Thanksgiving Office Potluck

Hi all!

I wanted to share the details of the Thanksgiving Potluck for my husband’s office from last Friday. Celebrating potluck style is a simple way to make hosting less stressful by asking everyone to bring their favorite dish. Since the food was taken care of, I was able to focus my energy into making the space feel extra festive.

The details:

  • Half of the pumpkins & frames are from Hobby Lobby’s 80% off sale… they were mere dollars!
  • The other half of the decorations were gathered from home
  • Chairs are from IKEA
  • Friendsgiving Banner is from Target’s Dollar Spot
  • Leaves Tablecloth is from the clearance aisle at Michaels for approx. $2.50
  • Kraft-Like Tablecloth is from Target. The kiddos can actually color on this tablecloth to keep them entertained. Target also has matching placemats.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving with your family and friends!















A Crafty Soiree – How to Make a Burlap Petal Wreath

I know I know… I hesitated to post anything Christmas related since Thanksgiving hasn’t occurred yet! However, I co-hosted a wreath and tree making workshop, A Crafty Soiree, at my home this past weekend. I really wanted another burlap wreath, but didn’t want to use the same technique I used with the Fall Burlap Wreath I made for last month’s Wreath & Wine Night. I guess it is safe to say that I am burlap obsessed.

Fall Wreath


Today we are going learn how to make a Burlap Petal Wreath with the step by step guide below.


18 inch foam round wreath
1.5 yards of burlap fabric to make 90 5 x 5 inch squares
burlap ribbon (optional)
boutonniere pins
floral steams to decorate
wired ribbon
floral wire
cutting mat
rotary cutter or fabric scissors
wire cutter
glue gun (optional)

Start by wrapping the burlap ribbon around the foam. You could also cut long strips of the burlap fabric and use that to wrap.


Secure the ribbon ends with boutonniere pins.


To make the 5 x 5 burlap squares: grab the cutting mat, rotary scissors or fabric scissors and ruler (ruler not shown in pic.)


Once all 90 squares have been cut, then take one of the squares and fold it in half.


Fold the right corner down.


Fold the left corner down.


Secure petal to the foam with a boutonniere pin in the centermost section.


Repeat the steps by laying each petal just over the pin from the previous petal.


The first row is now complete.


Now it’s time to work on the outermost row. Secure a petal in between each centered petal.


Repeat until the outer row is complete.


Now repeat the steps for the innermost layer.


Here is the look when all 3 rows are complete.


Now gather the floral stems that are being used to decorate and secure the stems on to the wreath with floral wire.


Now I am going to show you the cheater’s way of making a bow!

For the bow, cut 8 stripes of the wired ribbon. Wired ribbons are easier to use to make bows because it is easier to manipulate.

Strip measurements: 1st – 7 inches, 2nd & 3rd – 10 inches, 4th – 15 inches, 5th to 8th – 20 inches.


Fold strip # 2 in half and diagonally cut the end.


A tail appears when the ribbon is opened. Repeat steps for strip # 3.


Take ribbons # 4 to 8 and fold the ends to the middle.


Stack ribbons # 4 to 8 on top of each other with the smallest on top.


Vertically wrap the 1st ribbon around the body of the bow.


Secure the tail to the back of the bow with a pin or hot glue. I used a pin so that I could easily adjust if needed.


Flip the bow back to the front and puff out the loops with your fingers. Secure the bow onto the wreath with a pin. You may use a hot glue gun instead of a boutonniere pin in any of these steps.


Finally here is the finish piece!




I hope you enjoy making this wreath!

Decorating for Autumn


It isn’t our family’s turn to host Thanksgiving dinner this year, but that didn’t stop me from decorating for the season. Yes, seasonal decorating is most certainly a thing!

They have a saying in Texas, “Happy Fall Ya’ll!” I love hearing this phrase. It just oozes a sense of warmth, togetherness and southern charm!

Would you believe me if I told you I bought the fabric pumpkins at HEB last year post-Thanksgiving for about 35 cents a piece! If you are not from Texas, HEB is a grocery chain that stands for Here Everything’s Better. Everything is seriously better in Texas… well except for the two seasons we experience year round: hot and luke warm.

I purchased the Thankful Banner a few years ago on Etsy. But two weeks ago, I made a very similar banner for a few special friends to show just how thankful I am of them!

The vintage chalkboard tray is from Hobby Lobby for $20.99 with their 40% off coupon. Yes, I need to work on my chalkboard writing…. I am actually quite embarrassed by it. Do you know of any classes in the Houston area?

The garland is not actually a garland at all. It’s several floral stems (maybe 10 or so) another post-Thanksgiving treasure from a few years that were mere pennies at Hobby Lobby. I didn’t connect them, but just have each stem strategically placed on the mantle.







Aren’t this pillows gorgeous? They were on sale at Target for $13.99 a few weeks ago! Get them while they last!


Come join us to EAT here! No we actually don’t sit or eat here. Maybe 10 times are so, mostly in the last year… the visits to this table are rising! I have a confession to make: I actually like not using this room very often, because it makes me remember each occasion where we sat & celebrated here….and makes the setting even more special.

Never mind the builder’s inventory chandelier! I found a few light fixtures and I can not wait to show you! .


I have always been very hesitant about buying seasonal centerpieces because they are just so darn expensive. For this fall centerpiece, the crate is from the Home Goods clearance aisle and the back of the crate actually says “Life’s a Beach”! (I will eventually sand off the wording someday.) The piece is from their summer collection and deeply discounted. See you do not have to buy individualized seasonal items to make it work. The floral arrangement are stems collected throughout the years. Do you see the burlap leaves on the 35 cent HEB pumpkins? The burlap wreaths are from Hobby Lobby, I believe a pack of 10 was a couple of dollars. The vases of flowers are usually white year round, but I added beige hydrangeas to the bouquet to make it look more “Fall.”


The 4 framed items hanging on the walls are musical notes! It makes it feel so dreamy and whimsical in here.

I purchased the “Texas is Home” sign from the neighborhood resale page for a steal!



Welcome to our entry hallway table! Isn’t it cozy! I think it’s time to put up an actual photo of our 2nd child. Do you see her first ever photo… the sonogram from my pregnancy ultrasound. She knows I’m in love with her though. I actually raised up the position of the hallway mirror, but still haven’t had a chance to take another photo. Re-doing something just doesn’t seem fun! Does anyone else tend to feel this way?



I am so proud of these wreaths I made a few weeks ago where I co-hosted Wreath & WINE Night for the ladies in my neighborhood. In true Sarom fashion, I made one of the wreaths prior to the event so that I could socialize and of course enjoy a few cocktails during the workshop.

I need to water my plants!

Thanks for visiting ya’ll!