Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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Happy February 1! One year ago, our Valentine's Day mantel was decorated for some pretty exciting things - my bridal shower, bachelorette party, wedding plans, and a good rainy season. A year later, I have a little more time to try new projects - even with all of this California sunshine.

To not disappoint the two IHB readers (hey Michelle!), no money was used in the making of this mantel. I picked out last year's decor from the garage and then did my 'around the house' search for a little decorating inspiration!


These frames are becoming a mantel staple and the Ikea 99 cents price tag can be a little overwhelming but we're still able to eat. So excited I kept these babies.


My time went into the garland while the 2011 edition went home with Kristin after last week's games. (I hope you're enjoying it!!)  I pinned quite a few favorites and still didn't know what to do until the last minute. Thanks to my handy Cricut, I just went a little crazy and didn't have much of a plan until I put glue to paper. The garland is a mish mash of paper cutouts with grey/white twine (leftover from a birthday gift).


Another inexpensive project - actually free - that has turned into one of my favorites!! Now, let's get ready for the big game this weekend!

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4 comments :

  1. Really love the banner!! Curious where the cute hand sewn felt hearts are this year?

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  2. I just couldn't make them work!!! I'll find another place for them, I'm sure!

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  3. What an adorable mantel! The banner is so pretty and that photos of you and your honey is great!!

    Thanks for linking up at A Simply Klassic Home!

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  4. Such a sweet mantel! The garland is precious and I love the picture of you guys in the stadium, too!

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