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Coaxing Fall & Two Giveaways

I was really and truly hoping that once our Summer break series came to an end so would Summer. Silly me...who was I kidding?? I mean seriously, I live in Texas and I just know that right now my Texas friends are shaking their heads and thinking to themselves what is wrong with this lady... You see I am one of those people who rush through Summer, sort of like when you pass everyone on the freeway, well that is me passing on thru Summer. I have two super nifty ways that I am coaxing Fall on in and this how I am going about it. One, I am personally hosting a little tiny sweet giveaway this week, as well as a Darren Gygi Home Collection Art Giveaway , now seriously if this doesn't coax Fall on it, what will! I am thinking way ahead because I am ready to decorate for Fall and I am wondering if you  would like to join me in choosing a print for the giveaway. I am going to share some photos of a few of Darren's prints and you help me choose which  one you like the best for the art g
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Get More with Garden Infused Water

This is the last post in our two weeks of the Summer break series and I truly, truly hope that  you enjoyed this series as much as I did. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to get to know these talented women a little  better  and have them share their talents with us all. Today we welcome my friend  Carole from  Garden up Green , we both share the joy and  struggles of gardening on  acreage   in Texas. Carole is an accomplished writer and you will find her published works both online and in a  kindle format. She and her husband are living the life of empty nesters and she feels very blessed to live on a small farm where she enjoys and thrives living an independent lifestyle. Get More with Garden Infused Water Carole West – Garden Up Green Summer is Hot in Texas and I’m always reminding myself to drink more water Sometimes I forget because unless it’s ice cold with lemon or lime I’m not interested.    This summer I decided it was time to jazz up my water and turn it into Gar
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Welcome to My Chandelier Makeover

Isn't this fun to see how creative minds and passion for life go together and create  wonderful, amazing and gorgeous DIY decor for our home. I know I am motivated and as soon as the weather cools I am heading to my garage with  some furniture from my attic and getting creative. Today we welcome  Lisa from the Purple Hydrangea , as one of our guest DIY contributors for the Summer Break series. Lisa fell in love with furniture rehab,  three years ago after taking a furniture workshop. She is so passionate about her projects and is always challenging herself to find new ways to breathe new life into furniture - "creating furniture you'll love one brush stroke at a time!"                                                                      Source Welcome to my $5 office chandelier makeover                               Contributor~ Lisa Taylor                                             When I wrote my first post of 2016 I shared a little about my design style and
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Favorite Faux Flower Arrangement

I am super excited to introduce Susan from  Love Of Home . Susan inspires us daily with her gentle love of home, family, life and creating a welcoming  home for those she  loves and then she shares it with us! How fortunate are we to have a blogger like this in  our lives. She believes in creating within a budget, and who doesn't love that...her tips are always winners and her beautiful 1890's Farmhouse home is filled with three bright and beautiful  children and her  loving husband.                                                                                                                                  Faux Flower Arrangement                                                            Contributor ~ Susan Duane Hello, I’m so happy to be here with you today! My name is Susan and I blog at Love of Home. Jemma thank you so much for having me share with your readers today! I have an easy project to share with you today, it’s one of my favorites.  I have a favorite faux tuli
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The Simple Things That Bring Joy

Are you feeling as joyful and inspired as I am, maybe even a little giddy with the pure goodness of life that these talented ladies have been sharing with us. Haven't we been treated to just some wonderful projects, decorating and  recipes! Today a tried and true friend as well as a beloved blogger kicks off the beginning of our  second week in the  Summer Break series . You might  just  know this  talented gal Laura from  White Spray Paint . Laura seasons her decorating posts with just the right amount of storytelling and life lessons for us all, and then there are those ranch recipes and oh her zinnias!                                                                    Source Today we are taking a gentle stroll through a portion of Laura's lovely Texas home and  enjoying a  sweet story  too. The Simple Things That Bring Joy Contributor~Laura Harrison Many, many years ago, when my husband and I were first married, and we moved into our first home-a garage apartment teetering
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DIY Country Red Chair

Our Summer Break series welcomes the creative and talented Susanne from Life On Pearl  Street . She is a city girl who has been transplanted to a small country town of 400 and lives her life inspired by her husband, children and grand littles. She is an newbie blogger, interior design nut and views blogging as a wonderful and inspiring new adventure.  She loves to share her DIY and when you see this project that she has created you will certainly "get," her passion for inspiring other to create and begin something new! Source DIY Red Chair & Belts Contributor~ Susanne Stewart This past weekend was a DIY trifecta for this city girl! After helping the hubby finish up his yard leveling, grass seed sowing project (okay, I only helped with the grass seed sowing part ;)  )  and while he took a nap, I went to town on a few projects of my own.  I finished up staining and lacquering a vintage ammo box (details on that to come) and made a planter out of an old galvanized  WASH TUB
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