Doll House, Our First House

Fall Front Porch Decor


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.


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.



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!


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

Doll House, Our First House

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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.