Thanksgiving Tablescape

fall tablescape

It’s only 8 days until Thanksgiving! This year for the Thanksgiving tablescape, I wanted to keep it simple. I like things simple, don’t you? I’m still sticking with my neutral holiday color theme this year but I did add a little shimmer and shine to the Thanksgiving table this year. Another element I added this year is Thanksgiving placecards. I don’t usually do placecards, but this year I decided to think out the box a little on these. [Please click to continue reading…]

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10 Fall Clean Up Tips

fall clean up tips

So let’s take a poll here… how many of you put away your Halloween decorations this weekend and started pulling out Christmas? Are you still all Fall decorated? While the sight of those sparkly Christmas decorations in the stores has me all twitterpated and ready to deck the halls, I’m resisting the urge to pull out the tinsel just yet. Well, at least some of it. :) But along with packing away the Halloween decorations, I realized this house was in need of some major fall clean up!

I’m going to share 10 quick and dirty Fall clean up tips to help get you and your home ready for the upcoming winter season. Oh and I’ll be sharing some pics of our fall decor that I’m managing to hang onto for at least a few more weeks.

fall clean up tips

Tips For Visiting The Pumpkin Patch

loads of fun

Happy Columbus Day! I’m taking a little reprieve this weekend to have some fun out on the farm with Miss Bree. About a forty-five minute drive out into the country will take you right to Oakes Farm in Corryton, Tennessee. Every year, Oakes Farm hosts one of the largest Fall attractions in our area with a Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch for all ages. Aside from the corn maze and pumpkin patch, they also have over 25 more fun activities for kids! Since we had so much fun on the farm last year, I definitely wanted to take Bree back now that she can enjoy it a little more at her age.

Bree at Oakes

If you’ve never been out to a pumpkin patch, I highly recommend it. There’s nothing like getting away from the city and just enjoying the open countryside. Here’s a few tips and highlights from our visit that might just help you plan yours! [Please Read On…]

Save Money On A Budget and Free Printable

free printable budget planner worksheet

With the new year and new goals, comes a new budget plan! I know a lot of us are making our lists of all the goals we want to accomplish this year. And if you’re like me (I feel for ya!) ;) I’m ready to get the ball rolling on some new projects and knock a few things off the long list of to-dos. Some of your goals may involve beautifying your home (so that we can all be on the cover of Southern Living, right? it could happen.), living a healthier lifestyle, paying off some debt, or spending more time with our families – crazy as that may be! :)

The reality of all this is that these goals take time and money. Today, I’m going to offer up some tips for creating a budget and ways to reduce some expenses to get that much closer to achieving your goals! Oh and there’s a free printable at the end to help get you started too!