Monday, October 12, 2020

Crafts, Hair and Fall Decor

 This And That About Several Things

Hello everyone!  Today, in true this and that fashion, I'm kind of throwing the kitchen sink at you with lots of different things! First off, I'm sharing some DIY crafts I've been working on lately. The notecards you see were crafted by yours truly using colorful stickers and blank Fall colored notecards. I find this hobby to be relaxing and enjoyable and I end up with nice notecards, as well!

I also created a Christmas arrangement similar to ones I've been admiring on Pinterest. The ones I've seen use bottle brushes, ornaments, Christmas beads and elves arranged in some type of vintage container. I think they are so cute and I thought about what I have that would work. My container is a snowman cookie jar without the lid. I then created the three paper Christmas trees using odds and ends and then added a bottle brush tree, a wooden snowman and a wooden Christmas tree, assorted miniature ornaments and a clear snowflake. I might try to add an elf when I get out the Christmas tubs but I didn't want to drag all of that out right now. I'm pretty pleased with this result anyway. It may seem early for thinking about Christmas decor but it's really not and I can visualize all sorts of arrangements using odds and ends of Christmas items to display around the house. 

In other news, I recently gave myself a haircut and updated my color. I'm still not really wanting to go to a salon and so, since Covid, I've been doing my own haircuts. It's really not as scary as it sounds. I'm mainly cutting off length and making sure my blow bangs stay feathery the way I like them. I figure it's only hair and it will grow back! I take off a bit at a time and compare sides to make sure it's even. With my bangs, I pull the bang area straight up and cut the ends allowing parts of the bangs to fall as I go. That makes the feathering happen. I'm happy with the results. 

This is what my hair was looking like before and I was really overdue for trimming and color. For color, I like to use L'Oreal (yes, I'm worth it) and it doesn't take long at all to complete the process. My hair picks up the color very fast so it's usually 30 minutes from start to finish. Not bad at all. For awhile I was considering stopping coloring of my hair. It's a personal decision for every woman if, and when, they decide to stop coloring. After considering for awhile I decided to continue with color. I've always done my own coloring mainly because I can't bring myself to pay the prices at the salon. For between $8-$9 per box of L'Oreal, you can't beat the price compared to what one has to pay at a salon!

I've already shared some of my Fall decor but here are a few items I haven't shared yet. This metal container from the Farm and Tractor Supply store usually holds pillows. But, I decided to fill it with my cloth pumpkins for a change of pace. 

Since I took the cloth pumpkins from the side table these wooden pumpkins are the only ones left in the patch currently! 

And, I just brought home some new mums, pansies and a little pumpkin for our back porch. It's raining so I haven't removed the tags yet. I'm thinking about the best way to display these to the best effect. 

Fall is such a beautiful time of year and I'm embracing this season as much as possible. Hope you are too! I hope to see you back here this Friday with some "Friday Fashion." Until then, have a wonderful week and let me know what you enjoyed from this post and what you are doing this Fall!

Until Next Time,


Joy said...

What lovely photos. I think the hair looks great and all those decorations and cards, etc - beautiful and very atmospheric. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

This is my kind of post. I delighted in seeing all your crafting and home decor. I would never have thought to use a bottle brush as a tree, but it's perfect. I like all your arrangements, both for fall and Christmas. And with the skill you have at cutting and coloring your own hair, you don't need a salon. Your new haircut is a very nice length. Thanks for sharing, Debbie. Your posts are always inspiring.

Karen said...

I sure admire you for cutting your own hair! I'm not that brave, but do color my hair at home for all the reasons you stated. Also use the same brand. Not quite ready for gray. Your crafts are always inspiring, and I especially like your Christmas display! I'll be looking through all these ideas again as you've given us a lot to enjoy!