I will be the first to admit that I love fall and fall décor over any holiday or season but I have a tough time coming up with the motivation, time and money to come up with fall décor. I am so glad a group of blogging friends came up with a Fall Décor link up (see below to link up) as this was the perfect motivator for me to create a project I have had in mind for a month, and it was free to do, meaning I had all the materials on hand and the pumpkin was given to us from our neighbor who grows them. Today, I will be showing you my DIY letter G (for Garay) on a pumpkin decoration and my thoughts afterwards.
Newspaper or paper
Pencil (for outlining the letter)
Paint (I used black acrylic gloss paint as I had it on hand from previous DIY projects)
Stencil (even though I just sort of free handed it using this pin as a helpful tool)
Like I mentioned above I used this pin as a guide to create my G and I just free handed my outline of a G with a pencil.
Then I started painting in the G.
This project took less than 10 minutes and was super easy. I cannot wait to get some mums plants surrounding this bad boy. In the future I might paint a pumpkin white or gather whiter pumpkins and paint a G or monogrammed G and surround the pumpkin with littler pumpkins. I could also use a bigger pumpkin as this one was a pie pumpkin.
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Hello everyone! I hope your weekend went well. Ours was busy, first of all I attended my former high schools homecoming parade with my kids and siblings on Friday and the best parts as always was the candy and team spirit of all that come to it or are in it. Saturday I spent the day with my best friends in Radford celebrating my dear friend Katie and her baby boy Isaac soon to be born. Her shower was cute, and I just relished in her joy of welcoming new life soon, we then hung out afterwards for some much needed girl time. Where would I be without God given friends?! I am blessed!
I will share more about my friends and any outfit posts from the weekend in the near future, but let me talk about this outfit and link up party/blogger features for tomorrow.
Let’s talk about these lovely bangles! The gold pink set was a recent purchase of mine from my blogging friend Amber and her online jewelry shop called The Sparkle Exchange, these come in pink and purple and are only $5.99, and these came to me within 2 days later I believe. Not only are they adorable but affordable as well. (“I am a poet and just don’t know it”-as my hubby likes to say). The site includes all kinds of trendy and affordable jewelry pieces, and if you follow her blog here you will see her modeling most of her jewelry if you want to get a feel for it. Amber wanted me to let you know too that you can get 10% off your first purchase with the code FIRSTSPARKLE’ but that this discount ends at the end of this month so I encourage you to check her shop out here.
The purple set of bangles comes from my blogging friend Whitney from her online shop as well called Nics Picks. Whitney’s site is filled with vintage pieces, from jewelry, shoes and clothing. Whitney is passionate about styling others and is such a down to earth yet inspiring and motivational person. She is offering free shipping until the end of November-you cant beat that! Please visit her site and see what you might find here. You can visit her blog here.
This amazingly lovely leopard print scarf is one of two that I ordered offline with a giftcard from a shop called My Sisters Closet Boutique. This cute shop has EVERYTHING! shoes, boot cuffs, scarves, dresses, cardigans, shirts, jewelry, you name it. I believe it took me months to really figure out what I wanted because even though they have a Curvy section (I have curves, yep) I didn’t see anything that really would fit me or I was scared to order something hoping it would fit and it not. So I just went with scarves. I still have under $5 on my gift credit so we will see what I order next time.
Also tomorrow is my second link up to “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up. I will feature 5 bloggers from my first link up party. I had 23 link up, so thank you! Thank you! So grab the button below and link up, you may be one of 4 or 5 bloggers featured next time.
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Linking up today with:
Whitney with Personal Style Monday.
It feels sooooo good to be able to post an outfit post again. I am sorry I haven’t been showing off a bit ;) No really though life has just been busy, the babies have been sick, I guest co-hosted an Intentional Parenting link up with host Keri (read my posts here, here and here on how I was parenting intentionally) and participated in a ABC Scripture cards giveaway along with that (winner is Britt F.CONGRATULATIONS!)
The hubby and I had a date day on Saturday this past weekend eating locally and thrift shopping (Goodwill and Plato’s Closet, but we scored our actual buys at Plato’s Closet). I bought my leopard print flats there (Plato’s Closet) about a month ago and then scored the grey sweater tunic you see over the striped shirt on the clearance rack for $5 and even better- it is a Michael Michael Kors! YES NO FREAKIN WAY! If you have followed me for awhile you know MK is my favorite brand/designer. But I happened to pick this lovely tunic for how cute it was and didn’t know it was a MK till I tried it on and fell in love. The weather was just chilly enough to wear the sweater on top of my already worn grey and white striped shirt. Everything else I wore just brought it all together, and do you notice my mix of prints (striped, crazy scarf designs and leopard?) I just loved it.
Now for the reason of my post title if you have or haven’t been wondering. A for effort….well my hubby hurt his elbow pretty bad the night before (Friday) and so he had been in pain and on pain meds for most of Friday night and Saturday so before he took these photos he accidently hit that same elbow on the van doorway as he was getting out of the van at our house, as he was cringing and sounding out in pain he took the camera and shot what he could of me in these poses knowing that I had asked him all day to outfit shoot me and it was getting dark outside. So in his pain he was a sweetheart and showed me that he loved me, by getting these shots. YEP an A for effort baby!
Also these Kendra Scott earrings you see on me have another story on their own. I actually lost one of them this past week and called the optometrists office a few times, searched in an out of my van and in my yard and finally prayed about it and felt I needed to go back to the doctors office and search and lo and behold it was in the grass near the parking lot-God is good and A for effort on my part (and God’s of course).
How have you been? What things have you or should you receive an A on effort for?
Outfit details: Striped shirt: Merona (gift)//Tunic Sweater: Michael Michael Kors ($5 Platos Closet)//Scarf:gift//Pants:DKNY Jeans (old)//Flats:Plato’s Closet//Purse: Merona (old from Target)//Earrings:Kendra Scott (gift)
Linking up with:
Whitney with Personal Style Monday.