Thursday, April 9, 2015

Springtime is here

Hi Friends,
Happy Spring! How does spring look where you are? One fun fact about where we live in North Carolina: a thick green film of pollen from the many pine trees coats everything and I mean EVERYTHING!!!! I have never in my whole life seen pollen like this! It's almost like you don't want to go outside because every surface is coated with it. On a walk yesterday I even saw 'pollen clouds' literally clouds of the green gross stuff being blown from pine trees. Yuck!

Here are some spring time pictures from inside (where I even find the gross green stuff on surfaces). Okay, enough complaining, it should be gone soon enough.


Happy decorating,

Monday, March 23, 2015

Brayden's Magical 7th Birthday Party

Hi Friends,
Thanks for joining me today. So sorry that I haven't posted anything since Christmas. Needless to say, there's been a lot going on in the Brew Crew household the last couple of months and decorating fell to the very bottom of the priority list. But, I'm happy to be back with you briefly to share with you some pictures from my son's recent birthday party at our house.

This story kinda starts out as a sad story. This was really my son's first birthday party in a way. We did attempt to have a birthday party at a local sports place (it did happen) 2 years ago for his 5th birthday but unfortunately due to bad timing (Spring break!) only a few friends were in town to join him (he did still have a lot of fun though). Also, last year, he chose to go to Great Wolf Lodge for his birthday. Our family's birthday tradition is, you may choose to go somewhere fun (that costs a bit of money) or you can choose to have a birthday party (also costs $). So, this year, my son said he'd like a party at home. When I asked him what he wanted, he said he really just wanted his friends in his backyard running around and playing with him. I must admit, I thought to myself: a group of wild boys running around the backyard for hours? Lord, help me!! But after a while I warmed up to the idea and began planning. I saw how fascinated my son was with my magician's kit that he received as a gift for Christmas and did a search for local magicians. Voila! Idea hatched! Bring on the Pinterest! What did I do before Pinterest? Here we go......

Happy Magical 7th Birthday Brayden

Pinterest decorating ideas inspired 4th of July decorations:

Pinterest inspired food treats: Bunnies popping out of magician's hats and magic fruit wands

By the way, the timing of the party worked out beautifully so my boy had a good 25 minutes left at the end of the party to run around the backyard with his friends (and they had balloon guns and swords thanks to the magician and were on a sugar high from tons of candy also from said magician). My son and his friends had a blast!

Thanks again for joining me. Sadly I don't have a picture of myself being levitated on the magician's table to share with you. Good times!
Happy decorating & living,

Friday, November 21, 2014

Winter Wonderland Themed Tree

Hey friends,
Thanks for joining me today. I'm so excited to share my first themed Christmas tree with you ever. I talked my husband into two trees this year for the first time. In our family room, where we spend the majority of our time as it's right off of our kitchen, is our 'Winter Wonderland Tree'. This is the room where we hang out, read, watch tv, and play games.  I figured at forty something, if I wanted to have a themed tree, I could have a themed tree. The tree is the same tree we've had for years and most of the ornaments are old or handmade by me (maybe you recognize a camp craft that I put a spin on). I scrounged around the house and porch for all of the turquoise blue, silver, and white items I could find. I let my fall woodland creatures stay out too for the winter wonderland theme adding a white snow owl to the mix.

Take a peek and see what you think:

Thanks so much for stopping by. We haven't decorated the rest of the house yet which will be in the traditional red and green. Stop back by later next month and I'll share pictures with you.

Merry Christmas season-