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If not, you are missing out on all sorts of creativity and fun!

I’m new there, but you can follow my boards if you’re interested in seeing a little peek into things I love and links I find around the web!

Click here to check out my boards: “debshearthome

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Here’s what I’ve got pinned on my “Fall” board…

Fall

pumpkin crunch recipe. this looks like the ultimate fall dessert!

Pumpkin crunch recipe. this looks like the ultimate fall dessert!

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

101 fall crafts

101 fall crafts

28 DIY Halloween costumes for kids.

28 DIY Halloween costumes for kids.

Branch candle holders

Branch candle holders

Goblin Bait - popcorn, candy corn, M&Ms, white chocolate!

Goblin Bait – popcorn, candy corn, M&Ms, white chocolate!

Acorns....Donut Hole, Pretzel Stick, Nutella (or canned frosting) and chocolate sprinkles.  Easy peasey!

Acorns….Donut Hole, Pretzel Stick, Nutella (or canned frosting) and chocolate sprinkles. Easy peasey!

Make your home smell like fall (with what you have in the pantry). YUM.

Make your home smell like fall (with what you have in the pantry). YUM.

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Love the idea of an initial or monogram on pumpkins in the doorway.

Love the idea of an initial or monogram on pumpkins in the doorway.

Fall 2011 Nesting Party...

Fall 2011 Nesting Party…

Fall nesting party

Fall nesting party

Yummy Apple Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting!

Yummy Apple Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting!

Dollar Store version of William and Sonoma hurricane -- so simple and cheap!

Dollar Store version of William and Sonoma hurricane — so simple and cheap!

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte... if this is really true. Oh. My.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte… if this is really true. Oh. My.

fall decor - so pretty!f

all decor – so pretty!

Use the hurricane vase from the Dollar Tree, white candles, twin/leaves, and some beans as the filler...so simple and inexpensive @House of Hepworths

Use the hurricane vase from the Dollar Tree, white candles, twin/leaves, and some beans as the filler…so simple and inexpensive @House of Hepworths

#laundry room makeover with burlap and free door! Darling!

#laundry room makeover with burlap and free door! Darling!

lovely #Fall #Pumpkins so pretty!!

lovely #Fall #Pumpkins so pretty!!

Love this mantel with lit up branches

Love this mantel with lit up branches

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Fourth of July Inspiration

With only five days till one of the biggest summer holiday’s, I thought I’d share some inspiring posts I’ve found on blogland…

Hoosier Homemade ~ 4th of July Best of the Grill & Firecracker Cupcakes    

Keeping the Kingdom First ~  4th of July Inspiration 

                                                           My Blessed Life ~ 10 4th of July Crafts      

 

                                                    

                                                 Momformation Blog ~ Kid-friendly 4th of July

                             It’s a Blog Party! ~ Fourth of July food & decorating ideas linky party      

My Holiday Mantle 2010

 

In anticipation of Layla’s Holiday Mantel Linky Party (The Lettered Cottage),

I decided to do a separate post on my Holiday Mantel!

 

 

This photo was taken in the evening so it’s a bit blurry – sorry!

 

 

As you can see, our fireplace & mantle are encased in cherry wood &  it goes all the way up to the ceiling…

I love it!

 

 

This black marble tile is nice but needs dusting often!

 

 

A must-have for my mantel is greenery & white lights!

 

 

A tip I read @ The Inspired Room (thanks Melissa!)

*Use Command Hooks (the kind that are removable without damaging surfaces) to secure garland!

 

 

I also added a piece of material to the top of the mantel before adding the greenery to protect the wood…

Yes, it’s the same piece of material I used on my Thanksgiving table :’)

 

 

I love these little evergreen pics with berries & pinecones!  I used them on my table too…

 

 

My mantel wouldn’t be complete without the stockings…these have photos of my kiddos from years ago…

 

 

I can’t leave my other babies out!

 

 

I’m linking up to:

 


The Lettered Cottage

My Thanksgiving Tablescape

I wasn’t planning to even do a Thanksgiving tablescape this year as

my Mom-in-Law hosts Thanksgiving at her house every year….

then, I started seeing all of your beautiful tables across blogland and I was inspired!

 

 


Since I’ve never hosted Thanksgiving, I haven’t invested in any Fall dishes…

these are my everyday dishes and siverware….

Don’t look too closely as I didn’t take the time to dust off my wine glasses!

 

 

 

 


So, I basically stole items from around the house that I was using to decorate other spaces,

added a few candles (did you notice the leaning candlestick – lol!), oh, and the material I used as a runner

is a piece that I had used as a valance in my old house…nothing new,  just repurposed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Christmas Ornament Pillow

 

 

First, I must give credit to whom credit is due for inspiring me to create this project!

Jen, over at Tatertots & Jello, posted this fabulous painted ornament pillow tutorial here...

 

First, I found a pillow that I could use as a “form” and measured it –

It was 17″ square…I then added 2″ for seam allowances…

Next, I cut out 2, 19″ squares and pinned them

(right sides) together, leaving one end open…

 

 

 

 

 

This photo shows how I finished the “open” edge by folding over the unfinished edge & pinning…

 

 

 

And here’s what the open edge looks like after I stitched it….

 

 

 

Next, I ironed the seams so that they would lay flat…

 

 

 

 

Here, I’ve turned the case right side out and ironed it nice & flat…

now you can see the nice finished edges of the opening to the pillow  case.

I decided that I wanted to make a pillow case so that I can re-use the pillow

that I will insert into my holiday case…

 

 

 

 

Here’s the pillow inserted into the case….

 

 

 

 

Here’s what I will use to close up the open end my pillow case temporarily…

 

 

 

 


Now onto the creative part of the project!

Notice I’ve pinned the opening closed so that I can get an accurate idea of what the pillow will look like in it’s finished state.

I then eyeball & loosely measure the approximate center on the front of the pillow and

use a plate to mark where I will draw my ornament….

 

 

 

 

 

Next, I remove the pillow from the case and double check my measurements now that the case is nice and flat….

 

 

 

 

Here you can see how I traced the circle with a pencil…..

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the items I will use to create my ornament –  I might change my mind on the ribbon though!

Jen at Tatertots & Jello gave the great tip to add some fabric painting medium to regular acrylic paint

(that you can find at any craft store) and viola, you now have inexpensive fabric paint!…

 

 

 

 

 

It took 3-4 coats of paint to get the desired result….

 

 

 

 

Now it’s time to start playing with the ribbon & rick rack…I

did a little bit of measuring and a lot of eye-balling to lay the rick rack where I wanted it…

 

 

 

 

 

The edges of the rick rack started to fray when I cut it,

so I just brushed a little clear nail polish on the ends…

 

 

 

 

Next, I glued a strip of black & white ribbon down to the top of the ornament and

attached a matching bow with more hot glue…

 

 

 

 

 

With a close up view you can see that not everything is perfectly straight….but,

when you look at the final product sitting beautifully on your couch, it really doesn’t matter does it???

 


 

 


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Decorating for Fall…

I got the bug to decorate for Fall early this year!  It wasn’t quite September yet, but I was just itching to get my fall decorations out! It’s nice to have a smaller house to decorate this year…took me half as much time to get it all done…







I’m linking to these linky parties!


Centsational Girl’s Crafting: Autumn Leaves & Linky here




I’m linking up to the 3rd Annual Fall Nesting Party over at the Inspired Room…

Head over there to see how everyone else is decorating for the season!