I have been itching to decorate for fall lately, and now that it’s finally September, I just might. Have you all been to Dollar General recently? They have so many beautiful fall things and for such awesome prices! There were many things I wanted to buy and I still may go back and buy them later.
This comfy fall throw is soft and I love the colors. This muted gray would be beautiful thrown over my couch.
This pretty tea towel would look great in a kitchen or a bathroom.
These cute little fall bowls are reminiscent of Rae Dunn and I am seriously considering going back and buying about six of them.
I want this cute little sign so bad. My aunt was with me at the DG and she talked about buying this and putting it in the center of a deco mesh wreath, which would be really pretty.
These pretty little metal baskets would be great in a fall vignette.
These small canvas fall signs are available in several different designs and are another thing I’m debating on going back to buy.
I’ve earmarked this cute little clock for a project I’m about to do. Isn’t it cute?
These cute little galvanized pails could be used for so many things.
I want some of these little candle lanterns.
This photo frame is so pretty. I’ve almost bought it many a time.
There were also some really cute candle holders and some fall vase fillers that I liked and didn’t get pictures of.
I knew I needed a new wreath for my back door, so I decided to buy an oval grapevine wreath.
I also grabbed some ribbon from my craft cabinet and got to work. I simply cut the stems from the flowers, put the flowers into the wreath and arranged them as I liked. I then added a little hot glue to the backs of the blooms and tied a bow from my ribbon. I attached this to the top.
I was satisfied with the wreath when I finished it. And if you’re wondering how realistic the flowers are?
This sweet butterfly was surprised, too!
This wreath was easy and fun to make. Have you made any wreaths lately?
It’s really hard to think about summer being over, but it is. I’ve gone back to work, Emorie is back in school and we are settling back into our routines. I’m not going to share every single thing that we did, but I’m definitely going to share the highlight reel.
This little cutie turned eight and celebrated her fourth recital and did a fantastic job. She was by far the busiest member of our family this summer: she went to tennis camp, volleyball camp, acrobatics camp, swim lessons, art camp and Vacation Bible School. Thank goodness these camps were all half day camps, or I’d have never seen her!
Aubrey finally, actually let me take some pretty cute pictures of her! She also attended acrobatics camp and swim lessons.
I took a break from blogging to spend more time with my family, and I also discovered a new love- weightlifting. I worked with a personal trainer and have lost almost 35 pounds. Here’s a pic of me in April, at the heaviest I’ve ever been.
And here I am after working with a nutritionist and personal trainer for two months.
We also adopted a sweet little kitten this summer and Emorie named her Daisy. She is a sweet cuddler and loves to play. We are truly enjoying her.
We also took our first vacation as a foursome in two years.
And lastly, my precious big girl went to third grade.
I hope you have had a wonderful summer. I cannot wait to show you some of the really cool things I’ve been working on lately!
Visit on Thursday for a super cute wreath tutorial!
Our kitchen had this awkward window above the sink, which looked into the dining room. It was random and weird, and I couldn’t decide what to do with it. I thought about putting a cafe rod and curtains there, but I really didn’t want to do that.
I wanted something more unique. I spotted some scrap wood in my garage and I had an idea: why not create some simple, rustic shutters? I measured the opening and cut the wood. Then, I bought some cute hinges and handles.
Here they are all laid out but not actually put together.
I constructed four shutters with crossbars like this:
I then painted them white, as you can see.
I attached the hinges on the insides of the shutters so I could accordion close them into the sides of the opening.
I absolutely love how much character these simple, rustic shutters add to our kitchen.