Inexpensive Fall Centerpiece

Using apples to create an inexpensive fall centerpiece in addition to other cheap, quick and easy DIY fall home decor ideas.

It’s the 4th Friday of the month and you know what that means!  It’s Farmhouse Friday!

This month’s theme du jour (or whatever is French for the word month) is APPLES.

OK, I just Googled how to say “month” in French and it turns out to be “mois” which is way too close to the word moist. I don’t know about you, but the word moist totally skeeves me out. Shudder.

Back to un-moist apples. Love them. Love to eat them. Love to use them in my fall decor.

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Win 2 FREE early-bird 3 day weekend passes to the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio - September 18, 19, 20, 2015.

Country Living Fair Ticket Giveaway

The good people at Country Living Magazine and Stella Shows have given me two (2) FREE Early-Bird 3 Day Weekend Passes to the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio - September 18-19-20, 2015 to give away to one of my wonderful readers!!! This is a ...

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Broken arm

Broken Bones And Other Fun Things

Way back when I was 13 years old I got invited to my very first boy girl party. I was so over the moon excited and could not wait. Now at the time I had no idea what boys and girls did together at parties, but I did know it sounded so exciting. And ...

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A back to school theme is the perfect way to bridge the gap between summer and fall home decor. When it seems like it is just too soon for pumpkins or owls!

The Early Fall Home Decor Dilemma

Once the kids start going back to school around here, I start getting an itch to get the fall decor out. But it really is a wee bit early for the pumpkins and owls to be making an appearance, so I decided to go with a back to school theme. This ...

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Follow along on the World's Longest Yard Sale aka the 127 Yard Sale and see what we found. Including a yard sale makeover with Krylon paint.

The World’s Longest Yard Sale – 127 Yard Sale

You guys, I went to the World's Longest Yard Sale this weekend!!! I'm so excited that I FINALLY got to go.  Sort of. I started off Saturday at 11:00am.  Screech . . . Yes, I not only was starting out a good two HOURS after the sales started, ...

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Vintage vignette with a Brownie Bull's-Eye Camera, old wooden drawer, feathers, vintage bird print and jadeite Walker's Honey Whip jar.

Y’all Made Me Cry

Can I say y'all if I'm not from the South?  Well, either way, I'm going to.  Y'all made me cry, but I'll get to that in a moment. Because, drum roll please . . . the results of the 1st official House Of Hawthornes survey are in. I won't put you ...

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Lazy Girl’s Guide To Drying Hydrangeas

You all know how much I love my hydrangeas. And part of the reason I love them is that they are the gift that keeps on giving. All year long. Pretty on the bush. Pretty off the bush. Pretty all shriveled up and dried out (if only people ...

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It’s Survey Time!

Hi there! It's summer. I'm bored. So I figured it's as good a time as any to get a survey of what my people readers want from House Of Hawthornes. I want to give you what you want, but what I think you want .  .  . may not be what you actually ...

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A 30 minute Blueberry Crostata Recipe. Also known as galette, rustic pie or rustic tart, it is perfect for new bakers You can't go wrong with this one.

Blueberry Crostata Recipe

Whatever you call it  . . .  crostata, galette, rustic pie or rustic tart. Just don't call me late for dinner. These types of pies are all the rage right now, but did you know I invented this type of pie? Way back in 1960-something? ...

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