Holiday Wreath

This past weekend I attended a “Wreath Making Party” in Ashburn, VA. I had never heard of these Wine & Design parties but it turned out to be so much fun!



The owner of Country Shabby Chic came over to my friends house with all of the supplies we needed to make our wreath and led us through the steps.

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What you will need:

  • Box Wire Wreath
  • 1 roll of Deco Mesh
  • Thick Wired Ribbon
  • Wooden Initial
  • Twist Tie (in wire form)
  • Twine
  • Optional: Jingle Bells, JOY sign, Reindeers, Cinnamon sticks etc

What you will do:

  • Fold your Deco Mesh in half and tie the end on with one of  your wire twist ties
  • Bunch the Deco Mesh in your hand and stuff through the bottom wire of your wreath, then the middle, then the top. You will do this two times in each section until you get to the end

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  • With your remaining Deco Mesh (there shouldn’t be much) you will tie that onto the top rack with a wire twist tie as well
  • Fluff your mesh
  • Make your bow (or pre-buy a bow!) tutorial here
  • Attach your bow with wire twists that go directly into the Deco Mesh
  • Tie the twine onto your wooden monogram letter and attach it to the bottom wire of the wreath
  • Hot glue gun any extras to your wreath

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If you live in the DC/MD/VA area contact Country Shabby Chic for your Wine and Design party — They do much more than wreath making. If you live somewhere else I’m sure there are Wine and Design consultants in your area.

Currently Craving: Beauty (Sephora Sale)

I spent 6 hours WAITING for my webpage to refresh on Sephora yesterday so I could use my 20% VIB coupon. It’s rare that Sephora does a sale so when they do, you stock up! Clearly everyone else had the same idea since the website was down for hours. Below are my favorites ranging from fragrances to serums and lipgloss to dry shampoo. I have a coupon for a friend too so feel free to use my extra code: VPNFKF8XQ8J3.

Too Faced Everything Nice Set



 Dior Creme Rose Smoothing Plumping Balm


Bvlgari Coral Fragrance


 Self Tan Express Mousse


Nars Cheek Palette


YSL Foundation


Oil Treatment for Hair


Night Cream

s1047695-main-hero-300 Glam Glow Mask Gift Set


Bare Minerals Concelear


Urban Decay Naked Palette


Dry Shampoo


Formula X Nail Polish


Soy Face Cleanser


YSL Lipstick


NARS Lipgloss


Dior Sun Powder


Moisturizer, Sunscreen and Treatment Serum in One


Throwback Thursday: San Diego


For Adam’s 31st birthday he requested a trip “somewhere warm”. If I had my way, we would’ve gone to Fiji. But since he likes “shorter” flights, I chose the furthest one possible… California. I researched the places with the best food, must-do’s and must-see’s and ended up planning a trip to San Diego and L.A. […]

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23 Weeks

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Baby A is just over 23 weeks today and is about the size of a large mango. (side note: isn’t a mango smaller than a spaghetti squash??)   Here’s what Baby A has been up to this week: More than 11 inches long and weighs over a pound. Blood vessels in her lungs are developing to prepare for […]

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Leftover Halloween Candy Blondies

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What do you do when you have a whole lot of this on November 1st? If you have children, you can tell them you ate all of their candy. (These NEVER get old) Or, you can throw them in sugar and make a dessert… I say, do both. Leftover Halloween Candy Blondies Ingredients 1 cup […]

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‘Give Thanks’ Rustic Banner


  I usually buy my banners off of Etsy but decided this year I wanted to tackle one on my own. I went to Michaels and purchased all of my supplies for less than $15 (and I have plenty leftover). I went with the rustic style since this was going on a mirror that hangs over […]

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Currently Craving – Kate Spade for Gap Kids


Happy Halloween! Kate Spade + Jack Spade have just released a line of clothes for Gap Kids. Unfortunately (fortunately?), there is no baby stuff. The smallest they run is a size 2. These items were up for grabs yesterday and will only be available for 2 weeks, so get them while you can! Toddler Boy: High-Top […]

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Throwback Thursday – High Tea Bridal Shower


Back in August, I traveled to Maryland to celebrate one of my best friends Bridal Showers! We went with the High Tea theme because Jacey is a very prim and proper type of lady. The Bridal Shower was held at the Harbor Court Hotel in the Brighton room, which overlooked the Inner Harbor.   I bought […]

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22 weeks

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Baby A is 22 weeks today and is about the length of a spaghetti squash or papaya, depending on where you read.   Classy bathroom picture for you…and the bump that grew overnight! Here’s what Baby A has been up to this week: Baby A is about 11 inches long and almost 1 pound. (She was just about a pound […]

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Caramel Apples

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I can now officially cross “making homemade Caramel Apples” off of my bucket list. I’ve wanted to make these for years but the recipes online have always seemed so daunting. You can make the caramel from scratch, but it takes awhile. Martha Stewart has a good recipe, if you want to go that route. But truthfully, I’m all for […]

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