Tag Archives: Fall

How I [Almost] Skipped Fall

How I [Almost] Skipped Fall

I think I missed a season…. The weather has been so warm, here in Houston, Texas that it didn’t feel like fall. At all. I was waiting for the temperatures to cool down to take out my fall décor and to make a pumpkin craft or two, but I guess this isn’t going to happen!… Continue Reading

Apple Walnut Cake

Apple Walnut Cake

If there is only one cake you will bake this season, this has to be the one! Classic and simple, but filled with the flavors of fall; moist and soft from the apples; rich and nutty from the walnuts; with a sweet but a little crispier, crumble-style top.  Is there anything more that you could want with a… Continue Reading

The Perfect Vase Filler For Fall:  Acorn Bullets

The Perfect Vase Filler For Fall: Acorn Bullets

If you ever come across this variety of long and pointy acorns, make sure to pick as many as you can!  Their shape is so different than the round acorns we’re used to seeing, their texture is smooth and shiny and their color is a beautiful blend of thin light and dark brown stripes. They… Continue Reading

A Decorative Pumpkin For Every Room

A Decorative Pumpkin For Every Room

It’s pumpkin season again – my favorite time of the year! Just as I do year round, I will bring a little piece of the season inside the house. It’s usually the family room that gets most of my decorative attention, since it’s where we spend a great part of the day. The pedestal table by the main entrance is also… Continue Reading

Making a Pinecone Topiary

Making a Pinecone Topiary

This pinecone topiary is created from natural pinecone scales and is entirely hand made from top to bottom! All the pine cones used for this project were collected from around the neighborhood, then washed and dried. Every single scale was detached from the pinecone and then placed onto a base that I also made from scratch. My new oversize pinecone sits on… Continue Reading

Make An Impressive Fall Centerpiece!

Make An Impressive Fall Centerpiece!

To me, fall decoration is mostly about making my home cozy, warm, and inviting. Adding some decor elements is of course part of that process. Rather than having multiple displays around the house, as I do for Christmas and Easter, I’d rather do one  grand centerpiece in a central part of the house.  Last year, I filled an oversized basket… Continue Reading

DIY Moss Covered Pumpkins

DIY Moss Covered Pumpkins

These cute little pumpkins of mine are one of a kind! They’re entirely covered with moss and look absolutely natural. A few twine strips run from top to bottom to form the ridges that give them a clear pumpkin shape. You can mix them with some natural pumpkins in a basket to give a rustic feel. Alternatively, combine them with… Continue Reading

Crunchy & Festive Fall Salad

Crunchy & Festive Fall Salad

If you would like a salad to go with all the flavors and colors of this time of year, this is the one to try! The crunchy and refreshing ingredients will compliment any meat or fish and even your Thanksgiving turkey. Thinly sliced green cabbage and apple, combined with carrots and pomegranate seeds, and finally… Continue Reading

A Magnolia Story

A Magnolia Story

Two days ago, as I was getting into my car from the super market, I noticed a small branch of magnolia lying by the car door. Any other normal person would have just left it there, or most probably not even noticed it, but I picked it up, and even looked around to make sure… Continue Reading

Autumn, Welcome!

Autumn, Welcome!

Yesterday was the first day of Fall. To me, fall has a very special meaning.  Although January 1st is the official first day of the year, in my mind fall has always symbolized the end of one period and the beginning of another. As a kid, it was the time to go back to school… Continue Reading