Friday, November 18, 2016

An Easy Craft Project For Kids...

Happy Friday, today I am popping in to share a cute little craft project that you can do with your kiddos over the Thanksgiving holiday. It's super easy inexpensive and oh so adorable. For this project you will need, a terracotta pot, craft paint and paint brushes. You will also need whatever it is you/kids would like to put inside the pot. The pot below was used to plant pansies but you can do what ever you like.

Next, carve out a space for the project and don't forget to protect the areas where the kids will be working. We set up an area outback for my grand baby, and she went to work creating not one but two masterpieces. One pot received a pumpkin and the other a turkey.

Is that the cutest turkey you've ever seen or what? Wow, talk about a budding artist! Grand babies are the best!!!!

Once the paint dried, the budding artist went to work filling her pots with potting soil. Then she added Pansies to each pot.

My daughter got in on the pot painting as well. She used her pots to plant some of her favorite herbs. Cute, cute, cute!

This is a project the whole family can do, and also a great way to keep the kids busy during the holiday. It's also a fun way to spend some quality time together with the ones you love.
Enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Easy Last Minute Ideas For Fall

The count down has begun! Can you believe there are only 8 days left until the turkey is carved? So, today I figured I would share some easy last minute ideas to get you through Fall/Thanksgiving Holiday. So let's get started!

These diy wreaths may look quite intimidating but on the contrary they aren't at all. To get this look you will need a grapevine wreath, garland of your choice, floral wire and ribbon. Simply take the garland and place it around the wreath. Once the garland is in place attach it to the wreath using floral wire. Next, add the bow and hang the wreath. Project complete! Your family and friends will be impressed. For best results make sure that the garland is long enough to cover the entire circumference of the wreath.

If the wreath above is still a bit much, why not give this wreath a try? The only things needed are a grapevine wreath and ribbon of your choice. Now make a big bow and attach it to the wreath. Voila! I used a pipe cleaner/chenille stem to attach the bow above.

 If creating a wreath is not an option you can purchase a ready made wreath instead. Just hang it and you're done. How's that for instant gratification?

To add a touch of fall to your entry or any room in your home, simply place beautiful potpourri in your favorite bowl, dish or container. Not only does the potpourri make for a delightful display, it smells good too!

No time for potpourri, let a scented plugin do the trick. Simply plug it in and in no time, your house will be filled with the scents of the season.

Don't know what to do with those pumpkins? Try grouping them together to create interest and impact. This idea can work with whatever extra Fall stuff you may have. Just be sure to group like objects together.

Have an empty vase available? If so, you can create this easy floral arrangement. Fill a vase half full with plastic bags. The bags will be used to hold the floral stems in place. Next, stick the stems/bushes of your choice into the vase and arrange them however you like. Then find the perfect place to display your arrangement.

To make your guest feel super special nix the plain white paper towels. and display beautiful napkins in your powder bath that relay a message, quote, or scripture. Need more ideas? Keep scrolling!!!

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For just $2 each, you can add a splash of Fall to your kitchen with these lovely dish towels.(Walmart) Just hang them over your cabinet door/doors and you're done!

Pressed for time, instead of an elaborate table setting like the one pictured above try doing something a lot simpler like the table setting below.

The only thing needed to add a pop of Fall to this table setting was a fall leaf. It doesn't get much easier than that. You like?

Need a quick and easy centerpiece? Fill your favorite accessory with pine cones, pumpkins. acorns or whatever you have on hand. You will be amazed at how good it actually looks.


Lastly, to make your over night guest/guests feel loved, place a scented candle inside of a gift box. Then add a bow. Your guest will always remember this kind gesture.
So, there you have it. My easy last minute ideas for Fall. If you found any of these ideas to be useful, I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.

Happy Fall,


Monday, November 14, 2016

My Fall Table 2016

Today is the reveal of my Fall table setting. If you like a non traditional setting and lots of animal print you are going to love this table. As always, every year my goal is to create a table setting by using what I already have. So the first thing I did was shop the house for inspiration. This year my inspiration came from the animal print throw shown in the picture. Since the throw wasn't big enough to cover the entire table I used two yards of black fabric right off the bolt. Using the black fabric created another layer, and I love layering. Everything I chose for this table setting works amazingly well with the inspirational piece. So, I continued to add different elements to the table until I was completely satisfied with the end result.

Since the table is neutral, I used gold place mats,copper plates and metallic pumpkins to add a bit of sparkle. For the centerpiece I filled a huge seashell with pine cones, pumpkins and acorns. Instead of using candles this year, I topped the candlesticks with a pair of hammered drapery finials.

Check out the chandelier! It's feather garland. I simply wrapped the garland around the chandelier and used some of the existing feathers to hold it in place. This is my budget friendly version of an Antler Chandelier. Pretty clever huh! You like?

Fabric swatches were used as napkins and the floral pics placed inside the napkins add, a touch of the unexpected. The animal print pumpkins are the icing on the cake.

This shot was taken from above. Wow! I think this table is absolutely stunning!!!

Even though all the swatches/napkins are different they still work well with the rest of the table. All the different patterns adds interest to the table. Keep scrolling to see what I mean.

So what do you think of "My Fall Table?" I absolutely love this table and I can't wait to share it with friends and family.

Happy Fall Y'all!

Friday, November 11, 2016

A Sneak Peek Of My Fall Table

Happy Friday, earlier in the week I posted about Fall Table Settings That Caught My Eye. I stated in the post that I would be sharing my table setting with you real soon. So, today instead of keeping you in total suspense, I decided to give you a sneak peek. But before we proceed you have to answer the riddle. "What's black and beige and brown and copper with a whole lotta animal print"?...My Fall Table of course.

Not to shabby huh? Come back next week to see the entire table.

Have a GREAT weekend!


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Fall Table Settings That Caught My Eye

Fall is in full swing and I am really loving the nice weather we are having here in the Sunshine State. I have been busy getting things ready, because I have guest coming for Thanksgiving. I also have a Fall Brunch coming up real soon. This year I decided I would do a neutral tablescape using items that I already had. So I shopped the house and went to work creating a tablescape that I hoped would WOW my family and friends. I will be sharing that tablescape next week so come back for the reveal. Since today's post is about fall table-settings, I surfed the information highway in search of table settings that caught my eye. So without any further ado, let's get this show on the road. Enjoy!

I couldn't resist. This eye catching table-setting was done by yours truly. I chuckle as I write this because I can hear my Mom saying, "It's a poor frog that won't praise his own pond". I think she makes a valid point. You can see the entire post of My Fall Table 2015 here. Moving right along. This year I created a table-setting that's in sharp contrast to the one above. Don't get me wrong I love all the colors from last year, but I wanted to switch it up a tad this year. My table is neutral this year.  It's gussied up in beige, brown and black with a splash of copper. I also decided to throw in one of my favorite neutrals, "animal print". I have been enjoying the table thus far and I can't wait to share it with you.

I love the color combo used on this table. The use of copper accents makes this table sing.

This table has an Asian vibe. It's simple but very pretty. You like?

Cedar Grove Gardens
This table caught my eye because it's casual but elegant.

Dining Delight
This table screams "Fall". The colors are amazing and check out those beautiful leaf bowls. Awesome!

I love the laid back look of this table and how the colorful arrangement takes center stage amidst the white.

This table is so beautiful. I love, love, love the gold accents.

Absolutely Stunning! I love the addition of the pheasant feathers they add a touch of the unexpected.

Happy Fall,