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Silkmama Candy Cane Centerpiece in Wayfair Blog

My Candy Cane Candle Centerpiece was featured in a Wayfair holiday blog.  Very exciting!  It was last year's stock and this year's is slightly different but mostly the same.  It's available here on Silkmama.com.  View Wayfair's blog here to see it on the…

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Added by SILK MAMA on November 14, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

What is Silkmama Doing Now?

Making Jewelry!  As if I didn't have enough to do.  I've always seen the strands of beads at the craft stores but just kept walking by.  One day, I just thought, how hard can it be.  So, I bought one of their "Class in a Box".  I did all of the projects and got an idea on how to do it and some basic techniques.  I was just wanting to make my own jewelry.  So, I bought another book, some supplies and made myself a couple of necklaces.  The red bead necklace is one I made for myself.  A…

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Added by SILK MAMA on February 9, 2014 at 6:32pm — No Comments

DIY Sisal Rope Table Project

I had a Mosaic tile bistro table where the tiles around the edges were constantly falling off.  I was going to just throw it away when I was thinking how I could save it and either restore it or transform it.  I don't remember now how I came up with the idea of a rope table.  Maybe I saw one in magazine or one of the many emails I get.  At any rate, I searched the internet to find out how to make one.  I used the instructions from this site: …

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Added by SILK MAMA on August 18, 2013 at 12:47pm — No Comments

DIY Project using old scented Sachets

Recycle those old scented sachets once they lose their scent.   I use them in picture frames to create a beautiful room wall accent.  Greeting cards work well too, I've done this with Christmas cards that I just hate to throw away.  They look great on the wall at Christmas time or on an accent table.

It can be done relatively inexpensively too.  In this example, I purchased a double 5x7 frame with the Mat from Walmart for about $10.  Then I emptied the stale sachets (or you can empty…

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Added by SILK MAMA on June 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Outdoor Living Room Arrangement

I'm slowly working on creating an outdoor living room.  Right now we still have our old 10x10 Gazebo, but I'll be replacing it with a 12x12.  I wanted an arrangement to place on the coffee table that would match the colors in the Cushions.  I chose these Buttery Yellow/Cream Hydrangeas with Copper highlights, some Gold/Bronze Peonies and a Copper toned metal planter.  I weighted it down with decor stones so it won't blow over.  I thought it turned out rather nicely.  I should make one to…

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Added by SILK MAMA on June 8, 2013 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Spring Cleaning - 10% Everything

Well, I just spent about 3 weekends and one whole week going through the purge, keep, donate process.  I'm sure the trash collectors thought we were moving!  It always feels good when the rooms/house is clean of clutter and you've replaced it with something new.  The boys are loving their rooms now and so are we!  The oldest now refers to his room as his "Man Cave".  LOL. I promised them I wouldn't work on Silkmama and help them with their rooms!  I told them nothing new comes in unless…

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Added by SILK MAMA on April 9, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Pumpkin Gathering at Pigeon Roost Farm in Hebron Ohio

The boys and I went to get our pumpkins at the Pigeon Roost Farm just outside of Kirkersville Ohio on State Route 40.  It's a great place to take the family, especially the kids.  There are many activities for the kids, and a variety of items for the home.  We picked up some Pumpkin Butter along with a ton of pumpkins.  If you live in the Columbus area, check them out. 

Pigeon Roost Farm - Hebron Ohio…

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Added by SILK MAMA on October 6, 2012 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Fall Decorating

I've been busy decorating the house (inside and out) for fall.  What fun!  I browse sites like Martha Stewart, Better Homes and Garden and Pinterest.  I get great ideas that I want to try.  Some are my own ideas like the picture below.  This is a mix of Silks and real gourds.  The gourds are attached using wooden skewers inserted into the gourds then into the floral foam.  This should last into Thanksgiving.  I can't wait to get my pumpkins.  I'm going to try making toad stools (Martha…

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Added by SILK MAMA on October 4, 2012 at 4:51pm — No Comments

Gift Sets for Father's Day (June 17)

Introducing Gift Sets for Men.  For Father's Day, Birthday or any occasion, these Frame and Mug sets are perfect for men.  Items are a burton+Burton product sold by Silkmama.com.  They will be on sale now for Father's Day, sale price is listed in Amazon.  Limited quantities available.

These items can be found in the Father's Day Album.  Check them out and remember as a Silkmama.com member your…

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Added by SILK MAMA on May 19, 2012 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Cupcake Arrangements Coming Soon

I found a company which makes a Cupcake Vase.  I've been searching for one of these for a while and finally found the perfect vase.  The colors that will be available are Pink, Yellow, Blue, Violet, White and Chocolate.

I've placed the order and they should arrive next week sometime.  Please see some of their designs which I plan to duplicate and of course I'll have some of my own.  These are perfect for any occasion and make a great Centerpiece for Spring/Easter to Birthday,…

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Added by SILK MAMA on March 8, 2012 at 10:48am — No Comments

Bi-Annual Hair Donation

About every 2 years I donate my hair to Wigs for Kids.  An organization that makes wigs for kids who have lost their hair to Cancer treatments, burn victim or disease.  An organization I support.  It's an Ohio based organization very similar to Locks of Love out of Florida.  Both very worthy organizations.

This is around my 5th donation now and it takes me about 2 years to grow it to a length I can give them the 12 inches they require and still have shoulder length hair after…

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Added by SILK MAMA on December 29, 2011 at 11:03am — 1 Comment

December Birth Month Flower - Narcissus

Another month and another Birth Month Flower.  December's Birth Month Flower is the Paper White Narcissus and the Birthstone is Turquoise, Blue Topaz, Tanzanite or Zircon. Narcissus means respect, modesty and faithfulness.  It's on sale this month for $31.49 and can be found in the Birthday Album.  Free Shipping on this item until December 24th.  Make it a nice Birthday/Christmas present, or a nice Holiday Decor…

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Added by SILK MAMA on December 4, 2011 at 9:01am — No Comments

November Birth Month Flower - Chrysanthemum

November's Birth Month Flower is the  Chrysanthemum, which means Love and Cheerfulness, and the Birthstone is Topaz.

There are 3 versions this month and as always I can customize if you need something special or unique.  The Birth month arrangements can be found in the Birthday…

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Added by SILK MAMA on October 30, 2011 at 6:44pm — No Comments

October Birth Month Flower - Marigolds

October is a great month to take a drive and see all the gorgeous colors of fall.  I love the change of the seasons and can't wait for the first snow fall!!

 

October's Birth Month flower is the Marigold and the Birthstone is the Pearl.  Marigold means sorrow or sympathy and is on sale the month of October for $29.99.  It can be found in the Birthday Album.  This makes a nice arrangement for the home…

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Added by SILK MAMA on October 2, 2011 at 12:52pm — No Comments

September Birth Month Flower - Morning Glory

September already.  Means back to school, days are getting shorter and cooler signifying Fall is on it's way.  It was such a hot summer, I welcome it!!!

I've been very busy getting the kids ready for school, seems like just when you think you have a handle on it..something new this year that they just have to have!  That's why I'm late getting this blog post out.

 

Anyway, this month's Birth Month is the Morning Glory and the Birthstone is the Sapphire.  Morning Glory…

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Added by SILK MAMA on September 7, 2011 at 7:37pm — No Comments

August Birth Month Flower - Gladiola

It's August and some of you are probably thinking about going back to school.  I know I'll be out shopping soon for clothes and supplies.  It's also time to share August's birth month flower, the Gladiola. The Flower is the Gladiola and the Birthstone is the Peridot. Gladiola means sincerity and symbolizes strength of character. This month's arrangement comes in White/Cream Gladiolas or Yellow or Red set in acrylic water with Peridot colored vase gems and a faux Peridot gem sticker.  It's on…

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Added by SILK MAMA on July 31, 2011 at 6:33pm — No Comments

July Birth Month Flower - Delphiniums

A new month is beginning and that means a new Birth Month Flower.  July's Birth Month flower is the Larkspar or aka Delphinium and the Birthstone is the Ruby.  Larkspar/Delphinium symbolizes an open heart and ardent attachment This month's arrangement comes in either light blue or purple with either blue forget-me-nots and ivy or heather and ivy set in a stone urn.  It's on sale the month of July for $26.24 It's located in the…

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Added by SILK MAMA on June 30, 2011 at 2:36pm — No Comments

June Sale - $10 off when you spend $25 or more!

It's Summer, let's celebrate!
Silkmama.com is offering, thru the month of June, $10 off with a $25.00 or more purchase. This includes all items in the catalog except the items in the Mother's Day catalog which are already marked 50% off.
Use promo code: JUNESPCL at Amazon checkout.
Need a wreath or summer arrangement...check out all the albums there are many new items.

Have a great day.

Best Regards,

Karen 'Silkmama' Reynolds

Added by SILK MAMA on June 4, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

June's Birth Month Flower - Rose

It's June and the year is half over, hard to believe.

This month's flower is the Rose which means passionate love and beauty and the birthstone is the pearl.  This arrangement contains Ivory Roses set in a Rose bowl filled with faux pearls and accented with a pearl pin.  As always it can be customized with a rose color of your choice (if available),  just send me an email to discuss.

Even if it's not your Birthday or someone else's this makes a nice arrangement for your home…

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Added by SILK MAMA on May 31, 2011 at 9:32pm — No Comments

May's Birth Month Flower - Lily of the Valley

May's Birth Month Flower is Lily of the Valley and the Birthstone is the Emerald.  Kate Middleton's bouquet was filled with Lily of the Valley.  Lily of the Valley means Sweetness and Humility.  This arrangement contains bunches of Lily of the Valley in a glass vase filled with Emerald glass marbles set in acrylic water.  Makes a beautiful and unique Birthday gift or a lovely arrangement for your home.  On sale this month for $22.49…

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Added by SILK MAMA on April 29, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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