Dead and Breakfast Inn Halloween Front Porch

Guests will be dying to get a reservation at this haunting Dead & Breakfast Inn! But, trick-or-treaters beware, you won't be able to get much R&R at this Halloween themed inn. Come on in, and I'll give you a tour of our Dead and Breakfast Halloween Front Porch. In the past our front porch as been decorated as a haunted mansion, but this year I teamed up with Oriental Trading to give our front porch a spooky makeover and I am so excited to show you how we turned our yard into a … [Read more...]

DIY Dead & Breakfast Inn Sign

The past few days I've been busy crafting and creating projects for one of my favorite holidays, Halloween!  Every year around this time I start thinking of what I want our theme to be for our front porch and for our annual Halloween party. Ever since I saw the Better Homes & Garden issue featuring the Dead and Breakfast Inn, I knew I wanted to recreate it some day.  Well, this is the year we are bringing the Leeson's Dead & Breakfast Inn to life!  First things first, we … [Read more...]

Haunted Hotel DIY Luggage Cart

Every year around the beginning of September I start thinking about this year's theme for our Halloween porch and parties.  I love Halloween and it's one of those holidays that I go all out for.  Every corner of our house, from the front porch to the kitchen, gets a spooky makeover this time of year.  For our theme this year, we are welcoming guest and accepting reservations at the Leeson's Dead & Breakfast Inn.  Over the next few weeks I'll be sharing some of the … [Read more...]

DIY Patriotic Serving Tray

I am so excited about this weekend I can hardly stand it.  We have lots of plans for Memorial Day weekend, and I'm looking forward to spending lots of quality time with our friends and family.  But, what I'm most excited about is the unofficial start of summer and my favorite season for entertaining! There will be backyard BBQs, pool parties, lots of porch sitting, and of course plenty of refreshing beverages.  So I  whipped up this sweet and simple DIY Patriotic Serving Tray … [Read more...]

DIY Spring Planter Box

Spring is here and it's time to spruce up your home and freshen things up both inside and outside.  I'm a firm believer in first impressions and this is especially true for the outside of your home.  A porch is one of the first things that welcome guest to your home.  When friends and family arrive at our front door I want them to instantly know that they are welcome and invited into our fun loving home.  This DIY Spring Planter Box is the perfect project to give your outdoor … [Read more...]

Halloween Haunted Mansion Front Porch

Do you go all out with your Halloween decor or do you prefer to keep it simple?  I personally love decorating for Halloween. It's one of the few holidays that I go all out and decorate not only the inside of my home, but the outside too. This year we are celebrating in a big way with a spooky Halloween Haunted Mansion Front Porch makeover that will spook and delight friends, neighbors and trick-or-treaters. I have been collecting spooky Halloween decorations for a few years, and this year I … [Read more...]

Fall Pumpkin Scarecrow

Happy Fall Y'all!  It's September and that means fall leaves, football, cooler weather and pumpkins!  To kick off fall the Michaels Makers are bringing you a creative and fun DIY Pumpkin Challenge with tons of ways to DIY your own craft pumpkins for your home decor, holiday celebrations and even gift ideas. Fall is my favorite season and while it will be a few more weeks before our weather actually looks and feels like Fall, I couldn't wait to decorate my front porch.  This fall our friends and … [Read more...]

Fabulous Front Porch Makeover

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of World Market. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my favorite things about our new house is the front porch.  I've always loved the idea of having a front porch; it reminds me of simpler times where neighbors visited with each other, communities came together and life moved at a slightly slower pace.  And I absolutely love having a space that instantly greets people when they arrive, it's our home's welcome center.  Today I'm showing you some … [Read more...]

How to Make a Custom Pumpkin Topiary

After Halloween is over don't box up your pumpkins, use them to make a custom pumpkin topiary as part of  your outdoor Thanksgiving decor. Yesterday I shared some simple and practical tips for getting your porch pretty and making outdoor Thanksgiving decor that will greet your guest with a pop of color and style.  Today I'm going to show you how to make a simple, easy and customized pumpkin topiary for your front porch. Here are the supplies you will need: 1. Decorative urn or … [Read more...]