Monday, 30 April 2012

Sunday, 29 April 2012

My little piece of nature!

traditional porch design by new york architect Crisp ArchitectsHave you ever noticed all the ANTLERS in room decor these days? There is a wonderful website with a wealth of beautiful homes called,, and you can search photos with anything you are looking for. Since I have seen tons of antlers in room decorating, I decided to do a search and see the UNexpected and expected. See if you can

Friday, 27 April 2012

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Tuesday, 24 April 2012


What happens when you

 marry a wire picture holder

 with a vintage wooden shoe form?

This is what you get...

Great for holding pictures, old postcards, notes, recipes and to-do lists to name a few. I simply cut off the wires from the holder of this picture holder...and drilled holes that they would fit into in the wooden shoe form. Simple!

See the wire holder that I got last year at

"Into the Night"

Anyone who knows *Mr. Adventures* and I will tell that we love to entertain!  Whether it's Fall Gatherings ... Christmas parties ... or surprise birthday parties, we love having friends over to share good laughs, spirts and food!  
This past weekend was no exception, as we hosted a *cheezy* 80's "Into the Night" Prom!  We hosted about 60 of our friends and what a blast we all had!  You wouldn't have recognized our home ... out went the the birds' nests, glass cloches and slipcovered furniture, and in came glitter curtains, stars and balloon arch!

I thought I'd share a few (no, a LOT) of pictures with you all ... so, sit back and laugh with me! 

As soon as our guests arrived, they could tell by the lack of furniture that we expected to dance the night away:

I added metallic blue curtains and stars over my cream curtains, as well as fun, nighttime "scene setter" vinyl to the windows in keeping with the "Into the Night" theme.  I had the fun sign made, with "Club 313" being a nickname given to our home a few years ago by our friends:

Of course, it's not a prom without a bit of tulle, streamers and Christmas lights!

To the right, the photo shoot area awaited you! 

Of course, my hubs and I had to be one of the first to try it out!  I almost suffocated in my rockin' 80's prom dress with poofy rosette sleeves! And, my husband looked "ohsocool" in his mullet!

In this space, I also placed a cork board where folks could display their old prom photos!  We also had fun prom props on hand, which you'll see in action later in this post:

The mantel dripped of stars and, of course, a mandatory disco ball!

Over in the breakfast area, I splashed more stars around, along with 80s prom food.  And, we also added "stars" to the ceiling with a green laser star show:

Over on the dry bar, I created a dessert area, complete with moon and star cupcakes ...

and, fun 80's candy!

More mandatory munchies could be found on the kitchen island:

And, let's not forget the nominations of a Prom King and Queen!

For fun, in the bathrooms, on the back of each door, I mounted thick posterboard so that folks could "write on the wall" like they would in our bathrooms when we were crazy kids in high school!

And, of course, I had to add goodie baskets in each bathroom (one for the guys and one for the girls).  The guys basket was full of 80's items, including Sure spray deodorant, acne cream, a pick, "Polo" cologne, Rave hairspray (they liked to spray their hair, too, lol) and a few other prank items):

The true fun began when our guests arrived all decked out in crazy, 80's fashions! ... whether by car, such as this fun vintageTrans Am (that, my friend's husband actually drove to his prom "back in the day"):

Or, even in a big ol' limo ... did I mention my friends are fun and crazy ?!

And, now, I'll just let these speak for themselves:

And, LOL ... look who won "King and Queen!"

What a great night ... (my sweet friend even created an album where she gave us all "superlatives," like the one below):

I can't wait to plan our next "theme" gathering!

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends!!



Monday, 23 April 2012

Friday, 20 April 2012

Vastu Gyan: Orientation

Earlier I have done one post on Vastu that you can find here. It was an introduction to Vastu. today I am taking this Vastu series forward and this second post will throw light on 'Orientation'. 

As it is believed that Vastu Shastra is a perfect understanding of geography, direction, environment, physics, and topography and is a art of placing the correct settings in a manner that yields the maximum benefits.

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  • East (Poorva) : It should be open, being the source of male issues.
  • South-East (Agneya): Source of health, place of fire, cooking and food .
  • South (Dakshin): Source of wealth, crops and hapiness.
  • South-West (Nairutya): Source of character, behaviour, cause of longevity and death.
  • West (Paschim): Source of name, fame and prosperity.
  • North-West (Vayavy): Source of change in course of business, friendship and enmity.
  • North (Uttar) : This should not be blocked, being the source of female issues.
  • North-East (Eshanya) : Source of health, wealth, prosperity and male issues.

With a little care in the relative positioning of different rooms in a house one could expect to live a peaceful, happy and prosperous life.

Next post in this Vastu Gyan series will describe about ideal locations of different rooms in house. So do drop by and check out my next post of this series.

Brick Border

What to do with old brick.

We had purchased a bunch of old brick from someone that had to get rid of it. And he sold it to us at a very low price...less than 10¢ per brick.

Initially, we laid this at the end of our driveway for our daughter to park her car when she began driving. Here is a picture of the basket weave design that I laid. It started off level but this area gets really wet in the

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Roses, Paint-by-Number!

I picked these, sweetly painted lovelies, up at an estate sale. I have not seen Paint-by-Number art in a long time and thought these were very well done.

They would have started out something like these kits...
I don't even know if you can buy these any longer, but you would get the paints and a brush and just paint each area by the number that coordinated with the number on the board and paint

Sunday, 15 April 2012

It's all in the DETAILS!

I wrote a post about our new addition of a two car hobby garage that you can see HERE. However, I wanted to talk about the details that we almost missed...The brick!

The brick masons were here and bricked the new garage with the matching brick on the house. When they completed it, there was a bit of brick left-over and our contractor came by to see the progress. He noticed this...

See the

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Spring Buffet ....

As IF I haven't shared our buffet with you enough, I'm sharing it a-GAIN (sorry).  Gone are the reds that were splashed around for Winter and in are more soft colors for Spring!

I added a few, inexpensive "newbies" here, too ... can you spot them?

Of course, I kept my fleur-de-lis vase from Willow Tree.  I love that it can work with any season and is large enough to hold nice, fat bunches of faux florals!

And, what did we do before glass cloches?  My little bird's nest, robins eggs and shredded paper feel quite fancy being showcased like this:

Goodbye pinecones and hello seashells, cream orbs and beach wood:

I thought it'd be fun to layer a touch of black in the mix ... this whimsical Subway art (Home Goods ... surprise, surprise) is just the ticket!

And, unfortunately, my paintbrush skipped on over to my birdhouse and gave it a coat of Old White.

To balance the robins eggs on the right side (under the cloche), my OCD-self had to add a splash of blue on the left side, as well.  Although, I did break my cardinal odd rule by not adding a third pop of blue.  Ugh ... might have to fix that before I convince myself that bad things will happen if I don't!

And, to finish it off, I added a new lamp (yes, *hangs head low* ... Home Goods):

And, there ya' have it ... simple and welcoming Spring (annnnd, now that I look at this again, I'm surprised I haven't painted the frame yet.  Hmmmmm ...)

I love seeing how all of you are *Springifying,* too!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, 12 April 2012

When Creative Juices Flow: Coconut Shell Hanging Planter

This project was on mind since long. Executed it recently. I used coconut shells, twine and bangles.  Put them altogether and outcome is just superb. I am too happy to see it hanging in my garden and it looks so beautiful.

I planted different creepers in each coconut shell that is serving as planter now.  

I am sure that it will going to look just awesome after few months, when planter will be covered with different beautiful foliage.

Can you notice small jingling bells(ghungroo) at the bottom. They make such pleasing sound.

Though I wanted to color shells and wanted to add beads also on twine but I was so in hurry that I didn't wait and just hung it as it is. Probably will make one more with new imagination.

Lot more projects are in queue so drop by frequently and stay creative.
Have a lovely weekend ahead.