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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Drying Hydrangeas and Herbs on a DIY Drying Rack

I am making preparations for a “fabulous fall” party next week on the blog, where I will be teaming up with a few other spectacular bloggers to show you how to bring the outdoors inside for fall decorating.  Today, though, I wanted to show you this simple herb drying rack that I made using chicken wire and a picture frame and talk about the best way to preserve hydrangea blossoms. The rack itself is super simple.  Find an old wooden picture frame at the thrift store (or maybe your attic?) and … [Read more...]

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Summer Mantel Decorating {2013}

Hellllooooooo out there…. I’m back home from a fun vacation to Niagara Falls and ready to hop back in the saddle after a nice long extended break from the blog.  So far this year we’ve had a nice mild spring and summer but now that the heat has cranked up to near 100 outside I’m ready to head back inside to the air conditioning and the comfort of my laptop.       What better way to ease back into regularly scheduled blog posts again than with a summer mantel post?  Let’s just pretend like I … [Read more...]

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