Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween 2013

Festive Decorations.....
Pumpkins Carved...
Chili and hot cider brewing...
Pumpkin Crunch ready...
{check and check!} 
 It must be Halloween open house!

Have fun everyone!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sunday like being a Pumpkin

Have you heard this before?  
I can't take credit for the comparison--but I love the message!
Believing…is like being a Pumpkin
Take your pumpkin from the patch, wash off all the dirt
{we come just as we are—Jesus does the cleaning up.}

Cut open the top of the pumpkin
{We we open our hearts to Him-
He knows all our hidden thoughts and inner workings.}

Scoop out all the yucky stuff from inside.  
{Christ does the same to our hearts—
scooping out all the greed, hate, doubt, fear…
stuff we don’t like to touch…etc.}
Carve a smile in the pumpkin
{He lives in our hearts and gives us a new smiling face.}
 Place a candle inside for the world to see.  
{God is the light in our life. He lights up our path and purpose. 
His truth is the light in a dark world. 
He desires for our light to shine out to the world 
that others may know His saving grace too.}

Are you His pumpkin?

May God bless you richly during this beautiful fall season!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Burlap Canvas Art-jewelry display

Have you seen these cute little canvases made out of burlap?
Perfect for a quick gift or decor project.
I pick up a set of two for less than $4 at Walmart 
and had fun making this easy art/jewelry display for my daughter.

Monday, October 21, 2013


It has been three years since we were able 
to decorate for Halloween with all our moving.
So what fun it was to unpack my orange and black bins 
and see what it was I stored away so many moons ago.
The thing my now twelve year old missed the most were 
the spooky spiders she remembered from our old home.  
So we got them out and "spooked" up our new home a bit.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Culinary Treat-Mimi's Cafe

Warning: Do Not Read This Post If You Are Hungry....
or have a weakness for delicious culinary dishes...
Mimi's Bouillabaisse
Last week I was priviledged to be a part of a small group of bloggers from the Sacramento area invited to a very special evening of cocktails and French cuisine at Mimi's Cafe.
The celebration was to promote the company's newly re-designed menu and the company's new focus on presenting "purer" French style dishes.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Candy Corn-cute as a button!

When you see candy corn, you know it's 
It is bright and happy especially in glass containers.
Large and small...

But even better dressed up with burlap and buttons!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Vanity Makeover reveal

I just love it when a simple plan comes together.
Our vanity area needs upgrading.  
{Our whole master bath needs a gutting.}
because Plan A= not in the budget right now.
Plan B = "operation phase 1".
Which is simply means:
 "What can we do now with paint and creativity?"
And so, we did, and I really love the results.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Vintage Postcard Decor and September Re-cap

I love vintage postcards!
I found this one from an older post by The Halloween Kid blog
I just thought it brought a lot of charm into the month of October.
Printed out on kraft brown cardstock and showcased in a vintage flower frog, 
it adds a bit of vintage whimsy to my Fall decor.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Stamped Burlap Banner-Tutorial

Everyone in "blog-land" seems to have one hanging from their mantle...
A cute burlap banner.
Not one to be left out--
here's how I made a quick one using stamps...