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The weather has changed in the Northwest quickly in the last couple of days.  I think our surge of 80 degree days are gone, we’re bypassing the 70’s and were in the 60’s.  It’s got me thinking about the upcoming FALL Y’All linky party being sponsored by:

Layla @ the Lettered Cottage

Rhoda @ southern hospitality

Kate @ centsational girl and

Sarah @ thrifty decor chick


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I’ve been scouring Pinterest for ideas and here’s just a few I came up with that even I can do! 🙂

Create a leaf lantern by putting leaves in a jar, plus some Modge Podge and tiny tea lights.  Inside or outside, it would look awesome!  Original idea from 5 orange potatoes.


Yum Yum!  Fall snackies, perfect for a football game get together.

Now lets get down to some simple easy decorating thought…



Thanksgiving table 

Autumn Decorating  Natural Autumn Entry

Autumn... a Thankful Tree  add a pumpkin

If you need an invitation to join Pinterest just send me an e-mail and I’ll be happy to provide.

So tell me, what kind of Fall decorating thoughts do you have?


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P.S – I promised you a project update for the spare room project today, but it will be tomorrow instead.  C’ya!


It’s a tired Tuesday after a very busy and crazy day so I’m sharing pics that make me go OOOH, AHHHHH, HA HA HA!

Sugar Cookies-2

 Bald Eagle-1 IMAG0633-1

I’ll be back tomorrow with another project I’ve been working on for the spare room project.


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Spare Room Project – Moving Furniture

As I shared in yesterdays post, I’m in the process of changing up my spare room into a craft/reading/my pad/guest room all on a shoestring budget.  The room has been a catch-all the last several years.  There has been an overstuffed chair and ottoman sitting in it that my son and I some how shoved through the small doorway when we purchased new family room furniture a couple of years ago.

Rm with Green Chair-1 

There is also a deep blue-green/aqua/turquoise/that kind of color loveseat/hide-a-bed/ottoman sitting in the loft that we purchased many years ago.  My neighbor gal helped me and we swapped the locations of the chair and the love seat.  I’ll worry about the loft look later, but for right now I’m concentrating on the spare room, which I repeat, now has the love seat and ottoman  in it.  The furniture move itself has its own story.  Lets just say thank goodness for neighbors like Bob because we kinda got the furniture stuck in the bedroom doorway!  All’s well that ends well. 🙂


Yesterday I talked about color palette and I explained I am taking inspiration from my hubby’s Tommy Bahama shirt. 

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Pretty, isn’t it.  The loveseat/ottoman color works with the shirt well.  It’s hard to see, but the shirt has the aqua/turquoise/blue-green color, yellow, white,  some soft moss green and a bit of black.  Yep, this is going to be the room colors.  Exciting!!!!

I’ve already completed a couple of projects for the room and I’ll share those later this week.  I’m planning on painting this weekend.  Wall color revealed soon.  Can you guess?


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Spare Room Project – Tommy Bahama Inspiration

Around five years ago the extra room in my house had a day bed and trundle.  I can’t even remember why I decided to sell it.  I know I wanted to do a change-up, but can’t remember to what.  Over the years I’ve wanted the room to be used as a craft room, guest room, my office, a reading room…..get the picture?  I haven’t been able to make up my mind so I’ve always made completing this project my last priority.  I wanted it black and white, all white, blue, green, tan and brown….get the picture?

I’m challenging myself to finally do something.  I’ve given  myself a set of rules I need to abide by.

  1. Use items already in my house;  Move, repurpose furniture, be creative.
  2. It has to provide bedding where at least one person could sleep.
  3. Must be functional.  I need to comfortably be able to craft and read.
  4. Divot needs to have a place to sit by the window and look outside.
  5. Get out of my green comfort zone.
  6. Spend minimal dollars.

Looking at the color wheel below, I’ve decided to focus on the Yellow to Blue-Green colors and shades of them.  For more information, see my post on color wheels here.

ColorWheel1 I arrived at these color choices through the process of washing and ironing.  Yep, you heard that right.  I was doing laundry and saw my hubby’s Tommy Bahama shirt and the rest is history.

Shirt on Door

I love the blend of yellow, white and aqua.  it might be hard to see, but there’s also some light stripes of a soft moss green and black also.  Lot’s of options!

I’ll be sharing with you over the next couple of weeks my transformation journey.

I’m curious, what inspires your color choices?

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