Superbowl Party Ideas

 A day late but I just wanted to share how I did some decorating for the Superbowl yesterday. I'm still in shock as most if not all the sports enthusiasts are today, on how close the Seahawks were to winning a repeat Superbowl but sadly lost it in the last 2 minutes of the game by one lousy play call. Ugh! It was so sad to see them lose but they are a great team and I'm sure they'll be back to the big game once again.

We had a very small party but I still wanted it to be special and fun, so this is how I set up some of the eating/snack areas.

 This table runner idea was provided by the talented and crafty lady, Melaine of My Sweet Savannah. I used craft brown wrapping paper I had left over from Christmas and bought white number and letter stickers from Staples. Please don't judge my green lines. I was in a hurry and really can't draw a straight line to save my life. You can see her how she made hers, here.

I have to say I am so glad Seahawk colors are blue and green and not some unfortunate color like brown and orange.
I simply purchased plates and napkins in these colors, pom poms, some Jones Co. sodas in blue and green and of course added in some Skittles.
 This bar area sure has come in handy in the last couple months, and it's been the dessert bar more than the drinking bar as of late, which I have no problem with. I might or might not have a stained blue tongue from that icing on the cupcakes today.

Anyway I hope you all had a fun time watching the game and until next year, GO HAWKS!


Black and Blue Inspiration

I was very inspired by this photo I found on Pinterest and thought I'd take a crack on doing a design board with this as my inspiration.


Here's what I gathered as inspiration if you wanted to complete the look yourself.

swing arm sconce/lantern/floor lamp/topiary/ginger jars/sofa/rattan trays/coffee table/leather chair/rug/striped throw blanket/lumbar pillow/floral pillow/striped pillow

Some advice if you are thinking of redoing a room, is to go to Pinterest and pin a bunch of photos that make your heart stop. I know that sounds dramatic, but really if you pick things that make you stop in your tracks, you know this is a look you LOVE and you will more than likely love it for a long time.

I made this mistake plenty of times in the past. I'd pick somethings out that I liked but looking back they weren't things that made my heart flutter. Most of these items are now gone. So don't waste your time and money on things that you don't love. Wait until you figure out what your style is, what you want your home to feel like and then make your choices. This photo above is all things that I love. The color blue, the texture of the rug, tray and shades, the white walls, the worn leather chair and the hints of black to ground everything. The room reads bright, airy, comfortable, and hints of a coastal vibe. All things I hope my own home portrays.

One a side note, I have a lot to learn about putting together a design board. I used PicMonkey, but does anyone else have a better or easier way to make a design board. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.

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