It’s Fall! 10 Reasons To Like This Season

Good morning! Well it’s fall on the blog whether you are ready or not! I have never been a huge fan of fall, but I think it’s because I know winter follows. I don’t like the cold at all. But this year I decided to find things I like about fall and not worry about what comes after. So here is my list:

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  1. Pumpkins-I love all the different colors pumpkins come in now, especially the pastels! I love all the different shapes too. They are so fun to decorate with.

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2. Cooler weather-not too cold. Around here, it’s usually still warm during the day and then cooler at night which is really nice.

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3. Snuggling under blankets-Along with the cooler nights, comes snuggling with blankets and pups and not getting hot.

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4. Cute jackets and pretty scarves- I like having some new things to wear other than tank tops and shorts, but not having to wear lots of layers just to stay warm. I am excited to pull out some of those jackets and other cooler weather items put away from last year.

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5. Lighting candles- Fall scents are my favorite! Summer just seems too hot to light candles, so it’s nice to have a few lit around the house again, especially because they smell so good.

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6. Crunching leaves- I love to see the leaves falling and hearing them crunching under my feet when I go for walks.

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7. Holidays- I am looking forward to the upcoming holidays and the time spent with family and friends. We make new memories and remember times spent together in the past.

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8. Sausage and corn chowder- Mmmm! Just typing it makes me hungry! This is so delicious and easy. It is the most requested recipe in my house.

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9. Having a fire and roasting marshmallows-We have a fire pit, so it’s nice to gather around it and roast some marshmallows and make s’mores.

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10. Festivals- There are several different festivals and activities held around here that signal fall. Apple Festival, Calico Festival, Hot Air Balloon Festival, county fairs, and the list goes on.

Whew! I found ten things! That should carry me through. I am determined to just enjoy the season I am in. How about you? Do you love fall?

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Fall Tablescapes

Hello!  How did everyone’s week go?  I am glad that it is finally time for the weekend and I am ready for a day to relax.  Does anyone have any awesome plans for the weekend?

This week I am feature 10 fall tablescapes that I am FALLING in love with.  Get it?  Falling in love?  Okay…anyway.  These are not all the traditional fall colors but they are all super cute!  Enjoy!

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Pumpkin and Gingham Tablescape from Frazzled Joy

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Pink Pumpkin Tablescape from Randi Garrett Design

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Farmgirl Flower Fall Tablescape from The Turquoise Home

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Fresh Lavender Tablescape from Taryn Whiteaker

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Black and Brass Tablescape from My Creative Happy

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Orange and Navy Fall Tablescape from Noting Grace

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Purple and Orange Fall Tablescape from With Love From Kat

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Rustic Thanksgiving Tablescape from Maison de Pax

Green and Brown Tablescape Home with Holliday

Brown and Green Tablescape from Home with Holliday

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Pink Blush Fall Tablescape from Kara’s Party Ideas

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Win a Year of Cards from Dollar Tree!

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Good morning! I just had to let you all know about a sweepstakes from Dollar Tree! You could win Hallmark and Dayspring cards for a whole year! These cards are so awesome! I buy these all the time for any special occasions.

Win a Year of Hallmark Greeting Cards!

Here’s what Dollar Tree has to say:

Guess what? We are celebrating our one-year anniversary of our new greeting cards by hosting a sweepstakes for you, our valued customer! Enter 8/22/19 through 9/7/19 for your chance to win* one of 20 prizes – The prize includes a gift box containing seventy (70) Heartline a Hallmark Company, Expressions from Hallmark, and Joyfully Yours a Dayspring Company greeting cards, thirty (30) note cards, and one (1) $100 Dollar Tree gift card.

Can you believe it! 70 Hallmark cards, 30 note cards AND $100 Dollar Tree gift card!

Here are a few of the cards I have acquired from Dollar Tree. They are beautiful and the quality you would expect from a Hallmark card.

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Enter soon! This ends on Sept. 7! Good luck!

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DIY Spray Painted Striped Metal Box

Good morning! Are you ready for another week? Do you have lots of plans? I hope it’s something fun!

I have my last camping post today and then it’s time to move on to fall! Can you believe it? I try to get ideas out to you a little bit early so you have time to try out some ideas or decorate before the season is over.

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I showed you this metal box during my trailer makeover here, so I’m going to show you how I painted it. This box was a black metal box. I didn’t get the before picture, but I primered it a couple of times and then spray-painted it white. This is just one coat, but I painted two coats.

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Painter Tape                  Rustoleum Primer                   Metal Box

I spray painted the inside of the box with Rustoleum 2X Ultra Cover Satin Aqua. Then I used painters tape and newspaper to protect the bottom part of the box and painted the top edge the same Aqua.

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Here’s how one side turned out. It looked good…

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This side not so much. I was in too much of a hurry and sprayed the paint too thick and then it dripped. I sanded it a little and was able to paint over it.

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I placed the painters tape over more sections to paint another stripe. I should have used newspaper to cover the painted parts, because I tended to get overspray. So don’t do what I show you, do as I tell you! 🙂 Cover other areas with paper! It ended up taking more time than it should have.

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I used all Rustoleum 2X Ultra Cover spraypaint. In addition to the Aqua, I used Real Orange, Navy Blue, Green Apple, and Sun Yellow.

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Rustoleum 2X Real Orange    Rustoleum 2X Navy Blue   Rustoleum 2X Aqua

Rustoleum 2X Green Apple    Rustoleum 2X Sun Yellow

I used these colors to match the shower curtain in the trailer, but it matches the whole makeover. I used it this past camping trip to store flip-flops in. This way it’s easy to grab a pair on your way out the door or place the shoes in when you come into the trailer.

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It could also be used to store beach towels in. This way you don’t get the constant question, “Where’s my towel?”

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Lastly, I used it to put dishes in to carry out to the picnic table. It helps to cut down on the trips back and forth.

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I know this metal box will come in handy many times when we travel in our trailer. It can be used in many different ways. Okay! Next week, FALL! I can’t wait! See you next time!

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