Fall Porch 2014

Fall Porch 2014

Gosh, I can hardly believe it’s October!!!

I must admit I LOVE IT!!!

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love Fall what with all the smells and colors and temperatures finally beginning to drop (a little)!

The Fall Porch is finally complete!



I had the most fun making these pillows for Plaid.  You can see that post HERE!


I added a little fall color to the entry stairs….


…….it’s amazing what a little “dash” of color will do!!


My door wreaths were super easy to make.  You can see how I did it with the help of Laura from Top This Top That’s wreath tutorial!


I put the black and white pillows along with last years fall pillows on the swing!


I never get tired of classic black & white!! This year I added some burlap pumpkin pillows to the mix!



They’re cute and fun and can stay there through November!

Of course, little touches are scattered here and there.


I took my daughter’s rubber cowboy boots and added some fall foliage along with a pretty ribbon….


….and placed them next to my sandwich board with a simple seasonal sentiment!


My mini goat wagon got a touch of hay, ghords, an extra little pillow and a battery operated candle lantern!


A very simple vignette in the corner that definitely says “fall”!


I updated my pie basket by adding more foliage, some Dollar Tree pumpkins painted white and another candle lantern!

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Just adding a few metal leaf sprigs into my faux greenery turned this corner into fall.


Last, I added a two more fake pumpkins from Dollar Tree that I painted white and stained with dark wax to the fern on the other side of the front doors!  I LOVE Dollar Tree’s pumpkins!! A stained glass lantern and a cream “funkin”, which I also stained rounded out the look.



I just stuck the “R” sticker (you can find these at Hobby Lobby) on the pumpkin!


Today, I turned my lantern around to show the “jack-o-lantern” side!

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That rounds out the porch!  Hope y’all are enjoying your Fall!  We were finally able to open some windows yesterday and air out the house!




Until next time……….


Easy Fall Wreath!

Easy Fall Wreath!

EASY is my motto this year especially with volunteering and being away from the house more…….

EASY is my favorite word!!


I needed wreaths for my front doors but wanted to keep it simple and EASY!!

 First I made a burlap wreath using a wire frame like this.



I followed Laura of Top This Top That‘s tutorial on making a burlap wreath. I used four rolls of burlap ribbon per 20″ wire wreath.  Her directions are perfect and it’s so easy to make a perfect wreath!

I knew I wanted to embellish them a little (’cause don’t we all embellish everything?)!!  But remember, EASY is my motto this year!


I had these two berry/ball wreaths in the closet that I haven’t used for a few years.


I basically just pushed them inside the wire form and adjusted the burlap.

Now that’s EASY!!!


Thanks, Laura, for a wonderful tutorial!!! If you don’t know Laura, definitely check out her blog, Top This Top That!  You’ll love her!  I especially love when she chats about her donkey!!

Have a great day and remember, keep life simple……

….and decorating EASY!!

Until next time…….