Quick Fall Updates

It’s in the air & I couldn’t be more thrilled. Fall.
Mmm… oranges & reds, pumpkins, wool socks, scarves and snuggling.

Yep. It’s pretty awesome.

So, I didn’t feel it was fair for only the outdoors to celebrate Fall. The indoors needed some excitement too. Hence a few seasonal house swaps… free ones too! 🙂

The table needed a new centerpiece. I had a leftover canvas in my laundry room, some Halloween ribbon I purchased several years ago & a printable pumpkin monogram pattern from here that I pinned on Pinterest. After I printed this one, I decided I liked the look of the single “S” better than N, H, S. So I eliminated the first name initials.

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I just used some tape to tape the monogram paper to my canvas (so I can remove it later and reuse my canvas.) After taping the paper down, I used my low-temp glue gun to cover up the taped edges with my festive ribbon. I am rather fond of my free update!

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Then the chalkboard got some seasonal love. Last night I was getting rather frustrated with my lack of freehand artistic abilities. I had fiddled with the chalkboard but couldn’t land on anything I liked. So I went to bed…and woke up to this.

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What a sweet man I have, right? He even swagged the leaves all on his own. I think I am “falling” for him all over again… Ok, too corny? 🙂

The front door got some attention:

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And my favorite spot in the house- my new dresser-turned-console got some sprucing. I love the warm coziness of it all!

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It isn’t much, but my goal this year was to spend no money, but still feel like Fall had arrived. And I feel successful.

How are you prepping your houses for Fall? Any good freebie ideas I can steal from you? 🙂

Happy Birthday, America!

In honor of the birth of our country, I have decided it’s only fitting that we have a party. And I have no idea where this idea of a cook-out came from…

Chips, Hamburgers, Canned Drinks?

Really?

America is a “she.” That party scenario is totally “male.”

Here’s what I would do:

A nice little Americana Insired Mani for the party

Something festive to welcome the guests in

 

Thirsty? Have some strawberry water!

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Every birthday girl deserves a gift– and what’s better than one that can reside on my wall?

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And of course, some yummy goodies for the party (to place on your beautiful table, pictured below!)

Room to Inspire’s “Red Vines” wrapped in Stars & Stripes

Cupcakes & Cashmere’s Chocolate Dipped Pretzels in Red, White  & Blue

 

Giggles Galore’s Fruit Kabobs for something on the healthier side

Also from Giggles Galore, a little piece of cake for everyone, the birthday girl isn’t selfish after all!

A Centerpiece that is so clean and elegant

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At least, that’s what I think America would like for her party. Who do I think her guests would be?

The Founding Fathers who founded this nation as being “Under God,”

The Service men & women who have and are still fighting to keep it free,

And those of us who truly do Love this Land.

Happy Birthday, America!