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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 décor! 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.

30 July, 2019

Farmhouse Candlesticks...from the Toy Aisle!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Farmhouse CandlesticksI love adding farm animals to my décor! There is just something so serene and peaceful about them! And…I have been eyeing some candlesticks made using animals and birds painted white as the base. So the other day while I was shopping in the toy aisle for my grandsons an idea hit me…why not make my own? As it turns out, it was super easy and inexpensive!

21 July, 2019

Christmas in July...15 Super Easy Ideas

It's miserably hot over most of the country right now and I find myself dreaming of cooler weather and staying glued to the Hallmark Channel's Christmas in July! I will admit to walking around Hobby Lobby and checking out this year's decorations as they are putting them out.  And, yes, I have already started thinking about how to decorate my mantel! lol So just in case you are doing the same, I would like to share some of my favorites from previous years. And if you know me, you know that they are all easy and inexpensive!

19 July, 2019

Summery Farmhouse Centerpiece

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Summery Farmhouse CenterpieceIt’s July and in Georgia that means two things…it’s hot and it’s time for peaches! A trip to my favorite produce stand in the north Georgia mountains with my BFF Nan netted me some wonderful Red Globe peaches so I thought I would share them with you. (Wish I really could…they’re yummy!) And while they last, I decided to make them the star of a simple summery farmhouse centerpiece! Got to keep them in easy reach, you know!

28 June, 2019

Ten Best Beach-Inspired Projects

Woo hoo! It’s almost the 4th of July and those long, sunny days of summer are in full swing! For me, my thoughts turn to…what else?…THE BEACH! Sooo....since I don't usually head that way until fall, I am adding some beachiness to my home! I’m sharing my top ten favorite ways to do just that!

23 June, 2019

It Only Took Eight Years...Update

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Walking Iris in BloomI first shared this good news several years ago and now I can't believe that it took so long for this to happen since I can now count on it every year! In fact, they are blooming right now! :-) 

My neighbor Joyce kindly shared with me some babies from one of her mother’s cherished plants with the instructions to let them get pot bound and they would bloom. She didn’t know the plant’s name at the time, but I found out recently that it is a Walking Iris.