10 November, 2009

Fall Decor


I made this fall sign after admiring it on Jen’s blog. They are dollar frames from where else- the dollar store and scrapbook paper that I got on sale for 10 cents at Hobby Lobby. I printed out the letters in different fonts on the computer and voila- beautiful and inexpensive fall decor!


I already had the red candles so I hot glued some Thanksgivingy ribbon around them. For Christmas I will hot glue Christmassy ribbon around them- inexpensive fix!


Dollar store pumpkins again!


I did not decorate much for Fall because I always put out my Christmas decor it seems before Thanksgiving, and plus, I just don’t have a lot of fall decor since we are temporarily living in a townhouse. I have accumulated a lot of Christmas decor over the past few years so that is what I’ve been using. I got the big apothecary jar at TJ Maxx for $9.99. Can you imagine my squeal when I spotted it from afar and practically out ran a lady with two kids in her buggy! I was super duper excited! I just filled the jars with leaves, pumpkins and pine cones from the dollar store. For Christmas, I will be spray painting all the pine cones instead of paying $10.00 for 6 of them at Tar-jay. The cabinet door is from my grandparent’s first house they built back in the 1950’s. My grandpa throws nothing away, and he has a shop where he does his woodwork, so I went snooping around one evening and found a lot of cabinet doors and they came home with me! I have a chalkboard project to do with one of them which I will be posting later.


My .25 cent Goodwill jar find with a painted pumpkin and leaves. I bought a lot of orange pumpkins from the dollar store and painted them all!


Mercury glass. I am loving that look this year! I got this candlestick from Macy’s on the clearance table. It is by Martha Stewart and was $5.00! The regular price was $29.00 I believe. Here are some of the ones I wish I could afford from Ballard’s.

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LOVE LOVE LOVE these, but my budget does not! Prices range from $29.00-$65.00! Ouch!



HAPPY FALL YA’LL! My Christmas boxes are making their way downstairs, so I will be posting pics of Christmas decor soon!


Lately, I just can't enough of that saying.  WHO DAT?!  WHO DAT SAY GONE BEAT DEM SAINTS? WHO DAT?! See- told ya!  Anywho, I can't believe the Saints are 8-0 for the first time in their franchise history!  Even though I am a woman, I LOVE football!  Growing up in the south, going to football games is what you did on Friday nights in high school, then Saturdays in college and Sundays in the pros.  Fall is my favorite season not only because of the smells of cinnamon and spices and the beautiful crisp fall leaves but because Fall means ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!  Sorry for the Hank Williams Jr. reference!

Living only an hour away from New Orleans, Wade and I have been to a lot of Hornets basketball games, but this was our first Saints game, and we were so excited!  My cousin has season tickets, so he gave us his two since they played the Atlanta Falcons on a Monday night.  Note to self- never go to a 7:30 p.m. game on a Monday night/work day again!  I think we finally got in he bed around 1:45!  The next day at work was horrible!  I don't think the anyone living in NOLA worked that Monday.  We got to the game around 3pm and there must have been a million fans tailgating and drinking since that morning.  I even heard that some people started celebrating on Sunday!  Here are some pics from the game.  Drew Brees- if you're reading this--- I lurve lurve lurve you!   *blows a kiss* I yelled for you at the game and even wore your jersey, but I think every woman there had on a #9 jersey!  DSC01275DSC01278

On our way to see the Saints play!!!!! Hooray!!!!

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Don’t pay attention to my ULM undershirt!  It was the only black shirt I had! haha


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The whole reason I went to the game….to see my future husband!  hehe


GEAUX SAINTS!!!!!!!!!!!! AND TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!


I love this necklace…I made it out of wooden beads from Hobby Lobby that I painted and strung them on gold and purple ribbon!


Me & Carley


Wade snapped a pic of me after 7 longggg hours of tailgating!  This girl was pooped!  Plus, we lost to Florida that game!  *sticks out tongue*  After watching the LSU/BAMA game this past Saturday, the SEC officials are biased and wanting to see BAMA and Florida in the championship game.  They must be getting paid big time!  Why not just let the teams play, Peterson clearly intercepted the football late in the fourth quarter, and since the call went against us, we lost.  All’s I can say is GO TEXAS!!!!