Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fall Home Decor

FINALLY!    
Here we are in the middle of my favorite season of the year!   I just love the Fall with it's cooler weather and the changing colors it brings to us.  I'm already enjoying the crisp air, spiced cider and some of my favorite Fall recipes.

Today I'd like to show you a few glimpses of this season's décor around my home.  Generally, I start my Fall decorating on Labor Day weekend, and then when October 1st comes, I add in the Halloween items.  Since Halloween is right around the corner I figured I better get my post out before it's over.



Once the trick or treaters have come and gone, I remove the Halloween items and add in the Thanksgiving décor.  Then when Thanksgiving weekend arrives, I take away all Fall items, start up the holiday music and begin the Christmas decorating.

I always make sure I get started on my Christmas decorating early as I know how fast Christmas Day can creep up on me.  It's such a busy time of year for most, and for me it's no different.  I also like taking my time and enjoying the process as much as possible.

For some, It might seem like a lot with all the changing of the décor, but I love it all the same. Every year I say I will keep it simple, but somehow all those special items just have to be everywhere.

Are you like that? 


Wishing all of you a happy and safe Halloween!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Patriotic Giveaway Winner Announced



Hello all!

Today I'd like to thank everyone who recently participated in my 
Patriotic Link Party #2 and Giveaway.   It sure was a lot of fun seeing all of your wonderful creations!  

The lucky winner of the giveaway who won the hand-painted patriotic candlesticks goes to
 Linda of My Sew What Blog
CONGRATULATIONS LINDA!
Thanks for sharing your sweet Angel of Liberty!  


And thanks again to all who joined in this year's Patriotic Link Party and Giveaway!

Wishing all of you a safe and happy summer!
Thanks for stopping by!

Diane

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Patriotic Painted Firecrackers

Hello everyone!  

Today I'm sharing another quick and easy patriotic project with you.  
These painted firecrackers are so simple, even the kiddies can join in on this activity!
I've also painted cinnamon sticks the same way and you can see them here.


PAINTED STICK FIRECRACKERS

Supplies:
Wood branches (dried) in various sizes
Red, white and blue acrylic paints
Small drill bit
Jute
Hot glue or tacky glue

DIRECTIONS:
Drill a small hole in the center of one end of your branch to fit the jute. 
Freehand paint or pencil on your designs before painting.
Paint the branches with red, white and blue using stripes, stars, dots, etc.
Cut a short piece of jute to fit into each painted branch.
Add a little glue on one end of the jute and place it into the hole. 
Enjoy!

Happy crafting!








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