Fall Porch Decor with Plants and Pumpkins

There is a part of me that loves living in a traditional red brick house, because I get to decorate this stately front porch with pumpkins and mums every fall.  The symmetrical part of me cannot get enough of this perfectly aligned fall porch decor with yellow mums and stacks of pumpkins lining the stairs. There is something so regal about a traditional red brick entrance with black wrought iron railings that makes a house feel so formal and polished and resplendent.  Is that even a word?  I … [Read more...]

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How to make Golden leaves from Clay

In yesterday’s post about fall decorating ideas I promised to tell you how to make these gold leaf place settings from my table.  Are you ready?  Don’t blink,  you might miss it.  It’s super simple.   Step 1.  Gather leaves from your yard. I found that green hydrangea leaves worked really well since they left deeper grooves in the clay. The pointed sweet gum leaves worked well, also. Step 2. Flatten out a lump of white polymer clay so it’s about 1/4” thick.  This will require a pasta maker … [Read more...]

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Fabulous Fall Party: Fall Decorating with Nature

There are moments when being a DIY home blogger who lives in the Deep South has it’s advantages, but right now is not one of them.  When it’s 97 degrees outside and the leaves outside my window are greener than Kermit’s ding-a-ling, it’s very hard to get in the fall decorating spirit. However… All of my blogging buddies are breaking out their autumnal adornments this week, so the pressure is on.  I was invited to join a few AMAZING home bloggers in the Fabulous Fall party today.  Since my … [Read more...]

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Autumn in Amish Country

In October 2012 my husband and I decided that before we have to spend the next 13 years of our lives planning our vacations around public school breaks that we were going to take a Last Hoorah Anniversary trip together.   When I was pregnant with Garrett in 2007 I toured New England in the Fall with my mother, and then in 2010 traveled to Vermont and New York with my husband, so for this trip I wanted something different, but still craved that New England in the fall experience.  In true Beth … [Read more...]

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DIY Galvanized Metal Bunting Tutorial

Ever since we took a trip to Pennsylvania Dutch country in October, I’ve had it in my mind to recreate this galvanized metal bunting that I saw draped on a store display in one of the Amish shops.  Here is the photo I took that day of their bunting.  I love the look of galvanized metal mixed in with rustic decor, and bunting is super popular right now.   I should have just purchased it when I found it, but for some reason I had a hard time pulling the trigger on a lot of things on that trip. I … [Read more...]

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