Monday, November 25, 2013


Putting the finishing touches on my spot at Faded today.

The store is in tip top shape for Friday's (November 29th)

big sale!

The store will be open extended hours (10am to 8pm), 

so come support local shops in Snohomish!

In my not-so-humble-opinion, Faded has never looked more


There will be great deals, cookies, and gifts with purchase while supplies last.

 You can also vote for your favorite

space and be entered into a drawing for a $75 gift certificate


I am so grateful to be a part of this group of talented, extremely

hard-working women.

From the owner, Kimberly McIlrath, to the eight different dealers,

we all put our hearts and souls into it.

So, take a trip down and see what we have in store for you this holiday!

Speaking of holiday, 

I am full of gratitude that we will be spending it

with my mom and dad, sister and brother in law and little niece.

We will all share what we are grateful for, enjoy an 

amazing traditional Thanksgiving feast, 

and then awake the next day as a 


I will try to post pics of us all decked out in our gear

as we watch the Apple Cup from my sister's.

Are you a Dawg or Coug?

Looking forward to the entire week!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Pom Pom Wreath

The holiday season is just around the corner and it has been a 

week since I changed up my space at Faded Elegance.

I know it seems early, but for those of us in retail we hope 

to spark creativity and inspire with our seasonal displays.

Getting it up early allows more time to plan, 

offering up ideas for you to create beauty in your own home.

Speaking of creating...

This week I thought I would share a pom pom wreath I had fun making.

I saw it on Pinterest awhile back (gotta love Pinterest).

It was super easy to make and would be a fun snowy day project for kids.

I had my favorite movie on in the background and was sipping an 

eggnog latte (I love setting the scene for a cozy and productive afternoon).

It's pretty self explanatory via the pictures, but I did attempt

to write hints under each pic.

I started out with four packages of the fluffiest white yarn I could find,
a package of stick pins and a straw wreath.

First step, wrap yarn around wreath so that the majority of the straw
is covered. Leave plastic on the wreath so that the straw is
contained and won't make a mess. Secure the ends of the yarn with
stick pins.

Next, wrap the yarn about 38 times around your
four fingers or use a piece of cardboard so save
your hand from cramping. It doesn't have to be tight or 
"neat", just loosely wrapped.

 You will carefully slide off the wrapped yarn and place it
on top of a 5-inch piece of yarn that you previously cut.

Take the 5-inch piece of cut yarn and tie it tightly around the 
wrapped bundle of yarn. Tie it tight and secure it.

Slide scissors into the 'loops' and cut. This step creates the pom pom.
It will be messy and uneven, but don't panic. 

Repeat the previous step until all loops are cut. 

Clean up the pom pom by trimming the uneven pieces. Last step is
to use a stick pin to secure pom pom to wreath. Space evenly apart and
have fun! If you don't like the spacing, just remove stick pin and rearrange
pom pom. Keep making them until you have something that looks like the pic

I chose a neutral ribbon that I had on hand and secured 
it to the back of the wreath with stick pins. It makes it easy 
to hang and adds a simple accent. 

That's it!

I hope you find time to come visit Faded Elegance! 

The store is full of delightful ideas to help get you started

on your holiday decorating!