DIY Farmhouse Style Chalkboard Ornaments

Continuing to work on my Christmas tree I thought a mini chalkboard could make a fun
farmhouse Christmas ornament so I searched online and found these.

They are so stinking cute and exactly what I wanted.
(and easy on the budget as well, even better!)

I started by simply writing on some of the chalkboards with some white chalk,
and then I gathered up some different odds and ends that
I thought I might use to decorate the chalkboards with.

I decided to use some jute twine, some mini Christmas bows, and some faux greenery and berries.

I took apart the greenery and berries, as well as made some small jute bows and simply hot glued them to my mini chalkboards.

They turned out so cute!

I have a lot more idea's for these mini chalkboards now.. so fun!
Have a great week & a Happy Thanksgiving!

- TinaH

Item Details:
Mini Chalkboards are available here. (package of 12)
Jute Twine available here.

Blog Post for the Buffalo Plaid Christmas Truck ornaments Here.

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DIY a Poofy Ribbon Christmas Tree Topper

I have been working on my Christmas decor and I thought I would share
how to diy a poofy ribbon Christmas Tree topper.. or at least how I do it. 

I chose to use a sheer wired ribbon, 2" wide. 

I cut approximately 3 foot length pieces from my roll of ribbon.

Then placed it into a "W" shape.

Then I gather it up in my hands

and simply tuck it into the top of the Christmas Tree

Then I repeat the process until I am happy with the amount and adjust it here and there.

And there ya go, a fun poofy ribbon tree topper.

I had also tucked in some glitzy silver spiral picks which gives more dimension,
and I love how they look with my sparkly wire star that I chose to use as

You could tuck in several types of picks, or use ribbon combo's, and could also cut the ends
of the ribbon differently which I may end up doing, but right now my tree is still in progress 
and I am loving how it is looking so far!


 How I made my Christmas Truck Buffalo Plaid ornaments blog post here.
Inexpensive buffalo plaid Christmas tree skirt blog post here.
Nail Polish that I am wearing can be found here.
Similar Silver Ribbon can be found here.
Similar Buffalo Plaid Ribbon can be found here.


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DIY Red vintage Truck & Buffalo Plaid Ornaments

If you follow me on Instagram you know we got our first snow of the year.
I can definitely say I am not quite ready for winter.
However, I am working on my Christmas Tree and want to do a farmhouse theme this year,
so I chose to make some fun ornaments for my tree and this is one of
the cute ornaments that I came up with.

I ran across these mini ornaments of vintage red trucks hauling Christmas tree's
and thought they were perfect!  So I picked up several sets.
I imagine these will sell out quickly!

I wanted to give them more of a presence on my Tree so I got out a bag of
wood shapes, and since I am using a lot of black and white buffalo plaid I also
got some printed scrapbook paper to use.

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I do a lot of shopping online for the holidays..  in fact the majority of my shopping
is probably done online.

Inexpensive Christmas Tree Skirt - Buffalo Plaid

I am in Christmas decorating mode around here and I have decided
go a little farmhouse buffalo plaid theme with my
pretty flocked tree this year.

So naturally I wanted a tree skirt to coordinate with the buffalo plaid
print, and in shopping online for one they just seemed quite pricey
in my opinion.

Why I chose Keto and 1.5 months later

I have always liked healthier foods but admit that I had quite a sugar tooth as well.
I had already given up a lot of sugar items, in fact my serious about soda habit I gave up a
long time ago, but there are so many other things that would somehow come
home with me from the store that I just didn't need to be buying.

Current Makeup Faves Routine Before and After

I enjoy seeing what other ladies like in their beauty arsenal and what
their current favorite beauty products are so I thought I would share my
current faves of choice, a little bit about my routine, and go ahead and
toss in a before makeup and after makeup pic as well as 'outfit of the day'.

So Just a FYI, this post is a long one and has a lot of photo's.

My morning routine starts with coffee. (Keto style)
and more coffee.

Then I put on a stretchy headband to get my hair out of the way,
and wash my face with this cleanser by philosophy, and then I am
ready to get the day started.

I am 42 years young 😉 ya'll,
and my routine has certainly changed over the years.

Simple Fall Decor Around the House 2018

I thought I would share some of our fall decor from around the house
with you today.

I went pretty simple this year.
Adding some inexpensive single fall leaves that I picked up,
and for the most part I just used what I already had collected over the years.

I think one of my favorite decor pieces that I have purchased is this red truck..
I have had it for a little over a year and I really enjoy changing up the decor for the seasons with it.
It is especially adorable in the Fall with pine cones and pumpkins but for the upcoming Christmas holiday it will be filled with lighted bottle brush tree's and I will change up the surroundings.. so exited. :0)

Black White Buffalo Check Plaid

Ya'll know I love me some black and white buffalo plaid print these days. 😉

I recently picked up my buffalo check welcome rug, and then I found
these inexpensive Black and White buffalo check throws here and I thought they would
be perfect for fall and winter.
They look cozy and inviting to me.

I used one on my deck with my fall decor when the weather was nice.

Because of the price I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I was pleased
with them.  They are not extremely heavy, but are a nice weight and look to be
made well.

I added them to the living room, along with a couple coordinating throw pillows.

Garden Tour

I thought I would share some fun photo's from around my yard today,
how about somewhat of a 2018 Garden Tour.

I was going to get more photo's but it has been raining a lot, so I may end up making
this part 1 and have a part 2 later or update this post with more pictures soon.

Here is a view of my back deck.

It is decorated for the fall season with lots of fun color.

Fall Style Picks

I thought it was time to share some fun Fall Style Picks today.

I have always been a camo print fan and since it is on trend there are so many fun
pieces to choose from, and I am pretty happy about that. :0)

I am loving olive green, and shades of burgundy, and I think the leopard shoes are so
stinkin adorable.

Faux leather leggings are on trend, and could be dressed up or down.

Cardigans and Jackets are a must in my book and a
good tee is always a good staple for year round wear!
           (the one below is on sale for $6)

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What are your favorite pieces for Fall?

- TinaH

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My Fall Deck Tour

I have been working on adding in Fall touches and I thought I would share our deck

It is 'decked' out for fall this year 😉 and I am loving how it is turning out.

I knew I wanted to add in black and white buffalo plaid, so I brought one of my
throws outside to drape over our metal bench.

 (You can find this buffalo plaid throw: Here)

It coordinates wonderfully with my black/white welcome rug that I had recently purchased.

I added in some different sized pumpkins,  mums, and a cute little metal truck
that I had my mom pick up for me when they went on clearance. (yay!)

It is so adorable with the mini pumpkins in the back.

I included some plants that I already had,  fun metal antiqued pumpkin pick as well as an
owl pick that I had into one of the planters, and also decided to add a red throw pillow
that I simply tied some fall ribbon around.

There are a lot of textures going on,  variation of heights to draw the eye,
and of course lots of fun pops of color!

So much fun.

Have you gotten your fall decorating done yet?


additional details:
I purchased the Welcome rug at Hobby Lobby,
and the Black/White Buffalo check throw can be found Here.

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Sharing at the following:
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farmhouse

My Rustic Wood Decorative Fence

If you follow my blog you have probably seen me talk about my rustic fencing that my
husband and I made this year.
I thought I would share a few photo's of how it is looking today
and just a little bit more about this rustic wood fence of ours.

I have done a lot of yard projects this year and one project I wanted to do
was put up a rustic fence.

After deciding to tackle this project, we started by figuring out a general idea
of how many posts that we would need.
Then we started the task of cutting and gathering the fence posts.
A lot of posts.

We chose to use hedge in hopes it will last some time,
and we also had access to it.
(due to some tree's in our pasture that had fell during a past storm etc., as well 
a neighbor having an area of a pasture cleared)

After a couple days or so, and a few sore muscles,
We were finished and here it is in all it's rustic beauty.

3 new beauty fave's inexpensive blender sponge and olive nailpolish

I thought I would share 3 beauty items that I have just recently tried out and I
have added to my current faves list..

First up is I was searching for a camo green or a olive green nail polish and I just couldn't find one locally, so I searched online and this is the one that I purchased. ♡

It is exactly the shade of green I was searching for, which isn't always the case when
I purchase something online.
I have had a few surprises with lip product colors in the past, lol. So I am a little more picky
at what beauty products I purchase online.
This one however was a win all the way, Love it.  (especially for fall!)

5 tips for an Organized Makeup Vanity

My top 5 tips for organizing a Makeup Vanity.

Learned by trial and error. Lol.

#1 - Keep Like Items Together

It is so frustrating to me to be looking for something,
 in a  mess pile of a lot of somethings.
does that make sense? :0)

Who has the time or patience for that? Lol.

I use to have a drawer in the bathroom vanity that I kept everything in, and while
I tried to keep it organized, there were always those hurry up moments
 and things ended up all willy nilly, so to speak.

Which brings me to tip number 2.

My Vintage Vanity Gets a Makeover

I have been wanting to change up my makeup vanity for a while and with the weather we
were having last week it was the perfect time to get this project done.

Here is a reminder photo of my makeup vanity and how it looked after
I made a lighted mirror to go with it and painted it a bright pop of color.

While I do love the peacock blue color, I was ready for a change. 

So I cleaned everything off of it, wiped it down and started painting.

I chose to use this paint that I had left from painting my kitchen cabinets recently.
I am happy with how my kitchen cabinets turned out, and since I had
the paint on hand.. it was a definite win-win for a rainy,
feeling a little stuck in the house kind of week.

DIY Mini Must Have Kit for your handbag

If you have been by the travel size section in your store,
 you have probably come across small cases of cotton swabs.

These little plastic cases have so many uses, and I chose to use
one for a mini must have kit to toss in my handbag.

This is a simple project that took very little time to do and is rather inexpensive,
so it is a win-win. Gotta love those kind of projects. 

To make my mini kit I removed the cotton swabs and put them elsewhere, and
removed the product label sticker.
Then I decided to make a new decorative label to step it up a notch. 

The Camo Trend

Anyone else really like the Camo Trend?
I think it is a style that is pretty much here to stay, but to be honest
I would be wearing it whether it was considered a 'trend' or not.

From high end designers to much less expensive options.. it is all over.
I was searching through Amazon, and I thought I would go ahead
and put together some fun finds today.. camo style.

If you follow me, ya'll know I love a good ball cap!
Not only because they are cute, but if I am in a not wantin to fix
the hair today kind of mood.. I reach for a hat! 😉


My camo one gets quite a bit of wear.. and I think I actually have 4 or 5 in a camo
print alone.
Maybe I should do a post about ball caps and share the rediculous amount that I have.
my collection.  😉 

Simple Low Carb Pizza / Keto friendly

I have been choosing to eat low carb lately and if you like pizza.. well,
traditional fast food pizza doesn't fit too well in a low carb/keto friendly way of eating.

I had found this reduced carb pita bread option, and I had a low carb marinara on hand so decided
why not.. looks like a personal size of a pizza to me and I decided to give it a try.

Basically I put down some parchment paper on a cookie sheet, 2 pieces of pita bread,
spooned on some marinara, and topped it with whatever toppings I wanted.
I used some cooked ground beef and cheese.

Then I baked it in the oven at 350 degree's until the cheese was melted and heated through,
roughly 10-15 minutes give or take.

It was actually good!
I have tried it with different toppings as well and so far have liked them all.

Now of course it doesn't taste like fast food pizza, but my husband and I
like them so it is a winner in my book.

They are fairly low carb depending on the toppings of course.

I added a picture of the labels so you could check them out,
such as: 1 pita has 9 carbs (or 5 net carbs if you are counting net carbs.)
the sauce has 4 for 1/2 cup of marinara so you can certainly use less sauce to stay within your
carb goals if you are counting carbs by chance.

I thought it was a pretty good substitute when craving pizza.

Plus the fact that it took less than 5 minutes to throw together isn't too bad either. 😉

I found these items in my local grocery store,
and the marinara was cheaper in my store, but I saw that it is also available online
Here or Here, and the Pita Bread which I am also a fan of can be found Here.


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