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Have you ever been to a blog conference? 

One of the things I set out to do when I started blogging 5 years ago was to learn as much as I could about the blogging.  Since starting my blog, I’ve attended two conferences where I’ve learned a lot about the business of blogging and had the opportunity to connect with brands.  I’ve also made some great connections and friendships with other bloggers.–a bonus to attending a blog conference.

Later this month, I’ll be attending my third blog conference, Blog Life University here in Atlanta.  Unlike the other conferences I’ve attended, this one aims to bring together bloggers from all niches for 2 days of networking, connecting and learning.

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For someone who wants to continue to build and develop their blog this conference offers a great line-up of classes led by some of the country’s top bloggers.

Sessions Include:

Building a Passive Income With Ebooks

Monetizing Your Blog Today

Anatomy of a Viral Post

Pitching Sponsored Post & Getting Them

Behind the Scenes of Sponsored Posts–A Brand Perspective

Growing a Passive Income with Affiliate Marketing

To view the full conference agenda, visit Blog Life University.

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In addition to the conference sessions, there will be time to network with brands during the Brand Expo and an extended Q & A session with the speakers.

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Tickets for Blog Life University are on sale now and I’m happy to announce that I was selected to be a conference ambassador. As an ambassador, I can offer a discount of $100 off your conference registration.  To take advantage of this offer, follow this link and use the code BLU16.  Speaker-button

I’m looking forward to attending and learning even more about the business of blogging.  If you’re a blogger or have been thinking about starting a blog, this conference is definitely one you don’t want to miss. #bloglifeuniversity

Blog Life University–Where Blogging Leads to Success

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Boy did this week fly by at lightening speed.  I did manage to get through most of my to-do list and can’t wait to enjoy a bit of down time this weekend.

I hope you enjoy my favorites of the week.

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FAVORITE POSTS

I love a good fashion post and this one on the most flattering neckline for your body type caught my attention.

Most Flattering Neckline

 

Sitting in front of a computer can really wreak havoc on your muscles.  I came across this post last week and have started doing these stretches throughout the day.  It has made a world of difference.

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I think you’ll enjoy this home tour as much as I did…

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FAVORITE PINS

I’ve never decorated with purple in my own home but I just love the color combination in this room.

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 I just want to move in and enjoy this outdoor space all summer long.  You can view more beautiful spaces by Chad Hoeft Design here.

Chinoiserie Styled Outdoor Space

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FAVORITE PRODUCTS

When it comes to cute door stops, this pagoda doorstop wins the prize.  It’s only $9.99 and there’s a matching pillow for $12.99.

Pagoda Doorstop

I so want to style a party table using these gorgeous table linens by one of my favorite designers, MacKenzie Childs.

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In case you missed it, here’s a few things I shared this week on the blog…

DIY Toile Tablecloth

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My favorite party decor items and where I shop

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Budget decorating ideas using baskets

Colorful Baskets on Wall

Enjoy your weekend friends!

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Inspiration Notebook June 2016--Dreams

I love this time of year because the days are longer, the sun is brighter and there’s a sense of joy in the air that only summer brings.  June is inspiring in so many ways.

Here’s what’s in my Inspiration Notebook for June…

 

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Inspiration Notebook June 2016-Dreams

June Inspiration Notebook--2016--Dreams

A great attitude becomes a great day which becomes a great month which becomes a great year which becomes a great life!

 

Inspiration Notebook June 2016-Dreams

Along with living my life dreams, this month I’m planning to enjoy a few of life’s little luxuries like a trip to the beach, a bowl full of cherries, fresh peaches and Sunday afternoon drives.  Now that summer is (unofficially) here, I’d love to know what’s inspiring you?

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Favorites Of The Week

Yay for Friday!  It’s been a busy week and I’m excited that the weekend is here because I get to spend time working on a few fun things like planning for my nephews college graduation next week, finalizing the details of our anniversary trip (so excited) and working on a stencil project.

Lots to do but all things that put a smile on my face.  Enjoy my favorite posts, pins and products of the week and have a super weekend. I’ll see you back here Monday.

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FAVORITE POSTS

This flower arrangement is just stunning and Anatashia walks you through the easy steps to create your own.

Garden Wisteria and Iris Arrangement

Flower Arrangement

I loved seeing the reveal of this truly stunning bathroom by Maggie Holmes. And I would kill to own that vintage gorgeous glass and brass vanity mirror!

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FAVORITE PINS

One of my favorite vignette combinations….malachite + black + gold and stripes.  And check out that simple nailhead detail around the door.

Design Chic Vignette

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Do you get Style at Home magazine?  It’s Canada’s leading home decor and interiors magazine and one of my favorite publications.  The spaces they showcase in the magazine as beautiful and inspiring.  You can follow their Pinterest board here.

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FAVORITE PRODUCTS

I love that block heels are a hot fashion trend right now and I can’t resist tassels so I had to buy these adorable sandals.

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I recently discovered this great Etsy shop, OneDayLongAgo which sells beautiful Turkish gift wrap and other unique paper products.  Many of the design have a chinoiserie vibe and most of the sheets are under $3.00. The shop is currently running a 15% off sale for purchase over $35 (good thru June 30th)!

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Who else if happy that we’ll be springing forward tonight with the time change?  I love the extra daylight this time of year and the added energy I get when springtime arrives.  The only downside is the nasty pollen and my allergies.   Before I head out to enjoy the weekend, I wanted to drop in and share a few things that caught my attend this week.  Enjoy your weekend and my favorite post, pictures and pins!

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I talked about how to shop from catalogs earlier in the week and How To Shop Like A Pro On-line give you tips for shopping e-commerce.

Shopping E-commerce

This might be one of the easiest and coolest handcrafted monogram DIY projects ever. And you’ll definitely want to check out the app.

Reclaimed Wood Monogram

Yard sale season is almost here and you’ll want to check out these tips if you’re planning on having a yard sale this spring.

Yard Sale tips

I came across this bedroom side table vignette on Pinterest and was so captivated with it.  I love the eclectic mix and of course that adorable Press of Champagne wall plaque.

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This DIY Pom Pom pillow is just beautiful and so creative.

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If  you’ve been looking for a market tote, you might want to buy this tote.  It’s a great price.

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Over the weekend I did a little review of the blog to see which post were your favorites in 2015.  While some of the top post surprised me, others didn’t.  As I looked at the top 10 post, I was happy to see that the things you love most are the things I love sharing most with you on the blog…design tips and decorating how-to’s, product inspiration, easy craft day’s and unique gift wrap ideas.

All of the blog topics you enjoyed most last year will continue here on the blog with even more impact.  I plan to share lots more design information in my Design Guide, Product + Inspiration and Design Chat series and have some fun and easy gift wrap and DIY projects for you as well.  I so appreciate the time you spend here on the blog and if there is anything new you’d like to see in  2016, just leave me a comment below.

I’m excited for what 2016 will bring but for now let’s take a look back at the Top 10 Blog Post of 2015!

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How To Style a Sectional Sofa

How to Style a Sectional Sofa  {my most popular PIN on pinterest}

Decorating Tops of Bookcases and Armoires

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Decorative Tops of Bookcases and Armoires

Barn lights

Barn Lights–A Uniques Indoor Decorating Option

Diy Mug Wraps

DIY Mug Wraps (2014)  {one of my most popular Pins too!}

Decorating with the things you love

Decorating With Things You Love

Hemnes Shoe Cabinet

Product + Inspiration:  Hemnes Shoe Cabinet

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My Christmas Theme 2015

{p.s.  There’s a sneak peek of my 2016 Christmas theme over on the ConfettiStyle Instagram page}

Gamleby Plate Shelf

Product + Inspiration:  Gamleby Plate Shelf

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Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour–Part 1

Gift Wrap Inspiration by ConfettiStyle1

Gift Wrap Inspiration:  A New Way To Add Ribbon

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VA Centerpiece 2 2015

Hello friends!  

I hope everyone had a great week last week and are enjoying all of this beautiful fall weather we are having.  I can’t believe it is already snowing in some parts of the country.  I wanted to pop in today and give you an update of where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing.

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It’s been quiet here on the blog for the last week because the planning for the (CAC) Community Assistance Center Vintage Affair non-profit event I chaired kinda took over my life.  The event was Saturday night and I’m happy to say that all of the centerpieces got done, decorating the event space went off without any major hiccups and the evening turned out great.  Everyone in attendance had a great time and above all, we raised lots of money for the organization.

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  As with most non-profit events, everything is done on a tight budget so that required me to great creative with the decor for the event.  The theme of this years event was Connecting Communities so I came up with the idea of creating hearts out of puzzle pieces to convey the message of connecting.

Each and every one of the hearts used in the centerpiece were handmade from thousands of puzzle pieces and then the entire heart was spray painted with gold metallic paint.   I reached out to Rustoleum and they graciously donated spray paint for the decor and I can’t thank them enough.  The red and gold pom poms were made from Christmas garland cut into small pieces and glued to wood skewers. I skipped for joy when I came across the garland in the exact color we needed to match the event logo (it was meant to be)!

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The final piece to the centerpiece puzzle (no pun intended) were larger puzzle pieces with words written on them that represent the mission of CAC.

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I have chaired this fundraiser for 4 years and will be turning it over to someone else next year as I step in to the role of President of the Board of Directors for CAC.  Working with CAC over the last 5 years has been so rewarding because it allows me to give back to the community and also because I get to experience first-hand the gratitude of the people the organization helps.

If you live in the Atlanta area and want to learn more about CAC or volunteer with the organization, head here.

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I’ll be back in full blog mode tomorrow with some design inspiration for you.

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Decorating with typography letters can be a lot of fun.  As this craft turned decorative piece has gained popularity, you started seeing lots of designer incorporating letters into chic wall decor statements.  Now typography letters are being used in many different applications not only because they add a personal touch to decor but also because they are one of most budget-friendly accessory items you can buy.

Here’s a round-up of some of my favorite typography letters and inspiring images on how they can be used to decorate.

The Product…

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Bronze Magnet Letter / Gold Resin Letter / Galvanized Metal LetterPaper Mache Letter / Studded Burlap Letter / Monogram Letter / Chalk Letter

The Inspiration…

A monogram hanging on a front door is such a classic way to welcome guest.  I love the look of this berry covered letter, especially for the holidays.

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Finding good wall decor for a kitchen can sometimes be a challenge.  You can use letters to make a custom wall piece that’s perfect for your home.

tip:  words perfect for a kitchen:  Yum, Savor, Gather, Diner

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If you’re looking for something different to dress your door during the holidays, consider using letters to create a holiday sentiment.  Cover the letters with green felt, moss or even a coat of spray paint to coordinate it with your holiday decor.

tip:  holiday words to consider:  Noel, HoHoHo, Merry

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You can easily update a traditional wreath with a typography letter.

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Use letters to create a bold welcoming statement in your foyer.  Such a fun and unexpected touch.

design tip:  when hung vertically, the letters/word can make low ceiling feel taller
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One of my favorite spaces for typography letters is in a nursery or kids room.  I love the look of this collection using different fonts of the same initial.  It’s artist and whimsical at the same time.

design tip:  use different size letters and letters in different finishes to create this eclectic feel

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The tops of bookcase or shelves is a great spot for an oversized letter.  Leaning or hanging on the wall, the letter adds depth and dimension to any vignette.

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Typography letters are a natural for bookshelves and add visual movement within the overall arrangement.

design tip: have fun with the font style and color so that the letters make a statement amongst all the books

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Typography letters come in lots of different sizes and lots of different materials so even the smaller letters can be used in a fun way like this cake topper.

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I’m a fan of typography letters…how about U?

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