Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Picture ledge, contributing at Homedit today


Can I just say that I adore being able to contribute at other sites. This is something I had not planned when i started this blog, but now that I am actively a part of three other sites and their talented team I am having so much fun. Getting to collaborate with others, try new things. I am learning so much. 

Anyways, today I am at Homedit sharing a really simple and easy DIY picture ledge. I am talking 1 hour from start to finish, including time to have to wood stain dry. And the impact it had was HUGE! I put this in my bedroom. And yes, any faithful readers will notices that the wall is painted and the trim is black. I painted it for this project. But, the whole room will follow shortly. This is the last untouched room in the house. For now we have a feature wall of painted trim and light tan color. But the whole room will be done. This picture ledge adds an amazing feature to this wall that is just used to walk by most of the time. It is now part of the room. Go check it out at Homedit! 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Creepy, crawley Halloween spider vases and DIY spiderwebs


This month is all about Halloween decor projects. I know I have Halloween on the brain and I am sure everyone else is the same way. We are finalizing plans for trick or treating, and other Halloween fun. We visited a pumpkin farm, and my kids were hopped up on caramel apple sugar all day. My house is all about Halloween too. I wanted to add some spooky fun to my fireplace mantel. I thought of a fun and really cheap idea.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fall!


I shared all of my favorite spring and summer flower blooms in my yard. So with fall here I am sharing the beauty that is the changing of the seasons. Growing up in southern California these golds, red, orange, and brown do not exist in the trees there. It took my breath away when I moved to Wisconsin and saw my first fall.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Friday Favorites #83

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Friday Favorites time! This month is speeding by, I adore fall and Halloween so that is exciting. But The idea of us getting closer and closer to winter is not my idea of fun. It gets so cold here. But for now we are having gorgeous fall temperatures and wonderful clear blue sky's. Morgan from Finding Morgan, and Heather from Our life in a click are the newest addition to the Friday Favorites link party. And of course the original lady, the woman with the plan Laura from I'm not a trophy wife. All wonderful ladies that bring just a little something different then the next to the table in this blogging adventure. Be sure to follow them as well!

spider frame, guest post at Fancy Shanty

DIY Spider Web Frame Craft

Today I am over at Fancy Shanty sharing a fun project to add some spiders and spooky to your porch. This ws a fun and simple project I created using  things I had laying around in my garage. There also was a incident with a real spider. Fun times. Either way my porch is now frightful and ready for October 31st! Head on over and check out the full tutorial.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Leaf string and bat wall art, a two for one fall decor



Sometimes ideas hit me with home decor, where it comes out of no where and I nail it with my random idea. I was on my way to a home improvement store to get spray paint for another project. While driving I thought of my fall mantel look I was planning on doing. My blue hydrangea picture did not mesh with it. But to find something I liked, and as big as the space needed for not a lot of money was not going to happen. I kept driving and thinking. Things just fell into place. I decided I should create the art, I have wanted to try string art, but I wanted to incorporate bats. So I decided to combine the two, making the picture two sided. Saves on storage, ease of transition from Halloween into fall decor, and it just a brilliant idea. See, nailed it!