DIY – Fall Tablescape


I can not believe that Thanksgiving is this week, and with it being only a few days away there’s so many last-minute things to get done before the big day. Since most of the time is spent on preparing the meal for the guests, its leaves not a lot of time to decorate your table. I tend to pull my inspiration for fall tablescapes from nature, keeping it clean and simplistic.

I wanted to bring in a little bit of outside inside this year and was inspired by those expensive wood tealight centerpieces in many of the big box stores. Find the supplies and steps below to create your very own. Enjoy!!


• piece of wood (branch)

• Tealights (votives)

• Pencil

• Sanding sponge

• Drill with 1½ paddle bit


1. Find your piece of wood in your backyard or around the area. Make sure the wood is at least double the thickness of your tealight votive.

2. Sand your wood to smooth out edges.

3. Mark where you will place your votives on the wood.

4. Use a hand drill with a 1½ inch paddle bit. So all holes are the same depth, wrap a piece of painter’s tape around the paddle bit so you know when to stop drilling.

5. Insert tealight votives.


30 Days of Thanks

Like most holiday seasons, it’s always a rush once September 1st hits for a mad dash to make it to Christmas, regardless if it’s the big box stores or individuals in general. This holiday season is the time to reflect on the year that has gone by, and with that many have been joining in the #30daysofthanks challenge. Finding even the smallest of things to be thankful for each day, and being able to appreciate it. As it’s almost the end of the 30 days of thanks, with Thanksgiving right around the corner next week, I figured that as this being my first post it would be a great way to start.


Day 23: Today I am Thankful for My Family. This is my first year being a mom and sharing this experience with my husband. We have wanted children from some time and were blessed at the beginning of 2013 with the news. This year we get to share and create traditions with each other that will last a lifetime and will be the start of a growing family in years to come. I am forever grateful and blessed for my son.

what are you thankful for today??