Tuesday, September 23, 2014

DIY Plaid Pillar Candles

Hi there! Guys, I'm so excited to share this project with you today because it was SO easy, and can be customized for any occasion or holiday. I love finding methods that work for a variety of purposes.

I'm in love with plaid right now and wanted to make something fall-ish in green and orange, or maybe blue and orange plaid. When I was researching ways to customize candles for this post, I hit on an idea. Why not print my own tissue paper in the plaid pattern I want to customize candles for our family room? Perfect! I have to say, they turned out great, and the method was really tried-and-true. I made five different candles with no snafus, and rather quickly I might add. For the full tutorial, visit my About.com article, Customizing Plain Pillars with a Hair Dryer. Here are some more pics...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Craft of the Week: 6 Great Fall Wreaths

Hi there, how was your weekend? We had a really nice one. Got some work done in the kitchen (yay!), went to church, got a jump on the laundry, took a hike with the kids, and even squeezed in a movie courtesy of the babysitting services of my brother-in-law and niece. We saw This Is Where I Leave You, and, while it won't crack our Top 20, it was worth the price of the tickets. Quirky, kinda sad, but good dialogue and some touching moments. So...on to another week!

I'm a sucker for a great fall wreath, aren't you? I can never decide which one I like best! Here are six I've pinned recently that made me go, "OOOOOOO, I love that!" I recently pulled out all of my dead annuals and spruced up the front porch with some mums and a huge coleus I had out back. Now I'm totally in the mood for a new wreath!

Uncommon Designs


All You

Stone Gable

Fox Hollow Cottage

Diary of Dave's Wife

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Retail Therapy Thursday: Fave Fall Finds

Hey, hey! As evidenced from my posts earlier this week, I've finally succumbed to fall. You got me, Pinterest! I held out for as long as I could, but the weather is feeling nippy and I'm ready to don my boots and cute scarf and go get something hot and pumpkin-spiced. Wouldn't it be nice to also have a wad of cash in my purse to buy everything I'm showing you today? A girl can dream...and while I'm at it, let's hope for a nice, long autumn and none of the white stuff until Dec. 24, k?

So here ya go...some drool-worthy, fall finds from three of my favorite places to shop: Pier 1, West Elm and Target.

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