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DIY Fruit Garland

Here is a fun little DIY for a cherry garland, made from wooden balls.  It’s a good way to add a little dimension to a space, and it’s also a fun one to do with littles, as they  will have fun painting the little balls!

(Sources: Overcast Wall Shelf; Flora and the Flamingo; Play Camera, Wall color is Angelic by Sherwin Williams)

DIY Garland

Materials Needed: Wooden Balls (can be found at Michael’s or craft store; make sure they have holes!) | Twine  | Yarn | Paint | Paintbrush | Green Felt | Scissors

Paint wooden balls.  While they dry, cut leaves from the felt, in a variety of sizes.  Cut one long piece of yarn to hold the garland.  Next, cut 5″ pieces of twine.  Tie a knot in one end (making sure it is large enough so the balls don’t slip off) and thread two of the balls onto the twine, making a knot on the other end to secure them.  Then tie each 5″ piece onto the yarn, spacing them equally apart.  Lastly, stitch the green leaves over the knot securing the cherries.

DIY Fruit Garland

A fun pop of color, right?

DIY Fruit Garland

Can’t wait to share the rest of Vivi’s room – just have a few more details to finish up!

DIY Cherry Garland

(Circus Bear from here.)




Carli"I love this--super cute! "

Stephanie"Oh my goodness I want to see a room reveal! My 3 y.o. soon to be 4 y.o. daughter just …"

Joni"Haha, thanks, Molly! Yes, Vivi has seen "Brave" and "RobinHood", so she is all about the arrows, too!! I …"

Joni"Thanks, Amy! We made it (you can find details here), but there are also individual book ledges at Land …"

Kitty"So cute! and sounds easy enough :-) "

Amy"Beautiful room! Where is the bookshelf from? I could use a skinny wall hanging bookshelf for my son's …"


fall mantel decor ideasToday, I’m sharing our fall mantel over on the Home Depot blog.  I have added to it a bit since submitting it, so I’m posting some different photos here, but be sure to check the rest out here (because you need to see the rest of the shelves peeking out to the left of the mantel – I’m so excited about them!).

fall mantel decor ideasIt’s been fun adding some seasonal decor to the house to make it feel festive.  I’ve never really done much for fall – mostly because I’m not into the creepy stuff, and also because warm colors aren’t usually my thing – but I love the way it turned out to feel like the season (to me!).  I posted the details about the garland here, as well as the wall hanging.  I love the texture the feathers add, and I put some greenery up there to add a little color.

fall mantel inspirationMy super talented friend Ashley Bailey took that photo of Vivi.  I love how it looks like a vintage tintype, and you can’t tell, but she is holding the most gorgeous peony (it’s huge!).

fall mantel inspirationThese little “thankful antlers”were a fun project.  I just trimmed a piece of pine board, and found some branches I thought looked antler-like and cut them down to size. I used 1/2″ drill bits and drilled at an angle so they will sit just so.  I added a few drops of gorilla glue to make sure they stay in place, and used some hooks and rope to hang it with.  We found some fall leaves, and sprayed them with chalkboard paint and wrote down some things we are thankful for with gold sharpie (such as Brigette, warm hugs, sunshine, and a cozy house).  It’s a fun and simple way to talk about gratefulness and display it as a reminder!

fall mantel decor ideasIt’s been so fun to make an update to our living room and enjoy the change in seasons.  Be sure to check out more photos on the Home Depot’s blog, and thanks so much to the Home Depot for letting me participate in this style challenge!

fall mantel inspiration


autumn mantel decor with home depot | The Tressle Blog | The Official Blog for Tressle.com"[…] Ideas + Inspiration, What's New October 24, 2014 0 …"

Joanna"Wow! your blog is so beautiful I love the space, I love the mixture of forms, one colour: pink, the delicacy of …"

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Daddy"Honesty is vital in the blogosphere Joni. That is an aged photo of you at age four, not Vivi! Just …"

Lisa"It's beautiful and unique. The photos of your girls are awesome. I always decorate with white pumpkins and black …"

Lauren O."That picture of Vivi is absolutely stunning. Love your mantel! "


alice in wonderland party ideas

Vivi’s fourth birthday is right around the corner, and we’re having fun getting ready to celebrate.  It’s so fun to have a little fall kickoff and invite her little friends over to have fun.  We don’t get to host nearly as much as I’d like, partly because our house isn’t really that big, and partly because of this season of life with little people, so I love having a reason to throw a party and spend time with some of our favorites.   We’re doing a little “Vivi in Wonderland” theme, and here is some of the inspiration above!  I can tell 4 is going to be a big year.  I can feel even more so this shift of parenting from simply meeting needs to more relationship building and investing.

Sources: (1) Heart Cake; (2) Pipe Cleaner Crowns; (3) Teapots; (4) Alice in Wonderland Art; (5) Bunny Jacket; (6) A Midsummer Mingle; (7) Flowers

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the Honest giveaway!


Lauren"Looks like it will be a gorgeous party! We don't get to host too many events anymore, either. I miss …"

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I adore this nursery that Lauren created for her little daughter, Ann Bennett.  It’s just gorgeous!  She was inspired by the My Little Pony board, and I love what she did with it to make it her own.  She says the gender was a surprise, so it was a great neutral start, and then she added in some girly touches after Ann Bennett made her arrival.  (Sources: Ebony Jenny Lind Crib; Crib Skirt; Black Dots Crib Sheet; Sleepytime Rocker; Candy Pink Pouf; Tree Stump Table; Horseradish Dhurrie Rug; Bentwood Pendant; The Alison Show Mobile;  Pharmacy Floor Lamp; Triangle Pillow

equestrian baby nursery ideas

Love this gorgeous armoire she found off craigslist.  She switched out the hardware for some pieces from Anthropologie. (Sources: Embroidery Hoop

neutral baby nursery inspiration

Always a fan of The Alison Show’s leather triangle mobiles!

For these shelves, she used IKEA brackets painted gold.  Love!

The dresser/changing table is another craigslist find that she painted with chalk paint (chesapeake blue).  Love that sweet little abacus lamp.

Lauren’s sister-in-law, Lea, painted the horse above the crib.  Such a sweet gift and treasure!

neutral baby nursery inspiration

I love this sweet room so much, Lauren!  Thank you for sharing, and I hope y’all are inspired!


Lauren Bryant"Thank you, Alison! It's from Hobby Lobby (as is the picture above it). Both came framed! "

Tiffanie"This nursery is great. The rocker looks awesome and instantly became my fav. "

Alison"Love this nursery! Do we know where she found the Come Thou Fount print? It's beautiful. "

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Kendyl"These are my favorite posts! I love seeing your boards come to life! I have a few boards bookmarked for …"

Lauren Bryant"Thank YOU, Joni! XO. "


fall booties

It’s bootie season!  Do you love them as much as I do?  I think they are so fun, and love that I can wear them with jeans or dresses or just whatever.  Here are some that I’m crushing on right now (although I’d never actually get those leopard ones – I couldn’t possibly manage in those heels but they are striking!).  I got the Lucky Penny ones last winter, and they are my faves.  The metallic is just so good and the low heel is easy to manage with little people in tow.  Hope you all have a fantastic weekend enjoying this wonderful season!!

Sources: (1) Lucky Penny Boots; (2) Tapestry Wedge Boots; (3) Louie Boots; (4) Linden Zipper Booties; (5) Collins Fringe Moccasins; (6) Margot Booties;  (7) Splendid Suede Booties; (8) Leopard Booties; (9) Grey Booties