Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Welcome Fall!

O, Fall, how do I love thee.
Let me count the ways!
I love thee all over the flippin' place! 
**smile**

I'm so excited it's officially here, my favorite season, the best time of the year!

Seriously awesome home and fall display. Did you notice the little pumpkins over the windows?
Love!
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Welcome fall!!!
I woke up to a downright chilly morning here in Alabama. Enjoyed my coffee in the kitchen with all the windows open. What a lovely way for fall to make her entrance!

I'm so glad it's finally here. I love everything about it!  It's such a cozy, homey season. College football is in full swing - don't really watch it, but I absolutely LOVE hearing it in the background while I'm busy around the house doing fun weekend stuff, or not so much fun weekend stuff for that matter (laundry, hello!).

Pumpkin spice makes a comeback - woohoo! I've burned my pumpkin spice candles, had pumpkin spice in my coffee, and tasted pumpkin spice donuts for the first time (heavenly) so far this year. I'm currently on the look-out for the pumpkin spice Oreo cookies my mother called to tell about after she saw them on Kathie Lee and Hoda the other day. :)

Candy corn and mellowcreme pumpkins are back. I love them both and watch the drugstore shelves for them beginning in mid August. I bought a small bag of each several weeks ago. It's never to early for some candy corn!

Autumn leaves - Honestly is there a display in nature more beautiful and amazing than God's glorious autumn show?

Let's not forget hoodies, sweaters, cozy blankets, boots and blue jeans, the state fair, carmel apples, candy apples, mums, hayrides, fall festivals and crafts, harvest, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.
Oh, I just love it all!

I read a quote recently on Southern Living's facebook page that read "Fall is the southerner's reward for surviving summer" - James Farmer. No doubt that's the truth. I look forward to it every year. No matter how hot and steamy Labor Day weekend may be I can always feel the faintest bit of fall on the breeze or in the bend of the light. It makes me wistful and just the tiniest bit melancholy, but in a good way if that makes any sense. 


I'm sharing some of my favorite fall Pinterest finds with you today. You can follow my fall board here:

Enjoy!


Such a lovely vignette from The Gathering Place.

Ok. So I'm adding picnic to my fall bucket list. 

I love all of the sweet treats of autumn and I love this chalkboard by Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss. <3


I can feel myself relax just looking at this photo. Such serenity.

I have a barn, but it looks NOTHING like this. Don't suppose I could ever convince my hubby to find another spot to keep his tractor either. Oh well. So pretty!


I need that blanket in my life. Beautiful vignette by Three Pixie Lane.

Felt fall leaves. Divine. By 5 Orange Potatoes.

More delicious fall blankets from PolkaDoT Farm.

I love everything pumpkin...to eat, to drink, to smell, to carve.
Love!


Thanksgiving - fall's finale followed by the beginning of the Christmas season for me. We usually put the Christmas tree up at my parent's house the weekend after Thanksgiving. ♥

Hope you have something fun planned for today.
I'm dragging all of my fall decorations out of the attic and trickin' out the house.
Woot!

Much love,
Dawn




















Monday, September 22, 2014

A Little Pink Fix

Good Monday morning, friends.
Just a little quickie pink fix for you today featuring some of my favorite Pinterest pinks.
This edition is a little (lot) fruffy and glam
(pink champagne, chiffon, macaroons...lovely).
We all need a little bit of fancy every now and then.

Hope all is well in your world. 

Enjoy!

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Much love,
Dawn



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