Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall Burlap Plant Stake

Looking for a cheap and easy Fall craft?
Well look no further, 
because here's a fun way to add some character to your outdoor decorations this season!

You will need:

2 Burlap Squares [I cut mine 9x9]
Acrylic Paint
Foam Brush
Glue Gun
Dowel [At least 24" tall]
Acrylic Sealer


Start by tracing your idea onto the burlap

I like to give it a few good coats, so you can't see any of the natural burlap color showing through.
If you do this, as it dries it will naturally harden making cutting it out so much easier to do.

I made several others while I was waiting for it to dry.

Once it is dry, cut both the front and back pieces out to match.

Then hot glue around the outside of the pumpkin and attach the front piece to the back.
Make sure to leave a small section open on the bottom for the plastic bag and dowel.

Stuff the plastic bag into the pumpkin for added dimension, and hot glue the dowel into place.

I then chose to add some detailing with puffy paint, raffia, and fall accents.

After I finished everything, I sprayed the entire thing with 3 coats of Acrylic Sealer to weather-proof it. 

And all done!

How cute would these be with a Welcome sign, monogram, or family name?
Hope this weather has inspired you to knock some things off the Fall bucket list!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Five

1 | Our first CSA [Community Supported Agriculture] Box from Need More Acres.

Here's a little blurb from their FB page:

Need More Acres is a small farm in South Central, KY committed to connecting families to the local food system and real, fresh foods.

2 |  Scalloped Edge Metal Tins

I scored these cuties in the Dollar Bins earlier this week. 
I'm not quite sure what to do with them yet--but no doubt i'll think of something!

I'm totally crushing on these right now...for every season.

4 | Krystals and PSL

I love when my hubby tries to win me over with his own agenda

N: Do you want me to pick up Krystal for Dinner?
B: No, we'll eat here.
N: What if I stop at Starbucks and pick you up a Pumpkin Spice Latte?
B: Deal!

5 | Bee Baby Costume

No i'm not pregnant.
But I just happened upon this one day this week on Etsy--and swooned.
All those ruffles!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Country Living Fair 2013

Two weekends ago, my friend Jessica and I headed  up to Columbus, OH to attend the Country Living Fair.
Let me tell was a dream.

The fair was located in Ohio Village, a recreation of a mid-19th century village.

Everywhere we looked there were little white tents, decorated with all the vintage, antique and handmade finds that your little heart could imagine. Some of my favorite parts were the tent details.

And of course I loved pretty much everything that I saw.

This sign reminds me of my hubby. :)

We also stopped in and stalked Cari from the show Cash and Cari

Look at these precious doorknob picture holders she made.

Took pics next to a dreamy pile of pumpkins and gourds.
Holy Pumpkins!

And after shopping our little hearts out, we stopped in and got some yummy cobbler.
 and I ate every bite of it with no shame. 

For some reason we left and forgot to take pictures of our hauls.
I'll point out some of my favorite finds in my Fall tour this weekend!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What i'm Loving Wednesday

I'm Loving...

1 | That it's officially Fall!

It's been slightly cooler this week [high 70's]
So naturally i've busted out the cardigans and layers...totally acceptable.

2 | Caramel Apple Pops

I've also been dominating some caramel apple pops. My fav. seasonal buy.
Minor fact that there is a high likelihood that some dental work may be needed
after you tackle one or two of these.

3 | Orange is the New Black

I just got through the season finale...and I love it.
I'm also kind of glad I got into the game late,
because now I don't have to wait a crazy amount of time for the next season.

4 | New blog design

 I'm working with a designer on a new blog design--and couldn't be more excited!
I am in LOVE with the watercolor look 
{just like my small obsession with chalkboards}
and I can't wait for you all to see the new things coming to the blog--and FB!

One small hint to tie you over for a few weeks.

5 | Fall Vera Bradley

I'm especially smitten with the Bittersweet pattern below.
The the fall colors combined with the Houndstooth...ahhh..
Someone please hint to my husband I'd like this print in the Clare please?

6 | Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Sure, I may blindly love this even though I haven't even tried it.
But i love roasted pumpkin seeds, so why not a sweet twist on it?

 8 | My Hubby

I love that although he doesn't care for my obsession with Fall, he willingly will tag along to all my Fall activities.
Is he not the cutest 30 year old wagon puller?
Good thing he doesn't read my blog or he might kill me for posting this.
Shhh. Our secret. ;)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fall Clothespin Bucket List

Could this day be any more Fall-ish?
The hubs and I are cuddled up on the couch with the windows down as I type this.
Perfect start to the Fall Season!

This weather got me thinking about all the things that I wanted to do this season...
So i started writing them down.
Knowing myself, I knew if I didn't make something out of this list I would just put it down somewhere never to be seen again.

Soo..a few minutes of thinking and I came up with this.

A friend of mine does something similar for Thanksgiving, in which they write what they are thankful for each day onto a clothespin and put it on a wreath. 
This is the same type of idea.

The idea is to line your basket with your Fall Bucket List Clothespins, and place them into the bucket as you complete them.
I think it's more fun than crossing something off a list--and kids would love it!

You will need:

Clothespins {The printable is measured to fit Mainstay's Clothespins from Wal-mart}
This Printable I made
Foam Brush
A bucket of some kind {I got mine at Michaels for $4 with coupons}


Go here and print off the bucket list I made.
I recommend printing on heavy cardstock, and make sure that you print full page size.

Use a cutter or scissors to cut out each image.

You'll notice that I left 12 blank.
These are to fill in with your own ideas for your family's bucket list. 

I've been heavily hinting that I want to go to the mountains for our anniversary. 
Really hoping I can place this one in the bucket soon. :)
 {Pay no mind to the fact that I spelled anniversary wrong..whoops}

Next, modge podge the paper onto the clothespins.
Make sure to do a coat of modge podge under and on top of the paper for good adhesion.


Once they're dried, clip around your basket. My basket had a handle, so I opted to line mine here.

We've already been able to drop a few into the bucket.

Hope this inspires you to get out and enjoy this season with your family.
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