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A Little Home Decor DIY

While flipping through my copy of Romantic Country I came across this lovely fall centerpiece idea!

I was inspired and decided to get a little creative. I pulled out all kinds of fall goodies and a couple of pedestal cake stands and made this.


Power of a Smile Day!

Smiles are powerful!  I know.  I am a smiler.  I can’t seem to help myself.  I smile lot!  When I smile, I feel lighter and more joyful.  Smiling spreads cheer and can make others feel loved and accepted.  Sharing a smile makes both people feel less alone in the world.  The greatest compliment I ever received was regarding my smile.  A dear friend once said, “You are always smiling.  You have a beautiful smile.  I love to see you.  It always makes my day.”  Smiles bring hope.  In these often difficult economic times, we may have little to give, but we can always smile!!!!

In honor of Power of a Smile Day and as a way of sharing smiles across the miles with family and friends, I made a few smiles of my own.

These are super easy to make. All you need is magic markers, paper, glue, and popsicle sticks. I used some chalks and pompoms to make blushing cheeks. These would fit easily in a lunchbox, or a letter mailed to a friend. It would also make a good craft for little ones!

Click here for more ways to celebrate Power of a Smile Day!

Have a lovely day and don’t forget to SMILE!

Highlights From Etsy

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I am feeling inspired by the French this week so here’s a little French inspiration for you!

1. alexandraferguson
2. thehopetree
3. SilverTrumpet
4. pamelapopo
5. studiomem
6. moonula
7. JustBeadItDesigns
8. TheFrenchNestCo
9. anythinggoeshere

Lissie Loves. . . .

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Here are a few things I have found this week which I love.

I think my wardrobe really needs a pair of Saddle Shoes. See more lovely pictures over at Behind the Curtain!

I found this article from A Red Lipstick about women, self-esteem, and fashion to be quite interesting.

These birds from Abigail Brown featured on Hello My Dear are just beautiful!

Lastly, I am super excited to hear that a biography of Myrna Loy is due out in October! This is a definite on my wishlist!! Please click here to learn more!

Two new sites you must see!

While doing a bit of blog hopping the other night I came across a wonderful, fun site called CraftGawker!  It is like an index of crafts from all over the web.  Just scroll down the page and gawk at all the pretty, creative things people are doing.  And if you see something you like just click on the picture and it will take you to the original site for more information or how-to instructions!

The Gawkerverse also includes dwellinggawker, weddinggawker, and foodgawker. I’ve visited dwellinggawker and found it to be a lot of fun and really cool! I highly recommend checking out all of these gawker sites! Have fun!!!

Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi Ceramic Art

I grew up around ceramics. Both my aunt and grandma made and painted these works of art. Both their homes and ours were full of these delicate clay treasures. I even tried my own hand at painting while sitting at my grandma’s side. I admire the skill and creativity that goes into this art form. While studying a copy of The Crafts Report magazine, I discovered Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi. I am in love with her work. It is beautiful and fun!

All of these pictures came from Laurie’s website. Click here to see and learn more!

A Pretty New Magazine

While out shopping the other day I came across a delightful new magazine. Well, I say its new. While I don’t know just how long the magazine has been in existance, it is new to me. Country Victorian is full of “eye candy” and has a wonderful project section! I am just loving perusing the pages!

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