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Mandy Leahy

Boho Christmas Decor

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Leahy’s. I just couldn’t wait any longer, I had to get my decor up. My family and I love Christmas so much and by having it up early, we get to enjoy it longer.

This year we’re in a new home, in a different state and have different furniture and vibe of the room. Do you remember it from last year? I can add a pic for of it down below.

I’ve been decorating a lot of boho and a little farm…. aka Farmhemien. I love the boho, minimalist vibes but had a lot of farmhouse decor from our California home. I kept some pieces, got rid of a lot of pieces, and have been having a blast hunting for a ton of boho style pieces.

Ok without further ado… here is our living room all ready for Christmas.

 

Crafty Glam Boho Christmas

We’re loving the neutral decor and how it flows with the rest of the house. Let me get closer up…

Boho Christmas Tree Decor

Here is a closer look at our Christmas Tree. It’s from Balsam Hill. We went with the 9ft Cathedral. I debated on which tree and which size to go with but I really wanted a narrow one so that we didn’t have to move the Egg Chair. We use the chair all the time and don’t have another space for it in this room. I think the tree with the chair ended up being a perfect fit.

Balsam Hill Winter Succulent Garland

While shopping for the tree online, I decided to browse the garland section. BOOM! This winter succulent garland jumped right out at me. I had to have it. It just gave me all the boho Arizonian vibes and I thought it would be perfect for the mantle.

Many have asked on FB and IG about the stockings… they are from Michaels and they are attached the mantle with small clear command hooks. They work perfect and not an eye sore.

Boho Macrame Ornaments

The ornaments are a mix of handmade, Rae Dunn and some that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. The gorgeous macrame ornaments were made by my talented mom. Didn’t she do amazing?! I showed her a few that I liked and next thing you know I had a boxed shipped to me with about 10 gorgeous handmade macrame ornaments from her. They’re all pretty drool worthy if you ask me.

The wood ornaments were ones that I made. I had a blast chalking those. The mini wood ornaments come in a pack of 12 and can be found here, and then I chalked on them using this warm wishes silk screen transfer from Chalk Couture found here and black Chalkology Paste found here.
I actually have a video of me making these if you’d like to check out the process:

Boho Chalked Ornaments

For these wood ornaments, I used my favorite Southwest Motif Transfer from Chalk Couture, found here. It’s my all time favorite to use. I even used it to chalk the Christmas Tree Wood Cut outs that are sitting on the table.

Here is a peek at those trees…

Boho Feather Ornaments

Gahh… look at those feathers. I love them. They even shimmer. Ohhh Hobby Lobby, you had some good stuff this year. Are you Hobby Lobby obsessed too?! I love long walks down the aisles of HL looking for things I could chalk on or decorate with.

Boho Christmas Mini Trees

Another questions asked a lot on my FB and IG was where is the chair from…. it’s actually from the Opalhouse Line at Target. I ordered it online. It was a total cinch to put together and we absolute love it. If I could just keep the little ones from hanging on it like monkeys, that would be awesome. 🙂

And all those cute boho mini trees are from Hobby Lobby also. Except the fuzzy one that lights up, it’s from Joanns.

Lexi the Frenchie

Meet Lexi. She’s our little frenchie girl. So sweet. She’s probably thinking… “mom, enough decorating and chalking all the things… play with me”. 🙂

Boho Galvanized Tree Collar

And here is a closer look at the Galvanized Tree Collar. I got it last year at Michaels and it just screamed Farm Decor, which I did a lot of last year. I didn’t want to have to buy another tree collar (although I would have loved a rattan one) so I decided to chalk it with the mudcloth transfer, found here. I was super happy with how it turned out.

And that’s a wrap. I didn’t go crazy decorating everywhere this year. Some decor in the hallway, our front porch and dining area (all pics are on FB & IG if you want to see those) but we wanted to keep it on the simple side to avoid clutter.

Ohhh and here is what our house looked like for Christmas in 2018. Different house, different style, different decor… still lots of chalk of course. 😉

Farmhouse Christmas

Thanks for visiting the blog! ~Mandy

Crafty Glam with Mandy Leahy

Introducing the New Chalk Couture Holiday Suite

Chalk Couture Holiday Suite

Oh my goodness you guys… I’m dying over all the cuteness in our New Chalk Couture Holiday Suite Release for 2019. Want to see it? Ready for a peek?!

Products will be available on my site on September 16th.



Ok ok I can’t wait any longer… Here you go… enjoy!!

Chalk Couture Holiday Suite 2019 Chalk Couture Holiday Suite Catalog 2019 Chalk Couture Holiday Suite Catalog 2019 Chalk Couture Designer Kit from Holiday Suite 2019 Catalog Chalk Couture Club Couture Program Chalk Couture Santa's Workshop
Chalk Couture Christmas Story Collection Chalk Couture Farmhouse Christmas Chalk Couture North Pole Chalk Couture Good Cheer Chalk Couture Countdown to Christmas Chalk Couture Christmas Ornaments
Chalk Couture Christmas Tags Chalk Couture Be Merry Porch Sign Chalk Couture Holiday Joy Chalk Couture Merry & Bright
Chalk Couture Silver White WinterChalk Couture Let it Snowman Chalk Couture Valentines Transfers Chalk Couture Holiday Chalk Boxes Chalk Couture Calm & Bright

Which ones are your favs?

To see the full catalog, CLICK HERE.
To SHOP for Chalk Couture Goodies, CLICK HERE.

Crafty Glam with Mandy Leahy


Club Couture Monthly Subscription

Have you heard about our Monthly Subscription program? It’s called Club Couture and it’s FABULOUS!! Having mail arrive to your mailbox each month, that’s not bills… is so FUN! You get an exclusive B-sized Chalk Couture reusable, silk screen Transfer, which is our 8.5″ x 11″ size transfer and 3 Paste Packets. With it, you can create the most adorable, high end, easy DIY home decor and so much more. You even have the option when you enroll to add on a kickstarter kit, as well as the current months kit. See details below…

 

Get enrolled in the club by clicking HERE!

Chalk Couture is expanding to CANADA!!!

Canada Chalk Couture

If you’re in Canada, do the happy dance cause Chalk Couture is expanding into Canada. I’m so so excited. Over the last year and a half many from Canada have reached out wanting to join my Glam Chalkers Team, only to find out we were US only…. but the WAIT IS FINALLY OVER!!! I can hardly contain my excitement.

Pre-registration will begin on January 12th at 9am. To get registered it will not cost anything. You’ll just fill it out your info, input a designer ID for who’s team you’d like to join (mine is 281). We will be officially launching in March or April and at that time you will then become an official Chalk Couture Independent Designer. For now you can work on getting teams going but selling within Canada will not happen until LAUNCH. This means you could join under my team (Designer ID 281), then get your own ID and begin sharing that with your friends in Canada that you know and would love to be apart of Chalk Couture during this EPIC GROUND FLOOR opportunity. Once launch happens, you’ll be ready to rock and roll!! You ready??

Getting in now is going to give you some huge opportunities. I’m happy to help you and provide you training and tools to help your business soar in Canada. Let’s do this…. TOGETHER!!!

Feel free to browse around my site to learn all about Chalk Couture and myself. Check out my social media accounts…. which is linked above.

Looking forward to growing and working with you in Canada.

Mandy Leahy
Master Couturier, Chalk Couture Designer #281

Thank Your Mail Carriers

It’s that time again…. time to thank your mail carriers. For the past few years, I’ve done this goodie basket full of snacks, granola bars, chocolates, candy and water bottles for them to pick what they’d like and enjoy while on their route. Mine is out on the porch and ready for the mail carriers.

I can tell you, they really do appreciate it and always make it a point to say thank you. During the holidays, they usually are working non stop and long hours to make sure we all are receiving out packages and I’ve had them tell me that sometimes these snacks are all they get to eat all day.

      

I’ve included the Thank You message below for those of you who would also like to thank your mail carrier.
You can click on the image, then right click to save. Or you can CLICK HERE to download the file from DropBox, if you have any issues loading the full size image below.  Just print, fold or cut and attach to your basket full of goodies.

Braver Stronger Smarter Decor

You are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem, SMARTER than you think, MORE LOVED than you know.

Isn’t this the perfect transfer to go on a canvas for my boys room? Oh I love it. What I love most is how easy this was to make using Chalk Couture. I was even able to customize it using the colors I needed to match their room. Check it out in the video to see it in action…

Supplies used can be found HERE:

Canvas
Braver Stronger Smarter Transfer
Small Squeegee
Chalkology Paste

Master Bedroom Chalkboard Decor

xI’ve been working on getting our Master Bedroom all finished up since our move. How adorable is the finishing touches of the chalkboards I just made using the Good Morning Gorgeous Transfer from Chalk Couture?! A little Chalkology Paste, Squeegee, Transfer on a chalkboard and viola!!

It’s seriously so fun and easy to do. Check it out in action below…

Supplies used from Chalk Couture:

Greyson Chalkboard 9×12
Good Morning Gorgeous
White Chalkology Paste
Small Squeegee

Chalk Couture Paste & Ink on Multiple Surfaces

I had so much fun adding this little rooster from the I Don’t Do Mornings Chalk Couture Transfer to a tea towel and serving tray. Check out how you can use Chalkology Paste and some Chalkology Ink to spruce up your decor and give it a new look.

Chalkology Ink is my go to for anything I’d be placing in the washing machine or dishwasher and I typically use Chalkology Paste for everything else. Here you’ll see how I used some Ink to add this rooster to the tea towel for my kitchen and how I used chalk paste to add it right onto a serving tray to give it a farmhouse feel.

 

OMG My Mother Was Right

My daughter, Londyn, is on summer break from school. She’s 5 and going into 1st grade. She woke up the first day off of school and asked if she can help me work. Ummmm yes! YES, you sure can! I totally hired a summer helper and will be paying her with LOL dolls. Meet my newest employee… LONDYN!

Check out her first project made this summer using the Mother Was Right Transfer from Chalk Couture with gray and aquamarine Chalkology Paste.

 

She did great, didn’t she?

Come In And Stay Awhile

I’m loving this Stay Awhile Transfer from Chalk Couture. It’s totally perfect for every entry way, isn’t it?! I put it onto a 24×36 Chalk Couture Panel and then popped it into a 24×36 frame that I had. Since the frame is porcelain magnetic, I used a heavy duty hook, placed it right onto the chalkboard and then topped it off with a cotton wreath. Pretty cute, right?