(My Little Red Ridin' Hood at the open house... My cousin took this pic)
we welcomed a new addition to our extended family,
(Miss Mae and her newest cousin)
we headed off for a weekend in KC for our 4th anniversary to enjoy the CARDINALS play the Royals,
(My husband is a HUGE Cardinals fan)
and I decorated and catered a rehearsal dinner for a dear friend of mine with my fabulous sister-in-law G at Sweet Tea and Tulips. (hopefully I can get some pics later of this... I was too busy to take my own!)
WOW! What a blast all the parties and celebrations were... but I am so glad I was able to catch some "me-time" lately. To relax after it all, I grabbed a lamp shade that I wasn't too fond of and spruced it up. Thought I would share...
This is a little sitting area I have in my living room. The shade on the lamp I have changed multiple times because I just can't find one I am in love with. I love the shape of this one... but would have perferred it to have a little "umph." I decided to add my own "umph." With a little hot-glue, ribbon, and a rub-on decal this is what I came up with!
The black and white ribbon in the middle has the same print as the pillows and the bottom foot of the curtains. I then lined that ribbon with red ribbon. Before I completed it I added that same damask design with a rub-on. I LOVE IT! And now it has the right amount of "umph!"