Pecan Crescent Cookies

Pecan Crescent Cookies perfect for gift giving via Our Southern Home

  The holidays are upon us and than means feeding our sweet tooth…or I should say mine. Sweets are my weakness.  I just can’t say no. My mom’s Pecan Crescent Cookies have always been a favorite of mine. Today I’m sharing her recipe along with the continuation of our Cookie Swap Party this week. In case you’ve missed any of this week’s cookie recipes, you can catch up below with the entire listing!     Friday,  we are hosting a

Deer Head Silhouette Pillow

Easy deer pillow made with your Silhouette Cameo or cut free-hand. Use a ready made pillow cover and it's completed in no time by Our Southern Home

  Today is the Secret Santa Blog Tour. This is my first….it has been a lot of fun.  I’m sharing how I made this oh so easy No Sew Deer Head Silhouette Pillow. This can be made with or without a Silhouette Cameo! *contains affiliate links*     I really thought over this project. I always do when a gift is involved. I knew I wanted to make a  deer silhouette pillow, but had to decide on the fabric! I love the

Affordable Plaid Fashion Finds

2014 Affordable plaid fashion finds via Our Southern Home

    Welcome to Favorite Things Friday #5…..Affordable Plaid Fashion Finds       Last week I shared with you plaid inspiration for the home HERE. This week it’s in fashion. You are not going to find over the top high fashion mentions here. All will be with affordability in mind…something I’d spend money on. Let’s get started with some favorites that I’ve come across. I’ve been a big fan of Eddie Bauer for years. Flannel is so cozy in

Chalk Painted French Chair

Painted French leather chair with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints in Primer Red and Old White by Our Southern Home

It’s time for our Themed Furniture Makeover Day! This month’s theme is RED. I really don’t use red in our home, but I do use rusty reds and burgundy. I painted a French leather chair with Annie Sloan Chalk Paints in Primer Red and Old White.  I really love how it turned out.   It used to look like this.   Like this when I bought it. I originally painted it old white with clear wax. I left the leather

Decorating with Plaids

Festive ideas for decorating with plaids for the holidays via Our Southern Homr

    Welcome to Favorite Things Friday #4………Decorating with Plaids!   It doesn’t matter if you are from the south, up north, out west or another country for that matter….plaids are hot. Plaids create a warm, cozy, casual atmosphere.  I don’t know about you, but that’s what I want in the fall and winter. Since a lot of us are starting to plan out our Christmas and winter decor….I’ll focus on that today.     Rustic Porch by Polson Furniture & Accessories

On The Front Porch


Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I’d like to share a bit about a fabulous site called Porch. You may have seen the signs at Lowes in your area.  Porch is a home network that allows you to find the right professionals, get inspired, and manage your home….for free. Taylor from Porch emailed me a few weeks ago asking if she could interview me for a new series that they had started On the Front Porch. The questions that Taylor had for

Orvis Inspired JOY Wall Hanging

Orvis inspired JOY wall hanging for much less from Our Southern Home

  Today is my first holiday project to share with you for the upcoming Christmas season. Today I’m sharing my Orvis Inspired JOY Wall Hanging. It can be used as a wreath. Be sure to checkout all of the other projects below from my blogging friends! Check back all week for new projects added!   You will need: 10 foot piece of lattice for the frame E6000 adhesive J and Y 9.5inch craft letters white paint grey or brown spray

Favorite Things Friday #3

Favorite Things Friday at Our Southern Home

It is hard to believe that it is November…..The hustle and bustle of all the upcoming holidays is now upon us! I know it may sound nuts, but I’ll start decorating for Christmas next week. We are going to mom’s for Thanksgiving so I can get away with it. It gives me plenty of time to get decorated, photograph and get it to you right after Thanksgiving.   Onto some pretty! I have dining rooms on the mind. I’ve been working

Over 30 Thanksgiving Side Dishes

30+ Thanksgiving side dishes and more from Our Southern Home

Today I am sharing over 30 Thanksgiving side dishes and more! Guaranteed to make your guest’s mouth water! Most of these are new to me and could really be used anytime of the year! So go and pick out your most flexible pair of elastic waist pants and get ready to chow down! This was our Thanksgiving table from last year. I am deciding now on how to set it this year. You can view it all HERE.   Parmesan

Favorite Things Friday

Favorite pins, rooms, ideas and more at Favorite Things Friday via Our Southern Home

Happy Friday!!! I hope it has been a wonderful week for you. I’ve been working on painting the dining room this week. I’ll be putting it all back together over the weekend. It really wasn’t a bad as I thought it would be….painting over those dark red wall! It’s so light and airy. I can’t wait to share it with you!   Halloween is almost here so I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Halloween pins.   My

Learn How to Paint Words

Great tutorial! Wanting to paint words on signs and furniture? Learn how at Our Southern Home!

This month’s painted furniture theme is “Words!” Wanting to paint words on signs and furniture? Learn how with all of today’s projects! I look forward to participating each month. But this month has been crazy busy. On top of wife, mom and blogger…..I had to go and add Realtor to the mix. I’m loving it by the way. I started painting our dining room on Sunday. If you follow on Instagam, you’ve seen a bit of that. I started to

Felted Leaves Wreath

Felted Leaves Wreath made from Goodwill sweaters by Our Southern Home. #felted #felted leaves #fallwreath

Several years ago I knitted my mother a large tote bag and then felted it. It turned out beautifully, and I was ga-ga over felted items. Felting is really a simple process. Since the knitted project that I made used yarn that was 100% wool, I decided to try this with old sweaters. I went to Goodwill and purchased 3 sweaters that were 100% wool in fall like colors. Since they were from the thrift store I wanted them washed.