Happy Sunday! I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend! The month of January can definitely be a cold and gloomy time, but I have found that it is the best time to get refocused and re-inspired! Lately, I’ve been getting a little crafty. When I took down my Christmas wreath, I didn’t want to leave the door bare. No, I couldn’t do that. So, I went to my craft stash, grabbed the glue gun and went to work. I made a new door wreath in less than an hour. What do you think of it? I know, it may not be Martha Stewart quality, but it’s my creation. Isn’t that what discovering my creative side is all about?
Now it’s your turn. Do you have some crafty or d.i.y. projects waiting for you to conquer? What are they?
Time for Fall! I’ts my favorite time of the year. Even though it’s still warm here in the desert, I felt that urge to pull out all the fall decor and put away the summer blue coastal decor. After all it was the last day of summer and while we were preparing for Sukkot, it just made sense. What a fun project! Plus it’s all on a budget. Yes!
I never unpacked my Fall decor box since our move, so it was easy to find.
Do any of you have a box like this? Well I’m sort of organized. So it’s not in a nice clear tub, oh well!
Oops! I labled it “Thanksgiving”. Ha ha, the things you’ll do when you are packing.
How to Decorate a Baker’s Rack for Fall?
I first started with my bakers rack in our kitchen/dining area. This is one of my oldest pieces of furniture we bought when we were first married. This piece has been used for various things and in many rooms. It’s so adaptable and since I don’t have a china cabinet, it’s my special piece that gets to be all decked out for the seasons.
Now, I love victorian decor with a little bit of French country, modern trend and some retro 50’s in there. It’s fun to mix it all in. So here we go!
I have pottery dishes that my sweet Grandmother gave me when I was a little girl. I’ve kept them and they always look so pretty with fall decor, special tea cups, I’d say!
Now on to the table scheme. I love adding orange, green and earthy colors.
I created this with some beans at base. That’s it. Very earthy, I might say. Simple it is. And we must not forget our candles!
Deck the Mirrors
Adding a pretty fall piece to any mirror hanging in your home gives it that Victorian holiday flair.
Apple Pear Cinnamon Delight
Want a yummy fall treat for the family? This is great mixed in hot oatmeal or just as a side dish. Here’s an easy peasy fun treat you could make in your sleep!
Apple Pear Cinnamon Delight RECIPE:
1 TBSP cinnamon
2 TBSP of lemon or lime juice
1 TBSP powdered sugar
Chop up fruit. Combine in bowl. Drizzle lime/lemon juice over top.
Sprinkle Cinnamon and powdered sugar.
Mix before serving.
I hope you were inspired by my Fall ideas!
These are just a few ideas for you to get started and to use what you already have in your own home. It pays to keep all of the seasonal items together and organized by colors. I enjoy seeing how others decorate their home for Fall too. Here are some links for more fall inspiration.
Autumn Home Decorating Ideas:
Here at the little Pink casa, we are so ready for Autumn. Now, just got to get my fall wreath on the door. 🙂
Have you started decorating for Fall yet?
Which one of my fall ideas was your favorite?
Are you going to use my FREE Fall in Love printable?
Blessings and Shalom,
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Ooh La la. . .
Do you have a little girl who loves to play dress-up? Here is a easy and affordable way to create a dress-up area for your little Princess.
Supplies you will need:
- We used the hooks to hang up the dresses and tea party hats.
- We placed her dress up heels and gloves in the accessories organizer box at bottom.
- I finished it by adding scrapbook paper inside picture frame.
- I wrote “dress-up” directly on the frame with dry erase marker and added a cute princess photo and some of Hadara’s favorite things to the shelf.
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Plan the Party
The party was held outside in our community playground across the street from our home. It had a great ramada and covered playground.
Decorations on a Budget
I also found some clip art online which I printed up as signs, framed it and taped records to frame also.
Use What You Got
Glass malt glasses made great candy holders for pixie sticks candies and for dips.
Utilizing as many things over and over again, but packaged differently saves $$$$!
Poodle Skirt Costume
I found a great tutorial for the poodle skirt that was very simple to make. It gave a poodle template, but I found my iron on poodle appliqués at Joanne’s. I added sequin ribbon and that was it!
My mom had a few retro tags left from her sewing archives that I thought was appropriate to sew on skirt, so cute! I had extra material left over and they were perfect circles, so I created records from them. Used them to decorate my cake table.
Poodle Skirt 50’s Barbie Cake
I made the cake using the video tutorial from Betty Crocker princess cake, but modified mine to become a poodle skirt 50’s girl. I used a barbie and put her hair up in a pony tail. I used a mini appliqué poodle from Joanne’s for the cake. The cake did take me 5 hours. What?!! I know, I know. . . of course, I decided to bake my first decorated cake ever the night before party which = no sleep.
Ice Cream Cupcakes
I couldn’t stop with just a cake, no way! So the kiddies at the party got ice-cream cone cupcakes with frosting and sprinkles. Those were fun to make and the kids loved eating those! I found a great way to make my cupcake holders which helped me transport them across the street to our community playground which is where the party took place. I decorated them with the left over musical foam stickers I had found at the dollar store.
Rock Around The Clock
Music was the key that made this party rock! All of our games were musically involved. So I had created 3 playlists with songs only from the 1950’s. It was surprising to see how many songs I thought were from the 50’s that were really 60’s songs so I cut those out.
I learned some musical history doing this project, cool bonus.
Birthday party playlist
Dance Contest Playlist
Girls Birthday Songs playlist
We had a American Band Stand lip sync contest and used giant blow up microphones from Party City. The kids’s had a blast! We also had a Juke box piñata because you got to have candy at a kid’s party right?
The hula hoop contest was classic!
Can’t go wrong with the blowing bubble gum bubbles contest and the dance “Twist” contest!
Look at those dancing sock hoppers and greasers!!
Elvis was there!! (scream) ahhhhhhh! The things Dads will do for their little birthday girls! Hadara was so cute standing there as Ruben sang, “I can’t help falling in love with you”! Seriously, I’m putting this pic in her wedding video.
Nostalgia– oh yah!
I have to end on this note. . . my parents all decked out . . . well it is their generation after all! They rocked the Look and rocked around the clock!
It doesn’t get any better than this folks!
It’s still hard to believe my hubby and I whipped this 50’s party up all in 2 weeks and spent less than $65 on this party! We had a joyful time celebrating Hadara’s 7th birthday. Isn’t it all about making sweet memories with family and friends anyway?
I hope this post helped you plan your 1950’s party!
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Do you ever get in those weird creative moods where you just itch to do some DIY?
Well this project has inch written all over it. I had a old gold cheap dollar store frame that was a very odd size. I couldn’t put a 3×5 or a 5×7 or any other size inside it without it looking awkward.
I had just bought some pretty turquoise paint and wanted to see this color splashed all around my family room to help accent my summer coastal chic decor.
So. . . . . this is what the project ended up to be. A new paint color, old frame and dollar store sea shells and a little ribbon for hanging!
I first started to paint the frame, couldn’t wait! I used a cosmetic sponge to create that vintage look.