July 16, 2014

Sweetest Pin - Ampersand Cord Cover

This lovely little detail just stole my heart when I saw it. 

This sweet bedroom for her daughter's room, has so many thoughtful details.  This one is so creative.
I don't know if you are like me, but when I have seen a picture or clock that needs to be plugged in while out shopping, I typically keep walking.  But, Kristin with the Hunted Interior, embraced the cord and better yet, celebrated it.
Wrapped in pink yarn, and then held in place by small nails this cute wavy cord makes the perfect statement in this sweet little girls room.  And the pig on top (My favorite animal) makes it perfect!
Stop by and show her some love!

July 1, 2014

Sweetest Pin - 4th of July Mason Jars

4th of July
The cutest idea I have seen for the 4th of July in a long time!  These decorated mason jars by
are painted perfectly as an American flag. 
These are so cute for silverware holders for 4th of July parties, cute straw holders, napkin holders and much more- these will be the perfect table setting for your event.
Great for Memorial Day, Voting Days, or anytime you are feeling patriotic.
Do you have a 4th of July craft you would like to share?  I would love to see it!
Thanks for stopping by!

June 29, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Gift- Summer Relaxation Kit

Teacher Appreciation Gift
To celebrate the end of the school year, and thank my daughter's teachers I scoured Pinterest for an idea.

I saw some amazing ideas, and finally settled on this idea.  Inspired by this cute idea:
I put my own spin on it.  With limited time, I only had one place I could make a stop.  I decided on my local Fry's grocery store knowing they must be stocking up on Summer items.

Thinking of what would be useful, what would be fun, and what are some of the teachers favorite things, I went hunting.

To hold all of the goodies, I used a bowl for serving food by the pool or eating popcorn (a package of microwave popcorn included), gum, candy, a fun magazine for relaxing, plates and cups to use by the pool, napkins for entertaining and tea for making iced tea, or providing relaxation.

 I went on PicMonkey and found this cute school house font, and gave it a background and label to complete the gift.

 I would love to hear your thoughts! What is something you gave to your child's teacher as an appreciation gift? 

Thank you! 

Partying At:

Twigg Studios


The Dedicated House

May 16, 2014

An Ice Cream Party - Party Prep!

Yikes, it has been awhile since I have posted.  May has been a crazy month!  The girls get out of school today, and I am planning an Ice Cream Party for my youngest daughter who is turning 6 in a couple of weeks!

Since her birthday falls on Memorial day weekend, I decided I would do her party early while her classmates are in town.

I didn't realize between end of year teachers gifts, end of year class parties, working, a funeral, and mother's day, that this would be such a chaotic time for a party!

I wanted to give you a sneak peek of our Ice Cream party table.  The party is tomorrow, and I still have lots to do.

I am attempting to make "ice cream" cupcakes in cones for birthday cake.  Like this one.

All the blogs say it is fairly easy.  Wish me luck!

Please check back soon.  I will share my inspiration and the party details with you!



May 6, 2014

The Sweetest Pin- Teacher Appreciation Gift - Summer Relaxation Buckets!

It's Teacher Appreciation week!
Summer is almost here and it's teacher appreciation week.  My kids get out in 2 weeks, yikes.  It is time to come up with some creative ideas, for both my daughter's teachers without breaking the bank.
As usual Pinterest is chock full of inspiring ideas.  This one by Coffee Cups and Crayons is
the cutest idea!

Stop by and visit and share some love!

What are you giving to your child's teacher?  Are you a teacher?  What would you love to receive as a token of appreciation!

April 23, 2014

15 Vintage Easter Ideas

April has flown by!  I started this post 2 weeks ago, 4 birthdays later, 1 anniversary, lots of DIY projects spent outside (before it gets too hot) and the time slipped away.  

I was inspired by these 15 lovely Vintage style Easter decor and centerpieces, that I had to share these with you.  I hope you enjoy!

Wheatgrass Setting with Chocolate Bunny Favors

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!




The Dedicated House

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!