October 2016

Living room filled with Burlap projects

Easy DIY Ideas: Burlap Projects

Rugged, chic, and versatile, nubby burlap fabric has earned a well-deserved place in home design. Utilitarian and economical, burlap comes in many weaves and colors. Use looser weaves…

Halloween bookshelf display with skull, books and pumpkins

Decorating for Halloween: Scare Your Shelf

Whether you’re decorating for a ghoulish get-together or just adding some devilish drama to your living room, set the scene with a shelf (or two or three) filled…

Two story house decorating for Halloween

Decorating for Halloween: Skeleton Crew

Bring some bone-chilling excitement to your outdoor holiday decor with a crew of cavorting skeletons.   If you like to display your grinning ghouls for a while, opt…

Overview of Hermann Missouri from the winery with fall colors

Weekend Getaway: Oktoberfest in Hermann, Missouri

Fall brings many pleasures in its wake and one of the most enjoyable is celebrating Oktoberfest in a small river town setting amid colorful foliage and an Old…

vintage flea market booth

Bargain DIYs and Sneak Peek – Flea Market Map

As winter approaches,  you will need to keep your hands busy while you’re stuck indoors, preferably with bargain projects. It’s the only way to beat cabin fever. We…

pumpkin garden with pumpkin house

October Round-up: Fabulous Fall

Fall is my favorite time of year. The air becomes crisp and invigorating, the trees dazzle with their colorful glory, and I get to wear the hugest, most…

Outdoor chalk board with a pumpkin and pail, situated between flowering Mums and a patina'd outdoor metal chair

Easy Garden Ideas: Pretty Fall Porch Decor

When autumn’s slow and dazzling dance to winter begins, give your porch or entry a seasonal makeover with these simple ideas.   Make the most of an imposing…

Blue Shutters on gray house with white trim

Easy DIY Ideas: Make Your Own Shutters

Improve your home’s curb appeal with the addition of easy-to-make wood shutters.   Unless you live in an Arts & Crafts bungalow, a midcentury modern home, or other…