Haunting Halloween Wreath

Welcome to a Haunting Halloween Wreath making sort of day. I am sharing a few easy steps with you on how to make your own purple and black Halloween wreath.   It is part whimsy and part haunting, a happy mix of Halloween fun. Spooky enough to frighten and yet silly enough to spread Halloween cheer. It's a perfect time of the year to perfect your wreath making skills. I made this wreath on our back patio in less than two hours. It is a combination of leftovers from a previous Halloween wreath and some discounted Halloween item from Michaels. Perfect time to stock up on those seasonal items, as all of the craft stores are moving out their Fall inventory for Christmas. These are the items you will need for your Haunting Halloween Wreath: 1. 18 inch grapevine wreath. (I spray painted mine gray-optional) 2. 3 Black roses 3. 10 Purples mums 4. 3 Black pumpkins 5. 5 Black skulls 6. 3 Purple pumpkins 7. 1 sequin mask 8. 1 BOO 9. 1 Witches shoe 10. Deco Mesh Ribbon 11. Grosgrain Ribbon 12.


At Home With Jemma Fall Home Tour

Welcome, today is day two of the Fall In Love With Texas Blog Tour. I am so very, very pleased to have you join us today. We just love having you stop by and visit us in our French/Texas Country Home. My husband and I designed this home from the ground up. We are still enjoying the "newness" of our home which is less than 10 months old. Whew...It was a big project, which began with a lot of time, patience and love-it sort of became a project that really bound us together. Time marches on so very fast, I still cannot believe that last year at this time we were still in our apartment for the  Autumn Retreat Tour . I remember counting down the days until our new home would be completed and you were all giving me kind encouragement! It is not just our home that brings us comfort, it is our interaction with nature. We moved from our home in the suburbs which was very nice. But our 2 acres has given us a chance to reflect and cherish those sunrises, sunsets and the blue sky even m


DIY Fall Clay Pot

This is a festive week for us Texas bloggers as we welcome you to our homes for our Fall In Love With Texas Blog Tour. We have Katie from  Let's Add Sprinkles  to thank for this gathering of 20+ Texas Bloggers, you will find the complete list of Fall participants at the end of this post. As for me, I have been creating some DIY Fall projects and fine tuning a few recipes to share with you during this week.  Today I am making such an easy DIY project and tomorrow I will be opening up my home to share with you how I add a colorful Fall to our neutral decor. It is my true wish that you will be inspired with what you find here and hopefully discover some fabulous Fall ideas from my Texas friends as well. We are a little short on Fall color right now, but who's to say that this should stop us from feeling a little Fallish. We can imagine that we have glorious reds and golds and who's to say we don't, if we take the time to look we might just find a few colors...they arrive


Gardening In The Fall

Some of the strangest things happen in Texas this time of the year and one of them is that it is time to plant seeds again.  As long as I have lived here, it always seems so frustrating to me that during the Summer our gardens slow down and then as the temps cool it's time to start all over again. Oh I get the part about the heat, the lack of water and all of the chemistry sort of details, it's just that seasonally it seems to me illogical not to have a vigorous vegetable garden in the middle of Summer. Well, there is an upside to this and that is that we can grow a Fall/Winter garden too! Right now I am still enjoying these amazing zinnias and as you can see so are the butterflies. I wanted to share with you some drought resistant plants, that I have had great luck with and also you know Fall is a great time to add plants to your landscape. What to plant that is drought resistant. Plants do not produce well in the middle of a Hot Texas Summer, except drought tolerant plants. I