glazed pumpkins

glazed pumpkins

Happy Friday! I have a super fun and EASY tutorial today for any of you who want to fancy up your pumpkins a bit. Glazed pumpkins. Aren't they gorgeous?! To make these glazed pumpkins you will need: - pumpkins - metallic glaze (I bought mine from Hobby Lobby) - a foam brush That's it. The metallic glaze was $7.99 for a small container, but a little glaze goes a long way. Just brush the glaze onto your pumpkins and let … [Read more...]

why pick white?

the power of white paint

Ah, the paint store. Rows and rows of delicious colors and shades. From someone who, at one point, did not have a single white wall in her entire house I understand the alluring beauty of paint colors. Trust me. In fact, there was a time when I actually said I would never have white walls. Oh the shame of it. Well, never say never. I'm here to tell ya, white walls are ALWAYS a good idea. The truth is when you paint your walls a color other … [Read more...]

halloween dessert plates

halloween dessert plates

Everything Tim Burton does is completely brilliant. And he has some pretty adorable pooches in his movies. Even if they are undead. I decided to make a set of three dessert plates with these cute canines. These images of Zero, Sparky and Scraps are actually pumpkin carving stencils. I cut them out using my Silhouette machine. I picked up my dessert plates from the dollar store and the glass paint came from Michael's. The cost of this … [Read more...]

welcome halloween

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This past weekend I decked out my entryway for Halloween. Why is Halloween decorating so fantastic? Is it the pumpkins? The colors? The splash of the macabre? Whatever it is, I can't get enough. This time of year is one of the absolute funnest times to decorate. For my entry table, I decorated with these apothecary jars I've used in the past and some locally grown pumpkins and … [Read more...]

free fall printable

free fall printable

Happy October! With fall in full swing I thought a new printable was in order. This quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald really hits the nail on the head. There is something about fall that feels like a fresh start; a new beginning. I wanted this print to have a nice, crisp, clean look to it. And once it was finished I realized it'd look perfect next to my mirror tile chandelier. Click here for download This file is sized to print at 16 x 20 … [Read more...]

meet manchester, manny for short

gold faux deer head

Meet Manchester. Manny has been with us since last winter, but he didn't always look so regal. This was Manny when I first got him. And to be honest, his beady eyes give me the jibblies. He promptly received a white paint job. He no longer freaked me out and looked quite handsome. I loved him. But then we painted our front room white, which I love more than words can describe. Buuut, Manny just blended into the … [Read more...]

concrete avocado airplant holder

concrete avocado airplant holder

In regards to concrete, I'm not sure if things are getting out of hand or getting really awesome. I've been playing with concrete for a year now and the love affair is as strong as ever. Here's the latest. If you want to check out past concrete projects just click here. For this little project you'll need some concrete (I use Quikrete found at Lowe's), an avocado skin and pit. You need a fresh avocado skin, they do not keep. Fill your … [Read more...]

fall animal prints

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I'm pretty much in love with all of these animal prints and think they're perfect for fall decorating. These are from Society6. This website has hundreds and hundreds of fantastic prints. There's definitely something for everyone here.           These are from Disposable Art Shop. This is one of my favorite places to find art. Besides being amazingly unique, the art is so … [Read more...]

block font art

block font art

The absolute best time of the year is upon us. Autumn. Glorious, beautiful autumn. The time for crisp mornings, apple cider, football, sweaters, and being at home. There is something about fall that makes me want to nest (I know I'm not the only one). And I love it. I love being at home. This quote by Jane Austen is perfection. It seems to fit wonderfully with the feel of autumn. I created this using my Silhouette cutting machine. It was … [Read more...]

copper pipe geometric shapes

copper pipe geometric shapes

I have been wanting to do a project with copper pipes for months. Literally, months. After coming up with about 72 mediocre ideas I decided to completely fall in love with these geometric shapes. Turning copper pipes into these shapes took some thinking, but was a really fun project.   I made a handful of pyramids and an icosahedron. And I promise the icosahedron is not as hard as it looks. For these geometric shapes you'll need … [Read more...]