• Simple Rustic Fall Living Room Decor

      Happy First day of Fall!! It is officially the fall season and to celebrate the start of the season by making pumpkin shaped sugar cookies with the kids. They coated them in sprinkles, candy eyes and frosting. I am thinking that this may be the start of a new tradition for us. After cookie decorating we headed outside to enjoy the beautiful fall weather that we were having here in Minnesota. Those days often seem pretty rare as it tends to get cold here pretty quickly. After our time outside I came into the living room to do some reading before I needed to start dinner. I am currently…

  • Apple Cider Bar

      One of my favorite fall activities is to go to the cider mill!  When I was growing up we would go to the cider mills all the time to pick apples and pumpkins. The fresh doughnuts and cider are hands down my favorite fall treat! I get so excited when fall rolls around and the cider mills open once more for the season!     Living in Minnesota there are no cider mills close to me. I mean legit cider mills where you can watch them crush the apples and make the donuts kind of place. Sure some places have a small apple orchard where they might let you…

  • DIY Fall Apple Wreath

    Apple season is on its way! Which means it is also my favorite time of the year!  Fall!! This year I have been inspired by all things apple in my fall decorating! I love the rustic natural beauty that apples add to the fall season. I was inspired to use more natural elements for decorating and this beautiful DIY apple wreath for Fall will definitely tie it all together! Here is my How to Fall wreath tutorial so you can make your own DIY Fall Apple Wreath!   Here is what you will need to make a DIY Fall Apple Wreath: Grapevine wreath form Mini Apples – Mine came from Joann Fabrics…

  • The Best Fall Decor from Amazon

    I’ve got the fever..…fall fever. It gives one the urge to put out pumpkins while its still technically summer time. I am going to resist the urge for as long as possible! It did lead me to go searching on Amazon for some cute fall decor and load up my cart so at the first sign of fall I can Amazon Prime those babies right to my door! I found a lot of cute fall things but I am only focusing on the best fall decor from Amazon today! Sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss out on the other fall shopping roundups I have coming up! You…

  • $2 Thanksgiving Pillow

    I just happened to be in Walmart the other day and I came across this adorable tea towel for only $2! I loved it, but I knew that if I used it for its intended purposes that it would not stay looking so nice and cute. Especially since it is mostly white, it would be begging to be touched by little sticky hands. I grabbed it and figured I could figure out a way to use it. Once I got home I got the idea to turn it into a pillow and use it as part of my Thanksgiving decorations. I am all about quick and easy projects. With two little kids I…

  • DIY Galvanized Pumpkin

    A few weekends ago when we were working on our basement remodel  we were in the process of putting the new air ducts in. When I say we, I really mean Tad. He has done 99% of the work so far. I am more of the design and decorate part of the remodel. He is the demolition and build part. So right now there isn’t much for me to do since Tad is working on framing and plumbing. I do help hold things up when he calls for assistance. It was during one of these assisting times where I noticed  some discarded venting laying on the floor. Having fall fever, I…

  • DIY Pumpkin Sign

    Hey Friends! I am sharing one of my first DIY home projects that I did when we are newly married. Ya know how it can be when you are first married and money is tight. In the small town of Little Falls, Minnesota each September they have this wonderful Craft Fair that literally fills the downtown streets with vendor booths and more people then you can count. It was like the kick off to the fall season there and was a highly anticipated event for us. Oddly I only have one picture from all the years of going. It is from the year that we made and sold homemade caramel corn…

  • Fall Mantel Decor

    Fall has officially started in Michigan. It kick started with a perfect bright sunny cool day and then followed up with a week of gloomy rainy cold days. I love the cooler sweatshirt weather, the rain not so much. Now that it is officially fall I can share with you my fall mantel decor, because sharing it when it was 80 degrees outside just didn’t seem right. While my fireplace is still sporting its 90’s oak mantel and big bulky glass and gold edged trim doors, much to my dislike, it is still fun to decorate. So until I can get to work on it, we are just going to look past…

  • 25 DIY Pumpkin Projects

    DIY Pumpkin projects for your fall home decorating! Its September! The first few days of September here in Traverse City felt like fall had swooped in over night and took over. The mornings were cool and the temperatures were dropping. The three days of bliss dissolved when temperatures swung back up to the high 80’s with the humidity following closely behind. I tried hanging onto the feeling of fall by wearing a sweatshirt or leggings when we ran errands. Big Mistake. I end up getting way to hot and wishing I had just dressed like a normal person would in 80+ degree weather.     I am dreading wearing socks though.…