How to Preserve Leaves

How to Preserve Leaves

  Faux is good (think fur) but some things are better when they are 100% real. Take these falling leaves - you probably spotted them in my foyer on my Eclectically Fall Home Tour. They are preserved in their original splendor just like good old Mom Nature intended. How to Preserve Leaves Supplies: *Leaves - freshly fallen (not … [Read more...]


Eclectically Fall Home Tour

Eclectically Fall Home Tour

  What's that I hear?  Crunching leaves. What's that I smell?  Apple pie. It's time to mix up two of my favorite things ... Eclectic + Fall  = My Eclectically Fall Home Tour I'm kicking off 15 fabulous fall home tours (3 per day every day this week) so sit back, relax with a coffee (or spiked cider) and enjoy. It's my … [Read more...]


New Thanksgiving Traditions – How to Make Thankful Pumpkins

Thanksgiving Thankful Pumpkins - great idea!

  I'm a lucky girl who has a lot to be thankful for. My beautiful girls, my hot hubby, my family and friends, my health ... not to mention things like chocolate, wine and margaritas.   You know I'm all about creating simple projects ... and I'm a big believer in making memories and what better remembrance of all those … [Read more...]


How to Make a Bling Plastic Pumpkin Planter

Bling Pumpkin Planter

  It all started with my music sheet plastic pumpkin planters. Now I'm on a personal mission to rid the world of ugly plastic pumpkins.   I saw a dozen yesterday at the thrift shop. Cast aside ... shunned ... rejected. There is hope for those ugly little guys. A desperate need for a makeover like that show The … [Read more...]


My Fall Table and a Giveaway!

Hydrangea Centerpieces

  I didn't put fine china on my bridal registry. I'm not a formal china kind of gal. I mean, I love checking out the lavish table settings on Downton Abbey but prefer a simpler look ... oh and I'm still shocked over poor Matthew's untimely demise in that car accident. That's why I love white plates.  They really make the … [Read more...]


Fall on My Front Porch

Pinecone Wreath and more simple fall decorating ideas

  Finally ... the smell of burning wood ... leaves crunching beneath my Frye boots ... apple pie ... chunky sweaters ... fall porch decorating ideas! And a different look than last year's fall porch.   This pinecone wreath needed a little pizazz so I added a few pieces of faux berry garland. I love tennis too … [Read more...]


Make it: Acorn Vase (& More Free Decorating with Nature Ideas)


  FREE! Music to my ears. Thanks Mother Nature for the supplies to deck my home for fall. The next time you're out for a walk, start looking at branches, pinecones, rocks and acorns in a new light and you just might be amazed at what you can create. Make an Acorn Vase Supplies:  acorns, plastic container, hot glue gun, brown … [Read more...]


Make It: 3D Paper Pumpkin


  You know I'm a sucker for fall ... I've got my vintage fall decorations decking my house, my ugly plastic pumpkins turned music sheet planters on my steps and my old toolbox centerpiece smack dab in the middle of my table. My girls love 3D movies ... arrows and rocks flying towards us in the theatre.   Distracting when … [Read more...]


Falling for Vintage Fall Home Tour

Vintage Fall Home Tour

  My favorite season - Fall.   Boots, jeans, the smell of burning wood, apple cider doughnuts ... and an excuse to decorate! We went in for wild Maine blueberries ... and I came out with this fabulous old sign that was sitting neglected in the grass - $10 and it was making the 500 mile trip home with me! What's better … [Read more...]


10 Wildly Clever Pumpkin Crafts!

10 Wildly Creative Pumpkin Crafts - Like these junk pumpkins in silver pots!

  I can almost smell the pumpkin pie baking and the leaves burning. As you know, I love fall decorating and creating a fun Halloween house for my girls.   So do these creative gals ...   Carlene from Organized Clutter is one of the most creative people I know! Check out her cake pan pumpkins! Gotta love a … [Read more...]