End of the Leaves

November 24th, 2015

Almost all of the fall color is gone and we are settling in for the drabness of winter. At least the snow on the mountains is gorgeous and with the leaves gone, we can see them from our yard.




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Ribbon Wrapped Fall Wreath

November 23rd, 2015

I finally made a new wreath for the door. I have been needing something for in between Halloween and Christmas, but never got around to making something. Then during the move, I happened to find yards and yards of beige ribbon that I had saved from our wedding presents (williams sonoma gift wrapping, I do believe) and a found a foam wreath form. Kismet!

Fall Wreath with Ribbons and Flowers

To be honest, I’m not sure why I saved the ribbon so long. I don’t even remember doing it except that I would have had a hard time throwing away perfectly good ribbon, even if it was beige. I even saved two of the bows intact. Those went on the wreath too. The only thing I had to purchase was a single bunch of fall looking flowers from the craft store.

ribbon wrapped wreath for fall

I think it turned out cute! Especially for coming together in about 30 min. I didn’t do photos for a tutorial or anything because I made it at night in bad light and I wasn’t sure how the whole thing was going to turn out.


The general steps are:

  • wrap a foam wreath form with ribbon, similar to how you would do a yarn wreath. I left spaces between the ribbon (so it had candy cane-ish color blocking) and went back over it, filling in any gaps. I pinned the ends of the ribbon straight in to the foam in the back and then did the same to connect pieces.
  • pin the bows on
  • pull the flowers off of the stems, clip the bud connector part on the back and pin to the wreath form
  • finish up with a pinned ribbon loop for hanging

Ribbon Wrapped Fall Wreath


November 22nd, 2015

Spencer asked me to take this photo and captions it the ‘Sunday morning breakfast brother buddy club.” He is just the sweetest big brother.

Brother breakfast

A November Riddle

November 21st, 2015

If a NaBloPoMo post falls in an empty Internet, does it make a sound?

this post/lack of post brought to you by an insomniac toddler, a puking 6 year old, visiting relatives and the letter 12.

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