Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas to Inspire You!

Our fall foliage the past week has been so beautiful! I keep saying I'm gonna get out and take some photos but the days are whizzing by and I've been a bit busy working on blog stuff. I'll let you in on a little secret ... I've decided to start a second blog about something I enjoy.  I'll give you more details the closer I get to hatching that plan!  Since I haven't gotten outside for a fall photo shoot, I decided to cruise through Houzz again … [Read more...]

How to Make a Twig Mirror

Colorful leaves are beginning to carpet our lawn and the Silver Maples have dropped quite a few branches, which is common for that type of tree.  We always get a new batch of fallen twigs after a storm and we add them to our burn pile.  But as I was looking at the pile, the thought occurred to me to do something crafty with those branches. And so today, I'm sharing how to make a twig mirror! We had a record number of fallen branches in our yard … [Read more...]

Decorating for Fall with Farmhouse Finds

This post is sponsored by Antique Farm House, but all opinions are my own. After spending lots of time outdoors during the summer, do you find yourself in nesting mode once Fall rolls around?  The combination of cooler weather and shorter days always puts me in the mood to make things cozy inside. I'm sure it's a psychological urge to prepare for the season I like least. You know, that frosty time of year that begins with the letter "w".  My … [Read more...]

DIY Fall Owl Magnets

Happy Sunday and welcome to my latest little craft project.  I was at the craft store looking for something in particular when I spied the cutest little felt owl figures hanging from the shelf. They stopped me in my tracks and I thought, "What could I do with these?"  I decided they'd look cute on mini canvases and the thought occurred to me to turn them into easy, DIY Fall Owl Magnets.  For this project I'm joining the "Home for Fall" event … [Read more...]

My Fall Farmhouse Tour ~ Part Two

Are you enjoying all the fall decorating that's flooding the internet these days?  There seems to be no end of inspiration and creativity!  Today I'm joining a few creative bloggers to share our homes with you during this week of "Fall in Love with Your Home" tour. I've already revealed part of my home decorated for fall a couple weeks ago, so this is my fall farmhouse tour ... part two.My farmhouse kitchen is my favorite room in the house … [Read more...]

My Fall Mantel ~ Farmhouse Friday

Wow! What happened to the month of September?  It's the 4th Friday of the month already and you know what that means ...  It's Farmhouse Friday! We're celebrating fall decor because so many people love the fall season and decorating in the warm hues of autumn. I've added a new cow print to this year's fall mantel, along with a few other farmhouse touches. Once you're done checking out my mantel, be sure to visit my farmhouse blogging friends at … [Read more...]

Pine Cone Owls

This week is the Fall Ideas Tour that Kathy from Petticoat Junktion organized!  You can see links to other bloggers at the end of this post and I guarantee ... you'll find plenty of fall decorating inspiration! Today is craft day and as part of the tour, I'm sharing how to make pine cone owls! I'm going to use these little guys to help decorate my daughter Bridget's baby shower next month. She's having a boy and has chosen a woodland theme for … [Read more...]

Fall Farmhouse Tour ~ Part One

Welcome to my Fall home tour! As a blogger, I love this time of year because there's a lot of online parties to join. Today I'm celebrating Fall Home Tour week organized by Brenda at Cozy Little House. I enjoy seeing what my fellow bloggers are up to ... there's so much creative talent to inspire and motivate! I do hope you'll visit my fellow bloggers' home tours listed at the end of this post.  But for now, here's my Fall farmhouse tour. A … [Read more...]

Easiest Fall Wreath Ever!

Last night the temperature dove into the 40's. In just a few days it will be back up in the 80's. The Fall season in Chicagoland is often unpredictable. It might be snowing on Halloween ... or it might be mildly warm. But one thing you can always count on is the beautiful colors of the trees as the leaves change. Shorter days signal the time to start decorating in warm colors and one of the first things I do is plant a few mums and swap out the … [Read more...]

Free Fall Printable ~ Falling Leaves

Happy Labor Day, Everyone!!  I hope that you take time to relax and unwind today. To help you enjoy the holiday, I've teamed up with 22 other bloggers to bring you a variety of free Fall printables that you can download in your home. My Fall printable is a quote from John Baily about falling leaves. You'll find links to the other bloggers at the end of the post.  Thanks to my friend Kristen at Ella Claire for organizing today's … [Read more...]

Fall Decor in My Farmhouse Kitchen

It's late August and I'm no where near ready to usher in Fall, but I do love mums and autumn flowers so I had to bring just a few touches of Fall decor into my farmhouse kitchen. I love late summer as it transitions into the next season. Our vegetable garden is ready to harvest and I'll be spending plenty of time in the kitchen canning tomatoes, so I might as well make the space pretty!Although the days have started to shorten, there's … [Read more...]

DIY Fall Place Cards

Thanksgiving is a few days away and that means I get to set a pretty table for the family and cook a fabulous turkey with all the trimmings. This year I've ordered a fresh turkey for my family from Reams Meat Market, which is well known throughout Chicagoland. I decided to customize our Thanksgiving table with DIY Fall place cards. I love using natural elements to decorate because it's inexpensive and pretty. If you don't have any pretty leaves … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Table Settings

One thing I love about this time of year is that bloggers get together more often to showcase loads of inspiration. From home decor to recipes to table settings and more. Today I'm joining some fabulous bloggers for  Thanksgiving table settings. A special thanks to Bre at Rooms for Rent for putting this blog hop together!  I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite table settings from my home over the past couple of years. I hope … [Read more...]

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