No More Ugly Plastic Pumpkins!

8 Creative Ideas for Cheap Plastic Pumpkin Pails

I'm on a personal mission to rid the world of ugly plastic pumpkin pails! It all started years ago when I couldn't take the smug look on that ugly plastic pumpkin's face anymore so I covered that hideous pumpkin in music sheets. The following year, I unleashed my fury on the ugly plastic pumpkin by blinging it out. I'm not alone in my deep … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – Charming in Charlotte

Eclectic Home Tour Charming in Charlotte

  Mallory of Charming in Charlotte mixes old and new, trendy and classic into a most charming home. I love the combo of floral and leopard. Her table is beautiful whether it's set for every day ... or a festive fall occasion with a faux pumpkin vase centerpiece. I love a bit of bling. How fun is this multi purpose … [Read more...]


DIY Wood Pallet Projects and a Giveaway!

DIY Wood Pallet Project

  I can say I knew her before she was famous. My friend Karah (who I drank key lime martinis with in Key West this summer) of The Space Between has written a book! DIY Wood Pallet Projects - 35 Rustic Modern Upcycling Ideas to Personalize Your Space It's the kind of book perfect for a pallet virgin like me (don't … [Read more...]


My Fall Front Porch and a Wreath Giveaway!

Vintage Fall Planter

  What says welcome better than a welcoming front porch? My porch may be small but what it lacks in size it makes up for in charm and it's strutting it's stuff all decked out for fall. You've seen my fall home tour - now it's time to see the outside.   Wreath - check. When I spotted this gorgeous Valencia Red Berry wreath … [Read more...]


Fall Living Room (I used what as a fireplace screen)?!

Fall at Home Tour

  The first gorgeous tour is my friend Lindsay who asked me to be part of this fun blog hop where we pop from home to home (virtually anyway - no need to dress up or bring a hostess gift) getting candy-corn-coated-eye-candy fall decorating ideas. The Nester was up before me sharing her fall home and if you haven't seen it, trust me, you … [Read more...]


Eclectic Home Tour – Dwellings by Devore

Dwellings by Devore Eclectic Home Tour

  Bethany of Dwellings by Devore is an interior designer who has turned her house into a fun and creative place to come home to every day. The monogrammed mirror in the entry is such a fun idea. An old dresser gets a second life as a sofa table - love the fun coral knobs. There's even a mini cowhide for the kids! Now … [Read more...]


My Privet Gets a Haircut – Ryobi Hedge Trimmer

Privet privacy hedge

Our house is over 100 years old. It was sad and neglected - inside and out. Our privet hedge was a mess five years ago.  Leggy and bare at the bottom and over grown at the top. It does provide privacy from our neighbor and is the perfect size for the narrow area so it's staying. An annual haircut keeps it full and lush. A few months … [Read more...]


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...]


Eclectic Home Tour – This Little Estate

This Little Estate home tour

Bethany of This Little Estate never met a neglected piece of furniture she couldn't transform. This Canadian knows how to decorate, renovate, create ... I love the mix of dark cabinets with white open shelving - perfect for displaying a cake stand collection. You know I'm all about a good gallery wall - love this mix of white and … [Read more...]