Monday, November 25, 2013

'Round the Corner and Weekend Fun

This is what Jen and I do on weekends.  She gets an inspiration and I send things like this...

She sends back iphone photos like this.

 ...and we go on from there...We're each other's best E-clients.
My sister is so fun...

Anyway, this gallery wall making has got us thinking...
Here is some inspiration for a CORNER gallery wall.

Pinterest/Baily Walsh

Just a Girl

Ann Shapiro

Down and Out

We'll show you Jen's new gallery wall the meantime think about your corners...
Have a great Monday from the girls of in your back pocket. 

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Art of the Bar Tray

My friend Betsy and I took a quick trip to Homegoods yesterday.  "I don't need anything" is what she proclaimed on our way through the automatic doors.  But Alas, wandering through all of the great holiday barware, she decided it's time for a festive bar tray.  It started with a new brass martini shaker and a pair of great $2.99 "Cheers" glasses and voila!  An impromptu mini bar!

Love her house!

Here is some more bar tray inspiration...

Bikinis and passports

Damsel and Design

Honey We're Home


Put a holiday bar tray in your back pocket.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ribbon/Nail Art

Haley from Beyond The Picket Fence has the cutest tutorial on her blog.  Some of you may have seen it on Pinterest.  Go here for the complete easy step-by-step.

5 nails....just my speed.

Now for some ADVANVCED string Art...


Courtney's day

Put an easy DIY ribbon star in your back pocket.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Here's an easy delicious recipe for Pumpkin cupcakes.  Just add some cute cupcake papers..
Recipe directly from NancyCreative.

Pretty basic ingredients plus pumpkin puree.  And, may we mention cinnamon-cream cheese frosting?
Something extra for your Thanksgiving dessert.

Happy Monday from in your back pocket.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Towel bars on vanity: Yay or Nay?

Towel bars on the front of the vanity...Yay or Nay?

Blansfield Builders

Cottage Living

Thought for Thursday.  Have a great one from the girls of in your back pocket.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Holiday: Chalk Ink Pens

Jennifer at Rambling Renovators Has been going crazy with Chalk Ink Pens, available here. 
They're perfect for writing on glass, windows  and mirrors.  They wipe off with water, too. 

She has full tutorial on this cute storm door banner... Check it out HERE.
Thanks for sharing Jennifer.

Put some Chalk Ink Markers in your back pocket.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Natural Place Settings...

Details that can be found in the grocery store...right up our alley.  Basic fall items make perfect place cards or just an added detail to your place setting.


Jennifer Carroll/ Style me Pretty 


The Zhush


Martha Stewart


Southern Hospitality


A Swanky Affair


Country Living

Or just a sprig of BITTERSWEET...

ALERT: I tried artichokes last year.  Big Fail!  I couldn't get them to stand the way I wanted to and when I trimmed the stem the leaves started to fall off.  Super pointy/sharp too.  I suggest you avoid! 

Some grocery store details to put in your back pocket.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

5 at Target

Here's a quick look at a few great items now at Target...
1.  Everyone needs an antler sculpture (or in my case 5) in their home.  These run from $19-$39.

2.  This furry stool is a fun little addition to any room. $59. Kinda pricey for size, but will be on sale soon..

3.  An awesome collection of holiday drink ware.  Love these confetti glasses and adore the ones that say "cheers." Accidentally deleted photo. surprise,surprise.

4.  The oldy-but--goody campaign side tables.  Jen has the grey ones in her bedroom.

5.  ...and these John Robshaw inspired hand-blocked napkins.  Think they'll look great/different with my usual burlap runner.

  Btw, only my dining room table gets the tablescape treatment.  The rest of my folding 6ft tables get good ol' paper napkins with bad turkeys on them from Party City...

Put a trip to Target in your back pocket.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Easing back in...

Hi Everyone!!!  We're easing our way back in.  We've missed this blog and our readers...
Here's a little DIY for your hodiday parties from Domestikated Life....check it out.... 

Photo byBring to light Photography 

She found the cut tree stump at Michaels and free-handed the chalkboard paint...super easy.

Put a rustic DIY chalkboard in your back pocket...
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