Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Last Minute Thanksgiving Place Cards and My Table Scape


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Creating place cards for a family gathering of only eight people is not something I've done before. I've really never given any thought at all to the idea. It seems a little unnecessary, but after seeing so many cute ideas on lots of blogs this season, I decided that I wanted to do something this year. So, while it might not be necessary, it makes my Thanksgiving table scape pretty, and really now,  isn't that all that matters?
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Printing On Laminated Burlap Sheets



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I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was thrilled when I found laminated burlap sheets. Since then, I've been printing various Autumn quotes and words on these sheets. I love them. Truly! It takes printing on burlap to a whole new level of easy! If you're looking for a user friendly method of printing on burlap, this is for you.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Five Minute Pumpkin


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I've seen so many wonderful pumpkin make-overs this season. Many of them, I look at and think, "Oh, how cute!  I could follow those instructions." Others I look at and think, "Wow, that's awesome, but way above my crafting level!"  This ribbon overlay is one of those that anyone with a pair of scissors and some thumb tacks can do. I did one a few weeks ago, but this one turned out so much cuter, I decided to share it here.
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Autumn Hot Cocoa and Tea Bar



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As soon as the first cool breeze blows in, I'm ready for a nice cup of hot tea or hot cocoa. I like to set up a display area for them for autumn and winter. I'll change things out seasonally. For autumn, I use lots of warm colors and fall themed items. I set it all out on top of my wine rack which is in the eat-in nook area  It's easy to access and adds a nice touch of decor for the area.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fall Vignette with Printable

Fall Vignette

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Adding a touch of fall to various spots in my house is always something I enjoy. This foyer table serves as a welcoming vignette as soon as you enter my home. I think it sets a warm, inviting tone for the season. I  love pulling together a look by adding in pieces that, at first glance, might not seem to go together, but after adding pieces, taking some away and adding in others, I got a look I love.
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Autumn Deco Mesh Wreath

Autumn Deco Mesh Wreath

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What is a mother to do when her son asks her to make an autumn wreath for his wife? She goes to the craft store and picks up supplies, of course! I didn't have plans to make another wreath this fall, but I was happy to do so when asked. I questioned him about what style of wreath she wanted and his answer was "oranges, yellows, and browns." Okay, way to be specific. When I asked if she wanted deco mesh, I was told, "I don't know what that is." After a little more back and forth texting, he agreed that was what she wanted. The lesson here is, I should have been speaking directly with my daughter in law! 
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall Decor Birthday Party

fall decor for birthday party

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Every year, I try to come up with a theme of sorts for Gloria's birthday. Regardless of the fact that she's now 26 years old, as her mother, I love seeing her smile when she has a first look at the decor. We've come a long way since her Barney party when she turned five! That seems to be one that stands out more than most from her childhood. We had purple everything that year. This year, I decided on a fall decor. The colors of fall are some of her very favorites, so I thought I would incorporate them into her birthday party. The bonus for going with this color scheme is that her apartment is filled with deep orange, red and brown so some of the items will find a home with her after the party.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

More Fall Printables

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I've been having some fun working on creating printables. I thought I'd share them here for anyone that would like to use them. If you use them, I'd love to see or hear about them.
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Autumn Word Printable & Making Your Own






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I love the look of canvas wall art, but sometimes I don't love the price. After spotting several while out shopping a few days ago, I decided to try my hand at making printables on burlap for a few of them that I really liked. 

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

It's Close Enough to Fall for Me! Fall Mantel

Fall mantel decor

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After spending last week working on various projects for my fall mantel decor, I've put all the pieces together and I'm pretty happy with how it came together. I love the colors of fall. The oranges, browns, deep reds and greens all give out such warmth. Warmth is not something we are lacking right now, but when the first cool breeze of fall arrives, I'll be ready to welcome it with my fall mantel and fireplace. 
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Friday, September 5, 2014

Bows Are Easy!


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A little pop of color can make all the difference. Taking a grapevine wreath from bland to eye catching was the goal I set. I was trying to decide on decor for my autumn mantel and I knew I wanted to use this grapevine wreath. Deciding how to take the look up a few notches  was the fun part. I've mentioned bow making a couple of times in earlier posts, but haven't given my own step by step directions.  Time to change that.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Quick and Easy Pumpkin Make Over



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Fake pumpkins are ready for harvesting at any and all stores! I picked up an off white pumpkin a couple of days ago, planning to use it on my mantel. Once I placed it there, it looked a little drab. It needed some perking up! I could have painted it. I could have stenciled an initial on it. Or, I could use some chevron burlap ribbon that I bought not knowing when it might come in handy. 
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Autumn Burlap Framed Print


autumn burlap and flowers decor

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My first project this year for my autumn decor was this framed burlap print. Using laminated burlap, an old frame and wordle, I created this piece with ease. Burlap flowers finish off the look.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Adorable Felt Pumpkin

Felt Pumpkin

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I recently saw a pin called  "How to make a felt pumpkin."  It looked adorable, so I followed the link to ParentPretty. The instructions seemed easy to follow. I was hooked. That's my kind of craft! It's easy enough to be a project shared with your little ones with some assistance.  How cute would it be to have several of these on display, maybe even with the leaf made from paper with their name on it.
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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Burlap Squares Wreath

Burlap Wreath

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Burlap! So many ways to use it. It's such a versatile fabric and so forgiving if you make a mistake along the way in your project. This particular wreath is almost mistake proof though. 
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