Spring Brunch Table with Kirkland’s

Spring Brunch Table with Kirkland’s

  Spring Brunch Table

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[This post contains sponsored links. The items featured and linked in this post were all provided by Kirklands; all opinions and reviews are my own.] 

      SIMPLE SPRING TABLE

Tablescapes are one of my favorite ways to be creative! With spring right around the corner, I wanted to create a tablescape that would be neutral, casual with a farmhouse touch.

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I already had most everything on hand like the dishes, table runner, crystal glassware, chargers and greenery. I picked out this beautiful  White & Mango Wood Cake Stand  from Kirkland’s. I wanted to use it as my centerpiece for my Spring Table Brunch. With a cake stand, I feel that it is versatile from serving foods to adding a candle or a plant!

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The next item I chose from Kirklands for my  tablescape was their beautiful Charcoal Plaid Napkins  . The napkins add a simple touch of charm and  complete Spring Table Brunch.

LET’S GET STARTED ON CREATING THE TABLESCAPE! HERE’S HOW:

I like to add my table runner first, then begin layering with my chargers, adding in a dinner plate and lastly, the smaller bunny plates. I also added the crystal glassware that was a gift from my mother. On top of the layered plates, I added the Charcoal Plaid Napkins from Kirklands.

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Now it’s time to add some height to the tablescape. I began with the White & Mango Wood Cake  from Kirklands. I decided to add a faux fern in a planter for even more height. Next, I grabbed a couple of my vintage & mason jars, along with a couple smaller new mason jars. I added fresh baby’s breath flowers to those jars for an added element of height as well! One thing I love about creating a tablescape is using all the greenery! I love adding frosted eucalyptus while mixing in a few cut pieces of lambs ear.

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These decorating ideas are sure to create a neutral and bright table for spring! I enjoyed sharing these tips with you, as well as the pieces I found at Kirklands to create this look. If you have any questions about creating this look, please let me know!

❤️-Shae

 

Valentine Hearts Ribbon Garland

Valentine Hearts Ribbon Garland

Today, I’ve been invited to team up with my friend Terrie from Decorate & More with Tip and several of our blogging buddies to bring our readers inspiration with “hearts”. I knew exactly what I wanted to do when Terrie invited me to this challenge!

Guess what I took out of my craft closet? My painters canvas drop cloth, of course!  I always have one on hand from previous projects from curtains to pillows! I decided to make a canvas drop cloth “ribbon” garland with hearts!

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First things first..I made a heart template by hand drawing a heart on a piece of copy paper. Then I placed my heart template onto the canvas drop cloth canvas and traced the heart template with a pencil onto my canvas drop cloth.

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I decided to make 7 hearts, so I needed 14 in total, with each heart being 4 inches in size. I planned to stuff my hearts with tissue paper to give them more of a fuller look and to help them stand out more on the garland.

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Next, I sewed around the edges of two of the hearts, leaving a 1/4 inch from the edge. I also left enough of a section unsewed (open) so that I could stuff with tissue paper. After stuffing with just the right amount of tissue paper, I placed the heart back onto my sewing machine and sewed up the remaining edge.

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After finishing all of my hearts, I moved on to the “ribbon”. I used some twine that I already had on hand. You can find it at Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby or any craft store.

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For the ribbon, I decided to do 21 inches in length and 2.5 inches in width. To make the ribbon, measure the size you want to use and cut a small slit at the top of your canvas for the starting length and rip down to the desired length. Measure and do the same for the width. The amount of ribbons that you will need will depend on the size of your ribbon and the length of your garland. My garland is 58 inches and I have around 40 ribbons.

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To tie your ribbon onto your jute twine- I am going to show you in a series of photos, how I tie my ribbon onto the twine. Hold your ribbon and loop it around a couple of your fingers. Now, flip your ribbon upside down, as you bring it up to your twine.

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Take the loop section of your ribbon and hold with one hand then pull the ends into the loop.

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This is the ends pulled through the loop.

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Then pull tightly to secure your ribbon’s knot.

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Now, go and do this several more times until you’ve completed your garland! I did this 40 times!

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For the hearts, I just did one small tack of hot glue and sort-of evenly spaced them. By evenly spacing them, what I actually mean is what looked best via my eye!

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You could style your garland on your mantel, on a wall in you living room, the possibilities are endless when it comes to using this garland! You could even add colored ribbons in to go with the changing seasons!

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I chose to style my garland on our little girls kitchen set! The girls and I had a fun afternoon of making handmade Valentine’s cards! We even had tea with their dolls too! I hope ya’ll enjoy our blog hop and hop on over to visit the other ladies to see what they’ve come up with for our “heart” challenge!

Love, Shae

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Bluesky at Home
https://blueskyathome.com/4-red-and-white-diy-valentine-heart-decorations

 

The House House
https://www.thehousehouse.com/diy/february-diy-challenge-hearts/

 

CD Country Living
https://cdscountryliving.com/three-sweet-and-super-easy-diy-heart-shaped-wreaths/

 

Barn House Mess
https://barnhousemess.wordpress.com/?p=913

 

Sweet Southern Grace Blog
https://sweetsoutherngrace.blog/2020/02/04/valentine-hearts-ribbon-garland

Through A Vintage Door
https://throughavintagedoor.com/valentines-diy-challenge/

 

DIY Vibes
https://diyvibes.net/diy-valentines-day-heart-sign/

Paula Campbell 4
http://paulacampbell4.wpengine.com/?p=60

 

Back Yard Adventures Cedar Play Set

Back Yard Adventures Cedar Play Set

Hey friends! I always like to have total transparency! This blog post includes an affiliate link and we collaborated with a local company, Backyard Adventures on a Adventure Outlook 1 Cedar Play Set. My opinions are always my own and I would never share anything with y’all that I don’t truly love. Thank you for your support friends!

Do your kids prefer to be watching tv or playing on a tablet? Give your kids a reason to play outside with a new cedar play set from  Backyard Adventures !!!

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If you give your kids a reason to be outside, chances are they will gradually change their minds! One of the best ways to do so is to build a quality play set in your backyard. Where quality is concerned, we wanted to go with a wooden play set, since they last longer than their metal or plastic counterpart.

We chose the  Adventure Outlook 1  for our family for several reasons. We loved that it was under $2k, plus it had all the amenities that we were looking for in a play set, like the fort structure, that has a 5 foot high deck with over 20 square foot of play space!

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There is also an option to add a wood roof, 3 position 8 foot swing beam, 2-belt swings, trapeze bar, 5 foot rock wall, picnic table and wave slide! We also added a steering wheel and a binoculars.

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The options are endless, as you can custom design your own play set! All play sets include a 10-year warranty on all wood, metal and hardware components. The Treehouse/Peak series are a lifetime warranty. All slides and swings are a 5 year warranty.

Seriously, you can’t beat that! Jeff Beabout and his team are extremely diligent in the whole process from start to finish. They want to make sure you are getting the right play set for your family’s needs and they will even send out their team to assemble the play set! At one year, they call you to schedule maintenance of your play set and will tighten any bolts, replace any if needed, pressure wash, sand and stain the wood. Hands down, this has been one of the best companies we have ever worked with and are so blessed to be apart of the Backyard Adventures family!

We have had our play set for a few weeks now and not a day goes by that our youngest two daughters have not asked to play on it! That is even in the freezing cold and the rain! I think this makes the most perfect Christmas gift! Plus, the picnic table is the perfect spot for a “real” sweet tea party! Our Elf, “Snowflake” even came for tea too!

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Give Jeff a call today to talk with him about a new play set for your family, at (205) 229-0592 or head see a few play sets onsite at 3165 Cahaba Valley Road in Indian Springs, AL or 7635 Highway 72 West in Madison, AL.

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If you mention Sweet_Southern_Grace to Backyard Adventures, they will give you $100 off your play set!!!

Love-Shae

Creative Thursday’s-Pumpkin Roll

Creative Thursday’s-Pumpkin Roll

I can’t believe October Creative Thursday is already here! EmilyTara and I enjoy hosting this challenge and this month’s challenge is a Fall Themed Dessert. I knew exactly what I wanted to bake! I have never made a Pumpkin Roll cake before but I remember how yummy it tasted, so I thought I may try my hand at this cake! I will admit that I was quite intimated to make this cake but I think it turned out pretty good!

Ingredients

-3/4 c all purpose unbleached flour

-1 tsp baking soda

-1 tsp ground cinnamon

-1/4 tsp Himalayan salt

-1 c cane sugar

-3 eggs

-2/3 c canned pumpkin

-1 tsp vanilla

Filling

-8 oz cream cheese, softened

-2 tbsp. butter, softened

-1 tsp vanilla

-1 c powdered sugar, plus more for dusting

1-Preheat oven to 350. Line jelly roll pan with parchment paper & lightly grease.

2-In large bowl, mix flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon. In separate bowl, mix eggs, pumpkin and vanilla until smooth.

3-Add dry ingredients to bowl and stir until just combined.

4-Spread batter as evenly as possible into pan.

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5-Bake for 12-15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

6-Immediately lift parchment paper and hot cake from pan onto flat, heat safe surface.

7-While cake is hot, start rolling at short ends, gently, while cake is still in parchment paper, all the way up.

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Allow to cool completely on wire rack.

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8-While cake is cooling, mix cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla with mixer until fluffy and smooth.

9-When cake is completely cooled, unroll it very carefully. Gently smooth the filling in an even layer over the cake.

10-Roll the cake up without the parchment paper.

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Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate one hour.

11-Dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar.

12-Store in fridge up to two days.

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The pumpkin roll turned out so good! It was tasty! What do y’all think? I hope y’all yall hop on over and check out all of my friends fall desserts as well!

❤️-Shae

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https://lecultivateur.com/2019/10/17/Creative-Thursday-pumpkin-cupcakes/

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https://stilettosandshiplap.com/creative-thursday:-cinnamon-apple-crumb-cake/3858/

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https://thisfulllife5.com/2019/10/17/pumpkin-bars/

It’s All About The Fall Vibes-Fall Home Tour 2019

It’s All About The Fall Vibes-Fall Home Tour 2019

Hey y’all! Come on in! Yes, it’s still in the upper 90’s here but that hasn’t stopped this gal from decorating my home for fall! After you’ve seen my fall home tour, you’re in for a treat because I am linking up with a few other bloggers this week that are also inviting you into their homes to see their fall décor!

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Welcome to our home! Pull up a chair and I’ll fix you a cup of warm apple cider, but we will leave the air conditioning on. This year, I based all of my color scheme on my pumpkin patch sign! I wanted warm fall tones! My Pumpkin Patch Sign was made by my husband and I, last year and it also doubles as a Christmas sign on the back side. The frames behind the Pumpkin Patch sign are some frames I have had from over the years and I just chalk painted them! I added green eucalyptus and warm fall tones of birch sprays, both from Hobby Lobby. They were purchased when 50% off! The two chairs were purchased from Amazon, a couple years ago. I think they were $50 each. The pillows are from my sectional. The blanket was purchased from TJ Maxx, this year for $15. The pumpkins are a mix of real and faux from Trader Joe’s and Hobby Lobby. The planters I have had for 15 plus years. I spray painted them back in the spring to refresh them! I bought the mums for under $5 at Wal-Mart.

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Our farmhouse style tv cabinet was designed & built by my husband and I. The wheat grass wreath above was made by me. I purchased the grapevine wreath at a local thrift store for a couple dollars. I bought all the wheat grass from Hobby Lobby and Micheal’s, all for 50% off. If you happen to live near wheat grass fields, you could ask the farmer for any scraps and you could basically make yours for free! My wreath is quite large and cost around $60 to make. Still much cheaper than you can buy in the store for the size that I needed! Warm fall toned birch sprays are from Hobby Lobby for under $10 for 4 sets.

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I am loving the warm fall vibes this year! Can you tell? For my tablescape, I chose to use my dough bowl that my husband made from a salvaged log that he found on the side of the road! Again, I used warm fall toned birch leaves & pumpkins from Hobby Lobby. I also added a couple acorn sprays that I cut and made into several sprays from just one! They were $1.49 from Hobby Lobby this year. I also used my Leaf Plates from Pottery Barn, White Linen Salad Plates from the Pioneer Woman Collection & the crystal glasses were from my Mother. You can read all about my fall tablescape and links on where to purchase here.

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Our farmhouse dining room table & light fixture was designed and built by my husband and I. I also made the drop cloth curtains. Super cheap to make at $16 for both curtain panels. My rug is from my fav rug company, Well Woven Rugs.

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In our recently renovated kitchen (under $500), blog coming soon, I made a fall floral arrangement. I bought the crock from an estate sale for $5 and used the fall birch sprays and other greenery, plus pumpkins, that I already had on hand. All from Hobby Lobby. You can read all about how I styled the fall floral arrangement here .

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I decided it would be fun to style my youngest two daughters kitchen set for fall as well! What a fun morning we had with an impromptu tea party at 7:45 am! I used all the same goodies from Hobby Lobby! Drop Cloth curtains were made by me for three sets, it was around $9.00!

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I also decorated my white chalk painted piano with those fall birch leaves and pumpkins! I really do love the color vibe they give off in my home!!

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I even added a few pumpkins in our master bedroom along with those acorn sprays & amber jar bottles. The amber jar bottles were purchased from Whole Foods for a few dollars. I also added a funny letter board. Lamp is from Hobby Lobby at 50% and it was $43.

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I even added a few touches of fall to our half bath. Of course I added the warm fall toned birch sprays, along with a few fabric pumpkins that I made! You can see how I made my fabric pumpkins, all for under $10 here. The green market sign was purchased from Target’s Dollar section at half off for just fifty cents! The amber bottles & antique books were purchased from an estate sale and my fav local antique shop for a few dollars. The mirror and shelves were also designed and built by my husband and I. We also recently renovated our half bath and all for just under $200. You can read that post here .

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I added the same pumpkins, birch sprays & acorn sprays to my smaller dough bowl. The fresh soap bathroom sign was designed and built by my husband and I.

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Lastly is my outdoor tablescape. We love eating outside when the weather is cooler! We are finally expecting cooler temps here next week! It is so nice to sit outside and enjoy a meal with our family!

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I hope y’all have enjoyed my Fall Home Tour and I hope I have inspired you to decorate your home on a budget! Please take a moment and read my friends fall home tour! I know you will enjoy it and find that fall inspiration you are looking for!

Love~Shae

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https://lecultivateur.com/2019/10/07/its-all-about-the-fall-vibes-fall-home-tour-2019/

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It’s All About The Fall Vibes: Fall Home Tour 2019

Fall Floral Arrangement

Fall Floral Arrangement

Today I am excited to share a new monthly challenge with y’all! Recently, Tara from Stilettos And Shiplap , Emily from LeCultivateur and I came up with a idea for a new monthly challenge which will consist of something a little different each month! This month we will be creating  a Fall Floral Arrangement and the rules were simple. Use a container we already owned, fall florals were a must and keep it budget friendly under $15. Ok, challenge accepted. Now, I must admit that it is definitely a challenge for me. I am definitely floral arrangement challenged, but I am always up for a challenge for my creative mind. Think outside the box. Mind you, my car is in the shop, so I will need to use everything I already have on hand or natural elements from outside. Shouldn’t  be to hard, right? If you are a blogger and would like to join us, please email one of the hosts!

I wanted to start with a vintage crock that I found at an estate sale for $5, last fall. That would be my container.

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I originally thought I would use some clippings from my butterfly bush outside, along with some flowers from Trader Joe’s, that I already had on hand. My husband buys me flowers from Trader Joe’s, a couple times a month, so we always have fresh arrangements on hand.

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I went outside to cut a few stems off the beautiful butterfly bush! It has grown so much this year alone! There were so many butterflies as well! If you look closely, you can spot a few of the orange and black Monarch butterflies.

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I just love the flowers from the butterfly bush! So beautiful and vibrant! Now to start filling the crock!

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I rearranged the floral arrangement, three times before I decided it was not going to work. Scratch that idea.

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I decided to bring out all of my fall colored eucalyptus, pumpkins, candlesticks, acorn sprigs and a few pieces of greenery. I began to arrange them in the crock. Finally it felt like it was coming together. Styled our candlesticks that my husband and i made from a vintage bed post, along with my pumpkins from Hobby Lobby. I love adding the wood farmhouse beads too! I am definitely no professional but I did enjoy challenging myself with this fall floral arrangement! Best thing is that I made it for free because I already had everything on hand for this fall arrangement. Had I went out and purchased the fall florals, I would have only spent $10!

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Have you made a fall floral arrangement? I would love for you to check out my friends to see their stunning fall floral arrangements!

❤️-Shae

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https://stilettosandshiplap.com/creative-thursday:-are-you-faux-real?/3538/ (Co-Host)

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https://lecultivateur.com/2019/09/26/creative-thursday-its-all-faux/  (Co-Host)

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https://www.thahousehouse.com/creative-thursdays/fall-flower-arrangement

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https://barnhousemess.wordpress.com/2019/09/25/fall-floral-arrangement