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DIY Ruffled Burlap Shade

October 5, 2014
DIY Ruffled Burlap Shade

I’m back, as promised, with a tutorial on how I made this DIY ruffled burlap shade. Earlier this year when I showed the red ticking ruffled shade on our summer porch, many of you asked how I had made it. Well, I already had the ruffles that I removed from some curtains that I was […]

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Painted Urns on the Mantel

October 2, 2014
Painted Urns on the Fall Mantel

A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law Jean asked me to help her paint some cheap, plastic urns that she was planning to use on her fall mantel. And I’ll have to say that the painted urns on the fall mantel look fantastic! It always amazes me what just a little paint can do. The urns […]

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All Things Creative-Halloween Edition

September 30, 2014
All Things Halloween

Hi everyone! It’s that time of month when the All Things Creative Team links up all their best posts on a topic, and of course, this month’s topic is Halloween!  Now I’ll have to admit that I don’t get too spooky or gorey  with my decorations for Halloween. Real life is a little scarey, anyway, […]

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Owls on our Front Porch

September 29, 2014
Owls on our Fall Porch

Whoooooo’s ready for fall? I am, now that I’ve finished decorating our front porch. And even though everything is still green around here, I’ve filled the porch with all the glorious colors of autumn and a whole bunch of hoot owls! You may remember that about a month ago, we showed you this wooden owl […]

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Topsy Turvy Jack-O’-Lanterns

September 27, 2014
topsy turvy Jack-O'-Lanterns

Hello everyone! We recently made these topsy turvy Jack-O’-Lanterns and can you guess what we used to make them? If you guessed cheap, plastic trick-or-treating pails then you are correct! These came from Walmart and they were only $1 each. I started playing around with painting this one. I first painted it with some white […]

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Smoothie Recipe and a Giveaway!

September 24, 2014
Smoothie recipe and a giveaway

Disclaimer: I was provided product samples by Carrington Farms for the giveaway but all opinions are my own.I’m having a quick little giveaway of some of my favorite things and in addition, I’m passing along a smoothie recipe from Carrington Farms. Do you make smoothies? I didn’t until this summer when my blogging friend Kim […]

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All Things Creative-Pumpkins and Gourds!

September 20, 2014
All Things Pumpkins and Gourds

In just a few days, it’s officially going to be fall! Are you ready? The All Things Creative Group is back with a bonus edition of All Things Pumpkins and Gourds! We’ve looked into our archives and found over 50 decorating ideas, recipes, and crafts involving pumpkins and gourds, and we’ve put them all together […]

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Gourds on our Fall Mantel

September 19, 2014
fall mantel 2014

Today there is definitely a change in our weather signaling fall is near. So I got busy and changed up the decorations on our mantel. And ever since I found these old, dried gourds at the auction, I knew I’d be using them on our fall mantel. The one on the left is a dipper […]

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Using Gourds in Fall Window Boxes

September 10, 2014
fall window boxes

It’s beginning to look like fall around the Crossroads! These are some new window boxes that I recently planted, and I plopped in some gourds that we grew in our garden over the summer. Instantly I had some fall window boxes!  But first, I have to tell you where these window boxes are. About a […]

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