Modern miniature pumpkin topiary …

Miniature Gold Pumpkin Topiary

… and National Thrift Store Day! Today is National Thrift Store Day, so we are celebrating by sharing a fun thrift store transformation and several other transformations from our fellow bloggers! Yes. these are pumpkins. yes I know it's August.  Will  you forgive me?  See here's the deal.  We're bloggers.  Specifically, we are craft, home … [Read more...]

Last Minute Thanksgiving Decor Idea

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Happy Thanksgiving friends! As you are getting ready to celebrate this special day we want to not only take a moment and tell you how very thankful we are for all of you, we also want to bring you a super simple last-minute idea for adding some extra beauty to your Thanksgiving decor this year, courtesy of our friend and regular contributor … [Read more...]

A Blue, Blue, Blue Thanksgiving Tablescape!

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  I've always been a traditional sorta gal.  I love classic colors associated with the seasons.  Red and pink for Valentine's Day, orange and brown for and red for Christmas. But sometimes it's fun to break away from tradition and create a fresh new color palette.  Like my blue and white Thanksgiving tablescape. … [Read more...]

How to Create Simple Vignettes in Your Home

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If you had told me a few years ago that I would be writing a blog post about how to create vignettes I would have said you were crazy. Actually, I probably would have said you were cra-to-the-zy! You see, the word 'vignette' just wasn't apart of my daily vocabulary. Not until I became a blogger that is. And then it seemed like it was … [Read more...]

A Thankful Thanksgiving Mantel


I'm thankful for many things... I'm thankful for that very first sip of coffee in the morning...I can feel it coursing through my veins and bringing my out of my early morning stupor. I'm thankful for that moment when I rip off my skinny jeans and pull on my sweats...oh sweet, sweet elastic waistband come to mama. I'm thankful for the smell of … [Read more...]

Of Sisters and Pumpkin Pie Recipe Wall Art

Pumpkin Pie Recipe Wall Art

  Older sisters. If you have one, you're blessed. If you have one and you have a great relationship with them, you're doubly blessed. If you have one and you look up to and admire them you're triply blessed. And if you have one who does projects you love so much you decide to copy them might just be right off the … [Read more...]

Seafood Chowder & Pumpkin Party Features!


Seafood chowder and a pumpkin party? That's quite an interesting combination, right?! I'm so thrilled to be guest posting over on Tidy Mom today and sharing the recipe for this AMAZING Smoked Salmon Seafood Chowder. Did I mention it's AMAZING? Because it is. And if you try it you will realize just how right I am. And why that word needs to be … [Read more...]

Five Minute Crafts: Gold Gilded Leaf Plate

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When I was in middle school I was invited over to a friend's house for a Halloween party. As soon as I arrived I was quickly ushered downstairs to the basement. This should have been my first clue. Nothing good comes from a group of middle school kids hanging out in a basement. ;-) We were informed that we were going to be watching a … [Read more...]

It’s a Pumpkin Linky Party!

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Boy, we are bound and determined to squeeze every last ounce out of our love for pumpkins and this wonderful season called Fall! That's why from October 1 ~ October 5th we shared with you 5 Pumpkins 5 Ways and we hope it inspired you to think outside of the box when it comes to decorating pumpkins. On Day 1 Vanessa showed how to make … [Read more...]

5 Pumpkins 5 Ways ~ Burlap Pumpkin Basket

Burlap Pumpkin Candy Basket and a Pumpkin Party

  Welcome to our final installment of FIVE PUMPKINS 5 WAYS! We're so thrilled to welcome  Melissa, of Daisy Mae Belle, who is sharing our final pumpkin in the series with us today, a Burlap Pumpkin Candy Basket!  Take it away Melissa.... I am so THRILLED to be here At The Picket Fence today! Heather and Vanessa are both so super … [Read more...]