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Share Your Style #297

Welcome, friends, to this week’s Share Your Style #297!!! Happy Wednesday to you all!

This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share any of your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post too and join my small but loyal band of friends. I appreciate you!
 As always, I am glad that you are here…

As we finish up with a little St. Patrick’s Day fun, we now move totally into Spring and all things Easter time this week!!! I love all the features everyone has shared and I appreciate your coming back, even when I don’t get time to get back by to say Thank you! for linking up and that your post has been featured (or fall asleep ridiculously early each night because of the craziness of school and students with challenging behaviors!).

Enjoy all the features for this week…

I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you!💜 

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Here’s what I shared this past week at French Ethereal…

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Lisa over at Fresh Vintage by Lisa shared her sweet Easter basket in this post ~ Thrifty Find: Vintage German Paper Maché Easter Eggs. Lovely!!
Mr. McGregor’s Mailbox is the fun post shared by Penny at Penny’s Vintage Home. Totally adorable!!! Love the large cabbages and the checked bow!
Carol at Bluesky at Home brings us her sweet Rustic Easter Tablescape in this colorful and egg-quisitely beautiful table setting. Love the tulips and rabbits!!
Debbie of Debbie-Dabble Blog shared her post all about An Easter Bunny Tea and More. Beautiful vintage style… <3
Nylse from Life Notes shares a wealth of encouragment in this post ~ Prayers to Get You Through the Day. Especially here at Easter time, and with Covid still causing trouble throughout our world, we need this!!!
Tiffany over at Tee Diddly Dee shares her Irish dancing shoes (aren’t they sweet with the moss inside them??!) in this holdover St. Patrick’s Day post ~ Tis a Wee Bit Irish Vignette. Love the antique/vintage cards, too!
Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge and friends share their Trail “Blazers” of Pre-Loved Fashion in her monthly blog hop with updated trendy thriftshop style! Love ’em all!!!
Rachelle at My Hubbard Home shared her love of English roses in her romantic post ~ David Austin, A Life Devoted to Roses. Be still my heart!!!

***P.S. If you haven’t any English roses in your garden, look up David Austin Roses on the internet and have them send you a copy of this year’s catalogue to drool over (and to buy, of course!).

For all of us who are rose addicts, these are the crème de la crème of roses… Do check them out! My babies are putting out massive leaves right now. Making up for lost time!!! Post soon…

Thank you to everyone who linked up this past week and to you here today! I love what you all share with us each week, thank you! Be sure to share this button on your featured posts and/or in your sidebars. I appreciate it!!! 

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Have a great week,

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #293

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #293!

This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share any of your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post too and join my small but loyal band of friends. I appreciate you!
 As always, I am glad that you are here…

I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here and/or on my other social media sites, thank you! 🙂

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Well last week was a complete bust blogging-wise, wasn’t it? We had no internet from Valentine’s Day Sunday morning until late Friday or Saturday morning, I forget now. I just know that once we had internet service again, I was busy WRITING!!!

I had all of my principal photography done, I just couldn’t create any posts… But, since so many people were without power and heat, nor still some without water here in Texas (something some of our school families are experiencing right now because of major water main pipes freezing in last week’s storms), losing the internet was nothing in the scheme of things.

I do have FOUR back-to-back posts up for you this week:

This morning’s blog hop ~ A Hopping Good Spring Mantel Display, part of a new hop you will want to check out: Blogging Seasonal Inspiration with Terrie of Decorate and More With Tip and Cindy of The Crowned Goat. Do stop by and maybe look to join the fun!
And yesterday’s monthly Pinterest Challenge: Looking to Spring ~ A Sofa Table Vignette.

And here are this week’s featured posts…

Niky from The House on Silverado brings us our first feature with this easy DIY Farmhouse Coffee Mug Stand! I love how she used these hanging hooks!
Vintage natured inspired vignette with vintage bird pictures, vintage books, evergreens, pinecones, and moss hearts in a vintage wire heart basket
Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home brings us this lovely Nature-Inspired February Vignette. I love old bird and botanical lithographs and prints, don’t you?
Havarti Dill Mac & Cheese with Pulled Pork
Newcomer Estelle of Homemade on a Weeknight shares her recipe for Havarti Dill Mac and Cheese with Pulled Pork! Oh, man!!! Looks good, huh? ;)’
Welcome, Estelle!!!
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MaryJo of Master”Pieces” of My Life shared her lovely remake of some baskets she had in this DIY post ~ Weathered Baskets DIY. (Personally, I want the basket above!)
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Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge has a new series you might want to check out ~ Stay at Home Date Night! Stylish Mondays. I love fashion sites and that’s why I often include those here for you because I think we all like to see what’s new (and pre-loved vintage, too!).
I am sooo stinkin’ proud of Katie of The Preppy Empty Nester! Here is her journey through weight loss (thought this was appropriate since we just got through the holidays!) and how we can change our dietary habits, too ~ Rules and Tools of My Weight Loss Journey. Way to go!!!

Honorable Mention

STRESSED GUARDIAN ANGEL
Valeria of J East of Eden shared a wonderful DIY knitting post but I couldn’t pick up any of the photographs of her knitting; HOWEVER, I could pick up this gem, which was in the sidebar! (Soooo me!!! )
I cracked up when I read this and I hope you will, too. Seriously, though, do stop by and check out Valeria’s Mod Denim Knit Kitchen Towel post. All the instructions and several knitting photos are right there to follow in this “How To.”

And that’s it for this week, friends!

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How to Make Your Own Moss Balls for Home Decorating ~ $10 on the 10th

Welcome, friends, to this month’s $10 on the 10th! Where a group of us get together each month and create a vignette or project for under $10 on the 10th…

I’d like to thank our hostesses Ann of Apple Street Cottage and Tammy of Patina and Paint for putting together our themes for this year and gathering all of us together each month. Thank you, Ladies!! As always, we have a great group of friends who are sharing their favorite ideas with you. Be sure to check out everyone’s posts linked at the bottom of mine, thank you!

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This month we are featuring Easy Crafts for you to make… If this is your first time visiting here at French Ethereal, welcome! I’d love it if you’d subscribe to my blog or to any of my other social media, thank you.

My wintertime craft can’t get much easier than making Moss Balls… Perfect for displaying any time of year (and I know there will be a few Valentine’s projects here for you this time), this craft project can get a bit messy, but otherwise creating moss balls are super easy!

Supplies you will need

styrofoam balls in various sizes

Elmer’s-type glue and a paint brush or…

glue sticks and a glue gun (recommended)

sheets of sphagnum moss or loose moss

scissors ~ to cut out the moss as needed

Directions for creating moss balls

***Set up a bowl and pour some Elmer’s type glue in it/prep your glue gun with glue stick(s) as needed.

I found that the Elmer’s glue didn’t work well for me and that the glue gun worked better, but since it was how I originally photographed, I thought I’d include it for you. 🙂

Cut out pieces of sphagnum moss from a sheet and peel off moss. If using a glue gun and glue sticks, quickly add glue to an area on your styrofoam ball and lay on the moss, pressing gently (so as not to burn your fingers). Overlap moss as needed and fill in bald areas as needed.

Continue adding moss in sections until the whole styrofoam ball is covered, let dry thoroughly.

Total costs? About $4.00 for a package of styrofoam balls and up to $9.00 for a package of sphagnum sheet moss. With a 40% off coupon from Hobby Lobby, the moss comes in at $5.39. Total for both? Just under $10! 🙂

I found some sheet moss online here. (not sponsored)

*** I tried using a blender to chop the moss finer, but that didn’t work well either. I found the press-and-glue method with melted glue from glue sticks worked the best.

This photograph above shows a couple of moss balls in with other raffia balls as part of last year’s post about upcycling a basket.

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Edith & Evelyn Vintage

Then I found this photograph over on Cindy’s blog, Edith and Evelyn… I just adore how she used altarsticks (tall candlesticks once used in a church) on her dining room table topped with moss balls!

Recently I used several moss balls in decorating a Wintertime Mantel. They add a lot of texture, color and personality to any vignette and I can hardly wait to get decorating with them for spring!

In this springtime post I wrote a couple of years ago, I used sheet moss to create “grass” for our big rabbit ~ “Some Bunny Loves Me.” The leftover moss is what I used to make these moss balls.

An easy craft project of which you can make several moss balls in the course of an hour. I hope you’ve enjoyed this craft project and here is the list of everyone on today’s $10 on the 10th tour…

Ann – The Apple Street Cottage

Barb – French Ethereal

Cindy – Cloches & Lavender

Patti – Pandora’s Box

Tammy – Patina & Paint

Terrie – Decorating & More With Tip

Happy crafting!

Barb 🙂

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Share Your Style #277

Happy fall, y’all! Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #277This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post too and join my small but loyal band of friends. 

I appreciate you! As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜 This fall post is a bit of a mish-mash as there are soooo many interesting posts!!! I’ve picked some autumn post for you, some DIY, and more. Hope you enjoy visiting all of this week’s featured friends! 


I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you! 💜



Here’s what I shared this past week at

French Ethereal…

A Fall Roses and Pumpkin Tablescape Redux… You know how for our monthly Pinterest Challenge we take inspiration from a photograph and recreate a scene in our own style? Well, this time I am taking insp. from one of my own…




And here are this week’s
featured posts…



Rita from Panopoly shares a really fun colorful fall tablescape with a view out at their cityline… October Skyline Table for TwoThere is a part of me that wants to live in a city for a bit! How about you? Sooo beautiful…


Fabulous Fall DecoratingInterior Decor and Styling

Fall Plaids Plaid Fall Decor

Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home is back with a wooly warm tablescape in this fun post ~ Happy Plaidurday! Plaid Fall Decor Inspiration. Love the plaid!!!


Smith Mountain Lake, VA home with shoreline in need of new riprap

Paula of Sweet Pea discusses how to add rocks to your home on the water with this post ~ Smith Mountain Lake Riprap for Shoreline Protection. Good to know!


Newcomer LG Bernhard of Der Amateur Photograph (The Amateur Photographer; his byline says his blog is all about optics and photography ~ Water Lily Pond in WilhelmaMy kinda place and I’m sure yours, too! Since we all need good photography tips! LG shares his amazing garden photos from Stuttgart, Germany… Eine hertzlich Willkommen auf Herr Bernhard!!!



Looking for a cute fall craft idea and a great recipe? Look now further than Lisa of Fresh Vintage by Lisa’s post Easy Pumpkin Apple Butter and Pumpkin Spoon. Adorable and totally worth making!!!


Apple Pie Scones from potsandplanes.com
Our second newcomer to SYS, Mary of Pots and Planes: A Collection of Recipes and Adventures brings us this delicious recipe for Apples Pie Scones… Welcome Mary and serious YUM!!!


Miss Havisham Regrets Tablescape


Rachelle of My Hubbard Home brings us a little bit of spooky in this fun Who Dun It? post ~ Miss Habersham Regrets… Do stop by to see what happens next!!!





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Share Your Style #276

 

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #276This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post and join my small but loyal band of followers. 
I appreciate you! As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

We have a bit of this and a bit of that this week and all fall related! I always love choosing weekly features and this time there was a ton of good things. Wish I could pick them all! Enjoy the party, sweet friends…


I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you! 💜



Here’s what I shared this past week at

French Ethereal…


Our Fall Garden and Potting Bench is the big post I worked on this past week. Mr. Ethereal and I have been out working in the garage and garden since the past few weekends have been blessedly cooler. Getting lots done!


And here are this week’s
featured posts…





Sandra from Dinner at Eight kicks this week off with great fall table decor ~ Inspiration for Fall Tables. Totally love them all!

Fabiana of Fabby’s Living shares her fall spirit in this tablescape post ~ A Simple Buffalo Check Tablescape. Love the big bold checks with the neutral dishware… ❤



Terrie of Decorate and More with Tip reveals her freshly made over entryway in a series of posts ~ Entryway Reveal – $100 Room Challenge. Nice changes!!!

fall tee, mini skirt, knee high boots, denim jacket, pumpkin patch, fashion over 40, Shelbee on the Edge

Shelbee from Shelbee on the Edge shared her latest fashion styling in this fun trip to… Meet Me at the Pumpkin Patch!! So fun!!!

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Liz from Howling at the Moon (Such a fun blog name!!!) shares this sweet elephant made for a young friend ~ Luisa Elephant. Adorable!”




Toootally cute and a wonderful idea! Penny of Penny’s Treasures/Penny’s Vintage Home shares her sweet Old Watering Trough Repurposed as a Buffet.


DIY-Brown-and-White-Transferware-Pumpkins-The-Crowned-Goat-2 Brown and White Transferware Pumpkins Crafts Fall Holidays

Last up this week is CoCo of The Crowned Goat with this really cool Brown and White Transferware Pumpkins!! Very unique and really pretty!





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Sunday Sentiments ~ Our September Garden and Fall’s To-Do List

 

Fall is definitely falling around the North Texas/DFW area and with it Mr. Ethereal and I have been busy working on a list of projects to finish before the ground freezes, the air gets too nippy, and just some general clean-up. Our first project is the one he made for me ~ it is this lovely garden bench…


Using treated and untreated pine lumber, he built this as a special present while I was gone to California. This was his Labor Day weekend project and yes he labored! I love it and appreciate the love he put into it. 💏
Next up is the short pathway project I am noodling. This would be a transition area between the eventual artificial turf under the two backyard oak trees and the real grass out along the south side of the house.
I found this garden show on YouTube and this was a segment on some show, most likely BBC’s Gardener’s World. (Watching YouTube again, I watched an episode of  P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home the next day, it’s his pathway. Just saw the pathway again!) 
I like this pathway for its wonkiness and odd lengths of stone in the pathway. I also like the way it “swoops” around! Ours will swoop around either side of the tree. (Did I already mention that? School brain…)
This past weekend Mr. Ethereal helped me snap a chalkline and paint a straight line across the yard as a guideline for laying stones. Previous owners had placed a number of these approx. 8″ x 16″ x 2″ cement pavers vertically in the ground creating a straight garden along the south side of the house. 
I think it got too hot over there so the garden idea was abandoned. Hubby pulled these pavers up one day about a month ago and stacked them since he knew I’d probably reuse and repurpose them.

Here are three ideas of how I thought to lay this transition area out: 

1) normal horizontal brick layout (middle upper left, along chalkline)
2) off at an angle on the left and right sides of the further oak tree (top of the layout)
3) herringbone pattern (bottom middle) ~ Mr. Ethereal says I ought to do this one as “payback” for making him lay our travertine on the diagonal at our Big House in Cali… Lol!

Which one do you like best? I kind of like the angled around the tree best, which really only has the left side shown (top section above the chalkline). On Linda Vater’s YouTube channel, if you ever watch her garden show you’ll see how she uses a mishmash of pavers and brick together and I really like the “found look.” 

The added wonkiness of putting in a brick here or there to the longer pavers just really works with my repurpose style!

Not much is blooming right now and the little canteloupe plant that is bursting with small yellow flowers may not  have enough time left in the season to produce fruit before frosts and winter set in, but it’s giving its best!
With two weeks of cooler weather (just into the mid- to upper-80’s today, but has been in the 70’s), the supertunias are back blooming. The roses are putting out buds and should have a nice fall showing soon.


For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.

Isaiah 61:11

 


Other September projects

Our side panels on the garage were rotted down at the bottom from years of rain, so after Charles watched a bunch of YouTube videos on insulating your basic garage door with heavy compacted styrofoam and got that project done, he moved onto fixing these. I picked up the two 8′ x 10″ x 2″ boards at Lowe’s about a month ago. We let them dry under a fan in the really hot garage (was still about 100 degrees out then), then painted them with the leftover outdoor trim from the previous homeowners’ stash).

I’ll probably share this in another post since I don’t have those photos pulled off my phone yet, but it turned out well! Now to fix the mess of a garage door… Previous homeowners, in order to sell the home, used cans of spray paint to repaint the big door. (Should have just left it white…)

Wall decor

Last week as we held this month’s Reading Nook Pinterest Challenge, you could just see a peek out the window at the newly installed iron wall decoration along the garage wall out back.


I picked up this pretty iron wall decor piece from H. Potter garden center actually over a year ago. I really wanted this piece as our backyard gate, but Mr. Ethereal informed me we really needed a 4′ gate to bring things in and out of the yard, so… This was a no-go for the gate idea… 😞 

But then this year I thought of having a water fountain feature along this wall surrounded by plants and this would be perfect behind one!


Our sweet tall lady gets to stand here for now! 💝
H. Potter sent all the hanging brackets but it would have stood 4″ from the garage wall and I wanted it close to the wall since this area is pretty narrow, so Mr. Ethereal found some half-round silver brackets in his tool parts and I faux-painted those to match the hammered metal look of the wrought iron wall decor to use for hanging instead. 

The boxing when this iron piece arrived was well packed and all the nuts and bolts were there with clear instructions on how to put it together. It also comes with a separate piece that attaches at the bottom to push it into the ground (looks like a pitchfork, actually), but the cement along the wall prevented my using that piece. I would definitely recommend buying any of H. Potter’s wall decor pieces and will look for more in the future! It is sturdily welded and well painted; I am quite pleased with it!!!

Totally loving how it looks with our Garden Lady in front of it! Time to make her a new head crown for fall… 


Well, back to laying pavers in the yard… Been a busy month both at school and at home, and it’s not quite over yet. More to come… 🍂


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10 Fall Decorating Ideas Under $10 ~ 10 on the 10th

Welcome to this month’s 10 on the 10th where a group of friends gets together and shares their decorating and craft ideas for under $10. Our theme this month is all about fall and I am sharing some fall decorating ideas from past posts today. Let’s jump in, shall we?…



I’d like to thank our hosts Ann of Apple Street Cottage and Terrie of Decorate and More With Tip for gathering all of us together for this fun event! There are some great fall ideas linked up. Those posts are linked for you below.



1. Set a pretty fall tablescape with velvet pumpkins and faux candied fruits. These cuties were bargain finds at 60-70% clearance after fall and the jeweled fruits were a gift from a friend ~ well under $10.


Blue and white plates always looks nice with any decorating theme but go surprisingly well with fall decor. Here I’ve used jewel tones with blue and white for a warm romantic look.




2. Add a pumpkin bouquet carved out of a styrofoam pumpkin or a real pumpkin to your fall table ~ perfect for any fall birthdays, weddings and harvest parties! Styrofoam pumpkin ~ $7.00.


I made a video if you’d like to check it out, too.  



3. Make some pumpkin bread or pumpkin muffins mixed with chocolate chips ~ Yum!!! Serve with hot tea out on the patio on a warm fall afternoon… Enjoy those last warm days of autumn whiling away the hours with friends…




4. Visit an apple orchard and pumpkin farm for some good old fashioned fun harvesting savory fruits to stock your pantry for fall. Many orchards also grow pumpkins and host hayrides and many sell crafts and food. Call ahead to see what your local apple orchards are providing this year.




5. Plant fall color to your gardens bringing in some much needed color after summer’s flowers are spent. Mums and other fall favorites come in a variety of glorious colors ~ perfect for tucking into pots and flower beds here in there in the garden.  


6. Make soft sculpture pumpkins out of velvet and other fabrics to decorate your home. This tutorial shares the scoop on making these cuties. One yard of stretchy velveteen costs about $3.99.




7. Add ethereal candlelight to your mantel for an early warm fall look. Sometimes we aren’t quite ready for all the oranges of fall so why not go with soft pinks and greens of roses and hydrangea blooms? A hint of those warmer fall colors can be tucked into a few tealights instead.




8. Decorate outdoor and indoor statues for fall by making head wreaths out of nature’s bounty and craft store faux blooms. Easy to create with a little hot glue and wire, wreaths add panache to garden statues!




9. Host a fall tea for family and friends and bring out your prettiest teacups and tableware decorated with seasonal yellows, pale tangerines and soft pinks. Add in Baby Boo pumpkins and a bouquet of roses from the garden or market to complete your table.




10. Rake leaves and jump in! Remember that the changing seasons should always be a source of renewal for us. And what could be more fun than reliving our childhood than by jumping in a big pile of leaves?! 

Total cost?? Free!!! Happiness… priceless!

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Thanks for stopping by today and check out the links below to see everyone’s fall ideas. 













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Share Your Style #272

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #272This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post and join my small but loyal band of followers. I appreciate you! As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

Lots of fun posts from two weeks ago so I’ve packed this post full! The wedding of our young friend this past weekend was wonderful and I’ll share a little from the venue later this week for you. Great trip out to California, despite still lots of fires smoldering and smoke up and down the state…


I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you! 💜



Here’s what I shared this past week at

French Ethereal…

Nothing. 

I thought I had but apparently not; however, while I was away at our young friend’s wedding… Mr. Ethereal was busy!!!


Charles had been secretly planning to build me a potting bench and I knew he was up to something but didn’t know what. This was a great surprise!!! I’ll get it set up and plant some pretties around it and decorate it for you over the weekend to share hopefully next week. 🌻

And here are this week’s
featured posts from 2 weeks ago…


Fall-Grapevine-Wreath-The-Crowned-Goat-15-1 A Fall Grapevine Wreath for Beginners Crafts Decorating Fall Holidays

Coco at The Crowned Goat shared this easy-to-make wreath in this post ~ A Fall Grapevine Wreath for Beginners. Pretty!!!




Cindy at Cloches and Lavender shared her fall wreath ~ Quick Fall Wreath Upcycle. With fall weather quickly coming on (Can you believe in snowed in Colorado already?? We are talking at least a month or more early…), I am fixated on fall. Maybe you are, too. 🍁



Lori at Dining Delight set up an early fall table outdoors in this post ~ Coastal Themed Tablescape in Black and White. So regal! Love the chandy, too…

Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home could not have shared a more aptly timed post (for me this day!) than this ~ Simple and Beautiful Things that Helped Me (Amber) Survive the First Week Back to Teaching. I will be fully reading this this evening! ❤

Gail at Purple Hues and Me shared her great fall tutorial to make this sweet pumpkin ~ Decorate a Wire Pumpkin Using a Simple Macramé Knot. So cute for wall art and/or for stuffing it with orange tissue paper… I see lots of ideas!!!




Penny of Penny’s Treasures brought out her fall decorating start with this sweet post ~ Kicking Off My Fall Decorating. Love this floral pumpkin!!

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Share Your Style #271

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #271This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post and join my small but loyal band of followers. I appreciate you! As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜
I am Barbara Chapman and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  Thank you! 💜



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The title says it all: How to Make Cinderella’s Glass Slipper ~ A continuation of previous Fairy Tale posts over the past few years.



Due to running late from a doctor’s visit after work and flying to California tomorrow, I will be skipping Featured Posts for this week but will pick up again next week! Thank you for understanding… ❤



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Share Your Style #268

Welcome to this week’s Share Your Style #268This link party is for home decor, DIY, crafts, recipes and the like, but you are more than welcome to share your family-friendly posts with us all. Please feel free to share this post and join my small but loyal band of followers. I appreciate you! As always, I am glad that you are here… 💜

I am Barbara Chapman your host and I’d love it if you’d follow me here on my blog and on any of my other social media sites, too.  
Thank you! 


Here’s what I shared this past week at

French Ethereal…

A 5 Minute Late Summer Door Basket ~ part of this month’s Pinterest Challenge (which is always fun!). Lots of inspiration; I hope you will stop by. 



And here are this week’s featured posts…


5 reason to love alfresco dining



Rachelle at My Hubbard Home starts us off with 5 Reasons to Love Al Fresco Patio Dining I love this post because hopefully soon the heat of summer will leave and we can all get back to dining outdoors! 



Penny of Penny’s Treasures shares her lovely summertime tables in this post ~ Dining Alfresco: 5 of My Favorite Tablescapes. So pretty!

Are you working on an upcoming kitchen redo? Here’s a great post about Kitchen Island Inspiration by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home. Love it!!!


How to make a diy wood laptop stand

Hannah at Handmade Weekly shared her great DIY Laptop Stand and this woodworking tutorial shares all the how-to’s!! Awesome job!!!

red kimono, kimono dress, gold mules, fashion over 40, Shelbee on the Edge

Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge brings us her lovely red kimono in this post set on a lake… (sigh!) ~ A Kimono Story (Part of Link Up on the Edge #205).

CA style nicoise salad

Also visiting with SYS for the first time is MaryJo of Master Pieces of My Life who shares this delicious looking salad ~ On the Menu – California Style Salade Niçoise. Yum and welcome!!! MaryJo also had a great Bathroom Reveal linked up, too!
Spring Mix Salad with Roasted Red Peppers + Goat Cheese + Nuts potsandplanes.com

Mary of Pots and Planes shared her scrumptious looking recipe for Spring Mix Salad + Roasted Red Peppers + Goat Cheese + Nuts. Dig in!!

Do take some time as you link up today to visit a few other party-goers and enjoy their posts! Thank you, sweet friends! 💖





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