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Make A DIY Paper Hydrangea Wreath for Fall

It is time for a new Fall wreath for the door and me being one who likes to push the color boundaries and traditions, decided to make it in deep plums and purples with a touch of lime. For that color palette, the paper flower of choice must be a hydrangea, right? I started with… Read more.

Fall porch decor

Decorating My Front Porch for Fall

For our September Michaels Makers challenge, we were asked to shop at their Fall Market to find materials and items to decorate our home in preparation for Autumn. I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to give my front porch a fall makeover and though the leaves have not yet started to change colors… Read more.

DIY makeup organizer

Make a Pretty Zipper Bag for Your Beauty Items

I like to carry a handful of beauty products in my handbag or my carry-on when I travel. See this post for all of my carry-on tips. So rather than just tossing them into the bottom of, how about making a zipper bag to keep everything in one place? This little bag is so easy… Read more.

Personalized gift tags

Printable Fall Gift Tags in Plum, Navy and Orange Tones

Just as promised, here are the cute fall gift tags to go along with the plum and pumpkin toned gift wrap from my earlier post. With a mix of fall foliage, mushrooms, and a handsome hare rabbit, they are the perfect toppers for your gifts. Thank you Creativebug for hosting this printable today! Just use… Read more.


Designer On-The-Go: What’s in My Carry-On?

I have been doing my share of traveling lately and soon that will double. I seems I will be making regular trips abroad (more details on that soon). One thing that I have learned from the yearly trips abroad and monthly hops around the U.S. is that I am all about comfort. I need things… Read more.

Gift wrapping ideas

Printable Fall Gift Wrap in Plum and Pumpkin Colors

This is my favorite time of the year and I am excited about the next month of colorful project we are going to share with you here on the blog. Let’s kick off our fall lineup with these “cute meets sophisticated” gift wrap papers of watercolor wash prints and hand drawn images. Featuring painted mushrooms… Read more.

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DIY Bridal Bouquet with Fresh and Crepe Paper Flowers

When Lauren and I started to plan the style and look of her wedding, it was Downton Abby that popped up as an inspiration. We knew that we wanted an English garden look for her lush bridal and bridesmaid bouquet as well as the centerpieces. Of course peonies are perfect for this look, but as… Read more.


Roasted Vegetable Chipotle Salsa

To finish the round of three tasty sauces for your Mexican fiesta, here is the splash of smoke and spice. Yum! With the added roasted onions and tomatoes the flavors are layered with an extra undertone of smoke. Serve this with the fresh cherry tomato pico de gallo and chunky guacamole and you have all… Read more.


Fresh and Flavorful Chunky Guacamole Recipe

I am one of those who would be happy to eat an avocado a day and sometimes I do. Since I prefer them sliced or chunky rather than mashed, this is the perfect guacamole recipe for me. Of course you can create the same flavorful mix by using this recipe with a mashed avocado, just… Read more.

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Food Lover Friday: My Favorite Cherry Tomato Pico de Gallo

Fresh cherry tomatoes from the garden is the perfect ingredient for this chunky pico de gallo. I made this personal favorite along with a fresh and flavorful chunky guacamole and grilled vegetable chipotle salsa. . . a divine trio of south of the border flavors. Below is my recipe for the pico de gallo with… Read more.

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