Wednesday, August 27, 2014

FALL IS ALMOST HERE


I have to tell you, I only started decorating for Fall three years ago, which is about the time I started blogging.
Until then, my home stayed about the same all year until we started decorating for Christmas, a reason for that was the fact that I worked long hours outside the home and also because, truthfully, I had no idea what to do. :)

But then I was introduced to your blogs and your beautiful seasonal decor and I decided to try my hand at it.
Little by little I have been collecting some items, either bought or homemade by me and although I don't have much, every year I add a little to my collection.

My first year was very simple.
First thing I did was to make two pillows for the breakfast table. I have used those same pillows every year since.




 I used some Fall place mats to decorate the table and a very small centerpiece from Kirklands.
I also added Fall garland to the lamp.



 I set up the kitchen island with some simple plates and a few Fall items.


And my mantle was very, very simple. :)


My front porch also got a few touches.



The second year I got a little more involved decorating the house for Fall.


This time I started with the outdoor decor first.







And then moved on to decorating the kitchen.
That was the year I made my first burlap runner, which I used for the kitchen island with a Fall vignette.






And since the kitchen and family room area are all open space, I also decorated the mantle.





Last year was the first year I really preplanned all my fall decor. I still used most of my old decor from previous years, but I spent many hours in my craft room sewing, stenciling and making wreaths. 
It was fun, but not so much when it was time to put it all away. :)











Inside our home, I also used the same decor I had, but just changed things around and made some new burlap items to give the house a different look.









And here is the Fall 2013 decor in the family room and mantle.






And for this year, well, I do NOT have a plan, no idea what I am going to do, as they say back home, NADA! :)

I hope this post gives you a little inspiration to start decorating for the Fall season that is just seems to be coming faster and faster. As for me, I am counting on you and your blogs to get me started this year. LOL

Thank you all for visiting.
See you soon!






Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME #75 & FEATURES


Hello, everyone!
Welcome to Tuesdays at Our Home!




Although it has been only a few days, I feel like I have been absent from the blog for months. :)
I have been so busy with appointments and other errands that I just had to disconnect myself for a little while 
to get it all done. I hope things go back to normal soon.

I have a couple of projects going on at the moment, but nothing is finished yet.
I am giving our guest bathroom a little remodel.
I am half way done and I am just waiting on my husband to finish some ledge shelves he is making for me.




My other project is a little more special that the guest bathroom. I am working on updating my son's room.
You see, he will be home for good in just a few months and he will be bringing with him his new bride 
and the baby they are expecting. Yes!!! Our first grandchild!
We are finally going to be grandparents! LOL We are sooo very happy!

They will be staying with us for a few weeks until they buy a home and get settled in. We can NOT wait! :) 
I have been sewing new curtains for their room, making enough space to accommodate a crib, changing table, etc.   and I am also getting ready to reupholster an old chair,which is very comfy but the fabric is a little worn out.




On another note, I noticed a few weeks ago that my Pinterest page is doing really well, so I decided to make a board that includes all the features of Tuesdays at Our Home. 
This board is dedicated to you all and it is my way to show my appreciation for all your support every week.
Every link on that board is connected directly to your blogs, so all the credit will go to you and I will be updating it every week.
Here is the link if you would like to preview it. 

And now, lets take a look at last week features.

Michele from The Nest at Finch Rest  gave us a tour of her gorgeous Summer living room. 
Beautiful!


 
Laurie from Heaven's Walk took us back to her childhood and the place so close to her heart. 
What an amazing post!




Debbie from Debbie-Dabble used an old mailbox to create a beautiful addition to her garden.



 Lisa from Texas Decor gave us a tour of her gorgeous garden and outdoor space. So pretty!


Kelli from 3 Boys and a Dog 
shared and very yummy recipe for grilled garlic shrimp skewers. 


JoAnne from A Pocketful of Blue shared the beautiful renovation they gave to the front of their house.




Aimee from Twig Studios created a gorgeous rainbow cake with edible flowers. She is so talented!



Tammy from One More Time Events  shared how she is starting to decorate her home for Fall.




Thank you again to all who took the time to participate!
 I always appreciate your visits and wonderful comments!
If you were featured, please feel free to grab a "featured button" from my sidebar.



 Lets start this party!
You can link up any posts that are home decor, gardening, crafting, painting, sewing, cooking or DIY related. 
 NO Etsy shops, please. 


And although there is no rules to join, I would love if you start following my blog. 

Have fun!




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