DIY Cats Stuff

Hello!  I hope everyone is doing well!  I am totally ready for cooler weather, I’m getting tired of summer.

So this week is all about cats.  Now, I have two cats, Target and Amelia.  Both are rescues and both are crazy.  Like, their favorite toy is a straw from Chick-fil-a.  They have tons of other toys, yet they want to play with a straw…I will never understand.  But, here are some ideas you can do for your cats!  Some are buildings and some are toys.  So enjoy!

Also, here’s a picture of my pains before you continue reading.

Target is the black and white and Amelia is the calico.  Goofy pictures to show their true personalities.  Enjoy the post!


Cardboard Cat Rocket from Make


Felt Sushi Cat Toys from Lia Friffith

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Simple Cat Hammock from Instructables

Ombre Scratching Post

Ombre Scratching Post from Cuteness


DIY Peek-a-boo Cat Toy Box from Meeoow


DIY Cactus Scratching Post from Kaylee Eylander

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DIY Cat Box Cabinet from Evan and Katelyn

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Feather Cat Toys from Martha Stewart

Carboard Cat Condo

Cardboard Cat Condo from Bicultural Familia


DIY Felt Mouse Toys from Lia Griffith


Maps Round Up

Hello!  How is everyone doing?  Did you know that Christmas is getting closer and closer?  It’s crazy!

If you know me, you know that I love maps and travel.  LOVE THEM!  My living room is travel themed, my bedroom is Paris themed, and I’m that weird person who picks up a Jungle Cruise Map in Disneyland (yes you can actually do that).  I love arrows, explore signs, wander signs, globes, the whole shebang.  So the round up this week is awesome things that you can do with maps.


Wrapping Paper

Vintage Map Wrapping Paper from The Chic Site


Decoupaged Tray from Today’s Creative Life

Travel Sign 2

Travel Sign from Home on the Corner

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Memories Map Bracelet from Peanut and Olive

Photo Map

Photo Map from Cut Craft Create

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DIY Glass Map Necklace from Touch of Tay


Vintage Map Lampshade from Pretty Handy Girl


Free Printable Vintage Maps from Pillar Box Blue

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Gallery Wall from Home on the Corner

Welcome Fall! Part 2

Welcome back! Today is Part 2 of my early fall tour. You can go here for Part 1. Today, come on in to the dining room!

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I decided on my color scheme after visiting Michaels and seeing the pretty soft colors in the flowers. I also found these black and white plates at Goodwill and knew they would be perfect.

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I found the antler candle holder at Goodwill also and spray painted it silver and added some twine for some texture.

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I also added some acorns, burlap flowers and ceramic pinecones to give it more of a fall feel.

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The shelves stayed neutral with some touches of orange. I also used my wooden pumpkin box to store some extra dishes.

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I’m still loving my bar cart too!

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early fall dining room place setting and centerpiece

Thank you so much stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful week!


Apple Recipes

Hello!  It’s almost fall, right?  Maybe…  Okay, so here in California it is nowhere near fall, it is still very hot.  But, one of my favorite things about fall is apple foods.  Apple Cider, apple fritters, caramel apples, the list goes on.  So I decided to start a little early and give you a bunch of apple recipes that made my mouth water.

PS-if you want an awesome apple drink from Starbucks, get the Caramel Apple Spice.  It is a wonderful fall drink.



Cinnamon Apple Chips from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

Cinnamon Apple Bread

Cinnamon Apple Bread from The Happier Homemaker


Cinnamon Fried Apples from Mom Endeavors


Chocolate Turtle Apple Slices from Mom Loves Baking


Slow Cooker Applesauce from Art and the Kitchen


Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake from Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts


Apple Pie Bites from The Blond Cook


Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake from Live Well Bake Often

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Caramel Apple Pull Apart Bread from Butter Love and Cowboys


Apple Fries with Caramel Cream Dip from Favorite Family Recipes


Welcome Fall!

Good morning! It’s September! Fall time, right?! Well, not really. But in the blogging world, we have to get our ideas out to inspire everyone. I didn’t want to pull out all the red, golds and oranges, so when I visited Michaels, I noticed all the pretty soft neutrals, like sage green, cream and blush. I decided I would focus mostly on those colors with a few spots of orange thrown in.

Come on in!

Since I tried to keep a more neutral color scheme, I added lots of texture. I added a woven basket, a burlap pumpkin, book page paper leaves, and a brass candlestick.

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I did pick up this Thankful and Grateful framed print from Hobby Lobby. I figured it was perfect for fall!

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Let’s head into the living room! I’m still loving having my faux fireplace in here and I love decorating it too!

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I used lots of neutrals on the mantle, using books, chalkboard, cotton and even a spool of ribbon for texture.

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Here’s a peek into the dining area! On my coffee table I created a simple vignette. I did add one turquoise pumpkin here along with some gourds. I just received this little ‘Grateful’ wooden block from a friend and knew it would be perfect.

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I finished painting this little side table this summer and it was nice to be able to finally add it to my room and place some special pieces on top. I tied a few stems of flowers together, added a burlap pumpkin and a lantern.

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I hope you enjoyed this little tour. I will be back next week with my early fall dining room. Thanks for stopping by today!


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