Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Desk Decor for Spring

Whether you have a small business and work from home or work at remote office, changing your office d├ęcor seasonally can make your space fun and more productive place to work. Adding bursts of bright color, energetic patterns, and springtime motifs to your desk area will help your transition into spring.  Much like last year's Spring Up You Desk blog, I wanted to created pieces that were simple, artistic and inexpensive.
blue picture frame with pink dots
picture with white dots and pink, black white stripes
Had an old frame I wanted to use, but I did not like the pattern.
Instead of purchasing a new frame, I spray painted one I already had.
1 can of krylon metallic gold spray paint and 1 gold picture frame
1 can of black krylon paint and 1 black picture frame
After 3 coats of metallic gold and black spray paint 
Upclose photo of faith picture frame
I was inspired by the Alice + Olivia mugs at Starbucks. As beautiful as they are, it is outside of what I am willing to spend on tumblers. So I came up something more practical.
The imperfections is what makes this perfect.
These items were from past creative hauls: Faith, wood banner, purple pick balls, chalk board frame are from Michaels. Sticky note pad from Target Dollar Spot. You can personalize the chalk board with your name or business name.  I used a red Sharpie paint pen to add a red edge.
Perhaps your prefer something a lot more simple. Make your desktop background a work of art. Dress up your technology with spring decor by downloading these beautiful Love Lessons wallpaper. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Ombre Painting for Your Home Gallery Wall

This time of year I love to brighten up my home for spring. From bold color palettes and home accessories to fresh flowers and green plants.
Originally I wanted to just have 3 different ombre colors for my small wall gallery, but then I began to paint silhouettes of butterflies, flowers and umbrellas. I am happy with how these 3 simple paintings turned out.
Red Ombre Black Butterfly Silhouette painting by Noami Foster upclose 1
Red Ombre Black Butterfly Silhouette painting by Noami Foster upclose 2
Yellow Ombre black silhouette umbrella painting by Noami Foster upclose 1
Yellow umbre black silhouette umbrella painting by Noami Foster upclose 2
green ombre black silhouette flower painting by Noami Foster upclose 1
green ombre black silhouette flower painting by Noami Foster upclose 2
Noami Foster's Spring 2015 Paintings of an umbrella, flower, butterfly

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March 2015 Ornament #3 Golden Life

Inspiration: Golden by Jill Scott
1. used light bulb
2. hot glue
3. hot glue gun
4. gold tiny beads
5. gold folk art paint
6. gold picks from Michaels
7. strand of white beads from Hobby Lobby
8. polyacrylic from Lowes
9. gold present ornament and red glitter ribbons from Hobby Lobby
10. gold glitter leaves from Michaels
folk art gold paint, strand of white beads, tiny gold beads, gold picks
back side of the golden ornament by Noami Foster upclose
Golden ornament front side by Noami Foster upclose
Golden Ornament final with other ornaments
See past ornaments from the 12 month ornament challenge.  
Shop this ornament and others at Just Noami Holiday Shoppe.
Thank you for stopping by,
~ Noami

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Ingredients For a Fulfilling Spring

rasberry Lemonade garnishes with a lemon slice and pink & white straw, green with white polka dots straw
Raspberry Lemonade from deliciously sprinkled.
Yesterday was the first day of Spring! Spring is my 2nd most favorite season–all the weather is beginning to warm up, grass is turning green and flowers are in bloom.

1 cup of Spring rain with sun

1 cup of vintage DIY

A splash of Razz

2 cups of Spring Tea

2 teaspoon of Spring favorites

1 dash of love notes

A tablespoon of fresh vegetables

A sprinkle of Love Lessons

1 large scoop of laughter

Tips, Tricks, & Variations: To make a large bowl add all ingredients together with a bit of Spring adventure.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Spring Is 10 Days Away

Spring Love promo with white flowers and rain
OH How I Love Spring Rain! I love the way a spring rain makes me feel. I just breathe deep and it fills all my senses. 

image: Petals in the sparkles found on Creative Market.