feeling ducky, 7 random things, and a giveaway

I have 8 things to share with you…

1st…the weekend.

Last Sunday, we decided to have a fire in the backyard in the middle of the day.

It was about 40 degrees out.

We roasted hot dogs for lunch.

Snuggled under thrifted quilts.

Drank hot chocolate.

And, roasted marshmallows.

It was a perfect Sunday afternoon.

2nd…on a whim.

I decided to move the furniture in Lorelai’s room…again.

And, since I was moving the furniture around I decided to add a little vintage feel, too.

I’ll do a full post about her room in the future.

3rd…fabric is fun.

One of the best things about working at my old interior design job was the days when the fabric reps would visit. They would bring their fabric in, throw it on the table during their presentation, and we would pass it around oohing and ahhing.

I don’t get visits from fabric reps anymore, but I still ooh and ahh over fabric.

The last couple of days I have been filling hoops.

We have a big hoop wall in out un-dining room and I have rearranged and added to it thanks to Megan at Sparrow Mercantile. You should also visit her blog…Contented Sparrow.

Anyway, I filled some new hoops for Lorelai’s room and Reece asked if I would do some for his room.

Have you ever seen boy themed hoops? Me neither.

However, I had some fabrics that Reece had picked out on a few of our trips to the fabric store, and some that were left over when I made his {Colton} super hero doll last year.

So, I made him some super hoops…

4th…shiny and brite.

The kids are excited for Christmas.

When they are excited, I get excited.

I found these at Goodwill.

So, we started decking the halls…still being thankful, of course.

5th…crib sheets.

I used Lorelai’s old crib sheet for one of the hoops I made for her and decided to use the rest of it for another project.

I just cut strips of fabric (three crib sheets and a bunch of other fabrics that I had in my sewing hutch) about 2″ wide by 16-18″ long and looped them around a piece of jute. It took about 2 hours and I am so happy with the result.

I love that I was able to reuse her crib sheets to decorate her room!

6th…the un-dining room.

Getting a few things up on the wall.

A vintage metal tray with vintage flash cards (just added stick on magnets to the back of the cards).

A vintage seven-up crate filled with vintage juice glasses.

And the vintage tray above it was another great find from Sparrow Mercantile. It makes me laugh!

7th…vintage linens.

Filling hoops and decking the halls got me thinking about some vintage linens I had been holding onto for just the right project.

So, I filled some hoops with vintage christmas linens!

And, they are in the shop!

8th…a giveaway!

I would like to give one of you a happy holiday hoop!

To enter leave an answer to the question below as a comment:

When do you start decking the halls?

Deadline is Monday, November 19th at 9pm Pacific.

Winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 20th!

home is…always working on a project.

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17 thoughts on “feeling ducky, 7 random things, and a giveaway

  1. kathy says:

    I have huge bins for each holiday, so usually enjoy taking down soon after one and decorating for the next… however, we have a grand boy whose birthday is December 5 and I just do outside decorating for Christmas until after his birthday so the birthday decorations don’t get lost in all that red, green and white!

  2. juliebets@comcast.net says:

    I can hardly wait to see what you have done and I know daddy will be delighted with the warm wonderful things you have done to your home!!!! Love, Meme

  3. closefamilies says:

    Oh I love all of these projects! The vintage is so IN right now, and it would all look great in our little built-in-the-1800s home! šŸ™‚ I love that I started following you in IG so I get a sneak preview of all of these. šŸ˜‰

    In answer to the question for the giveaway… If I had it MY way, I would have already started listening to Christmas music and decking the halls! However, I live with the Grinch… I mean… My husband, and he says one holiday at a time, so we wait until after Thanksgiving! šŸ˜‰

  4. Lori A says:

    I love your “friends around the campfire” sign! So cute! We start right after Thanksgiving, though to be honest we’re already listening to Christmas music. šŸ™‚ Merry, merry!

  5. Maria says:

    We start decorating for Christmas a s soon as Thanksgiving is over…thanks for a chance to win one of your cute festive hoops!

  6. Carla Machado says:

    I start to decorate right after thanksgiving but I have already started with Christmas decorations crafting with my older son and getting this ready. Every night is a new project were both excited for everything to come together. We love decorating for Christmas. Also love your blog. Thanks have a great turkey day!

  7. Erin says:

    Love the hoops. So many fun things around your house. We start decorating for Christmas & listening to Christmas music the Friday after Thanksgiving. We look forward to it every year!

    -Erin

  8. trace says:

    Steph….I want to come to your house and see in person all your beautifully handmade items and fun treasures you have found. Well and of course to see you and the kiddos! I am so so excited to decorate for Christmas this year; its been a few years since Ive really gone all out…and this year is my year to get back to it! We are going to get our tree on Friday (the day after Thanksgiving); we will decorate the tree and house throughout the weekend (except during the Civil war game). thanks steph for sharing your stories!

  9. Cathy K. says:

    I start to decorate the week of Thanksgiving! Little touches, like peppermint scented candles… and a Christmas platter on the dining room table.The day after Christmas, it is my duty to shop and REALLY start to decorate and craft! Right now I’m in planning mode: what to buy for presents, what crafts to make, what projects to do with my nephews. This is totally my favorite time of year!

  10. Tara says:

    We usually start decking the halls Thanksgiving Sunday, but this year our weekends have been so busy that we have decided to do a little bit here and there and really savor the memories we create as we decorate our new home! We endured a bit of a hardship this past year which landed our family of 4 in my parent’s basement for 15 months. When we moved in our daughters were 15 months old and 7 days old and when we moved out our daughters were 30 months old and 15 months old. We are incredibly grateful to my parents for letting us stay with them for so long, but are incredibly relieved to be back on our feet again! We don’t take “home” for granted! I am also incredibly glad to have found you on instagram…I love how you’ve decorated your cozy cheerful home, and especially love the looms!
    Happy Holidays! Warmly,
    Tara

  11. Ann says:

    I start “decking halls” the morning after I’ve digested Thanksgiving dinner! 1 holiday at a time! (trying to pace myself.) šŸ˜Š

  12. Christy K says:

    I slowly start ‘decking the halls’ around mid-November. Just a few odds and ends here and there, dressing up a corner or two. The first weekend of December we bring up the tree, then the real fun begins! Would love to win a happy holiday hoop… thank you so much for the opportunity! : )

  13. Tracy D. says:

    We just put all of our decorations up on Saturday. My husband deer hunts, so my boys & I have made it a tradition to watch Christmas movies & decorate the house the weekend of the opening of deer hunting. Thanks for the giveaway-you always have so many cute decorating ideas on your blog!

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