Lush Décor is giving away $200 to you!

Lush Decor giveaway by Adventures of Goldilox

Who doesn’t LOVE getting brand spanking new decor? I know I do! It’s a great time to add something fresh to your home because winter is on its way out, Spring is on its way and it is time to freshen things up!

Lush Décor is giving one lucky reader of mine a $200 gift card to spend on whatever you want! They have something for everyone; children, teens, traditional decorators, modern decorators and extravagant decorators!

Here are some of my favorites:

Lush Decor giveaway by AdventuresofGoldilox.com

1.3 piece quilt 2. Star blackout curtains  3. Avery 7 piece comforter set 4. Ruffle shower curtain 5. Star point quilt

AND if you just can’t wait until the giveaway is done, head on over today and use an exclusive 10% off coupon code for you with no expiration date for merchandise at http://www.LushDecor.com. You can also check out with their Amazon.com credentials!

 

I can’t decide if I want to get some black out curtains for Lil’ Bears room or chevron curtains for our living room! We have a HUGE sliding glass door and it’s the first thing you see when you walk in our house, so I might get those. I’ll put up a picture of whatever I get!

 The giveaway ENDS FEBRUARY 5, 2015, so come back and enter every day if you want!  

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Disclosure:This giveaway was sponsored by Lush Décor. The views and opinions are 100% mine and not influenced by the company who is sponsoring it. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest or Instagram. No purchase is necessary & void where prohibited by law! Contest is open to US 18+. Giveaway will end on February 2, 2015 at 12 am EST. Winner will have 48 hours to confirm their win, after I email them, or a new winner will be chosen. Adventures of Goldilox is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Any questions? Email dawnmaahs@gmail.com 
I was compensated by LushDecor.com with one product for my participation in this giveaway.
 

Free Valentine’s Day Printable!

Free Valentine's Day Printable

I LOVE PRINTABLES! I have them all over the house and use them for gifts all.the.time! I was petrified to make my own, but I did it folks! What is a printable you ask? (well, you might not ask, but my sweet hubs did!) It is pretty much art that you can print out on your computer, place in a frame and ta-da! You have a great quote or phrase or picture ready to add to your decor! (more…)

An Afternoon Gone Wild…Guess Why

 

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Tears! I was in tears, behind a locked bedroom door, throwing a tantrum of my own. After a long 17 day Christmas vacation with my family I had enough. I didn’t know what to do. I was at a loss for my son’s behavior.

I really thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown. I mean, he wasn’t horrible, but what he was doing was deliberately naughty and sometimes he was just so dang irritating I thought he was being naughty.

I had taken every toy away. I had talked calmly. I had yelled. I spanked (yes, I know, I’m the worst mom out there, but in his defense, he says, “that didn’t hurt! Haha!”) Nothing I was doing was working.

During my tantrum (banging my head off of the bed as I bawled like a 10-year-old who wasn’t allowed to go to a sleepover) I must have bounced my head just enough times to figure something out. (more…)

Wooden Bunting Tutorial

 Tis The Season To be Crafty!

wooden bunting tutorial for christmas

Wikipedia says, “Bunting” is a term for any festive decorations made of fabric, or of plastic, paper or even cardboard in imitation of fabric. Typical forms of bunting are strings of colorful triangular flags and lengths of fabric in the colors of national flags gathered and draped into swags or pleated into fan shapes.”

I never knew the name…I just called them “triangular pieces of quilty fabric.” Some people call them pennants, too. Anyway, I AM slightly OBSESSED! I made some bunting out of scrapbook paper and have it on my pallet wall: (see that post here)

paper bunting

paper bunting I made

Sooo, I was trying to come up with something for the wall behind our couch. It’s so vast and empty. I also wanted to do something that I came up with on my own. So instead of googling it, I “pinterested” it. There were a couple things that were sort of what I was thinking of, but no tutorials, so I figured if I wanted to be like Nicole Curtis, I had to get behind the camera!

I made some for a craft fair that were made out of a log that my husband cut into disks for me and I spelled out “CHRISTMAS.” It was sold at a recent craft fair, so I am not sure what I’ll put on them…I’m thinking our last name so they can stay up year round instead of just seasonal.

Ok, here we go with the short version of the tutorial right off the bat:

cut out triangle for wooden bunting

Steps 1 & 2: cut wood into triangles and drill holes for the string

I started off with a piece of pine that I had previously painted white. I was going to make another sign with it, but changed my mind. I found this triangle template on pinterest (of course, where else does one go to find things?) I cut out the template, put it on the wood and traced it.

add painter's tape to wood

After sanding the edges and holes, put the tape on your triangles

Once I cut all of the triangles that I wanted I used a boar bit to make circular holes in the top corners of my triangles. Next, I taped the wooden bunting where I wanted to make crisp lines of red and white for a candy cane look. It was already painted white, so all I had to do was two coats of red. I used Americano chalk paint, but acrylic or anything you have will do. While the paint is still wet, pull the tape off. When the paint dries you can move on to the next step.

transfer your letters on to the wood

Place carbon paper under your printed out letter and trace with pen

christmas bunting titorial

Print out the words or phrase you want. I used “Storybook” font in size 190 for “Be Merry.” You can make these for a birthday, another holiday or just painted without words. Cut the individual letters out and tape them onto the triangles, but just tape the top of the paper. You will then take carbon paper/transfer paper and slide it underneath the letter. Take a pen and trace the letter. This will leave an outline of your letter in which you will then paint.

When it was all dry, I took some off white ribbon and laced it through the holes. I left about 12 inches of ribbon on each end so I could tie a knot and a loop to hang the wooden bunting from.

Voila! You have custom made, unique Christmas or holiday decor! People will swoon over it I promise!

 

 

Display your wooden bunting wherever you want! I replaced my paper bunting with my new festive Christmas one! What do you think? What phrase or word would you put on yours?

wooden bunting for christmas

 

* I did make a video, but the flu has gotten me and I just can’t edit and upload it right now! I’m sorry! I’ll update the post later when I add the video :)*

 

This is post #21 of a series of Christmas related posts called Countdown to Christmas!

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Follow along on with the #Countdown2Xmas hashtag on my twitter and Facebook page to see all of the other amazing ideas being shared!

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