Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Autumn at our house...

Normally I go all-out with fall decor. I love to have lots of pumpkins and pinecones fill our home. However, being jobless has made my decorating budget go from not much at all to nothing at all! Oh well! To be honest I really haven't thought about it much either. Africa has been on my mind a lot I guess. Things like decorating and new clothes just seem less important when I know there are tons of people dying all over the world from hunger, there are people who need help and long for rescue.

Still, I do love this season so here's a few small things I've done to celebrate it. :) (Pardon the quality of the photos. This was the first time I used my new camera...I just didn't have time to redo it!)

I just took on old wreath I made last year, took off a few things and added the scrabble letters. :)
I made some bunting for photography sessions, and while I was at it I made some for us too.
Pinecones from last year....
I made another wreath out of all my old scraps and a coat hanger!
Ta da! At least is sorta fall-ish!
 Ok, this pumpkin bread isn't decor, but it sure was yummy!
And so was this soup! I love soups in the fall.


PS: God has totally provided in the past few days. I've had 3 people give me money for the things I need to bring with me for my trip! I was going to have to get that stuff from Jonathan for my birthday. Yesterday morning I didn't know where it was going to come from and today I will probably have just what I need!



46 comments:

Bethany G said...

I love all your decorations!! And that is so awesome about getting those last few things that you need... God always provides even the littlest things!

Erin said...

Love your wreaths! You are so crafty! :)

Laura said...

I adore your wreath! Have you done a tutorial on Autmn decor before? I would love to have a go myself - I've been after cutesy things for so long, but they're always super expensive for my little budget!

Sierra said...

Those wreaths are gorgeous! Fall decorations have the best colors :) Sierra
Keep Growing Beautiful♥ (Cause You Are!)

Ashley Slater said...

It is amazing how God provides. Praying for you and your trip! And I love your decor...its perfect!

Kaylee said...

Your wreaths are so so cute! I am in the middle of making a new one right now and needed the inspiration :)

meme-and-he said...

you are so creative!! I love those scrabble letters and the bunting!! I may just have to copy these things...

Elle said...

Very cute and creative! I still have to get my stuff out for fall!

the rookie years said...

I love, love your wreaths! I think I'm going to have to copy that last wreath :)

a girl with a smile said...

Love that last wreath!

Haley K said...

what beautiful fall decor...I can only imagine how cozy your place is :) Your wreaths are fabulous! And that pumpkin bread and yummy soup gets me hungry (and I just ate breakfast;)

and how wonderful that you've been so blessed! (i caught up on your last few posts and see that you're leaving for Ethiopia in about week!! So excited for you. Lots of prayers coming your way :)

Haley Galloway said...

Too cute! I am all about reusing things! Funds have been tight for us the past couple years. But we always manage to scrape up enough to make do!

It's amazing to think actually, we are never in a season of need (our needs are always met). No matter how tight money is, we are always provided for.

Stephanie said...

Your house looks just lovely. And I love hearing about how God is providing for your trip. Praying that you get everything you need!

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

God is so good! I love how He knows our needs and provides at just the right moment. I'm convinced he does that to make it extra cool...like there's no denying HE did it.

Love your creative, budget-less decor! :) I'm big on "using what you have"...kind of a necessity around here, too! ;)

Sarah said...

For being on a budget I thought you did an amazing job! I am totally loving the scrabble letters on the wreath. Good job!

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

Tereza said...

great photos, looks like you settling well into this fall weather :)

Creations By Cindy said...

Looks nice but the soup really looks yummy. But I love soup all year round!

hannah singer said...

look at you, all fancy for fall! love your sweet wreaths! pumpkin recipe, please. thanks;)

M. said...

ummm... sorta fall ish?


hello, this is gorgeous and VERY fall.

daniel.and.stefanie said...

I love this!! You did a great job! And, you are SO right, decorations can be so expensive!

Karm said...

those are cute decorations. Ilike the hand made wreaths.
Mmmm pumpkin bread and soup is some really good fall foods too.

Jessica said...

It's wonderful to see God providing for every one of your needs! He's amazing like that. (:

Love the fall decor and that pumpkin bread looks so good!

Breanne said...

It is so wonderful to serve a God who LIVES and answers prayers. He is so wonderful and His provision is always enough. :)

AFRICA IS ALMOST HEREE!!! I am so excited for you!!!

Dawson Cattle Company said...

very creative ideas! and sometimes i like the soc shots much better. happy week to you.

Autumn said...

You are so good at decorating! Mmmm, I love this time of year.

Laura said...

aw. 1st wreath is awesome! the 2nd, is amazing. i want one! lol

Jessea Knight said...

wow isnt God so good like that? just what we need when we need it :)

Emma Frances said...

Your fall decor is gorgeous! :] And God truly does work in mysterious, amazing ways!

mary said...

You are such a lucky girl Jennifer! Woot woot! Love answered prayers :) Oh! And that burlap wreath is cute! xox!

♥ CheChe said...

so beautiful girl. God is providing!! And I like that wreath as well. Your such a beautifully, domesticated little woman. I need some of your talent in my life. ha ha

♥cheche

Annie said...

Your decorations are so pretty! And so good to hear that God is providing for you as you prepare to Ethiopia!

Mckenzie Jean Lund said...

Ugh these are all amazing! So creative, you've inspired me to get started on my fall decor as well, hopefully it turns out as well as yours!

My Beautiful Life said...

Your wreath turned out so cute, and that pumpkin bread looks scrumptious!

P.S. Hope you and hubs had a fun weekend hiking.

Jamie said...

Amen! I am so glad your trip is being provided for!

Love the decor... it all looks so simple, clean and Fall-ish. The burlap wreath is my fav. And the scrabble letters are so cute on the other wreath. I love scrabble.

Hugs!

Rahel Redwine said...

Your decor looks great! Such a cute blog!

Hannah said...

LOVE this. All of this.

Nicole said...

you have inspired me to decorate more for fall. so thank you for that.

also, doesn't God ROCK?! i love how he provides. always and abundantly.

xoxo

rooth said...

That bread looks delish - YUM!

Jeanine (Wayfaring Girl) said...

Soup and desserts baking in the oven are two of many of the nicest things about fall. Necessary trappings for sure. A comfy sweater, and a brisk cool walk through crunchy leaves...yes please :)

Jeanine :)

Heather said...

aww i love this little peak into your home :) i'm so excited for you and your upcoming trip! ps. i always love checking back to your blog to see your new blog headers ;) so cute xo

The Arizona Russums said...

i just talked to my best friend in ethiopia today and it made me so excited for you and your trip!!!

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

Love your on-a-budget decorations. I don't have any decorations up.

So glad God provided for you when you needed it. He is so wonderful.

christine said...

Amazing decorations! You're definitely giving me lots of ideas :)

Katie said...

love the decor, especially the second photo with the triangles on the string, that's my favorite "decoration" of.all.time.

leigh said...

I love all these things! I imagine that you & I would have a wicked craft night.
Hmm? Something to hope for in the future?
Love, Leigh

Drew {Coral Cafe} said...

LOVE the new wreath you made!! So different and adorable!!

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