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Fall Front Porch Ideas

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in fall, front door, front porch | 5 comments

Fall Front Porch Ideas

I’m tired…you probably can’t relate. :)

I’m probably the only one running ninety to nothing.

The only one with kids to get to soccer and cross country.

The only one who has children who need to dress up like Disney characters tomorrow and didn’t tell me until we were getting home… at 8:00…with the costumes needed in the morning…really?

I’m probably the only one who had exactly 20 minutes to cook dinner…pack it in a cooler…and rush out the door to the game.

The only one who could use a bit of a break.

The only one who needs to take a few minutes to count her blessings.

A few minutes to be reminded how good life is…what a blessing those children are…what a blessing that there is food that can be ready so quickly and easily…a few minutes to take a few deep breaths.

And when I know that I need those few minutes…my porch is the perfect place to go!

Fall Front Porch @ DaisyMaeBelle

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How to Make a Fall Sign

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in art, fall | 2 comments

How to Make a Fall Sign

So if you have 10 minutes and a garage full of randomness

…this is the project for you.

And if you don’t have that garage full of randomness…maybe you are lucky like me and you have a friend with that perfect stash who is willing to share!

My garage is certainly full enough. {Don’t judge. There are amazing treasures in there. Honestly.}

So I had this idea that I needed a new Fall sign made with all fun letters…so I headed to my garage.

But I couldn’t find what I needed.

So I headed to the antique stores with friends and I put everyone on the hunt for random letters to spell “Fall.”

I came up dry. {Although I did score a few other treasures.}

So later that day my friend called me up…she had searched her stash…and had come up with a plan!

And it’s even more perfect that what I even had in mind!

How to Make a Fall Sign:

Upcycled Fall Sign

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Welcome Fall Home Tour – Day 5

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in fall home tour | 15 comments

Welcome Fall Home Tour – Day 5

There are some things that I just never want to come to an end.

Like our beach vacation last year…it was 10 days of paradise.

No to-do lists…no alarms…lunch by the pool every day…my family together all day every day…

…and I cried when we drove away. Real tears. All the while talking to myself to remind myself that I would be back. That there would be another beach trip next year. That I needed to count my blessings for such a treat as a beach trip. And that I just needed to get a grip for crying out loud!

And although I don’t think I’ll cry real tears when this Welcome Fall Home Tour is over…

…I sure am sad to see it come to an end!

But there will be another one next year!

{Just like I’ll be packing again in the next few days for another 10 days of paradise!}

So today I bring you the final day of the tour…

And a HUGE THANK YOU to my co-host Sonya from At Home With the Barkers!

Fall Home Tour @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Welcome Fall Home Tour – Day 4

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in fall home tour | 0 comments

Welcome Fall Home Tour – Day 4

So are you enjoying this week as much as I am?!

I mean..for real…these Fall Home tours have been SPECTACULAR!

I’ve gathered so many ideas from these amazing ladies…

…my Fall Pinterest board is exploding with new ideas!

I already can’t wait for next Fall when I get to decorate my house again! :)

Like for next year there will be baskets of green apples…candles in clear vases surrounded with pecans…white pitchers full of sunflowers…potted plants surrounded by pinecones…

I could go on all day!

So grab a cup of coffee and go gather the inspiration that is waiting…

Fall Home Tour @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Welcome Fall Home Tours – Day 3 and a DIY TV Cover

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in crafts, fall home tour | 3 comments

Welcome Fall Home Tours – Day 3 and a DIY TV Cover

Well, it’s Wednesday…Hump Day itself.

But there will be no just “getting through the day” attitudes around here!

Because today I’m going to be sharing 5 of the most AMAZING home tours you’ve ever seen!

Like seriously be prepared to be wowed!

So forget Hump Day…this is SUPER FUN FALL HOME TOUR DAY!

{And if you scroll to the bottom of this post…I’ll show you how I made this real quick:}

DIY Television Cover

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Welcome Fall Home Tours – Day 2 {and a GIVEAWAY!}

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in fall home tour | 3 comments

Welcome Fall Home Tours – Day 2 {and a GIVEAWAY!}


It’s here!

The first day of fall!

Pull out those flannel shirts and boots.

Build a fire and cozy up with a good book.

Rake up those golden leaves and jump in.

And go get some fall inspiration with these amazing fall home tours!

Also, make sure that you scroll all the way down to the end of this post so that you can enter for your chance to

win one of 2 $250 Visa gift cards!

Just a little way to celebrate this first day of fall!

Fall Home Tour @ DaisyMaeBelle

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Welcome to the Fall Home Tours

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in fall home tour | 35 comments

Welcome to the Fall Home Tours

I’m just pleased as punch that you’re here today and that I’m getting to share some of my favorite bloggers fall home tours…along with a tour of my own home.

We are going to have so much fun this week!

You aren’t even going to believe the inspiration you’re going to get.

If you look closely at these homes, I bet you’ll walk away with some fun ideas that you can add to your home today!

So let me welcome you to the Fall Home Tours!

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How to Make a Chalkboard

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in art, crafts | 6 comments

How to Make a Chalkboard

Do you ever get in a hurry…and do ridiculous things while trying to hurry?

And in the quest to get things done quickly…you actually spend more time doing what you are trying to get done?

Like instead of making 2 trips to get your groceries to your house from the car, you try to carry it all in one and you end up dropping half of what you were trying to carry?

Or when you are trying to make a chalkboard real quick and you end up grabbing the High Heat black paint {instead of the chalkboard paint} and you paint on all 3 coats and then you try to write on it and you can’t figure out why it’s not erasing?

Ok…so I’m guessing that I’m probably the only one who has ever done that…but it happened to me today. UGH.

But luckily the sun was shining and the paint was drying fast and the chalkboard is finished!

And if I had known how easy it was to make…I would have made one years ago!

How to Make a Chalkboard:

DIY Chalkboard

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How to Make a Fall Door Arrangement

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in fall, wreaths | 9 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 | 9 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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