Those little scrunchy faced kiddos are my pride and joy! Ryley [on the left] is my little princess. She's two and half and her favorite words are 'No!' and 'Mine!' Avery [right] is such a boy. He's rough and tough and loves to push momma's buttons. [What man doesn't?!]
I could talk about those two all day long. But today Im here to share my first mantle-scape with y'all! We recently moved into our first home and I was really excited about the mantel. Emily and I have been bloggy friends for some time now and I love all her mantels.. and I was kinda jealous. In a good way though! I just wanted my own mantel to scape. [I even asked the hubby to build me a faux mantel in our tiny two bedroom townhouse.. it didn't happen.]
My first mantel is all things nautical. I am obsessed [putting it mildly] with anchors and all things beachy so it was a shoe-in for my mantel.
I have to confess that I was overwhelmed by the size of the mantel though. It has a top ledge and a bottom ledge and it's just huge. On top I painted bamboo plates and then attached sand dollars from our wedding to them. [See more of my wedding decorations here.] I also put a cluster of bubbles that we used as we were exited the church. Just because.
The clock was a wedding present from my in-laws best friends and I love it. Sand dollars are one of my favorite shell [yes I have favorites.. haha] and I am very lucky to have a whole collection of them. My grandma collected them when I was younger and my husbands great uncle had a bunch that were handed down to us. Ryley calls them 'white bananas'.
Thank you Emily for letting me share my mantel with you and your amazing readers today! As a thank you I'm giving away a little something. A grab bag worth $25 of Bath and Body works products!
** please note: this giveaway is open to US residents only. The grab bag pictured is not the exact items you'll be receiving, should you win this giveaway.
Thanks so much for being here, Kelley!! I'm so thrilled you shared your very first mantelscape with us! And, wow, thanks for such a FUN giveaway!
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