I have to admit, it seems kind of out of left field to get so geared up for fall. I mean, we live on a Caribbean island and all. It’s the land of perma-summer. But a tree … yes, a tree … totally caught me off guard yesterday and it had me coming up with fall centerpiece ideas … and then creating a little front door decor. It’s like my personal welcome to fall. With love, summer. :)
So, it’s Wednesday afternoon, the middle of September, and about 90 degrees outside. :) But, it’s Fall Y’all!!
Do you live on a Caribbean island where real pumpkins rot in about .2 seconds from the time you leave the grocery store? No? Maybe you’re just looking for a new take on the old Halloween craft project? Or, maybe you’re like me and just love to take something natural and make it into something unique.
Holy cow, how is it September all ready? It boggles my mind how fast time goes by. Just boggles it I tell you. ;) (What does that even mean?) Here’s a look back on all that we accomplished in August, a little review of the month in minutes. And I’m going to mix it up a bit and add categories … then you can easily find the types of posts you’re looking for. You’re welcome. Let’s start with Projects!
Hey hey! Happy Monday! It’s that Monday again … the one where we share those super simple, easy peasy, ‘it’s a cinch’ type projects. You’ve seen my leaf wreath in a couple of vignettes recently on the blog. First we did our fall mantel, because we like to be way ahead of the curve. And then we spiced it up a bit with a little green metallic spray paint.
Check this out … the monthly review in the first week of the following month. #surprisedmyselfwithmyefficiency July has always been a favorite month of mine … and it proved to be the same on the blog. I started the month begging asking for help as I started to undertake a living room redo. So far, as part of the Blogging without Borders series we have made a floating shelf and started work on DIYing a coffee table. I am reeeally hoping to have that for you at the next update. If this review is old news to you, head over to see what the other gals are up to. We had a bunch of fun with decor on this new floating shelf. Well, I know I did, I hope you did, too. :) From the initial attempt, an early fall mantel and the most recent where we finally brought ‘the girls‘ back and added a pop of color with a spray painted leaf wreath. How to Build a Floating Shelf Tutorial is here! I enjoyed putting together a round-up of 105 ideas for your 4th of July celebration. What a great resource! I was a day late so feel free to pin it for next year. :) And I also made another piece of pallet word art that I adore. It has been the perfect, sun shiny addition to our rooftop pallet bed area. July was also great fun for me as part of the Hometalk Ambassador team. I shared my tips for posting your projects on Hometalk here. And also had a blast with my girlfriends at our DIY pool party with Hometalk ‘swag’ here. Thank you so much Hometalk, and Miriam, for the wonderful opportunity. :) It gave me chance to help my friend Carol learn how to use … continue reading
I’m here today following my dreams. :) Remember the dream? The one for this blog to be in print. I talk all about it here. And, since I’m one to follow my dreams, and I just happen to have a new shelf ready for some new decorations, and I wasn’t blogging last fall … I present to you now a little fall decor. :) Fall in July … it’s sure to be the new Christmas in July. I’m sure of it. ;) But, really, what’s a girl to do?!?! The call to action came …