Five on Friday

Holy smokes, y'all... tomorrow is November!    Yowza!  If you follow me on Instagram, you know I had a busy week with the Little Ones -- Halloween is so much fun for them I always feel like I'm along for their ride, at least for a couple of days. :) Anyway, I enjoyed sharing a little randomness last Friday, so I'm thinking every so often I'll offer up a Five on Friday post, just for fun.   I've been back on my painting and DIY'ing horse this … [Read more...]

Easy Harvest Centerpiece

Well, while spending most of the weekend on and off the couch, I managed to photograph my simple harvest centerpiece to share with y'all.  In the nick of time for this rapidly approaching Thanksgiving holiday! We spend every Thanksgiving at my mother-in-law's,  so I don't do a big tablescape in my home.   But these sweet pheasants were beckoning this year, so I decided a simple kitchen table centerpiece was in order. :) I used things I … [Read more...]

DIY Burlap Moss Vases {a Dollar Store Project}

I love the Dollar Store.  A brand new one just opened up near my house and I could get lost finding great deals in there.  It was my first stop when I was preparing for my preschool Moms' Tea -- on the hunt for those simple glass cylinder vases.  I had a vision for this project... These were a big hit with my moms, especially since three of them got to take one home. :) Here's the how-to! Supplies you'll need: glass cylinder … [Read more...]

Easy Holiday Centerpiece

Well, $1600 later, my house is sealed and the traps for the unwelcome critters have been set.  Ugh.  I'm trying not to think about it too much, 'cuz it just gives me the willies!  So let's dwell on pretty things and easy projects to get our Christmas spirit in tip top shape.  :) How about a super easy Christmas centerpiece?  Here's what you need: A favorite urn or container Sticks from your yard, spray painted gold (or silver) Florists … [Read more...]

Fall Tablescape {the details}

Because you know my dining room can't stay this way indefinitely, here's the scoop on my tablescape! Remember my beloved Willow House Royal Street Urn?  Can't get enough of her. The fleur de lis speaks my language. :)  Click HERE to get yours!  The sticks are straight out of my backyard, after a storm.  I let them dry out in the garage for a couple of weeks so no critters would make their way into the house.  Then I just added a couple of … [Read more...]

Easy November Centerpiece

What you need:a rustic tray (shown here the Covington Serving Tray from Willow House)a light colored plate (shown here, Villa Stoneware Dinner Plate from Willow House)3 pillar candles of varying heights and shades of fall colorsfall leaves and berriesone or two miniature pumpkinsWhat I love about this:  easy, budget-friendly, and the low profile lets your enjoy seeing your dinner guests across the table.You see how simple it is to … [Read more...]

Simple September Centerpiece

One of my favorite things about September is that it's not quite the end of summer and not quite fall yet.  This super simple centerpiece is inexpensive and celebrates the seasonal transition.What you need:Any glass bowl, though a footed glass bowl like my Ruffled Glass beauty from Willow House adds a bit of height (click here for ordering information).2-3 faux or fresh artichokes (these came from Target)1 bag Fuji apples ($3.99 @ … [Read more...]