Welcome To On The Avenue Home Decor & Gifts. Years ago my husband and I bought our first home. It was a very old home and needed a lot of tender love and care. I had the vision of what I wanted and my husband was able to help me bring it to life. As we began building and creating items for our home, we had another idea..... What if we started our own business and offered our creations to others who share the same love and passion for decorating as we do. Here we are, 15 years later, sharing our creations and designs with friends everywhere.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to ~Make Your House A Home~..... Our Saturday post where we share different ideas that make our house a home. Oh My Goodness, can you believe this heat???  Over 100 degrees and we are still in June.  YIKES!!!  I guess this is where we sit back, relax, sip an Ice Cold Lemonade and wait for Fall.... (Which is absolutely one of my favorite times of the year - WooHoo)

As most of you know we just moved into a new home.  It is actually a couple of years old, but is new to us and it is beautiful. Some dear friends of ours actually built this home a couple of years ago and did the most amazing job.  The longer we are here, the more we appreciate their attention to detail and how much love they put into their work.  We feel so blessed to have such an amazing HOME to raise our children in and to grow old together (even though that is many years down the road - LOL)

Decorating to me is a process.  When we first moved here, I quickly started adding all of my decor to the different areas of this house.  I have found myself moving things around until I get that "Just Right" feeling.  You all know that feeling...... when you look at something you have decorated and it just feels right!!!  I have been able to buy a few things here and there, but for the most part I have used everything I had in our old home.  Some of the decor may look a little familiar, but the home is totally different.  

Here are some fun pictures........
 I thought we could start with the Kitchen.  You may notice I didn't include any pictures of the kitchen sink..... That would be because it is full of dirty dishes and who wants to see our dirty dishes????  I don't!!
This is the first room we moved into.
My sweet niece Kasey helped me put all the kitchen trinkets away and it was the funnest afternoon visiting with her.  It is truly one of the first great memories I will always have of moving into this new home.  Thanks Miss Kasey!

We kept the same Kitchen Table that Eric built me (Which I Absolutely LOVE)  We only had three chairs (remember the ones I re-furbished?)  I decided to look around for some new chairs and Tadaaa!
I found these chairs at ShopKO.  Regular Price was $110.00, but I got them on clearance for $27.00.  Sweet Huh???
I added the small twig wreaths with burlap onto the back of each chair like I did in our other home.  LOVE This!!
I actually bought six chairs to go around my table and four more for the bar.  (Yes, I said Bar).  The bar is one of my favorite things in this house.  I grew up in a very small home and we have seven kids which made the home seem smaller at times......just ask my mom.  I have very fond memories of us kids sitting at the bar talking with my mom while she was making dinner or baking bread.  I remember her teaching me how to knead bread dough. I actually impressed Eric quite nicely the first time he saw me kneading bread dough like my mom did.  I have found myself already making many of those memories with my kiddos in the short time we have been here.  Today was our first cupcake baking/decorating event.  Chloee and I had a blast! 
I am so grateful for a wonderful Kitchen!
 We have lots of cabinets which has been really fun.  I actually have a couple drawers that are empty!!!!  
 I just had to bring my roosters along. 
I just Love them!!!
See this beautiful door?  There is actually a pantry behind it!!!  That is actually what allowed me to have a few extra empty drawers.  I hung a sunburst wreath with burlap on the front of the door and Tadaa!  Another fun project!
There are several spaces above the cabinets which I quickly filled up with all sorts of goodies.  Roosters, twig vines, twig balls, canisters, old milk jars, baskets, cookie jars and so much more.  
 These are the old milk jars my friend Amy sold on our blog - Super Cute Huh?

I have oodles of counter space, so why not put as many decorations on them as I can?  (As long as I leave plenty of space for baking during the holiday season)




One more fun thing I put in my Kitchen is this Bookcase!  This bookcase was built for my boys room, spent some time in Chloee's last bedroom and is now standing proudly in the corner of our kitchen.  I purchased the three baskets at Joann Fabric (for 60% Off - which makes me love them even more)  and added a few more roosters, berries, moss and twig balls.  The dark brown on the baskets matches the chairs around our table.  Perfect Match!!!


Well, that is going to be all for today!!  Dinner really needs to be made and laundry really needs to be folded.
I am so grateful for the home we have now and for the one we spent the last sixteen years in.  We have been sheltered from the winter cold, the summer heat, the crazy world and have been so blessed as a family.  We are so grateful for our dear friends who built this beautiful home we now call ours.  They are so dear to us and we are so grateful  for all of their sacrifice and hard work which our family is enjoying now.  Our Home truly is more than a house.  It is a place where love is shared, chores are done (with a little encouragement),  teaching and learning takes place and mealtimes are precious..... but most of all.... a place where our family can create memories that will last forever.  We so very grateful for our blessings!!

May each of you find joy in your homes.  Whether they be old or new, small or large, remember......it really is the feeling inside a house that makes it a home....
(Well and a cute rooster or two)

~Mandy~

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Holy Cow!!!
It is really Thursday Night?  Where has this week gone?  We have been working like crazy, trying to catch up and time has really flown.  We finished up all of the Summer & 4th of July orders this week and have contacted everyone who placed an order.  Whew - That was a lot of work in just a few days, but it feels so good having it all done! 
We are loving our new home.  I find myself adding a little decor here and there each day and it is feeling more like "OUR" home each day.  I will post some fun pictures on our Saturday's post ~Make Your House A Home~ and share some of the fun things we have already done.  Of course the job will never be done, but it is the actual decorating that I love, so bring it on!!

As I mentioned Monday, we are now introducing our Fall/Autumn Items for you to order.  We want to make sure we get all of your orders completed for the holiday season.  This may seem early, but I always start my fall decorating in August.  For some reason that is when my hearts shifts from the busy summer months to the fresh crisp fall season.  I must admit, having a business all of these years has really trained my mind to think ahead, so I am always a few months ahead when it comes to Holiday Decor.  But that is my job, to make sure all of your orders are ready for you to put in your homes when the season is right for you!

Today's SALE ITEM is super duper cute!~  I absolutely love this Item!!
This is our Square Wreath Sunflower Door Hanger
This wreath is approximately 
16" x 16" over all dimension.  We have added a fabric handle for hanging.  I had this wreath hanging on my old rustic door that was on my front porch at our old house.  We have added moss, fall berries and a fun Welcome sign.

Finished 
Square Wreath Sunflower Door Hanger
On Sale For ~ $26.00


Unfinished 
Square Wreath Sunflower
Door Hanger Kit
On Sale For ~ $22.00
To place an order for this 
Square Wreath Sunflower Door Hanger,
please email us at ontheavenuelogan@gmail.com or use the BUY NOW options above.  We encourage you to use the Buy Now Option which allows you to order and pay for this item using your Paypal Account or a Credit/debit Card.  We will contact you when your order(s) is ready for pick up or shipment.  Shipping will be calculated on an individual basis and billed through Paypal. 

Have A Wonderful Evening~
~Mandy~ 


Monday, June 24, 2013

Well Hello Everyone!!!  
~happy Monday morning to you all~
It has been way too long and we are super thrilled to be back and blogging again.  As we mentioned on our last post.... Summer orders are almost ready and our 4th of July orders will be done by July 1st.  We will contact you as soon as your orders are ready for pick up.  We are sending a Big Thank You to everyone for your patience while we moved from one home to another.  What a fun and crazy busy experience it has been.  We still have many boxes in the basement waiting to be unpacked, but hey...... if we need it we will unpack it right?  

Once again we are designing and working on items for our favorite time of year.  WooHoo For the Fall Season that leads into the most wonderful holiday season for our family.  We will now be posting Autumn Items as our Sale Items here on our blog starting today, so all orders will be ready for the Fall Season!!

Today's Sale Item is this darling 
Autumn Greetings Block Set
(Blocks reach 24"across)
Finished Block Set 
On Sale For ~ $22.00
Unfinished Block Kit 
On Sale For ~ $17.00
(Kit includes wood, paper and vinyl)
Paper may vary on this item depending upon availability

This is a darling block set and is perfect for any Fall/Autumn display. To place an order for this item, please email us at ontheavenuelogan@gmail.com or use the BUY NOW option above.  We will contact you when your order is ready for shipment or pick up.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for your order to be created.  Shipping will be calculated on an individual basis and billed through Paypal.  

We also have a drawing winner from several weeks ago.  Remember those super cute firecrackers?????  
Congratulations to Ben & Tammy!!
Please email us and we can set up a time for you to pick up your firecrackers.

Today's Drawing Item is.....
This Star On Bead
If you would like your name entered into our Monday drawing, please email us at the above address or leave a comment on this post.  Good Luck To Everyone and
~have a super great day~
~Mandy~




Monday, June 17, 2013

Good Monday Morning Everybody!!!
It has been a couple weeks since I have been here and I have missed blogging.  Moving was such an adventure and who knew we had SO MUCH STUFF!!!  Moving the "Home" stuff wasn't as bad as the business side of things.  Wow, I am so grateful the move is done and am SOOOO grateful for those who came and helped us.  There is no way we could have pulled it off without you!  We love you all very, very much. 

We are back working on filling orders.  We will contact you all as soon as your orders are ready for pick up.  We have several to fill, but will work as quickly as we can to complete them all.  We still have a few summer items to finish and all of the 4th of July items will be done by the end of June so you can have them up for July!! 

Some dear friends of ours are selling their super cute home and we told them we would love to post pictures on our blog.  If any of you are interested in seeing the home in person, you are more than welcome to contact them anytime.  
Here are a few details about the home.  They also have a blog you are welcome to visit if you would like more pictures and information than we have posted here.

$148,000 165 S 100 E Millville UT 84326

2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 1918 sq. ft.
Type / Style: Single Family  Year Built: 1934
Cozy, newly renovated home in the heart of Millville set on 1/2 acre.  Live close to Logan while nestled in the country.  Wonderful neighborhood with a beautiful view of the Wellsville mountains.  Boasts a remodeled loft area, which now includes a study/nursery and master suite, complete with walk-in closet and bathroom. This home comes with many custom touches, including a beautiful antique claw foot tub in the master bath and a showcase hardwood staircase.  New roof and furnace in 2012. Ample storage space in unfinished basement. Attractive and functional Sunroom/Mudroom.  Roomy, newly painted eat-in kitchen with new faucet and light fixtures.  New paint throughout most of home. Beautiful mature shade trees surround the home, with six young fruit trees planted in 2010 and 2011. Large garden space.  Yard completely fenced, with a fenced side pasture, ready for your animals.  A 3/4 water share transfers with property. Home warranty included. Come and see. 
Appointment requested. No Agents Please.
Call Weston at 406-217-3715 
or Rebekah at 435-535-6113. 
Questions may also be emailed to randrusnelson@gmail.com

Dining Room
Family Room With New Staircase
Custom Front Door
First Level Bedroom
First Level Bathroom
Kitchen
Master Bedroom In Loft
Gas Fireplace In Master Bedroom
Master Bathroom
Mudroom/Sun Room
Study In Loft
Shade Trees in Backyard
Fenced Side Pasture
If you are interested in seeing this home, the contact information is above these pictures.  Don't forget how wonderful Millville is. 
One of the best places on earth!!!
~have a great day~
~Mandy~