I’ve got a couple of cool finds I want to show along with some pretty Fall pictures (just in case you haven’t overdosed on them yet) but first I want to tell you about a small change I made to the blog recently that I’m pretty excited about. But before YOU get too excited, it’s not really a big deal. It just is to me because, well, I’m tech challenged. So what most of you may take for granted when it comes to doing things on your blog, I struggle with
I’ve been wanting a drop down navigation bar that leads to thumbnails for different categories. Go ahead and put your cursor on ‘Categories’ up above and you’ll see what I mean. I was trying to achieve this without a plug in, but that meant I needed to add code. After spending hours and hours adding the codes and getting things up and running, I really wasn’t happy with the results. I couldn’t figure out how to add a description under the thumbnail of what the post was about and I thought that was important. So I asked a couple of people that are knowledgeable but what they told me didn’t work, but I finally figured it out and was able to get things lined up and looking pretty good.
But…the code seemed to be very temperamental. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn’t, and it made my head hurt just looking at it. So I gave in and added a plug in. Of course, this meant I had to add everything all over again and delete all the previous pages, but it wasn’t nearly as time consuming as adding the code.
So now you can see most of my projects, recipes, etc. in one easy to find place.
See, I told you it wasn’t such a huge deal, but I’m loving it!
Now back to our regularly scheduled program…
I can’t seem to get enough of this season, and judging from all the blog posts I’ve come across, neither can most of you. It seems to be almost everyone’s favorite season, especially if you’re lucky enough to live in an area that celebrates Fall with gorgeous colors and beautiful, crisp weather.
I took a quick walk and took some pictures of the lake by the cabin and clipped some branches for some instant, easy color. This vase was a simple glass vase that I wrapped in some twine, giving it instant texture. It’s a little time consuming to do, but easy.
Do you see that house on the left? It’s for sale in case you’re interested in joining us in this lovely area.
This ‘art’ piece, which sits above our mantel, was an inexpensive diy project we did using foam insulation as backing. If we had purchased the ‘real’ art version, it would have cost about six hundred dollars as opposed to less than $175.00, all materials included. You can go here for the ‘how to’.
Here’s my first find. A cheese box for $5.00. I’m using it to hold some magazines for now. We’ll see where it ends up next.
This was a true find for only $10.00. These types of pieces are so versatile. I’ve seen them housing mason jars, plants, flowers…you’re limited only by your imagination.
When I see a piece with this much patina, I always imagine where it might have come from, who owned it, how did they live, are they still alive. Is that weird or do you do that too?
These orbs that I purchased at Pier I a few months ago have also proven to be super versatile. I’ve used them on the dining table, the mantel and now here, on this cocktail table I scored for $5.00 a few years ago.
I love finding unexpected treasures. I wasn’t out looking for them on this particular day, but they were waiting for me.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.