Hi friends hope you enjoyed the first week of fall.

 Long Island has been blessed with GORGEOUS temperatures & BRIGHT sunny days.
It's been a great week for fall decorating!

 In my previous post, I featured a tiny mum wrapped in burlap with scrabble letters attached to the top.


I purchased this mum at the grocery store.
( It really is tiny... I know it looks huge in this picture.)

I used a burlap ribbon and my trusty hot glue gun.  
You can never go wrong with a hot glue gun. 
 I think it's the best invention ever.
(If you don't have a hot glue gun no worries any kind of glue, or even tape will do)

The first thing I did was run a bead ( more like a blob) of hot glue down the plastic container, then I wrapped the burlap around one time and secured it with more hot glue.

Next, I used crochet trim on the top and bottom then added scrabble letters to finish it off.
If there is excess burlap you can just trim it.
[ Sorry I forgot to take pictures of this last step]


Isn't she cute all dressed up for fall and so SIMPLE to do!

My Favorite Mac & Cheese Recipe

September 14, 2015, in

Happy Monday Friends!
Hope you had a fantastic weekend....

Temperatures have cooled down and it feels like fall.  
The crisp cool air gets me in the mood to cook up a warm batch of my favorite macaroni & cheese.

This is a great dish to make ahead of time for when you have a busy schedule.
 You can keep it in the refrigerator and reheat it.  Or serve it hot and bubbly fresh out of the oven.

I served mine freshly baked and piping hot.
  It gets crispy on top and all the cheesy goodness is melted inside.
  My family can't get enough of this!

Easy Fall Decorating

September 06, 2015,
                                                                    Hey there friends! 
                           Summer is rapidly slipping away and I have fall decorating on my mind.  

Using SCRABBLE letters is a fun way to add personality to your decor and it's super easy to do.

 I pulled out the old SCRABBLE game and used the letters to decorate a cozy fall vignette.

I added plush pumpkins, a tiny mum, and a dried hydrangea to the vignette.  The pumpkins are handcrafted by me. The one on the right has a driftwood stem and is my newest creation.  The small guy on the left I made last year.   You can read the tutorial here.

For the mum, I made a skirt using a burlap and crochet ribbon.  I just wrapped the ribbon around the plastic container, gave it a dab of hot glue and added SCRABBLE letters to the top.

oops I put the N upside down

Yup that N is upside down!   
Of course, I noticed my mistake while writing this post. 


I love using nature to decorate with!

 The raw wood of the SCRABBLE  letters adds an organic feel to the vignette


                                     As temperatures get cooler I think I'll ADD words like...... 
                                   COZY   GATHER   COMFORT   JOY    GRATITUDE                    
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