Jemma's Tales: Aplin Sunflower Farms

 A few weeks ago we took a lovely jaunt up to Dothan Alabama to Aplin , with our Panama City family to do some exploring, investigating and Sunflower picking! Who knew that just an hour up the road heading North that we would discover such glorious farm country. If you are one of my loyal readers you know that me and farms go together just about as good a PB & Jelly. The humidity just seemed to have vanished on this fine Saturday in mid-October and the drive was pure splendor for this gal. Country roads with fields of cotton and corn. Pastures with content cows and horses formed the landscape as we listened to some good old country music and had the windows rolled down too. I sort of felt like I was rolling along in my Dad's old Ford F-150, with a stick shift. Aplin Sunflower and pumpkin farm is great place to take the youngsters. Wonderful selection of pumpkins (maybe a little $$) but nevertheless the outdoor experience and connecting with nature was well worth it to our fami


Fresh Handmade Holiday Magnolia Wreath

Welcome Friends! It is officially time to kick off the Holiday season with handmade goodness­čśŐ. Today I am happily sharing photos, a supply list and a written tutorial on how to make a fresh handmade Holiday Magnolia Wreath. Fourteen other Makers (all links are below) are part of this crafty goodness as we bring you our best Holiday ideas for our annual Creative Holiday Craft Hop! A great big thank you goes out to Chloe From Decorate and Celebrate and to Andrea from Design Morsels for organizing this special event.


Sugar Skull Tablescape: Celebrating Day of the Dead

Welcome to a Halloween Tablescape extravaganza and a big thank you to Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate  for hosting this haunting good time. I am in good company today with some of the very most talented tablescape stylists around. You will find all of the links to the participants at the end of this post. Join me in our dining for a festive and friendly Sugar Skull Tablescape, also known as Day of the Dead. We are celebrating Halloween  through color, whimsy, texture, playfulness and cake!


How To Make A Pumpkin Out Of Chicken Wire

Greetings and happy October friends! Today I am joining 6 other bloggers for 10 on the Tenth as we all share our take on the theme of Harvest. I am bringing back an oldie but goodie craft; the chicken wire pumpkin. I have had many requests to revisit this post and share the gauge of chicken wire that I used as well as detailed DIY instructions. I went ahead and tweaked the original design of the pumpkin from my 2013 French Western Chicken Wire Pumpkin post by changing the gauge of wire, added some copper wiring, beads and burlap flower.


Southern Farmhouse: Charming Fall Front Porch

 Thank you for joining us today for our World of Octobers blog hop. We are eleven bloggers who are happy to have you join us as we celebrate one of the most enjoyable seasons of the year! We are scattered all across the country and are bringing you a variety of decorating styles, holiday ideas and glorious wonderful Fall inspiration! Just keep scrolling to get to all of the links at the end of this post.


Fall And Floral Dough Bowl Centerpiece

My goodness friends, it seems to me that we haven't chatted in such a long time and we seriously do have so much to catch up on. However, for today let's cut to the chase and get busy decorating for Fall!  Today I am going to share my beautiful hand scraped dough bowl all dressed for Fall. I chose to style her with faux pumpkins, succulents, and real living roses, carnations, ferns and other flowers leftover from my beautiful Birthday Bouquet. Mixing these two elements (faux and real) is perfectly acceptable and a great way to up cycle a wilting floral bouquet.