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Wire Pumpkin Wreath

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The Dollar Tree has really stepped it up lately when it comes to crafting and today I want to show you one way to use those wire pumpkin wreaths.
It's Ten on the 10th and I'm happy to be hosting this month.  Our theme is Pumpkins/Halloween and we have some amazing ideas for you.  Let's get started.....
I was in the dollar store and spied this wire pumpkin.  I didn't know what I was going to do with it, but I knew I'd think of something.  
It all came together for me when I was looking through the sale bin at Joann's and saw this spider lace fabric for about $2 a yard.  I grabbed a yard and a half.
I cut the fabric into four pieces and placed the wire frame over one of them.  I sat there for awhile and pondered how to attach the fabric to the wire frame.  My first thought was hot glue, but thought it would look sloppy, so, out came the needle and thread.  I started across the top by 'sewing' the thread through the fabric and around the wire.   Then I grabbed t…

Party In Your PJ's #279

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Hello cooler days and lots of fall projects!  I can't wait to see what you've been up to so let's get on with the party....
I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others. 


Say hello to the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared my Apple Muffin Recipe:
Easy to make and yummy to eat! Have you been doing any baking?
Take a look at the features:
Fleece Dog Bed - Over the Apple Tree
Now that's one happy pup!

Wee 'Oui' Pumpkins - Little Vintage Cottage
Great upcycle project!

Congratulation, Ladies!  Be sure to grab the button below.
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

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Apple Muffins

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It's apple season around here.  The orchards are packed on weekends, the trees are full of beautiful, red apples, and cider is on the stand for sale.  Apples are my favorite and after searching many different recipes, I came up with this easy muffin recipe that's perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.

Ingredients:
2 cups of sugar
2 eggs
1 cup of applesauce*
1 Tbsp of vanilla

3 cups of flour
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of salt
1-2 tsp of cinnamon - you decide

4 medium apples peeled, cored, and diced
brown sugar for sprinkling on top

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Line muffin tins with 16 paper liners.
3.  With a mixer, combine sugar, eggs, applesauce, and vanilla. 
4.  In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.   5.  Add the flour mixture to the sugar/egg mixture in thirds, mixing each addition well.  
6.  Add the diced apples and mix well by hand.
It will be quite lumpy! 7.  Fill each paper liner with the batter. I filled mine almost to the top. 8.  Sprinkle the top…

Party In Your PJ's #278

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I can't believe it's October already!  We had a beautiful September with warm days and cool nights.  I think I spent almost every day outside. I guess it's time for cooler days and that means lots of fall projects, so, let's get on with the party....
I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others. 


Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I shared my kitchen backsplash project:
It was a lot of work, but I love it!
On to the features:
Fresh Live Mum Door Wreath - Penny's Vintage Home
I love decorating with fresh flowers and Penny knocked it out of the park with this one!

Velvet Pumpkins - Fresh Vintage by Lisa S
They're gorgeous and there's no sewing involved!

Congratulation, Ladies!  Be sure to grab the button below.
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what y…

'Tiled' Kitchen Backsplash

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It's time to finally share the home improvement project that took me most of the summer to complete.  It wasn't a difficult task, it just took forever to finish, but more about that later...
Behold, the new kitchen backsplash:
When we moved in last year, the backsplash was painted white - nothing special.  I knew I wanted to do something, but there are SO many choices.  I finally decided on a stencil and paint because it's not permanent and if I hated it all I needed to do was paint over it!  I chose this stencil... ...and then chose a shade of blue called 'Peaceful River' since blue is my favorite color.  I bought a sample can of paint and had more than enough.  The entire backsplash was painted with a stencil brush.  I know lots of people use a foam roller, but, honestly, in my opinion, there is always bleeding of paint with that method.  That may be part of the reason why this project took all summer.  But, I'll get to that later.. because there was prep work i…

Party In Your PJ's #277

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Welcome back!  It's time for Party In Your PJs, where your posts will be seen on two blogs each week.  I hope you find something that inspires you and you share something to inspire others. 


Let's meet the Co-Hosts: Nina @ Grandma Ideas Facebook // Pinterest // Twitter
Ann @ The Apple Street Cottage Facebook // Pinterest // Instagram
This week I started a little fall decorating and started working on one of my latest finds:
In case you're wondering, yes, that's a sheet of stainless steel on the top! This baby needs some work, but I plan to make her beautiful again.  Stay tuned!

On to the features:
Creepy - Paper Seedlings


Can you believe that gauze is actually a stamp?
Painting a Shed With a Marimekko Design- Pillar Box Blue
It's too pretty to be called a shed!
Congratulation, Ladies!  Be sure to grab the button below.
Make sure you visit Nina at her blog.  We each  choose our own features.

I can't wait to see what you have to share, so let's get the party started!

Rules: Li…

Fall Decor With Yard Sale Finds

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I know what you're thinking...seriously, Ann, how many yard sale finds can you show us?  This one is too good to pass up and I PROMISE to tie some of it into Fall Decor.  Ready?  Here we go.....

I've been to three different sales recently, the most recent one was an estate sale that I just happened to see as we were driving.  It was the last hour of the last day and there wasn't much left.  As we walked through the dining room, the table had a few knick knacks, pictures and this beautiful Towle fruit bowl.  It's a 10", silver-plated bowl that had a price of 1 dollar.  
It came home with me, where it was treated to a little silver polish and a good washing...and since I promised Fall Decor....I filled it with some silk flowers! Look at me, decorating for Fall when the first day of Fall hasn't even arrived yet!  
The next sale was listed on a local garage sale site.  The man had some great antiques, but the prices were a bit high for my budget.  I spied this little …