Sometimes life gets crazy and the first thing to go is the blog, Facebook page,  Instagram and Pinterest you’re usually on top of.

 You just keep putting one foot in front of the other and then one of your parents winds up in the hospital.. And then you get locked out of your WordPress site and more time goes by…   Yep, that’s been my last 3 weeks.  And in the middle of all that, the phone won’t stop ringing and you get 5 new Design clients and 2 Vacant homes that need to be prepped and Staged..  Whew!

I’m still crazy as ever but I SO missed you all and thought I’d pop in and do a quick post to let you know I’m alive!

To add to my stress level, Christmas seems to be everywhere this week and it’s only the middle of November!

Before things got crazy, I had such hopes of joining Shauna for her Holiday Countdown and being organized and yet, with all that’s going on, it doesn’t look promising… First thing I need to do is clean up the yard.. Yep, my patio cushions are still outside and it’s 38 degrees out:)

After the yard is cleaned up I hope to at least tackle the urns and flower boxes before it gets too cold.. This can be done now if you can find the greens.

Below are some of my favorites.


I really like the addition of Eucalyptus in this one. Fresh Eucalyptus is usually available this time of year in your local supermarket in the floral section.


In this example dried Eucalyptus was used along with berries.


I love this one single decorative cabbage used with a mixture of Curly Willow and Birch branches.


These are simply gorgeous!!

Magnolia leaves and White Birch trunks are a little more expensive but the woven spheres are found everywhere and are a nice addition, don’t you think?

But if you’d like to keep it simple and inexpensive you can’t go wrong with these examples below.




And don’t forget your flower boxes…




 In this example they filled in the gaps with Faux greens and berries and added burlap. 9280702ac0ffcba99ace1a79fe6e2228

All images via Pinterest.

I hope you enjoyed some of these ideas and feel inspired to create your own. I’ll be back as soon as soon as things calm down a bit and thanks for hanging in there with me!

Till next time!