Upcycle Tree Branches


Hi There- Here’s a quick upcycled wreath I made using tree trunks and branches from a neighbor who recently trimmed his trees.  I asked if I could take some before it was hauled away. He couldn’t load my car fast enough. And, then the branches sat in my garage for a year! I up-cycled a broken frame, added [Read more…]

Last minute Thanksgiving decor idea! In the produce section!


Farmer’s Markets are a great place and value for pumpkin-nizing your home! Pumpkin-nizing: Adding pumpkins to your porch and home. One can never have too many pumpkins!  I love these little pumpkins and use them around the house to add some quick fall décor.  Where is the funniest place you have added a pumpkin? Share in [Read more…]

Thanksgiving Decor Blog Hop: Inspiration Here- Yes Please!


Please tour the Thanksgiving Décor Hop hosted by Elizabeth Joan Designs.  There are some fun ideas below. Click on the photos and be inspired!  laura   Home Made by Carmona / Elizabeth Joan Designs / Hawthorne and Main / Dwelling in Happiness / For My Love Of / Bumble Bree Blog / Melanie Gets Married [Read more…]

Simple Thanksgiving Decor Ideas


Hi there-  I am joining in a Thanksgiving Décor blog hop  hosted by Emily and Erin at Elizabeth Joan Designs.  I start decorating for fall over Labor Day weekend, add a few witches and ghosts in October, and  return to autumn.  This is why pumpkins and the often overlooked, under valued gourd, are my go  [Read more…]

This would not happen to Martha Stewart… October fails


I think I ate the equivalent of 2 bags of my favorite chocolate candy! Maybe closer to three bags!  So as I recover from my sugar induced coma I thought I would share my epic fails in  October.  I love this photo of Martha at the entrance of her immaculate home and perfectly  proportioned wreath.   If you [Read more…]

Puppy Paw Prints across Our Hearts and Pumpkins!


Hi Everyone- We are in puppy heaven and I just had to add a little bit of our Bernese Mountain puppy bundle of fur  into our décor.  I found an old paw print stencil and added a  few paw prints… The only thing I would do differently is give the pumpkins a bath! This makes [Read more…]

Spider Treats for Halloween: Printable too!


Hello! How is your week?  Hey, I am apologizing in advance for re-posting this, but my RSS feed is not getting to Bloglovin and so I am trying to rule issues out.  Bluehost said it was a wordpress issue.  Bloglovin said it was a Bluehost issue.  And, around and around.  Here is a fun, easy [Read more…]

Pumpkin Poop is Funny!

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With a new puppy in the house, I’ve got poopies on the brain and the floor! Here’s a cute idea I did last year! It’s great for the month of October or the day after Halloween! Here is my take on this funny idea! I wanted to put in my boys’ lunches on Friday. What’s [Read more…]

2 Minute Tuesday : Seasonal Soap Display

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I saw these cute little owls in a advertisement and knew it would  be fun to use them to dress up some soap in my guest bathroom. I took bars of soap, wrapped in brown craft paper and glued the owl cutouts. Finished with a little burlap and twine. Just a pop of color in [Read more…]

Got Mice?


 Two Minute Tuesday! Happy Fall Y’all!  With the temperature drops this time of year, some of us get additional house guests sneaking  into our garages and homes!  I’m talking about mice, not mother- in-laws!  Kidding!  I am not a fan of traps and tried the sticky trap which was horrible!  It  left one of my children with a visual [Read more…]

Freshly Painted Front Door Celebrates Autumn

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One of my most viewed posts in 2013 is the evolution of my front door.  Here is my front door after we had the exterior of our home painted this summer:  And, here is my front door for the fall season!  The wreath is a 5 minute makeover I posted HERE Here’s my tired looking [Read more…]