DIY

All Of The Fall

Happy Friday and Fall Eve!!

Apples, Pumpkins, and patio oh my! 

Today, on this fabulous Friday I’m sharing a super chic and very fast DIY. Along with, of course, a delicious drink recipe. One of the best things about early fall is that it’s still warm out so patio time doesn’t have to come to an end for a while. Although my back yard is at the bottom of a massive hill so after about three o’clock our sun is gone so it can get a little chilly.

This DIY is not only pretty and festive it’s also inexpensive! 

What you need: 

2-3 dollar store styrofoam pumpkins

plates of your choice (from dollar store) 

glue gun

gold paint

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What you do: 

Simply remove the green stems and paint. I did a couple coats. After they dry, put the glue in the center of the pumpkin where the plate would touch and stick your plate on top. Make this as high or low as you want. Keep in mind that it is styrofoam so it could tip if too tall. Also I would use plastic plates

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On to the drink recipe! Perfect for a fall gathering!

Fall Sangria

32 oz cranberry juice

1/2 gal apple cider

1 bottle prosecco

1 cup vodka

2 apples cup up and thrown into mixture

cinnamon/ sugar for rim, apple slices for garnish

Combine everything and enjoy!

Have a great last day of summer!

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Fresh and Sunny

Happy Friday!

I finally wanted to share our latest home improvement with you guys. 

When we first bought our house two and a half years ago, we were excited to have a sunroom but didn't really know what to do with it. We didn't love all the wood paneling (not huge fans of too much wood everywhere). We had a big list of things that needed done so this project went on the back burner until we finished my dressing room, sitting and dining room, bar, Theo's room, and many other odds and ends. 

The before:

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The after:

When it was time to finally do the sunroom I knew I wanted green. Duh. It's only been my favorite color forever. But what about the wood? There was no way we could look at it any longer. After speaking with some people who knew what they are talking about, we decided to cover it in drywall and paint. I wanted to keep it very fresh feeling. The green we chose was a bright earthy one. So even in the winter it will still have a great bright cozy feel.  

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The wood on the ceiling had to say so we decided to go with a dark stain since the room has so much light. The floor we chose pulls in the dark stain making all the colors come together. Not only do MK and I share a love of a good home reno, we also deeply love lights. Especially chandeliers. Once we chose the light, we came up with the idea to add greenery to it. This was my favorite part of doing this room. 

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Next to furnish it. MK found the day bed and I coudn't get the words out of my mouth fast enough "GET IT! GET IT RIGHT NOW!". I could just picture all five of us cozied up out here watching a movie. I really liked the addition of grey to the color pallette we had going on. It breaks it up a little. This day bed was well worth it. It's so perfect for writing, napping, or just relaxing for a minute...you know while the baby sleeps. We also wanted a table to sit at but wanted nothing bulky. We found the perfect skinny table to eat at, have fresh herbs, or if need be a champagne bar like I did for Theo's Baptizim.  

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Since we made this room basically from scratch I felt like when it came time for pillows they needed to also be from scratch. So I chose a fun floral pattern and a more cozy matchy one and got sewing!  

Now on to this week's cocktail!  

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Peel the cucumber, cut it, and remove the seeds but save a couples slices for garnishing. Blend the rest of the cucumbers and strain in to a bowl. Then combine cucumber, sugar vodka in your shaker. Pour over muddled mint leaves and lastly garnish with mint and reserved cucumber slices. The perfect fresh martini for a sunny Spring day. 

DIY

After all that I'm sharing a very easy DIY to add some color and freshness to any room you may have. We had a hook that was already there and I wanted to do something floral there that wouldn't need watered for obvious reasons. Here is what you need:

Flowers of your choice

Moss

Any circular ball

String

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I put purple moss in the green ball and green in the brown. Add the flowers, string, and just hang!  No reason to not utilize a hook right?

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Have a great weekend! Ours is jam packed! So give me all the coffee...then wine.

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Jumping Into Spring

When MK and I bought our house, there were a lot of things to think about and look at. Since it was October when we decided to make the move one thing we wern't thinking about was the massive amount of landscaping that came with this house. We will be here two years in th Fall and we still haven't had a chance to tackle all of it. 

We love being outside and when the weather breaks we can't wait to get outside. You have have seen this K in some of my posts. This was our last year project and I'm finally around to showing you how we did it. We wanted something a little different besides flower after flower so we came up with the idea to do a "K" in our mulch. You don't need a lot of landscaping to personalize your yard. Maybe just a smidge of patience. Which is exactly why MK did most of it. 

On to this cozy dress and my latest project. As you know I love to cook and there is nothing like cooking with fresh ingredients. I call this my "Cookin' Box". All the herbs I need to get busy in the kitchen. It's an easy project that is so worth doing. Simply choose your favorite herbs to cook with. I picked Basil (my favorite!), Thyme, Rosemary, and Dill. I keep my herb box in the sunroom so it gets plenty of light.  

On to the dress. This JustFab number is so perfect for being outside in the garden or sipping some drinks with friends on the patio. Throw some heels on to dress it up or forget the shoes all together and be barefoot and fancy free in this beautiful spring weather!

Enjoy your Monday pretties! It's going to be beautiful!

xoxo