Moist and soft baked pumpkin donuts. A perfect pumpkin recipe for fall.

Baked Pumpkin Donuts

Pumpkin Donut Recipe These pumpkin donuts are made with pureed pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling.  Although they have too many carbs to be considered healthy, they are baked and not fried and don’t have any silly food colourings or processed ingredients. The texture of the pumpkin donuts is really soft and moist.  They aren’t as heavy as their fried cousins are but still have a nice pumpkin flavour.   These donuts are really easy to…

Elegant looking crisp linen farmhouse pillow cover.

How to Design and Make Cushion Covers

Designing  Cushion Covers This post shows you a simple way to design your own cushion covers.  Using white fabric with rag flowers, vintage doilies and crochet is a really pretty way to add a soft touch to your decor. These cushions make nice gifts as well,  I have been asked to make some for friends and they are always appreciated.  They don’t take nearly as long as you would think they do.  Better yet they…

Full length decorative bulletin board using flowers.

A Broken Mirror becomes a Farmhouse Bulletin Board

Decorative Bulletin Board from a Broken Mirror This farmhouse bulletin board has been waiting in the garage since last Christmas.  This really nice mirror was placed behind one of my Christmas trees to reflect the light.  Loved it, in a few days later I went to “adjust” it just a tad and knocked it over smashing the glass. When the Farmhouse hens decided to do a roundup on making something broken new,  I knew it…

Easy to Make Fall and Halloween Wood Craft Ideas

  Fall and Halloween Wood Craft Ideas In Canada fall is different,  Fall is beautiful but foreboding of whats to come.  No one is thankful for the reduction of hot summer days, we’re enjoying the harvest, the pretty leaves, but Fall’s not celebratory like it is for our southern friends. For now, at least  I continue to enjoy the warm summer days puttering on my ever ending wood stash, making some fall crafts. Simple scrap wood signs…

Waste not Wednesday Feature Pineapple door decor

WasteNot Wednesday Link Party – 115

 With the two busiest blogging seasons on the horizon, this week I have been busy baking all things pumpkin in an effort to get a couple of extra posts done early.  I would love to be a few posts ahead on my schedule, but never seem to get there.  If any of you have some hints to share about speeding up the blogging process, I would love to know your secrets.     Waste Not…

Elegant fall minimalistic wreath on a chalkboard for fall decor.

Printable and DIY Minimalistic Fall Wreaths

Minimalistic Fall Wreath Crafts in Two Styles There are all types of beautiful fall wreath printables online.  I have not created many printable and was having a hard time figuring out what layers I wanted.  Groaning I thought making a real fall wreath is easier than this! Then a  lightbulb went off, so I went ahead and made a real minimalistic wreath first, then used the wreath as a guideline for a printable. In today’s post,…

A decorative window frame project using lumber. Neutral backdrop for fall decorating.

How to Build an Old Window Frame using Lumber

Easy to Make Old Window Frame Backdrop Project Thankfully Summer is still here and I am loving the time outdoors building simple things and enjoying every ray of sunshine. Unfortunately, lazy summer days don’t last forever and before we know it Fall and Halloween decorating seasons will be here. This year I am finally getting a bit of a head start by making background decor items when I still have time. The first of these…

Fresh wheat stalks gathered for fall decor.

How to Preserve Fresh Wheat Stalks for Fall Decor

Use Whats Natural Elements Available like Wheat Stalks for your Fall Decor We live in one of Canada’s prairie provinces and as most of you know I am not a fan, but in the harvest season the prairies are breathtakingly pretty, miles and miles of wheat and other grains blowing in the wind, it really is very beautiful. Not to mention the old barns you can see while driving, this old barn is about 5…