Thursday, July 1, 2010

Making Your Home Pop..Sparkle & Sizzle!

How's that for a fancy title?
I was trying to think of words that would go with fireworks and the whole July theme.

I know that some people don't decorate for the 4th of July.
Ok, I know that I am probably one of the few.
I also change my porch decor for the month of July.
Your thinking I'm a freak...I know...

In this grand old state of Utah-we have 2 July holidays that we celebrate.
So...I get to enjoy all of  my"Sizzlin" decor for the whole month!
Thought that I would share a couple of things that I did.

First-I changed my porch.
Who does that right?
Don't get me wrong, it was fine the way it was-it just need some more festive flair.

I hauled up the wagon and went to town. I also added my Star.
I wont put the star on my door because I am afraid it will scratch my newly painted front door-and frankly, I am way too lazy to have to fix it.

My flowers are looking fabulous!! Good thing they don't need a whole lot of attention.
Wonder if I can teach my kids to be more like them...

I only have a few things in the house.

My kitchen table...
Do you love my new pig? What kitchen is complete without a pig?
He was a total impulse purchase, but he makes me happy.
I put my fabulous green plant,
 *sidenote-if your local, Rainbow Gardens has the best plants! They are only $12.99*
In a red, white and blue purse!!

My fabulous MIL made the cute runner. I couldn't have glued that one.

I needed to spruce up my apothecary jars.
I wasn't sure what to put in them.
I thought of salt water taffy-but I would have ate that-
I was in the Dollar section at Target the other day and saw these straws.
Festive and cheap! Score!!

See that cute little "POP SHOPPE" bottle?
My friend got me 2 cases of these for $3 at a yard sale!
So cute to just stick around for a fun, unexpected punch of whimsy.
(do you see that lovely rip through my backsplash? You can't even really call it that. My kitchen is going to get an overhaul in a couple weeks!  Please ignore it. Thank you TV for giving my husband a deadline!)

I also decked out my Sofa Table.
I change this every season.
It's easy and quick.
If you want to see what it has looked like in the spring-you can see it here

My favorite thing?
The white pitcher.
It was originally ugly and orange with 70's flowers.
I primed it and sprayed it with a semi gloss white.
 There is another little bottle hiding in there with a red daisy for some more color.
Am I the only one who smiles when I see them?
Isn't my empty frame awesome?!
I really should put something in it.

I found this fabulous milk glass pedastool bowl for a $1!
I just added some of my decorative balls that were red white and blue.
I also threw in some starry wire thing from the dollar store.
I kind of like funky, wild, sticky up things.

The tins that I have around were made a couple of years ago.
I wanted something festive and cheap.
Imagine that?
I just modge podged them with some fun tissue paper and then added some star garland.
The whole project was less than 50 cents each.

I even changed out my books for red and blue.
I know, you were just starting to think that I wasn't THAT crazy.

This little table makes me smile when I walk by.
Mission Accomplished.!
Please tell me I am not the only one who does this.
Leave a link to your decor .
Happy Day!!

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  1. Wow, what great inspiration you've given. I love the red white and blue straws in the apothocary jar. Very creative.

    Visiting from NFF

  2. Hi! New follower from Friendly Friday - love your blog! I hope to see you at Dropped Stitches!

    xo Erin

  3. Hello Awesome Blog! I am a new follower from Friday Blog hops.I hope you will stop by my blog too. Check out all the giveaways while you are there. I look forward to reading more from you! Have a great Holiday Weekend!

  4. oh how fun is this post!

    i love your blog and your design style!

    can't wait to see what you post about next!


  5. I just found you via new NFF, and Im glad that I did. I'm one of you new followers, so stop by sometime soon

  6. You have a great home. Everything looks so cute!
    Have a great holiday!

  7. Very festive! :) Love that Pop bottle!

  8. I am follwing you from Friday-Follow. Love your blog and the July decorating ideas!

    Happy 4th,


  9. Such a Fabulously Sassy Blog!! :D I am happy to be your newest follower! I hope you check me out at FrouFrouDecor! I'd love to be blog friends!! Happiest of weekends to you!!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

  10. You are so creative! I'm visiting from Welcome Wednesday. I signed up to be a new follower.

  11. awesome idea using the colored straws-- love it!


Thanks for stopping by. Hope that my craziness might have inspired you! I would to hear what you have to say. (as long as it is nice)

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