Living Room and Dining Room Fall Tour

Hooray! Today is my first Fall Home Tour! I’m really excited to be able to show you around. My house is very small, but I took a ton of pictures, so grab something yummy and have fun!

The first stop is right inside the front door. I don’t have an entry way, so just come on in!¬†2015 Home Tour Fall Living Room

I did set out a couple mugs and a pitcher, just in case you decide to stay awhile.

2015 Home Tour Fall Ottoman and Tray

I finally painted the walls this summer! It’s always feel so fresh and clean afterwards. But I didn’t have anything hanging on the walls, until now. I put this up for the pictures, but I will be painting the frame with some chalk paint very soon.

2015 Home Tour Fall Living Room Couch

2015 Home Tour Fall Living Room Wall Art

This is my chair. I love this chair! It is called a chair and a half and it was the perfect size for my girls and I to sit and read books together when they were little. Now it’s the perfect size for my dogs and I to snuggle together!

2015 Home Tour Fall Chair and a Half

2015 Home Tour Fall Chair Pillow, Blanket

I added some fall touches to the corner table. I still have some of my beachy decor, but a pumpkin and acorn bring a little more autumn feel.

2015 Home Tour Living Room Corner Table

2015 Home Tour Fall Corner Table Pumpkins, Acorn

2015 Home Tour Fall Glittery Pumpkin

I really would like to replace this table. I sort of have something in the works, but it just isn’t coming together the way I want, so this is it for now.

2015 Home Tour Fall Wicker Table and Lamp

2015 Home Tour Fall Wicker Table Starfish, Candleholder

I showed you the dresser turned t.v. stand a little while ago. I added another pumpkin, an owl and some pinecones in the glass candle holder.

2015 Home Tour Fall TV stand

2015 Home Tour Fall Pinecones, Owl

This little table is on the wall that leads into the dining room. The living room and dining room are basically one room. I have another plan for this wall that I am working on. It will be here soon. I am soooo excited! It is something I have wanted for a very long time!

2015 Home Tour Fall Metal Table Pumpkins, Subway Art

2015 Home Tour Fall Table Pumpkins

I painted these pumpkins as part of a makeover. It took awhile to come up with ideas, but I really like how they turned out!

2015 Home Tour Fall Harvest Time Sign

My dining room is all dressed up and ready for fall!

2015 Home Tour Fall Dining Room

I really love the built-in hutch, but it is really dark. All the trim in my house used to be this color. A couple of years ago, Haley helped me paint all the trim in the living room and dining room, but we ran out of energy to paint the hutch. Maybe some day!

2015 Home Tour Fall Dining Room Table and Hutch

This corner is one of my favorite little places. I love the old ladder the blankets are on, the wagon, which was mine growing up, the lanterns, the baby scale, everything!

2015 Home Tour Fall Dining Room Bar

2015 Home Tour Dining Room Wagon

I have my old ice cream maker bucket and a few beachy items on the hutch.

2015 Home Tour Dining Room Turquoise Bucket Fishing Floats

These are a few of the dishes and other goodies I have inside.

2015 Home Tour Hutch Cupboard 1

2015 Home Tour Dining Room Hutch 2

Lauren and I made this cute little stool from an ugly bench. Come see how we did it!

2015 Home Tour Wooden Box Makeover

I really like how my tablescape turned out this year. Each year is a little different. I will be posting more about the table in the next post.

2015 Home Tour Fall Tablescape

Here is where I do my blogging. Boy, is this spot hard to keep clean! I always have so many papers around and notes and such. I added a few things to help keep it organized.

2015 Home Tour Fall Desk

2015 Home Tour Desk Organization

I painted these shelves this summer too. I first painted them a darker grey and then dry brushed lighter grey over the top. New brackets were added too. I really like the neutral look of these and how it looks in the room. I added many of my favorite things to these shelves.

2015 Home Tour Fall Open Bookshelves

2015 Home Tour Fall Open Shelving Dauchshund, S, Acorns

2015 Home Tour Fall Open Shelving PIncher, Bird, Candlesticks

2015 Home Tour Fall Open Shelving Dog, Thanks to the Lord

2015 Home Tour Fall Open Shelving Subway Art Printable, Owl

See my little googly-eyed rock. He’s my prayer rock. I made him this summer with the kids in my preschool. It’s a great reminder every day, that God is my Rock!

2015 Home Tour Fall Open Bookshelves Galvanized Bucket, Fishing Floats

I know this post was a little long, but I hope you enjoyed the tour! It was a lot of work to get everything together, but I loved how everything turned out and now I am ready for the whole fall season. I will be writing about my tablescape in the next post, so come back for a visit!

Sunshine and Blessings

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Corner News September 25, 2015

It’s Friday!!! What a week it has been! I am so ready for a weekend! Last weekend, my poor Ezzy was sick and I ended up taking her to the emergency vet. We had to wait awhile, since she wasn’t high priority. After the vet ‘talked’ with her, she said she should have come in much sooner, because Ezzy was such a sad case. She was like her own martyr. ūüė¶ This is how she was while waiting. She is much better now though. Thanks for asking!

corner news ezzy sept. 25, 2015

This is what I read while waiting in the vet office. What an awesome dog magazine! They also have a cat one. This had so much great information and fun stories.

corner news dogster sept. 25, 2015

I have also been going through my clothes, pulling everything out of my closet, one type of clothing at a time. First the shirts, then pants, then skirts and so on. ¬†I ask myself if I really like this or will wear it. If the answer is ‘eh’, it goes. This is my ‘to go’ pile. I do have to be in the right mood though. I can be awfully sentimental. Next up, jewelry!

Corner News Sept. 25, 2015

It feels really good to clean things out and to know that what is left is stuff I really like and looks and feels good to wear.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! I will be back on Monday with my Fall Home Tour, so stop by!

Sunshine and Blessings

Hanging Flower Basket Light

Hello again! Happy Fall officially! I can hardly believe it is that time already. Of course, if you spend time on the blogosphere, it has seemed like fall for a month now!  I will be joining the ranks with my own Fall Home Tour on Monday, so be sure to come back for a visit!

Today I have a little and fairly simple project that I put together. I bought these hanging flower baskets at a yard sale several years ago. I have used them for various things, buy they have been sitting for awhile now. I also have had the green lights, which are firefly lights for several years. They slowly fade in and out like flreflies. We don’t have real fireflies here, so I had to go with faux ones! Anyways, I never have found a good place to use them. So I decided to combine them with some Christmas lights I found at Goodwill.Outdoor Hanging Plant Holder Light

The first thing I did was wire the two baskets together on one side to make sort of a hinge. This made it a little easier to put the whole thing together without it coming apart each time I moved it around.

Outdoor Hanging Plant Light Wiring

Next I added in the firefly lights. I wired them in various spots so they would hang all around inside the baskets. This was followed by the Christmas lights. I added a piece of wire every couple of lights or so. I first went around the inside of one basket and then around the other.

Outdoor Hanging Plant Light Firefly Lights

When I finished wiring all the lights in, I wired the two baskets completely together. Now all there was to do, was find a place to hang it and plug it in!  I decided to add it to my fall front porch, to make a nice welcoming light.

Outdoor Hanging Plant Light Porch Light

Outdoor Hanging Plant Light Porch

I love how this looks in the twilight!

Outdoor Hanging Plant Light Evening

outdoor hanging plant basket porch light

Outdoor Hanging Plant basket light

Pretty simple and will look great on the back patio next summer too! Be sure to come back and visit on Monday for my Fall Home Tour!

Sunshine and Blessings

Pumpkins, and Leaves and Acorns, Oh My!

Happy Fall! Only two more days and we are officially in Autumn! Of course, it is still 90 degrees here! We really don’t get much of a fall and it usually doesn’t start getting cooler until Halloween. The leaves are changing color and falling at Christmas. Go figure! But my front porch is ready! No matter the weather!

I don’t think I have ever shown my front porch on the blog before, so let me introduce you! It’s very small and compact, but perfect for decorating.

Fall Porch 2015

I first added my wicker chair and covered the chair cushion with a piece of muslin. Then I found a brightly colored striped pillow in my ‘collection’ with the perfect fall colors.

fall porch pillow 2015

I placed the matching wicker table next to it and then added lots of fall decorations! I filled the white wooden basket with burlap, pumpkins, and filler flowers. I also added a clipboard with a fall printable. I have a toilet paper pumpkin that one of the girls made many years ago, a white pumpkin Lauren carved with 4-H on it from her time in 4-H, a solar light, some driftwood, and a ruler pumpkin.

fall porch tp pumpkin 2015

fall porch driftwood 2015

fall porch ruler pumpkin 2015

I brought out one of my crates and placed a wooden tool box, also made by Lauren in 4-H, and filled it with more burlap, candle holders, and sweater acorns.

fall porch acorns 2015

Aren’t these acorns adorable? I found the instructions¬†here.

fall porch acorns 2 2015

Leaning against the crate is my oval chalkboard with the word ‘Thankful.’

fall porch thankful 2015

I have another tall chalkboard, from this project, leaning in the corner with the word ‘Fall’ printed on it. This is my last piece of board from that puppet theater.

Fall porch chalkboard 2015

I have a faux chrysanthemum near the door. Faux because of our high temps and high drought. This is just going to have to do for now!

fall porch mums 2015

My last item is the wreath on the door. Lots of fall leaves and a big turquoise ‘S’ in the middle. Got to have my turquoise!

fall porch wreath 2015

Did you spot the little guy nestled in the bottom? He’s a cutie!

fall porch owl 2015

I hope you enjoyed your little tour! Happy Autumn!

fall porch table 2015

Sunshine and Blessings

The Corner News-September 18, 2015

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of The Corner News!  Here is what went on these past two weeks.

Number 1: Sorry that this post is late…ooppss…

Number 2: I got a promotion at work!  Hooray!  I am now in a supervising position where I am a Team Leader.  I have to work at the other location than where I was originally, but I started this past Wednesday and I am still very new to it.  Thankfully, the other Team Leaders are very nice and have helped me with the differences.

Number 3: Mom and I went to build some rustic pumpkins stand thingies…We had quite a bit of fun doing it.

First, we took a selfie!

mom and my selfie

Then we hammered the nails in that we needed to build the box.

nailing in

Next we drew our designs to cut them out. ¬†I didn’t want to be traditional and decided to draw out a cat instead of a pumpkin.

Here is my cat.

cat box

And here is mom’s pumpkin.

pumpkin box

They aren’t done obviously, but this is how far we got. ¬†And this is the exciting things that have happened these past weeks. ¬†Hope you have a great weekend!

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