16 Fall Containers for Gorgeous Porch Decor

Stunning Container

Fall is the time many of us enjoy getting outdoors again, as summer heat gives way to more comfortable temperatures. Plus with fall inspiring so many gorgeous colors, it's the perfect time to redo your porch containers. These beautiful fall containers will give you plenty of inspirations as you consider how to decorate your porch for the autumn. 1. Wood Box by How to Decorate 2. Knock Out Basket Container Garden by Container Gardening 3. Dress up  Boring Wooden Container With an Upscale Tiled Container by Untrained Housewife 4. Elevated Autumn Urn by Southern Living 5. Singletons Flowering Kale by The Dirt Farmer 6. Pumpkin Surprise by Lowes 7. Make an Accent by BHG 8. Easy and Festive by Hometalk 9. Tall and Slender by Garden Design 10. Bountiful Birdbath … [Read more...]

21 Chevron Home Decor Projects

21 Chevron Home Decor Projects

Chevrons are so gorgeous and totally in. It doesn't have to be complicated or hard to add to the house. These DIY decor projects are incredible and so, so cute. Add chevrons to your home without having to do a full makeover with these brilliant inspirations from some of our favorite bloggers. 1. Cascading Chevrons Pillow by Camelot Fabrics 2. Gold Chevron Box by Krafty Kath 3 .Tissue Holder by A Little Craft in Your Day 4. Chevron Halloween Frame by Craftaholics Anonymous 5. Pink Chevron Tray by Domestic Bliss Squared 6. Lumbar Pillow by Blissfully Domestic 7. Chevron Lamp by Happy Hour Projects 8. Pallet Coffee Table by The Merry Thought 9. Room Divider or Dressing Screen by Mom it Forward 10. Inspiration Board by This is Happiness Blog 11. Patchwork Duvet … [Read more...]

12 Kids Study & Art Station Ideas

12 Kids Study & Art Station Ideas

With Back to School looming, it's time to create a safe and fun place for your kids to do their homework. These study areas and kids' art stations will provide all the inspiration you need to get started! 1. Dead Space to Fun Space by Craft-O-Maniac - Make use of the empty and wasted spaces in your home. 2. A Corner Table by Pitter and Glink - Perfect for an older teen or tween. 3. Dual Homework Station by BHG - Transform a bookshelf into a space for two kids to use  - awesome if you have multiple children. 4. A Small Niche or Closet by Blissfully Domestic - Remake a closet into a kid's study. 5. Office with View by My Fabuless Life - Simple, minimal workspace. 6. Art & Homework Station by The Crafted Sparrow - Boys will LOVE this one! 7. Small But Efficient by … [Read more...]

Movies Made Better with Mars Ice Cream {and a Giveaway}

Movie night with mars ice cream feature

Movie night is a regular occurrence at our house. Watching the movie Frozen is an even more regular occurrence but, that's another post. When we sit down to watch a movie we always have popcorn and snacks. In Florida it's SO hot! So, a movie, popcorn and ICE CREAM is a no-brainer. Combine ice cream with my favorite candy and...life changing moment! I'm talking about Twix, M&M candies, Snickers, and Dove chocolate combine with ice cream. When I brought all of these varieties home to my kids they squealed in delight. They were SO excited to give them a try. Each of them had a different favorite. My favorite is the Dove Dark Chocolate Covered Ice Cream Bar. My husband's favorite is a Snickers Ice Cream Bar. {there's also a Snickers Ice Cream Cone that's amazing.}   The hardest part … [Read more...]

7 Back-to-School Organization Ideas

7 back to school organization ideas

Each year after the 4th of July we begin to see back-to-school supplies hit the shelves and sales galore. There's something about a box of crayons for a quarter that gets me to the store each week! {Surely, I'm not alone.} But, with back-to-school season arriving, the daunting task of keeping all of the important paperwork, homework and artwork organized. Not to mention the need for a family calendar so that everyone makes it to their extra-curricular activities on time. Today I've found 7 Back-to-School Organization Ideas that are sure to put you at the head of the class! Command Central - Never lose another permission slip or homework assignment with this command central station for schoolwork. Each day when your child comes home from school he/she can place his/her papers in … [Read more...]

Community Gardening – Summer Maintenance and Harvest of a Square Foot Garden

Summer maintenance for a community square foot garden

Hurry up and wait.  That’s what this first month of the garden has been.  After planning and building and filling the raised bed, there was plant purchases and reading and actual planting.   Now we wait.  Planting in late May, we chose to skip seeding for the most part and chose organic plants to transplant into the bed. The good news – almost all of them have taken hold.  We did lose the cilantro almost immediately – this wasn’t much of a surprise as I’ve never had much luck with cilantro even in containers on the back porch.   We built a trellis for the cucumbers and staked the tomatoes. With tomatoes, you ultimately have 2 varieties – determinate and indeterminate.  Basically – those are plants that will either produce one time a set amount (determinate) or continue to produce … [Read more...]