Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pumpkin Painting

Happy Fall! 
My favorite season is finally here! 

I just love everything about it! Cheering on my favorite team (Go Hogs!), tailgating, apple cider, the crisp weather, open windows, sweaters, boots, scarves, pumpkins, and the colorful leaves all over this beautiful natural state!

I've been seeing a lot of different craft projects being done with pumpkins [real or fake]. I've seen people use things like paint, Washi Tape, glitter, stickers, or monograms to decorate them for the fall season, and I thought I would give it a try. 

I found these babies at Wal-Mart for only a dollar!

I used my trusty spray paint in some soft neutral colors. 

So much easier than busting out the brushes.

And look how beautiful they are now! 

So much more appealing, wouldn't you agree!? 

This was a cheap and easy project if you are looking for one, and a great way to add to your fall collection!

I've been starting to decorate our house for the season and these faux painted pumpkins look great!

Have you painted pumpkins or started decorating for fall? What is your favorite thing about the season?


Thursday, September 18, 2014

DIY Baby Turban

I've been seeing adorable baby turban headbands all over Pinterest, but I didn't want to spend a lot of time following a tutorial, or bust out my sewing machine.  I also saw really cute ones on Etsy, even organic ones, but I didn't want to pay $10+ for only one!

So, I brainstormed to come up with my own. 
This is a super easy DIY for baby turban headbands!

For your materials, all you need are scissors and headbands of your choice.

I picked up some adult size headbands from the hair styling section at Wal-Mart for about $5!

First, cut the headband where the seam is. 

Then, fold the headband in half hotdog style.

Fold the headband again so that the two ends meet.

Use your scissors and cut diagonally across where all the corners come together so that you get a point.

Unfold the headband and voila!

I have this adorable baby turban headband in 5 different colors for half of the price of what one was selling for on Etsy! 

Now, tie onto an adorable baby like so, and you're done! ;)

What do you think?

Super cute right?! ;)


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Fall Fashion

Happy Tuesday!

Since next week is the first official day of the fall season (the 22nd to be exact), and fall is my favorite, I thought I would write about my list of top ten fall fashion items! 

1. Plaid.

Plaid flannel shirts are a must have this season.

2. Don't pack away your white jeans just yet! Call me a rebel, but the whole, "no white after Labor Day" is not really a rule to follow anymore.

3. Vests are a great statement piece to add and spice up any outfit.

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4. Bootie, bootie, bootie rock'n everywhere!  ;)

5. A fabulous fall hat can be great, especially when you just throw something on and head out the door. Floppy hats or fedoras are my personal favorites!

6. A scarf is probably my favorite fall accessory, and if you click on the source, there are some various ways to tie one. 

7. A classic, chic, chambray shirt!

This piece can be worn in several different ways:
Wear it alone, under a blazer, under a sweater, open over something else, pair it with a skirt, or tie it up over a maxi...the possibilities are endless! :)

8. Colored jeans are so fun to me; maroon, forest green, and deep purple are great fall colors! Buy them in a skinny or boot cut, and you can wear them with flats or boots!

9. I love keeping my dresses out and being able to continue wearing them in the cool, crisp weather! Just pair them with some leggings and boots and you're all set!


10. Cardigans! You can never have too many cardigans, no matter what the season! Am I right, or am I right!?

Wear it over anything: tie it together with a belt over your dress with leggings, a plaid shirt, your fabulous chambray.


I hope these items inspired you for fall fashion! 

What are some of your top ten fall fashion items?


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fireplace Facelift

As you know, our house has a few things that need a little TLC. 
This post is such an easy DIY fix too!

The golden vents (or whatever you call them) on the fireplace have got to go!

(PS: Ignore all of the TV cords; that's another DIY for another day.)

I can't stand looking at these golden vents, so I found some black High Heat 
Rust-Oleum spray paint to help me say my goodbyes.

Make sure you buy the high heat version or this will be pointless for you.

First, I used a small screwdriver to remove the vents and prep for painting.

I applied about 2-3 coats of spray paint and waited for them to dry.

 Once they were dried I took them back in to re-install.

I am so pleased with the results and to have a gold free fireplace!

Perfect time for cooler weather! :)

What do you think?
Have you done any simple DIY's lately?


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Long Time, New Post

It's been a long time since I've blogged. 
I went from being the tired pregnant woman, to the tired new mommy. 
My days got shorter and I lost the strive, but I have come out of hibernation now.

 I would like to share a few of my favorite photos from our maternity shoot that we had done when I was 35 weeks pregnant. 

Throw back Thursday anyone? ;)

But first, I would like to introduce our sweet baby Emma who was born on 7:25:2014.

All of the following photos were taken by Ashley Stewart Photography. You can also check out her work here on her Facebook page.

Ashley was absolutely fabulous and very accommodating!
 I am so pleased with our photos and I can't wait to see what she captured from Emma's newborn session!  

This is an antique scale that my husband's father was actually weighed on we he was a baby.

In these photos I clipped on a piece of paper that reads, "Weighting for you!". 
Clever right? ;) 

 I have a use for it in her nursery right now, which I will reveal to you soon, and it will also appear on here again later in her newborn session. 

I can't wait to share!

What do you think?

Have a great rest of the week!