Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Fall Wreath

Today I share with you my Fall wreath.  I like it.  It didn't look like this when I first bought it many many years ago.  But it had pieces and parts that really reflected the colors of Fall, so I decided to give it a facelift.

The grapevine wreath base was a standard brown.  Which, over time, had become more and more dull.  Since our house sits back a ways from the street, I wanted something that would be brighter overall.  So...out came the trusty Krylon spray paint, and voila!  Now I have a nice bright wreath base that stands out against the black door. 

Then I added the orange ribbon.  Again, a bright touch that will transition well from Fall, to Halloween, and then back to Fall.  Once that was in place, I started adding back all of the leaves and fruit that were part of the original wreath, as well as some other items I had collected over the years.  Things like that I just don't throw away!

I'm happy with how this looks.  I really like the contrast of the colors against the door, and other than my ribbon and spray paint purchase, it cost $0 to put together!

What's hanging on your front door? 

Martha Stewart

Centsational Girl

Thursday, September 2, 2010

It's Almost Here!

I'm talking about Purdue football!

Two more days until the big opening game - Notre Dame in South Bend.

We're avid Purdue fans.  Even more so since my husband's son became part of the team.  Since this is his last season, this year is even more special. 

There's so much to enjoy - the tailgating, the pre-game traditions, the band (the drum!), the rivalries, SHOUT, and a brand new Purdue Pete!

The next 3 months will be football every weekend, cheering for the black and gold.  It's so much fun joining my parents (30 year season ticket holders!) for the games.  We've been talking about football all summer, getting psyched up for this season.  We have high hopes for our team - we want to go bowling in January!

And what better way to start the season than against Notre Dame.  

Two more days and the fun begins....

It's time to Boiler Up, Hammer Down!