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17 September, 2019

Pottery Barn Inspired Halloween Centerpiece with DIY $1 Mugs

I can't wait to show you my latest project...my Halloween centerpiece starring my super easy and inexpensive DIY mugs! As soon as I saw this in the Pottery Barn catalog, I knew I had to make my own. And if you know me, you know I found a way to create it at a fraction of the cost!

10 September, 2019

Easy No-Sew Burlap Pumpkins

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Easy Burlap Pumpkins Fall arrives on September 1st for me so even though it's 95 degrees here in Georgia, I am adding a touches of it to my home! And since real pumpkins are nowhere in sight yet, I am using my favorite pumpkin creations to cover until the real deal arrives. One of my favorites is my burlap pumpkins! Not only do they more than stand in, they add lots of color and texture as well! Soooo....I thought I would re-share my instructions for making these easy little guys while we wait for those pumpkin trucks (I always imagine that's how it works! lol) to arrive! :-)

07 September, 2019

Easy and Inexpensive Magnolia Inspired Serving Board

I am really excited about my latest project and it was super easy, too! With fall and Thanksgiving on the way, I needed something new as a centerpiece for my table. Once I spotted the farmhouse serving board from Joanna Gaines at Magnolia Market, I was smitten! My problem...the size that I needed was very expensive at $88. :-( But I knew that even though I have zero woodworking skills, I was going to have to attempt to make it! 

01 September, 2019

10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Bring on Fall

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT 10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Bring On FallYaay! It's finally here! September first always marks the first unofficial day of fall for me! This is my favorite season and I want to squeeze every minute out of it that I can! Only one problem...it's still hot and humid here in the South. So what do I do to get an early start on my fall fun? Just in case you missed them, I am re-sharing my 10 things you can do right now to hurry it up a little!

25 August, 2019

A Little Early Fall Antiquing

Yaay! I have finally been able to head over to my favorite antiquing spot...the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta, Georgia!  I am recovering from shoulder surgery and can't drive long distances so my friend Linda kindly took me. :-) And for me this is the perfect time to go with fall juuuust around the corner...my favorite season! Come see what I found!

17 August, 2019

15+ Easy Ways to Decorate with Pumpkins

OK…so am I the only one who can't wait for those big cardboard boxes of pumpkins to arrive in the stores? I know it's early, but there’s not a pumpkin in sight here…yet...and I am itching to decorate for fall! So just in case you are in the same fix I am, I am sharing 15 ways you can get your pumpkin on…without a single real pumpkin! There’s a little bit of everything… pillows, wreaths, planters, candles and more! And if you know me, it’s all easy to do! Who needs real pumpkins when this kind lasts from year to year? ;-)

09 August, 2019

Falling for Succulents

Have you noticed? Succulents are showing up everywhere in fall d├ęcor! Those wonderful little gems, both real and faux, are taking center stage in wreaths, centerpieces, place card holders and more! I am sharing six ways you can add them to your home...some DIY and some ready to purchase at your craft supply store. Who would ever have thought that succulents and pumpkins make a good pair? See for yourself...


31 July, 2019

Five Easy Accents That Just Say Farmhouse

I admit it...I love farmhouse style! But I have one problem...my home just doesn't lend itself to full-blown farmhouse and a major reno is not on the horizon any time soon! Plus I am not so sure that I can abandon my love of Country French for shiplap and open shelving. So I have discovered a way to infuse that farmhouse look without a total commitment. I add decorative elements that suggest a farmhouse. Here are my five favorites.