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So, for the next few months, I’m going to be departing from my normal recipes and focusing on the DIY projects we are going to be doing on the house. Not to say that I won’t share a great recipe … Continue reading
I’ve seen people making little Christmas trees out of driftwood sticks. When I found some driftwood at a cool little crafty store in Portland, I knew I wanted to try something!
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What to do:
Applesauce is something that is just so classic and yummy you can’t help loving it. I use the slow cooker for apple sauce so that I can toss all the ingredients in before work, and come home to an apartment that smells like a fall candle has been burning all day!
This recipe is so simple, and it makes a great healthy all natural apple sauce that is sure to please.
Decorating doesn’t have to be super expensive! Use pumpkins and squashes that you can also use in cooking, like a pumpkin pie pumpkin and a butternut squash. Add some flare with smaller pumpkins that are pretty and cheaper. I also prefer to buy smaller candles that will just last one season, so that I can pick out a fun new scent the next year without having a huge candle graveyard!
I’ve been seeing lots of DIY banners and decided to make my own out of fabric and recycled brown paper grocery bags!
What you need:
Step 1: print out or trace letters onto printer paper, cut out and pin onto fabric, cut out fabric into letter shapes, pin onto fabric rectangles.Step 2: gather some leaves from outside, trace them onto printer paper, pin the paper to fabric, cut out leaf shapes.Step 3: Sew the letters to their rectangle pieces. Cut out brown paper bags so that they are the same shape as your letter rectangles and leaves. Sew your leaves to the brown paper where they would naturally have a stem, and sew the letter rectangles to the brown paper on the top and bottom.
I love Fall! Growing up on the east coast it not only symbolized the time of year when the leaves started changing and falling, but also my birthday. I think as a kid I heavily associated red, orange, and yellow leaves with me getting attention and presents. Now, that I’m “grown up” and living in the Pacific NW, I think my associations with fall are changing. Here I’m surrounded by pumpkin, apple and corn farms, beautiful mountains peaked with snow, and some really wonderful coffee shops. Fall has become about fall decorations, picking out which scarf to wear, pumpkin spice lattes and fall crafts! I’m convinced that fall and winter are the best time to craft. For one, it gets cold outside and so staying inside warm and creative is great, and for two, you can convince yourself that even if you don’t need whatever you are making, “it would make a great Christmas gift.” In honor of my revelation that fall and winter are the best time to craft I’m going to do a short series on fall cooking and crafts. Consider this your warning that some amazing ground breaking creative ideas are coming your way!!!
Confession: I’ve never made full length curtains before. I’ve made a valance(short curtain used to frame the top of a window). Full length curtains are a whole other beast. It is just so much more fabric! I literally had to rearrange the furniture in our little apartment to accommodate the massive cut of fabric I bought from IKEA a few weeks ago.
Our apartment has white walls with beige carpet, originally we also had some nice beige curtains hanging over the window, so I really wanted to brighten up our “everything” room. An everything room (incase you don’t live in a tiny apartment) is the room that isn’t the bedroom or bathroom. It is our movie theater, dinning room, library, office, game room, and coffee shop all in one!
Here are some easy steps to brighten up your everything room with curtains:
I love our new curtains! they really brighten up our everything room!