Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Graham & Brown sent me this beautiful Halloween wallpaper to play with. There are so many things you can do with wallpaper other than decorate your walls. You can make it into a table runner, use it to hang over doors, etc. Here, I used it in a couple different ways. I made envelopes and put it in frame to decorate for Halloween.
To place the wallpaper in the frame I just grabbed a frame at my local dollar store and cut the wallpaper into the desired size and placed it in the frame. You could place these around the house using the little kickstand on the back of the frames or hang them temporarily using those Command strips for pictures.
To make the envelopes I simply found an extra envelope laying around and gently took it apart. Then I placed it on the back of the wallpaper and traced it, cut it out, folded the edges in, and glued it together. You can make these envelopes with any wallpaper. They would make a great gift in a pack with a little ribbon tied around them and they are so simple and easy to make!
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Last Friday I went to Raven Hollow Winery, a local place in town. They offer wine tastings, sell wine and miscellaneous products, and have live music outside. Having just opened up in July, their current wine selection includes apple, strawberry (their most popular), blueberry, pineapple, chardonnay, merlot, and petit verdot. Whenever they can they use local fruits for the wine. However the grape juice comes from Nappa Valley, California. Tastings are $7 and you can choose 4 wines to try or you can spend $10 to try them all. The wine tasting comes with a complementary wine glass. The name comes from the Kosinkski's who own the winery. Their name in polish means "one who lives near ravens".
My favorites were the apple wine and the merlot although I did like them all. The fruit wines were all sweet but drinkable and refreshing. I was surprised I enjoyed them as much as I did because I'm not generally a fan of sweet wines.
Raven Hollow Winery is open Friday 4-8 pm, Saturday1-8 pm, and Sunday 1-6 pm. They offer live music in the "wine garden" every night. Fridays are acoustic covers by Harry Rock, Saturdays are various bands and styles, and Sundays are jazz. You can find them at 420 Russellville Road in Westfield, Massachusetts and on Facebook here.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Dress: Sail to Sable c/o Booties: Nine West
When I heard Sail to Sable was making their first ever fall collection I was so excited! This sweater dress is so soft and cozy and the leather trim? To die for. It's such an easy piece. I can't wait to see what they have in store for the holiday collection.