Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall Mantle on a Budget

Happy Fall everyone! It has been a busy month but I am finally enjoying my clean kitchen. It has actually stayed clean for more than 2 days in a row! Between canning and freezing my favorite summer goodies, my kitchen started looking like a disaster zone. But it was totally worth it! My pantry is now filled with jams, jellies, butters, dilly beans, pickled peppers and apple sauce. One more trip to the apple orchard and I think I will give my canner a break until next year. My freezer is looking full with the addition of corn, pesto, peaches, apples, roasted tomatoes and herbs. Stay tuned for some simply wonderful canning and freezer recipes.
I decided to take a break from the kitchen and decorated my mantle for fall. This is an easy little DIY project and you can use items you may already have. I used some of my pumpkins from last year and painted all of my old pumpkins white. You can dress them up with some pearls or sparkly bling after they are painted. I wove a strip of burlap between the pumpkins, left over from my burlap fall wreath, directions here Simply DIY Fall Burlap Wreath Project and used my corn of all of colors as an accent. I like the simplicity of the white with a few fall colors. For a look at last year's fall decorating project you can click on this link Simply DIY Pumpkin Decorating Project.
We are looking forward to one more camping trip this weekend! I made these little goodies, indoor smores, and will share the recipe next week!
Enjoy and be blessed!
Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

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