All posts tagged: DIY

THE Spring Wreath: A Ridiculously Easy DIY

Originally posted on A Color Pop Life:
Hello Friend!  Okay … you may be thinking, “Bridge, you mistakenly capitalized THE in the blog post title”, I’ll have to openly disappoint you.  I meant to do that!  Why?  Because now that I have made this wreath … on a whim I will add … it is my quintessential Spring wreath that will now be coming out every year as the flowers are showing signs of poppin’. As much as I am loving the Spring flowers peeking through landscapes now in Houston (although in full disclosure, I’m about over all of the yellow pollen gracing my constantly, fresh clean car … not to mention the sneeze fits it is giving me every single day), I’ve been feeling that je ne sais quoi is missing to show my little white cottage (a.k.a. my house) is happy for Mother Spring.  There has been a small little nod in the back of mind for a few weeks now, especially every time I pull into my driveway, and I feel like something…

A Sweet Favor: The Cacti Cone

Originally posted on A Color Pop Life:
Party favors have a history dating back to the Victorian age, whereby in England the wealthiest of brides offered small fabric bags that nestled sugar cubes and confections.  Funny, even then, speaking to a gal’s sweet tooth weakness became a friend’s way to express appreciation thru indulgence!  Nevertheless, the intention behind the gesture was founded on the way to show appreciation for guests joining in the fun factor of the celebration. Fast forward and party favors are still one of the most fun aspects of planning a party … at least I personally feel that way.  I think I got this trait from my Aunt, a powerful influence in my life.  I always found her giving and the brightest smiles I always saw beam from her face was when she was giving to others.  I vividly remember the parties she planned for my cousin and I had the honor of ensuring each guest received their favor bag.  And, as I attended parties, myself, as a child I, too,…

DIY: Pom Pom and Wine Cork Christmas Trees

Hi TBSH friends! Angela here. Have you gotten most of your Christmas shopping done? Are you ready for the kids to be out of school? I can’t believe the time is here! Why does it always seem to sneak up on me?!?! Nonetheless, the kiddos are about to be out of school for 2+ weeks, with just 1 week before Christmas. Do you think they’ll say “I’m bored” at some point? I’m pretty sure they will 🙂 Well, here’s a fun little craft that you can do with the kids to pass a little time, spruce up your holiday decor, and put those wine corks you’ve been saving to good use! Pom Pom and Wine Cork Christmas trees! Lola and I made our first ones a couple of years ago and still have them. Some we give away to Lola’s friends and some we keep to take out every year for a cute, colorful decoration. Lola loves having them in her room! It’s really easy! Here’s what you’ll need: different sizes of colored pom poms from …

DIY: The Star Package

  Hello TBSH Friends 🙂  Has it really been that long since I last posted?  Why do the holidays all consume me?  Well … I need to be a bit more real with the situation because I just came back from Maui with my beloved and didn’t even get the chance to spend one day with the kiddos before I was off to Galveston to participate in my first holiday markets.  All of this being said, I’m back now and ready to share a cute idea I have for wrapping holiday gifts this year! I have ALWAYS loved wrapping gifts 🙂  There is something about seeing the face of the person receiving a gift … when they recognize you’ve put some thought to wanting to deliver something that would warm them, or perhaps excite them.  It is such a simple gesture conveying, “I care about you and wanted you to see that, in unspoken words”.  So, it is probably with no surprise I’m up to my normal shenanigans in finding a different way to offer a …

Color Pop: This Seasons Top 10 Kitchen and House Items That Deliver Pop

When I was in France and walking the cobble streets of Montpellier with my mother-in-law I stumbled upon the cutest store named none other than Happy Design!  I swear I felt it was speaking to me … it lured me in with it’s quaint storefront, adorned in a medley of color-pop!  I am confident my mother-in-law thought I was nuts the way I became instantly giddy and crossed that busy cobble stone street just to get through their doors without a care as to whether I’d be hit by the passenger trolley going by.  But, I knew with certainty it would be euphoric and transcendent. So, why all the childish excitement?  Well, this store had what I like to call Kitchen Color Pop!  It offered many different home goods, even though the shop itself was maybe the entire size of my living room.  But, what I most appreciated about their products was the fact the products were simple in design, multi-functional in some cases, and came in assorted, bold colors.  Eye candy jack pot! You …