Create Fall Curb Appeal with Pumpkins and Mums

Are you ready for crisp, golden days with a wonderful palette of color everywhere you turn? I'm ready to create some fall curb appeal using my favorite mums and pumpkins! I've gathered together a collection of inspirational photos to get the creative juices flowing! Photo by Rikki Snyder   Filling my flower boxes with colorful gourds would be fun to do, but I hate the thought of pulling out the impatiens since they're still blooming. This … [Read more...]

Country Style Fall Home Tour: 2018

Fall Home Tour Week is here!! For the past couple weeks I've looked forward to sharing this first part of my country style fall home tour with you! I teased in week's past that burgundy and wine are my colors of choice for this year's autumn season. (This post contains affiliate links.)   A special thanks goes out to Krista at The Happy Housie for organizing today's event! And welcome to those of you coming over from Place of My … [Read more...]

Fall Buffet Table Decorations for Entertaining

Fall through the Christmas season is the time when our family gets together more frequently for shared meals. Summers are filled with kids' sporting events and camp activities and once that dies down it's time to wine, dine, and relax. Rather than set a formal table for our next gathering, I chose to organize fall buffet table decorations for a more casual gathering. (This post contains affiliate links.)   Today I'm joining a group of … [Read more...]

Chicago City Living: Stunning Home Tour

I don't venture into the city too often, but when I do, I love walking the many neighborhoods and admiring the architecture. As I wander the streets of Wrigleyville or Hyde Park, I wonder what the beautiful homes look like inside. Today we're getting a taste of Chicago city living with a tour of a stunning brick and limestone house in the Southport corridor of the Lakeview neighborhood. Photo by Middlefork Development LLC   Step inside … [Read more...]

Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Cookies: Mmm, Good!

When I have time, I enjoy cooking and baking from scratch. And when the fall season rolls around, the desire to bake is amplified!  All those wonderful pumpkin, cinnamon, and maple flavors are just waiting to be turned into something special. But today, I'm featuring tasty Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Cookies!   These cookies have the perfect blend of a chewy inside and crispy outside, and they're easy to make, which is always a plus. When … [Read more...]

Landscape Painting Wall Art: 14 Ideas

Maybe it's the cooler days - or maybe it's the golden glow of farm fields after harvest. All I know is, I'm really drawn to landscape oil paintings lately. Here's 14 inspirational rooms that have used a landscape painting to decorate the room. A warm living room uses a peaceful scene atop the fireplace mantel. Photo by Carolina Design Associates, LLC   Note how the red of the tree in the oil painting in the room beyond matches the red of … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Mantel in Burgundy and Gray

Cupid shot me with autumn's arrow and I'm hopelessly ready for the most beautiful season. I'm also love-struck with burgundy and copper candle holders that now grace my Pottery Barn inspired fall mantel. (This post contains affiliate links.)   A gorgeous collection of burgundy, rose, and copper candle holders jumped off the pages of Pottery Barn's fall catalog and into my heart. It was at that precise moment that I knew my fall decor … [Read more...]

Vintage Owl Printable: Create a Fall Vignette

Temperatures have been in the sixties the past few days and now I'm fully motivated to decorate for fall! I found the sweetest vintage owl printable and turned him into a beautiful piece of wall art. You can download the print at the bottom of this post to make your own framed canvas.   First let me give a special thanks to Krista at Ella Claire blog for organizing today's creativity. You'll find over 20 free printables at the bottom … [Read more...]

Marvelous Mid-Century Modern Island Retreat

Today you're in for a special treat as we take a tour of a mid-century modern island retreat in Vancouver, B.C. The home is amazing with expansive views and tasteful contemporary interiors. Photo by Johnson + McLeod Design Consultants   Varied levels within the home create a unique layout - anything but traditional! A vaulted ceiling pairs with a stone fireplace to create architectural interest. Photo by Johnson + McLeod Design … [Read more...]

Basil Pesto Cavatappi with Tomatoes and Mushrooms

One of my favorite herbs is basil with its unique fragrance and flavor. You'll find it in our garden every summer. And one of my favorite recipes to make with it is Basil Pesto Cavatappi similar to the dish you'll find at Noodles and Company.   This year we grew basil in our vegetable garden and in garden pots. Much to my surprise, the basil in the pots fared much better. Maybe the basil in the garden was too crowded by the … [Read more...]

Mad for Plaid: 11 Decorating Ideas

Plaid patterns and fabric remind me of rich woolens from Pendleton Woolen Mills. Lucky was the lady who owned a pair of classic wool plaid pants from the Oregon company. Why not bring beautiful plaid decor into the home for the fall season? Photo by Robert Brown Interior Design   Plaids, first known as tartans, come in hundreds of patterns. You're sure to find one you love since there are so many variations. Here, a blue and white plaid … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo: A Seasonal Favorite

It's the season for pumpkin spice and all things nice!  And today, I've got a nice treat for you with a Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo recipe.   Lucky for you, I'm not the only one sharing a pumpkin recipe. You'll find oodles more at the bottom of this post. My friend Kristen at Ella Claire organized today's tasty event that celebrates the wonderful pumpkin! Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo is so special, you'll want to make sure you serve it … [Read more...]

Fall Berries Grapevine Wreath: Easy DIY Project

Are you ready to start decorating for fall? Today I'm sharing how to make a pretty Fall Berries Grapevine Wreath!   Not only am I showing how to make a fall wreath today - but so are several of my blogging friends. You'll find the link to their wreath instructions at the end of this post.   Wreaths can get pretty pricey so I like to save a few dollars and make my own. My favorite base to use is a grapevine wreath because … [Read more...]

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