Thursday, September 20, 2018

Fall Home tour!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hello Fall!


 Happy Tuesday!
Thanks so much for coming by! I drew up the chalkboard today that hangs in the kitchen ..I was feeling all the scarecrow love and of course our scarecrow has to have chickens
 ( Chelsea's chickens :) Ronnie's mad because it is raining ..she wants to chase those chipmunks!

 He is in the middle of the pumpkin patch with a row of Indian corn behind him

 This frame was found out rummaging and I had a piece of wood cut to fit that I chalkboard painted ..one of my favorite things to decorate for the seasons!

 It's one of those cloudy dreary days here .. seems like Fall but still pretty hot!

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Pumpkin Picking 2018

Happy Monday!
We picked pumpkins this weekend and it was HoT! We were all set to go apple picking but then saw on Facebook the pumpkin patch was opeing on Saturday instead of this Wednesday! so change of plans!

 It's a family tradition and every year we fill up our cars!
 The yard supervisor ..making sure that they look perfect :)
 Love these greenish almost teal blue ones! Look at the huge orange stripe!
 They line the front flower beds .. and lots on the porch



 I love to stack them and this year there were lots of flatter round ones

 I don't wash the pumpkins when we get home .. as I water my flowers or it rains it washes the dirt off..







 Love the stripey ornage ones that look like they have lace overlays..




 Pumpkin pickers!
 all these are waiting to get placed in the car ..
 Love all the colored and lumpy pumpkins! There are 100 pumpkins decorating the front yard .. a lot will be carved for Halloween and last year when Halloween was over I placed a Craigslist ad for free pumpkins and a nice family with goats came and picked them all up ..she said she would love them again this year!

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Fall in the Foyer

Happy Saturday!
In my foyer is this green chest ( and it is filled with cross stitch completed pieces ) and I love to decorate it for the seasons!
 Lots of vintage items from the chicken given to us by Sherri , the little picnic hamper and the amazing red and black vintage scale .. September is from Little House Needleworks /Classic Colorworks sampler months ..the Welcome pumpkin is from Walmart . The sweater pumpkin wer made by me .


 This sweet cow is my first punch needle project .. he is so cute! a little vintage truck ..sunflowers and cotton branches on top of a stack of coverless thrift store books..
farm animals and the barn salt and pepper shakers from the Pioneer Woman at Walmart
I added 2 garlands over the mirror ...a leaf garland and a berry garland

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This weeks You Tube video!
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Friday, September 14, 2018

Mustard Roasted Potatoes

Happy Friday!
Here is the best Roasted potato recipe ever! Start by chopping 3-4 lbs of potatoes into about 1" pieces. Here I'm using red potatoes but I have made them with Yukon Gold, White, and the bags of small "fancy" potatoes. Use what you've got! 

Combine all of your ingredients until well coated into a  9x13" greased baking dish. (I use cooking spray) We use fresh oregano .. if you don't grow it they sell fresh herbs at the grocery store.. Bake at 425 degrees, turning every 15 minutes until crispy...approximately 45 minutes to an hour. 

 You want them to be brown and crispy .. not burnt ..so keep an eye on them toward the end ..
When they come out of the oven I like to top them with some more fresh oregano and lemon zest . They are amazing and go well  with the white sauce and grilled lemon chicken .. 
Thank you Chelsea for making the cute chalkboard recipe card !

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Scarecrow Row

Good morning!
This is Lizzie Kate's Thankful string that I deleted  the turkey and added a scarecrow! I want to have a string for all the seasons ..and since by Thanksgiving my home is decorated for Christmas I needed to lose the turkey ..
This is my 2nd string I have finished up .. I do have 2 other stitched but not finished ..the Merry string for Christmas and the Spooky string for Halloween .. that leaves me with the Snowy string and the spring string to stitch .
Of course I used magnets and washers to attach.. the stitching is mounted on sticky board and so is the fall plaid homespun .. I made a bow from orange gingham ribbon , grey gingham ribbon and black gingham .. added some fall leaves and berries ..and a couple thistley things  Buzzy string
 All the Classic Colorworks floss I used

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 and here it is in the hutch .. I am using the Bent Creek Row in my kitchen
The stitching is only 1-1/2 inches wide so these are quick to stitch!

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Oval Tiered Tray for Fall



Good morning!
I have 2 galvanized tiered trays that I decorate for the seasons .. yesterday I showed you the round one that sits in my kitchen .. today it is the oval one that sits in my family room .. Both were purchased at Sam's club a couple years ago ..This vignette is on top of my vintage buffet in the family room..
The top of this one holds a cross stitched Fall piece Thankful Pumpkins from Annie Beez Folk art that I mounted on an old silver crusty tray :) pumpkins, sweater pumpkins, sunflowers, cotton stems ..black check ribbon and torn fabric a little vintage truck and Fall colored chickens ..

 This pumpkin with a crow is a freebie from With Thy Needle and Thread I stitched it in 2013 and just was tired of the finish so I revamped it and put it on this planked pumpkin from Walmart .. I took it off its original sticky board and mounted it on a smaller piece of sticky board .. then added torn homespun and of course a washer and magnet so I can change it out ..
 I changed out the Mason Jar chalkboard to sunflowers and absolutely LOVE it!
 The truck was a gift to the little grandsons from my neighbor and the kids let me "use it" It has a little olive bucket in the back with a sweater pumpkin and fall leaves ..
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 Sweater pumpkins are my favorite and they are placed all over in this vignette!


This weeks You Tube video ..

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