Fall. Simplified.

November 17, 2017


Two Tiered Wooden Tray

It's fall. Still. Even though it doesn't really look or feel like it around here. It's a bit unnerving, truth be told. Autumn in the northeast is supposed to be chilly, sometimes there's snow and by now, the trees are usually naked. But nope. 

Not this year. 

Whimsical Christmas Tree Sign

November 14, 2017


Merry Christmas Tree Sticker Sign

No, no, no. I have not decorated for Christmas yet. All of my trees, wreaths, lights and ornaments are still tucked away in storage waiting for the day after Thanksgiving to pop out of hiding. However. Christmas crafting is a tricky business. In order to have all of your projects ready on decoration day, you have to start a little early.

Denim Cup Cozy

November 10, 2017


DIY Cup Cozy Gift Idea

Oh the weather outside is frightful...well, ok, maybe not quite frightful yet, but it has become quite chilly in the past few days. Looks like our extended summer has finally come to an end and fall is here to stay. That's ok, fall leads to Christmas and I love that time of year.

Less Than Perfect Crafting

November 7, 2017


DIY Fall Harvest Pillow Tutorial

Hello friends! Today, I'm decorating for autumn, adding a little bit of cottage charm to my living room with another pillow. Go figure. I saw this stencil at the craft store a few weeks ago and I thought it would make a very sweet addition to the room.
I was right. I love it.

5 Reasons To Love Cottage Style

November 3, 2017


5 Reasons To Love Cottage Style Decor and Design

Growing up, I lived in high ranch. My parents had moved out the suburbs and bought a brand new house in a brand new development. It was situated on a third of an acre, had a built in pool, a fabulous basement with a brick fireplace and a two car garage. It was home. I loved it and was sure that when I grew up, I would live in the same kind of house.

I mean, seriously, what more could anyone want?

The Halloween That Wasn't

October 31, 2017


Finally Free From Halloween

It is Halloween today, isn't it? October 31st? I mean I peeked at my phone to check the date and that's what it says, but I'm asking you, because I'm still not quite sure.

You see, the grass in my yard is still very green, the leaves have barely changed color, it's relatively warm outside and no one who lives here is going trick or treating.

For the first time in forever, it just doesn't feel like Halloween.

Fall Pumpkin Banner

October 20, 2017


How To Make A Burlap Pumpkin Banner

It's fall y'all! Well, sort of. Here in the northeast, it's been a crazy season. Mother Nature doesn't seem to be able to make up her mind...cold one day, warm again the next. Which is fine with me. I am a dedicated summer girl. Oh, don't get me wrong, I love the colors of fall and getting cozy by the fire, but it's hard to decorate inside, when it still looks like summertime outside. 

That's ok. I managed. And I made a new banner

Aging Wooden Crates The Easy Way | Trash To Treasure Makeover

October 17, 2017


Easy DIY Vintage Wooden Crates

I live in a great neighborhood. It's filled with the most charming houses from the 1920's, the smell of salt air and neighbors with a lot of junk. From fan blades to large picture frames, lately, I have been the lucky recipient of some fabulous cast offs.

How awesome is that?

Handmade Sock Angel Ornament

October 13, 2017

Handmade Sock Angel Christmas Ornament

Ho Ho Ho Friends! Christmas is my favorite time of year, and even though it's still a few months away, I say it's never too early to get a jump on those holiday crafts. I love creating my own gifts, decor and of course, ornaments, like my latest and greatest, a darling handmade sock angel.

She's a mini version of the sock angels I made last year.