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~Fall Is Here~

We have had a very busy summer.  Our garden kept us on our toes as we learned to make organic bug repellents, mold killers and more recently – learning to can a variety of recipes.  I hope to share some of the those recipes with you soon.  For now, I’m getting inspired by Fall.  I started to decorate and wanted to share some pics with you.  Maybe you will be inspired too!

Front entrance.  I made the wreath from supplies I bought at the craft store.  I also painted the rock with a chicken a few years back.  The two mums will hopefully tie it all together once they bloom.

IMG_7709The entryway has our “Shoe Bin” and “Hats & Gloves Bin”.  I topped that with a family photo, cornucopia stuffed with fake flowers (thrift store special) and added some leaves to the large mirror.

IMG_7671Our Family Room gets the most use out of the whole house.  We watch T.V., play games, drink morning coffee and spend time together.  I try to keep it free of clutter, but still cozy.


This is a little corner cabinet in the Dining Room.  It’s an old record holder I picked up at the thrift store.  I use it to hold art supplies for the kids.  The wicker watering can on top is decorated with fake leaves and the two photos in front are from autumn memories from years past.


Hope you enjoyed those few pics.  Now back to canning Hot Pepper Jelly and freezing carrots.  Happy Fall!




5 Easy Tips & Tricks To Decorate For Christmas

Thanksgiving is over, time to decorate for Christmas.  But wait… I have WAY too much to do.  I don’t have time, ahhhhh!  Good thing I can use these 5 tricks and complete my decorating in one day.  Woo hoo!!!

1. Spray Paint – Love this idea from blog.2modern.com.  Find a decor item in a thrift store or your attic, spray paint it white and viola!  An updated decoration.  Brilliant!

white paint trick

2. Glass Jars – fill them with ornaments, candy canes, bows, pine cones ~ anything!  So simple and you can change them for every season.

Turn something like this:   into this:  glass jar decor

3. Picture Frames- with FREE Printables.  Again, print out and change them for every season! Lovely…


4. Wooden Letters – Every craft store sells them.  Spray paint them whatever color you like.  Set them on your mantle, or above cabinets.  Get every letter and spell words all year long!

Turn this:  into this: wooden letters

5.  Outside Lights- Last but not least, decorating the outside.  Don’t feel like hanging up those gazillion Christmas lights?  Try out this Light Projector for easy set up with big effect.

Now, get decorating!!