Monday, November 26

Decorating Our Gate for Christmas

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Our subdivision has a pretty gate & I like to decorate it for Christmas. Since it is not as straight forward as attaching a wreath, I thought I'd show you a little about how I do it.
The gate has this pretty circle in the middle, but it is quite large & it would be hard to find a wreath that is just the right size. So I found some garland & cut it to size instead. One of the gates splits down the middle when it opens. Two half wreaths are the solution.
Zip ties hold the garland securely in place for all those winter storms that will surely come our way this month!
I just love this velvet-like, weatherproof ribbon. It does not fade in the sun & the snow or rain won't hurt it. I also added some inexpensive plastic balls. 


Saturday, November 3

Neutral Fall Decor

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If you've known me for a while, you already know that I love to use non-traditional color schemes - especially for holidays. Some years we use orange, rust & yellow for our fall decor. But every other year or so I like to use one of my favorite colors - white. {Click the blue bar below for more!}

Sunday, October 21

Halloween Porch Decor

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Happy Halloween from Wheadon House!
I have always enjoyed decorating the front of my house for the kiddos in the neighborhood. When my children were small, we would drive by our favorite "Halloween houses" on the way home just for the simple pleasure of seeing them. I like to say that these his & hers skeletons are a likeness of Honey & I in a few years! He he. {Click the blue bar below for more . . . }

Sunday, August 26

A Delicious Keto-Friendly Chocolate Mousse

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Soooo we have a wedding coming up & in an never ending effort to slim down, I am giving the keto diet a try. I'm not an expert at all & I'm definitely learning as I go. I started a "Where Did My Waste Go?" page on Pinterest where I am collecting information & recipes for keto. You can find it here.  Anywho, keto food is delicious & really satisfying but sometimes I do miss sugar. {Click the blue bar below for more . . .}

Sunday, August 12

Carly's Bridal Shower

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Good news! My youngest son has found the girl of his dreams {and mine}! They are getting married soon & I had fun throwing a bridal shower for our beautiful bride-to-be Carly. 

Since I have a full time job now, I had to throw in a few time-saving strategies to pull it off. {Click the blue bar below to read more!}

Saturday, July 21

Lemons to Lemonade Activity

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Every other month or so we have an activity for the ladies at church. Our last activity was called "Lemons to Lemonade". It was an evening to ponder how even life's challenging circumstances can be turned around for good. {Click the blue bar below for more.}

Sunday, June 10

"Local Yocal" - Reid Ranch

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Ah, I live in a pretty great state. And once in a while I share some little stay-cation or local treasure. Today I'd like to tell you about Reid Ranch. Honey & I went there with a group & had a great time! It isn't luxury - more like "glamping". We did have a room in a lodge with a full bathroom, but this is a place built for housing lots of people for a small cost. With a vibe that feels just like "The Parent Trap"! And there is so much to do! {Click the blue bar below to see the rest of this post.}

Saturday, April 28

Spring Farmhouse Decor

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I love to switch out the accessories in my entry way for each season. And since I've been inspired for a while now by modern farmhouse decor, that is the vibe I'm going for here. {Click blue bar below for more.}

Sunday, March 18

Sunday, March 4

Styling My Bakers Rack

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When my friend was visiting the other day, she commented that every time she comes to my house it looks different. I got thinking about what made her feel that way. I concluded that while all the main pieces are the same, I OFTEN change out the accessories in my home. The best analogy I can think of is that black dress in your closet. You can put a denim jacket with it along with some casual sandals. It looks great. But later - when you pare it with a statement necklace & high heels it takes on a whole new look. {Click the blue bar below for more!}