Make Something Monday: Free Thanksgiving Printables

I hope you have had a wonderful week. I know some of you love typographical art as much as I do, so I wanted to make these Printables and share them with you.


Thanksgiving, thankfulness and joy have been on my mind a lot lately so I thought I’d create some Printables that embody those things with you all.


This one is based off a popular hymn we often sing at our church.


This one is easily my favorite of the three. I love simple things and this one is both simple and beautiful.


I like this one because it is simple and pretty, and while it’s still fall appropriate, it’s different from the traditional fall colors.

If you want to download these, right click on them and save them to your device. For best results, print no larger than 8×10.

Have a great week!

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Happy Halloween: Keep your favorite canine safe during Halloween

 

Trick or treating is a long-enjoyed past time among American families, but there are often safety concerns. While most of us think about keeping our children safe during Halloween, we don’t realize that there are also many Halloween-related hazards that might affect our pets.

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  1. First and foremost, keep your pup-kin safe from traffic and roads

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Here are Bear’s two favorite trick or treaters. He loves to follow them where ever they want to go, so we grabbed his leash when we left the yard. This kept him close by and away from any busy roadways. Also, use a reflective leash and make sure your dog is wearing an ID tag and reflective collar.

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2. Watch that candy!

While there are many dog-safe treats you can share with your pup, there are some you should avoid. Chocolate may actually be fatal.  Chocolate may contain theobromine and sugar free versions may contain xylitol; both of these chemicals are hazardous to dogs and can cause death. Apples are safe for dogs as long as the core has been removed.

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3. Make sure your dog’s costume fits well

We tried to dress up our Lab mix as a rabbit. The blurry, bunny-eared yellow streak in the picture above is what happened as a result. If your dog is more cooperative than ours and will let you dress him or her up, there are a few costume safety measures you’ll need to take.

If your pup’s costume isn’t comfortable to him, choose something else, or nothing at all. Make sure your pup can breathe well and isn’t too hot in the costume. Avoid dying your dog’s hair or dressing him or her in masks, as they can restrict your pet’s breathing and sight. Also, make sure the costume doesn’t have small pieces your pet could chew and then choke.

We didn’t want to torture our poor fellow, so we let him enjoy his Halloween costume free.

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4.  For the safety of your trick-or-treaters, don’t leave your pet unattended near a door or entrance.

Constant visitors and the doorbell ringing can stress out your pet. Plus, children who are not used to animals may not know how to treat them. If you’re leaving your pet at home while you participate in Halloween festivities elsewhere, make sure your pet has plenty of food, water, and toys until your return.

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5. Keep your pet safe when choosing Halloween decor

Make sure your cords and electrical plugs are safely tucked away, and that any fake spiderwebs or plastic props be kept out of your dog’s reach. It is more safe to use battery operated candles and lanterns rather than real flames (this is true for kids as well). Also, you should avoid glow sticks, as the liquid they contain is toxic to dogs.

Our friends at PuppySpot provided this handy infographic to help us remember how to keep our “pup-kins’ safe this Halloween.

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Have fun and enjoy your Halloween!

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Make Something Monday: make a faux pumpkin look real

I like decorating with natural elements, but sometimes those natural elements can rot and make a mess. Plus, when your toddler likes to throw things, you probably shouldn’t have real pumpkins where she can reach them. 


I found this pumpkin at Walmart for a little over $5 and I liked the shape of it. I wasn’t too into the color, though. 

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, then you know I don’t let color put me off. go to site I can fix that.

Out came the Waverly chalk paint and my trusty brushes.


I think it turned out quite well, don’t you??


Don’t let color put you off. Grab that spray paint, chalk paint, or milk paint and make it what you want. 

Now I have a super cute pumpkin that won’t rot or make a mess. 

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Farmhouse Friday: fall farmhouse pillows

I love fall! I love the colorful leaves and the cooler temperatures. I love the warm sweaters, scarves and boots. I also really love the cute fall decor I get to unpack.


What I want to share today are some super cute farmhouse style pillows. I’ve ordered a few of these but I’m not going to tell you which ones…yet. All of these pillows are very affordable and available on Amazon.com. I hope you enjoy!


Clockwise, from top: Buffalo check pillow cover, $7.98, Red grain sack pillow cover, $4.98Pumpkin truck ‘Happy Fall Y’all’ lumbar pillow, $5.98, buffalo check lumbar pillow, $5.47, and ‘Happy Fall Yall’ Painted pillow’, $4.80.

If none of these tickle your fancy, there are hundreds more to choose from. What fall pillows are you crushing on right now?

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Make Something Monday: Fall Crafts and Printables Roundup

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love football, pumpkins, big sweaters and boots. All year I look forward to this season. Our leaves aren’t doing much yet but our temperatures are starting to cool off and we can finally sit outside without sweating buckets.

This week, I’d like to share a number of fall prints, fall decorating ideas and fall crafts. All of these are super cute and cheap to make. 


Free fall printable from Ann of Green Gables

Simple fall wreath

And then after you finish your decorating, you can make this easy fall chicken noodle soup. 


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Happy fall, y’all!! I am so excited that it’s finally here. 

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I have been fighting the urge to decorate for fall for soooo long. As soon as August hits, I do everything I can to find an excuse to decorate for fall. I live in North Carolina, so even when it’s September, it certainly doesn’t feel like fall here.

I decided to do a late summer/early fall kind of decorating scheme, with lots of textures and using things I mostly already had. I did have to buy some new apples, because my old ones did not survive the weather too well.

This is our front entry. I like to just do something small here. I used my great grandmother’s jug to hold some faux bittersweet, a galvanized bucket to hold a faux fruit, and my other great grandmother’s milk glass to hold a battery operated tea light.

 

I really, throughly enjoyed using antiques and things that have been in my family to decorate this fall. Here, I’ve used my grandmother’s scale and milk glass bowl to display some fruit, and a milk glass pitcher to display some burlap sunflowers. Also, I used this Pepsi crate I bought in the mountains last March. I thought my table vignette could use a bit more texture, so I made a gallon jar less boring by adding some lace and burlap to it.

See that pitcher and plate in the background? Those also belonged to my great grandmothers (on opposite sides of the family).

I love looking at this vignette. The scale and the gallon jar remind me of my grandparents and that makes me happy.

My grandmother loves to give me things like this scale, because she knows I love them and I use them proudly. Display your treasures and heirlooms, folks. Don’t stash them away in a cabinet. Use them out in the open and enjoy them.

You can buy rolls of lace and burlap, already combined like you see here, for just a few dollars at Walmart. You can make so many pretty things with it!

Someday I’ll have a real mantle…until then, I have this weird pass-through window in our dining room. Here is my fall “mantle-scape.” I have milk glass, copper pumpkins and milk glass pumpkins, cat tails and ornamental grasses, and a pretty fall plate I bought a few years ago. Simple, and natural beauty.

You may have picked up on a burlap obsession. In my dining room, I currently have burlap sunflowers in a pitcher, a gallon jug with burlap and lace, and some candles with burlap and lace on them.

Yet another gift from my great grandmother, handed down through the years. I never got to meet her, but this footed bowl was hers and I’m sure she’d be happy to know I love it and enjoy it.

In our office, I chose to display grass-wrapped pears in a footed bowl, and several glass pumpkins.

I will likely change up my decor as it becomes cooler, and well…actually fall!

Have a wonderful day. I hope you enjoyed this tour.

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Favorite fall decorating rules

My favorite season is fall.  I absolutely love the cooler temperatures, the colorful leaves and football! I also love decorating my home for fall.  That’s when I feel our house is at its finest… When it’s dressed up with pumpkins and burlap and sunflowers!
1. Use natural elements 

Mums the word when it comes to fall decorating.  Mums come in several colors but my favorites are always the orange ones and the burgundy ones.  In the picture, I bought an ugly Christmas container from a local thrift store and spray painted it white.  This mum looks pretty in my “ironstone” planter, doesn’t it? 

In addition to mums, I love to use pumpkins, pine cones and acorns. 

2. Add some texture 

Your fall Décor will look great if you just add a little texture to it. I’ve already mentioned using pine cones for a natural element, but did you know they add a lot of texture, too?

I love using burlap.  I’ve got a burlap pennant banner, a burlap table runner and burlap covered books. 

3. Think outside of the pumpkin box 

I love decorating with pumpkins and guords.  Love it. 

But you don’t have to use pumpkins.  A few years ago, I decorated my table with some apples. 

Some people like to use apples, pears, and many other things to decorate for fall. 

4. Create a vignette using natural elements and complimentary colors 

Here I used faux guords, faux sunflowers,  and blue enamelware mugs.  I positioned all of that on a tiered serving tray. I love how the blue contrasts the yellow and orange in the pumpkins and sunflowers. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed my favorite fall decorating tips.  Have a great day!!

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Easy fall wreath

A few years ago I made this simple fall wreath.  It’s so simple I’m not even going to give you step by step directions.

All you need is a grapevine wreath, some faux sunflowers,  a glue gun and and some ribbon.  
You can arrange those sunflowers any way you want.  I did them on the side because I like that look.  

If you’d rather put a letter than a ribbon, go for it.  Do it however you like. 

What simple fall wreaths or Décor have you tried?
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A free fall printable 

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Anne Shirley is one of my favorite literary characters and Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite books.  I hope you’ll enjoy this printable.

To download the printable, just right click on it and save it to your machine. If you decide to use it, please remember to link back to me.  My printables are for personal use only and shall not be sold or distributed for profit.  Thanks!!

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Have a wonderful weekend.

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Weekend Reading 

I am so excited that today is the first day of October.  We live in NC, and lately the humidity and heat have really been getting old.  We are spending this quiet weekend at home, resting and doing a little yard work. I’m also reading and enjoying these gems. 

1. Country Living: Best Online Places to Buy Farmhouse Décor

 2. Southern Living: Must Take Fall Trips

3. Cottage Journal: Transform Your FALL flower beds

4. House Beautiful: Best Fall Vacations

5. North Carolina Our State: Fall in Flat Rock

Have a wonderful weekend. 

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