Thursday, November 8, 2018


 Hello and happy November! Guys, this year flew by and I'm still trying to catch up. I have had the chance to do a few projects I've been wanting to do for years, but just haven't gotten around to them. Until this last month. Right when my hubby gave me the go ahead I jumped all over it! 

Here is a sneek peek of the board and batten I put up in my dining room. Why I waited so long to do it, I'll never figure out! I love it!

This post is about my Thanksgiving tablescape. The board and batten wall tutorial will come later. I'm trying to incorporate more color into my house, nothing too crazy just more earth tones and more textures and I this tablecloth from Pier 1 Imports was just the thing I needed. I love the blue plaid.

Don't ask me how I got the picture above.....Lets just say I wasn't hanging from a light fixture. Yes, I was standing on my table people! It was a little sketchy up there and I tried not to fall and break my arm. Happily I was able to get down without incident.  I love how the grass looks from above. I grabbed this grass last month from my yard before the deer munched it.

I love the warm glow of candles don't you? They just add so much to the feeling in a room. You can never have enough candles.

 I got these Napkins at Target for $3 for a set of 4. I was going to make pillows out of them but they were only 18x18 and I like my pillow at least 20x20 so napkins they stayed. that was my only purchase for this table. the rest I already had.

 I love my Gather sign from Smallwoodhome I use it year round. I love it here the most because this is where my family gathers every night to eat dinner and talk.

I love setting up tablescapes, and I'm still learning how to do them correctly. Wait, is there a wrong or right way to set a table? I'm sure there is but we are not very formal around here and usually its plastic plates for the kids and mismatched cups. 

White dining table-old
Dining chairs,chair cushions and silverware-World Market
Navy Tablecloth-Pier 1 Imports
Wood Chargers-DIY the unfinished wood chargers are from Michaels I finished them myself
Gather sign-Smallwoodhome
Mercury glass candle holders-mix from Michaels and World Market
Goblets-Walmart/Pioneer Woman
White Picher-Target
Plates with Silver edge-I have no idea I got these from my wedding

I know what you are can a person take some many pictures of one table, right? Well I don't know, its just a talent I have! hahahaha!
Thanks for stopping by. Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, October 29, 2018

trick or treat

Its a Halloween miracle! I've published 3 blog posts in one week!! what who am I?! okay just joking around.
Welcome to my spooky home. 
Okay its not really that spooky. I'm more of a cute Halloween decorator. I don't really like to be scared or creeped out and neither do my kids, so we keep Halloween pretty light and fun around here. 
I quickly threw together a few Halloween vignettes for my daughter, who also loves to decorate. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. Again I kept things neutral with creams, white and black. I already had the cloches and the paper bats so when I came across Jamie @somuchbetterwithage IG post with her bats in her cloches on her mantle I had to have some of my own. The lighting isn’t the best in some of these pictures the weather was not cooperating and it was rainy outside all day so it was a bit dark.  But it kind of helps with the spooky effect.

I grabbed some my old Twilight books (don't laugh) I had in the basement, took off their covers and used them to add some height to my little cloches.

I love that you can see the reflection of the paper bats on my kitchen wall!

I purchased the black spooky fabric from Michael craft store for like $2 last week. The large black candle sticks Ive had for years they are from Hobby Lobby. The cloches are from both Michaels and Hobby Lobby.

Halloween entry table

Again I used what I already had at home except for the black fabric I got new for this years decor. I hand made this Trick or Treat sign last year at a craft party. The potion jars I've had for years as well they are easy to make just look on pintrest for potion printables.

I hope you and your family have a safe and candy filled Halloween!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Simple, inexpensive Halloween tablescape

Can you believe its almost Halloween? I cant! My daughter has been begging me to put up some Halloween d├ęcor. I don't know why I haven't other than the fact that I have been so busy and I just haven't had the desire to do much decorating. But a few days ago I gave in to her pleading and threw together a simple tablescape and made some homemade chicken noodle soup for dinner.

 Have you heard about the #tendollartablscape from @handmade.farmhouse and @myhouseof8? make a simple, inexpensive tablescape. I can do that! I actually didn't buy anything for this tablescape. I used things I already had around the house.
I kept the colors simple with black and white.  The branches are from my yard and spray painted black. I had some black and white ticking fabric so I made some napkins.
 I love these paper bats, I use then every year!


Chargers-DIY by me from Michaels
Plates, bowls-JCPenny
Candle tapers-Etsy
Chairs & Silverware-World Market
Thanks for stopping by Have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Touches of green

Hello, its been a while since I've been on here. It's been a busy year and I am hoping to get back into my blogging. I thought that when my last baby went to kindergarten I'd have all the time in the world to blog, but that hasn't been the case. I think I am busier than before! Well anyway enough of that. If you are new here or an old friend, I am glad that you are here. The past few months I've had several people on my Instagram say that they have been following my for over 7 years on my blog and on Instagram for the past few years. Wow, 7 years that means so much to me! Thank you!

Welcome to my home....
I was able to take a few pictures with my good camera last week and what a difference it makes. My phone takes good pictures but nothing like my Cannon camera. I was so excited to get some new throw pillows from H&M Home. They are really good quality,  they have a zipper so they can be thrown in the washer for a good cleaning, which is a must with 4 kids and a hubby. These green ones are only 5.99 each! That is a killer deal for a pillow cover with a zipper! I can't make one for that price. Go check out H&Ms home decor you won't be mad about it, I promise.
 I wanted some free art so I do what I always do and that go get some green clippings from my year and frame them.  I also cut some fresh stems for my vase on my dining table below.

 Can you believe that I've had this real vine in my home for over a year! I have 2 of them and they are thriving! I only have to water them when they remind me, by drooping. hahahaha!

 I purchased these glass candle holders from Target a few weeks ago and placed my faux candles in them. I love the feel candles give. The green candle was on major clearance at Target  for like $3 and it smells so yummy. The brass balls are from Pottery Barn and the tray is from
 Brass mirror and wood lamp are from Target. Dresser is from Ikea. Pulls on dresser are from Ebay. Brass candle taper holders are from Esty. Brown wicker planter is from McGee and Co.

 Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day friends!