Friday, August 29, 2014

Longing for Fall

Hello friends and happy Friday!

It's been a long week for me full of many small frustrations. 
I'm looking forward to the holiday weekend with no errands to run and no particular place to be.
Poolside sounds nice, although I'm sooooo ready for fall.
(I've been burning pumpkin spice candles for two weeks already).

Glade Pumpkin Spice candle is my favorite!

Football season begins around here tomorrow - Bama plays at 2:30 and the Auburn game starts at 3:00.
I'm not really an avid game watcher, but I absolutely love hearing it on the television or radio while I'm putzing around the house. 
Maybe I'll just turn the thermostat down low, put on a hoodie, 
and cook a big ol' pot of chili.
Sounds nice!

Since I am longing for fall this morning I'll share some of my current favorite fall finds from Pinterest (duh).
Enjoy!

I love, love, love this vignette! The welcome sign is my favorite.
I'm going to try to make one for my front porch.

Looks like my wonky fence, but the pumpkins make it charming.
Note to self: put pumpkins on fence asap

Pumpkins, leaves and cornstalks (and a creepy little house). Perfect.

I love container gardening, especially in old buckets and pails.

So classy, timeless, and beautiful. I love everything about Courtney's style.

Branches in buckets: the easiest container gardening of all!
(And quite stunning in my opinion)

Have a great weekend!

Much love,
Dawn

PS - I hear that Starbucks is already serving Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Woot!




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Monday, July 14, 2014

Upcycled Style - French Country Chalkboard

Hello friends.

I'm sharing a little upcycling project with you today.

I saw this piece of artwork in a junk shop about three months ago.
I wasn't a fan of the painting, but I really liked the look of the frame.
You could say it was love at first sight. ♥


I knew someday it would become a fabulous...

chalkboard!


All I did was tape the inside edges of the frame with Frog tape and roll out two light coats of Valspar brand chalkboard paint using a cheap little sponge roller kit I found at Lowes.


I played around this morning and created a tasty southern menu board.
Couldn't really find a spot in the kitchen to hang it, so I just put it on the front door long enough to snap this pic. Would make a pretty awesome welcome sign if you ask me. :)



Much love,
Dawn


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Pink and Green ♥ ♥ ♥

Hello friends.

Sharing some pretty pics from Pinterest with you today of one
of my favorite color combos:
Pink and Green.

I have posted about my love of pink and green before 
Well, the the love affair continues. I recently decorated my spare bedroom in pink and green. It is still a work in progress, but I promise to post pics soon! :)

Today I hope you like this little collection of pretty pics.
You can follow my pink and green Pinterest board for more inspiration here:

Enjoy!












Much love!
Dawn

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Fresh Inventory - 5/13/14


Hello friends.

I worked in the shop yesterday.
I brought in a few fresh things and moved things around a good bit.
I'll be back on Friday working on markdowns for a clearance sale.
I love a sale, don't you?

I didn't have time to snap many pics before I left for the day.





I was in a hurry to pick up this little cutie from the groomer's:


That's my LuLu Belle, one of my three puppy girls.
She loves her summertime haircut.
Just look at that smile. :)

Much love,
Dawn