Fall Centerpiece & Thanksgiving Tag Printable

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With fall in the air, I was inspired to create a fall centerpiece using simple decor after coming across the online flower delivery company, BloomNation. Because I had taken a couple of floral arranging classes back in college I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try my hand at floral arranging again. I was never good at it, and I’m still no where close to a professional, but it was obviously one of the classes I enjoyed going to most. It was fun, and on few occasions a little stressful trying to come up with something that looked good. I was always so impressed with what my classmates’ arrangements, and how different ours were from each other when given a specific assignment. You can create so many different arrangements, and the best part about flowers is, it will (for the most part) always end up looking beautiful.

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One of my favorite flowers are hydrangeas, so when I saw it in the shop I immediately knew I had to use it. I always thought of it as a spring/summer flower, and quickly turned to Pinterest to see if I could use hydrangeas in a fall arrangement. And to my surprise, I found a bunch of beautiful fall ideas using hydrangeas.

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I knew I wanted to make my centerpiece pretty neutral in color, but wanted to add a few fall colors to the arrangement without making it look overly colorful. Aside from hydrangeas, I used daisies, mums, carnations, lilies, and added some wheat to give it a little bit more of a fall/Thanksgiving appeal. I added some of the wheat to the napkins, and used a striped burlap ribbon to wrap around the napkins and mason jars. This was such a simple and easy table to put together, and not to mention, great for a small budget!

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I’m also sharing these fun Thanksgiving tags that you can incorporate on your table by wrapping it around your napkins and holding it in place with string or raffia, add them to a treat bag, or on a take home box for your guests on Thanksgiving.

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If you’re not feeling confident in your flower arranging ability, or don’t have the time to make one yourself, try using a flower delivery to save you time and choose from a variety of options to give your table that fall look you’re going for!

P.S. See where I got my inspiration for this centerpiece on my Pinterest board.


Friday Favorites: Pumpkin Decorations

Nothing says fall like pumpkins! And, if you find the perfect pumpkin patch, pumpkins are a great way to decorate your home for the holidays if you’re on a tight budget.

Last year, when we lived in Monterey, there was a family run pumpkin patch called Borchard Farms that sold pumpkins for an unbelievably great price! We took my mother in law with us and she went a little wild and bought a cart full of pumpkins. They had a variety of pumpkins and some pumpkins you don’t see normally.

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So, if you’re lucky enough to find an affordable pumpkin patch, or just need a new way of decorating pumpkins, here are a few ideas this fall and Halloween.


Glittered Gourds – The Next


Confetti Pumpkins – Hometalk


No-Carve Typography Pumpkins – Fairgoods


Glitter Monogrammed Pumpkin – Unoriginal mom


Orange & White Centerpiece – Midwest Living


Dollar Store Pumpkin Topiary – The Kim Six Fix


Blooming Pumpkin – Southern Living

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DIY Chevron Pumpkins – My Sweet Savannah

Friday Favorites: Valentine’s Day Printables

valentines-day-printables-displayValentine’s Day is so much fun to decorate for, and there are so many cute & FREE printables out there it’s hard to pick just one. Lucky for me, I don’t have to pick just one, I get to share some of my favorites!

better-2Valentine’s Subway Print – The Bonjour! Blog

DSC_0024Free Printable Valentine – Sugar Tot Designs (via I Heart Naptime)

DSC_8155You Are My Sunshine Printable – The 36th Avenue

framedLove Printable – Persnickety Prints

IMG_0705-600x4001Valentine’s Day Printables – Inspired by Giving

LOVE Printable_thumb[2]Valentine Free Printable – The Crafty Cubbard

Love-Always-Printable-imageValentine Printable – Insitefull Living

love-you-green-pink-wmValentine’s Prints – My Fabuless Life

loveeverythingaboutyou04smI Love Everything About You Print – Tried & True

PIcture-for-blogValentine’s Day Printables – SoHo Sonnet

printable_valentinesday_heart1_featureOmbre Heart Valentine’s Day Printable – Pretty Providence

threewords_artprintValentine’s Day Art Prints – Pizzazzerie

ValentinesPrintablesPrintable Valentine’s Prints – Daffodil Design

Friday Favorites: Master Bedroom Wall Art


In our 5 years of marriage, we have never hung a single thing on our walls in the master bedroom. I’m always worried about the living room and everywhere else people see that I never worry about our own room. I’m hoping that will change soon! I’ve found these cute Master Bedroom Wall Art that I’m sharing for today’s Friday Favorites.

IMG_0368editI Love Us – Eighteen25

IMG_0767Little Roundies – House Stuff Works

LBG14-CarpeDiem bird-03Carpe Diem! – Lost Bumble Bee

love heart print2Love, Hearts, Mushy Stuff – Lemon Jitters

master-bedroom-posters-600x400Printable Couple’s Message Board – My Sister’s Suitcase (The Dating Divas)

MrandMRS 12x12previewMr. & Mrs. Printable Subway Art – The Idea Door

sm-all-you-need-is-love-3“All You Need is Love” Free Wall Art Printable – The Crafting Chicks

wakeup_2colorHappy Edition – Moms Without Answers

Friday Favorites: Wall Art Printables


First things first, Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fabulous 2014 and have an even better 2015! With my husband being home the last couple of weeks, a trip to Disneyland, Christmas, and celebrating our baby’s 1st birthday, I am finally getting back to blogging. Since it’s Friday, it’s time to share my Friday Favorites for the week. With the New Year finally here, it’s time for a change of scenery in our home. If you’re looking to do the same, here are some of my favorite Home Decor Printables!

be-amazing-printBe Amazing Print – Eighteen25

Believe-in-Your-Dreams-Free-Print-by-DavesWife1Believe in Your Dreams – The Diary of DavesWife

DIY-Modern-Gallery-Wall-+-Free-PrintablesDIY Modern Gallery Wall + Free Printables – Classy Clutter

DSC_0118Welcome Home – Happiness is Homemade

Free-Printable-AlphabetPrintable Alphabet – Shanty 2 Chic

Free-Printables.-Keep-it-Simple-at-the36thavenue.com_Keep It Simple – The 36th Avenue

Freebie_Wall_art_1Wall Art Collage – Smitten On Paper


Graphic Print Gallery Wall – The Blissful Bee

homeiswhereeverimwithyou_thumbHome is Wherever I’m With You – Infarrantly Creative


No Place Like Home – Simply Bloom

Untitled-21Home Sweet Home Printable Art – Going Home to Roost

Spread-the-Love-Free-Printable-Wall-ArtSpread the Love – Design Eat Repeat

Check back next week for more FREE printables and projects I’ve been working on!