Friday, September 30, 2011

flower pillows

confession ..... I LOVE flower pillows!
they look so soft and feminine. 
Here I found some styles and colors that I love...
flower pillows
 I think that pink target pillow is my favorite.... but I love them all!
which one is your favorite?
do you like flower pillows?
I also a have little surprise coming next week involving a flower pillow...

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Gussy Sews Inspiration

Today's prompt is DIY. I am going to cheat a bit because I am going to post the two Fall wreaths that I made for the door, and I have already posted them here and here.
Here they are again.
After searching Fall wreaths on etsy ( they are all gorgeous and I got so many ideas) , I decided that I could make one of my own.

here is what I made:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall nail polish

Have you been looking for a new nail polish for Fall?
The other day I was thinking that I needed a new color. I clicked on Essie's site and I saw their new Fall collection. I love every new color!
I guess if I had to pick a favorite it would be power clutch or lady like but I really like very structured too, it feels very Fall-like.
Have you tried any of the new Fall colors? Which ones do you like?
nail polish

What I Wore Wednesday

Hello, it's that time of the week again.
This week, I have two very different looks.
The first, I was thinking about the Ocean in the Fall. When we lived in Virginia, we lived close to the Chesapeake Bay, and it seemed that Fall lasted twice as long, which was great for me because that is my favorite time of year.
Therefore the first look has sort of a nautical look.
For the second look, I was inspired by the camp shirt.
I used the Old Navy camp shirt and created two different looks.
 They feel very early Fall.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I have my eye on this!

I need something new to carry my laptop and books to school and I think that I have found the perfect thing.

pictures from the parade

As promised, here are a couple of pictures from the Mum Festival Parade.
These pictures my father took.

there is Petey in the back.

there is Van in the back of the truck bed.

What do you think, are parades still fun?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mum Festival Parade

Van and Petey got to ride in the Mum Festival Parade this past Saturday in this wagon ...

They had a lot of fun. They got to see many people they knew.
Van really enjoyed waving to everyone.

here Petey was waving at me.
sorry the picture is so bad, it was taken with my phone.

I'll share some more photos from the parade later.

Petey also had a flag football game this weekend.
here are a couple of pictures that I took the week before.

Petey seems to be having fun!

Van and Petey also got to sell some popcorn at the Mum Festival Sunday evening for the Boy Scouts.
We had a busy weekend!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Yarn Wreath

I made a yarn wreath yesterday to hang on my front door.
I would share a how to but all I did was wrap yarn around a straw wreath, with the plastic still on. Then I made flowers like I did for the one here. Glued them on and hung it up.
Happy Fall, its my favorite time of year!

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Does anyone know how to make this rug???
I love it!
I cannot find any how to's or anything on it.
Please if anyone knows anything, let me know.

Gussy Sews Inspiration

The prompt this week is family  room.
We just remodeled our family room but it still needs some finishing touches so I am not ready to show everyone yet, but I will soon.
Therefore, I went to Country Living and found some pictures of some family  rooms that I like.
 I love the colors in this room. Blue is my favorite color, but I really love warm colors in the family room. It just feels cozy that way.

I love the couches in this one, they are similar to the ones in our family room.

I love the rug and throw blanket in this one.

I love the colors and the furniture in this one.

What colors do you like in family room?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday

Today, for What I Wore Wednesday, I choose outfits inspired by Vera Bradley.
I Love Vera Bradley and I would have many, many bags if I could.




Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall Wreath

I made this Fall wreath last week.
I love all these felt flower wreaths that I have seen all over online. 
I found so many pretty ones etsy, but they were anywhere from 27 to 40 dollars.
I decided to try to make one of my own and it was really easy and I love the way it turned out.
The wreath was $4 and the felt was $2 the ribbon was $2. 

I looked up how to's online and ended up doing a combo of a couple different ones.

first, I drew a circle in the felt.

Then I cut the circle out. Make sure that you cut in wavy lines so the flower petals are different lengths.
Cut the circle in a long spiral, keeping it wavy, so that you end up with a long line.

leave the little oval at the end to use as the bottom of the flower.
Then, you just roll the felt up.

you want to start the center out tight so that the flower stays, but you can roll it up tight to make it smaller or you can roll it up looser to make the flower look fuller.

This was the first flower I made, it is easy!

I made 12 flowers in different sizes. ( the size of you circle changes the size too.)
and once again, here it is finished.
I love it!

next, I am going to try a yarn wreath.

Today, I linked up with ...

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Stadium Stompers

Oh my gosh, have you seen these?????

These boots are so cute! 
and, you guessed it ... they have buckeye colors!

and other cute things as well ...

lunch boxes
bottle cozies and more ....