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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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Happy Halloween Front Porch

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in front door, front porch, Halloween | 18 comments

Happy Halloween Front Porch

If you are tall and you come to my house you might hit your head…

…I’m sorry.

I just got carried away.

I totally intended to have SIMPLE and HAPPY Halloween decorations.

My simple ended up looking painfully plain.

And then I was at Target this morning and there was a giant team of people unloading cart after cart of Halloween decorations.

And lined up under all the costumes were plastic pumpkin candy buckets.

The kind like I used to have.

And they were only $1!

So I bought 5…I had a plan for a Happy Halloween front porch!

Outdoor Halloween Decorations

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Fall Door Arrangement

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in fall, front door | 17 comments

Fall Door Arrangement

Remember when I showed you how to make

a door arrangement back in the Spring?

Well, if you happened to make one,

now is the time to change it for the Fall…

…because, Fall my friend is on its way! 🙂

And here is how to make a fall door arrangement.

Decorating your front door for fall

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How to Make a Door Arrangement

Posted by on May 5, 2013 in crafts, front door, wreaths | 35 comments

How to Make a Door Arrangement

I am a visual learner.

I don’t want to hear about how to do something.

I don’t want to read about how to do something.

I want someone to show me.

So, that is what I am going to do for you today.

For those who claim to have no creativity. . .

(which I believe EVERYONE has creativity!)

You can follow these simple pictures and have a beautiful arrangement for your front door.

Here is how to make a door arrangement:

How to Make a Door Arrangement

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Easy Burlap Bow and Basket

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in burlap, front door, wreaths | 16 comments

Easy Burlap Bow and Basket

My list of “things-to-do” was long today.

Returns. Exchanges. Grocery store.

A bright spot on the list was a baby gift to buy.

I headed to one of my favorite stores in Murfreesboro, Samantha James.

I left with a precious baby gift. . .

…and a basket for me.

I could just see it on my front door. . .

…with a bit of greenery and a nest and a beautiful burlap bow! 🙂

How to Make a Burlap Bow

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Natural Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Posted by on Dec 4, 2012 in boxwoods, Christmas, front door, front porch, outdoors, wreaths | 25 comments

This year my outdoor Christmas decorations got an overhaul.  For the past few years, I have done a mix of colored and clear lights, wreaths with red and white stripes on all of the windows, garland with bright bows and lights.  Generally, a very bright and colorful Christmas display.

I have always loved the look of the fresh greenery and white lights.

I pulled out all of my Christmas decorations looking for the lights, and almost changed my mind and just about put up all of the old decorations.  I asked for my husband’s opinion, and he said to try something new.  I headed off to some cedar trees behind my house, and began trimming.  My father-in-law had brought a bunch of cedar from his farm also.  (Thanks, Pop!)  Luckily, it was 73 degrees and very enjoyable!

Here is what I came up with.

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