Hello!!! I apologize as it has been quite some time since I have done one of these. Here is what happened…I ran into some website problems. One of my blogs went missing and basically that put a halt to posting as I had to wait until the problem was resolved. Happy to say it is resolved and I am speeding forward.

So what has been happening…

Bentley finished my birthday present which is a swing bed and I am in love with it. I am still picking pillows and a throw for it, but here it is. Isn’t is lovely? Thank you Bentley!!!

Swing Bed

I have been doing a bunch of DIY’s which has been fun. If you didn’t catch it, I made a wreath alternative by dressing up a straw hat. It is such an easy project and it turned out so pretty. You can check it out by clicking this link.

Hat on greenhose door 2

I refreshed our front entrance by adding touches of fall. Here is how it is looking at the moment. I may add some more or I may just leave it as is…I am liking a “less is more” type of design right now.

Fall Front Entrance

I became a tourist in my own city and went on an adventure. I saw trees trying to touch each other. I saw a little sandbar in the lake where all the waves were drawn too it. Then I saw a tree that decided to grow horizontally. Rather than cut the non-conforming tree down, they provided it with a support so it could continue on it’s journey.

Horizontal Growing Willow
Tree Support

My sunflowers seem to have gone into “abundance” mode and are producing so many sunflowers. This is making all the bees very happy. Take a look at how many bees are on these sunflowers.

Bees on sunflowers

This past week, I participated in a Fall Blog Hop and it was so much fun. If you are not familiar with blog hops, they are when a bunch of bloggers get together, all do their own unique projects and link to each other. It is such an awesome way of getting inspired to decorate for fall. So let’s check out a few…

Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest made these wonderful concrete candleholders that I am definitely going to try.

Marie from This Dear Casa made the most lovely pampas grass wreath. I am in love with this wreath! How about you?

Marieza from Home with Marieza made a gorgeous fall wreath! I loved the pheasant feather touches so much I ordered some!

Melba from Cocoon Raw made unique wall art where she covered hoop with yarn and then added beautiful natural elements. This project would look beautiful in anyone’s home!

There were so many other great projects and I hope you will click on the links below to get inspired. Like…

Kimberly’s autumn thyme silk hand tied bouquet….

Laura’s tips for a festive fall porch

Christin’s adorable porch sign

Missy’s tips for styling your fall bookshelves

Susan’s most beautiful fall place card

Eryn’s tips for how to easily decorate a fall front porch

Wendy’s DIY fall placemats

Amy’s copper and bronze patina pumpkins

Misty’s adorable pumpkin topiaries

Annemarie’s tabletop trends

KariAnne’s dried flower bundle

Renae’s Best Fall Home Decor Ideas

Stephanie’s lambs ear and buffalo plaid wreath

Linda’s cornstalks

So many beautiful projects! I hope you enjoyed them.

I would like to leave you with the view from my home tonight. Click on the play button to see a lovely sunset.

Wishing you joy and peace this beautiful weekend.

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  • Bentley
    September 26, 2021

    Great pictures and awesome ideas for decorating
    Loved it all 😀

    • Crystal
      September 27, 2021

      Awwww thanks so much! That is very kind of you!!! Thanks for building me all these lovely things to take photos of 🙂

  • Marieza
    September 26, 2021

    Your photos are once again amazing and the video is such a special touch. Thank you so much for including my post in all these great projects you shared!

    • Crystal
      September 27, 2021

      Thanks so much Marieza!!! Also, thanks for allowing me to feature your beautiful wreath and front door!!!

  • Wendy McMonigle
    September 27, 2021

    What a wonderful week you had! everything looks amazing. Love your front porch.
    Have a great week.

    • Crystal
      September 29, 2021

      Thank you so very much Wendy!!! Yes it was so much fun – glad I got to hop along with you!!!

  • Marie
    September 29, 2021

    Love, love your birthday present! Thanks for including my project here- the fall blog hop was real fun!

    • Crystal
      September 29, 2021

      Thank you so very much Marie!!! The blog hop was a lot of fun. So glad I have been able to meet all of you!!!