Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall Porch

So one big major struggle I've had in this new house (which is very minor on the any scale of home decorating) is that fall colors simply do not work
I've collected a lovely selection of autumn colors like oranges, greens and reds and it does not go well with aquas, whites and creams. 

I simply cannot NOT fall decorate, so while I conjure up some indoor decorating ideas, I took some of my regular fall decor to the porch. 
I can do no wrong out there!

Last years HARVEST PILLOW is still kickin' around!

This vintage aqua glass water bottle I scored (for free!) from our last city's freestore.
I've talked about freestores before (also known in some cities as "freecycle") be sure to google it for your area, it's simply a group where things are posted, like craigslist or kijiji but all free.

My fall wreath trickery...

Because I simply added a dollarstore candle ring to the center of the wreath.
Genius, I know it.

Pretty self explanatory vase of flowers.

The whole thing.

Now, as I said, indoors is kinda sucky right now. 
Not fallish at all.

All I have that is slightly working for the fall would be my Silly Mama Quilts mat 
(You can find one for yourself HERE for $16.50 including shipping)

As for the rest of the indoor decorating, I imagine I have a few orange pumpkins to spray paint white.
Fingers crossed for warm weather in the next couple days so I can!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Home Tour - Living Room Sitting Area

It's official! 
my first "home" post since our move. 

We've been here for a month now and lately my indecisiveness has turned, well...decisive
As in, I've stopped asking everyone who comes in my house 
"what do you think I should do with this space on my wall?"

I found most challenging between houses was having things work in one home in one space, and not working in the new space
Not that it's a bad thing, just causes me to pause and rethink where things will go. 
So yes, a lot of what I'm showing you, you will remember from our last home 
(not that I expect you to think that I went out and bought entirely new furnishings, although that'd certainly be nice).

I've been working in concentrated areas
This way I feel satisfied and can move onto the next. 
I'm not sure this has been overly healthy as I tend to obsess and stand for a good 15 mins a day staring at a wall...but hey, I like the end results so far.

Today I'm sharing with you the 2nd half of our living room which I've deemed the sitting area, because I don't know what else to call it. 
It's not the "sofa zone" of the room (that half isn't completed, to my liking).

This isn't a "brag blog" so hopefully doing a "home tour" in a doesn't come off that way! 

My biggest challenge was actually what to do with a 
TV bench when the TV no longer sat on it 
(it sits above the fireplace now as you can see below)

I was happy when it hit me to put a magazine rack there because it can be seasonal and still appealing to the eye without making it too much of a focal point.
(does that mean our TV is the focal point? who am I kidding? it totally is)

The tall vase of sticks isn't actually just decorational (<-- spell check says this isn't a word?) it's hiding the cable cords
Tricky, I know.
I'm hoping to lighten the sticks up and spray paint them a grey or white, or maybe a mix of colors.

The curtains came with the house, still seeking out the perfect set of curtains that are budget friendly to work the space. 
Suggestions appreciated!

So that's all for today. Hopefully this is me getting the ball rolling and I can start sharing more and more of our space that we are making into a home :)

Monday, September 10, 2012

I'm almost there

Okay, so flip side.
I'm on it.

Flip side being - new town, new house, new schools, new schedules, new...everything.
Same family. I kept them (har har)

I am still diligently working on getting stuff up all over the house, so posts are coming! 

In the meantime, I've re-opened shop...packed full with BRAND NEW STUFF (gotta keep it fresh!).

Here's a peek of what's in stock currently!

Go on over and check em out HERE

Well, off to pack lunches for these school girls!


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