Friday, October 30, 2015

I found this cool birch paper roll at Jo Ann Fabrics the other day. I didn't know what I was going to use it for but I had a 60% off coupon and had to use it on something. :)

So I waited and shopped my home for something to cover.  this is what I found.


I just wrapped the paper around the painted jar, which I had previously painted in cream chalk paint and distressed.  Hot glued the paper and then tied the jute string that actually came with the paper around the jar and hot glued a small pinecone to it.  I added some of my boxwood stems to the inside.  I love how real the paper looks and feels.  It has some patches of moss on it too.

 I hope you like it I think I will add some glitter to it for the holidays.  You know you can't have too much glitter :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

God's special gifts

This was the view from looking down my driveway today.  The sun was coming across the woods and just looking so peaceful.. I am so thankful the Lord gives us these little gifts to enjoy.  We just need to take the time to stop and look and see His glory.

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will be glad and rejoice in it. Psalm 118:24

I am thankful I slowed down and took the time to see what he was giving me today.  I confess I don't always do that. I get in a hurry running here and there and forget to just stop and look for Him.  I hope you take the time today to just look for the little things in life he might be showing you to give you comfort and a smile.

Have a blessed day!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Farmhouse look for Chandelier

I have been wanting to change up my light in the dining room, I just could not afford what I would really like.  As I was putting away my garden fencing for the year I got looking at it in a new light.
I love the curves, the patina and thougth ther might be a way.  Hmm so I went to my favorite idea site Pinterest and started investigating.  I found a couple of sites where they had used the fencing, and then I just put my own spin on it. 

This is the before of the light:


This is the after:

Another view, I just folded over the prongy things, and just set them on the light bases. I had it tight enough I don't think it will budge.  Then I wanted to add something to it so I got some burlap with lace and just weaved that in and out.

I really like it.  I think it will be fun decorating it for the holidays!! :)

Monday, October 19, 2015

Another very simple DIY Fall decor

I had this frame that has a Christmas saying on it.  I love the frame and was always sad that it can only be displayed  for a little bit out of the year.

And I had this half pumpkin from Michaels craft store what is a girl to do?


As I am sitting on the couch staring at this frame it 
came to me.  I know it does take a while most of the time,
 My husband got scared because I jumped up and said
 "I have an idea"  he said Oh no what is it? 
 This one died not involve any of his talents 
much to his relief. 

And then I take the pumpkin off for the 
Holiday season and come up with 
something else for after Christmas.

Friday, October 16, 2015

A DIY Nature Fall Candle

I had this large round vase, candle holder thingy, I'm being technical lol.  I wanted to give it some texture and dress it up to go with my other Fall decor.  Hopefully to go on my new to me sofa table I am in the middle of making.  A DIY coming soon on that, if it turns out hmmm.  As you can tell it's giving me troubles :(
My supplies:


Along with a bag of treasures like acorns, 
pinecones and leaves my grandchildren 
gathered for me on their treasure hunt yesterday.

A quick DIY and I like it.  I know it's simple
 but that is what I am liking this season.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

My verse that stood out to me this
 morning in my devotions. 
This I recall to my mind,
therefore have I hope.  Lamentations 3:21

I am so thankful for Hope it is my favorite word.  It kept coming up in conversations and in my devotions a lot during my husband's transplant time.  I kept hanging on to that one word that meant soo much to me.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Orange to white and gray

I had some not so pretty pumpkins I wanted to brighten up.  I wanted more neutral looking fall decor inside the home.
Here is the before,


And the after, blending much better with my decor.  It is amazing what a little paint and spongebrush can do.  I used chalk paint from Joann Fabrics and some I found at Walmart.

Have a Happy Day!!!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fall outside

Here is some of my outside Fall decor.  I have to get some white pumpkins and cinderella pumpkins yet.  I will be on the search much to my husband's dismay. He really doesn't see the need to decorate for Fall outside he is more into the Christmas decorating but he tolerates it for me. :)

Touches of Fall on the porch:


Some old lanterns I had I painted gray and added decor.

My Summer flowers still hanging on with all this warm weather we are still having.

Another lantern

My sunflowers are doing great this year, even getting planted extremely late and not much attention.

  Hope you enjoyed the pics.  Have a great  weekend!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

                            For Thou wilt light my candle; the Lord God will enlighten my  darkness.  Psalm 18:28

This verse was one I read this morning and it just encouraged me I hope it does you today too.  Have a wonderful day!