DIY: Pennant Banner

As the holidays have quickly started approaching, I’ve gone into a crafty state-of-mind. It’s all I can think about! Just the other day, I caught myself searching house after house for pinecones lying in yards for a project I’m currently working on. I can’t lie though, I absolutely love it.

One of the latest projects is a pennant banner that I worked on this weekend. It is a simplistic banner that I think is perfect for Thanksgiving! You’ll only need a few supplies for this project. I chose a burgundy color as my paint color because it reminds me of fall leaves & the feeling of warmth. I decided to use a deep blue yarn to complement the burgundy paint while also adding more color to the banner. Feel free to choose whatever colors you would like to make your banner coordinate with your party or home.

After gathering a few sacks of burlap from Goodwill, I cut them into triangles, with the longest side being approximately 10 inches.

After I had cut enough triangles to spell out “GIVE THANKS”, I grabbed my paintbrush and hand painted the lettering. (Be sure to paint your burlap on newspaper since your paint will soak through a majority of the holes in the burlap.) Allow the pennants to dry overnight.

After the pennants were dry, I used the point of my scissors to create two holes in each pennant- about an inch and a half in from both sides and an inch down from the top. And the final step– the stringing! I doubled the yarn to create a stronger line to string the pennants on & allowed a foot and a half on each side for hanging purposes.

I hope you enjoy making your banner & don’t forget to give thanks during this season. It sure is a great one, isn’t it?

Love,
Rosemary

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Painted Pumpkins


I can’t believe Halloween is just around the corner! Only a few more weeks before things get spooky and kids get crazy over candy. While decorating for Halloween this year, I tried to take a different approach and instead of pulling out a knife to carve my pumpkins.

I grabbed a few acrylic paints and a paint brush (& a few friends for company), went to the park, and spent the afternoon creating colorful patterned pumpkins. The great thing about painting a pumpkin is you don’t have to stress over your paint job being perfect!It was a lot less messy & took a lot less time to paint them instead of carving them. Plus, with paint, they can last a whole lot longer because you’re not cutting into the pumpkin!

I definitely plan on painting my pumpkins next year too, and I am already dreaming up some pretty crazy ideas!

Hope your fall is fantastic,
Rosemary

 

 

Sounds of Fall

 

I’m so excited about this weather! I know I’ve said it a million times already, but it just makes me giddy. It puts a huge smile on my face when I can leave the windows open at night and sleep soundly. I just love autumn. I love the changes that it brings- the weather, the trees and how the leaves from green to red, yellow, and orange- it all mesmerizes me.

I wanted to create a soundtrack to this beautiful season.  I was so inspired by the mix of old and new leaves woven together in the tree branches on the streets and sidewalks. It really is breathtaking to see how much the landscapes changes during this season.

The playlist I created for fall is a lot like the leaves- a handful of some of my old favorites mixed in with some new artists that I’ve completely fallen in love with. I hope that you take the time to enjoy this playlist and share it with your friends. I think it’s the perfect soundtrack to a ride through the mountains.. windows down, of course!

Enjoy these beautiful days!

All my love,
Rosemary

It’s Fall, Y’all!

I can’t believe it’s already fall. It seems that it was just yesterday that we were celebrating the warm weather and long summer nights. Now, the leaves have started to turn and fall, the temperatures have dropped (thank goodness!), and so fall begins.

 

Although tomorrow is officially the first day of the season, it has felt perfect all week here in Nashville. I’ve really enjoyed taking in the cooler air and sipping on pumpkin spice lattes (thanks, Starbucks!).

While a new season begins here in the city, so does a new list of personal goals. There’s a lot that I want to accomplish and experience in the next few months, and I am so excited to see if I can achieve them all!

Do you have big plans for the fall season?

Love always,
Rosemary

What We Wore: In Downtown Nashville

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We have been working extremely hard the past few months branding our vision and making goals for ourselves. We took a few hours after our meeting on Monday to enjoy the beautiful scenery our city holds. We can’t wait to share with you our little secret! In the meantime, check out a few of our favorite pictures we took on our break in the city.

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Boots are a favorite part of our wardrobe for fall. We love that there’s so many ways to wear them!

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Bright colors are a fun way to transition your wardrobe from summer into fall. All you have to do is just add a few layers! It’s also fun to pair up old jewelry with new pieces, don’t you think?

Bethany: Shirt-Target/ Skirt-Anthropologie/ Shoes-Anthropologie/ Pin & Bracelet-Vintage/ Sunglasses-Ray Bans
Rosemary: Shirt-Target/ Tank-Old Navy/ Jeans-Target/ Shoes- Nine West/ Necklace- Vintage/ Ring- Forever 21

Have a wonderful weekend!

XOXO,
Bethany Rose & Rosemary