No matter where you live in the USA, you have to have driven past countless pumpkin patches and stands in the past couple of weeks. I haven’t stopped by one, yet. However, that is going to change this weekend, because October seems to be steamrolling and Halloween is going to creep up…fast.
Although pumpkins are mostly known for creating jack-o-lanterns for Halloween and some of the best pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, they have become staples in home decor for fall. Over the years, the use of a simple of pumpkin your porch is so blah and boring. Now, pumpkins are adorned with paints, fabrics, and jewels to create pieces of art. Some pumpkin decor is so ornate that they are almost too beautiful to throw away and replace.
In my opinion, some of the prettiest pumpkin designs don’t involve carving of any cutting. Instead, opting for basic supplies from most craft stores can add more design. A simple layer of paint and some metal studs and jewels can create gorgeous and fancy pumpkins. Also, wrapping a thin layer of lace can be just as appealing and simple.
One of my favorite designs and uses for pumpkins is when they are used for table centerpieces. I love when they are painted in neutral shades of cream, gold, and white. It’s a simple idea that looks chic and elegant.
When I was a child, I loved making and decorating jack-o-lanterns with my mom and brother. However, I would’ve equally loved, if not a little more, to paint pumpkins in to fun cartoon characters. I know my brother would have been super amped to have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pumpkin. Character painted pumpkins would look nice mingled with simple pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns on your porch.
So, did you get any ideas for your fall pumpkin decor? If you want some more ideas, follow me on Pinterest. I created an entire board filled with more DIY pumpkin design ideas.
My sister and I recently decided that we would resign our lease for another year. In the past year, I haven’t done much, if any, changes in the home decor not even painting a wall or 10. However, that is about to change and one of the first rooms that’s going to get worked on is the living room.
In preparation for this task, I’ve been looking for home decor and style inspirations and one thing that has gotten my attention are the addition of Moroccan inspired poufs to decor designs.
Moroccan poufs are not only great for adding extra seating and character to your room, but they are also versatile for other functions.
One of the ways the ways to use a pouf is as an ottoman. Instead of the “traditional” fabric and legged ottoman, poufs are soft and comfortable. Plus, they can be stacked for a customized fit.
Another conventional use is to use them as additional table space. Add a vintage silver tray to create a bohemian feel to a dinner party or intimate get together.
Aside from the multiple uses, they are available in numerous colors and some textures. If you are looking to buy one or a few to add some new flair to your home decor, check out the sites below.
Everyone has their own personal style when it comes to fashion and usually it carries on throughout their home. My personal clean style of neutral color with bright accents shows all up and down in my house. So, I’m really interested in OPI & Clark+Kensington paint collaboration.
The collab combines 18 of OPI’s most beloved shades with C+K’s premium paint to create a line of some of your favorite OPI shades in paint form. The 18 colors are separated to create 3 different, but completely stylish color palettes.
The Artist Collections features Keeping Suzi at Bay, Miami Beet, Don’t Touch My Tutu!, Gargantuan Green Grape, Samoan Sand and I Eat Mainely Lobster and has charming a colorful scheme and perfect for the person that love color, but in chic and soft touches.
The Wild Heart Collection includes Can’t Find My Czechbook, Black Onyx, My Pointe Exactly, Do You Lilac It?, Suzi Says Feng Shui, and Vant to Bite My Neck? and is for the person who is into drama and cool, chic colors.
The Romantic Collection contains OPI Red, Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!, My Very First Knockwurst, Chick Flick Cherry, My Vampire is Buff and Over the Taupe and is all about glam and sophistication.
I love all the color sets and have a room in mind for each set. The paints are exclusively available at Ace Hardware and I think I’ve found my Saturday plans.
I’m at that point in life when I’m no longer interested in acquiring everything I want and being seen positively in everyone’s eyes. I’m beginning to focus on the things I need and being happy with just being me. This feeling doesn’t necessarily come with age, but more so with time and maturity.
I’m 32 years old, quickly approaching 33, and I’m just starting to value or in my case, remember the value and importance of planning out things.
In college, I wrote EVERYTHING down and lived my life based off of what was written in my student planner and it was so beneficial. I never had to ask for extra time to turn in a paper, because it slipped my mind, I was never overwhelmed because I hadn’t allotted times for different assignments and projects, and most importantly… I never missed time with friends and family due to the lack of poor time management.
However, this was back in the late 90s and early 2000s and the presence of smart phones packed with apps that help you track out your whole life and then some. Unfortunately, typing my days plan in a thin and chic phone and backspacing completed tasks is not as fulfilling as handwriting the same tasks and the feeling of scratching through said tasks when completed. It is so empowering and motivating to accomplish more things.
So, here’s my little tip for those of you who can’t seem to “get it together” and are constantly dropping the ball in areas in your life: PLAN IT OUT and WRITE IT DOWN.
Even though it seems like your phone and tablet and all your other tech toys can do everything doesn’t mean that it should. So, before today ends, go to the nearest store, even the $1 store and grab a simple notebook or 2 and place it somewhere were you would see it all the time (i.e purse, nightstand, car) and begin to write things down. Small steps, people. Small steps can lead to big results!
Summer time is in full swing and filled with countless BBQs, impromptu gatherings, and countless other festivities that might call for you to have a stocked bar of alcohol, wine, and all the accompaniments you need to serve your drinking buds. Well, this weekend, I’m giving you a full list of things you need to keep in your bar and home to ensure that your bar is always ready for an ultimate party or gathering.
Liquor and Wine
- 4 Bottles of Beer
- 2 bottles of Red and White Wine
- 1 bottle of scotch
- 1 bottle of whiskey
- 1 bottle of champagne
- Vermouth (Dry and Sweet)
- Juices ( Lemon, Lime, Pineapple, Cranberry, and Orange)
- Marachino Cherries
- Maragarita Salt
- Margarita Glasses
- Champagne Flutes
- Tall Tumblers
- Cocktail Glasses
- Shot Glasses
- Cocktail Shaker
- Ice Bucket
- Cork Screw/ Wine Opener
- Cocktail Napkins
- Cocktail Toothpicks (for fruit)