Friday, October 7, 2016

Bonus Room Makeover with Global Bohemian Accessories

Family room sectional with global bohemian rug, pillows, and accessories


If you have ever doubted the power of accessories, today's room redo should make you a believer.  We recently bought a new, comfy sectional for our favorite room of the house - our bonus room.  We chose a neutral sofa color.  Immediately after delivery, I knew I had to add some pops of color to the room.  I was looking for rugs and pillows when Wayfair invited me to participate in their "change your rug, change your room" challenge -- perfect timing!  So here is my awesome accessory room makeover.  I am amazed at the transformation.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Football Tailgate Wedding Rehearsal and Party Decor

football, tailgate, party, decor, wedding, rehearsal

Football season is here, and I just love football tailgate themed parties.  That's why I was excited when my mom asked me to decorate for my little brother's rehearsal dinner a couple of years ago.  He and his wife are big UGA fans and love tailgating at the Georgia Bulldog football games.  So, they requested that we create a football tailgate themed wedding rehearsal.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Grilled Pineapple with Maple Cream Glaze

Grilled Pineapple, Maple Glaze, Recipe, HomeMadeville


When it comes to barbecues and cooking out, sometimes dessert gets put on the back burner.  However, these Maple Cream Glazed Pineapple Slices are a great way to put dessert back in the spotlight.  It's a quick and easy recipe that will have your party guests oohing and ahhing.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Baker's Boxes as Seen on Atlanta & Company

Niki setting up for Baker's Box segment on Atlanta & Company

          On Tuesday, I did another segment for Atlanta & Company.  Four years ago I went back to school to complete my Broadcast Journalism degree because I love to creatively tell a story that will encourage and inspire.  The fact that I now have so many opportunities to couple that passion for communication with some of my other favorites in life, like DIY and crafting is "the icing on the cake."  Just follow along while I show host, Christine Pullara, how to create these decadent looking cake-inspired gift boxes.

 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

DIY Didn't I Think of This Sooner


Don't you just love the "Ah-ha" moment!  Sometimes it's using an everyday item that the rest of the world has been using for years, or sometimes it is using something in a new and different way.  Either way, it's usually something that was right in front of you all along.  So when Wayfair invited me to join in on their "DIY Didin't I Think of This Sooner?" sponsored campaign, I knew that I could come up with a list of those moments...so here are just a few.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

4 DIY Pillow Makeovers as seen on Atlanta & Company

4 DIY Pillow Makeover Options

It can be so easy and inexpensive to do a DIY Pillow Makeover.  If you want to see just how easy, you can check out the video below from my recent visit to Atlanta & Company.



You'll see:

1. A quick update using a fabric placemat.

2. An expressive pillow that reflects your personality with an interchangeable leather piece (and a cute suede envelope).

3. A tribe-inspired pillow, where each member of your family, bridal party, or friends can decorate their own needlepoint canvas with thread and paint.  Then attach each piece for a fun way to pay tribute to your "tribe" in your every day home decor.

4.  An easy way to add ANY image to your pillow and then embellish it with thread, beads, paint & more.

 Niki

For everyone who has been asking about the iron-on transfer paper for the firework pillow, here is the link for a previous post where I used the same technique for another set of projects: American Girl Party with Firework Goody Bag.

Hallmark Home & Family DIY Expert

http://dreamjobbing.com/dreamjobs/homeandfamily#2456

Hi Everyone!

I am competing for a chance to be Hallmark Home & Family's DIY expert for a week.  I would LOVE to win this because I love helping others by taking the fear out of crafting.  It would be an unbelievable way to start my career.  I've been dreaming of being a tv DIY expert for years, and the timing couldn't be more perfect since I am only 1 class away from finishing my Broadcasting degree.

Please vote for me at the link below!!

http://dreamjobbing.com/l/000998 

(Side note: my video entry shows you an easy & fun way to display your child's artwork -- or any other graphic of your choice.)

THANKS SO MUCH!!!  I can't thank you enough for helping make my dream come true.

Niki

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thursday, January 7, 2016

How to Make Christmas Photo Card Placemats



The holidays are over, and if you are like me, you got some amazing Christmas cards from friends and family.  So, I'm going to show you a quick way to turn those photo greetings into everyday placemats.  So, join me as I host another LIVE CraftyHangout sponsored by Darice Crafts.

Helpful Hint: If you would like to further protect them, you could always have them laminated.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed the video!

Niki