Best DIY Halloween Ghosts!

See how to make these adorable Halloween ghosts!

Halloween. That magical evening when gentle fall breezes tickle colorful leaves making them dance down the street while children in spooky costumes are outside bewitching their neighbors for tricks and treats. Inside, I'm watching Jamie Lee Curtis scream for her life in "Halloween" with all the lights off and candles in the window, pausing the movie only to answer the door for hungry visitors. For this year's decorations, I made the best DIY … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ Victorian School House

Victorian School House Renovated for Every Day Living.

Would you ever live in a church, school, or maybe a barn?  I have to give a lot of credit to architects and homeowners that can see beyond the four walls of a building and envision something spectacular. Today's charming home tour is an amazing, renovated Victorian school that I found on Houzz (photos by Chris Snook). Farmhouse Living Room  An exposed brick wall, large wood beams, and custom interior doors add stunning architectural details to … [Read more...]

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

PAM Cooking Spray sponsored this blog post. The opinions and text are all mine. Crisp, cooler days call for warm comfort food that teases your tastebuds. And with the holidays right around the corner, I find myself turning to casserole dishes that are flavorful and easy to make. One of my family's favorites is my mother's Chicken Spaghetti Casserole. I remember the first time my mother made this casserole. She was on a "one new recipe each … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate

When I was in college we had an ice cream bar in the dining commons and my boyfriend at the time always added a scoop of peanut butter to his bowl of chocolate ice cream. I thought it was kind of disgusting until I finally tasted the combination and loved it! Yes, I love peanut butter and chocolate candy, but cold ice cream and lukewarm peanut butter just didn't seem right to me. I know better now. Since the temperatures are dropping here, the … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Finds Get Merry and Bright

Thrift Store Finds Get Merry and Bright. #SwaptItLikeItsHot

Do you love good thrift store finds as much as I do?  How would you feel if someone sent you thrifty finds to transform into something new and wonderful?  That's exactly what's going on right now during "Swap It Like It's Hot" week, organized by the amazing Charlotte at Ciburbanity! This is the 3rd time I've been involved in this challenge and it's a hoot!  All participants send a $10-$15 thrift store find to someone else. Once we get our gifts, … [Read more...]

Fruit and Honey Breakfast Crostini

Fruit and Honey Breakfast Crostini

Good Morning World!  At this very moment somewhere in the world, someone is waking up to face their day. Normally I don't get too excited about breakfast food because I'm not a big egg, pancake, or waffle eater. And since I don't eat meat ... no bacon for me! But the other day I was introduced to Smucker's Fruit and Honey and decided to make Fruit and Honey Breakfast Crostini with two flavors of the fruity spread. I was inspired by a Fruit and … [Read more...]

Impressive Tiny Houses

Tiny Houses

Tiny houses are popping up all over the country as more and more people are downsizing and simplifying their lives. Small houses have a charm all their own, no matter what the style. They're smartly designed to make the most of every square inch of space. If you're interested in small house living, you'll enjoy this collection of 10 tiny houses I found at Houzz. Farmhouse Exterior by Peachtree City Architects & Building Designers Our Town … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ Worthing Court

Painted Front Door on Fall Porch

Have you met Suzy from the Worthing Court blog? She moved into a new-to-her house about a year ago and I'm truly amazed at all she's accomplished in her home already! She took the opportunity of moving to change her color scheme and the result is so pretty! But don't take my word for it, take a step inside her charming home ... A new door with pretty paint graces the porch at Suzy's southern home. I love that Suzy chose a door with a a large … [Read more...]

My Fall Farmhouse Tour ~ Part Two

Fall Decorating in a Farmhouse Kitchen

Are you enjoying all the fall decorating that's flooding the internet these days?  There seems to be no end of inspiration and creativity!  Today I'm joining a few creative bloggers to share our homes with you during this week of "Fall in Love with Your Home" tour. I've already revealed part of my home decorated for fall a couple weeks ago, so this is my fall farmhouse tour ... part two. My farmhouse kitchen is my favorite room in the house … [Read more...]

Relaxed and Classic Home Tour

Farmhouse Style Living Room. Classic Home Tour

Today I had planned on sharing a collection of dining rooms with you, but then I came across a beautiful, classic home tour and immediately switched gears. I hope you enjoy this gorgeous home with its relaxed style and time-honored architecture.  I couldn't resist sharing it with you! Eclectic Family Room by New York Photographers Rikki Snyder A collection of creamy and white vintage pottery lines bookcases that hug a family room window. … [Read more...]

Fall Recipe ~ Apple Sausage Cheddar Monkey Bread

Apple Sausage Cheddar Monkey Bread

That's a mouthful, isn't it?  Apple Sausage Cheddar Monkey Bread!  I came across this fall recipe when I was relaxing with a couple of my fave magazines this weekend.  I typically find my creative inspiration from magazines, whether it's decorating or cooking. Ever since I was a teenager I turned to magazines to unwind and enjoy a little "me time."  In high school I enjoyed fashion magazines; today I scour food and decorating magazines. This … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ Hunt and Host

Seating Area in a Breakfast Nook

Happy first Sunday of Fall!  I love summer and always hate to see it end, but I enjoy fall, too. I just hate what comes after autumn ... but I won't think about that right now because we have a beautiful home to tour!  Hunt and Host is a blog I recently discovered, and I immediately fell in love with Kim's style and charming home! This talented lady has transformed a once-dated home with potential into a beautiful treasure! Gleaming hardwood … [Read more...]

My Fall Mantel ~ Farmhouse Friday

Fall Mantel in a Farmhouse Living Room

Wow! What happened to the month of September?  It's the 4th Friday of the month already and you know what that means ...  It's Farmhouse Friday! We're celebrating fall decor because so many people love the fall season and decorating in the warm hues of autumn. I've added a new cow print to this year's fall mantel, along with a few other farmhouse touches. Once you're done checking out my mantel, be sure to visit my farmhouse blogging friends at … [Read more...]