Friday, August 17, 2012

Framed Fall Wreath

Is it Fall yet??

I think the older I get, the more I love Fall. It has also been the hottest Summer ever, so that may be why I am longing for cooler weather. I am so excited for not just the cool, crisp air, but also the Fall colors, Fall decor, Fall scents (I just stocked up on my favorite, Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin candles & soaps, this past weekend!), and- most importantly- football season. :)

We had an eventful, but exciting, week last week. My Zach had Lasik eye surgery last Thursday. He went for his pre-op exam that Tuesday, and they were able to book his surgery for Thursday. He took it! He was a nervous wreck (as I know I would have been even worse), but he made it through like a champ! Not gonna' lie, the night of, it was a little rough. Obviously, the med dosage they gave him was not enough (he's a big guy, you know), so it took him a long time to go to sleep. When he finally did, he slept through the entire night, and awoke the next morning to great eyesight!

He told me that next morning that he could now see better with his own eyes than he did before with his glasses. Praise the Lord!! I am so thankful that he had the opportunity to have the surgery- he has talked about it for years!! He can now look at me with his own big, handsome brown eyes- no glasses or contacts needed anymore. I'm so proud of him for going through with the surgery,
and I'm so glad it was worth it!

Now, enough mushy stuff... :)

...So, I committed a cardinal sin and set out my Autumn decor this week. (Zach just had to get over it.) I know it's August, but I couldn't wait any longer. It saddens me every time I have to pack away my Fall stuff, because it never stays out long enough. (Well, that and the fact that it means Christmas stuff will be replacing it, and it takes me forever to put out all of my Christmas stuff.) Either way, poor little Autumn only gets a couple of months, and then it gives way to Christmas. (And in some households, there isn't a Fall at all- just a big blob of Christmas stuff smack dab
at the beginning of November.)

I did a little Fall-ish project while Zach was away one night, and I'm really happy with it. I just used things I already had around the house too, which makes it even better!

This was what our computer desk area in our living room
looked like before...

I love the Noah's Ark print, but I was wanting a change.

Zach's mom had given us this beautiful frame a while back, and ever since, I have been dying to use it somewhere, so I just placed it here to begin with...and loved it! But of course, it needed a little pop of something else...

I had bought this wreath last week at the thrift store for $4. I mainly wanted it just for the wreath form itself.
It was in perfect condish!

I took all the florals off of the wreath (and like a good thrifter, I'm keeping those for future use). I just attached the wreath
to the frame...

...and the wreath already had a handy hook attached, so it made that part easy...

I had this really pretty red peony wrap that I once used, but it's been housed in the guest room for a while (sadly). I took it, wrapped it around the wreath, and voila!...

I like having a little change in the house, and the pop of red on the bare brown wreath just looks like Fall to me.

As mentioned earlier, I did set out more Fall decor this week. I used a lot of what I had last year around the rest of the house...

I also hung up my dollar store leaf wreaths from last year...

I was in a crafty little mood back then, wasn't I? Never fear- I have some things lined up for this Fall too...thank you, Pinterest.

I also couldn't forget my pumpkins on my thrift store candlesticks, used last year also...

I will post soon a project that's been a few months in the making. Total time on the project really only took up a couple hours, not including paint drying time. I'm excited about it!

Hope you all have a great weekend! I will be doing housework for the most part, and hopefully squeezing in a few more crafts. Our trio is also singing again on Sunday, along with three baptisms,
so I am looking forward to that! God is good!


  1. Cute wreath! I like the little pumpkins, too.

  2. Great decorations! We're ready for fall too! We're having a Countdown to Fall link party and would love if you linked up! Congrats on your husbands surgery being a success! Have a great week!

  3. Very pretty! I can't believe fall is just around the corner.

  4. I'm with ya, it's been way to hot, and I also can't wait for summer to be over and cooler weather here. Great decorations, that look great! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  5. Lovely autumnal decor!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success


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