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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 🙂

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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.

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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!

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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

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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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How To Decorate a Small Space

Happy Wednesday, lovelies! How has your week been so far? Today I want to share with you how I’ve decorated a tiny little space I have that is nestled between the “laundry room” and the bathroom. Our bathroom doesn’t have much storage. No drawers for extra towels or shelf space for things like cotton balls and Q-tips. That’s why this little space is so important.

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I love this little spot. It has some of my favorite trinkets and things. Plus, it’s super functional! You can see in the next picture how we have our extra towels stored on it….

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And it holds some toiletries….

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I also keep some of my oils on the shelf. I love using old books in my decor! The cute little candle holder on got on clearance at T.J.Maxx. $2.50!

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I seriously love these candle holders and candles. I got the candle holders when I was thrift store shopping with my Nana, Momma and sister after I got engaged. One of my favorite pieces!

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My newest addition….this gorgeous print from East West Design Company! I think I’m in love…..

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Isn’t it gorgeous?!? They have so many pretty prints….seasonal, Bible verses, cute quotes. Everything! And guess what? Today through Saturday the sweet ladies at East West Design Co. have offered my readers free shipping with the code THROUGHTHELENS. This would be a great Christmas or hostess gift!!

Here’s another shot of the space….

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And one more of my gorgeous print! Don’t forget to check out their shop and get free shipping on anything for the rest of this week!

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How do you decorate small spaces? Do you find them easy or hard to spruce up?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane

DIY Mini Fall Bunting

Y’all, we’re half-way through our week! Tonight is my brother’s and brother-in-law’s first basketball game- Luke and I are excited. This is the first year his brother is on the varsity team, so it’s going to be fun! We spent so much time at basketball games while we were courting….now we’re married. So crazy!

Today I want to show you how I made this super quick, super easy Mini Fall Bunting. It took me all of 30 minutes and I love how it looks! I really think it pulls the whole Fall Vignette together. What do you think?

Mini Fall Bunting

I decided to do a “mini bunting” because the dresser is so small. I didn’t want to make the dresser look too heavy, or distract from the decor on top. I really think it complements it well.

Mini Fall Bunting


All you will need is:
*Scissors
*1/2 page (or scraps) of patterned scrapbook paper
*1/2 page (or scraps) of a plain colored paper
*Twine
*Tape or glue
Directions:
Trace out your pattern on both papers. You can do any design or any size. This is what mine looked like….

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Cut out each piece. As you can tell, I drew the flags to be longer than I actually wanted- to have a flap to tape or glue down. Once I cut them out, I measured how long I wanted my twine to be and cut that to size. I then hung my twine up, folded the tops of the flags over and taped it on the back to hold them down. Voila! That’s it!


Isn’t that easy? And you can use any design of scrapbook paper to alter the look for your style. Super cheap, easy and cute!

DIY Fall Bunting

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane

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Fall 2014 Vignette

Happy Tuesday, y’all! The weather here in the South is amazing– chilly mornings, but still warm days. Yesterday while out running, the leaves were crunching under my feet. I love that feeling! Autumn is here! So to celebrate, I decorated the main piece of furniture in my living room. I got this ugly dresser from the thrift store right before we got married. I gave it a new coat of paint and new hardware. I seriously love decorating it for different seasons!

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A lot of this stuff I already had on hand. The only place I got stuff for this vignette was Walmart and Hobby Lobby. 🙂

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This is my favorite part of the dresser! I love these gorgeous pumpkins. The woodstumps mixed with the books and the pop of color of the pumpkins…seriously love it!

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That “be thankful” is a pumpkin. Can you tell? Luke thought it was just a chalkboard. Ha! And I love the little sign that says you can find me in the pumpkin patch. So cute!

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We got the clock right after we got married- and I adore it. I love the dark mixed with the bright design of the pumpkin!

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Here is a shot of the whole dresser.

IMG_8872What do you think? I love the rustic-ness of the woodstumps, plus the vintage feel from the books, mixed with the bright orange of the pumpkins and the signs. I adore this spot in my house!

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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