Monday, September 26, 2011

More than just a wreath...

I had a fall wreath on my door that I put up last week but with my obsession for monogramming things I decided to make it personal! I went to the craft store to look for large wooden letters--however none were 'large enough' ugh..so plan B--bought a slab of this Styrofoam and cut my own initial:



Then I bought spray glue which is FABULOUS but with the pours on this material it did nothing for me.. so of course I broke out the trusty hot glue gun and went wild (trust me you want to glue everything it's sort of psycho) (bagged leaves were about .99/$1.99 each) Place the leaves where you want them and then start the glue process! Also, ribbon adds a nice touch when hanging the initial in place. I found a sage green with copper glitter outline at Michaels. The Finished Product: (& I moved the wreath to the side of my house)


And this was the S my friend Sam made (love it!)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Simple Yard Adventures!

One last glimpse at some summer findings before completely jumping into burlap/straw/leaves! Check out these simple arrangements I created:

Yard findings....

Finished product (The small jar of roses I let dry out and they are still gorgeous in their original arangement)

Fall Printables=LOVE

Bored at the office? Take some time to find & print some autumn printables! They instantly add color and seasonal decor to any space and um..their free!! Perfect for classrooms too-- I have them on my door & in the office check em out:

here, some girly printables too!!


Super Simple DIY Centerpiece for Fall!

So when searching for some inspiration @MyDarlingDays gave me a head start. For something simple & totally affordable start with your fav bottle of wine (I am quite the wino) I chose Turning Leaf because not only is it less than $12 it has that nice fall leaf logo. Then head to your fav craft store (Walmart in my case, small town haha) and pick up flowers, berries, stems etc. (.99 cents each I have you know!) and fill with sand or even water for support and VoilĂ  a simple, cheap and fab fall centerpiece! Love the colors!

I had to finish the wine ;)

Fridays are Design Days! #1 Pumpkin Everything Cookies!

{Recipe} Pumpkin Everything Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
And the "everything" part:
1 cup chips - -chocolate, white, mini, peanut butter, etc.
1 cup crunch - - oats, granola
1 cup nuts - - slivered almonds, chopped walnuts, pecans
1 cup dried fruit - - cranberries, golden raisins, raisins, etc.


1.  In a large bowl, mix butter and sugars. Beat in egg and pumpkin.

2.  In another bowl, combine flours, cinnamon, baking powder, ginger, salt, baking soda, nutmeg and cloves. Gradually add this to the pumpkin mixture. Stir in the "everything" ingredients.

3.  Drop by tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet. They don't really spread out when you bake them, so about 2 inches apart is good. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes. Cool on wire racks. These cookies also freeze very well!!
recipe from Craftwhatever.blogspot
these are how mine turned out!