Dressing Your Thanksgiving Table – A Fall Tablescape

Dressing Your Thanksgiving Table – A Fall Tablescape

Here is a quick lineup of my Thanksgiving Tablescape - I did this one a couple of years ago and it was a big hit. A finely decorated table can add to the festive atmosphere. What are you plans this year?     Tips Day One - Use what you already have.     Tips Day Two - Get creative and use different colors, textures and shapes.     Tips Day Three - Add items from the great outdoors.     Tips Day Continue reading

Cabinet Door Chalkboard – EASY DIY

Cabinet Door Chalkboard – EASY DIY

Chalkboard DIY - Crazy Easy   Here is the promised cabinet door chalkboard easy DIY from my fall porch. Seriously, this took me less than 5 minutes.   Not everything you see is a difficult to achieve as it seems. Sometimes it's crazy easy. This is one of those.   Here it is on my porch:     I started with a clearanced kitchen cabinet from Menards. I paid $3. I bought three of them all in different colors.   I would have painted it using chalky paint, but Continue reading

Deck Railing into Fall Porch Ladder Upcycle

Deck Railing into Fall Porch Ladder Upcycle

  I've got a quick how-to for you because many have asked about the ladder I have on my porch. It's rather simple, mind you. Like 15 minute simple.   Deck Railing into Fall Porch Ladder Upcycle   While at my DD and SIL's home renovation they ripped off their deck-ish type of backyard railing. Here it is in the raw, Isaac and Dad taking it off their back porch:   Rather than toss it, I grabbed it for a future project.   This is my DH - and if you can read his Continue reading

Fab Fall Projects & Blog Hop 2015

Fab Fall Projects & Blog Hop 2015

Welcome to The Autumn Gatherings Fall Blog Hop Six days full of online fall home decor goodness! (Links to other blogs are at the end)   My fab fall front yard & deck project   We bought our house two years ago and it was in a shambles! The yard looked (and still does in some areas) like it was a back woods farm that hadn't been touched in years.   Here are before pictures of our house just before we bought it. Pretty sad, no?     The front was Continue reading

Thanksgiving Kid’s Table

Thanksgiving Kid’s Table

I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! Did you lavishly decorate or keep it simple?   We focused on the kid's table this year. Since the kids tend to get a bit impatient with us when we are getting the food on the table, I gave them something to do...   The kid's Thanksgiving printables are from here at Busy Bee Kid's Printables. Their appetizers (apples, peanuts, pretzels, carrots, string cheese and gummies) and the placemats kept them happy AND busy. Our three year old Continue reading

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 7

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 7

What about the kids? Until now, I've shown you MY fall tablescapes. Today I'm going to share some links from other sites.   I just saved you a couple of hours searching online for ideas.   You're welcome. I don't want to give away my plan for this year but suffice it to say that our kid's table is going to be as interesting as the adult table - and much more fun! It will be my focus this year and I'll show you after the deed is done.   Let's consider "kid Continue reading

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 6

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 6

Cohesiveness cohesive [koh-hee-siv] adjective cohesiveness, noun 1. characterized by or causing cohesion : a cohesive agent. 2. cohering or tending to cohere; well-integrated; unified: a cohesive organization.     Find your most prominent shape - in this case, circle, and carry it throughout your tablescape.   Use what you already have. Use colorful items as accents. Add items from the great outdoors. Use candles. Lots of Continue reading

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 5

Fall Tablescape – Seven Days of Tips 5

  Fall Inspiration The other day I said to my DH, "DH, look at that mountain (we have a little mountain here called Granite Peak), doesn't it look like a patchwork quilt with all that yellow, orange and red?" In his creative artistic visionary way he replied, "Looks like a bunch of colorful trees to me."   Isn't he amusing?   Bring Fall Inside   A fall tablescape isn't just for your dining room - how about your couch table, bedside table, or front door accent Continue reading