Valentine’s Vignette

Happy Wednesday! I’m finally back to posting- I’m hoping to do at least one a week, but we’ll see how that goes.

Today I want to share with y’all one of my favorite little areas of the house….my little vignette.

Valentine Vignette

I love the neural colors with the pops of pink and red!

Valentine Pictures

I love the little pot/lantern from the Target dollar section, and my bulb from Aldi. These are two of my favorite pictures of our little family. My dear friend, Katie, took them for us! 🙂

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That figurine was our wedding cake topper, and the M sign is from Hobby Lobby, but a friend gave it to me.

Valentine Flowers

Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? Stay tuned for my Valentine Mantel!

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Fourth of July Mantel

Happy Monday, people!! I finally got around to decorating my mantel for 4’th of July. I used stuff I already had on hand to put this together.

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I got the U.S.A. letters at Hobby Lobby. I just loved the rustic theme that they had this year!

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The red lantern Luke already had….I really don’t know how long he’s even had it. I got the candle holder at Dollar General years ago. Ha!

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Did you decorate for 4’th of July this year?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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How to have a {simple, tasteful & inexpensive} Wedding Reception

Happy Wednesday, all! I know I haven’t posted much….like, at all, but I hope that can change in the coming weeks! Today I want to share with you some tips, tricks and pictures from my simple (but, I think, gorgeous!) wedding reception.

Wdding Reception

First off, let me say that if you schedule your wedding when no one will expect a meal….no one will expect a meal. And that helps you out in the $$$ area quite a lot. Schedule your wedding around 1-3pm if possible. Too late for lunch, too early for supper.

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We offered a little bit of a variety of things. We had fresh fruit, donuts, donut holes and scones. And, of course, cake!

Wedding Reception FoodMixing in different decorations in with the food also helps make it seem like there is more than there is. Mix in flowers, books, jars, lace, wood. Whatever fits your style. 🙂

Wedding Reception Flowers

We also used some hanging jars with flowers in them to give it an outdoorsy feel and help draw your attention upward, too.

Wedding Reception Beauty

I loved mixing textures of wood, lace, burlap, flowers and glass. It turned out quite lovely, if I do say so myself. 🙂

What did you serve at your reception? How did you decorate it?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane

Valentine’s Day Vignette

Happy Tuesday, everyone! The South has finally warmed up, and it’s actually nice to be outside now! I’m definitely enjoying the sunshine! Today I want to share with y’all my Valentine’s Day Vignette. It’s nothing fancy, but I’ve enjoyed putting it together with things I’ve had on hand. 🙂

Valentine's Day Vases

I’ve had these target vases for years now. Gotta love their dollar section!

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I love stacking different pieces and textures together! My woodstump, vintage book and Valentine’s Day sign from Hobby Lobby just all go together.

Valentine's Day Love

My amazing man brought home a massive bouquet of flowers a couple days ago…I was able to put some on the kitchen table, and here on the vignette! This figurine is from our wedding– it was our wedding cake topper.

Valentine's Book

This is the book underneath the Valentine’s Vases. I love these poems!

Valentine's FlowersValentine's Day VignetteHave you decorated for Valentine’s Day yet? What’s your favorite part of the holiday?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane

Favorite Christmas Songs

Happy Friday! Like I said yesterday….I’m lovin’ all things Christmas. Today I’m having my girls over for our traditional White Elephant Christmas Party. We are gonna have a blast!! Any way….today I would like to share with you some of my favorite Christmas songs right now….and a sneak peek at some of my Christmas decorations….

Christmas Songs

How Many Kings // Downhere

Christmas Comin’ Round Again // Scotty McCreery

A Baby Changes Everything // Faith Hill

Christmas Decor

On This Winter’s Night // Lady Antebellum

Carol of Bells // BarlowGirl

What Child is This? // Martina McBride

and…the cutest Christmas song right now has to be…..

Baby It’s Cold Outside // Idina Menzel & Michael Buble

What’s your favorite Christmas songs right now?
Sincerely,
Hannah Diane

DIY Plaid Trees

Happy Wednesday! How has your week been? Mine has been really good- I’ve been busy with lots of Christmas decorating and cooking. The weather has warmed up some, but it still feels like Christmas time!

Today I want to show you how I made the cutest mini Plaid Christmas Trees! They are super easy and so cute- the fit into our decor wonderfully!

DIY Plaid Trees

All you need is:
Scissors
Scrap plaid material (I used scraps from an old plaid shirt)
Foam shapes (found mine at Hobby Lobby in the floral section)
Hot glue gun & glue sticks

Do It Yourself Plaid TreesDirections:
Cut your fabric into strips- you don’t want these to be super long, but not super short, either. Mine were varied lengths. Sit down and just start gluing your strips around the shapes. As you can see I started with three foam pieces, but decided I only needed two where I was decorating (I will use the other foam shape in some other project). Ta-da! You are finished.

Wasn’t that easy? I can’t wait to show you how they look on my Christmas Mantel! What Christmas decorations are you working on?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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5 Christmas DIY Projects

Happy Monday, y’all! Can you believe it’s Thanksgiving week? I’m excited about all the family gatherings coming up– I love this time of year!

I’m also super pumped about decorating for Christmas this year– I have my own house to decorate {eek!}. Can you tell I’m excited? I love making a lot of my own Christmas decorations, so I thought I would share 5 cute projects I’ve seen on Pinterest lately.

5 DIY Christmas Projects

This first one is DIY Book Pages Trees by my awesome sister-in-law, Myra.

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I am seriously in love with this cute Snow Globe Ornament!

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I think this Burlap Placemat is so cute and really practical, too!

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This Jingle all the way craft is so unique!

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I am all about wreaths…and this Felt Christmas Wreath is so cute and looks easy to do, too!

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What are you doing this week for Thanksgiving? Have you started decorating for Christmas yet?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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