Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year, New Mojo!!....:)

It's UH-MAAAAAZING what a week off will do for your soul!!! This is our second year that we decided to stay home for the week between Christmas and New Years. Best week evah!! After un-decking the halls, and putting all that craziness in storage for another year, I got down to business:) It sure helped that the weather has been in the 70's! Feels more like Spring. And I guess that's why I did all kinds of crazy this week! For starters- I needed a new centerpiece for my dining room.
 I always kinda get tripped up in this department. I'm a simple gal and I actually like to see and carry on a conversation with the person across the table:)


So something like that just really wouldn't work for me:) However the color of that car is fab!! Anyway, I asked the hubby to make me a box about yay long, by yay wide, by yay high. Yeah, I think that's really about how I said it:)

I found be some large Kerr jars ( I buy them by the case and use them for EVERYTHING!) and stuck em in the box. I bought a bag of sheet moss from Joanne and literally stuck it in all the cracks and crevices:)

No hot glue, no fuss, and no rules!!

Bought these unscented candles at Tarjay and stuck em in:)

I wrapped twine around the top of the jars a few times and tied it in a knot:)

Done and done:) My mom's coming over for din and GASP! We'll be able to leave the centerpiece on the table for dinner and not have to do that weird tilt your head to the side to see around the flowers nonsense!! Yay!!

Why am I working on my house so much? Weeell, I am once again (call me crazy!) going to do the Historic Home Tour this year:) I'm thinking it's going to be the last time for me. So if you want to have a look see, buy yer tickets!! The houses this year are reeally good, you don't want to miss it! Also, there will be a Flea Market out in front of my house, on the greenbelt where some fab people will be selling some fab stuff!!

Saturday, January 28th
10am - 4pm
Buy your tickets here!


  1. Ok #1, Love how you can just sweet talk the Mr into making a box, so cool. #2 Love it and wish I had one too. #3 This year I think I'll be able to make the home tour, yay!

  2. Love that simple idea for a unique centerpiece. I hope you'll share pics of the home tour. I live on the East Coast, so I wouldn't be able to make it. Ha!

  3. Awesome centerpiece idea Dorie! Seriously love your blog, thanks for sharing your great ideas! I'm so excited for the Historic Home Tour. It will be great for our neighborhood!

  4. Well. I know what I am doing on the 28th! AND a flea market??? Talk about happy time!

  5. Giving my hubby the same directions this weekend. Can't wait to make this. Perfect simple look after the holidays. Can't wait for home tour!

  6. You and the hubs are beyond talented. I want one of those!

  7. Is the home tour going to be different from the tour last year? I would love to see your house again but not so sure about some of the others.

  8. Yes, different houses. And some really cute ones, I promise:)

  9. LOVE the centerpiece. So simple but makes a big impact!

    Wish I lived closer, would LOVE to do the tour. I also wish it was in the 70's here in Indiana. ;)

  10. I think I'm going to have to try the centerpiece, I love it!!!
    I'm so excited for the Historic Home Tour, it is going to be so much fun.

  11. Ohhhhhhhhhh I ♥ your home so much and if the others are anything like your home it will be well worth going to.....love the idea of the sale out front because I was just thinking too if you evvvvver had a yard sale I want to KNOW about it!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your centerpiece!!!! I understand yay big......

  12. Love it! What size mason jars did you use? 32 or 64 oz? Thanks!

  13. This looks amazing! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

  14. This centerpiece is one of my favorites! I found it on Pinterest. What size mason jars did you use and do you happen to know the dimensions of the box? I am having a friend make me one. I have been looking for a cute idea for a while! Thank you so much.