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Happy Sunday!  I hope your weekend has been a good one so far and that you’ll savor and enjoy today!

When I’m feeling inspired I can’t help but share it with you so today I’m popping in to share a few things that inspired me this week.

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These adorable and easy to DIY wood gift tags which might work with my holiday decor theme.

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If you follow me on Instagram you saw that I headed back to Home Depot this week to finish making this wood cart, designed by blogger Anna White.

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 Now I need to UpStyle it and this image has me thinking about side details and pretty casters.

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This gorgeous chandelier had me at STUNNING!

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After I saw these multi-colored pom poms, I wanted to  make some multi-colored pom poms!

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This quote is nothing but inspiring!

Next week is going to be a crazy one.  I got called back for more jury duty questioning, for a big case here in Atlanta and I have my fingers crossed that I don’t get picked.  In anticipation of a busy week, I’ve completed two design plans early, I’ve written all my blog post for the week ( I’ve got some good ones for  you) and a new stack of magazines is ready to accompany me to the court house!

Shelly

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I love a work space that combines functional features with creative touches!

Happy weekend and let these links inspire you!

Three entrepreneurs who will inspire you to follow your passion!

Easy steps to ensure you’re living your best life.

Finding your ultimate happiness with the life you have now.

Never regret another day of your life.

Shelly

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I think every woman needs a private vanity space.  A space to primp for a special night out, a day hanging with girlfriends or simply a spot to sit and get ready for a day of shopping.

The perfect vanity space should include:

* A desk or table
* A stylish chair
* Pretty wall art and a mirror
* Personal pictures
* A decorative lamp
* Beautiful containers and trays to hold makeup or jewelry
* Flowers
*  Personal treasures
 
Here are a few vanity areas that make we swoon and just might give you the inspiration for your own personal vanity space.

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One of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to add architectural details to your home is by adding molding to your walls.  This bathroom really came to life because of the grid wall treatmet that was added.  The raised molding gives the space definition and makes the space feel larger because the vertical and horizontal lines create movement for the eye.  A few buliding supplies, tools and some paint and you can easily create this look in your own home.

Design Tip:  The key to a classic and elegant look is to keep the spacing between molding uniform and perfectly aligned. And always caulk for seamless edges and joints.

If you’re wanting to add a designer detail like this to your home, here’s a great guide to molding styles and application tips.

Shelly

 

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Do you remember years ago when everyone had black luggage and how everyone tried to come up with a clever way to identify their bags?

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Like many of you I tied ribbon to the handle in an effort to distinguish my bag from everyone else.  Most of the time the ribbon would come back tattered or missing off my luggage.

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I’ve also tried wrapping yarn around the handle (although it didn’t look as pretty as this) but that was a failure too.

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How about identifying your bag with tape?.  How many of you have tried that trick?

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Adding washi tape to your bag would definitely give it some style but I don’t think it would stand up too well against those baggage carousels.

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Since I’ve been doing a fair bit of traveling this year and will be heading out for my final trip of the summer, I decided it was time to come up with a stylish and effective way to identify my bags.  In addition to the traditional luggage tag I have on my bags, I wanted to create a tag that would stand out and be easy to identify.

DIY Bag Tag by ConfettiStyle (1)

Here are the supplies you’ll need to make your own bag tags:

*  Wood Shapes (about the size of a traditional luggage tag)
*  Decorative Scrapbook Paper
* Gold Spray Paint  
* Mod Podge
*Mod Podge Spray Sealer
*  Grommets
* Large Jump Rings
 
How To:
 
1. Drill a hole into the top of each wood piece
2.  Spray paint the front, back and sides of all your wood pieces
3.  Cut your scrapbook paper to fit your wood pieces
4.  Paste paper to each side of your wood piece using your Mod Podge.  
After you have placed one side of paper, punch through it so that you know where the hole it.  Attach the other piece of paper and punch through that so the hold is open on both sides of your tag.
 
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5.  Once your Mod Podge has dried, spray each side of the tag with your sealer and let dry
6.  Add the grommets to the holes in your tag
7.  Add large jump ring and attach your tag to your luggage.
If you’re looking for split rings in colors other than silver, I found this shop on Etsy that has a great selection.
 

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I can’t wait to take my tags on the road.  As you read this, I’m on my way to Washington, DC  for a mini family vacation.  It’s going to be a fun trip because my mom is coming in from Oklahoma and this will be the first time my hubby has ever visited DC.  I’ll see you back here next week.  

Have a safe holiday weekend!

Shelly

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I hope everyone had a great weekend.  The hubs and I spent the weekend in Alabama at his high school reunion.  He had a great time seeing and catching up with people he hadn’t seen in years.  I also had a great time hearing stories about him from his high school days and learning about all the tricks he played on his freinds.  I can definitely say that while he has gotten older, he still has the heart and spirit of a kid.

Anyway, I’ve been busy all day getting caught up on work, emails and projects so I’m hitting the send button on this post a bit late.

Today I wanted to share a fun little project I created using Wallternatives wall decals.  During the Haven conference in July,  I got a first hand look at Wallternatives wall decals and immediately my mind starting pondering all the ways I could decoratve with them.

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I think every home needs a quite spot where you can hide away with a book, take a nap or find your inspiration.  A daybed is a great furniture option when you are creating a nook in your home.  Use the area at the top of  stair landing, the end of a hallway or maybe ever consider placing a daybed inside an unused closet space.

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Design Tip:  If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to build a daybed for your home, consider using pre-made kitchen or bathroom cabinets as the foundation and build up from there. The cabinets will not only look good but they will give you hidden storage space.  Place a twin mattress on top, add some decorative pillows and you’ll have the reading nook you’ve always wanted.

Shelly

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Hexagon shapes are one design trend I’m a fan of, especially after making my DIY Hexagon Cocktail Tray.

And, this room created by Mandi is one of the my favorite blogger DIY projects.

What I love about Hexagon shapes is that they can take on a modern or traditional feel, depending on the application.  

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An exaggerated hexagon tile is a fresh way to accent the backsplash.

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Hexagon shaped tables are a great alternative to round tables, providing more design definition within the space.

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Just like a round mirror, but with even more style, a hexagon mirror is a great visual contrast when set against square and rectangular shapes.

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Hexagon floor tiles add visual movement to a room without being too busy.

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A modern hexagon design pairs well with classic, traditional pieces.  

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Hexagon wallpaper is a fun and artistic way to accent a wall.

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Hanging hexagon light fixtures are a great way to enhance the lighting that is given off in a space.

So what do you think?  Is this a design trend that you love or want to let go of?  

Shelly

***If you want even more insight into why hexagons are such a great shape, read this interesting article, from the perspective of bees!

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