Wednesday, August 31, 2011

It's The Great "Stylish" Pumpkin

Nothing says fall like pumpkins. Gone are the days of being limited to the traditional jack-o-lantern. Decorating with pumpkins has truly become an art. You can create so many unique looks.

Pottery Barn's fall decorating always creates a very warm feeling. I am smitten with this display in Pottery Barn. It's eclectic, warm, and incredibly stylish. I love the pairing of the shiny metallics with the warm, natural elements!

Pottery Barn used the following pumpkins to create the display:

Woven Rattan Pumpkins

Whitewashed Wood Pumpkins

Champagne Mercury Glass Pumpkins

Antique Mercury Glass Pumpkins


To create a more child-oriented display, they took the rattan and wood pumpkins and created the following display:

Martha Stewart's pumpkins are always so cute....

Porcupine Pumpkins

Leaf Carved Pumpkin Lanterns

Vine-and-Leaf Carved Pumpkin

Carrot Nose Jack-O-Lanterns
click here for the tutorial

Some more creative decorating ideas:

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

To My Sweet Baby Boy....Happy One Year

To my sweet baby boy,

There are no words that can describe how much happiness you have brought into my life. When the doctors put you on my chest one year ago, I was overwhelmed with how much I loved you. I feel so lucky that I get to be your mommy and that I get to watch you grow every day. I love hearing you try to say words and I love seeing the world through your eyes...I guess the garbage trucks are pretty cool. We had so much fun learning "life" together this learning about the world, me learning about what it feels like to have an entirely new meaning to my life. I can't wait for all the things that lie ahead of us. I love you, buddy!