Friday, December 7, 2012

A simple holiday front porch


Today I finally wanted to spread some holiday cheer with some holiday front porch photos!

I am pretty excited about the front porch this year... mostly because I (mainly) used what I already had on hand.

Besides the burlap wreath (which cost just about $10) and the homemade "snowballs"... I already had everything else just hanging out in the backyard, waiting for next spring. :)

Wreath: I made this burlap wreath (one of my Pinterest dreams come true!) from this tutorial here.

Pine cones: My family and I collected bags of pine cones while on vacation in Mammoth Lakes, CA this past summer.

Snowballs: Dollar store foam balls covered in Mod Podge and then rolled in Epsom salts.

Lantern: This lantern was just sitting around the backyard, and was originally a dark brown color. With a fresh coat of white paint, it looks like new! The 5" vanilla candle was just $3.49 at Ikea... not a bad deal at all!

Bow: Made with dollar store ribbon!

Lighted tree: This "tree" is actually a garden trellis-type thing wrapped in garland (which I found on clearance at the end of last year's Christmas) and lights.

Completing the scene: I figured I might as well put these previously empty pots + plant stand to good use! :)

What's in bloom: Precious white mums!

So there it is... my 2012 holiday front porch. :)

I hope you have a lovely weekend! Happy holidays!


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Engagement Photos! Lake Arrowhead, CA

Well, hello there! And happy Saturday! I hope you had a great week. :)

Today I thought I'd post a few engagement photos from our photo day in Lake Arrowhead, CA... it was absolutely breathtaking, and it will be the location of our wedding in November 2013!

Photography was by my friend Janel of Nellie's Artworks.

Jon was an excellent sport! He usually doesn't enjoy taking photos... so I was very excited that he agreed to do this. :) You may have noticed, however, that many photos were taken from far away... that's why. Lol. 

I hope you have an excellent weekend! And... happy Fall!