Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday Favorites ~ Greens

Happy St. Patricks Day!!!
Hope you're wearing your green!!

So today's post is quite fitting.
We are going to talk about all things green!

I'm loving this gate.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Sleep Room



Happy Thursday y'all!!


Thank you for all of your sweet comments regarding yesterday's post.
Today's post has a lot to do with the Green Room that we talked about yesterday.


Inside of the green room at my church there is a little room that my pastor's wanted to convert into a sleep room or "rest" room.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dusty Rose in the Green Room

Remember the "green room" we talked about in this post?
Well, I was asked to make it a little "girlie" in preparation of our upcoming women's conference.








Pastor Dianna's only request was that I add some blush pink to the space.


Simple enough...

Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday Favorites ~ Spring Mantles

Happy Friday!!

I've put the Valentines Day decor away and am starting to pull out the Spring stuff and have that on the brain so I'd thought I'd share some of my favorite Spring Mantles I've come across.

I'm currently working on a very fun Spring mantle and can't wait to share that with you next week!

I hope these pictures inspire you to start decorating for Spring!


I love this vignette that DIY Show Off created.  That wood mantle is delicious!


I love everything about this mantle that Adventures in Decorating created.  Let's be honest, I just want that beautiful white mantle with all the moldings and wood work.  Gorgeous.


Home by Heidi does a great job at keeping her Spring mantle neutral.  Something I always love.  That clock though!  Am I right?  Beautiful!


A Spring mantle doesn't always have to be about bunnies and eggs as Carie from Thistlewood Farms demonstrates here.  I love the simplicity of this mantle.



Coastal Charm does a beautiful job at decorating this faux mantle.  Loving the Spring St. sign.


I love that ciaonewportbeach just pulls things from her everyday decor to create this pretty Spring look on her mantle.



I love decorating with photos so I love that these beautiful photos were used to create a fresh Spring mantle.


I love how fresh Worthing Court makes her mantle look.  It's simple yet stunning.  That paper bag filled with flowers...LOVE!

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 
I have a busy weekend ahead of me but I'm grateful for all these things that make my life busy.  A friend of mine recently shared this quote with me:

Wow!  So true!

I'm grateful for all of the ways my family and friends enrich my life and help keep me busy!
Someone asked me the other day how I stay sane through all of the craziness... Lots of prayer and worship music!  lol
Speaking of music...
These songs have been on repeat the last couple of days and I thought I'd share them with you.



xoxo














Thursday, March 2, 2017

Life Lately: February Recap

Life is CRAZY right now!!!
Remember that time that I said I was going to
s    l    o    w    
down and say no to things and people!  Ya, me either!






I'm not complaining!  I'm grateful for life and all of my many blessings.  The sun is shining here in California after what has felt like years of rain and that alone makes my heart happy!


But in case  you were wondering....
Here's what I've been up to!


1. I've been designing a sleep room for my church.
I had two brick panels installed and I've been busy painting each brick and grouting it like I did in this post here.
I will be posting the entire transformation soon!







2.I've been watching my son play 6th grade basketball for his middle school!  Monday was their last game.  They had a wonderful season and it was fun to see how much these boys improved since their first game.


 

3. I've been making paper flowers.  I can't wait to show you why I've been making these giant flowers and the inspiration behind them!



 4. I've started decorating for Spring!  I love Spring and have started decorating and crafting for it.  Look for my Spring House Tour soon!


 

 5. I'm hosting a small group!  What is that you ask?  So glad you asked!  Come back in a week or two and learn all about my Pinterest Inspired Crafts Small Group.



6. I'm transforming the green room for our RUN women's conference.  Blush is all the rage right now and that is what color scheme I'm using for the green room at my church.  Stay tuned for pictures...

 
 
7. I'm painting furniture!  I'm doing what I love most....painting and transforming furniture.  Can't wait to show you this transformed coffee table.
 
8. I've been watching my kid hit home runs! Our travel baseball Spring season has started.  It's one of my favorite times of the year but it's also very time consuming.  We play 2-3 tournaments a month.  Tournaments are 2-3 days long and consume our weekends.  So much fun.  This year we're traveling to Cooperstown in New York for a tournament and I cannot wait!






9. I'm posting fun pictures on Snapchat!  Come follow me on snapchat and get a true glimpse into my life!  drgp1 is my snapchat name.


As always, I appreciate you stopping by!
xoxo


Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday Favorites ~ Prom 2017

Happy Friday!!!!

I haven't posted a Friday Favorites in a while but my daughter and I went Junior Prom dress shopping last weekend and I wanted to share some of my favorite prom dresses that are trending right now.


First of all, prom dresses have come a loooooong way since I was in high school!
These dresses are now full out gowns!
Gorgeous with the hefty price tags to match!

She really loves Sherri Hill so I'll start with a few of my favorites from this year's collection.
These dresses can all be found here.













The next few dresses are from a line called Jovani and can be found here.











Here are some from La Femme however these aren't from their 2017 collection.  Those haven't been released yet.







 


These are from Lucci Lu





These last ones are from Milano's Spring 2017 collection!



 




The Junior Prom Karissa is going to is in April...
I promise to post pictures of the big day and reveal the dress she said YES to!  ;)

I'd also like to give a special thanks to Crystal at J James Bridal in Brentwood.  She was such a joy to work with.  I can't imagine shopping anywhere else for Karissa's future prom dresses.


Thank you for stopping by!
xoxo