Paper Cone Wreath

Last winter I pinned this wreath on Pinterest.  

I thought it would be the perfect wreath for spring, and was determined to make it for our front door.  I eventually started this wreath project in March, and after lots of procrastination finally finished it last week!  

This wreath was quite the undertaking!  Once I punched out all of the scalloped circles, I had to hot glue them all into cones, before then gluing them all to the wreath base.  I couldn't really tell you how long this wreath took to make because I worked on it so sporadically, but it took SEVERAL hours. 

Overall, I'm so glad that I stuck with this project and finally finished it!  We had people over on Saturday night and I got so many compliments on how nice it looked on our front door.  

For a complete tutorial on how to make this wreath visit Corner House.  

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My Fall Wish List

Fall fashions are always my favorite, and so far my wish-list is pretty large!  Here are some of the beauties I'm looking to add to my closet in the coming months...
Clockwise From Upper Left:  
                                             Two-Tone Blazer, Piperlime / Vegan Leather Peplum Top, Piperlime

From left to right:


What are you loving this fall?
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Odds and Ends

Our summer is continuing on.   It's hot as can be, so we're pretty much holed up inside during daylight hours just watching the Olympics and working around the house.  I've started to work in my classroom, but can't quite get my momentum going once I'm there to work for any longer than 3 hours.  I still have a lot to do though, thank goodness we don't start until September 5th!

Anyway, here are some odds and ends I've wanted to fill you in on....

  • There is a grapefruit basil martini that I always get at Tommy Bahamas, and we finally decided to try to make them at home this weekend.  They were so yummy that I had 3, yes 3!  Oops!  The bartender filled us in on how he made them, but this recipe I found online is pretty close to what we did.  You must try this yummy summer cocktail, it's perfection.  For another summer cocktail, check out this Strawberry Basil martini recipe that my SIL, VAbelle, recently shared.  It's delicious as well!

  • After 3 years of talking about it, we are finally working on a gallery wall.  We are torn between 2 different hallways, and still want to add a few more frames, but it should be up soon!

  • I recently found this paper at The Container Store and couldn't pass it up.  I love the bright ikat pattern and can't wait to use it soon!

  • CAhusband will turn 27 on Saturday (the 11th) and we're throwing a party!  We're going to keep it pretty simple, but I can't wait to have our friends over to celebrate.  Now if the temperature would get below 110 degrees so we can enjoy some time outside, it would really be great!

  • My Mac died a few years ago, and I'd been sharing CAhusband's computer with him ever since.  Well his computer was fading fast, and we recently decided to buy a MacBook Pro.  I'd forgotten how much I'd loved using a Mac!  

  • I love Mathew Perry, and really want to like his new show, Go On, but I think the previews are just making it look horrible.  Not to mention they're over publicizing it during the Olympics.  Anyone else agree with me on this?

  • We still haven't seen The Dark Knight Rises and it really bums me out.  I just can't get excited to see it anymore after the tragedy in Colorado, so I think this is one that we're going to wait for on Blu Ray.  

Alright, I think that's all for now!  Have a great week everyone.

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