Shannon Berrey

It's November!

Monday, November 03, 2014



I hope your last weekend of October was well spent! We enjoyed great food, a hay ride, a haunted corn maze, a fundraiser, snow {?!}, pumpkin carving, leaf looking, a costume party and fun dancing! 
What.
 a weekend. 

But, I am sooooooo excited to welcome my very favorite month of all....











OnceWed













Let's start counting, friends!!!!




Party with your pants!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I love a good pair of blue jeans. I could happily wear them everyday. I know it's not appropriate for every occasion, but there is something so comforting about a perfectly worn in pair of denim. And you know who is super helpful in breaking in a perfectly good pair.....


These 2 littles. 

DON"T let these faces fool you. If I make the dreaded mistake of leaving my jeans on the bed or on the floor, well.....



Forget about it. Because nothing makes them happier than a good ole belt loop to chew the s**t out of. Every single pair has at least one belt loop severed.
Dang this makes me so mad. 

I love denim so much that I hardly ever throw out a pair. I cut them up and turn them into bags, pillows, clutches, you name it. But I have never thought to throw a party with them. 




But the talented ladies of Jessi Haack Design and JL Designs sure did! Check out this fantastic baby shower decorated with all shades and pieces of denim.














images 3-8 via Inspired By This



Taking in October

Friday, October 24, 2014

Our leaves have been at peak this week. Driving has become wonderful and dangerous all at once! I strain to absorb all of the shades of golds and reds and oranges that sweep over the distant mountain ranges while at the same time trying to keep the car on the road. It's not easy, ya'll!  With rain and winds, we only have a very few days where the trees are covered in their beautiful rich leaves, so I have been visiting favorite spots this week that offer incredible inspiration.


Whiteside Mountain, Cashiers


Whiteside Mountain, Cashiers


Bear Lake, Tuckaseegee


Bear Lake Reserve - Tucked off the road at the tip top of the mountain, a great little covered campfire spot 


Lonesome Valley, Cashiers


 Cherokee


The coolest floor made out of cut wood 4x4's.

and because it's Friday....


Oskar Blues Brewery, Brevard, NC

No, this isn't a backdrop for one of my mountain designed weddings
 {although.....}

I'm guessing the conversation was like---'we have all of these empty cans, and a ton of mardi gras beads...we love to recycle...let's make a prom arch over the stairs that leads from the Brewery up to the Tap Room!!!' boom. done. awesome.  

Oskar Blues Brewery is a huge Brewery in Brevard. They host tours, music events and craft some great beers. Check them out!

Have a great weekend!


Pledges painted pillows

Monday, October 20, 2014

Maris was home recently for her NC State Fall Break. Nothing is better than having multiple days of her back home where I get to bake for her, hug on her, practice new make-up tricks, and of course.....craft together. 



We were looking for inexpensive decor items that we could personalize for her new little sisters in her sorority. Believe it or not, my little town still has a Roses. If you are not familiar, it is sort of a glorified Dollar Store. If you can look beyond the horrible lighting, stuffed shelves and the original 1979 everything {as in, I'm pretty sure a renovation has never happened}, then you can find some seriously inexpensive gifts. 



I found these leather {ok, pleather...whatever} pillows here for 6$ -- Six Dollars!! They are the perfect canvas for acrylic paints. You can use paint pens or acrylic craft paint {I used acrylic mixed with textile medium} and it worked beautifully. I sketched the state of NC, filled it with red paint and added the Chi O.




Cute, right??



All sorority gals have drawers full of their sorority t-shirts. Too many. So we took some of her shirts, and we decided to cut out the front and back--the same size {any size you want}



Then we sewed up the edges {inside out} leaving a small opening, and stuffed them. To see another one of my t-shirt pillows, visit this post. 



sooooo easy.

We painted mirrors, jewelry boxes, frames, and canvases. It looked like Santa's workshop up in here and I'm still sweeping up the glitter...

She put together 4 baskets of goodies for each girl to receive {one a day}. And coerced some cute fraternity pledges to deliver the goods to her little sisters. 



The pledges had to use clues to try to figure out who their Big Sister was.

And at the end of the week, there was the big reveal....

...

And they were not happy at all. 



An here is Maris with her Big, her Grand Big and her littles. A very sweet family!




Shannon Berrey Bio
I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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