My Inspired Family Room Mantel

Fall mantel details

These days I seem to find it a bit hard to look at old photos. I think it has something to do with feeling like time is passing WAY too quickly and my kids are getting WAY too big and I'm getting WAY too much older. But, that being said, there's a reason why we take photos. We're trying to capture a moment, right? Hold onto a memory.   … [Read more...]

An Apple Tasting Party

fall place setting with apple place card

Happy Friday friends!! I'm so excited to be featured today on the Tuesday Morning Blog. I'm sharing some fun ideas for celebrating the season with an Apple Tasting Party. I hope you will visit me there today to see all of the details and a fun recipe! … [Read more...]

Dutch Apple Pie


Good morning, it's me, the apple picker from Did you go apple picking yet this season? We went 2 weeks ago and picked 4 1/2 bushels. Here we are trying our favorite kind...Empire. They are crisp, juicy, tangy, tart, and sweet. Store bought ones are sometimes okay this time of year, but if you ever go apple picking, try them. So...why all the fuss about apples? … [Read more...]

White and Gold Decoupage Pumpkins

white and gold decoupage pumpkins

I'll never forget that dress...It was gold and white lamé checked with a black velvet bodice.  The perfect 1987 homecoming dress.  The black velvet bow I found for my hair was the icing on the cake. Lamé they even make dresses in lamé anymore.... because they should!  The subtle (or not so subtle) sheen picked up the pulsating lights on the dance floor perfectly. … [Read more...]

Feather Pheasant Bundle Knock-Off

Pottery Barn Pheasant Feather Bundle Knock-Off

There is nowhere quite as important to a teenage girl as the mall. Not only is it the place to see and be seen, but it's also where all of one's fashion dreams can come true. In my day, Wet Seal was THE store. I just knew that if I could get my clothes there then any awkwardness I was facing in those tenuous years would instantly fade away. I would walk through the door and I would be overwhelmed by the utter stylishness of it all. From stirrup pants to acid washed jeans with zippered … [Read more...]

Happy Fall! Have a Ball!


Hi, it's Julie, from! You know, as a little girl growing up in New York State, Fall was all about Halloween. I remember tons of curled leaves on the sidewalks as I scooted through the neighborhood in my cat costume collecting candy in my pillowcase. I'm not even sure if I noticed the colorful foliage before the leaves shed, but I do remember having a plan to rake the entire yard by myself. I remember raking so long that blisters developed on my little hands, and my dreams … [Read more...]