A Few Fun and Easy Pumpkin Projects~

The past couple of days have been cool and rainy and it has put me in an Autumn mood!

So today I thought it would be fun to share a few easy-peasy pumpkin projects that are sure to bring that Fall feeling into your home.

First, a couple of years ago I shared a pretty Autumn tablescape idea that featured glittered pumpkins. They were adorable!  And they couldn't be any easier to make.  If you want to make some for your own fall decor, you can follow my instructions on how to make them here.

Find more easy and fun pumpkin projects after the break...


My New House: A Rug for the Dining Room~

Hello Lovelies!

So glad you could join me today.  I have a little update to share with you...

Things are coming together slowly but surely here in The Hydeaway Cottage.  Although I'd love to do an entire room reveal, I have what I like to refer to as decorating ADD.   I get going on one room, get it almost done and then I get distracted by another room.  Anyone else out there have this condition??  Lol!

But I do have what I consider to be a rather exciting addition to the dining room that I can share with you today.   I found the perfect rug!!  And honestly, that's quite a feat.

Isn't she pretty?  The color scheme I've been working with is charcoal, linen, brown, white and light gray.  I can't believe the good luck I had in finding a rug that incorporated all of the colors!  And was exactly the patchwork style that I had been craving.  I mean, what are the odds??

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Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday!

I have some seriously fun room makeovers coming your way for this week's Frugal Round-up.

First, I love the "Boy to Man" Makeover shared by Teeny Ideas.  That headboard is amazing!

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Perfect For Autumn: Stacked Wood in Decor~

Today I wanted to share some inspiration photos I've been collecting on Pinterest of different ways to display stacked wood in decor.

I favor a neutral palette in my home.  And one of the key ways to make a neutral palette interesting is to introduce texture.  A lot of texture.

image found on delightdepartment.blogspot.com

I've been enamored with the look of stacked firewood in houses and have longed to incorporate the look in my own home.  Problem is I don't have a fireplace.

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What's Up~

Hello Lovelies~

Things are crazy around here right now.  But crazy in a wonderful way.  Today, I thought I'd share with you all of the excitement happening around these parts.

First, my book, Decorating for Real Life is available for pre-order!

The official release date is in October...and right now, I'm busy planning my book launch party!  I'm so excited for what is going to be an amazing event!  Utah locals...you're invited....so mark your calendars for October 24, and I'll post more details on the blog soon.

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My New House: The Reading Nook~

Hello Lovelies!

Today I wanted to share with you a clever little reading nook that I created in our new house.

The landing at the half-way point in our staircase is wide and a perfect spot to nestle a bookcase.

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Frugal Friday~

Welcome to this week's Frugal Friday!

For today's Frugal Round-up I have a couple of fun pumpkin projects to share...

First up,  A Stroll Through Life shared these cute blinged-out pumpkins.  Love me a sparkly pumpkin.

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