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The other day, I accepted a challenge to put together a project using all the items my friends at DecoArt sent my way. There was a time limit on the challenge and since I had NO idea what would be in the box, I couldn't plan ahead!  It was a race to come up with a project and put it together in … [Read More...]


Rustic Memory Ornament

If you and I have been hanging out for a while, you know I believe, that everything I do in my home is an reflection of my heart. These rustic memory ornaments are a good example.  This post is part of 31 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments! 31 bloggers will be bringing you a handmade ornament … [Read more... ]

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13 Halloween Treats

Today on Monday Funday we've got 13 Halloween Treats to show you from last week's link up! But first, in case you missed any inspirations from last's what I've been up to! No Carve Pumpkin Ideas HERE Wax Painted Masquerade Pumpkin HERE Now, let's get started with the … [Read more... ]


No-Carve Pumpkins

It's October! My favorite month of the year. Isn't it an absolutely lovely month?! I thought I'd pull together some of my favorite no-carve pumpkin ideas just in case you might want to pull together a little Halloween vibe at your house. Sometimes I like to put out a few kid-friendly Halloween … [Read more... ]


Masquerade Pumpkin

Thanks to my friends at DecoArt for sponsoring this post Mike and I host a BIG annual fall party on the last Saturday of October. This year will be our eleventh year! Our extended family and close friends come over for pumpkin carving, barbecue, roasting marshmallows, and playing games. This year … [Read more... ]


Fall Decorating

Just in case you missed any of the beautiful fall decorating ideas last week, I wanted to give you a roundup! Some of my favorite bloggers joined together in the Fall Ideas Tour to bring you loads of autumn inspiration...mantels, wreaths, tables and crafts...just take a look! Whether you have … [Read more... ]


Monday Funday!

Hope you guys had a great weekend and have a week in front of you full of good things. To get us inspired for any creativity we might need in the coming days, I'd love for you to link up your posts from last week...and if you don't have a blog, settle into your favorite chair for a few minutes and … [Read more... ]

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Fall Decorating with Teal

Autumn and turquoise. Two of my favorite things! What's not to love about either of them? Crisp, chilly weather, sweaters and boots, hot cider and caramel apples...and add to that the dreamy blue/green hues of the color teal...heavenly. With those two favorites in mind, I want to share a little … [Read more... ]

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Painting Furniture w/ Behr Paint & A GiveAway!

I was provided product by BEHR to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own! If you've been hanging out with me for long, you know how much I love to paint! My paint brush is the first thing I reach for when I want to redo a room or a piece of furniture. For the second … [Read more... ]

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Fall Ideas Tour- Fall Mantel

Ya know that place in your home that is the focal point? Is it the kitchen? The den? Ours is the big stone fireplace in the center of the living space. It's visible from almost everywhere in our downstairs, that's why I love to decorate the mantel and the hearth to welcome every season... There's … [Read more... ]


Fall Inspiration-Recipes, Projects and DIY’s!

My friend Jen has picked a bushel of fall inspiration today! But before we get started with all the fall food, projects and DIY's I want to show you what I was up to last week! Fall Sign & Printables   Book Page Fox Silhouette   Adding a Few Fall Touches And Monday I'm joining some friends for … [Read more... ]

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Fall Signs

I'm made a couple of fall signs w/ chalk and graphics! I'm using them in my den on the hearth as part of my autumn fireplace nesting. On Monday, I'm joining some friends for a Fall Ideas Tour that will cover all sorts of fall creativity over 4 days time! Monday is Mantle day and I'll be sharing my … [Read more... ]


Book Page Fox Silhouette

I love book page projects and this little book page fox is one of my favorites! He reminds me of fall and could easily be part of your fall nesting. It's easy and if you're like me, you run across those old Reader's Digest books at the thrift store...this is what you can do with them! (Really, a … [Read more... ]

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Fall in the Kitchen & Ushering in Autumn Tour!

I'm joining some of my best blogging buds for the ushering in autumn tour! I do my fall nesting in layers. Now, while it's early still, I put out a few things to cozy up our house. Later when the real pumpkins and gourds start showing up at the grocery, I add them to almost all of our … [Read more... ]


12 Delectable Desserts! And Monday Funday Link Up!

Hello there! How are you guys doing? Are you feeling a hint of autumn where you are? Mike and I are at the beach enjoying a late vacation since our beach trip  had to be canceled when Mike had emergency surgery earlier in the summer. And get this, for the first time in 10 years we're without kids, … [Read more... ]

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French Accents Blog Tour

I'm so excited about my friend Anita's new book! Seriously, this book will be my go-to Christmas gift for all my home-loving family and friends and today I get to give you, my best blog buds, a preview! I got an online copy of the book from Anita's publisher. I was going to look at the copy on my … [Read more... ]

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Wood Hoop Wreath

Fall is coming. It's true, Labor Day is over and the September equinox is a mere 2 weeks away and I've gotta tell ya, I couldn't be more excited!  Although I dearly love all four glorious seasons, autumn has my heart. Where I live, summer means: scorching hot and suffocatingly humid days for weeks … [Read more... ]