I love pine cones- I use them to decorate for fall, Christmas AND spring. I have tons of them around my house and I can always find them by the bucket full. Did you know you can easily make simple and cute ornaments from them?
You will need pine cones, your choice of ribbon and some twine, as well as a hot glue gun.
Tie your ribbon into a pretty bow.
Tie a piece of twine around the bow
And hot glue the bow to the pine cone.
Isn’t that the cutest and easiest thing ever?
Check back on Saturday for our Christmas home tour. Have a wonderful Friday!
I ventured into Walgreens this week to pick up a photo order and to grab a quick snack before heading to an appointment. I was surprised to find so many pretty Christmas decorations- and almost nothing over $20.
This handsome fellow was only $14 and he was adorable! I almost bought him.
I love both of these trees, but the one on the right would be adorable in my kids’ rooms. I may go back and buy two of them.
This tiny little tree is perfect for small spaces. Who wouldn’t love to have one of these for their desk?
These little light up houses are precious and I couldn’t resist buying one of them.
I want this cute, colorful little frame so bad!
I’m usually not a fan of blue Christmas decorations but I could be a fan of this cute little tree!
These ornaments look like big light bulbs and I want some for my little tree.
These tree candles are pretty cute as well.
I will let you know later which decorations I bought and how I used them. Tune in Saturday for our Christmas home tour! Have a wonderful week! Visit us Thursday for a cute Christmas craft.
You all know I love fall. I also love a good freebie. There are a number of ways you can get a super cute fall print on the cheap…for free, even! Here are a few fun fall decor items you can print, frame or even make yourself that you will love!
1. Magazine photo framed
If you’re like me, you subscribe to tons of magazines. Sometimes the fall editions have pictures of gorgeous fall scenes in them. Number one is just a pretty picture I cut out of a Country Living magazine and stuck in a frame I already had.
2. Google images search
All three of these super cute printables came from doing a Google images search. The print that says “we gather together” and “give thanks” both were found at On Sutton Place and the Apple wreath print was found here.
Number three, the subway art printable, was created by Make Bake Celebrate, and I found it by searching fall art printables on Pinterest. I already had the frame.
4. Hang a trio of prints/ use fall colored paper to mat
I have had these printable cards for a long time, and try as I may, I cannot find the original source. If anyone recognizes them, please email me so I can appropriately credit the maker. I love these pretty little fall prints with their cheery colored mats. They make me smile everytime I see them.
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!