Stylish Halloween Mantel

Another week has passed and Friday is back to greet us with a big hug. I couldn’t be happier since I’m headed to a concert this evening with my BFF. I managed to score front row seats so I’m crazy excited. I’ll share all of the details next week Anyway, after recently creating a few […]

DIY Copper and Wood Candlesticks

You know that I love me a good DIY candlestick. In the past, I’ve made colorblock wood candlesticks, multiple taper holder candlesticks, and paint-dipped brass candlesticks. Well, I’m back with another do-it-yourself candlestick! Can you handle it? This month those of us on the Lowe’s Creative Blogger Team were challenged to create some Halloween decor. […]

Jonathan Adler in my Bedroom

Well, I had Nate Berkus in my dining room. I might as well have Jonathan Adler in my bedroom. It’s driving me bananas that my bedroom redecorating is not yet complete. Up until yesterday, I actually had a Christmas tree in there. (I put it up about two weeks ago in order to work ahead […]

Succulent Pumpkin Planter

Hey there, friends! Happy Monday. I hope you had a fabulous weekend and are doing well. It’s been a few years since I carved a pumpkin. Probably seven years to be precise. So when a blogger friend asked me to participate in Clinton Kelly’s 30-Minute Pumpkin Challenge I was a little nervous. (Oh, before I […]

Drinks and Links: Blackberry Gin Lemonade

TGIF, people. TGIF. I hope you’ve had a spectacular week. It’s been a busy one here on IBC so I’m happy Friday is here. And since it is Friday, let’s talk about today’s cocktail for a minute. First, if you can believe it, until about two weeks ago I’d never had gin. Never. It turns […]

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Bacon

As you well know, when fall arrives I’m pretty much obsessed with all things pumpkin. From actually eating and drinking pumpkin-flavored treats to scattering them around my house and yard (pumpkins, not pumpkin-flavored things), I literally can’t get enough. When it comes to being in the kitchen, I often find myself baking. I can’t really […]

September In a Nutshell

Another month of 2014 has passed! Where is the time going?Today I’m back with September in a Nutshell! Since many of you seemed to enjoy / appreciate the August recap, I thought it was something I should continue. With Fall Cookie Week and so much more, September was a busy month here on IBC! Around […]