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Monday, October 28, 2013

Fall Color at Beaver Lake in Arkansas

Beaver Lake is gorgeous in the autumn when the trees are in full fall color. It is the perfect season for hiking on the nature trails, boating and taking photographs of the lake, forests, waterfalls and the rural area that surrounds the lake.

A country road takes on new meaning when there is a canopy of deciduous trees with vibrant colored fall leaves. A vintage barn with a backdrop of hillside of autumn hued trees is a painting that only God could create. The beauty of the fall season is magnificent at Beaver Lake in Arkansas.

Beaver lake is located in the Ozark Mountains in northwest Arkansas. The 28,370 acre lake is a photographer, dream come true. Everywhere that you look you view picturesque landscapes, waterscapes and amazing Ozark mountain cliffs.

One of the things that I enjoy is planning a day trip to Beaver Lake in the fall.  There are rustic cabins along the shoreline as well as mountain top secluded cabins with a birds-eye view of the lake and surrounding areas. 

As long as I have a camera with a zoom lens and the light is good then I am happy taking photographs of the fall color.


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Halloween Home Décor Ideas

When it comes to decorating a traditional home for Halloween you can do so by adding a few complimentary home accessories that accent your room. 
Today I met with a client of mine who has a traditional reading room with tufted style accent chair, antique style round table, book shelf and Dale Tiffany floor lamps.  The room has a gas fireplace with a lovely carved mantle.  The ambiance of the room was very cozy and I would love to decorate it for Halloween. 

My client said that she needed some ideas on how to decorate the room.  Since my client is someone who does not have a visual sense, I told her I would gather some ideas for her and create a Halloween reading Room set at Polyvore. 

I worked on my set today by setting up a room that my client could relate to and then emailed her my finished set.  My client responded tonight and said that she loved my ideas and asked me when I could decorate her reading room?

Tomorrow I will meet again with my client to inventory her Halloween decorations and then I will know exactly what she needs for her reading room.

You can view the products that I used in the traditional living room image by clicking the image and you get more decor ideas by viewing these Halloween Zazzle Products.  I think any of these products would compliment a traditional den, reading room or living room.

Happy Halloween Decorating!

Throw Pillows for Accent Chairs and Sofa

Deck the Walls for Halloween

 Drink Coasters for Accent Table

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Autumn Home Decorating Recommendations

The weather forecast is calling for a cool down and we are expecting temperatures in the low 50’s at night and low 70’s during the day.  This change in weather is a sign that the autumn season is finally here.  
Last week I took time to organize and pack up all of the summer home accessories and then I cleaned the house.  Now I can head over to storage to pick up the autumn season home decorations. 

I love the autumn season because there are many outdoor activities, parties, and my family loves the comfort food that I bake for them from the harvest fruits that we pick; apples, pears, persimmons and pumpkin.

Soon my home décor will feature festive fall colors and the home fragrance will be the scent of cinnamon, pumpkin and spice.  I want the ambiance that is cozy, warm and welcoming for my family friends and gusts.

Happy Autumn to all! 

Here are some autumn home decorations that I recommend:

Autumn Leaves Coffee Mug
Autumn Leaves Coffee Mug by Susang6
Browse additional gift mugs at Zazzle

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Steampunk Halloween Costume Ideas

Every year I am invited to many Halloween costume parties and in the past I have waited for the last minute to buy my outfit.  This year I intend to get the costume that I want ahead of time.  

Today I found a website that featured creative costumes and I liked what I saw.  One of the collections was for steampunk. This fashion trend became popular in the 1980’s. It is a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history and speculative fiction.  The clothing styles are that of the early Victorian era with an Edwardian look mixed with modern fashion. 

The clothing for women has many different looks from cotton ruffled skirts to high-end leather looks and everything in-between.  

I thought a trendy Steampunk costume would be more practical than other traditional costumes that I would wear one time and then store in a box for the rest of the year.  

I decided to buy a basic steampunk Halloween costume that consisted of a white ruffle blouse, corset, cotton ruffle skirt and coordinating accessories; rusty clock gears necklace, cuff bracelet and goggles.  I then could work these products  into my wardrobe. I would have a trendy Halloween costume and a fashionable everyday outfit.  

There are a variety of shoes and boots available and they are not all expensive; costs range from $45.00 and up.  

If you plan on adding your costume into your wardrobe after Halloween then the coordinating footwear would be a smart buy.  Otherwise if the costume is for one night then accessorize your high heeled pumps or laced up ankle boot with a  buckled spats.  The spats fit like a thigh high stocking.  They hold firmly to your leg.   The buckle spats look best when worn with a short above the knee ruffled skirt.

View this You Tube to learn more about Steampunk clothing