Thursday, November 3, 2011

Auburn Wreath

Well, all you AU fans will appreciate this posting and all you thrifty/crafty ones will appreciate it too. I noticed this mesh wreathes on an Esty website going for about 75 bucks. Yeah, I wanted one but not for that price......thought to myself.......try makin' one!

Bought some wooden letters at Michael's for about 1.50 ea.....wanted bigger ones but oh well! Bought some paint. Already had the circle foam paint brush busy paintin'.

Bough the wide ribbon mesh last year during an after-Christmas sale. That saved me some $$$$! Used pipe-cleaners to attach the ribbon to wreath. As you can see, I used a grapevine wreath. Got it 1/2 price at Hobby Lobby....that saved me some $$$$!

Alternated the colors......

Hung by front door so EVERYONE can see my talent...hehe and say WAR EAGLE!

Pretty nifty for about 20 bucks compared to 75 bucks!


Botanical Gardens

Rylee's class went on a field trip to the local Botanical Gardens. Weather was perfect....little chilly in the morning, but it ended up being just right!

Beautiful gazebo the perfect setting for a garden wedding......

Perfect place for wedding photos....the Koi pond

Looking thru a waterfall

Rylee and I enjoying the day together~

Who you gonna call??? Ghostbusters!

Throughout the garden, there were scarecrows all of different sizes and types!~ Rylee posed with some of his fav!

Halloween Fun 2011

We started our Halloween festivities by having a school sponsored Fall Festival. The next day was Rylee's Halloween party at school. Had lots of yummy treats for the kiddos to eat, and they were allowed to wear their costumes to school on Friday. Sunday, we gathered our pumpkins and our Jack-o-Lantern carvin' tools and got to work!

Rylee and his vampire inspired Jack-O-Lantern.

We always get the boys a little something for each holiday......nothing too big. Rylee got the new Captain America DVD and the Thor DVD. Caleb got a Auburn banner that shows the different AU symbols throughout the years. Note to self~gotta hang that thang today!!!!

Where's the Zombie Skeleton???Kinda blends in the porch display, huh? Better not kill my scarecrow....he's part of the family! Been around since 1997!

Took Rylee 4-EVER to decide on a costume this year.....he is usually a baby is growing up! From superheroes to Zombie Skeleton! YIKES!!!

Talk about growing up, Caleb didn't even go Trick-or-Treating this year~ He stayed at home until it was time to hit the family homes.

Havin' a simple brother-to-brother or should I say Zombie-to-brother disagreement! hehe

The cousins at grandmoma's house: Noah, Caleb, Sarabeth, and Rylee.

Off with his head.....Rylee is really enjoying this whole Zombie experience!

Next stop, Aunt Di's house: Rylee, Haley, Presley (dog), and Caleb.

Talk about strikin' a pose.....Presley, Haley, Rylee, and Aunt Di.

The love birds: Josh and Haley

Well, Rylee got a boatload of candy this year......guess that means more chocolate candy for moma! Yippee!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pumpkins, Bottles & Leaves equal a Tabletop Tuesday

I am joining Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for TableTop Tuesday. This is the area above my stove/oven in the kitchen. After we purchased our home in 2000, we removed the cabinet doors from this area and made a display area. Gotta have places to sit "stuff" right??? I have been collecting Longaberger Baskets for about 20 years. I have not purchased one in several years, but I still decorate with them. Did not realize how "off-centered/unbalanced" or how yucky this basket arrangement was until I saw it in a photo! Well, that's an easy fix! Anyways, the main focus is on the top shelf......

The heavy bronze plate was a steal at a local antique store for 1 buck! Just perfect for fall decor!

All of the old medicine bottles were found in our backyard while digging around. Makes you wonder what went on back there years ago.......Many years ago, there was an old house here before ours was built. Don't remember it but that is what we were told. I have lived in this area all of my life!

Various pumpkins from Wal-Mart and the Dollar Store

More medicine bottles from our yard, cute little squirrel (which we have All OVER our Yard!) and lovin' my new pottery jar from Hobby Lobby....note to self.....gotta get more of these in different shapes and colors!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my little nook of fall decor in the kitchen~ Be sure to check out all the other talented bloggers! Happy Fall Y'all~

Fall means Apple Pickin' Time......

The other Sunday, we made to LONG journey to our local orchard that is about 15 mins away from our house. The orchard has a variety of fruits according to the season. Right now, they have an assortment of apples, sweet taters, and pumpkins. All of the products have been picked for you.....all you do is grab what ya want! We choose an assortment of Granny Smith, Yellow delicious, and Rome Apples (already had some Gala Apples). Also, you can find apples fixed different ways: dried apples, carmel apples, YumMy apple cider, & YuMmY frozen apple cider slushie. A gallon of apple cider doesn't last but a few days in the Barnett house, and of course we each had a frozen slushie for the ride home!~

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mountain Wood-land Fall Tablescape

I am joining Susan from BNOTP for Tablescape Thursday! Fall is in the air....leaves are beginning to season is in FULL swing.....cooler nights and shorter days! Fall decor is all over BLoGLaNd and in our dining room too! Sit down and stay away while we tour my fall tablescape!

China was a bargain find at a local antique store many years ago. Bought an entire box of these beauties with all kinds of accessories for 65 bucks! I have them displayed throughout my home plus I am able to use them in tablescapes! The pattern is Nasco Mountain Wood-land. The color scheme is perfect for fall!

I LoVe the butter dish nestled among some berries!

Would you like some oil and vinegar on your salad?

Please pass the salt and pepper......

I created the centerpiece a few years ago....I cut the top off of a pumpkin from Hobby Lobby, and I inserted some faux berries and wheat then tied some raffia for a bow.

Love turning pumpkins in different directions to add a little something....something to the arrangement....I think it adds alot of interest!

What I use and where I bought it.......

China: antique store, Nasco Mountain Wood-land

Chargers: Hobby Lobby

Placemats: Wal-Mart on clearance for 1 buck about 2 years ago

Runner: Burlap fabric from Hobby Lobby

Cake Stand: Christmas gift about 3 years ago from a dear friend

Hydrangeas: dried from my garden 15 years ago

Florals: Hobby Lobby all purchased during 1/2 sales

Pumpkins: Hobby Lobby all purchased during 1/2 or more sales

Bird tealight candleholders: Dollar Store purchased about 2 years ago