A tough decision...

It's pretty noticable.
I haven't posted in a while. A long while.

Life has surely gotten busy lately. Nothing out of the ordinary... kids schedules, working full time, doing small projects on our new home.

I found myself overwhelmed. It wasn't good. Anxious feelings were creeping up too frequently. 

I have decided to stop blogging for the time being. 

The rare bits of time that I do have, I would like to dedicate fully to my children and home. 

Thanks to all that read and visit. I hope to be back actively blogging again in the future :)

-Ali

My Favorite Fall Posts

It's been a little over a year since I started blogging. It's been quite the journey, and I really enjoy writing and sharing much more than I imagined. It helps that there are so many wonderful ladies in the blogosphere, who are so inspiring!

I get a little sentimental when looking back at old posts, and I thought I'd round up my favorites from last fall. Please don't mind the poor photos - practice makes progress!

Chicken Wire Memo Board with Upcycled Picture Frame



Don't put heavy things... or anything... on top of a picture frame in your trunk. 
The glass will break.

When hanging large frames, be sure the hook is actually on the nail, not just the edge between the backing and the molding. It will eventually fall, scaring the crap out of everyone in the house. 
And the glass will break.

Sensing a theme here? I'm just too rough on my many picture frames, and therefore have quite a few beautiful frames minus the glass.

Along comes paint and chicken wire.

Decorating My New Entry Way & Table


Earlier this summer, I snagged an awesome deal on a vintage buffet at a local thrift store and great charity, St Vincent de Paul. I gave it a bold makeover with spray paint in bright happy blue.  That pop of blue became our accent color, since everything else in the living room is beige. 

And really, that's not such a bad thing, because when my current blue kick is over, I will only have to switch around a few key pieces.
Our entry way was purely functional (or trying to be), but once the buffet was finished, I felt the urge to give the rest of the area a makeover too.

Embellished Fleece Blanket - No Sew Edges



I love to score deals on fleece and make blankets for Project Linus (see why I love this charity so much).

At Joann's (a fabric store) I found a remnant of plain pink polar fleece. Sometimes plain is best, since there are so many possibilities.  In the same trip, I scored the cutest pink, black and white polka dot cotton fabric covered in glitter! I didn't have any intentions to use them together, but when reorganizing my fabric bins - LIGHTBULB! Spruce up the plain pink fleece with adorable glittery flowers.