Friday, November 20, 2009

Painted Pumpkins

I decided to try and paint our Halloween pumpkins white. I've seen it done all over blogland and the magazines and I love it, but I have never tried it. First I had to clean off our pumpkins.

Then I taped them up. I tried to make different designs, but when I was done it really just looked like two designs.

Then find some cute helpers that LOVE to spray paint.

And wha la. They fill up my pots by the front door andtook the place of my mums that had already bloomed. I love this idea because it is very low maintance. No watering involved.

Happy Friday before Thanksgiving ya'll!
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thanksgiving Mantel

I decided to do a Thanksgiving mantel this year for the first time.

This is a turkey gravy boat that I got from TJ Maxx. I've never seen one before.

My son's pumpkin that he painted white. I think it pops in the orange vase.

Have a happy Thanksgiving.
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Friday, November 13, 2009

Pantry Makeover

So I finally got my pantries organized this week with the help of my sweet little girl. She took everything out of pantries and organized them into piles and I put them back in. I can't believe how much better I feel just walking into my kitchen. That day after we were done I just kept opening the pantry doors and looking at all that organization. Now I can actually find stuff! Imagine that.

Are you wondering why I have four jars of opened peanut butter, so am I.

I even managed to find room for all the canned vegetables that my parents brought up for me this week. It doesn't get any better than that. Especially since I didn't have to grow it, pick it, clean it, or can it.....Oh my, I'm starting to think I might be a little spoiled.

My smaller pantry is really deep and dark so I made cards with what was on each shelf. I even wrote in pencil so I can erase when I take something out.

Lovely isn't it. Now if I can just find the strength to organize that monster of a laundry room and my upstairs playroom closet. Scares me to even think about it.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Wreath

I finally got around to making my autumn wreath. I took the one that I've used for the past three years apart and threw away the old flowers. Since I don't have a cover over my front door, my wreaths don't last very long and I have to at least change out the ribbon yearly. I use to discard the whole wreath, but I've learned that if I just stick the florals in and not use hot glue I can easily change out the florals. Yes, sometimes the flowers fall out, but it's not that big of a deal, I can just poke them back in. And it totally saves money.

My kids made those cute pumpkins. I love them. I'll have a post about them later.

Upclose of the ribbon. I totally love ribbon. I would put it on everything if I could and I think that's what makes my wreaths look nice. I add many different textures and types, and I like to throw in an unusual color just to shake things up.

This is the first year that I've added a sign. Something I saw in blogland. It was a sign that I got on clearance for $1 and I spray painted it with chalkboard paint and wrote "Welcome Ya'll". Lou Lou wanted me to write "Happy Fall Ya'll", but I didn't have enough room. Now to see if it holds up with all the rain that's coming from Hurricane Ida.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Quick Bathroom Update

I had decided that my master bathroom was sort of hohum and needed a little updating. I have two towel bars that house monogrammed towels that my SIL gave me for Christmas three years ago and I totally love them. Really I love anything with a monogram, but I felt they needed some updating.

So I decided to add a robin's egg blue(that's the accent color in my bath) hand towel from Belk, and some pretty hand towels that I've been wanting from PB. The were $19 for two and I had a $25 off of a$50 purchase. Then I added a robin's egg blue plate that I already had. I think it looks much better and prettier.

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