It’s nice to meet you.
If this is your first time to the blog…before we get started on the room tour….
….here’s just a few things about me you might need to know.
1. I almost always…..even with jogging pants…..wear big earrings and red lipstick.
2. I’ve had a few fashion disasters.
3. I tell stories. Like how I’m the talk of the county when I’m supposed to be showing you my home tour.
4. I like to talk and wave my hands around and I love neutrals and I live at the end of a winding country road in the middle of nowhere.
I’m 100% random…..
…..with a whole lot of bless your heart sprinkled on top.
Now there are days when I’m happy I made it through.
And there are days when I’m good.
There are even a few days when I’m great.
But every now and then when the stars align and everything comes together and the heavens part and the angels sing the hallelujah chorus…..
…..there comes a day when I’m absolutely, positively amazing.
I’m not even sure if you are supposed to say that out loud.
It’s a little embarrassing.
So most of the time I just keep information like that strictly to my amazing self.
And just between us…..yesterday was one of those amazing days.
I started adding fall decorations to the living room at the farmhouse. I added pumpkins to the coffee table and fall color to the chalkboard and then I remembered this incredible drift wood wreath that I bought last year on clearance. I added it to the bookcase and then decided it needed something.
Like a little color.
I searched my ribbon stash for something that would work, but I only had burlap and gold and metallic and hot pink polka dot.
Not exactly what I was looking for.
So I decided to make my own.
And this is where the amazing part comes in.
…..because this is drop cloth.
A random piece of drop cloth that I found in the fabric stacks and then I cut it into strips.
Each strip is about 2 1/2 inches wide and two yards long. And then I dyed it.
Just some over-the-counter dye that I had left over from a conference swag bag.
And when I finished….it looked like this.
I found out that drop cloth is so easy to dye. I just followed the directions on the package. It’s super-absorbent and the color soaks up almost immediately and the dyed drop cloth dries a little stiff.
Perfect homemade ribbon to make fall bows with.
But enough about me being amazing….because, you see…..
….I was just going first.
I was simply breaking the “amazing” ice.
Now I want to hear about you.
I want to know about the last amazing day you had.
Are you rolling your eyes and sighing and thinking that no one mentioned to you at the beginning that this was an interactive fall tour?
But we all have a little amazing to be thankful for…..so let’s hear yours.
A beautiful fall day?
A yard sale sign that said it was a 25 family yard sale and the biggest sale ever….and it was?
A recipe that turned out even better than the last time you made it.
A great hair day.
Or simply the perfect shade of lipstick…..
PS After you and your amazing self finish here….you can continue on to the next stop on the tour over at the beautiful blog of Julie Blanner.