Doll House, Our First House

Fall Front Porch Decor

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The leaves have all turned beautiful shades of yellow, orange and red and have started gathering on the ground over the past few weeks – Fall is officially here.  The flowers in my planters are looking sadder and sadder as the days pass and I am happy to have some fall themed items to put on the porch to spruce it back up and celebrate the change of season.

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The large pumpkins I use on my porch are ceramic and were found at Winner’s several years back.  They were more expensive then a real pumpkin, but I like that they are something I can reuse year after year.  Combined with a few small real pumpkins or gourds, it is a quick and easy holiday display.

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And the best part?  Come Halloween all I have to do is rotate my pumpkins around, add in my “Happy Halloween” tombstone and switch the welcome sign for our house is ready for trick-or-treaters!

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Hopefully it looks as good on the front porch of our Forever House next Halloween!

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Doll House, Our First House

Up in the Clouds – Keira’s Hot Air Balloon Nursery

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Now that they are making good progress on our new house, my husband has suggesting it is time I start thinking about what I want to do with the kids new rooms.  It doesn’t seem that long ago since I worked on my little girl’s nursery and I think I will just reuse most of the décor items in her room until she is ready to be moved up to a big girl bed.

For her nursery, I chose a hot air balloon theme.  I wanted something bright and girly and it seemed like an easy theme to pull off with a few simple DIY projects.

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I started with a bright bedding set and we added stripes of blue and pink paint around the room.  The blue stripe served as a sky-like background for simple 3D clouds I cut out of poster board and glues together using rubber cement.

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For the air balloons, I simply attached paper lanterns onto dollar store wooden baskets using ribbon and hot glue.  Each balloon was finished off with the addition of a cute animal in the basket and hung from the ceiling.

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We ended up using the crib and furniture from my son’s nursery, but I did find her a special pink chair.

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I carried the balloon theme through onto some wall art I hung by the chair in basic white Ikea frames.

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I am very happy with the finished space and will be a little sad to leave this house after spending so much time doing each of the kids nurseries.  I love the pink, green and blue color scheme and I am pretty sure there will be a similar color palette once I do design her a new room.

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