friday favorites 9.30.11

I can’t believe September is almost over! It’s still in the high 90s low 100s here in the desert, and I’m longing for the crisp, cool, fall air. It’s crisp and cool in the house..so I guess that will have to do.

via Organize and Decorate Everything

I really like the colors on this medallion wreath over at Organize and Decorate Everything, made by guest poster A Trip To Holland. I’ve seen ceiling medallions used more and more for non-ceiling decor. I can’t get over the colors..they kind of redefine fall and can definitely go into winter.

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burlap leaf placemats

Since the Fall Equinox has passed, we are officially in fall. Yay! Now I have absolutely no guilt decorating for fall. Our dining table needs a lot of help. It was a craigslist find, and was supposed to be temporary..that was two years ago. We just can’t seem to find the perfect one. Anyhoo, I made some cute placemats to help make the table a little more..attractive. (I think those faux gourds need some glittering!)

These placemats were a little labor intensive..lots of cutting and painting and gluing..but totally worth it.

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desperately seeking soup

I feel icky. What started out as a scratchy throat last night has turned into a full blown cold. I’m curled up on the sofa with the computer while the Sparkletots are running amok from room to room making as big of a mess that they possibly can. And I’m too miserable to care. All I want is soup. In a mug..not a bowl, so I can slurp it in my spot on the sofa. If I was smart, I would have a frozen stockpile of my favorite tomato orange soup in the freezer…but I’m not. So while I wait for Mr. Sparklepants to come home from school with some take-out soup, I’ll dream of some of these soups I’ve found via Pinterest.

Corn and Chicken Chowder via Buns In My Oven

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friday favorites 9.2.11

Yay! September! We are so close to being into autumn that I can taste it. Autumn is officially my favorite season of the year. Although they say spring signifies new beginnings, I have always associated new beginnings with fall. You start a new school year, and the funnest holidays start with Halloween and go until New Year’s. You can’t go wrong with fall!

via Apollinas

This birthday cake at Apollinas (found via Poppytalk) is covered in gold glitter was inspired by a pair of Miu Miu shoes. The cake was pink champagne cake layered with peach preserves and covered in vanilla buttercream frosting. Absolutely gorgeous!… 

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