Easy DIY Tissue Paper Flower Bouquet

DIY paper flower bouquet

I'm totally embracing Valentine's Day lately to help me get over the massive void left from taking down my Christmas decor! When some blogging friends and I decided to join up to share a Valentine's Day craft I knew exactly what I wanted to create-some DIY Tissue Paper Flowers! I whipped up these pretty tissue paper flowers for a Valentine's … [Read more...]

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All Things Thanksgiving

thanksgiving inspiration

Can you believe Autumn is in full swing-it seems like time is flying by! With Halloween in just a few days it's time to start planning for the next big even-Thanksgiving! I've joined with my blogging buddies for another huge round up of inspiration-this time it's All Things Thanksgiving! Domestically Speaking A Little Claireification On … [Read more...]

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DIY Autumn Cinnamon Spiced Candle

homemade fall scented candle

I love the scents of autumn-whether it's putting on a simmering pot or the smell of fresh apple bread baking-it's an easy way to lift my mood. This week on a particularly dreary rainy day I decided to make a scrum-delicious smelling cinnamon spice DIY candle and it was so easy I thought you all would enjoy trying one for … [Read more...]

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Easy Autumn Craft: Glittered Acorns

glittered acron craft

Stick with me for a moment so I can tell you a little background story on my acorns.... A couple of weeks ago my husband took me on a surprise day trip to Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania.  I'm a huge history buff and he knew it would be right up my alley.  The Gettysburg National Military Park was so much larger than I thought it would … [Read more...]

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Halloween Mantel and DIY Ribbon Bats

halloween mantel 2014

Our fireplace in the new house is in the family room area where the kids primarily hang out so it's only fitting that it gets a little Halloween update for this month.  I shared my Halloween porch decor earlier this week and in keeping with the fun-but not too over the top theme-I made some updates to the fall mantel this week as well. The … [Read more...]

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All Things Halloween

50 halloween ideas

We're baaaaaaack! Once a month I join with my blogging friends to share our very best ideas and this month it's All Things Halloween! from recipes to crafts to decor-we've got you covered! Domestically Speaking A Little Claireification Debbiedoo's The DIY Village Creative Cain Cabin The Happier Homemaker Redhead Can Decorate Cottage … [Read more...]

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All things Pumpkins & Gourds

50 pumpkin ideas

Surprise! My blogging friends and I decided that since we all love fall SO much we'd add an extra dose of All Things Creative this month: All Things Pumpkins & Gourds! Get ready for some awesome inspiration! Domestically Speaking A Little Claireification Debbiedoo's The DIY Village Creative Cain Cabin The Happier Homemaker Redhead Can … [Read more...]

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Chalk Paint and Gold Leaf Painted Dollar Store Pumpkins

chalk paint gold leaf pumpkins diy

So next week I'm participating in a Fall Tour of Homes with some amazing bloggers and I've been busy prepping the house.  If you follow along on Instagram you may have seen my haul of autumn plants that are now lining the front porch.  Next on my list is finding some pumpkins to feed my all things pumpkin addiction but it's actually seeming … [Read more...]

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Cinnamon Clove Simmering Pot Recipe & Gift Tags

apple cinnamon clove simmering pot recipe

I love having a nice smelling home but really hate using chemicals so I'm always trying to experiment with new simmering pot recipes. Last autumn I shared a lovely simmering pot recipe and this year's variation smells just as heavenly. Ingredients: 4 cinnamon sticks 5 anise stars 1 tbsp cloves apple/apple slices (optional) free gift … [Read more...]

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DIY Autumn Wheat and Pheasant Feather Wreath

autumn pheasant wheat wreath

So funny story about this wreath.  I had it all made and ready to post last week when my good buddy Ann over at On Sutton Place posted her gorgeous version.  Hers went live seriously right before I posted an identical wreath-right down to the burlap bow! (You know what they say about great minds thinking alike!) I scrambled to find another post … [Read more...]

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5 Fun Fall Apple Recipes

fantastic apple recipes

Now that I've officially jumped onto the all-things-fall bandwagon I thought I'd share some of my favorite apple and pumpkin recipes and projects with you from the past three years-just browsing these posts makes me hungry so get ready! Old Fashioned Mini Apple Pies   This recipe I shared is a variation on my great grandmother's … [Read more...]

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