Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My Mother's Day Mantle + Blue Nile Earrings Giveaway!!

I try to decorate this little ledge (which I call my mantle, hehe) every month. For May, I chose a simple Mother's Day theme. I'm currently obsessing over turquoise (my favorite color of all-time, ever since I can remember) mixed with red. I am usually not a big fan of red (typically just in clothing), but I am loving the pop of color that is has given my living room!
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It's kind of hard to spot my button bouquet up there, but I have to point it out because it is simply one of my favorite things in the world. My daugther's made it for me. If you'd like more details, check it out on my blog here!




I had a lot of fun making this wreath and a bouquet of fabric flowers, with the help of my 5 year old. We used a new product, from Coats and Clark, called Phoomph.

It is similar to a sticker. Both sides are adhesive, and created to apply fabric onto it. it provides a quick and easy way to anyone to play with fabric. This is a great product for those who don't know how to sew, or don't like to sew, but still love and want to incorporate beautiful fabrics into their decor. (We used a mini charm pack from Moda's Vintage Modern collection, designed by Bonnie and Camille).


*My daughter's little helping hands :)

I made some circles and cut them in half, then put them together to create little whimsical flowers. I glued everything together with hot glue onto a skewer.



On some of the skewers, I decided to wrap them in washi tape.
For others, I actually glued them so some cute paper straws.




For the wreath, I strung the leaves onto red burlap and sewed them to a piece of perler cotton thread. I strung the fabric leaves onto the burlap and make one continuous strand of leaves.

Then, without glue, I positioned it onto a twiggy wreath.


 I just LOVE the quick pop of color this adds in my living room.
This project is featured over on the Coats and Clark blog, Sewing Secrets. You can check out the entire post, with more details, here!

You can download this printable for Mother's Day:
 

and one from last year...
"Best Mom Ever"







And now its time for a giveaway!



I was recently sent these earrings from Blue Nile, plus another pair to give away to a deserving blog reader. You can read more about the earrings here.


I love them so much. They are sterling silver, and are so very delicate and light.










I just celebrated my birthday, and I wore these out to dinner with my girlfriends. The rest of my outfit comes from...
Earrings: Blue Nile // Jacket: Lauren Conrad at Kohls // Shirt: Lauren Conrad at Kohls // Pants: High Rise Rockstar Skinnies from Old Navy // Shoes: Herbergers
Linking up at The Pleated Poppy, What I Wore



































I was honestly shocked when I showed these to my husband and asked him if he had ever heard of this brand. "Of course! They sell really nice jewelry." He surprised me on that! lol. It's been a while since I've had a new pair of really nice jewelry. I am so excited about these earrings, they are so pretty!




































Now it's your turn for a chance to win!!! Wait just a second for the giveaway form to load on your screen, then decide how you'd like to enter the giveaway! You have 6 chances to win. It closes on Monday May 20th. I can't wait to send these earrings to a lucky girl! :)

 Feel free to stop by and "join the family!"

30 comments:

  1. Hi...from a Methods classmate. Love your blog!

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  2. I love your little "mantle," Rachel. How awesome that you decorate it every month! You are such a fun mom.

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  3. I love your daughter's flowers in the bottle! Sweet!

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  4. HI! Beautiful earrings, thanks for the chance!

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  5. Hello! Thank you for the beautiful giveaway! Have a fabulous Wednesday LD

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  6. Hi! What gorgeous earrings. And I love your mantle!

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  7. Happy Birthday! Thank you for the cute post on your Mother's Day Mantle and a chance to win those beautiful earrings...

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  8. Hi. And happy birthday. And happy mother's day. Nice giveaway.

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  9. Hi,,,Love red and aqua and your space looks wonderful...as do the earrings!! Thank you for the chance to win and Happy Belated Birthday.

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  10. Happy Birthday - love the earrings.

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  11. Hello from sunny South Carolina. Love the earrings. And I love the mantle decor.

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  12. Happy Birthday! Love these, I would gift them to my sister because they made me think of her. :)

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  13. I love your mantle display! So darling! I'm so going to make a button bouquet for myself and mom! You're such a cute sweet person, love your blog!

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  14. jewelry brings me out our lurk-dom!!

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  15. I am coveting those earrings! beautiful!

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  16. I love the red and turquoise. I would have never thought to pair those colors. I love red, so I want to try this somewhere in my house. Happy Birthday!

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  17. Woo! Those are beautiful earrings. My engagement ring is from blue nile. I pretty much love them forever just by the association.

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  18. Hello! Beautiful earrings. I love your outfit, blue is my favorite color.

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  19. Hi! Lovely earrings, thanks for the chance to win.

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  21. Oh goodness, I just can't get over how darling the color combination is!!! Beautiful!

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  22. Thanks for the chance! These are all lovely!

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  23. These are beautiful! They would go with so many outfits

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  24. Lovely earrings! Thanks for the chance!

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  25. Love this!

    Love your blog!

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  26. Hello! Love your blog and those gorgeous earrings. Would love to win them.

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  27. hello. trying to win those earrings.

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  28. Hey I just fell upon your blog, and I a) LOVE your blog! and b) love the earrings! Thanks for the great giveaway! I look forward to reading many more fun posts from you in the future :)

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♥Rach H