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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fall decorating with natural outdoor elements!~

Good morning ladies!
(Alex again on the far right)
First off, a HUGE thank you for all of the well wishes and good luck to my son Alex!
Fort Mill band came in 1st place yesterday, pretty impressive for their FIRST competition.
The field conditions were awful as you can see! Kids were slipping and sliding all over.
The dirty knee is actually not because they fell, they had to kneel at one point.

Fort Mill HS band had the largest group, with 153 students in the marching band
 (including color guard)
It was a very, very long day.
 All the bands participating did a phenomenal job!

However, Fort Mill out shined them according to the judging.
We rolled in around 2:30 am, so needless to say not a lot of UMPH! today.

This year with my Fall decorating, I wanted to bring more outdoor nature indoors.
As you know we have a beautiful tree filled back yard.

I made a wreath this year,and I can't wait to share it with you.
It of course was inspired by the great outdoors.

What do you think about decorating with natural elements opposed to faux?
Don't get me wrong, I love my faux here and there, but honestly, I over did it many years back, as I tend to do sometimes.
 I tend to shy away now from not so much.

See you all later on for the NEWBIE party!

I see a lot of you gals are getting the hang of this blogging thang!
Thank you for turning OFF word verification.
I even see my friends out here telling you to turn it off!
thanks all, we will all get the hang of this sooner or later.

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Blogger Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

I love me a good marching band!
We have a beautiful tree-filled yard, too, and I have decorated the cafe' with some of nature's gifts this year and I'm anxious to see what you come up with, too!
I hope you get a nice nap today :)
It's raining here (is it raining there?). Perfect for naptime.

September 25, 2011 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Wow, Congratulations to the band and to your son. I am sure he's worked very hard for them to be the best and such a great honor and memory for them. Can't wait to see your decor. You always inspire. Hugs, Marty

September 25, 2011 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Viki said...

Congrats to your son's band. I hope you don't have to wash that uniform lol.

September 25, 2011 at 12:09 PM  
Blogger Shannon Fox said...

Oh Debbie that is fantastic. Glad the family got to watch the big WIN too! Hope he is feeling better and you guys can all take it easy and re charge today. We had rain last night and should have tons of pinecones on the ground, I'm off to harvest a few ;) Have a blessed day.

September 25, 2011 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

Congratulations! It's hard work, but obviously they performed with great skill. Your son looks super sharp, and how I remember those muddy slip and slide football fields during my son's drumming days. You'll still remember these special times when you're a grandma like me. Rest up today and hug your boys (and hubby too). Peggy

September 25, 2011 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Congrats to the band and to your son! What a great day even though it was long. I love marching bands. Can't wait to see your wreath Debbie. I don't use a lot of faux's but some.

September 25, 2011 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Yay to your son's h.s.! Sounds like he's a dedicated musician, how wonderful is that. I'm sure he puts in many hours of practice!

I love decorating with natural elements or any handmade craft, I think it adds sophisticated beauty to ones home.

Also, thank you for your kind words about my mom, she will be forever missed and in our hears.

September 25, 2011 at 1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congratulations to the band,, whooo hooo! I am a natural girl,, prefer just a bit and have it the real thing,, I keep it simple here,, when in the house I did way more and did more with faux flowers and such,, not here,, small home,, less decorating makes for a bigger statement,, have a nice relaxing day now,,

September 25, 2011 at 2:04 PM  
Blogger Michelle aka Naila Moon said...

Congrats! Oh yes, hate word verification!
Have a great Sunday.
~Naila Moon

September 25, 2011 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Debbie, hurray for his school winning. That is fantastic. Too bad they had to get those pretty white uniforms dirty. That was a long day.

September 25, 2011 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Congratulations to Fort Mill. Alex looks most handsome in his uniform.

September 25, 2011 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Congratulations Alex! Way to go! I love the outdoor elements for decorating. Can't wait to see your wreath!

September 25, 2011 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulations to them all! I know the members of the band are proud.

September 25, 2011 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Congratulations to the band!

September 25, 2011 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I am definitely incorporating natural elements this year (I love them AND they're free!) A friend just gave me her 'spent' Allium flower heads -- they went right into my fall decor! I collect things on my walks with the dog all the time to add inside!

September 25, 2011 at 5:12 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Congrats!!! I know it was a long day for you guys, but what a great job!! I can't wait to see your wreath! I have moved away from faux because I got a lot of grief over it in RMS. I am going to have to bring a little back because I can't keep the real stuff alive and looking good! Maybe in small doses it will be fine! :-)

September 25, 2011 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Gail said...

Congratulations to Fort Mills and to your son! That was a long day but in the end it was well worth it.

Happy Sunday,

September 25, 2011 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Icy BC said...

I love your son's uniform colors! They look so sharp..

September 25, 2011 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

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September 25, 2011 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

Congrats to Fort Mill and to your son!!

September 25, 2011 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger cheeky rose said...

Wow they look so impresive and to continue to shine in such terrible condition is just great Congratulation

September 25, 2011 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Lizabeth said...

Congratulations on the band! We did this with our son too! Fun times!
I love natural and organic elements too, but if I find something that looks pretty real I am not opposed to using it. I saw shiny pumpkins at Michaels the other day that looked so fake I wondered if anyone would really want them? Oh well, to each his own. I don't go by any firm rules, I go by what I feel looks good.

September 25, 2011 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Congratulations to your son & the rest of the band! 1st place!

September 25, 2011 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Congrat to the band on the win! I know it's hard to perform on wet turf. And as a band mom who washed uniforms I'm cringing a little at all of those dirty knees, lol!

September 26, 2011 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger Ricki Treleaven said...

YAY!!!! Congratulations to your son and his HS band. I know you are a proud mama! :D

September 26, 2011 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Rhissanna said...

Congratulations on the Marching Band. You must be very pleased, and proud.

Natural elements? Best thing about them is tha, most of them are FREE! Second best thing about them; every single one is unique. There's only so many designs of faux pumpkins out there...

Having said that, the trend in the dollar stores of a glazed, metallic orange I rather like. I can see that blending into Christmas without too much effort.

September 26, 2011 at 6:21 PM  

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