Creating a Thanksgiving Tradition for the Kids

Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost here again, even though I type this on Fall Back Sunday with the sun sinking low behind the orange leaves on the trees outside. I am struck by how different this year has been for us with Garrett in Kindergarten at a public school.   For four years he attended a sweet little church preschool where they were constantly having events to celebrate the seasons.  This year it’s different.  There are not any school parties or trunk-or-treats.  There is not … [Read more...]

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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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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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Tablescapes and other thoughts on hosting my first Thanksgiving

Can you guys BELIEVE that Thanksgiving is one week away? I can't.  I still think it's September most days.  I'm not ready yet, but I'm getting there.  This year I'm very excited about Thanksgiving because I'm hosting it at my house for the first time ever. Gulp. That's kind of a big deal, y'all. My whole life I've gone to other people's houses for Thanksgiving.  Every year when I was growing up we went to my Granny's house with all my fifty-leven aunts, uncles and cousins piled all … [Read more...]

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