Fall in St. Louis: A Day at the Wineries + Crafty Party Favors

One of the best parts of living in St. Louis is that you’re only a short drive from some of the most beautiful wineries in Augusta, Missouri. My family always takes an annual trip in the Fall and this weekend we decided to celebrate my mother’s birthday at Mount Pleasant Winery.

Beautiful scenery, right? Usually in October this place is PACKED with people, but it was the day after the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series!

My siblings and I wanted to do something special for my mom’s birthday celebration so I decided to create personalized wine glasses for the family.

I picked up some great goblet wine glasses from the Dollar Store. Gotta love that!

I had some Scribbles fabric paint and birthday ribbon in my craft closet to transform these plain jane wine glasses into some fun souvenirs.

For the birthday girl’s wine glass, I painted some candles.

How about some colorful polka dots on the base of the wine glass? Yep, pretty festive!

On the opposite side of the candles I wrote “Birthday Girl” using some glitter stickers from Michael’s.

On everyone else’s wine glass I decorated the back side with stickers of balloons, party hats & streamers and their family nicknames on the front in the glitter stickers. I think everyone got a chuckle at the personalized gifts, and it was much better than using little plastic cups!

Total cost of all the wine glasses: $12 for the dozen wine glasses (Dollar Store), $10 for the Scribbles paint, $15 for the stickers. $37 total to decorate 12 wine glasses. Definitely worth it!!

So one of my favorite parts of the day was watching my mom and sister shake their groove thang. The live band was amazing and it’s always fun to watch people’s inhibitions falter after a couple glasses of wine!

My daughter also had a blast dancing to the music! This girl just loves being the center of attention, can’t you tell?

Another fabulous weekend at the Augusta, Missouri wineries. Beautiful weather, picturesque scenery and great company. Couldn’t ask for a better weekend! OH, and the STL Cardinals won in the World Series. Yep, it’s gonna be hard to top that weekend!

Happy Halloween everyone! Be safe tonight :)

They Call It Mellow Yellow

OK, so I’m actually making some progress on my home office / {someday} craft room!  I bought some paint today from Lowe’s and started the makeover. Here’s a shot of the before when it was a playroom…

We had the futon couch for my sister to crash on when she visited from Chicago, plus a full size dresser for extra clothing storage. The bottom half of the walls were a faux bead board wallpaper which was very annoying to remove! Thanks to a reader for the suggestion of using liquid fabric softener and water mixed in a spray bottle to remove! Worked perfectly!!

One of my main inspirations for my new craft room/office was this yellow chevron pillow from Linen and Oak’s Etsy shop. LOVE Laura and her fabulous pillows! Not quite sure about the rest of the colors quite yet…

I purchased some Olympic interior latex paint in an eggshell finish.

The color is called Evening Glow.  I tried to go a couple shades lighter than the chevron pillows, but once it was on the wall it looked a little more vivid than expected. Wanna see a little preview of my new walls?

Not quite sure if this is “mellow yellow”, but it’s definitely a punch of color to brighten up the space! I think the color will look great against my dark furniture, white accent decor, some colorful artwork on the walls, and a new chandelier (hopefully!).

Oh, and the BEST PART? I’m actually going to use a Cutting Edge Stencil to complete my desired look! I’m super excited to do another one in my home. Remember the damask version I used in my daughter’s room? Yep, I’m totally stoked!

Stay tuned to see which stencil I’m going to use and the craft room makeover reveal! Should be coming Monday, November 7th. And I might just have a special giveaway to go along with it!! You’ll just have to wait and see!