A New Year’s Celebration at Home

You know what I love?

I love a New Year’s Party at home.  No $200 ticket to a weird hotel.  No crying because there’s no one to Uber you home.  No extreme let down because (figures) the party was lame, your shoes are uncomfortable and your love has had way too much champagne.

So, now we only do NYE celebrating in the happy, coziness of home… either yours or mine, but with family and friends, no freaky drunkies, thank you very much.  You are probably thinking that I’m just the woman who lives in a shoe, but try it!!  Ringing in the new year will never be the same!

This year we are actually invited to a party!  (I’m as shocked as you are!  The 6 of us?? I had to make sure.)  But if I were to throw a shin ding myself, here’s what I would do… intimate, glittery and festive!

a741569349e69a2d9ae0b262ebd46596Dying over the banner!  I’m totally rocking that next year.

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Saw this on Pinterest, and yeah, this is dope.  I would fill mine with hot chocolate for a dessert!

Champagne is the perfect drink to serve, so I’d satisfy everyone’s fav’s with a set up of all the goodies to add!

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No need to serve a full dinner, so an appetizer table would be perfect for munching for hours!

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And since you don’t want hungry guests (especially with alcohol abound), what about these festive, hearty appetizers?

Mashed potatoes in a champagne glass?  Clever!

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Lasagna Lollipops from the Hungry Happenings!  Like the Times Square Ball!

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Oranges are symbols of luck and wealth – Perfect for the new year!

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Obviously, awesome party hats are a DO!

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And since I’m a game lovin’ gal, I’d put together a game to either introduce everyone to each other or something more intimate for smaller groups.  This link had some cute ideas!

What else?!  Well, I love these for after the ball drops!  It would be hilarious to fill them with super cheesy fortunes or if an adult-only party maybe something a bit risqué?!

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That’s about it!  Add in a sweet playlist and all your favorite peeps and you’ve got an unforgettable party!!

Cheers to 2015!  Cheers to new beginnings!  Jessica

Happy Holidays!

I just wanted to drop a quick little note to say Happy Holidays to you all!

This year flew by… so much so that I wasn’t quite able to complete everything on my 2014 hit-list.  But not to worry, ’cause there’s always 2015!!

Here’s a small project that I did a few days before the kids got out of school that you can totally do too!  I found a broken frame at HomeGoods for $8 and turned it into a fun sign!

IMG_0025How cute is that?!  Well, the pool man liked it!

I just painted right over the old artwork…

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http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photos-white-winter-scene-image10289088No need to get all caught up in perfection because you’re going to write something over it.  I just love when I can have fun with a project and not stress about messing up!

Then I used metallic gold paint for the letters.  They really pop!  And it’s hard to tell here, but they shine.

IMG_0026All that was left was to glue the frame back together – Easy stuff peeps.

I love how it makes the front door so welcoming!

And (if it couldn’t get better) I was finally able to put that awesome easel to good use!  I found it about a year ago at a thrift store and just haven’t been able to find the right spot.  Phew, finally!  My $3 dollar investment paid off!!

Of course, you could also do this with a scrap piece of wood or even a sturdy piece of cardboard!

There’s still time for a Happy New Year sign!

I hope you all had a great Christmas, Hanukkah, Holiday, Day-off!  Enjoy those last few days of the dreamy music – I know I will!

Happy Creating!  Jessica

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Maybe your room just needs… a Shot of Acid!

Acid Yellow, of course!!

I know it’s Christmas and everything is covered in reds, greens and shimmery yumminess, but I for one can’t stop ogling pops of citrus.  Maybe it’s the colder, darker wintery vibe but I could seriously use some acid yellow to get my juices flowing in the am!

Maybe next year I should decorate my tree in this vibrant color… hmmm, tempting.

But for now, how about we all nod our heads together in agreement that just a tiny bit of this color really brings life into a room?

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Maybe you are feeling like MORE cow bell?!  If a little looks this rad, what about full throttle?

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Think it only works in contemporary spaces?  Think again!

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But maybe it’s just that pop that your room needs.  I know I have been hoarding a piece of super bright yellow velvet for a perfect project.  These interiors are really inspiring me to finally get on that!

Happy Creating!  Jessica