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Love it or Leave it: Royal Decor

15 Mar

It’s been flooding my daily deal inbox lately, and so I’m thinking this must be “hot” right now?  Are Kate Middleton salt and pepper shakers next???

Not sure how I feel about this trend, but more importantly…

What do you think about royalty inspired home decor?

Royal Pieces from Antique Farm House

From WUSLU

From Stamp Rugs

Source: Etsy

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Oh hey, overlay!

13 Mar

Thanks to those who entered the Hat Attack giveaway!  If you haven’t already, it’s not too late!  Check it out HERE.

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As if I didn’t have enough DIY projects swimming around in my head right now… here is another one that I must do!

One of my ‘regular read’ bloggers Centsational Girl posted about overlays the other day…

What are overlays you ask?  Great question… They are basically fretwork panels that can be placed over existing furniture to add a little dimension.

Here are some examples from the O’Verlays website:

The best part about these particular overlays is that they can be ordered specifically for Ikea furniture!  Key to my heart ♥

When I first saw what an overlay could do to boring a dresser, I almost died…

We currently use my “just outta college” Ikea dresser in our guest bedroom, and boy could it use a makeover.

I love the “fiona”.

So this project will definitely be added to my long list of to dos… and I will be sure to report back once it’s checked off!

{So how would YOU overlay?}

Giveaway from Hat Attack!

12 Mar

There’s nothing I love more than decorating with stuff I already have (see New Uses for Old Things & Upcycling) and this decorating trend has totally stolen my heart…

It’s hat decor, and it can be YOURS!

For details, scroll down.

Source: All via Hat Attack on Pinterest

I am SO excited to tell you that Hat Attack, which has been known to style some of today’s hottest stars (see them flaunting it HERE) is giving one of my beautiful blog readers a FREE HAT!

To enter:

1. “Like” Hat Attack on Facebook -or- Follow Hat Attack on Twitter
or for you super cool readers, do BOTH!

AND…

2. Leave a comment below telling us what hat from their website you would choose should you be the lucky winner!

Entries will be accepted now until 3/18/12.

The winner will be drawn at random and announced here next week so make sure you check back to see if it’s YOU!

{Good luck everyone!}

Nerdy techie stuff…

If the links above didn’t work for you – try these:
Hat Attack on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hat-Attack/148872528464550
Hat Attack Twitter Feed: @_hatattack
Hat Attack Website: http://www.hatattack.com/

Keep Calm and Carry On

8 Mar

This saying has become quite popular over the past few years, especially in the form of posters and other home decor items.  In fact we had one framed in our living room apartment and I remember noticing it during a particularly hard month in my life, and thinking… You know what?  That’s some great advice, living room poster!  Thanks.

But where did the saying come from, and how did it become so popular?

Thanks Tony for alerting me to this quick, yet informative video about it’s origin.

Enjoy!


(Email subscribers – click image to view video on YouTube)

Want some?  Not to worry, you can find these prints easily for under $20.  Here are some ideas of ways to remember to keep calm in your home.

Keep Calm and Carry On
And get excited… I have a pretty amazing giveaway on Monday!
No hints 😉 Gotta check back to find out!!!

Teach me Tuesday: Otomi

6 Mar

With spring just around the corner, who couldn’t use a pop of color to remind us that we’re almost there?  Well Otomi Textiles are totally doing it for me right now! These gorgeous embroideries are handmade by the Otomi people of Central Mexico, and from my research I have learned that these detailed textiles can take up to three months to make.

But just one look, and it’s worth the wait!

Click for source.

{Just another educational moment here at HFoP!}

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