DECORATING WITH SIDEWALK FINDS!

Who doesn't love a freebie?!  The super frugal part of me loves salvaging, recycling, or restoring  items left on the sidewalk for dumpster doomsday.   I do have standards - "ix-nay" on cruddy couches, old mattresses, and the mounds of cheesy stuff.  Ew.  But, oh boy, my enthusiasm goes through the roof whenever I come across anything that has loads of potential and boasts good quality. Honestly, I can't believe some of the stuff folks toss to the curb!   Yes...I guess you can call me a "curbside shopper."  ...more

A Pretty Fab Birthday Cake!

I can't believe my daughter is 21 years old! It was fun planning for her small birthday celebration...couldn't wait to bake and decorate!  Here are the results...enjoy! \ To view more pics, visit www.faridesigns.blogspot.com. Happy Monday! Neida @ Fari Designs Blog...more
sandraleegarth thanks so much! You're right…it took me a few tries experimenting with making ...more

New Fari Jewelry

Spent the first day of the year making some jewelry...they already sold. :) ...more

Fall in Love with the Season!

 Spent some time on this wonderFALL day and did some simple decorating in my foyer. :)...more

Head Wraps - A Popular Look for the Fall Season!

Hurricane Irene didn't stop me from enjoying some photo time. I love how this pic of my daughter turned out, featuring a popular head wrap look, which seems to be a hit these days and into the Fall Season! Check out http://faridesigns.blogspot.com/.  {Hope everyone has resumed to normalcy after the storm.}...more

A Most Romantic Bed! (Part II of Home Made Pallet Furniture and More)

Visit my blog at faridesigns.blogspot.com to view photos of home made pallet furniture and the most romantic bed ever! All hand made by my son, USMC Corporal S. Jeremy Nieves. I love that he has carried on the familial creative knack!The pieces are pretty amazing and I do hope they inspire you to create!Feel free to leave a comment ;)....more
l want to jump in that bed!! Your blog rocks- you are an inspiration. more

An Outdoor Party on a Budget - Reveal!

June 18th has come and gone, and as promised, I have posted pics of my daughter's graduation/birthday celebration. The party was a success! (See my previous posts on Outdoor Party on a Budget on Blogher, and visit my blog for all the party pictures @ http://faridesigns.blogspot.com/.   Your comments are most welcomed! ...more

Custom Bridesmaids Jewelry

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An Outdoor Party on a Budget - Part III - More Decorating Ideas

When it comes to a party, for me - it's all about presentation, making guests feel welcomed, and good food!...more

An Outdoor Party on a Budget - Part II

As I continue planning my daughter's combo High School Graduation and 18th Birthday Party, I'm excited to come up with some more ideas.We all see those wooden pallets strewn about near dumpsters just about everywhere. Well did you know they can be used for so many things? Even furniture? Yes!  My son is actually working on making a bed using pallets...so it inspired me to attempt to make some additional seating for the upcoming party - using pallets!...more