Happy Halloween … And An Announcement

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Happy Halloween!  Although this is primarily a day for the little ghouls and goblins, children, no matter their age, never really grow up.  Do they? Mine don’t.  Instead, they call mom and ask if they can come over and carve pumpkins. Perhaps I’ll feed them as well. And they always bring friends. But that is … [Read more...]

Creamy Mushroom Cheddar Soup Recipe

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Sometimes, a day calls for something extra.  Something warm.  Something seasonal.  Something like a good creamy mushroom cheddar soup. A day that calls for the pace to slow down a little.  A stormy day. A lazy day. A football-watching-kind-of-day. We all long for days like this and when one pops up in the middle … [Read more...]

How I Repurposed A Spring Item For My Fall Decor

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Are your closets cluttered with decor items for each season?  I know how you feel.  I am somebody that hates clutter, yet I find myself fighting the fight all the time. It drives me crazy. Spring here.  Summer there.  Fall and winter EVERYWHERE… …in a neat and orderly, chaotic sort of way. But, I’m vulnerable.  … [Read more...]

DIY: Fast, Fun & Spirited Halloween Decor…And Then Some

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Hey friends!  How was your weekend?  Any fall activities? John and I traveled to Pasadena to go to the Oregon v. UCLA football game – and watch a great win. Aside from our flight being delayed for four hours on the way home, it was a great weekend.  We did a little bit of shopping and a lot of eating.  A quick … [Read more...]

How To Decorate For The Seasons Using Associations, Not Cliches

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Okay.  It is confession time. How many of you have gone overboard when decorating for fall, or any season?    So overboard that when you walk into the room it feels like every marketable gimmick has just arrived at your doorstep? I think we have all been guilty of it at some point.  It is easy to do, especially … [Read more...]

How To Display Seasonal Potpourri In A Beautiful Way

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One of my favorite things about fall is color. It is everywhere.  Vibrant.  Fresh.  Diverse. Even if you aren’t one to add touches of the season to the inside of your home, it is all there the minute you walk outside your door. For the lucky ones who live where there are four seasons, it is everywhere.  … [Read more...]

DIY: Quick & Easy Fall Centerpiece

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Can I bring you coffee and flowers to celebrate the official start of fall?  I mean, it truly is a celebration. Don’t you think? We get to celebrate our favorite things about the season. Things such as… Lingering at your favorite farmstand, taking in all the colors… Zipping up those worn leather … [Read more...]

10 Unique DIY’s Created From…Leaves!

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The weekend is almost here and can I just speak for all of us when I say… … whoop whoop! If you are lucky enough to live in an area where the leaves are changing then consider your weekend already planned for you. It is time to test your skills so go grab your leaf-picking baskets! Take a look at some of your … [Read more...]

Canvas And Leather Accessories That Are Popular This Fall

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There are some major players in the fall.  Big time players such as canvas and leather. Texture is a big part of decorating for any season, any reason and one way to incorporate a variety of textures is through textiles. Fabrics on pillows, poufs, ottomans and things like that. Things like these…   As you can … [Read more...]

Chill Out!

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Just calm down people. Seriously.  Chill. Out. I know you are chomping at the bit to see my new textiles that I’ll be carrying for fall. All that canvas. All that leather. All that coolness. So very chill. These incredible pillows will be in the store next week.   They are 42” x 30” … [Read more...]