12 Spooktacular Crafts and Treats

Welcome to Work it Wednesday No. 118! How are y'all doing this week?! Whatcha been working on? I've been enjoying fall break this week and cousin camp! We went to meet my new nephew last weekend and brought back my 3-year-old nephew with us to give the new mama and daddy a break and have a little fall break fun! We visited the pumpkin patch yesterday and will be going to the drive-thru safari tomorrow. These are the memories childhood should be made of! I plan to be back with a new post on … [Read more...]

Beautiful Centerpieces for Fall

A lovely centerpiece is such a treat at a dinner party. Get inspired by these beautiful centerpieces for fall! | Roundup via TheTurquoiseHome.com

Welcome to Work it Wednesday No. 117! We're exploring the world of autumn centerpieces today! Can't wait to show you all of our features. And my pick of the week? I'd like to create a ship lap wall in a few areas, but I've been chicken. This tutorial makes it so easy!   I'd love to be invited to eat at any of these lovely homes with gorgeous centerpieces. Not just because they are pretty, but for the conversations that would take place. I love a pretty fall centerpiece! Limed … [Read more...]

Grateful Fall Mantel

Plaids, neutrals and a few pops of autumnal color bring this message of gratitude home. I love the sweet reminder to be grateful this season - and always! | Grateful Fall Mantel | Details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

Yay! It's one of my most loved posts of the whole year: the fall mantel. I hope you enjoy seeing how I create a special vignette for the different seasons. This year I tried to stay neutral, like I did with my neutral fall vignette, but I couldn't help adding some pops of orange and red. Just a couple of punches. And have you ever seen a blanket on a mantel? It took me a few days to get used to seeing it up there, but now I love it! Plaid is SO in this season. And I love the blue … [Read more...]

Making Everyday Things Beautiful

Pretty everyday items bring joy to daily life. | TheTurquoiseHome.com

As I've matured in my homemaking skills and (somewhat) honed my decorating style, I've come to appreciate creating beauty in the mundane. If you are going to write with a pen, make it a beautiful one. If you are going to drink coffee out of a mug, make it one you would proudly display. In making the everyday, ordinary things beautiful, you bring delight and joy to your home. I don't know about you,  but I find these wooden spoons so much more pleasing to use and look at than a plastic, … [Read more...]

Inspiring Autumn Homes

Inspiring Autumn Homes | Roundup via TheTurquoiseHome.com

Welcome to Work it Wednesday No. 116! I'm changing things up a bit in the format of our weekly link party. In an attempt to shine a greater spot light on our amazing features, I'll be sharing them first! Then I'll follow with mine and my co-hosts latest projects. And then we'll finish up with the link party. Sound good? I think it will be! I'm so glad that it's finally officially fall today! And I'm thrilled that so many fall home tours are popping up all over blogland. It's my most … [Read more...]

How to Make a Free Boxwood Wreath

This boxwood wreath is so simple to make and I have all of the supplies. Nothing beats free and cute DIY!! | Details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

Good morning, my friends! I'm checking in with a simple and FREE DIY home decor project that will rock your world! We all know that everyone goes gaga for boxwood. It's beautiful, real and hard to kill. I know this first hand because I've killed everything else, including succulents, and yet my boxwood wreath that I bought last year is still beautiful. I also think boxwood bushes are oh so adorable, so I planted some a couple of years ago when we updated our front flower beds. All this … [Read more...]

Come Thou Fount Free Printable

The hymn "Come Thou Fount" reminds us where our blessings come from. Such a season to be grateful and thankful for all we have! | Free Printable Available at TheTurquoiseHome.com

Do you just love a free printable? I could decorate my home for every season with a ton of them - and I usually do! I love how easy it is to whip up something that used to you could only buy it in a store or from someone online. I needed something fresh and fall-like for my home. So I created this last week because I just love to put the emphasis on being blessed and grateful this season. We have so much to be thankful for! I'm a hymns girl. When I was growing up we went to church … [Read more...]

7 Pumpkin Projects for Fall + Work it Wednesday No. 115

How to Keep the Clutter Out

Welcome to the most awesome party in the blogosphere! :) It's a busy week around here with 4-year-old soccer games and ballet; Coach is in the middle of football season and I'm chasing around a (quickly) crawling 9 month old! Time flies. How is she that old?? Anyway, just wanted to give a quick hello and I can't wait to see what you've been doing!   Updated for BLOGGERS: I don't want you to miss the FLASH SALE starting tonight at midnight for Elite Blogging Academy. This course has … [Read more...]

Neutral Fall Vignette

The temps are cooling down and it's time to break out the sweaters and the boots. Love this neutral fall vignette! (and a Come Thou Fount free printable) | Details and Printable at TheTurquoiseHome.com

It's starting to look a lot like fall around here. The temperature is even cooperating and it makes me so excited! At Miss A's soccer game last night it was downright chilly. Woohoo! Time to break out the boots and the sweaters, folks. Side note: soccer for 4-year-olds? Both exciting and tantrum-inducing at the same time. We've run the gamut of emotions in one game. And it might not just be the kids! :) This is our first step into organized sports and it is quite the new … [Read more...]

How to Start a Blog: simple step-by-step guide

Hi friends! We're going to take a quick turn today from our usual topics and talk about something that is near and dear to my heart: blogging! So, if you're just here for the DIY and home decor topics, here are some post to fill your DIY and Home Decor needs: How to Style a Console Table and How to Paint Cabinets. :) Come back tomorrow for some pretties and a free printable! I can't tell you the number of times I've gotten an e-mail from a sweet friend or a blog reader asking about how … [Read more...]

Console Table Update: Decor and Frame Placement

How to decorate a console table: the process | Find out more details at TheTurquoiseHome.com

I thought y'all might like to see the progress of the console table decor, a little peek inside how I figure out how to decorate a space. Those of you on my Facebook page gave me some wonderful feedback about how you would decorate the table. Ideas like a chunky lamp, layered art or frames over the larger art, two baskets underneath, and more! Then I played around and showed some console table styling basics in Photoshop. These ideas were for an asymmetrical grouping, including a large … [Read more...]