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Just a few things that put a smile on my face…


lusterinteriors via pinterest

Such creativity and style!

lusterinteirors via pinterest

Love the details…the lighting, the chair, the wall paper, the rug, the benches!

shopruche via pinterest

I adore.  I’m going to be sporting a lot of yellow this fall.  Just call me Sunshine!

gregnatale via pinterest

Anything paired with black and white is gorgeous!

brassyapple.blogspot via pinterest

I so want to make a few of these sweater pillows this winter! Adorable.

craftgawker via pinterest

Loving Vintage inspired jewelry at the moment!

myparadissi via pinterest

Oh, I’d be so happy spending an afternoon here!


flicker via pinterest

I’ve been lusting over these twine rolls for months now.  I passed up a great deal at the Longest Yard Sale and a still kicking myself.


Don’t you just love it when you come across something that makes you smile? 

For more inspiration and smile worthy moments, visit my boards at Pinterest!



I’m off to complete one last piece of my bedroom makeover.  Don’t miss the reveal tomorrow.





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25 Random Things

I love reading blogs and one of my favorite daily reads is The Creative Place, written by the very talented artist and crafter, Ashley.

Today, Ashelys’ blog post was a listing of 25 Random Things about her.  Not only was the list fun to read, but it allowed me to get to know Ashley from afar.  

I was planning a similar blog post for later this week, with only 10 Random Things, but Ashley’s list inspired me to divulge a bit more about myself.  So, without further a due, here are 25 Random Things about me, the blogger and designer behind ConfettiStyle.


1.  I love wrapping paper.  Even though I have a signature color (red and hot pink) that I try to wrap my gifts in, I can’t pass up a role of beautiful wrapping paper.  Luckily, I’ve found ways to incorporate beautiful paper into my craft and design projects, which justifies my paper addiction.

2.  I love horses.  Several of my friends had horses when I was young and I love to ride.  I even have a collection of those plastic horses from when I was young. 

3.  I tried out for Miss Teen USA way back when.  Since I couldn’t since, I chose to do a dance routine as the scarecrow from Wizard of Oz.  I used my gold cheerleading pom-pom as the hair for my costume.  

4.  I love to travel.  When I worked for Eddie Bauer, I had the opportunity to travel to the far east.  I spent 5 years traveling to  places like Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia.   Singapore is one of  my favorite places on earth.  

5.  I love to cruise.  The hubby and I took a cruise on our honeymoon and fell in love.  We’ve taken 7 cruises so far and hopefully will be off on another one soon.

6.  The water has to be running when I brush my teeth, or I’ll gag.

7.   I hate loading the dishwasher.

8.  I decorate my Christmas tree in a different theme each year.

9.  I used to be proud that I had never been in the hospital, until I tore my rotar cuff hanging a piece of artwork at my store.  And yes, it sounded like a piece of paper tearing when it happened.  Now, I have one hospital stay on my resume.

10.  I love blues music.  I’m an old soul at heart when it comes to music.

11.  I still have a baby tooth in my mouth.  Every time I get x-rays at the dentist, they are surprised that I still have it and it’s so strong.

12.  I need to have complete silence and darkness when I sleep.  

13.  I was class president all three years in high school. Yes, I’m somewhat of an overachiever.

14.  I was only 4 1/2 lbs. when I was born and spent a month in an incubator.

15.  I collect Boyd’s Bears.  My collection has grown to about 120 stuffed bears.

16.  My favorite color is red.  When I was young, my bedroom theme was white with red roses.

17.  I was voted best dressed in high school.  My love of fashion started when I was really young and still continues today.

18.  I love the smell of Clorox–totally random for sure.

19.  Like Ashley, I love magazines.  I’ve created a list of all the ones’ I get with the expiration date so I can keep track of them all.

20.  I’m a cat person.  My two cats, Boots and Coco lived for 16 and 18 years respectively.  It’s been hard to think about bringing a new cat into my home, but I know I will soon.

21.  I adore Carson Kressley.  If I were stranded on an island, I’d want it to be with him.

22.  I want to learn to ride a motorcycle.  It’s on my bucket list.

23.   I empty the change out of my wallet every night.  A few years ago, we had collect $900 in coins.

24.  The Devil Wears Prada and Shawshank Redemption are my favorite movies.

25.  I hate cartoons.


  So, there you have it.  A few things about me that you probably didn’t know.

i’d love to know a few of your secrets, so do share!

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