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What I Can’t Let Go Of:

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Lessons From Jimmy Buffett:

It’s the Attitude that Matters

Know Your Style and Own it Fiercely!!!

Did you know Jimmy Buffett had just one song at the top of the charts?

Doesn’t feel like it, does it! But Margaritaville had such attitude!!!

Jimmy Buffett embodied that very attitude! He owned it and wore it proudly.

RIP, Jimmy

On the Blog This Week:

a candle is glowing inside a garden globe that's covered with preserved Fall leaves

Leaves! Beautiful Fall Leaves

Three different leaf projects in one big tutorial!

You won’t guess where I found that wire sphere frame! So many decor and crafting possibilities!!!

Psst: see the glowing leaf orb hiding on the right side? It is really easy and so unique!

Such a sad, dated fireplace!

You won’t believe the first step on a long path to a full makeover.

The easy, but impactful, first step is right here!

Coming Next Week:

Do you have some faux flowers that just aren’t exactly the right color? You don’t want to miss next week!

That wire sphere frame with the Fall leaves you saw above? It’s making a return visit with a whole new look.

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Sharing From Around the Web

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Isn’t that wall arrangement of Fall florals wonderful?

That’s from my amazing friend Wendy [WM Design House].

And she also made that sweet leaf garland.

Do you dream of an organized pantry, but just don’t have the space?

But maybe you do!

Under the stairs!

See how Lynn [Living Large in a Small House] turned this space into valuable organizing real estate.

Organized shelves of canned tomatoes and such

copper leaf bowl in front of a wood cutting board on shelf with cups hanging from brass rod below

And Amy [Amy Sadler Designs] shared this wonderfully comprehensive guide to bringing Fall in to your decor in 2023.

She’s up on all the trends and knows all the tricks — and it’s super realistic!

I hope you enjoy your weekend!!! Thanks for hanging out with me a bit,

As I said before, I would greatly appreciate your feedback, any special requests, or questions you have.

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  1. Wendy McMonigle

    Oh, I love Jimmy Buffet and his great words of wisdom. I loved your glowing orbs. You are so creative my friend.
    We are looking forward to seeing you this coming week.

  2. Lynn

    Jimmy Buffet will certainly be missed. Thanks so much for sharing my pantry.

    • Diane

      My pleasure Lynn — not only do your organize everything, but you make it beautiful too!


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