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My {SWEET} Valentines Mantle

I don’t know about any of you, but I am ready for Spring.  I am ready for the fresh bright colors and punchy patterns.  Decorating in the Winter has always been a challenge for me because it is so dull.  After I took down the Christmas decor, my house looked sparse and I kind of liked it…BUT it was really lacking anything interesting.

Until the boys and I made a trip to Dollar General a few weeks back and I spotted these hot pink doilies.  It’s not often I have the opportunity to decorate with pink, especially HOT pink!  These cute little doilies got my creative brain spinning and I came up with a way to incorporate the bold fun Spring colors into my dull Winter decor.

Check out my {SWEET} mantle…

Valentine mantle {}

How cool is the Giant “K” I received for Christmas?!  It goes great with our wall of doors…I created the chevron canvas, doily heart garland and cupcake liner garland to add a bit of fun and whimsy.  I’ll be sharing how I made them soon!  The red vase is from my Fiestaware collection and small parfait glass was my grandmothers.  I scavenged the yarn balls and vintage ball fringe from my craft room.  The more I look at it in the space, the more I am loving it!

Here’s a close-up of the doily garland…Click here and here to see how I made them!

Valentine garlands {}

And my DIY Chevron Canvas

DIY Valentine canvas {}

This reminds me of a strawberry ice cream sundae…Maybe I’ll add a red puff ball on the top! Yum!

Valentine mantle detail {}

Can’t wait to show you how I made it all…Even your kids can help!

To see my {EASY} Valentines Countdown, click here!


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A Very Krieger Christmas {Decor part 1}

Welcome to A Very Krieger Christmas!

The house is decorated for the Holidays and I am so excited to share..Due to some naptime difficulties, though, I will be sharing in segments. {I had planned to share all of my holiday decor in one post, but my 1 year old had other ideas…He thought today was a good day to take the shortest nap of all time and be held all afternoon. Oh well…They are only little for such a short time!}

On to the decor…For the past few weeks,  I had been dreaming up ideas for  neutral, glittery holiday decor.  I tried to give up my red and lime green, but to no avail.  Once I walked through Jo Ann’s and found red and white polka dot wrapping paper,   all plans for neutral decor were lost.  Polka dots, snowflakes with lots of sparkle!

Our Holiday Mantle

I LOVE having a mantle to decorate for the holidays.  There is something so warm about seeing the boys stockings hanging there.  The mantle came together so easily this year once I found my collection of  sparkly snowflakes.  Did you see what is in the jars…marshmallows!  You might be seeing those in another project of mine…

Christmas mantle take 2So…the jars didn’t seem to fit after I walked past them for a few days.  Might have had to move them to a new location.  Also…See those little twinkly lights.  My new love- they are battery powered so no cords…Yeah!

Oh Christmas Tree!

My goal for the tree was to have it dripping with colored balls. I’m a more is more kinda gal when it comes to decorating the tree. Thanks to shatterproof ornaments, even the bottom 1/3 is decorated…don’t look too closely though, as some may be rearranged or missing already.  I used a favorite red polka dot tablecloth as a tree skirt and added a couple faux gifts.  I’d love to stage the entire floor area, but it would only last a few minutes before being scattered about the floor.

I’ve never been one to use a star, angel or any traditional tree topper.  This year, I used some sparkly picks and additional branches of greenery to jazz up the top.  This is also where I display my collection of Christopher Radko ornaments from my grandmother-in-law. {and any other ornament I would like to keep in one piece}

A close up…I love how it shines!

Come back soon to see the rest of my holiday decor…And my favorite cookie recipe!


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