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Displaying Children’s Artwork

May 21, 2013

Last year I had fun creating a gallery wall in my dining area and soon after added some photographs along the wall leading upstairs. I’m now realizing the wall needs some updates. I am getting some more recent photos printed, adding some new frames and framing some of Noah’s artwork. Yes, he’s my little artist.

If you have young kids, I’m sure your refrigerator looks something like ours…

Refrigerator Art

So as much as I love displaying all of his art, I’m running out of room… Plus, why not be more creative and frame it in the house?

As long as there aren’t any 3D elements, you can use any frame that fits the height and width of the art. I suggest using a piece of double-stick tape to place the art onto the back of the frame to keep it in place.

Childs Art Framed

I’m still working on my wall update (will share once it’s complete) but at least now Noah’s art brightened up our trip up the stairs.

Noah Artwork Framed

Here’s some inspiration on ways to decorate with children’s artwork:

Kids Art on Clothesline

Kids Art on Clothesline via Lonny Mag

Monochromatic Framed Art

Monochromatic Framed Art via Lonny Mag 

Modern Kid's Artwork Idea

Modern Kid’s Artwork Idea from The Modern Home

Children's Artwork

Office decorated with Children’s Artwork via Pinterest



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Nightstand Update

January 10, 2013

I love those little personal touches at home that make your space yours. Simple things like fresh flowers or a favorite candle put a smile on my face and make my day a whole lot nicer. However, after a while the same set-up I create can get stale and it looses it’s spark. I think it’s the perfect time year to take a look at your favorite spaces and make a couple of changes to freshen up the look. It might be a new throw-pillow, fresh flowers in a vase you rarely use or you could just swap things around in different rooms.

I’ve made a few updates throughout my house and for today I thought I’d share my nightstand update. But first, here are some great finds if you’d like to spruce up your nightstand.

1. Tray
Antiqued Carved White Tray by Pier 1 Imports
Studio Tray by Z Gallerie
Sarah Campbell Decoupage Trays by West Elm


2. Lamp
Gemma Milk-Glass Table Lamp by Pottery Barn
Oxford Lamp from Dwell Studio
Source Kudu Table Lamp from West Elm


3. Coaster
Lacework Coaster in Mint from Anthropologie
Midas Coaster from Z Gallerie
Agate Coaster by Jayson Home


It only take a few minutes. I highly suggest removing everything you currently have on your nightstand and then adding the items you want one at a time. Here are the changes I made:

1. Swapped out the tray I was using for my jewelry and placed it on my nightstand.

2. Added a fresh lemon scented candle. This one in particular is Myer Lemon by Yankee Candle.

3. Moved a framed photo from my wedding to the other side of the nightstand onto the tray.

4. Filled a vase with my favorite flowers from my wonderful husband.





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Happy New Year + Favorite DIY Moments from 2012

December 29, 2012

Hi Friends!

I had so much fun with Love and Rosen this year and I keep striving to learn and grow. This year was filled with a roller coaster of life experiences but in the end I am lucky to have a healthy and happy family. Isn’t that what matters most? I think so.

Thank you so much for reading, leaving comments and sharing with others. I’m so excited to share all of my ideas for fun craft projects, DIY jewelry, home decor inspiration, designer features and of course cookie recipes over the next few months. I hope you continue to join me on this journey.

Wishing you a very happy & crafty New Year!


A few of my favorite DIY moments from 2012…

Gift Inspiration Her Home Home Decor

A Color to Love: Navy Blue

September 21, 2012

As we move into a new season full of rich colors, textures and ornate detail, I am reminded of my love of deep navy blue. It compliments most anyone and is a nice change from basic black yet still provides that slimming effect in terms of clothing. For jewelry, the stones may not be “navy” but that deep blue sparkle is exquisite. Here is a gathering of some amazing new pieces for your wardrobe, home and maybe kitchen counter.

Roslyn High Shine Leather Clutch in Navy by Anya Hindmarch

Crystal Flower Stud Earrings in Clear and Navy by Oliphant Design

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