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Pumpkin Decor

Thanksgiving is coming up and this year my family will be hosting a shindig alfresco. Of course, I’m pretty excited to come up with decorations. There are so many wonderful ideas floating around the internet nowadays. Here are some of my favorite ways to decorate using pumpkins:

I still have some time left to start narrowing down my options. Since we’ll likely be eating outside (shouldn’t be too bad in Southern California), I think I’m going to run with the idea of warmth and glow. Hmm. Decisions, decisions. Do you know what you’ll be doing for Thanksgiving yet?

Sources:
Paint Glitter Drill Lace Decoupage Scrape Carve Gild Paint

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Decoupaged Day Planner Part 2

Happy weekend! Only a few hours left until Monday; hope you’re making the most of your Sunday night.

Without further ado, here’s my made-over day planner post I promised last month. {See part one, here!} I needed a new one (and had to end the school year planner cycle by jumping into the June section of a Jan.-Dec. calendar planner. No more school; bittersweet!) but am always on a super-tight budget, so I headed to the 99 Cent Store and found one in a size I liked. It was plain, but I liked the color, so I went ahead and splurged for $1. 🙂

I decided to jazz it up with a chevron-inspired pattern using masking tape and paint.

The paint all peeled off, so I retaped and instead used a paint pen. Thankfully, this method worked.

Then I topped the gold paint pen off with some sparkly nail polish for some extra pizazz.

Ta-da! Easy peasy, and one of a kind.

While putting together this post, I took a break to make kale chips that are now completely gone. haha. Now to wash them down with a little something. . .

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Lettuce Art

I got a fun shout out on my friend Tara’s blog this weekend, and highly recommend you give her a visit! She’s just getting into the swing of things but has had some lovely offerings so far.

Now, to create!

I have always loved the flower design at the base of romaine lettuce and have wanted to stamp with them for years. A few months ago, I finally did it! I used slightly watered down acrylic paint with the ends from my lunch salad. 🙂

I ended up with abstract roses, which I finished off with a sprinkling of gold paint.

This makes me want to stamp with other veggies and fruit. The patterns found in nature are truly beautiful!

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