So, many moons have passed since these fingers have even thought about hammering out anything on this blog. It's not that there hasn't been anything happening. It's that there has been so much happening! Some good, some bad, a lot of just plain life. This past year has been crazy for the family and I. Crazy. With a capital "What The Fraggle Rock Was That All About?!". Always in the back of my mind was the lonely little piece of webistate sitting here. No one watching it. No one even flushing the toilets to make sure the pipes don't burst. I thought about getting rid of it. But that made me sad. I thought about trying to post something. But that made me overwhelmed. Where do I start again? How do I try to cram everything that's been happening into a post? How do I share with you all everything that I have learned this past year? Everything that I've made and done?
The answer? I don't. I am just starting from right here, right now. It's time to move forward.
I have found a plethora of fun, new to me, crafty blogs. Blogs that have inspired me with their creativity, their resourcefulness and their simple approach to living artfully. You can check 'em all out on the side there. Under "Blogs I Love to Love". And if you find any new blogs that aren't listed there, I would love to know about them! Shoot me an email or leave a comment. I heart comments!!
One of my newest focuses has been on decorating my house for the Holidays using what I already have. Or spending very little on some simple supplies. We made it through Halloween pretty successfully with some fun decor. I'll have to show you next year as that is past, and we are forward thinkers now. So onto Thanksgiving. It's honestly been hard for me to get inspired to decorate for this one, as I am chompin' at the bit to get my Christmas on. I love Christmas. I will never get sick of it. I don't hate that there have been Christmas decorations out in some stores since September! But! I also don't want to lose sight of the Holiday that we all stop to really concentrate on being grateful. Because I for one, have a LOT to be thankful for! One of them being Autumn. I'm thankful to live in a place that actually has Autumn. It's my favorite season. I love everything about it. The smells, the sites, the sounds, the feel. For me, Autumn is the beginning of a new year. It's always felt that way for some reason. So I thought I could start my Thanksgiving decor off by making an Autumn inspired pillow for the bench in my foyer.
It cost me NOTHING! That's my favorite price tag. I used fabrics that have been sitting around for years to make this. It feels good to finally put them to use. And to feel like I am slowly but surely turning my house into a home.
I love how it turned out! What do you think? Do you heart Autumn as much as I?
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