Spooky Outdoor Halloween Decor Ideas

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All Hallows' Eve, or as we call it today, Halloween  is less than two weeks away. If you haven't already, it's time to pull out the spooky, creepy and otherwise frightening decorations and turn your home into a ghosts' house. Or, just add a few spiders to the garage door and hang a mummy from the rafters. Today, you'll find these ideas and MORE on how to make a few spooky Halloween Outdoor Decorations! /1/ Creepy Hanging Mummy - This would be the perfect addition to your front porch for Halloween! Cheesecloth, a couple acrylic paints and a styrofoam head are the main supplies. Maybe you have a {styrofoam} head just laying around?? /2/ DIY Spiderweb Doormat - Assuming it's a beautiful day out, grab your paintbrush and head outside to make this super easy spiderweb doormat … [Read more...]

Tips on Decorating Your Fireplace Mantel

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By Rob Colosi of Inside Home As the cool winds of Autumn begin to blow, our focus turns to area of our house that we have largely overlooked for the past six months, the fireplace.   This soon-to-be main attraction may be in need of a bit of design help.  Below are a few easy tips to get your mantel ready for the warm cozy nights ahead (and some great inspirational photos!) Sweet Something Design First, choosing a theme is a great way to begin the design process.  A theme can be as simple a holiday, pulling colors from the room or inspiration from new or existing artwork. Think about what you like, what you might like to show off. The Inspired Room Once you have chosen a theme,  determine if you already have some items for the mantel and what's missing to collect to … [Read more...]

How to Sew a Simple Bunting

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You've seen them all over Pinterest, in Etsy shops and maybe even in your friends homes. You know they've got to be simple enough to make on your own. But, how? I'm here to show you today how to sew a simple bunting in just a few easy steps. If you can sew a straight line then you can sew a bunting. First, gather your supplies. You'll need: Supplies for a Simple Bunting: a sewing machine thread that coordinates with your fabric choices a pair of scissors at least three coordinating prints of fabric {unless you want only one} a self-healing cutting mat* a rotary cutter* a quilter's ruler* {*The last three supplies are optional. If you don't have them, don't worry. You can cut your fabric by hand, it's just easier and quicker with these tools.} Let's get … [Read more...]

Ways to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

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It's likely you or someone you know has been touched by breast cancer. Either you've been diagnosed yourself or you have someone close to you that has been diagnosed with this horrific disease. According to breastcancer.org, about 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Also, besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. Just under 30% of cancers in women are breast cancers. Have you ever wondered what you can do to do make a difference and/or bring awareness to this disease? In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, today we'll share share a few ways to do just that. Let's rally for early detection and more research. Maybe one day we'll see no more breast cancer!   … [Read more...]

How to Keep Fall Fashions Fresh Every Day

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of One2One Network and P&G. All opinions are our own. 'Tis the season for pulling out all of our favorite Fall fashions and getting them ready for cooler temperatures. At the end of each season I like to pack up what I won't be wearing for a few months and store it on the top shelf of my closet. It's a space saver, in that it eliminates pieces that are hanging and it's a time saver, in that I'm not sorting through clothes that aren't in season while looking for an outfit. The problem with doing this, however, is that those clothes that get packed up lose their "fresh from the laundry" smell. My favorite way to bring back that fresh scent is with Tide, Downy and Bounty! With these three products my plaid button-up tops, chunky sweaters, jackets … [Read more...]

15 Unusual and Gorgeous Wreaths for Your Autumn Door

15 unusual and gorgeous wreaths for your autumn door

Who says wreaths are just for the winter holidays? Here are 15 wreaths sure to inspire your creativity as you look for ways to decorate your home for autumn. Acorn Wreath This acorn wreath is gorgeous and takes advantage of something so simple, you may even find them in your yard. For a full tutorial visit Acorn Wreath Tutorial. Felted Flower Wreath How gorgeous do these fall colors look against the blue door? Source: Little Things Bring Big Smiles Glitter Leaf Wreath Perhaps you need some sparkle this fall. This glitter leaf wreath will add some shine to your entryway. Find the tutorial at: Homemade by Jill Corn Wreath Indian corn is appearing at craft stores and farmers markets. This gorgeous wreath should come together quickly. Source: Midwest Living Corn Husk … [Read more...]