Saturday, December 31, 2016

~happy new year~

Wishing all of my bloggy friends a safe and happy new year!  May all of our dreams come true in 2017.


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

~random xmas projects~

Just when you think you're done with your Christmas projects for the season, along comes a cute little printable on Pinterest that gets the juices flowing again.
C'mon, how cute is this sno {sic} balls sign?!  You can't see but it also says $1.00 underneath the text.  I printed it out and just used Mod Podge to add it to this "crate" I had spruced up last year.  I added some Polyfill, faux glass balls and done!
I was ready to toss these little jars last week, but something stopped me.  I'm glad I kept them because they look super festive now with some faux snow, rusty bells and Scrabble letters.
This one has Santa and some rusty bells tucked in as well.

I guess the moral of my story is: when it comes to Christmas crafts, never say never.


Friday, December 9, 2016

~joyeux noel~

Sharing some sweet Joyeux Noel candles I made.  I expect the next two weeks to be crazed, so I was happy to steal some time yesterday to work on what makes me feel less crazed.


Monday, December 5, 2016

~All I Want for Christmas~

I've said it before and I'll say it again, if Oprah can do a My Favorite Things round-up, so can I.  =)  Here's just a few things we're hoping to find under the Okio B Christmas tree this year.
(Photo courtesy of J. Crew)

I'm so in love with this Zebra Sweater from J. Crew.  Festive enough for Christmas and New Year's Eve, but not too holidayish for everyday wear.
(Photo courtesy of Lands End)

My husband has been hinting for a new robe.  This one from Lands End looks comfy and perfect for lazy winter weekends.
(Photo courtesy of World Market)

These napkins from World Market would look divine on my Christmas table.  They also have dish towels with the same design. I want those too!
(Photo courtest of Birch Lane)

And for our front porch, how adorable is this ski sign from Birch Lane? The bunny slope is about my speed.  Love the vintage look and feel.
(Photo courtest of Revell)

Can't forget my boys.  Both love the new Star Wars movies (well, we haven't seen Rogue yet), so I know they would be thrilled to unwrap any of these SnapTite Build & Play model sets.  Find them at Toys R' Us, Hobby Lobby or on Amazon.

What are you wishing for this Christmas?


Friday, December 2, 2016

Christmas Touches

Sharing a few more Christmas additions to the house.
This little vignette is on my porch.  I try to change it up each year. Last year I had a hot chocolate "bar."  This year it's about peace.
I added some vintage paper scrolls and greens to this pitcher.  Love the way it looks on this vintage scale in the kitchen.
These were actually inspired by Decor Steals.  They had something similar available a few weeks ago.  I had the candlesticks and faux moss, so I made my own!
And I just can't let the season pass without using some Scrabble letters.  I dressed this one up with some vintage calendar tiles and a faux Frozen Charlotte.

Still haven't put up our tree yet because of the cats.  Something tells me though that it will be up this weekend when two little boys ask again.