Fall Front Porch

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 in fall, front door, front porch | 17 comments

My favorite time of year is officially here.

Halloween is over…

…and now we’re on to Thanksgiving!

I began hosting the Thanksgiving dinner a few years ago.

With 3 kiddos, and a traveling hubby,

I really wanted to be HOME for Thanksgiving.

 I’m so thankful that all of the families obliged…

…and I’m so thankful to be preparing my home for the big day. 🙂

Decorating with Pumpkins

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Setting a Fall Table

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in dining room, fall | 30 comments

Setting a Fall Table

I’m not hosting a fall dinner party…

…I’m just pretending.

My evenings are full of basketball practice, quilting lessons, homework and games.

I run a full on taxi / tutoring service every afternoon.

(And, I LOVE every minute of it!)

But the other morning, I had a few extra minutes.

And I couldn’t resist playing around with these amazing pastel pumpkins.

And pretending that I was hosting a dinner party…

And I’d want YOU to be there! 🙂

So here is how I’m setting a fall table!

Fall Table Idea

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How to Make a Wreath Out of Wheat

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in fall, Uncategorized, wreaths | 19 comments

How to Make a Wreath Out of Wheat

My family has just spent a glorious week at the beach.

If was renewing, and relaxing, and perfect.

And, now I’m trying to figure out how we can move to the beach…


Eleven days was amazing, but a lifetime might work better for me. 🙂

I could trade this backyard for the ocean…and this grass for sand.

People say that I’d get tired of it, but I’m not sure that I’m convinced.

I’d like to give it a try!

Until then I will continue to make this house here in Tennessee my home.

And  feel totally blessed!

If you’re looking for a beautiful fall wreath that can be made in no time flat,

{that happens to be the colors of the sand and ocean}

then here is how to make a wreath out of wheat! 🙂

fall wreath

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Burlap Pumpkins

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in burlap, fall, paint | 7 comments

Burlap Pumpkins

Remember when I showed you how to make the burlap apples?

Well, now it’s time for the burlap pumpkins….

…made out of burlap bags!

No sewing involved 🙂

burlap pumpkin

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Pumpkin Wreath with Burlap Bow

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in fall, wreaths | 10 comments

Pumpkin Wreath with Burlap Bow

Pumpkin season is in full swing!

Are you still looking for a way to add a few to your home?

Here’s a way to add eleven…

…and it only take a few minutes to make!

It would look perfect on your front door! 🙂

Here is how to make a pumpkin wreath!

Fall Wreath

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Easy Pumpkin Arrangement

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in dining room, fall | 34 comments

Easy Pumpkin Arrangement

Sometimes I wonder about myself…

…take last Friday for instance.

I was having a busy day.

My husband was gone for the weekend.

I was having the popcorn removed from the ceiling in my bedroom.

I had stayed up until midnight painting my bedroom because new carpet was supposed to be going in Friday at 2:00.

All of my furniture was in the hallway and in my girls’ rooms.

My house was a full on disaster zone.

And I was hosting a slumber party at my house that night.

Picking all of the girls up from school and bringing them home with me.

It was a busy day.

So busy that I wasn’t even answering my phone.

But one of my sweet friends left this innocent message.

“Hi, Melissa.  Just wanted to let you know that the guy with the pumpkins is at the farmer’s market today.  He has some really neat pumpkins.  I just thought you might want to know.”


The pumpkin guy was at the farmer’s market?!

So next thing I know,  my “too busy to answer the phone” self was high tailing it over to the farmer’s market.

And am I ever glad that I did!

Because I was able to make this easy pumpkin arrangement!

simple pumpkin decorations

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