Monday, October 20, 2014

My Fall Front Stoop

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Hey all!  Last week, our fall mums out front were looking gorgeous, so after work, I busted out the camera to capture them in all of their glory, so that I could share my Fall Front Stoop with you today!  I would say our front stoop d├ęcor this fall is pretty standard- mums and pumpkins.  I didn’t do much on our front stoop for summer because it seems I have a hard time keeping anything alive out here.  We have now spent two summers in this house, and there is no shade at the front, so I have yet to find the perfect flowers that will thrive out here in the heat and sun of the summer.  So I splurged a little more than I usually do on flowers for fall, since I spent practically nothing over the summer. 

If you are a regular around here, you might remember that we painted the railing a fresh coat of white in the spring.  That really did wonders for the curb appeal.  Since we moved here we have also painted the front door, but that was before I started this blog.  For over two years since we moved in, this house did not have any house numbers on it, so a couple of weeks ago, I bought these oil rubbed bronze house numbers at Home Depot, and had LC attach them right to the front of the left newel post.  Now people can actually find our house when they come to visit for the first time.  We actually had someone get lost looking for our house a couple of weeks ago, so these were needed!

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I bought these large urns last summer at Kmart, and they matched our shutters and front door perfectly.  The only problem with them is that they are so big that I have a hard time filling them up!  So I made sure I bought some really big mums so they would look nice and lush.  You might notice that we already carved a Jack-O-Lantern.  I thought it was a little too early, but Mr. 6 Year Old insisted.  It is Thomas The Train carved into the pumpkin.  Hope it doesn’t rot before Halloween, because it took LC a long time to carve this baby!

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The smaller mums are in the containers I bought them in.  I just slapped them where I wanted them, done! 

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I love this little light green pumpkin that I found. 

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I bought this spider pumpkin holder several years ago, and I love putting it out each fall. 

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If you look down the street you will see that a new home is being built not far from us.  I enjoy watching the progress they are making, and can’t wait to see it all finished!  Maybe they will let me walk through it. 

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I have had this wreath for quite a few years too.  I bought it at a craft fair.  I keep saying I am going to get a new one, but I keep hanging this one out.  The door hanger was purchased at Target last year right after Christmas, but I think it is fine for all seasons, so I keep it hanging.

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We actually recently ordered two new outdoor lights for the front of our house.  One for the front stoop and one for between the garage doors.  I can’t wait to get them up!  They will really improve the curb appeal of our house.  Have you seen my Fall Home Tour?  If not, I would love for you to check it out as well! 

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I hope you enjoyed our Fall Front Stoop!  Later this week I will be sharing a couple of DIY projects from my Fall Home Tour, so I hope you will come back and check them out.  Happy Monday!

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Monday:
Metamorphosis Monday
Amaze me Monday
Clever Chicks
Merry Monday
Inspiration Monday
Masterpiece Monday
Much Ado about Monday
Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop
Tuesday:
Inspire Me Tuesday
Show and Share
Project Inspired
Tutorials and Tips

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday- October 15, 2014

Hey all!  Welcome to my Weekly What I Wore Wednesday post!  Every week, I take pictures of my outfits and join the WIWW link party with The Pleated Poppy.  These posts are something that I really enjoy, because I have always had a passion for fashion.  I love putting together new outfits, and shopping my own closet to wear things in different ways.  I wear the clothes I own forever, but I usually don’t wear any item in the exact same way more than once or twice.

This outfit was my favorite of the week.  This is a summer skirt that I paired with a striped shirt, a sweater, and booties for fall. 

floral skirt and stripes
Skirt- old
Striped shirt- Gap (old) similar here
Cardigan- The Limited (old)
Brown booties- similar here


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Trashtastic Tuesday- My Vintage Finds

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Hey all!  Welcome to Trashtastic Tuesday! This is a little series around here where I show you something that I thrifted, sometimes I make it over, sometimes I don’t.  Or it may be something that I have owned and I am tired of, or no longer like, so I make it over.  But nevertheless, it is usually something that I paid very little money for.  For this edition of Trashtastic Tuesday, I didn’t make anything over, but I wanted to share these two fabulous finds with you.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Five Improvement Projects That Will Increase the Value of Your Home



Many homeowners eventually get the urge to enhance the appearance and comfort of their property. However, some home additions are simply a waste of money.  Many improvements we make to our home might make the house look better, but do not necessarily increase the value of the home.   Here are five improvement projects that promise to increase the value of a home. 

September in Review


Here is what you may have missed at Sweet Parrish Place in September.  Ya know, just in case you are new around here, or for whatever reason, you weren't sitting by your computer every day just waiting for my latest post to come out.  Ha!

I took you on a tour of Miss 18 Year Old’s first college apartment

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Friday, October 10, 2014

My Favorite Pinterest Pins for September 2014




It is that time of month to share my Favorite Pinterest Pins with you.  This is one of my favorite posts to write each month.  I hope you like reading it as much!  These are my favorite things I was pinning in September.  I hope you find some inspiration!  Enjoy!

Favorite lighting. 

Lighting inspiration #light #ideas


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday- October 8, 2014

Hey all!  Welcome to my Weekly What I Wore Wednesday post!  Every week, I take pictures of my outfits and join the WIWW link party with The Pleated Poppy.  These posts are something that I really enjoy, because I have always had a passion for fashion.  I love putting together new outfits, and shopping my own closet to wear things in different ways.  I wear the clothes I own forever, but I usually don’t wear any item in the exact same way more than once or twice.

This grey maxi skirt is one of my favorite skirts.  It is literally sweatshirt material, and is just as cozy as a pair of sweats. 

grey maxi
maxi skirt- (old) similar here
Graphic T Shirt, Forever 21- (old) but I also like this one and this one
Black moto jacket- Gap- (old) similar here