Happy Halloween ~ DIY Fall Festival linky party and Halloween Highlights

Happy Halloween, DIY friends! It’s a day when I miss when my girls were little and I was sewing Halloween costumes and getting the two of them set to head out to trick-or-treating. Now they’re grown up and we live in a location with ZERO trick-or-treat’ers coming to the door…so just another Wed. evening around here {and actually it’s been postponed until Saturday due to rain and heavy winds} but it doesn’t stop me from taking time out to appreciate your Halloween craftiness!

I LOVE the entire Halloween mantel over at Days of Chalk and Chocolate but especially her Halloween glam wreath:

Halloween glam wreath

Lynda from Focal Point Styling always does an amazing job at well, “styling’ and seasonal is no exception. Her harvest entry is so warm and welcoming…

Harvest entryway at Focal Point Styling

and the spooky Halloween entryway inside is enough to chase me right back out…

Focal Point Styling spooky Halloween entryway

She has some more awesome Halloween decorating ideas you’ll want to check out too and I LOVE her steampunk Halloween collection.

Courtney from A Diamond in the Stuff has a GREAT idea for all of that left over Halloween candy (or in my case since we don’t get trick-or-treaters…clearanced Halloween candy!)…Halloween Candy Bark. YUM!

halloween candy bark

Got something AUTUMN/FALL/HALLOWEEN related to share? Time to show off!

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Next week will be the last DIY Fall Festival of the season. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your autumn DIY projects. The week before Thanksgiving, the DIY Holiday Highlights party starts…I can’t believe the countdown to Christmas is on!

DIY Holiday Highlights

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Silhouette Cameo Halloween deal

DIY Project Parade and 13 Outdoor DIY Highlights

It’s time for the DIY Project Parade! My favorite time of the week for sharing DIY home improvement and decorating projects, visiting friends, sharing ideas.

I have to tell you – I had the most amazing week meeting so many of my DIY blog {and non blogger} friends at the Haven Conference. I was seriously so star struck. Blog. Friends. In real life!  We’ve virtually visited each others’ homes, shared and laughed and cried and seeing friends in person and hearing their voice (instead of their words in my own reading voice in my head) was truly a special treat. I even made new friends! The Haven team did an awesome job coordinating a super fun and interactive event. More on that and pictures as soon as I’m back home and caught up. I’m blogging from Atlanta, “ya’ll”. ;) Oh, oh, oh! And guess who won $1000 worth of Purdy paint supplies AND a Home Depot garden crate gift basket full of goodies? Yep…this girl! Woo hoo!

Back on topic: Last week you shared your creativity. I’d highlight everyone if I could but you’ll have to visit the 6/17 DIY linky party for the complete list of links. Here are just a few amazing outdoor related projects that made me gasp with DIY delight {which goes something like this…”OMGosh! I’m so doing that! Why didn’t I think of that? I want that!” ::pin:: ::pin:: ::pin::}…

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Dawn from Creative Cain Cabin invited us to her welcoming, relaxing front porch for a little lemonade and some oohing and aahing over her beautiful outdoor retreat.

cottage front porch

Northern Cottage inspired us to take a break from the indoor projects and to get some fresh air outdoors and dig in with her beautiful DIY potting table

diy cottage potting table

{wouldn’t that look perfect here on our barn patio?! yes, i think so! useful + pretty!}

*SNEAK PEEK ALERT*

white cottage barn

Last year, our patio looked so pretty and fresh:

This year not so much (it looks like someone pulled out the patio furniture and walked away so far…oh, that’s exactly the situation).

BUT Kelly’s patio reveal at Eclectically Vintage is motivation to go out, fluff some pillows, move around some patio furniture and get the patio all primped and ready for summer. I’m the only one who hasn’t done that yet, aren’t I? I love her mix of eclectic and vintage (hmmm, where have I heard those two descriptions used together before? 2 happy words.)

eclectic vintage patio reveal

Keeping with the outdoor theme, Kelly’s DIY stamped garden markers (must see her clever garden container!) are super sweet…

diy stamped spoon garden marker

Marji at Ashbee Design has this amazing daisy ladder in a corner on her porch and holy cow! It’s something we all need! Looks DIY-easy enough and it’s another way fun way to decorate seasonally! Love it! Must check back to see what she does for the 4th of July with it!

diy daisy ladder

Okay, last week I shared a look at my DIY garden sign

summer decor

and last week, Shelley from Sew & Dipity shares the DIY garden sign jackpot with so many great ideas, inspiration and quote suggestions… for indoors or out!

diy garden signs

Did you have a chance to stroll through Cathy’s front yard, i.e. cottage garden? It’s a story-book fairy-tale dream-come-true at My 1929 Charmer in the summer time. It’s beautiful…

cottage garden

Outdoor umbrella getting a little tired? You won’t believe the umbrella transformation by Katie at Creatively Living…genius!

painting outdoor umbrellaSpeaking of genius DIY’ers, Peggy at Pig Logs and ‘tater Berries shares how a tomato cage turned into a beautiful outdoor cage chandelier. It’s a beautiful makeover story…

diy cage chandelier

YOU CAN DO THIS! Addicted 2 Home Decor makes repurposing an old lamp base into a beautiful DIY bird bath look super easy! So creative!

diy bird bath

Summer get-togethers are so much fun, even a party for two. Have you seen the gorgeous DIY outdoor mini bar and entire patio from Barb at Turtles and Tails? This girl knows how to entertain!

DIY outdoor mini bar

My blog friend, Daune from Cottage in the Oaks has my favorite summertime porch this year. Inspiring and full of charm. I know you’ll do a double take. I thought it was an inspiring photo straight from a Pottery Barn catalog. So much summer decorating goodness…

summer front porchMelissa from Daisy Mae Bell has a back yard that you won’t want to leave. Ever. In fact, I might head over there and camp for the summer. It’s amazing!

back yard makeover

Have you been working outdoors or indoors? Let’s see what you’ve been up to!

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Last week’s DIY Project Parade was filled with your creative and inspiring DIY. Thank you so much for joining in and/or visiting the others and their awesome do-it-yourself projects. Here are some highlights from last week:

Beautiful inspiring bathroom reveal by Jennifer Rizzo

bathroom reveal

Great tips and tutorial for Glass Cabinets at Between Blue & Yellow 

(Warning: You’ll want to do this too!)

DIY glass cabinets

AWESOME! From Joy 2 Journey, this ‘dresser’ is a Murphy Bed!

DIY murphy bed

Imperfectly Polished built-in bookcases

are such an inspiration and on my DIY to-do list.

DIY built in bookcases

Master bedroom before and gorgeous after at All in a Day

master bedroom makeover

DIY sliding barn door at The Old Farmhouse on Windmill Hill

(then check out a beautiful bedroom makeover too while you’re there)

DIY sliding barn door

Dream Kitchen at It’s Overflowing

(before and beautiful after)

white kitchen

I love this trash to treasure home makeover at Menemini. It gives me hope!

home makeover

WOW! Built in beds at Batchelor’s Way {beautiful subtle pirate theme}

built in bed tutorial

So much DIY and love in this little boys’ airplane room reveal by Classy Clutter.

boys airplane bedroom makeover

Fun jumbo Scrabble letters ~ Handmade by Stacy Vaughn

DIY jumbo scrabble letters

You guys. You’re all so awesome and talented and the DIY is amazing! I’m going to stop here but share some more highlights this week. I’m so inspired!

Let’s see what you’ve been up to this week!

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It’s that time of the week! Time to share your latest do-it-yourself projects!

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There were some amazing project linked up last week. As always, you’re such an inspiration. Here were some of the most popular awesome do-it-yourself links:
The 36th Avenue dreamy white kitchen reveal - yum! Love the material choices, attention to detail and beautiful styling and decorating.
white kitchen before/after
La*T*Da ~ Blue and Orange house tour - YES! An entire house dedicated to blue and orange. MUST.GO.SEE! It’s awesome!
blue and orange home decororange and white striped walls
turquoise room
DIY Ocean Pier sign
Faux -zinc frame tutorial from Gardners 2 Bergers - aged to perfection. This would look awesome on any frame! Love it!
faux zinc mirror tutorial
Designed by Chance – a white leather tufted headboard tutorial - great tutorial and so glamorous! Who needs a headboard? I don’t but I’m inspired to make one!
white leather tufted headboard
Beautiful DIY at Villabarnes - as usual. So romantic and such an inspiration.
signs
Pallet String Art by Twigg Studios - definitely not the string art I remember seeing growing up. Isn’t this beautiful?
Do it yourself, pallet string art, sign
cottage kitchen
teen boy's room makeover
Let’s see what you’ve been up to this past week!
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7.  Visit a few other links to make some friends and to collect some creative inspiration!

Your friendship and support is such a blessing to me and I am so thankful. HAPPY EASTER, friends!


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You’re creativity this past week has been such an inspiration! Go YOU! Thank you so much for sharing your DIY ideas.  In the event you missed some, below are some of the most popular links.

Sweet Felt Petal Pillow Tutorial from Strawberries and Sweet Love!  Darling Horchow knock off!
Jaime from That’s My Letter always has something fun to share. Check out how to turn hard wired lights into plug in sconces! Genius!
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