Monday, December 10, 2012

Hot Cocoa Station

I created a Hot Cocoa Station in my dining/living room for the Christmas season and I am loving it! It came out so cute. Hubby & I love having our hot cocoa in the evenings. Sometimes we add some coffee to our hot cocoa for a mocha coffee...yum!

Thanks for stopping by! I made a Hot Chocolate just for you!

The homemade cocoa recipe I used can be found here
My GIVEAWAY is almost over, so if you haven't entered please HURRY!
Winner will be selected tomorrow evening!
Click Here to be taken to the GIVEAWAY post...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

SnoWonder Giveaway & Decorating with SnoWonder

Tis the Season for Decorating
 Time for a GIVEAWAY!

I always love trying something new to decorate my home for Christmas and this season I had the opportunity to try SnoWonder. Thanks to Richard Bayer of the SnoWonder company YOU too get a chance to try this amazing product!

Here are some of the ways I used SnoWonder to decorate...
 (click on photos to enlarge)


SnoWonder is the most amazing fake snow on the market!



SnoWonder has been used in many movies, commercials, photoshoots, kid's snow parties and any where they need Snow when the weather won't  cooperate.

I am giving away 12 packages of SnoWonder to 12 lucky winners!
(contest closed)

Lucky winners are:
Maureen Wyatt
mississippi artist

Congratulations! Please contact me with your address and I'll get your SnoWonder shipped out to you!

11 WINNERS will each receive a small packet of SNO powder

that will make 1 gallon of fresh fake snow

1 WINNER will receive a large packet of SNO powder

that will make

10 gallons of fresh fake snow! (yes, that's right...10 GALLONS!)

Giveaway Contest Rules:

1.) Leave me a comment on this post
Now, for even more chances to win... 

2.) Share the 'GIVEAWAY' graphic image below
on any or all of the following:
 your facebook page, blog, website, instagram, twitter, and/or pinterest.

3.) Go and LIKE the SnoWonder Page on facebook

and post on their wall that Darlene at Our Creative Life sent you! 

4.) now leave one comment on THIS POST ONLY for EACH TIME

that you have 'shared' the image & tell me where you shared.

The more you share and come back  to this post to tell me where you shared the more chances you have to WIN!!

Entry Info:
Comments will be numbered and winners will be chosen by a random number generator

11 winners will receive one small packet each to make 1 gallon of SnoWonder

1 winner will receive one large packet to make 10 gallons of SnoWonder

I will announce winning comment numbers along with winner's names on Tuesday Dec. 11th, 2012

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at I'm Topsy Turvy
Get Your Craft On at TCB
Tip Me Tuesday at Tipjunkie
Take a Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee
Sew Cute Tuesday at Creative Itch
Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife
Tuesday Tutorials at The Kurtz Corner
Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest (Thursday Night)
Friday Flair at Whipperberry
Show & Tell at My Romantic Home
Weekend Wrap-Up at Tatertots and Jello
I'm Crafty at So You Think You're Crafty
Show and Share Day at Just a Girl
Friday's Feature at Cookie Nut Creations
Friday Fun Party at Craftionary
Saturday Seven at Positively Splendid
Overflowing with Creativity at It's Overflowing
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different Act Normal
Check Me Out Saturday with A Vision to Remember

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Custom Christmas Song Typography Sign

I have decided to change my Christmas decor some this year. For years I have done Christmas in gold, bronze, white, and leopard colors. This year I'm going for more of a rustic traditional color scheme of red, white, and black. Ok, so black is not traditional..but it's goes in my home. The pashmina scarf on the fireplace mantel inspired the color scheme.

I needed a large focal point on the mantel this year so I created a sign with the lyrics of O Holy Night. Just finished it tonight and have to say I LOVE IT! What do you think??

I am now offering these on my etsy site for sale. I can do the sign with any Christmas song you like.

The Lettered Cottage

By the way...I'm having a GIVEAWAY!!!
Click here to ENTER

Enjoy the season! Remember it's not the presents...but his presence that matter most!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Finished Den

Hope you all had an awesome summer! I have been busy and unfortunately haven't had time to blog. I hope you all will still come visit my blog though! If you were a reader of my blog you will remember that my oldest daughter moved out and got married last year. Well that meant I had her old bedroom to transform. I decided to make it into a den/guest room. We don't have many guests so I didn't want a guest bedroom. Instead we chose to make the room into a den with a sleeper sofa for the occasional guest.

This was my inspiration pic

And here is ours.... (click on pics to enlarge)

I did it moatly all with garage sale & flea market finds. The sofa is a sleeper sofa. That was from a flea market...although not my favorite but it had a brand new mattress in it and for $400 figured it was a bargain. Someday we may reupholster it. The chair was also bought at the flea market. It was $200. The items on the shelves were from garage sales. Oh and my talented hubby built the shelves. I designed them...he built them. We are a good team! He also installed the swing arm lamps. See those wicker lamp shades?? Those were actually wicker planters that I had bought yrs ago that I had in a closet just waiting to be used. I just turned upside down and voila! Love the look! The mirror over the sofa was an actual old window we bought at Habitat for Humanity and sprayed the glass with "Through the Looking Glass" spray paint by Krylon. It made it look like an old mirror. The shaggy rug was free (we are in the rug biz). The ottoman I had to buy brand new...but got a great deal on Overstock.

I have linked this post up with  Southern Hospitality's Top 2012 Projects

Thursday, June 7, 2012

I need your help, pretty please!!!

We need your help...pretty please!
Could you take a moment and vote for our business?
We are trying to win a $250,000 grant for our business. We need 250 votes to even be considered for the grant.
The instructions to vote for Creative Carpet Design:
1.) Click the link here to go to the small business web site, (ignore the part where they tell you that $5 has been donated...Chase donates $5 every time someone logs in, but that does NOT mean that you voted!) 1)
2) Hit the "Log in and Support" button
3) Type in "Creative Carpet Design" at the business name prompt and VOTE. Spread the word if you can. Thanks!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Need your Advice, PLEASE!!

I have recently bought 2 sets of cane chairs. I plan on keeping one of the pairs and selling the other pair, but can't decide which pair to keep.
I NEED your Advice!!

I plan to reupholster them in a neutral linen textured like fabric (maybe dropcloth) like many other bloggers have done.

I will make throw pillows for the chairs in one of these fabrics...

I looked online and found many photos of the first pair of chairs (barrel cane chairs) BUT I haven't found any photos like the second pair of not sure what era they are from. Any ideas???

Now on to my questions...

1.) Which pair of chairs should I keep??

2.) Keep the tufting or not?

3.) Which pillow fabric do you like the best?

The colors in the room are:
this is on one accent wall

This is on all the other walls

Desk & bookcase is done in this cream color

With a bit of dark brown

I am looking forward to hearing your opinions/advice!!

Thank you soooo much!!

Black Interior project (maybe)

I have been loving the look of black interior doors for quite some time now. I am finally going to take the plunge and start painting my doors black.

Some inspirations pics...

image from

not sure where this photo was from originally (had it in my decor folder)
Have you painted your interior doors black??
If so, do you love it?? Did you paint all your interior doors black or just a few??
We have alot of doors in our home...this could be an overwhelming project. Hmmm....

Should I or shouldn't I???

Thursday, May 10, 2012

35 lbs and 38 inches lighter!

Had such great success with this weight loss protocol that I wanted to share it with all of you!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Spring Evening

I am loving spending time outside on my deck, especially in the evening with my torches & candles lit. Join me for a look around.

Begonias & Petunias

This is a waterfall my hubby made for me a few years ago. It is made with slate.

I am linking up with Outdoor Wednesday from the blog A Southern Daydreamer

The Family

The Family