AUTUMN'S IN THE AIR...
This collage sums up my feelings about Autumn...Cool, crisp, colorful, & yummy!
DECORATING iS IN THE AIR, WHERE...
For most of us with outside plants, this is the time we have to decide what to do with all those plants that need to be moved inside for the winter. Consider first, the needs or requirements of the plants. Window sills are a good source of light, but consider drafts or heat vents they may affect the plants.
ORGANIZING iS IN THE AIR, THERE...
Get Organized Before the Holidays! The holidays are so packed with stuff to do, buy, plan, & so on, that we get overwhelmed. Take some of the stress away by knowing that everything's in its place & can be found easily...I'm hosting a workshop on Nov. 12th in Maryland to help you get started...Register Here!
For those of you that can't make it to Ft. Meade, here's some helpful tips.
ART iS IN THE AIR, EVERYWHERE...
I absolutely adore gourd art! You can do so much to a gourd. You can carve, paint, stain, weave fabric on it; & the list goes on! It can become part of the decor or a gift for someone special! I picked out a few that demonstrate a variety of styles & uses.
Autumn's in the Air in Maryland...
Even though the leaves are barely starting that mystical change, the nights are getting cooler & the days are getting shorter!
Mmmm...I smell the coffee brewing right now. Is it pumpkin spice? Is it creme brulee? Nope, it's southern butter pecan. I love starting the day in autumn with a great cup of coffee & chillin' on my porch/sanctuary, while looking out into the morning dew!
Decorating iS IN THE AIR, where...
Welcome back to the porch! I can't help digging into the mountain of autumn decor that fills my storage area to the brim. Start with the pieces that make the biggest difference like a garland of fall leaves, or plants in pots that add color to match the color scheme you're going with this season. A trip to the pumpkin patch is a regular adventure for our family. Most places have a variety of pumpkins & gourds to choose from, while @ the same time, offering the best prices on bulk orders.
Leaving all of your items on the floor or ground is boring. Add some height to your porch design with plants, pumpkins, & decorations. Dimension is easily accomplished with height & texture by layering a variety of items. I mix natural elements with glass & metal accents. You can go traditional autumn colors, or more trendy like plums, teal, & coral; or maybe even a little black & white.
organizing iS IN THE AIR, tHERE...
SOME TIPS & TRICKS WITH HELP FROM THE CONTAINER STORE:
ArT iS IN THE AIR, everywHERE...
Pumpkin art is a great way to celebrate the season. You can paint & decorate your pumpkin or carve it to create a sensational display. Some examples of each of these ideas are shown above to help inspire you!
*To make sure your pumpkin lasts as long as it can, wash it off with dish soap & rub it down with alcohol. This will kill any bacteria that escalates the rate of rot. Seal the design with petroleum jelly or a clear acrylic sealer, depending on the design.
getting back to school...
Let's talk about accomplishing goals & taking care of school business! Back to school is the perfect time to start off the school year with focus & motivation. I find that most often, we need some inspiration to get us started. If you don't enjoy your work space, it can make you procrastinate or dread the tasks @ hand. So let's start there...College bound kiddos & people with no dedicated office space, this is for you!
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I recently came across this article & thought it has great information on working with a professional organizer.
For more information on working with a professional organizer, click on the link
March 2019 Newsletter.
Either way, decorating for formal or informal, there's a few elements to a great party!
*Atmosphere: Music, Mingle, Theme
*Space Planning: Traffic Flow, Seating
*Food/Drink: Snacks vs Meals
*Restrooms: Well face it, we all have to go!
For more information on decorating for a party, click Jan. 2019 Newsletter!
I'm an artist, designer, & organizer who enjoys creating everything from small art projects to large scale interior designs. I love spending time with my family, experiencing travel, adventure, organic gardening, recycling/upcycling, & organizing all the time!
Art is an awesome thing when you have the right pieces. Aesthetic art is just to look at, but applied art is functional & good looking!
Being organized is a life skill that starts with knowing how to be organized & how to maintain that organization. It's your life, let's take it back!