Back in Business!

Whew! It's been awhile since I've been here. Almost 6 months in fact! I had a very busy Summer with lots going on and blogging took a back seat. After awhile, I think I caught a case of writer's block because every time I went to post, my mind froze.

First, I want to thank you, my dear Internet friends and followers, who kept in touch with me via email and kept me motivated to return to the blog land. Seriously, it brightened my days weeks months to have readers check in with little ol' me. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your patience and sweet words.

Second, let's get back to the good stuff...design, DIY projects and pretty pretty pictures! I promise that I have stayed busy with little house projects that I am excited to share and will share soon. For now, I want to show what I've been doing recently.

DIFFA Holiday by Design 2010

You may remember me sharing pictures of the table I designed for the DIFFA Dining by Design event this Spring. I shared pics HERE and HERE. Well, I was asked to participate in this year's holiday event. It is a smaller scale event but still just as fun and exciting. Over 100 local designers created wreaths, table decor and swags to donate to the silent auction. People were invited to bid on the holiday pieces while sipping great wine and munching on yummy food from several great local high-end restaurants. It was truly a wonderful night and all the proceeds went to DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS).

My talented dear friend.assistant George helped me create a fun wreath for the event. First, we headed to Michael's armed with our 40% off coupons and ransacked their holiday decor section.

I tried out a variety of picks and ribbons right there on the floor and was mistaken for a Michael's employee not once, not twice but three times! Guess I know where to go if I want a part-time job:)

I'll be honest and say that this wreath took us about 20 minutes to put together and that may have included a few breaks for wine inspiration. We wanted a non-fussy piece that could last throughout the holiday season. Think we achieved it-

Detail shot of the sage green, turquoise and deep purple glittery goodness-

Pics from the event-
George and I of course had to find our wreath as soon as we arrived and snap a pic:)

Even got an action shot of someone placing a bid on it! Awesome.

Lots of beautiful people bidding on lots of beautiful things.

And some other wreaths that really stood out to me-

I call this one the Carrie Bradshaw, as it's made of shoes! 

Love Tim Butt's (designer/owner of Black Bamboo) roasted marshmallows-

A wreath from a real tire with REAL flowers planted inside-

And finally, a wreath made from 'do not disturb' signs from various hotels. This would be such a cute and unique way to display souvenirs for an avid traveler-

It definitely got me in the holiday spirit!
Back soon. I promise! love, S


  1. Yay, you're back! I've been in withdrawals. Looking forward to many more wonderful posts such as this one.

  2. Yay! I am so glad you're back! Love the wreaths - very different! I was recommending your site the other day on the D&R board. :)

  3. Thanks so much! I really appreciate your support. It's been a rough couple of months but life is good now and blogging is back:)

  4. Glad you are back! Love the wreaths - very different and inspiring.

  5. I started reading back this summer and started with your oldest posts. When I got to your last one I was afraid you had completely stopped! Glad you're back!

  6. Your wreath is beautiful! love the color scheme and love that your are back!!!

  7. Ooh, yous was gorgeous!


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