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Fall Dining Room Makeover

One of the major holidays during the fall season is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the time of year when families gather around their dinner table and give thanks to God Family & Food. Although the look of the table might seem far down the list of importance, but to some it’s really important as their family approach the dinner table to break bread.

This Thanksgiving is very special because God has spared our lices

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One of the major holidays during the fall season is ThanksgivingThanksgiving is the time of year when families gather around their dinner table and give thanks to God, Family & Food.  Although the look of the table might seem further down the list of importance, some may feel it’s really important as their family approaches the dinner table to break bread.

GOD

Family

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THANKSGIVING

This Thanksgiving is very special because God has spared each of our lives and we continue to witness miracles of his glory.  

I have share a view of my Dining Room Tablescape through a collage of photos. I have so included a link so that you may see the making of my Dining Room Tablescape.  Please enjoy and let me know what you think.  Stephanie K. 

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How to Decorate & Arrange a Tiered Basket

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I like decorating tiered trays for all seasons and every reason.  The goal of decorating tiered trays is for you to be happy.  There are no golden rules, at least not for me.  My style is and will always be Modern Liveable.    The number one suggestion that I have is to have fun.  You should create tiered trays that are adorable, just to look at, or cute and functional.  You should own your goal in arranging your tray.  I have shared some pictures of two tiered trays that I have decorated for the fall.  I have also included a video with full details about how I decorate and arranged each one.  







Florals are a great to add color and beauty. They can also help close up some of the spacing issues that you may have and hide unwanted views.



One key is to add height and depth wherever you can. This will increase the velocity of your display.






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If there are any questions or comments concerning this article or the video, Please contact me using my CONTACT page.

 

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Gift of Peace

25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. 

26 It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. 

27 Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required,

28 Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:

29 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
    you may now dismissa]”>[a] your servant in peace.
30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,
31     which you have prepared in the sight of all nations:
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
    and the glory of your people Israel.”

 

33 The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him.

34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: “This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against,

35 so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

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Fall Inspired Home Tour

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This wreath was home made with pumpkin sprigs obtained form the Habitat for Humanity Restore.




Cinnamon Broom
with chalk and memo board

The season of Fall is the time of the year when the weather changes from heat to calm.  Because I love decorating for every season and any reason, I added a little aspect of Fall into every room in my home.  I have added pictures to this blog post so that you can see the result of my vision for the fall.

In the fall leaves are falling and Autumn is calling.  Autumn is known as the second (2nd) Spring, because like the flowers the bloom in the spring; the colors of the leaves make changes.  Also, remains a times of the year to watch the change of nature appear.  This change is usually a slow change, but if you take time to sit, you can Xantech the leaves turn colors.

When decorating for the fall, I try to make simple and small, but unique changes.  I have shared pictures of the great room, dining room, sitting room, bedrooms, and bathrooms.  In the living room, I made changes by adding pillows in fall colors and my theme colors.  I added fall-inspired trays and decor.  I Also added a fall theme over the fireplace and on the mantel.  For example, when spelling the word H O M E, I used a pumpkin instead of the letter E. Pumpkins are winter fruits that come out in the fall.  I also added small pumpkins to a try on the coffee table with candle the adorn seasonal colors. I used small floral sprays and ribbon to add flavor to many surfaces; with seasonal colors to adorn areas and flowers were changed throughout adding seasonal joy. I used seasonal colors or flowers to adorn and showcase flowery autumn blooms in my spaces.

The dining room was a focal point in the fall decorating plan, because one of the most significant holidays in the fall is Thanksgiving.  I prepared the dining room table for a Thanksgiving feast.  I highlighted every aspect of the dining table and dresses the buffet for use.  I dressed the table settings to be pleasant to the eye and not too matchy match.  The centerpiece was glamourfied so that the focus was present in the doing room table.  The theme was owls with were using sparingly and adorned the top layers of my place settings.  

Full view of the Dining Room



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Leaves are Falling


Serving for Four


Autumn is Calling





Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower…


Hand towel and soap

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn colors.




Most rooms and spaces were dressed with subtle energy with the goal of maintaining comfortability.  In the bedroom, just a simple change to one pillow changed the entire room.  In another bedroom a simple cover a the end of the bed made the entire room change.  This cover pictured may also be used as a table runner when rearranged your fall decor for the next season.  

In some places a simple box or a floral spray gave autumn life to a room or space.  In the bathroom, a simple change of the soap or pump and towel can make the change in the bathroom for that August vibe.  

The main goal of seasonal change should be to give continuous life to your home and happiness to your family and visitors. when selecting your colors, traditional colors are not the rule, but they are an option.  Choose colors that inspire you to fashion your home.  This is the same rule which should apply to your theme.  Choose a theme that gives you the energy and motivation to prepare for and embrace the season.  



Accents on the sink were featured in green and yellow. The tray features soap and lotion buried in green and yellow leaves. This is a whole stem and the steam was twisted in the needed direction.

The vision you have in your mind, should be revealed in the decor you utilize to make your space or home Autumn Complete!

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Living Room Tour 2020

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Daffodil Lane is the place where I reside. It is a place of happiness where my creativity flourishes. I love every room of Daffodil Lane from The Entry to The Movie Theater. I love making myself laugh and smile, as my creative feelings flow through my home. There are no rules to how creativity flows, so there should be no rules to decorating. I live each day thinking, dreaming, and wondering up new ideas. I spend countless hours on Pinterest. There is no such thing as “I can’t”, “I shouldn’t”, “I won’t” at Daffodil Lane. It is my home, my crib, my cottage, my refuge, my retreat, my safe place, my play space, my haven… I call my style Modern Livable.

I have captured a few photos of the living room to share with you. Please enjoy the view and let me know if you have any questions or additives about the living room and/ or the seasoning I have poured into my home.

 

 

The living room is the place in our homes where we invest in bonding and cohesion of family and friends.  It is also known as the Family Room, Great Room, Sitting Room, Front Room, Den, Lounge, Drawing Room, Waiting Room, TV Room, Reception Room, Morning Room, Salon, or Parlor.  

It is a favorite location in the house that we talk, converse, play board games, watch television and movies, reminisce, listen to music, discover, discuss, and debate world events, have parties, enjoy each other’s company and simply chill out.  

The living room is perfect place for creating synergy.and an environment of or a creating the perfect atmosphere.  There are for unique elements that can help create the synergy in a living room environment:  theater, automation, color, dual functionality, and livable (liveable)..  

 

The use of live plants delivers nature into the home and brings dose of health into the home.  There are many positive reasons for decorating with live plans such as energizingg the mind and bringing calm into a stressful life.  Special care is need to keep plants healthy so there is a minimal amount of maintenance require as in any and everything.  

The lighting is one of the biggest sources that needs to be rectified before beginning to decorate.  It is importance that your room have the right light for its space to be productive and lively.  Lighting alone can transform a room, so don’t leave it for last.  The selection of lighting  places a big role on color selection for paint for your walls, flooring, and your furniture.

The focal point of this living room is the TV Wall.  This wall was covered with a damask printed wallpaper that is a neutral tone and can blend with many color palettes.  The wallpaper was selected as the feature wall because its ability to quickly draw the eye of the viewer whether you are seeing it for the first time or see it on a daily basis.  It still mesmerizes me.  The neutral colors were selected so that the room can change colors without lots of movement within the room,  The teal color can not only be replace by the movement of the teal with in theorem, it can also grandstand when desired.  The feature paining on the walls has the ability to blend multiple colors in the living room with any season or holiday.

Neutral Tones inspire this living room with highlights of teal.

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Keeping Your Home Clean & Bacteria Free (99.9%)

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Many companies have compiled their method of obtaining a squeaky clean home!!! I have compiled a short list of articles for your reference.

The magazine Real Simple has an annual feature magazine on Cleaning in its April addition. Additionally, they have a book titled Real Simple: Cleaning. Enjoy these articles and find some pointers that may assist you in your quest for ensuring a bacteria-free home. 

 

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The Deck Project

Outdoor living is the heart of spring, summer, and fall living. When we get a great day of weather in the winter, we remove all of the covers and run outside to enjoy the weather.  

Here I share my deck addition to my home and share how I decorated and furnished my deck.  I wanted to share my ideas as part of my Home Tour.

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Lasting Moments

On July 30, 2020.  Former President Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. delivered the Euology of the late Congressman/Representative John Lewis’s funeral.  The eulogy was delivered with passion and strength.  It defined John Lewis’s character as a Man, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Trailblazer, Leader, Civil Rights IconPatriot, Freedom Rider, Activist, Politician, Congressman, Representative, Georgian, Alabamian, and the Moral Conscience of the Congress.  He was known for…  

 

“GOOD TROUBLE”


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The Ultimate Craft Room Tour

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The Craft Room in my home is my favorite room in the house. When creating the craft room, my first thought was which craft activities I wanted to explore.  I decided that I wanted to go gift wrapping, vinyl crafts, t-shirts, wood appliqués, jewelry making, pillow cases, throw pillows, card making, paper crafts, sewing, embroidery, and most of all decorating.

I knew that I needed a place to store both my equipment and supplies in my craft room, so I purchased two (2) oversized cabinets from Lowes to store my equipment and supplies.  I also decided that I wanted some open shelving for some of my equipment and I wanted island storage cabinet for my gift warp center.

I purchased opening shelving from IKEA to store my SilhouetteCameo, Singer Sewing Machine, an Embroidery Machine.  I purchased in-stock cabinets from Lowes (Diamond NOW), to assemble my gift wrapping island/center, for the purpose of storing my gift wrap resources and other items.  On my L-shaped countertop I placed my heat press, my hat press, my computers, and markers.  I use the surface to work on my projects.  I have a desk that I use when I am sewing and also to hold my master (default) printer on the top of its surface.  each side of the desk has surfaces and places for sorting and storing books, magazines, and paper.  I also keep my office products inside my desk drawer.

This Ultimate Craft Room has been a Dream Come True!!!

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Creativity

Creativity is exploring the  opportunity to express personal thoughts and ideas that are embedded in the mind of the creator.
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