This fall foliage map will tell you when fall will be in full swing in your area
It’s early September which, for me, means it’s Halloween. Yep, full-on Halloween month number one has begun! I kid (kinda), but really, now is the time for apple picking, pumpkin patches, costume making, cider drinking, bouquets of freshly sharpened pencils, and above all, enjoying the leaves change color — FALL. Don’t know when and where to head to capture the best photo ops for Instagram? This fall foliage map will help.
Hand-made, up-cycled, tree branch guitar rack
My hubby, Bryan, and I are both musicians, and artists — he did that guitar painting of me that you see hanging up there. He’s also a carpenter who made that entire tree branch guitar rack! It was totally all his idea and his craftiness. The whole thing only took him about a day to complete — he’s got skills. Here’s how he pulled it off…
What can I do with these branches?
I have several piles of branches that have fallen out of the trees in my back yard and I was looking for a way to use up some of them before my landlords come and clean them up. what do I need to do to them to make them safe for indoors? To make sure there are no bugs or fungi or anything else growing on/in them. And what would be the best way to seal them, or make them last a long time?
How to pull off free-hand stenciled wall art
I have been fantasizing about creating some sort of mural or crafty art on some wall of our house, and our future baby’s room seemed to be the perfect place! I was dreaming up plans for a tree stencil on the nursery wall. After researching wall stencils, I realized I didn’t want to pay for something I could do myself. It seemed easy enough, and it was!
Enjoy the change of seasons with pretty ideas for simple fall decor
Do you do anything differently at home in the fall? Are you all about collecting pretty leaves, or do you have a set of be-glittered, fantastical leaf-themed decor that comes out of storage? What’s your home look like this season?
Treehouses and houses in trees ranging from faerie fantasy to smooth and futuristic
Sometimes Pinterest boards are so chock-full of crazy amazing design and weird home goodness that I know we all just need to take a few minutes to admire them and their curators. Interior designer Sarah Kelly has one such board: all about tree houses — both the kind built in the tree and the kind built of a tree.
Painting trees: asking for trouble or making a front yard awesome?
In front of my house, there is a very nice elm tree. I’ve been wanting to paint it. Is this resale suicide? Pure tackiness? Tree murder?!