I have a thing for mums.  Garden chrysanthemums to be exact.  These perennials which we usually treat as annuals are a fabulous and inexpensive way to paint the stunning colors of fall across my apartment's balcony garden.     It's easy to refresh a container garden that looks a little tired after a long summer.  Simply pull out the sorry looking plants, rearrange any others if necessary and pop in a mum or a couple of miniature mum plants to freshen the pot and you have a new fall container!     Just a few white mums and a purple mum transitioned my … [Read more...]

  It's that time of year here in Michigan when the night comes early and we make our homes warm and cozy to fend against those cool stiff breezes bringing in giant dark gray clouds to remind us that winter is coming way too soon. I want to hang on to the best fall has to offer and warm my home with rich textures and accent it with all of autumn's offerings.  It's sort of like turning up the heat, even if the furnace hasn't been turned on yet. (Though this year... it went on very early.)   Tips for Dressing a Living Room for Fall :: Home Tour    It's the time to accent candleholders with … [Read more...]

  Wouldn't you love a few ideas to transition your home decor into fall?   Picking up a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch will work, but it probably won't last past Halloween and if you're like me, you'll want to have some lovely decor for Thanksgiving, too.  This week's Project Inspire{d} link party had some fabulous ideas to help you transition through the season gracefully. If you have a fireplace like Duane, you'll love how she used one word as the focal point of her mantel.  Maybe you don't have a mantel, but you have a buffet or a sofa table that needs some help.  Kristi gives several tips to … [Read more...]

  What is it that your heart has been longing for this fall? Easy do-able home decor? Delicious beverages?  Pumpkin crafting ideas? Grab a beverage and sit down for some fabulous inspiration.   Be prepared to fill up your Pinterest board with all these clever and creative fall ideas! 12 Projects to Make Your Fall Wonderful   DIY Picture Frames from Domestically Speaking Wood Cutout Pumpkin from H2O Bungalow Fox in a Teacup Bag Tutorial from Lynda Creates Home Sweet Farmhouse Pillow from Busy Being Jennifer Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookie Bars from DelightfulEMade Easy Seasonal Decorating … [Read more...]