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Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Slime

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween Slime

With Halloween around the corner, I wanted to share a recipe for the coolest glow-in-the-dark slime. Instead of adding glow-in-the-dark paint to the basic recipe, I wanted to add glow in the dark objects to clear slime to see what would happen. I found candy skulls...

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DIY Paper Weight

DIY Paper Weight

DIY Paper Weight I'm super excited to show you my latest project! This DIY paper weight was so easy to make and I could not be any happier with the results. I was in a local Connecticut store and saw some adorable paper weights (the colorful geometric pattern caught...

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DIY Lavender Linen Spray

DIY Lavender Linen Spray

DIY Lavender Linen Spray | Lavender Linen Spray | Ready for a super easy DIY project that will leave your home smelling incredible? Today I am sharing how to make a simple lavender room spray that will linger for days and bring a sense of calm into your home. I...

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DIY Hoop Wreaths

DIY Hoop Wreaths

DIY Hoop Wreaths Every day, I try to find a little spark of joy. It has been very hard to do as the weeks have unfolded into months of this global pandemic. The front page of the Sunday New York Times was sobering to say the least. I will lose it if I don't find...

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Easy Halloween Party Favors

Easy Halloween Party Favors

Easy Halloween Party Favors Making these easy pumpkin Halloween Party Favors is such a cute giveaway! Even if you are not hosting a party, you can bring these as a hostess gift or to hand out to students as a party favor during a school class party. These cute little...

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Gold Speckled Easter Eggs

Gold Speckled Easter Eggs

Gold Speckled Easter Eggs Gold Speckled Easter Eggs Hi guys! This is a throw back Thursday post. I decided to dig this up from a couple years ago and publish again because this DIY craft is timeless! This weekend, Catherine and I had a blast decorating Easter Eggs. I...

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Snow Day Ideas for Kids

Snow Day Ideas for Kids

Snow Day Ideas for Kids | loved this creation using "snow paint" | Got snow? If you live in the Northeast, you just got a lot of it. Both my children are home from school and I want to keep them entertained with a good balance of indoor and outdoor activities. The...

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Valentine’s Day Craft Love Bugs

Valentine’s Day Craft Love Bugs

Love Bug Valentine's Day Craft for kids! Valentines’s Day is fast approaching! I am reposting a cute craft project that I did with my daughter, Catherine, a few years ago. Wishing you and YOUR love bugs a sweet day.   Catherine and I made these adorable love...

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How to make an ornament wreath

How to make an ornament wreath

How to make an ornament wreath, Connecticut in Style Fire up those glue guns, it is wreath season! I will be hosting several wreath making events over the next few weeks and I want to share one of my favorite DIY wreaths. It is very glamorous and I think it must be...

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DIY Thanksgiving Table That Glitters

DIY Thanksgiving Table That Glitters

Hi friends! Thanksgiving is only one week away, are you ready? Thanksgiving is definitely earlier this year and if you are feeling the crunch, I want to share my tips on creating a gorgeous and festive Thanksgiving Table with a few things from the store and from...

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DIY Pumpkin Flower Vase

DIY Pumpkin Flower Vase

DIY Pumpkin Flower Vase Happy first day of October! I have been holding off posting anything fall-themed because I am practicing (and I do believe it takes self discipline) the joy of living in the moment. Like most of you, I am a planner. This is a very necessary...

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How to Make Tassel Earrings

How to Make Tassel Earrings

I've been lusting after tassel earrings for a while now. It seems like wherever I turn, there they are. I took that as a major hint that I need a pair (or two) in my life. I've seen them in a lot of different stores and the prices range from $25.00 and up. As much as...

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July 4th Mason Jars

July 4th Mason Jars

Hi everyone! The next big holiday is right around the corner. I'm re-posting the step-by-step instructions for these festive and patriotic July 4th Mason Jars that I made a couple years ago. They were such a hit that I decided they need to be on repeat every July 4th....

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DIY Cropped and Fringe Jeans

DIY Cropped and Fringe Jeans

If you have been following the cropped jeans trend, I blogged about it HERE, there's no reason to buy a pair. You can simply raid your closet and choose a pair of jeans that you want to convert to cropped jeans. Today, I will show you how I took a regular pair of Gap...

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DIY Pom Pom Clutch

DIY Pom Pom Clutch

Hi friends! Despite Monday's snow, I've got my sights on springtime. Like I imagine you must be feeling, I'm tired of my neutral wardrobe so typical of winter months. I've been living in sweaters, scarfs, leggings, and boots. It seems like everything is either cream,...

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NEW DESIGN TRENDS I AM LOVING: MACRAMÉ

NEW DESIGN TRENDS I AM LOVING: MACRAMÉ

Ways to incorporate Macramé in your home! Hi friends! I'm sure that you have been spotting all the woven wall hangings (aka, macramé) in all the stores. Even though macramé is not "new" it is definitely a recent trend. One of the greatest aspects of this emerging...

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Valentine’s Day Fire Starters

Valentine’s Day Fire Starters

It's mid-February and there's no end in sight to the cold weather. On the bright side, our fireplace is getting a lot of use. Even when the heat is on in the house, there's nothing like a roaring fire to chase the chill away. Just watching a fire makes me warm. Don't...

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How to Make a Floral Arrangement in a Footed Vase

How to Make a Floral Arrangement in a Footed Vase

I thought it would be fun to kick off the week with some flower power! If you follow my blog, you may remember that I recently took an intensive, week-long floral design workshop. We spent four days learning about the fundamentals of floral design; one of the many...

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Easy Christmas Centerpiece with Store Bought Flowers

Easy Christmas Centerpiece with Store Bought Flowers

Hello friends! Since launching my blog almost three years ago, I've gotten a lot of feedback from friends about how hands on I am with the DIY and craft related posts. I also hear these same friends lamenting that they're not the "creative type" and could never do...

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How to Make a Floral Ice Bucket

How to Make a Floral Ice Bucket

Wow. We had record setting cold in New England this weekend. It was downright F.R.I.G.I.D. I don't know about other states, but Connecticut never ceases to amaze - and amuse me. It goes from the 60's to the 20's in a flash. Thankfully, I got our winter gear from the...

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Real Apple Tea Light Votives

Real Apple Tea Light Votives

Welcome November! After an elaborate Halloween, that I totally loved by the way - it's nice to take a breath. Between all the decorations, costumes, parties, flashing lights, spooky music and candy - it can be a little overwhelming. After Halloween, I like to...

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Mother Daughter Halloween Costumes

Mother Daughter Halloween Costumes

Happy Halloween guys! I've been waiting for this day all year. Today, I'm sharing our mother daughter Halloween costumes and a quick feather headband DIY. This year's Halloween costume choice came out of the blue. When I asked Catherine what she wanted to be for...

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Favorite IKEA Hack

Favorite IKEA Hack

Favorite IKEA Hack I came across this gorgeous shelving unit while browsing on-line and could not believe that it was an IKEA hack. Style me Pretty gets credit for this great DIY! I'm in love with the gold and faux marble shelves that transformed this simple IKEA...

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Good practices for organizing your craft space

Good practices for organizing your craft space

Hi everyone! It's always exciting to welcome a guest blogger to Connecticut in Style. Today, home cleaning and organizing expert, Nicole Gardiner shares her tips for organizing a craft space. Nicole is with Dream Cleaners Kensington (yes, she's a modern-day Mary...

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Ombré Hydrangea Flowers

Ombré Hydrangea Flowers

Now that peony season is over, Mother Nature rewards us with an equally gorgeous flower. Hydrangea. I absolutely love this quintessential summer flower. They come in so many pretty colors from white to green to pink to blue and purple. With such a wide color spectrum,...

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How to Make a Blinged Out Straw Handbag

How to Make a Blinged Out Straw Handbag

I've been seeing these really cute blinged out straw handbags. Everywhere. Some of them have tassels or pom poms, which I absolutely love. Pom poms are so whimsical, practically anything they are used on make it instantly happy and carefree. The only drawback to these...

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How to make a Silk Tassel Pendant

How to make a Silk Tassel Pendant

How to make a Silk Tassel Pendant Over a year ago, I blogged about how to make a tassel necklace. To see the post, click here. A reader recently asked me where she could find the instructions to make the actual silk tassel pendant and I realized that I had neglected...

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5 Halloween Treats!

5 Halloween Treats!

5 Halloween Treats! | Candy Corn Cake | I can't believe that it's been almost a year since I blogged about Halloween Treats, where has the time gone? Many of you know that my love for Halloween knows no bounds and this year I am working on a brand new roundup of...

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Fabulous Finds

Fabulous Finds

Fabulous Finds   Fabulous Finds Today, I am going to show you how a can of spray paint can transform two ordinary pieces of furniture into something chic! My idea was to update an entryway by creating a small little vignette with a mirror and table to...

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Elevated Black Bead Bracelet

Elevated Black Bead Bracelet

Elevated Black Bead Bracelet Elevated Black Bead Bracelet Last week, I hosted a cocktail party that included a fun and creative craft where my guests made some cute bead bracelets. It was such a hit that I wanted to share this DIY jewelry project! This Elevated Black...

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Gallery Wall Tips

Gallery Wall Tips

Gallery Wall Tips Not sure how to get started with hanging your favorite paintings, pictures, and wall décor? All you need to do is become fearless with push pins. Here's why: There was a time when I would ask my husband to hold a picture against a wall so I could see...

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The art of flower arranging

The art of flower arranging

What could be better than spending the afternoon with friends? Imagine sipping on cocktails, enjoying a delicious lunch and then having some fun with a hands-on class where you learn the art of flower arranging and you get to take your beautiful floral creation home!...

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Floral Crown Crush

Floral Crown Crush

Floral Crown Crush on Connecticut in Style I'm totally crushing on floral crowns. It's probably spring fever. Fresh flower crowns have been growing in popularity, and they're not just for weddings and music festivals. I'd totally wear one to a summer party or plan a...

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Academy Awards Party Ideas – Act III

Academy Awards Party Ideas – Act III

Welcome to day three of tips on how to host a fabulous Academy Awards Viewing Party! The Oscars are all about celebrating the best of film, whether it is the actors, the music, the directors, the screenplay writers or the cinematography - this is an evening of...

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Tea Rose Floral Arrangement

Tea Rose Floral Arrangement

Hello February! I can't think of a better way to usher February in than with friends and flowers. I got home yesterday after spending the weekend in Massachusetts with two of my best friends, Sonal and Alexi. We were there celebrating my birthday and getting in some...

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How to make ice globes

How to make ice globes

One of my dear friends, Cara, turned me on to ice globes. The ones she makes are enormous (bigger than a grapefruit) and can last a long time when the weather remains below freezing. She uses heavy duty balloons to make sure that they don't break and they yield a nice...

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The secrets to creating a gallery wall

The secrets to creating a gallery wall

Connecticut in Style, a Connecticut-based lifestyle blog by Sarah O'Brien. When I see a gorgeous gallery wall in an interior design magazine or in catalogs, I practically drool over them. To me, a thoughtfully installed gallery wall is a thing of beauty and can be a...

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How to make Glitter Champagne Flutes

How to make Glitter Champagne Flutes

These gorgeous glitter champagne flutes add instant glam to your New Year's Eve Party! Here is a quick and super easy do-it-yourself project to make your New Year's Eve celebration more festive. Using plastic or glass champagne flutes, simply spray them with spray...

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How to make a Christmas terrarium

How to make a Christmas terrarium

When I was growing up, Christmas decorations were exclusively limited to the living room - aka, the Christmas Tree. We really didn't decorate anywhere else, except to perhaps string a set of lights around a tree outside. We took a practical approach and focused all...

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How to make a natural wreath

How to make a natural wreath

{here is a photo of our front door with the natural wreath I made - it is simply adorned with one gold star} Earlier this week, I posted on how to make a glamorous ornament wreath, click here to see how to make it. The ornament wreath is in our living room and my...

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Holiday Wreath Ideas

Holiday Wreath Ideas

Tonight, I am hosting a wreath making party to benefit the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County and I can hardly wait! Ten women will come to my home with fresh wreaths tucked under their arms and buzzing with holiday happiness. I've been hosting these parties...

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DIY Ombre Leaf Vase

DIY Ombre Leaf Vase

One of the things that New England is known for is its outstanding fall foliage. By now, most of the leaves from the trees around our property have fallen and I have to say that I like how our yard looks with the blanket of warm colors. Soon enough, someone will come...

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Halloween Drinks for Kids

Halloween Drinks for Kids

Happy Monday and yay! Why am I so excited? Because it is Halloween week and I've got so many fun posts planned! I can't wait to share each and every one. A couple weeks ago, I started curating some cute ideas for Halloween and when I saw this Mummy Juice Box, I had to...

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Spooky Halloween Treat Box

Spooky Halloween Treat Box

I wouldn't call myself fascinated with Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) but I'm certainly intrigued. When I came across these Mexican sugar skull inspired treat boxes in a Michaels craft store, I had to have them. I never thought that I would say that a skull is...

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