Is it Fall Yet?

This weekend I finally pulled the trigger and went full-on fall decorating. Between chilly running weather, football, and my caramel apple spice drinks from Starbucks, it’s my favorite season. I’m loving copper tones this year, mixed with cozy mohairs and preppy plaids. I picked up a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers mixed with and purple flowers that make the prettiest color pallete!

I’m also so happy to finally have the carpet off my front steps (future blog post, I promise!).

What are you most excited about for fall??

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Scenes from the City

I recently toured the new Minnesota Vikings stadium and I’m so excited about what a beautiful addition it is to the Minneapolis skyline. I work in downtown and don’t appreciate how beautiful it is often enough. Here are some of my favorite shots of the beautiful city from the past few months!

DIY Outdoor Flower Boxes

One of the final details of my shed construction project from last year was to add flower boxes under the windows. You can’t have the cutest shed in the neighborhood without flower boxes. I had a lot of lumber scraps left over from building the shed, and was able to reuse pieces I had laying around, making the total cost of this project free.



Here’s how I did it:

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DIY Industrial Curtain Rods for Under $5

I’m in the process of remodeling my porch and recently found a great deal on navy burlap curtains at Target. Whenever I’m there, I check the back endcaps of the home department looking for clearance deals. I’m going for a rustic Americana look and the navy burlap was the perfect find.

I wanted to find a way to hang the curtains that fit with the theme and the indoor/outdoor function of the porch, that was also somewhat inexpensive. I did some pinterest hunting and saw that people used metal pipes as curtain rods with industrial metal hardware to hang them. I thought this would be a great option for me.

I went looking for metal pipe at my local home improvement store and found the perfect 1/2″ thick pipe that was $1.50 for 12 feet. Hooks to hold the pipe were $0.60 for a package of 4. I left the store with everything that I needed for under $5! The key to the project is walking around with 12 foot pipe and not accidentally bumping it into anything..

Here’s how I hung the curtains:

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