Author: Kathy | Up To Date Interiors

Hello from the coast of Okinawa! I’m Kathy and I blog at! I love sharing rental decorating tips, DIY projects, and handmade decor ideas. When I am not blogging, you can find me spray painting, styling a room for theumpteenth time, hunting for a bargain, or exploring the island with my family.
DIY Confetti Vase - made from the dollar store!

Hi there Over the Big Moon readers! It’s Kathy again from Up to Date Interiors here to share a fun DIY that will make you want to PARTY!  This DIY Confetti Vase was made just in time for my daughter’s birthday and I just love how it turned out.   Best part is, it only […]

DIY Sea Shell Floral Arrangment - so pretty and easy to put together!

Hi  there!  It’s Kathy from Up to Date Interiors and I’m back to share a quick and easy Summer DIY with you today. Last month I shared DIY napkin rings embellished with coral I picked up from our local beach.  This time, I gathered more beach finds and went through my floral bin to put together a […]

DIY Copper and Coral Napkin Rings - a super easy DIY that costs under $5!

Hello, hello!  We are wrapping up our last week of school here in Okinawa and settling in for the hot, humid, and typhoon season. Yep, it get’s real around here.  It’s Kathy from Up to Date Interiors and I’m back to share a fun Summer DIY that costs under $5 – DIY Copper and Coral […]


Hi there Over the Big Moon readers. I hope you are enjoying warmer weather and looking forward to summer! It get’s really humid here in Okinawa, but the ocean breeze always feels wonderful. Today I’m here to share more styling and decorating tips with you because let’s face it, I’m obsessed. One of my favorite ways to decorate […]


Hi there!  It’s Kathy from Up to Date Interiors again for our monthly get together.  I hope April is treating you well.  I have a fun DIY project to share with you today that I’ve been wanting to do forever.  Last February I bought this really pretty fish tank made by a local glass artist […]

bedside table desk decorating

It’s good to be back with Over the Big Moon readers.  I hope everything’s going great for each of you!  Today I want to share different methods for decorating table tops and shelves because let’s face it, filling those flat surfaces with practical and pretty things can get tricky. Here are some different ways you can approach […]

Spring Moss Art Tutorial - this is such a fun and affordable way to spice up your Spring Home Decor! From!

Hi there friends!  I hope winter is treating you well but I bet you are ready for Spring flowers and May showers, right?  Well, maybe not showers but I’m sure looking forward to sunnier and greener days.  I have a fun DIY for you today.  It’s super easy too.  DIY Spring Moss Art with free […]

Hello there!  It’s nice to be back with Over the Big Moon readers.  I hope you have a wonderful holiday.  Speaking of holidays,  after I put all of the Christmas decor away, the house always feel a little bare.  So today I wanted to share 10 easy ways to add winter decor to make it feel […]

Eucalyptus and Feather Winter Wreath tutorial (made from dollar store materials)!!!

Greetings Over the Big Moon friends (can I call us friends yet?).  I hopy your holiday preparations are going smoothly and your enjoying this Christmas season.  I have a fun winter DIY for you today!  The perfect wreath for those in between months of Christmas and Spring, an Eucalyptus and Feather Winter Wreath.  I chose Eucalyptus […]

Hi there Over the Big Moon readers!  Today I’m sharing DIY Christmas Stockings that I’ve been wanting to do for years!  After we went through the KonMari method of decluttering and organizing our clothes (which you can read about HERE and HERE), I had plenty of material to work with to make this a low-cost […]

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