Valentine’s Day Mantel {2017}

Hey friends! It’s February 1st! Say what?? Are you ready for Valentine’s Day?? Have you decorated yet?? Will you decorate?? I don’t do a lot, but I think the décor is just about as awesome as Christmas! I love the colors – all the shades of pink, red and purple. And, of course, all the sentiments of LOVE. 😉 I got our mantel all cuted up with lots of red, pink, white, and a little bit of sparkle and shine!
This mantel got a good dose of LOVE in the form of red pink and hearts!
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Neutral Winter Mantel

I don’t often decorate for winter. Typically our home goes into basic décor mode after Christmas and stays that way until fall. Ha! Great home décor blogger huh? This year I took down Christmas and my mantel sat blank for a week.
It was nice to let the house breath for a while. To feel the quiet in the space after all the noisy Christmas décor. (don’t get me wrong, I love it)
After Christmas sometimes the house sits undecorated for a time.
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A Mantel Filled With JOY

Hey there friends!! The Christmas décor is coming together in our home!! And, I’m so excited! Seriously, what is it about Christmas decorations that make me so cheery?? I don’t know, maybe it’s all the twinkle lights, or all the festive colors, or maybe all the reminders or my Lord and Saviors birth! 😀  No matter what the reason, it definitely puts me in a better mood. Today I’m sharing our mantel filled with JOY! 😉
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The Making of a Fall Mantel

I must confess that my mantel décor has stayed exactly the same since late winter/early spring. Once the Christmas decorations came down, it actually stood blank for quite some time…  😳

Then finally I couldn’t stand the blankness any longer so I threw a few spring-ish things up there. Keeping very neutral and basic knowing in my heart that it might very well be that way for a while. And, I was right. Here is where is stood a week ago.

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Top 10 Posts of 2015

Hey there! I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I know we sure did! Blessings upon blessings!

I always like to take a minute and look back over the past year as the new year is approaching. And, today I’d like to do that with you by sharing the top 10 most viewed posts of 2015 ranked by you the reader! 🙂


Let the countdown begin!


#10 Patio Reveal – Our patio got a lovely update this year and we are using the space so much more than before!


#9 Tween Boy Bedroom – I love making spaces tailored to the taste of my kids!


#8 How To ‘Slipcover’ an Ottoman – Great deals are my favorite and this one was no exception!


#7 Stenciled Entryway – a stencil and a little paint brought new life to this small space.


#6 Painted Brick Fireplace Surround – I spent years going back and forth on painting the brick, and when I finally got my nerve up I wonder why I waited so long!


#5 Bright and Fun Teen Girls Room – Another fun kids space just for my girl, filled with DIY!


#4 Freshening Up The Curb Appeal For Spring – bringing in some instant color in the spring with perennials.


#3 Bathroom Makeover – my One Room Challenge project this fall was a big hit!


#2 Ribbon Makeover – such a simple and budget friendly solution to make what you have work with your new space.

and last but not least, one of my favorite projects and yours – 


#1 DIY Floating Mantel – this was easier than expected with maximum impact!

The one thing I would love to pass on to you from 2015 is two-fold: don’t be afraid to try a DIY – you never know if you can until you try!! And, don’t let budget constraints keep you from making your house a home – look at it as a challenge to be creative!! 

My goal here at frazzled JOY is to demonstrate how both of these things are possible! Wishing you and yours a happy new year!!

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