Friday, September 30, 2016

House Updates, Halloween and more - Five on Friday


 House Building Update!
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Fall Fashion, Recipes and Decor Ideas - Thursday Favorite Things

I had so much fun looking through everyone's posts that were linked up last week! I just absolutely love Fall (but not as much as I love Christmas!) and I love all of the inspiration out there. What I love about Thursday Favorite Things is the variety of posts that we have! This week I've picked out a few of my favorites!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fall Table Decor using Natural Elements and Antiques

I had fun putting together this table for Fall!  I knew when I scored this antique paisley shawl at an estate sale this past Summer that I was going to use it for my Fall table! I like decorating with antiques and for Fall, I used natural elements - the pumpkins, corn, and wheat stalks!!
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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Country French Fall Home Tour 2016

Hello!! Welcome to my Fall Home Tour for 2016! 
I *LOVE* Fall and I am so excited to share my Fall home! Let's have a look at the front porch, shall we?
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Swiss Recap, Emmys, and more - Five on Friday!

Back from Switzerland!
Yes, I am BACK from my trip to Switzerland. We also went to Germany, Austria, *AND* I added a new country to my country list... Liechtenstein!  I am sharing a few pictures from the trip with you all, I have also shared some on my Instagram if you follow along there too.  
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Pumpkin Decor & Recipes - Thursday Favorite Things

I'm BACK from vacation and am so excited to share features from last week's party... it's pumpkin themed features for me!!  I have this week's link party link as well which is at the bottom of this post!  
Pumpkin Decor and Recipes from Thursday Favorite Things

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Decorating with Velvet Pumpkins and Velvet Corn

I *love* decorating with velvet pumpkins for Fall!  They are really quite photogenic and I love the beautiful jewel tone colors that they come in!  This year I was super excited to discover velvet corn! 
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Decorating with Velvet Pumpkins and Corn for Fall

Sunday, September 18, 2016

DIY Fall Wreath Tutorial

I feel like I must be one of the last bloggers to make my own Fall wreath.  You see, I'm not super crafty.  But when my cheap-o one from last year fell apart, I started on my hunt for a new wreath.  I just could not find one that I liked in my price range.

So, I headed off to Hobby Lobby with coupons in my purse and started picking out faux branches.  I already had burlap ribbon at home plus I've had the Mackenzie Child ribbon for several years and hadn't quite found the perfect project for it... until now! 
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DIY Fall Wreath tutorial with fall leaves, pumpkins, burlap, and Mackenzie Childs ribbon

Friday, September 16, 2016

Oktoberfest Ideas - Five on Friday

Five on Friday - Oktoberfest Edition!!!
The Oktoberfest starts tomorrow in Germany and I have rounded up my Oktoberfest posts from previous years'!!  
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Germany Pretzel Recipe
This is an authentic German pretzel recipe that I translated from German.  The only different thing about this pretzel recipe is that the pretzels are dipped in a baking soda bath instead of a lye bath.  They are really quite tasty!
Authentic German Pretzel Recipe

Traditional Apple Strudel
What would an Oktoberfest party be without apple strudel??  This apple strudel recipe is really pretty easy to make as you use puff pastry as the dough instead of making a handmade dough.  You can't tell the difference! 
Traditional apple strudel recipe perfect for Oktoberfest

What to Wear to the Oktoberfest!
I have put together a guide on what to wear to the Oktoberfest... from traditional lederhosen and dirndls to Americanized versions.  
A guide to buying dirndls and what to wear to the Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Party Ideas
If you are going to host your own Oktoberfest party at home, here is an Oktoberfest party guide of things you should have at your party complete with food suggestions!

Oktoberfest Party Ideas and Guide


Oktoberfest Party Table
I made this Oktoberfest party table last year and it was a hit! I printed off cutouts of Lebkuchen (the gingerbread hearts) and had them dangle from the chandelier.
Oktoberfest Table
 And guess what, I'm in Germany as we speak, just missing the Oktoberfest. Auf Wiedersehen!


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Thursday Favorite Things with Katherine's Corner!

This week I cannot post my favorites from last week or include a link to this week's link party.  

To add your link and visit other links in this week's link party, click here to go to Katherine's Corner.  Katherine is our main hostess and spends so much time every week putting together this party.  Please give her a visit!   I will be back next week with my favorites from the party this week and will have the link for the party up as well.  

Remember, just because I am not doing any features this week, doesn't mean you weren't featured! Visit the other hostesses... they feature posts every week too! 

Thursday favorite things hostess
nina Collagedebi collage 1
marilyn 1 Collageolivia 1 Collageangelina collageShellie 1 Collage

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

13 Inspiring Fall Porch Decorating Ideas

This year I want to have a prettier porch for Fall.  I have turned to Pinterest and my some of my favorite blogs for inspiration. 13 porches as today is September 13! 
13 Inspiring Fall Porch Decorating Ideas

First, I want to start with one of my all-item favorite porches, from Pottery Barn, of course...
source -Pottery barn
I LOVE Stone Gable's use of tartan on her porch. 
source- Stone Gable 
this one below is more Halloween like, but it's fun!
source - Pottery Barn 
I love the garland here.
source Laura Trevey
I love the use of dried corn stalks.
source - I can't find one! So sorry!
This color scheme is more monochromatic.
source - Pottery Barn
I like this one below with the fruit mixed in the garland.  I also think the green vines are real.
source - Peonies & Orange Blossoms
Here was the beginning of my Fall porch from last year... by the end of the season it was covered in pumpkins but unfortunately I did not take a picture. This picture is from when only a few of our pumpkin vines were reading for picking!
source - Peonies & Orange Blossoms
source - Still Woods Farmhouse
I like the corn stalks and the welcome sign!
source Shabby Grace blog
Source - Cottage in the Oaks
Isn't that fall arrangement on the left amazing?? I also like the wispy vines on the right.
source - Serendipity Refined
Now, if only we all had a picture-perfect dog to pose for all of us!
source- Craftberry Bush
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What I noticed about these porches is that more is more!  I love that lots of pumpkins are used. I love the dried stalks and all the use of mums! 

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Peach Clafoutis Recipe

I have said it before and I'll say it again: we have peaches coming out of our ears. So that means I have been busy baking up a storm using all of the peaches!

Now, I have been wanting to try to make a clafoutis because it sounds so fancy.  It is pronounced kla-foo-tee.  But guess what? It is SUPER EASY to make.  I feel like the name is deceiving for that reason!
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Friday, September 9, 2016

Five on Friday - Silent Fall

Five on Friday is a little different this week... 
Just five images in silence to get you in the mood for Fall...






Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Thursday Favorite Things

This week I am unable to share my favorites! I am sorry you guys! I also can't post our usual link party link as I am traveling. If you would like to link up and visit. All of the links, please go to Katherine's Corner. She is our main hostess and creator of this party. I know she would be delighted to have you stop by!

Thursday favorite things hostess
nina Collagedebi collage 1
marilyn 1 Collageolivia 1 Collageangelina collageShellie 1 Collage

The Thursday Favorite Things Link Party is where you can grow your blog and discover others too. You don't need to be a blogger to enjoy the weekly party, blog readers love it also.

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