Decorating | Why Girls Are Weird

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I am very slowly starting to work on decorating our house.  I'm not exactly awesome at it because I feel like I don't have the most creative eye but I do want it to look nice in here because this is going to be our home for a long time.

I've been working on our fireplace mantle because over Thanksgiving we had a huge mishap.  We had this very large picture in a frame resting on the mantle.  The problem is that it partially covered the vent for the fireplace.  I didn't think it would be a huge issue because the frame was so heavy... but somehow it managed to all off the mantle and break everywhere.

Right now we have a large sign that says family, a new turquoise vase that we got from Ikea on Sunday as well as the white candle holders and blue candles from Ikea.  But it's still a little bare.

So yesterday a bought a really cute print from one of my blog friends Diana.  She blogs over at Livy Love (named after her absolutely adorable daughter) and her Etsy shop is Livy Love Designs.  I purchased a print of the letter H from her for my last name and I can't wait to add it to our mantle.

Right now Diana is offering 25% off any of her super cute print from now through April 19th.  I really suggest you jump on this offer while you can and score yourself something cute from her shop!

36 wonderful thoughts:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

very cute, you will have to show us a pic when done

Audrey Allure

Such a cute print!


Decorating is so fun!

Scientific Housewife

That is very cute, have fun decorating!

Cafe Fashionista

Awww...what a cute print! Such a fun way to personalize your living space!! :)


super cute! Our mantle is a WIP as well... actually decor in the entire house is a WIP.. and I'm feeling overwhelmed by it! I wish you luck my friend... LUCK!

Married In Chicago

Love the print! This summer I had a somewhat similar idea and bought the letters that makeup our monogram (ANM) to hang on the wall. I hung them up as a surprise. The next morning I found my husband switching them around to NAM because he thought they were supposed to be HIS initials! Ha! Because both my first name and his middle name start with A. I should have just gone with the initial of our last name - much harder to get confused about that! lol.

Emily Jane

Can't wait to see pics when you're done!

ilene @ muchloveilly

i love fireplace mantels! you can do so much with them. can't wait to see what you come up with!

Sandy a la Mode

awww i LOVE that design! diana is awesome!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Very cute and it would be great as part of your mantle!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Silver Strands

It's so much fun to watch things come together ... for me decorating is quite a process - but the result is always fulfilling!


We're in the middle of decorating, too! It's been quite the long, slow process, but things are starting to take shape now!

Green Girl in Wisconsin

What fun--to nest like that! I am excited to PAINT our living room--a fresh color and new look for our place. Must be springtime.


That print is going to look great!


Great idea! I love decorating but don't have much of an eyes (or money) for it. Often times I find inspiration from blogs because so many gals just have it down to an art. Love the print by the way!


having a new home to decorate can be really overwhelming, since there are so many different ways you can go, but it's also a really great way to add new things like this. i hope you have fun with the decorating!

Jessie Szmanda

Krysten, you and I are totally on the same wave length today!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip

I love all things monogrammed so I'll have to check this out! Thanks :)


I love decorating and finding awesome things! xo


I love monogramms!


So cute! I love monograms and things like this. I'll have to check out her shop!

Dancing Branflake

That is so awesome! What an awesome blogging buddy she is. And talented also.

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine

Monogramms...awww, can't even describe how much I love them. And this is beautiful. So need to check it out more.


la petite coquine

That's absolutely adorable! Show off your mantle once you hang that sucker up-I'm sure it looks terrific!


Love the print! Very graphic and fun! I have a tip: use 3-M strips to stick things to the mantle. The vase, the frame, everything. My last rental had a mantle that was a little tilt-y so I just stuck everything to it for insurance - worked like a charm!

Diana Mieczan

That is a beautiful print. Have a lovely day, darling. Kisses

Amber Blue Bird

I am sure this will look cute in your home :)


Good luck with decorating! Checking out magazines always helped me to find inspiration. I hope you do a post on the finished product.

Eternally yours,


It is truly adorable! Nice find!


Oh no! I was going to put a giant, square clock on our mantle, but not hang it..just prop it, like you said. But now I'm scared to! Okay, maybe I won't. I love the print!


What a darling print! I'm sure it will look great!


Oh, that's super cute!

If I had a fortune, I would surely spend it all on Etsy. :)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

cute! i must head to her site... good discount!


I bet you have a great eye, But I kind of feel the same way, I am not really that into decorating. I am more of a function over fashion type of gal.

The Blonde Duck

It sounds so fun!