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easy Valentine decorations

Saturday Sparks: Quick & Easy Valentine Decorations

I seriously cannot believe that February begins next week! I have no idea where January went, but I do know that Spring is almost one month closer to bursting out all over the place. . . and this is definitely a good thing. As February arrives, I always think of red, pink and loving things because Valentine’s Day is a very hard holiday to miss (oh, and of course my big sister’s birthday is this month; although she surely doesn’t expect all of you to celebrate that too). Since Valentine’s Day falls in the middle of the month and January is reserved for all things… Continue reading »

Christmas Window Boxes

Saturday Sparks — More Christmas Window Boxes

This time of year I usually get lots of visitors to my Christmas Window Boxes post from four years ago, so I decided to create an updated version full of new inspiration just in time for this holiday season. Never mind that I still haven’t decorated my own boxes this year, but my son and I did take a walk in the woods this morning to collect evergreen branches so it shouldn’t be long now. If you’re still looking for a fun, elegant, natural or whimsical look for your windows, I think these creative ideas will be a good place to start.

Christmas star

Saturday Sparks — A Christmas Star is Born

When I think of Christmas decorations or crafts, stars naturally come to mind. This basic shape can be created over and over to accommodate so many different design styles, uses and moods. Today I have gathered several ideas for the Christmas star (of course you can use them for whatever holiday or daily idea you have in mind) to hopefully get your creative self going. If you would like to add your own favorite star to the list, please post in the comments so that all can see.  Merry Christmas and may a “star be born.”


Saturday Sparks — Pinecone Projects

Today’s post is all about pinecones — yes, those completely free gems lying about the ground just begging to be scooped up for our holiday projects. With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away and Christmas quickly on its heels, pinecones are the perfect transitional decoration, and today I’m sharing a bit of inspiration for painting, cutting, glittering and gluing cones of all shapes and sizes. So take a walk in the woods, or your own front yard, and scoop up a few cones for some holiday bling.

Halloween Wreaths

Saturday Sparks — Halloween Wreaths

I have almost made a Halloween wreath for my front door for years now but haven’t been able to wrap my mind and creative impulses around exactly what to design. So. . . naturally I perused Pinterest for some not-so-spooky inspiration and found oodles of fun ideas. Of course what is pinning without passing along? So here’s the latest in Halloween wreaths to hopefully spark some creativity on your own front door.

fall wreaths

Saturday Sparks – Fall Wreaths

If you’re not familiar with Hometalk, a site for gathering oodles of home decorating, redoing and DIYing ideas, you should take a look. I often post items on the site and one of my posts about fall wreaths has been very popular lately. The catch is that this original post on Small Talk Mama was lost when everything went down a couple of years ago, which means all those folks hoping to see all the great inspiration I promised have been coming up empty. So in the spirit of this new fall season, I have revamped the original post and… Continue reading »

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