Bon Jour Mon Amis!
I am so excited today, as I just received my very first copy of Jeanne d'Arc living magazine! I know that many of you ladies have been enjoying this gorgeous magazine for quite some time, and I probably am the last blogger on earth to see it! My sweet and thoughtful friend Debbie at Love of the Sea sent me her very own copy! Wasn't that the nicest thing of her to do?! Thank you, Debbie! You have made my day, I can not wait to look at all of the stunning photos and inspirations within the wonderful pages. Be sure to visit Debbie, as she just did two postings of arrangements that she made, that were Jeanne d'Arc inspired. They are simply stunning!
I am also excited to announce that my friend Frenchy is hosting a giveaway for me over at her beautiful blog, Chateau des Fleurs. I am giving away one of my glittered and embellished Eiffel Tower ornaments to one lucky reader! So visit Frenchy to see how you can enter!!
I also wanted to share with you today a garland that I made over. I always hang a faux garland in the doorway of our kitchen each year at Christmas, and it had been basically the same design for years. Not only was I bored to tears with the garland, buy my taste had changed, too. So, I removed all of the ornaments that were on it, and remade it using things that I already had on hand.
I bought these pretty butterflies last year at Michaels' Not sure what I had in mind with them at the time, but I'm glad that I saved them! The snowflake ornaments were from the Dollar Tree last year after Christmas. Aren't they pretty? They really don't look "cheap" at all! It's amazing what you can find at the Dollar Tree these days (I've seen the same snowflakes there this year, too).
Another pretty butterfly. Love!
Hope you all have a warm and festive day!!
Welcome to my blog!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!