When I picture the windows open in a room, I imagine warm sunshine streaming through as the wind gently blows the curtains. Fresh air hits me and I am compelled to take a deep breath. The refreshing energy fills my soul. Of course there are only certain seasons when it's practical to open the windows, but my goal is to fill my heart, home, and family with a beautiful serenity that always makes me think the windows are open!

Tuesday, October 26

More Pumpkin Decor

sew a pumpkin display 

It’s definitely starting to look like fall around here.  Today I had the windows open all day and you know I love that!  LOL!

I’m sure you’re like me and have been reading all the fall decor blogs out there.  And you may have had it up to here with pumpkins by now, so I’ll make this quick and painless.  
Here’s one more you haven’t seen.  Did I mention that Autumn is my favorite season for decorating?  I think this is my fourth post about fall decor. :o)

sew a pumpkin

I made this cutie out of elongated oval fabric pieces sewn together.  Then a little “knob” for the stem with a fake leaf and bow for another quickie decor piece.

Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 15

Quick, Easy Tassels

This week we made the bed transitions with our little girls. The two year old moved from the crib to a mattress on the floor.  The six month old moved from the co-sleeper to the crib.  Luckily it’s been a pretty smooth transition.

But as we moved furniture around, I no longer had a bed to stand on to reach the light and fan pulls.  I know - bad.  My four year old “scolds” me for standing on the bed since he’s not supposed to. Lol!  So I whipped up a cute tassel for the girl’s room and then another for my son’s room.

girls tassel farblue jean fan tassel

Some purple ribbon left over from the curtains and a little *BLING* for the girls.

purple tassel bling

And some blue jean strips for the boy.  Cute and super functional.  But best of all, EASY!!

blue jean tassel

Oh, and free!


Monday, October 4

Pick A Pick A Pumpkin

Pumpkin month is upon us.  I felt like a mouse in a maze just trying to get into the grocery store today.  Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere!!  But I didn’t buy any this year.  This year I decided to grow pumpkins in my garden.  I really wanted that whimsical look of the pumpkin in Cinderella.

cinderella pumpkin

It was modeled after a variety called Rouge Vif d'Etampes so last spring I ordered some seeds and planted.  Well they got planted in May.  That’s a little late for around here, but I spent “prime” planting time bringing a new life into this world <but I digress>.  So the pumpkins were planted a little late.  After a hot and wet summer the plants have actually survived and have little pumpkins on them.

pumpkin plant

Here is one of my little beauties.

rouge vif deEtampes

It’s still kinda small (only about 8 inches across) so I’m hoping it grows a lot between now and Halloween.   And I’m excited that this variety also makes a good pie.  YUM!!
Have you ever heard this song?  My mom used to sing it to me when I was little.

Pick a pick a pumpkin
From the pile
We can make it’s eyes
And a great big smile.
Pick a pick a pumpkin
Round and clean.
Then we’ll be ready for

Happy Autumn!!!


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