Archive | September, 2013

It’s Fall Ya’ll!

27 Sep

I’m back with a little outdoor project we did last weekend.

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I love the weather and the colors of the leaves changing.  I like that first chilly night where you can sleep with your windows open.  Plus, I love the fall Bath & Body Works candle line! Pumpkin Pecan Waffles – ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!? My whole house smells like waffles – it’s glorious.

I took a quick trip to Joann Fabrics to grab a new wreath for our front door.  I saw one I liked, but it wasn’t full enough. Cue the large bin of miscellaneous individual leaves and acorns.  I picked a few of those up (plus a fun pumpkin sign) and started gluing my wreath together.

Pretty right? I added the acorns and the honeycomb things.  Just a few details to beef it up.

The I moved outside and hung up my fun pumpkin sign.

Then the real fun began.

The husband ripped out the flower beds earlier in the morning and tilled the beds.  We had a nice blank canvas.

We headed out to Home Depot and picked up our supplies. (We actually did two trips because we didn’t get enough the first time!)

Pumpkins:

Mums:

Mini Hay Bales:

We planted three Mums in pots we had used for vegetables during the summer, the rest went into the flower beds.  Then I just arranged, arranged, arranged.  I would move things around, stand back, figure out what looks wrong, and go tweak some more.  It took about 20 minutes to get everything just right, but I’m really happy with the outcome.

It’s like fall threw up all over the front of our house.

Fall – Nailed It!

Pinterest Dump…

3 Sep

It’s been a bit slow around these parts.  We’ve been traveling a bit and paused all projects.  We did change two light bulbs in the kitchen though. That should count for something.

We still need to touch up paint in the upstairs hallway.  At least I spackled it, two weeks ago.  The husband finally gave in and sanded it yesterday.  We’ll get it all done and get back in the DIY groove, probably after the holidays.

So instead of ignoring the blog until January, I figured I’d pop in here and there and post things that are interesting to me (and probably no one else but my Mom. –  HI MOM!)

So here’s a few things that have interested me on Pinterest lately.

Modern door number made out of paint stirrers.

Herringbone marble bathroom tile. *swoon*

Love the idea of plank walls in a bathroom.

Hidden cat liter box. Genius!

Pretty gray/brown/blue color palate.

I’d probably pick Bill Murray or RDJ and hang it in my living room. I’m weird.

Pretty necklace that’s sold out.

Kale Frittata. Yum.

Spaghetti Squash Alfredo. Double yum.

Slow Cooker Cherry Almond Steel-Cut Oatmeal. Drool.

Pinterest –  Always makes me want to either craft or eat baked goods.