DIY, Floral Arranging, Lanterns, Fall, Neutrals

Fall Lantern Floral Arrangement Tutorial

I enjoy lanterns, I use them for all the seasons.  Today I am showing two fall lanterns one in orange and one in neutral whites and greys.  I especially like them with electric candles that turn on by remote.  These “candles”  make me feel much more secure about adding decor to any of the lantern surfaces. I have arranged a multitude of different vignettes inside my lanterns,  I think a cute little winter farm scene may…

DIY, Chalboard, Farmhouse, Home Decor, Pottery, Horse

Beswick Thoroughbred Figurine and Farmhouse Decor

I really enjoy the easy going vibe of farmhouse decor, its so bright, airy and comfortable.   I wrote before about how much I like the farmhouse trend, but instead of totally converting to farmhouse decor I  prefer to incorporate pepperings of it into my home. Herman loves horse racing, especially the thoroughbreds themselves.   It is because of his love of thoroughbreds that I have personalized the farmhouse style with more horses than cows, chickens, sheep…

Baking, Recipe, Fall, Breads, Buns

Butterhorns with Maple Butter

Montreal is a long way from Edmonton, you can purchase real French Canadian maple syrup here but you have to go to the airport or a pricey specialty store to buy maple butter. The two most delicious things I ate in Montreal, was Schwartz’s Montreal smoked meat and maple butter.  I would prefer to go to Montreal every fall to get some,  but realistically I had to learn to make my own.   (Sigh) aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa To make maple…

Farmhouse, DIY, Woodworking,

Farmhouse Shelf with Curtain Rod

Add Extra Decor with a Farmhouse Shelf This is the last of the projects for the farmhouse room for my grand daughters.   I searched high and low driving to several nearby small country gift shops to find these little farmhouse decor pieces.  They are worth the effort, I love how they look on the farmhouse shelf. Our little guest bedroom was most likely designed as a child’s room;  a double bed makes it seem…

Sewing, DIY, Pumpkins, Painting, Home Decor, Fall

DIY Pumpkin Cushions

Paint Your Own Pumpkin Cushions I use to have a closet full of cushions from various stores in a rainbow of colours and textures that I had gathered over the years.  I liked all of them but they were not as large as I would have liked.  Last Christmas I decided to make my own cushions instead.   I saved a few of the embroidered, jeweled cushions, but the rest I donated.  I did the same…

Baking, DIY, Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Choc Chip Ice Cream Bowls

I am currently working pretty hard on fall craft sale items.  I am trying to create a mountain of goodies for the upcoming sale.  That on top of writing blogs and summer visitors is taking its toll on my housekeeping and meal planning. I  try to make something special for Herman’s first night home,  this week he settled for european hot dogs ( he does all the barbequing) and a quick dessert. This is one…

Tooth Fairy, Faerie, Blanket, Sewing, DIY

Tooth Fairy Bed and Printable

One of a Kind Tooth Fairy Keepsake Sewing this little blanket made me wonder about the history of the tooth fairy.  She certainly existed when I was a little one, wiggling my tooth out dreaming of the loot I would haul in.  I was very surprised to find out that she is a fairly new 20th century North American concept.  She does not have a long tradition and its only in recent years that  children have been…

woodworking, diy, fall, burlap, farmhouse

Fall Mason Jar Display

Fall Mason Jar Centerpiece Makeover One of my very first blog posts was a mason jar box hubs made me for spring.   You can see the tutorial for building it here. a a For this blog post I am sharing how I updated it for fall.   I purchased some dollar store moss, a length of burlap ribbon and grey paint.  The rest of the items I gathered from shopping at home.  I prefer reusing items when…