Farmer’s Market and Preserving Berries

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When it's finally time for our Farmers Market to opens (1st Wednesday in June) I am there every week! It's become a social event I really look forward to and provides great fresh fruit,vegetables and plants. Check out the massive increase in farmers markets... 5 Reasons to Shop Your Local Farmers Market: 1)  IT'S FRESH […]

Cottage Lace Mantel Skirt

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Hello Everyone, The other day I shared with you my Valentine Love banner and started pulling together our Valentine Vignette early today, when I just stopped.  I knew what was holding me back, but didn't know what to do about it .  Until I decided to make a Cottage Lace Mantel Skirt... It's the mantel....I've […]

Nature Inspired Christmas Wall Art…

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  I'm busy, busy, busy enjoying Christmas decorating the last two weeks...using a tradition and natural style.  Today I put together a Nature Inspired Christmas Wall Art project that I used on my small staircase wall.    Here's how the wall looked decorated in a fall leaf look. An easy, nature inspired look... as you can […]

Natural Cone Christmas Tree (tutorial)

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It's nearly two weeks to Christmas, and Mr. Charmer and I haven't put up a tree yet? It's not because we don't want one, it's just our focus as been on our beloved Laid Back Bo.  Spending as much time as we can with each other, short walks of 3 houses up and back, walking […]

Natural Candle Bobeches {tutorial}

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  I've been having fun using different evergreen trimmings from our garden for our holiday decorating. Yesterday I started working on a candle vignette and decided to add some Natural Candle Bobeches. What is a Candle Bobeche? It's a decorative collar to catch wax drippings - also used to add/suspend glass crystals on chandeliers. I […]

Fall Burlap Lampshade and Corner Vignette

Fall Lampshade and Vignette

Morning, Yesterday I woke up with such a bad head cold...and I'm pretty happy I had this post all ready to go. Gosh, maybe I can plan ahead!!! This is a corner in our dining room and the lampshade got a new fall look. This is her summer look, to see the tutorial for the […]

Cottage Lace Lamp

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Smile peeps, Today has been another beautiful day - I am enjoying every single moment. I hope these days never end! Our master bedroom has been under renovation since last October!!! Yes, that's almost a year, another project that has fought us every step of the way. UGH!!! I went to my first barn sale […]

Shabby Cottage Flower

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Smiles peeps! Today I am going to show you how to make a Shabby Cottage Flower! The fabrics you'll use will obviously affect the look of your flower. Let's get started.. 1) Freehand 4 different flower shapes on paper (don't worry, perfect is not a good thing)! The flowers.... The largest flower has 4 pedals, […]

The Haven Conference

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Smiles Everyone, Last week I attended the Haven Conference, the first ever DIY themed blog conference. I arrived Friday afternoon, I wasn't there long when I spotted Rhoda from Southern Hospitality. My legs started twitching, and she was gracious enough to stop and chat a bit.  She is as sweet as she seems on her […]

Charmer Guest: Welcome Rukmini of Trumatter

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Good Morning, Today is the Charmer's 2nd Guest Post - in celebration of  my 1st Blogaversary! Rukmini from Trumatter is gracious enough to join in on the celebration by sharing her creativity with us! Yes, we are very lucky indeed! Some of Rukmini's creativity is shown in the transformation of  her DIY Project: Wine Crate […]