April 9, 2014

How to Make a Hairbow & Headband holder- Ribbon tutorial

I have created a Hairbow/Headband Holder for my daughter's room and I am thrilled to share a tutorial on One Artsy Mama.

I wanted to give you a sneak peek of my project. 

I have two daughters and they have quite a collection of bows, headbands and hair accessories they have accumulated over the years.  Getting ready for school in the mornings are a bit crazy, and trying to find a hair bow or headband in time to get off to school is difficult.

I created this hairbow/headband holder to wrangle all of their accessories!
Please check out Amy at One Artsy Mama for the full tutorial!  Please let me know you stopped by!



This was a super easy project, and just by changing up the colors and embellishments, you can change the look easily!




April 7, 2014

Sweetest Pin - New Life for this Forgotten Interior Space

I was exploring Pinterest, and I was moved by this beautiful, yet haunting photo of this long forgotten interior space.

The beautiful detail of this room in the ceiling and large windows allowing all of the natural light to come through is stunning.  It is fun to imagine what this room would have been like in its glory.


The photographer brings new life in this once special room.  I am so glad they decided to share it again.

What is your favorite part of this photo?

April 3, 2014

Winter Wrap Up from the Sweetest Memory- Spring is Here!

Winter is over, Spring is here!  I wanted to recap some of my favorite posts from the winter.  

Here are my favorite posts and topics from my

Winter Wrap Up!

Winter Wrap Up for the Sweetest Memory blog

I had so much fun decorating my new fireplace mantle at my new home.  It is my first fireplace, and I am having so much fun decorating with the seasons!

You can find my Winter Mantle


                       and my Valentine's Mantle 


Here is my simple, Vintage inspired Valentine's Day Wreath here.

I shared with you my fabulous finds at local antique shops and thrift shops 

                                                    here and 


I shared with you my daughter's Around the World Birthday party here.

We celebrated with an Olympics Party

And I shared with you my love affair of Downton Abbey!

And now it is Spring!  A great way to start new- I have updated my blog with a cleaner, simpler look.  I am still working out a few details, and I am so excited to share it with you!

I hope you will check back soon to see all of the wonderful things coming soon!

Until then, I hope you can visit some of my Winter posts.  Please let me know you did!  Have a wonderful day!

March 31, 2014

Guest Blogger at One Artsy Mama- coming soon!

I am super excited about being a guest blogger at One Artsy Mama this weekend!  

Amy is a super talented, and lovely blogger and I can't wait to be on her amazing blog.  Please stop by on April 5th!  I can't wait to share a project I am making with you!

March 24, 2014

Lovely Antique Plate Display - Show off your collections

I have been on the hunt at Antique shops looking for art for my kitchen, and came across this lovely idea!

I love how simple, yet beautiful this idea is! 

Lovely antique plate display

Have a favorite china pattern or decorative plate you want to show off?  Do you have some and fun vintage silverware?
This is a beautiful way to show off your lovely collections!

I love this old vintage frame, with a burlap and vintage lace backer as a backdrop to your favorite collection.

How do you display your favorite collection?



The Dedicated House

The Dedicated House

March 20, 2014

Happy Spring and New Exciting Changes to my Blog coming soon!

Happy Spring!

It's the first day of spring, my favorite season!  Here in Arizona it has been feeling like spring for several weeks - being in the 80's!  I am loving being outdoors!

With all new things in Spring, there are some new exciting changes coming very soon to my blog!

I hope you will check back very soon to see!


March 15, 2014

Sweetest Pin - Mint Ginger Slushie {Perfect for St. Paddy's Day}

St. Patrick's Day is almost here!  
Green is the color, and I wanted to find a 
different spin on a tasty St. Patrick's Day treat.  

This amazing Mint Ginger Slushie by The Soho
looks like the perfect and unique treat.  I have a ton of mint in my garden, and I am always trying to think of a way 
to use it all up!  This looks like a refreshing minty treat.

What's your favorite mint recipe?  Do you have a favorite recipe you make for St. Patrick's Day?

March 13, 2014

You are loved

I have a wonderful family and husband!  I just started a new job after being laid off for three months.  When I woke up in the morning, my husband surprised me with this sweet note on our chalkboard in the kitchen.

The "you are loved" portion is left over from my Valentine's Day message - here.

My husband's birthday is the week after Valentine's Day, so I left the "you are loved" message.  My daughter's each wrote a special Happy Birthday message for daddy.

So, when I saw the message from my husband and the girls, it made my day!

When I got home from work, he had these beautiful roses waiting for me!  

The girls helped him pick the the colors of the roses.  I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful husband!  

What kind gesture made your day?  I would love to hear!  
Thanks for stopping by!

March 10, 2014

12 St. Patrick's Day Ideas, that Make Me Smile!

Looking for St. Patrick's Day ideas?  There is just something about St. Patrick's Day that makes me smile!  I just love this collection from the talented ladies below!

Shamrock Stamps by Prudent Baby

Pot of Gold by The 36th Avenue

Lucky Shamrock Art by Flamingo Toes

Irish Blessing Printable by Five Heart Home

Lucky Sign by Cameron Homemade

Lucky Pillow by Infarrantly Creative

Lucky St. Patrick's Day Decor by Fancy Pants Designs

Bells of Ireland Decor by Better Homes and Gardens

(I had Bells of Ireland flowers in my wedding centerpieces.  
I have always found them interesting!)

Clover Field by All in the Details

Irish Blessing by Sweet C's Designs

Rainbow Wands by Icing Designs

You are my Pot of Gold by TSJ Photography

What is your favorite? Have something you have created for St. Patrick's Day?

I would love for you to share!

March 6, 2014

Sweetest Pin - Trophy and Awards Display

Do you have old trophies and awards, that you don't know what to do with?  I just love this idea from Cuckoo 4 Design.  Her husband had a large collection, that wasn't being displayed.  

Here she combined plaques from old trophies combined with medals.  

I could see this being used with old vintage trophies.

How do you display your trophies, medals, awards?  My husband loves running marathons and he has a bunch of medals.  I tried framing them, and I failed!  I would love to hear your suggestions on what you have done.