DIY Felt and Leather Fall Garland

DIY Felt and Leather Fall Garland


DIY Felt and Leather Garland

I think I have Attention Project Disorder.

I literally have 1,785 projects going on in my brain at one time.

I can’t help it.  I go to Pinterest or flip through a magazine or read a book or just walk down the aisle at the craft store…

….and a project pops into my head.

I get so excited and figure out how I’m going to do it and push the other projects aside and dive into the project pool head first.

And then?

Before I ever finish it….

….another project comes along.Continue reading

Wheat, Burlap, Fall and Magazines

Wheat, Burlap, Fall and Magazines


I’m extra falling it this year because a magazine is coming in just a few weeks to take pictures of the inside and outside of the house.

I can’t even believe I just typed that last sentence with a straight fingers.

I’m a little all over the place with it.

I vacillate between washing basketball uniforms and helping my son study for the PSAT with really big vocabulary words and forgetting all about the magazine…

…to staying up late at night trying to be extra fall-clever.Continue reading

My Favorite Family Thanksgiving Tradition

My Favorite Family Thanksgiving Tradition


We are big on tradition in our family.

As in, watch what you do one year…

…because you may be doing it years and years hence.

Like the annual family football game.

And the perfect slice of cranberry bread.

And highs and lows of the year on Thanksgiving.

And a Thanksgiving dinner table full of everything from turkey to mashed potatoes to ham to freshly baked rolls.

But my favorite family Thanksgiving tradition?

Our thankful tree.Continue reading

Dyed Burlap Painted Leaf Pillow

Dyed Burlap Painted Leaf Pillow



My grandmother never threw anything away.

Not a thing.

She kept drawers full of sheets of old tin foil and washed out her plastic bags and cut her towels into smaller towels and re-grated soap to make new soap.  She could stretch a dollar and a aluminum pie plate farther than anyone else I knew.

She grew up during the Great Depression when every piece of every thing had to be recycled.  That’s what they did.  That’s how they made it.

I wish I had more of her inside me.  I toss everything.  If something is worn or tired or holey, I’m the first one to wish it well and escort it to the trash.

But this weekend I did something a little different.

I went all my grandmother on myself and saved a pillow.Continue reading

Simple Fall Display Ideas

Simple Fall Display Ideas



I’m not sure why or how, but this year fall is in every corner of the farmhouse.

It’s almost like it heard October and decided it needed another pumpkin.

I think that’s what I like the best about this season.

Fall isn’t fancy.

Fall isn’t over the top.

It’s the perfect date.  It’s a little unshaven, shows up with pumpkin pie….

….and smells really good.

Here’s some easy ideas for simple fall display ideas that leave room for dessert. 🙂Continue reading

Twenty Ways To Decorate For Halloween

Twenty Ways To Decorate For Halloween


I’m never really sure about Halloween.

Some years I skip it and act like we aren’t friends and move right on to leaves and pumpkins and hay bales.

But sometimes?

When I get a fun idea or feel like a spider web is in my future….

….I break out a little orange and black and say boo.

Today I’m joining a few friends with 20 ways to decorate for Halloween.Continue reading

Sometimes You Just Need a Sticker

Sometimes You Just Need a Sticker


A couple of weeks ago we were cleaning out the attic.

Because we are super-exciting and cutting edge and live a jet-set lifestyle….

….this is what we do for fun.

It’s actually an adventure up there.  Treasures that you forgot about hidden away in the eves and forgotten pieces of junk just waiting for a project.  You never know what you’ll find.

This time was no exception.

There, in between a 10-foot wood map of Kentucky and tiny ballerina dresses and and my Dear Abby mirror sat this.Continue reading

DIY Wood Slice Wreath

DIY Wood Slice Wreath


I have two amazing facts to share with you today.

Are you ready?

You might want to sit down for this.

Number 1 amazing fact:  You can make this wreath for under $10 in about an hour.

Number 2 amazing fact:  Poldark’s hair looked even more amazing last night than in the first season.

It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood.

Won’t you be my neighbor?Continue reading