Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fall Front Room Video Tour

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Happy Fall everyone! I decided to do something crazy, new and totally out of character for me. Yep, I decided to start doing videos! Yay! I've been telling myself I needed to start doing them years ago, but just thought it would make things harder and take longer, especially projects. And, I still agree with that :) That being said, I'm going to keep my videos pretty simple, and largely about decor and tips! I'll be doing seasonal room tours of my house all on video. I'll still be sharing my normal decor posts and home tours, too. 

That being said, I'm somewhat new to this whole camera thing apart from doing a few things in college eons ago. So, bear with me. I have already had my critiques and have gotten some tips for the next videos :) So, I promise they'll get better! Also, with every video, I'll be sharing with you in posts such as this where I bought some of the items. If you see something that I don't mention, please let me know.

For today's video, I'll be sharing with you a tour of my front living room all decorated for fall. I'll be going into more detail in the videos than I may not normally do in posts, so hopefully they will be worth the watch! 

Hope you enjoy :) 


Items from this room:
Console Table: Target     
Sofa Bed: Ikea      
Bench: Target     
Rug: Rugs USA
Faux fireplace DIY: Tutorial      
Wire Hamper: Amazon    
Bench: Target



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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Outdoor Fall Games: DIY Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe


Fall is in the air! Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love summer, but there's just something "right" about fall weather that makes you want to sit outside, sip some coffee, and chat away into the night. Fall is when all the fires and s'more roasting happens along with lots of fun fall games. 

I absolutely love outdoor games, and since there's nothing better than Fall weather, I decided it would be perfect to create a fun pumpkin themed outdoor game that would be great for the whole family! But, don't worry, this can easily become an indoor game too :) Here's how you make your very own Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe. 

Supplies: 
  • 10 pumpkins (I chose small fake pumpkins from the craft store, you can use real ones if you want)
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  • Chalk Paint. I chose to use Americana Decor Chalky Finish in : Heritage (orange), Vintage (light blue), Everylasting (white), and Relic (dark grey). 
  • 24x24 plywood piece, or wood boards screwed/glued together.
  • Ruler

 Step 1: Paint 5 of the pumpkins with the orange chalk paint. Chalk paint is great, and goes on usually with one coat. You may want to do two coats for fuller coverage.
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 Step 2: Paint the other 5 pumpkins with light blue or Vintage.
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 Step 3: Using Everlasting or a white chalk paint, carefully paint the stems of all the pumpkins. You will probably need to do 2 coats on these.
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 Step 4: Again, using white chalk paint or any other type of acrylic paint, paint your plywood or wood.
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 Step 5: Now with a ruler, mark 8" and 16" on each side.
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 Step 6: Connect your lines, drawing a grid. I stopped each line about 2 inches from each edge.
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 Step 7: Using black paint (Relic), hand paint over the lines. If you don't like the hand painted look, you can easily tape your lines off and use painters tape to help give you straighter lines.
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 After everything dries, you are now ready to play!
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 My children absolutely love tic tac toe, so this is a great rendition of that and so much fun for them!
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 Take the fun outdoors if you are having beautiful Fall weather, or enjoy it indoors like we currently are since it's raining cats and dogs :)!
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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Neutral Fall Mantel Decor


Fall is finally in the air around here! Boots are coming out, football games are being watched, and flannel shirts have already been worn. Now, I'm just waiting for a perfect night for a campfire! Fall also means lots and lots of new decor! ....and that winter is around the corner, but we won't get into that and ruin the spirit :)

This week, I'm teaming up with fellow bloggers to share some fall mantel inspiration hosted by the lovely Carrie from Lovely, Etc. I don't know about you, but I think I look for mantel ideas more than anything, so today you get a whole bunch in one place :) All the links are at the bottom of this post so be sure to check them out!

This year for my mantels, I went neutral. Well, technically for the past 8 years I have gone neutral :) I did add some greens into the decor which is new for me for fall decor. I loved how it turned out! The first mantel is the one in my living room.  
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 I played around with this one for awhile. Am I the only one that changes my mantel up at least 10 times before it feels right? 
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 If you look around my house, you can tell I decorate with 3 things: books, candle sticks and faux greenery. All of which made an appearance on my mantel this year :) The archway is from Hobby Lobby along with the candlesticks. The eucalyptus leaves are from my secret source ..just kidding, but you can see the post about them here. The books are actually old ones my mom passed down to me. Some are my great grandparents, so I have to be super careful with them. And the corbels are from Decor Steals.
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 Last fall I decorated the side shelves with wood and have loved it so much I've kept them their all year with no plans to change it! I like how the color of the wood plays off the color of the mantel. I used to hate this mantel, but I have grown to love it! :)
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As for the mantel in my front room, I went completely neutral in here. No color at all, just browns, tans, creams and white. I went with the same idea as my other mantel decorating with books and candlesticks. 
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 I moved this wood sunburst mirror in here a few months ago and have been loving it. The size is perfect for the space. I was hoping I would have had a new mantel in here by now but the mantel selling gods aren't selling the ones I want or can afford just yet. I've seriously been stalking classified sites for some some local ones. My goal is to have an antique one in here by Christmas. We will see if that happens! But, for now, this DIY faux fireplace will have to do :)
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To check out the rest of my complete home fall tour, click the picture below :) 

And now's your chance to check out all the other amazing fall mantels! So, grab some hot coffee or tea, put on some good music and sit back and relax and take in all the inspiration! :)

 

 

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