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Easy Black and White Halloween Topiary!

  Stacked Pumpkin Topiary DIY   This is one of my all-time favorite Halloween projects so I thought I would share it again. I am excited to put this up at our new home. You might know that I simply adore Halloween decor. So when one of the challenges this month from Lowes was Curb Appeal. I thought it would be SO fun to make something Halloween-ish for the front porch at … [Read more...]

Five Ways to Create a Pretty Fall Porch!

5 Ways to Create a Pretty Fall Porch I love decorating for fall. There's something about this time of year that is so exciting - maybe it's the leaves changing or the promise of the upcoming holidays. One of the things we love about our new neighborhood is the fact that everyone has a front porch. We love walking around the community and seeing all of the ways that everyone decorates … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Create the Ultimate Command Station

  If you have been reading my blog over the past eight years you might know that I love a good command center. It's a perfect way to help your family stay organized - especially as school starts back up!! 5 Ways to Create the Ultimate  Family Command Center    Here's the command center I made at the #1905Cottage: … [Read more...]

Trick or Treat Halloween Banner

Hi there Tatertots & Jello Readers! It's Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair and I'm so excited to be back with you today sharing a tutorial for a simple Halloween Craft. I have a really BIG collection of Halloween fabrics and I'm always looking for more ways to use up my stash. I was rummaging through the scraps last week and got the idea to use some of them to make this Halloween … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 13 Halloween Party Ideas!

Halloween doesn't have to be all spooky and scary! I love the get-togethers with friends in the fall and especially how many fun decorating opportunities they provide! Here are... 13 Halloween Party Ideas from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * Caramel Filled Brownie Ghost Cake Pops @ Woods of Bell Trees Halloween Drink Dispenser @ Dukes & Duchesses Chocolate Dipped … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 16 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas!

Pumpkins are the most versatile part of fall--you can decorate with them, cook with them... even their orange color immediately evokes fall when you see it! Anyone who's been around with me in past seasons knows how much I love decorating with pumpkins, so here are... 16 Pumpkin Decorating Ideas from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * Elegant Succulent Pumpkin Planter @ Tidy … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and $25 Amazon Giveaway!

It's Friday!! Welcome back to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, The 36th Avenue, and Tatertots & Jello to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all four sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts -- just like we always have! So be sure to check with each site to see … [Read more...]

Ant Infestation at the New House

We are loving our new home. We live in a huge master planned community and there is so much construction going on. It's fun because every day something new happens in the neighborhood. The downside is that the construction churns up all kinds of critters. A couple of weeks after we moved into our home I noticed a dark line by my screen door. I thought it was dirt but it was ANTS!! They were … [Read more...]

How to Paint an Exterior Door – Four Easy Steps

How to paint an exterior door - four easy steps  How to Paint an Exterior Door - Four Easy Steps for Curb Appeal I love a colorful front door. I had a yellow door at the #1905Cottage and it made me smile every time I saw it. So when we moved into our new home this summer I knew I wanted a colorful door. The questions was what color? I didn't want to do yellow again because this … [Read more...]

Black and White Fall Pillows – Mix and Match Patterns

  Black and White Fall Pillows  How to mix and match patterns Black and White Fall Pillows -  mix and match patterns. We are still loving our bright Word Market couch. You might remember that I bought it online without being able to read any reviews or being able to test it out. We were so relieved when it came and it turns out that it is comfortable and we love the way it … [Read more...]

Why You’re going to want to download the new Chick-fil-A One App

I've partnered with Chick-fil-A to create this post! Enjoy :) Why You're Going to want to download the new Chick-fil-A One App   We've started a new adventure this year with a new move and new home. One of the things that I have discovered over the past couple of years is how important spending quality time with my kids is. Time goes by so fast and those moments with the … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 17 Pumpkin Ideas!

Pumpkins are the quintessential representation of fall. I love walking around the neighborhood and seeing  pumpkins (and, next month, jack-o-lanterns) on all the front porches. And I haven't even mentioned the delicious recipes you can make with them! Here are... 17 Pumpkin Ideas from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * Metallic Fall Wreath @ Dukes & Duchesses DIY Pumpkin … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 13 Fall Porch Ideas!

If you've been following me on social media this week I've been obsessing over fall decor across the home! Here are... 13 Fall Porch Ideas from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * DIY Front Porch Bench @ The Happy Scraps Getting Ready for Fall @ Remodelando la Casa Fall Mantel @ The Honeycomb Home Front Door Monogram @ DIY Beautify … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and $25 Target Giveaway!

It's Friday!! Welcome back to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, The 36th Avenue, and Tatertots & Jello to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all four sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts -- just like we always have! So be sure to check with each site to see … [Read more...]

Simple Autumn Mantel Decorating Ideas

Simple Autumn Mantel Decorating Ideas   It's still 90 degrees here but I am ready for Fall. I thought maybe if I decorated for cooler weather, it would come?   LOL. Seriously though, with everything that has happened over the past couple of years I really discovered that I want to simplify my life and focus on my kids and spending time with them. Of course I still … [Read more...]