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.


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!


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.


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:


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


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?


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!


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

Pinned Image

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

Blue Glassware Centerpiece

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!