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The Knick-Knack Nancys and our Fancy Hair Stuffs

Some fellow Pinterest fan friends and I decided to get together and actually make some of the things we were pinning. We call ourselves the “Knick-Knack Nancys.” The concept is this:  Everyone in the group has an opportunity to host. As host, you pick the project (an easy one!) and gather the supplies. Non-hosts bring a drink or snack to share and everyone has a great time, we leave learning something new and we have a gift for someone else or a decoration in hand. With the holidays upon us, we’ve got some crafting to do! First up…

With beads and buttons, plain hair ties become boho-chic accessories in 10 seconds flat! As long as the hole in the bead or button is large enough, you won’t have to cut. If you have to cut the elastic, be sure to knot it well!

Adding color to bobby pins could not be easier with nail polish. Present on nice card stock. Use as a gift or punch a hole in the corner and use as a gift tag!

The Nancys and the bobby pins. We slid the pins on printer paper so we could paint without precision and simply slid them off when they were dry and on to pretty card stock. We found that bright colors and metallic gold were our favorites.

We decided to package our creations together. A chevron stamp and “Made with Love From,” made our project gift giving ready. That said, we were sure to make enough for ourselves. (I’m wearing my bead tie as I type). Fun & easy project. Give it a try!

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My House is Such a Tease

Photographer Christina Wedge, who specializes in interiors and often shoots for HGTV,  shot my house and it turned out beautifully! This is a teaser…. more to come!

Christina Was Here. Action shot. (Also you should know that behind the scenes in a photo shoot, everything is a WRECK. This is insider stuff, baby. You don’t get this on other blogs).

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Model Staging

I helped my friend Jessica Teague set up and style a model apartment at Walton on the Chattahoochee this week. When you stage a model home/apartment, it has to look like a place people can see themselves living. It must be beautiful, personal, livable and practical. This is accomplished here with plenty of light, cozy elements like throws, rugs & pillows, lots of seating. You have to show people how they can lay out their rooms after they sign their lease. Voila! Check out the progress!

Jess stands in the middle of the blank bland slate. Ready to bring the magic and make the renters run!

Here I play the part of bed maker and masterful pillow fluffer.

Beautiful linens, an architectural mirror and plenty of light make for a great bedroom.

This living room is great with bold accessories and items that make an impact. We decided that sconces on either side of the mirror would balance the room and draw the eye up. So stay tuned….

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A Walk in the Farm

My friend and amazing photographer, Christina Wedge, let me come along with her to a cool lil joint called The Goat Farm and snapped some shots while we were there. When you have a friend who is an amazing photographer, they can make you look good walking down the lane (when it’s cobblestone, you can say ‘lane’ instead of  ‘sidewalk.’ fact). I recommend getting a friend like this…. or hiring Christina.

What was once an old rundown area, The Goat Farm is now an awesome rundown arts center used for good. Ah, I love a good deteriorating wall and broken window.

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Robot Party

My lil fella turned 1. He’s not old enough to tell me what kind of party he wants and vintage robots make me swoon. Enter, Caleb’s 1st Birthday Party! (Heads up:  It’s intergalactic)

Robot Cake

Turns out I’m an amazing cake decorator when all it entails is positioning candy and donuts. I can do that. (You can too! thumbs up for us.)

Computer Chips & Goo

I love signs. Signs are a must at my parties.
Computer Chips & Radioactive Goo. This stuff sounds delicious, right??

Robot Eats

Fuel cakes are black forest ham, swiss cheese and dijon stuffed puffed pastry. Fueling up is delicious.

Robot Puppets

Cade & Reese made little robot finger puppets and then, of course, finger fought.

Birthday Boy!
Our little nut (and bolt?) loved his party. He loved it so much he danced the robot. You should see that boy break dance. Happy Birthday, baby!

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