DIY, Home Decor, Home Tour

Festive Fall Home Tour

This is my first home tour, first one of any type ever.  I really want to thank Debbie from Chathamhillonthelake and Karen  from Dragonflyandlilypads for organizing the fall home tour and allowing me to participate. When planning the post,  I decided to have the tour follow the path of visitors who stop by.    This is my tiny loved front porch, if you look carefully you will see our  always on guard Great Pyrenees waiting to bark, leap,…

Home Tour, Fall, Porch, Home Decor

Stuffed Pumpkins of All Kinds

DIY Pumpkins  provide endless variety. I did not plan on sewing fabric pumpkins.  I wanted dollar store pumpkins that I could quickly paint and decorate.  I needed to write blog posts before the supplies were available in the stores, there were no dollar store pumpkins in sight, much less the real ones. We all know it takes time to create crafts,   I felt very pressured to get started so I just went ahead and sewed…

Galvanized, Muffins, Fall, Recipes

Fall Muffins

Fall Flavours in Muffins Fall muffins are delicious, the textures of seeds, oats and the traditional fall flavours of pumpkin and maple are perfect for muffin recipes. I didn’t grow up on the farm like all my older brothers did.  They remember being all excited about a new lard pail lunch kit and then getting mad because the city children teased them.  I bought one as a keepsake and use it to store raisins. I…

Three Tier Tray, Fall, Home Decor. Farmhouse

Three Tier Tray for Fall

Three Tier Trays can be handy I saw countless pretty three tier tray arrangements on Pinterest.  I thought the trays would be handy to gather items together and clear off countesjust r.  I had to have this one from Pier One because it was galvanized, (it called to me like a diamond I swear).  Once I brought it home I put it in the store room because I was not  sure about where to use it. I like clear counters, I don’t like…

Fall, Pumpkins, Home Decor, Yard Decor, Fall, DIY, Crafts, Painting

Neutral Pallet Pumpkins

DIY Pallet Pumpkins for Outdoors I have never made anything from pallets before.  For several years I kept seeing this pallet pumpkin post by Infarrantlycreative .  The NEED to have these never stopped, yip yip and a woo hoo,  this year Herman built me some pallet pumpkins. Last year my fall theme was neutral greys and white.  This year I am  repeating that with some pops of orange for interest.  I considered adding an orange leaf to the pallet pumpkins, but decided…

Cookies, Fall, Caramel, Baking

Caramel Nut Cookies

Fall – Time for Caramel Cookies Fall flavours are amazing, it really is harvest season.    Grains and baking take up a bigger part of my fall meals planning.  The scent of baked cookies from a warm oven become a welcome addition to the home atmosphere. Spices, apples, fresh nuts,  caramel and maple are all reappearing in our menus. I was craving caramel but didn’t want anything too sweet.  The oatmeal and nuts in this recipe cut down on…

DIY, Baskets, Floral Arrangements, Decor, Fall

Fall Baskets

DIY Fall Basket Decor Are you getting ready for fall decor yet.  Items are finally available in the stores now, its hard not to keep going back and seeing what cute items are available. We began as early as possible so I could create most of the decor myself. I am not sure how old this basket is, but its made out of strips of wood and nails.  I purchased it at an estate sale this summer.…

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…