Spring Fever {part two}

farmhouse shabby spring table

For a little “Spring Spirit” around the house… I decided to spruce up our farmhouse table with a few spring accents.  Since I was feelin’ a little crafty, I created a SUPER DUPER easy reindeer moss letter with the following supplies from Craft Warehouse:
• Monogram 10 inch Letter {“R” for our last name}
• 1 Package of Preserved Reindeer Moss {this comes in several different colors}
• 3-5 glue sticks w/ glue gun

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I cut these pussy willow branches from the tree in my yard, but I wanted to give them a little more pizazz and add some eggs~ dictionary Mod Podge eggs. I followed a tutorial from Dear Lillie {BTW love this blog site, she is incredible and inspiring}.

Supplies:
• Brush
• Bowl
• Water
• Mod Podge
• Plastic Easter Eggs
• Book Pages or Newspaper
• Jute Twine {these plastic eggs already had 2 holes on the top of the egg to string the twine through to hang}

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The Moss Letter and Mod Podge Eggs are very simple to create and super cute craft projects to conquer, when you only have an hour to spare.

Spring Fever {part one}

So OFFICIALLY the first day of Spring was MARCH 20th… unfortunately, in Oregon it still looked a little like Winter around here. But now that April is in full swing and the sun is out and about throughout the day, we have come down with Spring Fever. WE WANT MORE SUN, LONGER DAYS, FLOWERS BLOOMIN’ and FRESH CUT GRASS.

My 23 month old munchkin is all about helping me with craft projects….WAIT, did I just type 23… 23months! Holy moly where has the time gone…my baby is almost TWO. Tear, tear and few more million tears. {For the record, he thinks he is already TWO and tells EVERYONE he is TWO}.

Now back to the super fun and easy craft project, Wheatgrass! Wheatgrass starts growing in 3-5 days, so for those little kiddos who have no patience and short attention spans {like my so called 2 year old} this is great project for them to show their excitement and have results before they are burnt out and moved on to something else.

 

4 Easy Steps:

1. Choose a Décor Container– I have a mad passion for the white hobnail milk glass look and have a collection of tumblers.

2. Fill your container with potting soil to 1-2 inch from the top

3. Sprinkle a layer of Wheatgrass seed– I picked up a 20 oz container of Wheatgrass seed from my local craft store, Craft Warehouse.

4. Cover with soil and keep moist– if you would like thicker grass, repeat steps 3 & 4.

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And who doesn’t want to tackle some morning planting in their pajamas.

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A week later… TA DA! Now everyone who stops to visit must check out Cason’s Kitty Grass.

Savvy Ranch Living Tip: Check out the dollar bin at your local Target store, EVERY VISIT.  You can score some fab craft items for dollars.  I found these metal caged jar lids for $1.00 each… they fit perfectly on the top of a Mason jar.

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…works perfectly for your weaker stemmed Daffodils.

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Spring Fever {part two}…stay tuned.  ~ Lindsey

Gearin’ up for Thanksgiving

With Christmas right around the corner, I thought it was necessary to get in a few last Fall décor projects, before Thanksgiving.

DIY Monogrammed Pumpkin

I love anything monogrammed…and these monogrammed pumpkins are one of the easy-to-create DIY projects and can be completed with ordinary items around the house in less than 15 minutes.

You will need the following:

~Pumpkin (choose one that has a flat side)

~Sharpie Marker (thin tip marker for tracing and a thick tip marker for coloring in the initial)

~Painter’s Tape

~Initial Stencil or Computer Paper “Monogram” Print Out

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When working with the Sharpie, be careful to trace/color in the pumpkin from Left to Right, if you are a Right handed person or vice versa if left handed. Otherwise, you may get marker all over the side of your hand and smear the pumpkin….not that I’m speaking from experience or anything. 🙂

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Secondly, I wanted to add our family “established date” to the bottom of the pumpkin for extra character and personalization. The hubby and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary this year. OH MY WORD time flies when you are having fun!thanks 3

Here is the finished product on a shabby chic vintage chair by my back door for everyone to enjoy as they enter or exit our home.  I even had some time left over to plant few seasonal mums in my galvanized bucket planters.thanks 4

Another small and easy way to decorate inside the farmhouse is with these mini pumpkins…I threw a few into my antique dough bowl and around the candy dish tray.

Hope everyone enjoys their “Turkey Day” and instead of shopping during Black Friday…my hubby (who is obsessed with Christmas) will spend the day feeding my leftover pumpkins to the cows and pulling down all the Christmas lights from the attic. Our country farmhouse turns into the crazy Chevy Chase house from the Christmas Vacation movie.  Stay tuned for more holiday fun!

Pale Pumpkin Perfection

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I LOVE the traditional October Orange Pumpkin… however, these monochromatic pale pumpkins and gourds are very shabby chic and classy! In this cluster of decorative table toppers, I used the darling “baby boo” (small whitish cream), Lil’ Pump-Ke-mon (cream and orange striped) and Valenciano (squatty white pumpkin on the vintage scale).  All of these varieties can be found at your local farmer’s market or pumpkin patch.

For a little more modern or glamorous pumpkin look…I just love to spray paint my REAL original orange pumpkins with metallic spray paint. I adore the coloring and paint coverage from the Rust-oleum Metallic Series. This DIY project is quick and simple…and these days my free time for DIY projects is super limited.  Who am I kidding, I mean non-existent… I skipped out on doing some overdue laundry to put away summer and decorate for fall. I was able to complete this pumpkin painting project from start to finish during one of my little guy’s afternoon naps!  Even had a few extra minutes for some free-hand lettering on my chalkboards, I listed out all of my favorite fall festivities and a fall cocktail above my vintage bar cart. Thank gosh for liquid chalk pens…they sure make it easy to use fun font designs vs. regular messy chalk, which I always end up breaking them into little tiny chalk pieces.Pale Pumpkin 5.jpegPale Pumpkin 7

When you mix your pale pumpkins with your metallic pumpkins it creates a lush farmhouse country table scape for the holidays. Well back to the grind {and laundry}…but keep in touch for more fall decor and a few more pumpkin projects that are in the making.

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