Happy Halloween Eve!
Did you know that Americans will spend almost $7 billion dollars on Halloween this year. Its now the second most popular holiday behind Christmas. Crazy, right? We decided to contribute about $20 to the overall spending estimate.
We decorate our homes for Fall (think leaves, pumpkins, etc) from September to Thanksgiving but after viewing so many amazing Halloween decorations on Pinterest, we decided to add a little DIY project for Halloween.
With colder weather moving in this weekend, it’s the perfect time to post a tutorial on how to create a simple infinity scarf from just one yard of fabric. We know this is a DIY & Craft blog, but we were finishing up a few other sewing projects so we decided to post this timely tutorial. Plus, we considered this the ultimate DIY fashion project.
Daughter is loving the leopard trend for winter but wasn’t willing to commit a lot of money to a trend that might disappear next year. She has pinned several inspiration photos:
She found this great leopard silk-like fabric on the remnant table at JoAnn’s for $5. She could splurge for a $5 on-trend accessory!
First of all, we apologize for being MIA last week. Between a heavy work load and major home projects, we just didn’t have enough time for our craft projects. That’s life, right? Life has been so busy lately that we are planning a ‘stay-cation’ during November. We just need to get caught up on our to-do lists! We will be sharing our major home improvements over the next few weeks – new flooring, new appliances and a garage makeover!
On Friday, the November issue of Southern Living magazine arrived in the mail and we stole a few precious minutes to enjoy it on Sunday afternoon. We were both stunned to see two local businesses featured in the magazine and felt the need to share them with you.
Last Wednesday, we took our grandmother to Gibbs Gardens for her birthday and were blown away by the amount of detail, colorful blooms in October and the overall design elements of the gardens. Our grandmother loved every minute of it! The gardens rotate with the current season. For October, the Japanese Maples were on full display and the Japanese Gardens were brilliant! And guess who was highlighted in SL? Gibbs Gardens! Jim Gibbs owns a successful Atlanta-based landscape company and has recently opened his own private gardens to the public. Gibbs Gardens is located in Ball Ground, GA about an hour North of Atlanta. If you need an idea for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or a gift for a garden enthusiast, we would highly recommend a visit to this garden paradise. For older adults, there is a tram service for $5 per person. Otherwise, wear your most comfortable walking shoes!
Here are a few of our pictures from our visit in October:
Daughter’s favorite combination in the gardens
Manor House Gardens
Later in the issue (at least in the GA issue), we came across an article featuring two military spouses stationed in Dahlonega, GA (our neighboring mountain town) . While we do not personally know these talented ladies, we were beyond thrilled to see SL supporting local artists from just up the road! Congrats R. Riveter Handbags! We love their design style, business concept and social responsibility to military spouses. Just a few of their beautiful bags:
R. Riveter: Merrill
R. Riveter: Abrams
R. Riveter: Lee
And who doesn’t love a solid leather dog collar.
R. Riveter: Rosie
~georgia & daughter
Last week, we revealed Daughter’s Fall Front Porch and you may have noticed her welcome mat. She searched for several weeks and could not find one that was simple and inexpensive. With two large dogs, the welcome mats get worn out very quickly. What do you do when you can’t find exactly what you are looking for? You create a DIY project!
Country Life. Slow. Simple. Pure.
Every year, we visit our favorite farm in Jasper, GA – Yahoo Farm. Its a small, working pumpkin farm that specializes in heirloom pumpkins and overlooks the North Georgia mountains. Pumpkins range from Turks Turban to Fairytale to Jarrahdale (Daughter’s first pumpkin love) to One Too Many. The farm also offers an assortment of farm fun and activities: corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, a bakery and the most wonderful butterfly garden.