Home Improvement

It's time....the Christmas season...time to deck the halls and put up a tree.  I have always loved putting up our Christmas tree.  In fact, as newlyweds, we ventured out in an ice storm just to save 50% of a HUGE Christmas tree.  I didn't have near enough to decorate it properly, but year by year I added to it.  As our family and house grew, so did my collection of trees. 🙂  What can I say?  It's just always been 'my thing.'  However, I realize not everyone feels the same as I do about this task.  I've even heard that some people don't enjoy putting ...
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Oh my goodness!  I look forward to decorating for the holidays all year long.  Some people count down until Christmas.  Not me.  I count down until time to decorate.  I'm not even joking.  Seriously, I look forward to it like nothing else.  Then I generally get stressed out while I'm doing it.  But in the end, I always love the result.  Today, I thought we could kick off the holiday decorating season with some awesome holiday front doors.  We want our guests to feel welcome right?  And, it sure makes a statement to anyone who passes by as well.  These pics that I've found have ...
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Hey there!  I have got a fun project to share with you today.  Have you maybe seen on Pinterest or at a craft fair those tall seasonal welcome signs?  In fact, I've pinned quite a few that I like.  I've seen them at different events and shops.  I've admired them and think they make a fun welcome.  However, every time I've looked at one I have been unwilling to pay the amount being asked for it.  Well, today I am going to show you how you can DIY six to twelve tall signs for about $15.  Even better...it's super easy to do.  Ready? Okay, my ...
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Happy Friday friends!  I am beyond ready for the weekend! So, what are you doing this weekend?  I am hosting a party, and I am looking forward to having friends over to celebrate the season.  I'll make sure to post the details and pics soon.  In the meantime I thought I'd share a few quick pics to show I do Fall decor in my home.  I'm not an expert by any stretch; however, I am a firm believer in looking at lots of pics to get ideas for myself.   So, maybe these pics will give you some ideas you can use as well. So, when you ...
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So, I was dog-sitting for a friend a week ago.  As I turned on to her street I noticed an adorable pumpkin in one of the yards.  It had the family's name on it  Then, I noticed that ALL the houses on the street had one.  Right then I knew I had to make my own hand-lettered pumpkin for my front yard.  Can you even imagine how adorable it was to see the whole street with these pumpkins?  Trust me, you need one.  For that matter, so do your neighbors. This is such an easy project, and I can't wait to share it with you.  In ...
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Hi there!  If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I saw an adorable pumpkin a few weeks ago, and I said that I would make one for my house by October 1st.  Well, guess what?  I did it!  I have decoupaged an adorable pumpkin to add to my fall decor  It was so super easy and took only about an hour.  So today I am going to show you mine and tell you how you can make your own. First, you need to get a cheap pumpkin - it can be super ugly because you are going to cover it.  I picked up ...
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Here's how to make a fall floral arrangement to transition into the new season.
Hello friends!  I am so happy you stopped by today.  I am a little late in jumping into the Celebrating Fall Blog Hop, but wanted to join the fun anyway. 🙂  I was asked to share some sort of fall idea - decor, recipe, etc..  I really wanted to participate, but have not been ready for pumpkins --- yet.  It's still in the high 90s around here!  So,  today I'm sharing a floral arrangement I came up with for fall that's not full of oranges and browns.  Instead, I'm easing into fall.  Maybe this faux floral DIY will inspire you to make your own. You ...
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Hi there!  I'm so glad you stopped by today.  I am R.E.A.D.Y. for fall!  How about you?   I love everything about it....football, booties, cooler temps, and pumpkin spice.  I also love that the change in the season means changing up the decor a bit.  Could use a little inspiration to help get it done?  Well, I've rounded up some great decor ideas to help you bring fall into your home. Let's get this round-up started with one of the easiest things you can do to add a little seasonal pop.  An adorable printable printed on your home computer and framed is super easy and ...
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Tiered stands are versatile decor pieces and easy to style. Here's a round up of inspiration and pics.
Have you seen all the tiered stands popping up on Pinterest and in magazines?  When I first saw one, I fell in love.  I love the idea of being able to have a staple accent piece that I can style for the seasons or holidays or use for entertaining.  The first one I saw was in a Pottery Barn catalog.  Pottery Barn...enough said.   I have been smitten ever since.  If you don't have one, let me assure that it is a versatile piece and there is so much you can do with one.  So, to inspire you, I've rounded up ideas of ways to ...
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Hey there.  How's your week going so far?  I feel like I am knee deep in projects, vacation planning, and trying to enjoy the 'lazy' days of summer.  I have to admit, I am enjoying a lot of pool time these days and loving every minute of it. 🙂  If you've followed along with me on Facebook, then you know that I have mentioned a desire to paint my patio.  Well, guess what?  I did it.  If you are wondering if painting a patio is something for you to try, I'm here to dish all about it. First of all, let me begin by reminding ...
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