Category Archives: Holiday Decor

Gorgeous Fall Porch Decor Ideas

Fall is almost here and living down south in Houston, I tell ya, we cannot wait!!

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Here’s some fall decor inspiration I’ve found online to get our porches ready!

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I love the aqua contrast and the wooden welcome sign of the fall porch display. See more at Serendipity Refined.

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LOVE this house number pumpkin topiary display. See more at Our Feathered Nest.

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Pumpkin lined stairs leading to this gorgeous classic fall display. See more at Bright Bold and Beautiful.

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This beautiful bright fall lighted wheel display is a mystery! I cannot find the original poster. If you know please comment below.

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I love this light and fresh fall porch display. The corn husk wreath is perfect! See more at Cottage in the Oaks.

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This Fall letter project has been a favorite of mine for years! See the tutorial at Sand and Sisal.

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Another gorgeous porch with an aqua contrast. See more at From My Front Porch to Yours.

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LOVE the wooden door with sign and of course more of that beautiful aqua colored contrast! Can y’all tell I love it?? See more at Fun Home Things.

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What a great way to dress up a bench for fall. See more at Tracy’s Trinkets and Treasures.

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You can buy this gorgeous berry wreath to dress up your fall porch on etsy!

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Susan with Between Naps on the Porch has a great tutorial on how to make those gorgeous pumpkin topiaries on her blog.

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My grandpa always painted pine cones for Christmas and I love the idea of painting them for fall. See more at The New Witty’s.

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Here we have another mystery! I cannot find the original poster for this awesome fall mailbox display.

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Does it still count as fall if you add an adorable BOO pennant banner to your already lovely fall porch? See more at All Things Heart and Home.

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This beautiful fall Hydrangea wreath is also available on Etsy.

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Check out the tutorial from Jennifer Allwood on how to create this adorable fall sign.

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Here is another wonderful fall porch with an adorable Boo ladder sign. See more at Our Vintage Home Love.

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Simple, elegant and beautiful. See more at Forever October.

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I just LOVE this re-purposed cabinet door turned chalkboard! See more at Lilacs & Longhorns.

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I love these pumpkin monogram signs! You can purchase them at Etsy.

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I love the beautiful fresh white colors for fall. You don’t always have to go with orange. See more at Home Stories A to Z.

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How great is this wooden fall sign? You can purchase it at Etsy.

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This scarecrow & snowman wooden fence sign from Mollie’s Custom Creations is GENIUS!!

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Here is another great pumpkin topairy tutorial from Eclectically Vintage.

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This is a fall rosette wreath I made years ago. I still love it and thought to share it with y’all. ¬†In sharing it I have to share this post from 5 years ago. I was JUST starting out in the decor blog world and I gotta say….I was pretty proud of that little bitty leaf garland we made and our fall front porch display!! It’s so simple and so, well, empty! YIKES!

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Look how cute Alice is though? She was just as proud of our little fall porch! ūüôā

NOW, I’ve been MIA for quite a while yes…..well THIS happened!

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Isn’t he absolutely perfect!! I actually typed out more than half this post one handed while breastfeeding!! ¬†I’ll be working on a WELCOME FINN post soon! Until then thanks so much for stopping by!

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A TON of Halloween Costumes, Party Tips, Games, Recipes and More

My daughter made a comment yesterday about the Halloween decorations and costumes she saw at our local grocery store. She said, “It’s not even September and there is Halloween stuff out”! It made me remember that us bloggers run on the same “super early” schedule the stores do. So, I sat down and started to think of what I could do for a Halloween post. I realized I have SO MUCH Halloween awesomeness on here already I decided to create a single post highlighting it all. Ya know, easy to find, easy access!

Halloween Round Up



Some are my own, some are amazing Halloween coolness I’ve found on the web!

DIY Halloween Costume for the Kids

50 Easy DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

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Halloween Treats

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65 Free Halloween Party Printables

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40+ Kid Friendly Halloween Ideas

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Halloween Lunch Ideas

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25+ Halloween Mantels

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From Tutu to Wreath¬†(yes, that’s my Alie!)

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Spooky Halloween Paint Chip Branch

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Halloween Popper Mummies

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Girlfriend Group Costume Ideas

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Pizza Mummies

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Inexpensive Halloween Party Ideas

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Halloween Glass Jar Decor

DIY My Little Pony Applejack Halloween Costume Collage

Alice insisted that I add the My Little Pony Applejack Costume I made her!!!!

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Couple Costume Ideas

I sure hope y’all find something awesome in this list! I would love for you to share your Halloween posts, costumes, ideas, recipes in the comments below.

Thanks for stopping by!!

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Easy Christmas Art with the Dremel Micro

I am just in love with the Easy Personalized Kid Decorated Christmas Art we made with our new Dremel Micro 8050!

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Being that this was my first time using the Dremel I was pretty nervous. ¬†Luckily there are plenty of “How To” videos on the Dremel website.

It took just a bit of trial and error to figure out engraving. The slower the speed of the Dremel the easier it is to control your lines.

I played with the different Dremel tool attachments, discovering what each one did. Have to admit that was fun!

My husband created this Christmas tree cut out from a cookie cutter.

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We decided to make an ornament that our daughter Alice could decorate herself.  We thought to add it to a plaque creating a keepsake decoration for Christmas that we could display year after year.

We let Alice paint the wooden Christmas tree ornament with pretty green glitter paint.

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Once it was dry, I applied the hot glue and she carefully added the beads for ornaments.

Now to the wooden plaque. After tracing the letters with a pencil, I used a Dremel high speed cutter to engrave Alice’s name and the year into the wood plaque. The new LED light feature is great!

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Then I painted the plaque. I discovered after I painted that I needed to sand the letters down. I carefully sanded the letters down with a Dremel sanding wheel. Then I added another coat of white.

I let Alice trace her name and the year with sparkly paint of her choice. I tried to convince her to use red but purple won. I mean, it is being decorated by her right?!

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I just love how it came out! Wouldn’t it just make a wonderful present for a loved one! Perfect for Grandparents or Aunts and Uncles!

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This one is MINE, though. I love it and it’s going up on my wall every year for Christmas.

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The Micro 8050 can cut, carve, engrave, sand, grind, sharpen, clean and polish‚ÄĒhelping you bring just about any brilliant project to life.

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Wood Peppermint Stick Tutorial

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape provided by ShurTech Brands, LLC for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am so delighted and surprised with how great this project worked out!! With the help of FrogTape Textured Surface, our Candy Cane Peppermint Stripes are PERFECT!!

For this project you will need:

Wood stakes (any size you like)

FrogTape¬ģ Textured Surface

White paint (We used exterior)

Red paint (We used apple red spray paint)

pencil and ruler

Paint your wood stakes white.

Once they are painted and dry, you will need to used your ruler and pencil to measure and mark where you would like the stripes to go. ¬†Once your stakes are complelty dried, it’s time to get out the FrogTape¬ģ. ¬†This is the How To Use FrogTape¬ģ part of the tutorial.

Cut strips of the tape and carefully apply on the measured marks you left on the stakes.

After your strips are placed on the stakes, you will need to rub a damp cloth over the strips of tape firmly. The tape is pretreated with PaintBlock¬ģ and this will activiate it to help ensure a good seal.

To apply the PaintBlock¬ģ Edge Sealer first, shake the bottle, then remove the top and foil. Make sure you keep all the tops. Attach the brush applicater tightly to the bottle. Apply the sealer with the brush generously over the edges you want to seal.

Once you are done applying the PaintBlock¬ģ, wash and clean the brush right away, then cover the sealer.

Allow the edge sealer to dry for 15 mintues before painting.

Once paint is dry to the touch you can remove the strips.

Can you see how FLAWLESS that line is!?? I was so surprised by how perfectly sharp the lines are. AMAZING right?

Here you can see the texture in the wood stakes before I removed the strips.

And the perfect, sharp edges made by the tape right over the texture!

PERFECT!!!!

Here is how our awesome new Peppermint Candy Sticks look in our yard!

What do y’all think? Didn’t it come out great!? I think they would made great sticks for holiday lollipops, too!

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