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How to Make a Fall Door Arrangement

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in fall, wreaths | 5 comments

How to Make a Fall Door Arrangement

 I have a friend named Staci that I decorate for.

She calls me before each season and I go over and help her spruce things up a bit. :)

And so last summer I made an arrangement for her front door.

And then I made it work for the fall…and then for Christmas.

She saves all of the flowers each season and then I just arrange them back in.

But this year we needed to get rid of some of the old and add in some new.

{When your greenery fades to blue…it’s time to toss it!}

So here is how to make a fall door arrangement…step by step!

DIY Fall Door Arrangement

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Ways to Use a Vintage Toolbox

Posted by on Sep 14, 2014 in decorating tip | 8 comments

Ways to Use a Vintage Toolbox

When I was younger, I could enjoy a Saturday morning by sleeping in.

But as soon as my body hit the age of 40, I was cursed with the “no longer able to sleep past about 7:00 a.m. phenomenon.”

So when I rolled over at 4:45 on Saturday morning and was unable to go back to sleep {“Thank you 42 year old body”said by me in a highly sarcastic tone.}

I got up, had my coffee and got a bit of fall decorating done.

About 10:00, a group of us headed to Woodbury, TN which happens to be the home of one of my favorite antique stores.

Daisy loves to antique and she was wanting to introduce her friend Madison to the joy of antiquing.

{Which was a success by the way.  Another convert. :)}

And I brought along my good friend Cindy who is an antiquing professional.

{And who snagged one of the best tobacco wood stars I’ve ever seen. Nice work, Cindy!}

I too had a bit of luck with this vintage toolbox.

I’ve got big plans on how to use it for the fall, but then I also have a million other ways I’d like to use it.

Here are just a few ways to use a vintage toolbox:

Ways to use a vintage toolbox

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Simple Saturday

Posted by on Sep 13, 2014 in simply saturday | 2 comments

Simple Saturday

So today I actually had to wear a jacket to the soccer game.

A jacket.

Do you realize at the last soccer game…just 3 short days ago…it was so hot…even my eyelids were sweating. And I didn’t even know that was physically possible.

But it looks like fall is really on its way! :)

And I’ve got some exciting newsif you like fall…and HOME TOURS!

In just 2 weeks, I’m helping to host a Fall Home Tour!

You aren’t even going to believe the amazing homes you’re going to be able to tour…right there in your pj’s with your cup of coffee.

And you can Ohhh and Ahhhh and gather inspiration and start working on your own house with a brain full of ideas!

liz marie

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How to Frame a Poster

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in art, crafts | 3 comments

How to Frame a Poster

This is so ridiculously easy…that I almost didn’t share it.

I mean, I’m almost embarrassed to share it.

But it just turned out so exactly like what I was hoping.

And sometimes I need ridiculously easy.

Because in just 2 weeks, I am hosting a Fall Home Tour with 20 of the most AMAZING bloggers in the world!

And needless to say my house looks like the Hobby Lobby fall aisle exploded in my foyer and dining room and kitchen…

…yeah, it’s that bad.

And I figured if you are anything like me {minus the Hobby Lobby explosion}

you could use some ridiculously easy in your life about now!

So here is how to frame a poster:

How to Frame a Poster

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Frugal Fall Art

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in crafts, fall | 5 comments

Frugal Fall Art

I’m sure this has never happened to you.

You get all excited that it’s time to decorate for the fall…

…and you start getting the boxes of beautiful fall decorations from years past out of the attic.

Only to realize that the giant wicker acorn that you thought was just perfect when you bought it…now looks ridiculous…and you wonder what you were ever thinking to have bought the tin can mummies!?

And then you pull out a wheat wreath that you still love and your faith is restored.

But that is followed by a berry wreath that most of the berries have fallen off of and you don’t even like the color of the berries any more.

So after you sort through your collection you realize that you have enough to decorate your downstairs powder room…that measure 6×9…

…and maybe something to hang on the front door.

That’s when the fun begins and your frugal, creative self kicks in! :)

Here is one way to make some frugal fall art:

Fall Banner

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