It’s not just me who is bringing you a handmade Christmas ornament – I’ve teamed up with some uber talented bloggers to bring you 31 days of Handmade Christmas ornaments!
utumn leaves, sticks from the yard, a waning succulent, a few sprigs from a berry bush. A vintage bedspring vase. Filled to the brim with Autumn’s Offerings.
I love bringing outdoor elements into my home for decor. It makes for a quick, easy, and cheap refresh of my home and adds seasonal decor without breaking the bank.
This month the Junk Visionaries blog group category was ‘using outdoor elements’. Just my style
I love fluffing our home and the change of seasons provides the perfect reason to change out some decor and freshen things up! Joining up with blog friends for a Fall Home Tour 2015 kicked me in gear to get it done this year too! I had fun, buying a few pumpkins, a white mum, some broom corn, a decorative cabbage, and a tiny pumpkin decorated with miniature succulents.
Today the home tour begins!
I’m joining a fantastic group of bloggers and we are sharing our fall decor. And it starts now! The first tour can be found at My Life From Home. Check out her home and come back here each day to see the links that will be added and the wonderful decor shared each day. My fall home decor will be up October 5th. Guess I better get some photos taken 😀 And I’m hoping to get some fun REAL pumpkins too.
My middle girl is an up and coming artist. Truly. She does some amazing drawings. So for her birthday this year I decided to do an art themed party. She wanted just a few friends to come over for dinner so it wasn’t anything fancy at all, but I did come up with an art themed craft for them to do, served the dessert on artist palettes and even created an art themed decor piece.
Enter the Colored Pencil Craft – Flower in Paint Bucket
Let’s make them all Kings and Queens!
We have some friends who are working to beat the aging out deadline for bringing home their son. It’s been amazing to watch the body of Christ come together and support this family as they bring home yet another precious soul, chosen to be part of their family forever. I’m in awe at the power of God moving through so many believers, making it possible to put together the astronomical funds needed to make this happen.
Let’s bring them ALL home!
Last Friday of September. Time for another Project Challenge – this month the category was to use a rusty item somehow. What to choose, what to choose. Cool, rusty items can be found in abundance if you just start looking. I had a handful of ideas but 4 rusty hairpin legs saved from the landfill won out.
I got the rusty bench legs from a friend who had a garage sale last spring. It was a rainy day and I wasn’t sure I was going to venture out. Then I received a text that there was this sort of cute bench at the sale but two of the legs fell off so it was going in the trash. But the legs were kind of neat and maybe I’d want them?
I rushed right over and saved those rusty, hairpin legs from the landfill.
Lace Embossing a Vintage Desk. Yes you read that right! This technique is one I absolutely love and I finally applied it to a piece of furniture. I learned this in paint training when I signed up with Paint Couture last Spring and I’ve wanted to do it on furniture ever since.
I’ve had a lot of fun creating these Christmas pillows. I have more ideas floating around in my head but I had to take a break from designing and get these finished up and photographed so I could share!
I’m still madly cranking out fall pillows and custom orders too – can hardly get caught up. I’m going to have to put a stop to custom orders that take a stencil for awhile I think.
So here you go – 2015 Christmas Pillows available for Wholesale to shop owners.
Happy Monday peeps! I hope you all had a great weekend. I had a busy one, finished up 20+ Christmas pillow designs and then made a run to IKEA for pillow forms. I have a brand-new, really cool, beautiful bike so I went for a bike ride on Sunday afternoon with my husband and teenager. Watched some football. Did a bit of damage control on our home – cleaned it up a bit to make it livable for another week!
And now it’s time for another Dose of DIY! This month we picked pumpkins as our category to DIY. Or decorate with. Or something. If it involves pumpkins it’s fair game
Fall is such an amazing season. The weather coos, the air turns crisp, the sky is a clearer blue, the leaves turn brilliant shades of orange, red, and yellow. The light changes, casting shadows in different places, the smell of drying leaves mixes with the smell of campfires, harvest, fading grass, and the diesel of tractors to create the unique, intoxicating smell of Autumn.
French Decor. French Furniture. French Accents.
I love to look at homes that are decorated with French antiques and I hope to someday own some authentic French stuff. It’s one of my dreams to travel to France and shop at the brocante myself, bringing back some fun finds. Somehow it seems the items would mean so much more if I went and found them myself and carried them home in my suitcase instead of buying them from businesses that have imported them. Although I probably wouldn’t be able to get some of the things I want in a suitcase!