I took everything down in a reasonable amount of time and was totally feeling the Valentine vibe.  I pulled down my Valentine box of decor, opened it and wrinkled my nose.  UGH.  Do you ever just feel "over" everything you have?

The thought of buying new stuff didn't make me feel happy.  I wanted something more neutral and romantic.  Y'all know what a sucker I am for Shakespeare.  I kept thinking of sonnets and loooovvveee.  Feather pens and flowers.... 

This is what I created- something that ended up only costing me 14.00.  (I only bought the roses and the feathers.) A Shakespeare in Love themed mantel. (technically hutch for me, but the only "mantel" I have)
I kinda love a hunt and gather decor mission.  I always forget about certain pieces I have as they get shoved to the back of the cabinet.  I still marvel at all the basic pieces I acquired when I worked for Bath and Body Works waaaayyy back in the day.   Yup, I got these pretty candle sticks from there. 
The roses are so beautiful and with the feathers...sigh no more, sigh no more.  Much Ado About Nothing is my favorite Shakespeare play.  I had to add a quote from there.  It's super romantic.
I purchased the roses at my favorite place - produce junction for super cheap and the feathers are from Joann's.  You could really recreate the entire thing without the feathers too.  I love the extra Shakespeare feeling it gives.  
The papers are sonnets I had that I just dipped the pages in coffee and let dry to give them a dated look.  They were really white originally.  I hope you love it as much as I do!  Now off to watch Much Ado!
Thanks so much for coming over to visit me today! 

If you have a minute would you look me up and follow over on Instagram @mycuprunnethover.cheryl Please please, pretty please?  I was finally able to get it going and would love to share with you!  

Happy Valentine's Day!
XO, Cheryl

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

SUPER BOWL GUESS THE SCORE FREE PRINTABLE

Hey Guys!  So glad you are here!  

This past week on the blog has been a WILD one.  Lots of amazing things have been happening here and I am SO grateful for each and every one of you!! I can't tell you how much it means to me that you are reading.

So, in honor of your AWESOMENESS, I made a free Super Bowl Printable! That's right, I wanted to gift it up.  ;)  
Whenever we have had a Super Bowl party in the past, there is a guess the score pool.  If you are anything like me, I forget about it until the last minute and there is an old ruled notebook or a sheet of white paper on a old clipboard being passed with no chart just "Guess the Score" at the top and everyone writing their info down.  Wah wah.  

So here you go!  Now we can both have a Guess the Score sheet printed out and ready to be passed. And, it looks like you took the time to make it.  

Just click on this link to download yours!  You could even print it out four times to guess the score for each quarter, two times for each half, etc.  
Plus, if you want to add a little football fun to your party decor check out these previous posts for an additional free printable and decoration ideas! 



Thank you again for visiting and reading! I hope you have a great week!  
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Friday, January 24, 2014

DIY FOOTBALL COASTERS - POTTERY BARN KNOCK OFF

Hey there! Are you excited it's Friday??  

I am really excited about the Superbowl coming up!  Not being a die-hard fan of either team, it makes it easier to pick team and cheer for fun.  

A few years ago, I purchased these coasters from Pottery Barn for my hubby. It's probably the only thing I could afford in the store at the time ;).  I knew they would be great for our football basement.
I only bought one pack, and have been wishing I had more for when others come over for the big game.  After rolling it around in my head for a bit, I knew I could DIY them.  Here's what I used to make my own football/sports coasters:
Turf rug, cork mats (aren't these AWE-some??!  A mat stack of CORK!), wide mouth mason jar lids, and adhesive.  (I used Liquid Nails Clear Seal).

I traced the lid and cut out the cork for the bottoms, and traced the inside to cut out the turf rug - make to use utility scissors for this part.
Simply glue both cork and turf to the mason jar lid and you have fun, easy DIY sports coasters - your very own Pottery Barn Knock off!  I did use the green color cork from the mat stack on the bottom of the coasters.  I liked that it goes with our team colors.  
I can't wait to use them for Super Bowl!  I even added a little football touch with an apple cut in a football shape to my Woodchuck Draft Cider!  Yup, that's right.... I enjoyed the bowl of popcorn and this yummy beverage right after I took the pictures!  Waste not, right?!? 
Be sure too stop back next week, I'll be sharing something else for your Super Bowl festivities!! Have a great weekend!

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

VALENTINE'S DAY YARN ART

Well, hello! How have you been?  So nice of you to visit me!  

I am now fully in the Valentine's Day mood, are you?  I have been working on a small V-Day vignette and came up with this simple yarn art to add to it.  
It was very easy and the only thing I had to buy was yarn!  Not too bad for only $3.00.  

Here's what you will need:
Picture frame
Cheesecloth 
Piece of white card stock
Yarn of your choice
Large eye needle (Yarn darner)
Spray Glue

Draw a heart on your 8X10 card stock.  I also added the word love to mine, but that is totally up to you.  Spray the paper with the glue and lay your cheesecloth over top.  This is just to hold it in place to make it a bit easier to work with.  Make sure to pierce the paper with holes as close together as you can, all the way around the heart.
Thread your needle with the yarn and, starting at the point of the heart, just go around from side to side.  I didn't want mine to be perfect.. more organic. If it was off a little bit, no biggie.  Because the yarn was so tight in the paper, I really didn't even need to knot it at the end.  
Once I was done adding my yarn, I placed in a white frame.  I just adore how the cheesecloth adds that little bit extra!  I love a great texture combo.  It really was a simple project that only took about 30 mins.  
Do you have anything special you are making this Valentine's Day?  I would love to hear from you!  
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