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#FridayFavorite: Beanbag Door Stopper

This week’s #FridayFavorite is both cute and functional! I found this adorable Open Door Decor beanbag door stopper at a boutique in Door County, WI. (Vacation shopping trips are so much fun!) The boutique owner told me that these are by far her best seller. She just can’t keep them in stock. The coolest thing about these door stoppers, when they aren’t in use, they can be hung on the door handle. Super clever!

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I found Pavilion Gift Company online and they have a ton of cute designs to choose from. My doorstop definitely fits our house, “Welcome to our loud crazy fun home“. We definitely fit that description —at least everyone but me. 🙂

Pavilion also has a nice selection of door draft stoppers with some fun sayings. I say check it out! It is this week’s House Fenway #FridayFavorite!

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DIY: Thanksgiving Print Freebie

We are well into October and before you know it will be the holiday season! This year is just flying by. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. (How’d that happen?) What a wonderful holiday full of thanks, yummy food and family time.

I’ve made a fun and easy DIY project you can all do at home to get your space ready for Thanksgiving.  A watercolor gather print. All you need is a frame (8×8 or 8×10 work best), scissors and a printer with letter sized paper. Download and print the FREE “gather” artwork and cut it to fit your frame. Pop the print in and voilà – instant, inexpensive art!

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Download art here >

There are so many fun ways to use this print. Here are some examples I came up with. The possiblities are endless!

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Try an arrangement on a sofa table or side table. I picked up some cute gourds and berries and arranged them on top of an orange floral runner.

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Make a grouping on a tray and/or ottoman. Add items of varying heights to create visual interest. I added some mercury glass candle sticks for height and a pumpkin candy dish for a pop of color (and to satisfy my sweet tooth!)

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Place it on an end table next to a chair or sofa. Again, the candy dish. I like my sweets!

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Layer a fireplace mantle. Stacking pictures gives visual dimension. I scattered some fall leaves to give a little color interest.

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Hang it by itself or on gallery wall.

I’d love to see how everyone uses it! So get to it. Share your pics on instagram and hashtag #Housefenwayfun. Enjoy!

 

 

 

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#FridayFavorite: Farmhouse Candle Company Melts

I couldn’t wait to share my #FridayFavorite this week, Farmhouse Candle Company soy warmer melts. I picked up a couple of scents to try in my electric warmer and I was not disappointed! If you want the yummy smell of Fall I highly recommend the Pumpkin Cupcake. It’s the perfect blend of vanilla and pumpkin without being overly sweet. I’ve burned through almost the whole pack in a week. It seems I just can’t get enough of it. I also picked up Stress Relief melts which I’m saving for the upcoming stressful holiday season. I’m sure I’ll need them!

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Farmhouse Candle Company, based in Fort Atkinson, WI also sells jar candles and warmers.  All of their products are made with soy wax which is free of stabilizers and dyes. And the best part of it all, a portion of each sale is donated to the Lewy Body Dementia Association to help fund research for a cure on behalf of the owner’s mother who passed this last June.

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I highly recommend products from Farmhouse Candle Company . I love to support local and grassroot companies with a great mission. That’s why they are this week’s #FridayFavorite.

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Free October Desktop Download

Can you believe it, October is almost here! Are you ready? I am. Apple cider, pumpkins and Halloween. October is a great month! Make sure your space is ready, including your work area. I’ve created a fun fall set of October calendars for you to use. Both decorative and functional, it will help you get through the month! Enjoy.

Desktop Download

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Tablet Download

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Mobile Download

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#FridayFavorite: Spooky Skeleton

imageEvery Friday I will be featuring one of my favorite décor items. This week my #FridayFavorite is this Spooky Skeleton pillow from World Market. At $19.99, it’s  a great Halloween accent without breaking the bank. I’m a huge throw pillow fan, so it wasn’t a hard decision to add this spooky guy to my collection. World Market had a bunch of matching spooky décor ( I also picked up some matching candles), so you can go a little wild decking your house out in this spooky Halloween theme. Love it!