It’s always nice to come home. The normalcy of our world is so nice to return to. We spent the last week visiting our Maryland family and we had a fantastic time! It was a week of firsts for the girls–at least a week of doing things they can really only do in colder areas that they will most likely remember doing this time. We visited grandparents, great grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, and friends. We dressed for the cold. We raked leaves and jumped in the piles (and kicked them). We hoped for snow as it grew colder. We went to the tree farm to cut down Christmas trees. We saw hills–lots of hills. We saw frost. We made a fire and warmed ourselves and ate roasted marshmallows until we were just too cold to stay outside any longer. Continue reading »
Life in Florida has been fantastic, but ever so often I get the urge to travel Northward–especially in the fall! There isn’t a thing I don’t like about a Northern Autumn. The crisp feel in the air. The smell of the leaves. The beautiful colors as the leaves change to fiery orange, crimson, and gold. Breaking out the sweaters and fall ensembles. Preparing for the coming months as the new chill in the air reminds us that it’s going to be a while again before we feel the warmth of the sun. As I reminisce about my favorite season, I thought I’d share a few pictures of autumns gone by.
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Felt boards! Aren’t they fun!? I used to love them when I was a kid. My kids love them too although I find I need to keep it interesting. They prefer their little wooden toys they can hold in their hands. So, with the changing of the seasons I made some adjustments to their felt board. I had made this tree trunk for them a while ago. They can add a tree top or leave it like it is.
We’ve been busily decorating our house with our fall decor. Every year it gets more and more fun as my little helpers get old enough to take part in the changing of the seasonal decor. Each one lends a hand as we get out the box of autumn things and decide where everything will go. This year we decided to add a little more and make some autumn leaf garland. Continue reading »
Happy Autumn! We’ve entered one of my favorite times of year and I’m so excited about it. So excited in fact, that I’m itching to visit our family up North so we can experience the autumn season in true fashion. Today we welcomed the Autumn Fairies by leaving them gifts of welcome.
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Okay guys, this one is so simple, but very elegant. To complement my table runner, I decided to make napkin rings using left over leaves from yesterday’s project. This is super easy, fun, and fab!
Things I used to make them:
1. Wide wired ribbon
3. Fall leaf
5. Hot glue
Grab your supplies and craft with me!
- First, I measured and cut the ribbon to be about 7” long.
I just can’t get enough of fall. The colors are just magnificent. The air has such a wonderful crisp feel. Fall in Florida is different. Some trees change, but it’s nothing compared to the brilliant northern autumn. So, because of how much I love this colorful season, I made a table runner that is just bursting with color. I thought I’d do several easy-to-make fall crafts to share over the next week or so. And, I’ll walk you through step by step.
This one is so easy and exactly like my petal blanket that I made for photography, but with fall leaves rather than rose petals.
It’s my favorite season—while up north, that is. Living in Florida, fall is a lot different than in Pennsylvania. I do so love the Northern fall—the colors of the changing leaves, the smell in the air, the sounds of the leaves crunching under our feet, the feel of the crisp air. I love jackets and long sleeves. Though I adore Florida living, I will always miss the Northern fall and even the first dozen or so snowfalls.
I love decorating for fall. In my house, fall is the start of the baking season. I guess it’s always baking season around here, but it takes a turn at the end of September and we break out the pumpkin and Thanksgiving cookie cutters.