Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fall Mason Jars

I am hoping I'm not the only one still trying to finish up my Fall decorating. 
Now that it's well into October, and I still have a little over a month, it's time to get my butt in gear. 

Today I am sharing a very simple and inexpensive way to add a little extra decoration to your home this fall. So if you are like me and still don't have your decor together, this project is for you, and will only take you 5 minutes to complete!

what you'll need:
mason jars, burlap ribbon, marble vase filler (preferably fall colors), and a glue gun. 

I simply wrapped some burlap and pearl ribbon that I found at Hobby Lobby around some mason jars, glued both sides of the ribbon together with hot glue, and threw in these pretty gems and leaves that I bought at Pier1 a few years back.

And just like that, you have yourself some pretty fall mason jars!

Have a relaxing Sunday!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Ad Space Giveaway!

Melanie Gets Married has reached 100 likes on Facebook over the weekend! Woo hoo! In honor of this triple digit milestone, I am giving away free ad space AND a chance for one blogger to take over the blog for the day! This is a great opportunity for you to gain some exposure for your blog or business!
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Good luck  and have a marvelous Monday!

Friday, October 10, 2014

These Are a Few of My Favorite Schemes

It seems as though each time I hop on Pinterest, I find myself wanting to redecorate every room in my home! There are so many color combinations that I am loving, I just want them all in my house right now. Unfortunately, that just doesn't seem realistic. Maybe I just need a bigger house? 
For now, I'll just be over here admiring these rooms from my computer screen! 

Black, White, and Gold
My gosh, this is my absolute favorite color scheme right now! Black and white alone is amazing, but throw in that gold and I'm swooning! If only my house had just one more room to decorate. I guess I can always use it for some New Year's decor!

Yellow, Grey, Blue
I have been dying to decorate a room like this since we moved in to our home, actually, before we moved into our home. I have big dreams to have an entire finished basement using these colors, but until then I'm redecorating my guest room with these colors. Wouldn't they also look great with a beachy theme?!

Turquoise, Coral, and White
I've been seeing these colors more and more and think they'd be great for a girl's room. What I didn't realize is that I already have these colors in my living room, just mixed with navy and yellow as well. 

Mint and Gold
Mint and gold are probably my two favorite colors right now, so naturally I would love the two combined! The only reason these colors aren't going in the guest room is because of the difficulty of finding decor in just the right mint color. If you can pull that off, you deserve some sort of reward.

Dark Purple and Grey
After my dark purple wedding two years ago, you would think I'd be sick of it, but that is definitely not the case. Currently, my master bedroom is dark purple and grey, and I absolutely love it.
Isn't this bathroom dreamy, though?

So now I must ask, if you were to redecorate a room in your home, what color scheme would you use?

Have a fun-filled, fall-filled weekend!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

"Fall In Love" Printable

It is mid-October already, and I am still adding to/changing up my Fall decor every other day. I feel like no matter what I do, I just can't seem to get everything just right. This is really getting to me since Fall is my favorite season, and throwing a bunch of pumpkins around the house should be a piece of cake. 

While searching for a printable to put in my frame for the season, I kept coming up short. Once again, I couldn't find that one that was just right. So, I did what any other DIYer would do and decided to make my own. 

If you're interested, just click on the picture, then right click and save to your desktop to print.   

I promise a Fall Home Tour as soon as I get my decorating act together!

Also, if you have not yet liked Melanie Gets Married on Facebook, please do! I am only 2 likes away from 100!! Once I hit 100 likes, you'll have a chance to win free ad space and a guest blog post :)

Monday, October 6, 2014

Halloween Camping: A Tradition Seven Years In The Making

This past weekend, we headed to Metamora, Michigan for the annual Halloween Camping Trip. It is by far my favorite camping trip every single year. Every year, we seem to recruit more campers and we always have day visitors on Saturday as well. They have trick-or-treating on Saturday night, and all the campsites are usually decked out in Halloween decor.

Our theme this year was a haunted tailgate/football game. 

It was the ghosts(Eastern) versus the skeletons (Central), and since Adam was in charge of making the score board, CMU won. We were all decked out in our CMU gear. Adam's mom had bought their dog a "rufferee" costume, and we searched everywhere for a CMU jersey for Lucy to wear but had no success. Finally on Tuesday night, I thought to myself, "why can't I just crochet her a sweater?" So that is what I did. 

Didn't it turn out great!? The whole time I was making it, I had my  doubts that I could actually pull it off. When I finished it Thursday night, I was so excited that it actually fit her!

As I said before, Halloween camping is something we do every year. Adam has grown up going on this camping trip every year, and when we started dating seven years ago, I joined in on the fun. We have had gorgeous fall weather, hot summer weather, and cold rainy weather (this year). You just never know what to expect when you camp in October. 

Now for your viewing pleasure, I have pulled together some pictures from past Halloween Camping trips. We looked so young all the way back in 2007!






Well, there ya have it, our fun October tradition!
Do you have any nontraditional traditions that you would never think to miss out on? I'd love to hear about them!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Five Favorite Things About Fall!

Well, hello Friday! I always love to see you at the end of each week! Today I am sharing my favorite things about fall. I absolutely love fall! Come September, I am always ready for the cooler weather, fall scents, and pretty colors. By October though, I am really ready for it.

I feel as though every year, I find more things to love about Fall, so here is what I'm loving this year:

1. Pretty Colors: The leaves are starting to change around here and that makes me oh so happy!

2. Fall Scents: Currently, I loving all the B&BW, Applewood Bonfire being my absolute favorite! I would also love to get my hands on a buy 2 get two free coupon from Yankee Candle.  

 3. Apple Everything: I love all the apple foods associated with fall. Apple pie, applesauce, apple cider, caramel apples. Check out some of my favorite recipes that I've posted about in the past: Apple Cider Sangria, Homemade Apple Pie, Chunky Applesauce.

4. Pumpkin Spice Lattes: I know, I know. Everyone loves the PSL's from Starbucks. My favorite? Getting them frappuccino style.

5. Football Games: I must admit, I have never been a huge football fan. But as I have gotten older, I have realized how much fun it is dressing up in your favorite teams gear and cheering them on. Bonus points if you can go to a game and be a part of the atmosphere! 

What are your favorite things about Fall?
I thought it was hard to pick just five!

Monday, September 29, 2014

White Is The New Blue

I've got BIG plans for the inside of our home this winter. There are at least three spaces in this house that I am hoping to completely transform by the end of what's expected to be a very long winter. 

One of these spaces is the guest bedroom, which I am hoping to entirely redecorate. I haven't decided if we'll paint yet, but what I do know is that a white comforter was an absolute must-have when transforming this room. For that reason, I hopped on the Macy's website determined to find some white bedding to fall in love with. Seeing as I STILL had a pretty decent gift card from our wedding, I thought that would be the smartest place to look first. 

Sure enough, I found something I am crazy about and just couldn't wait to show it off!

The white may look a little goofy now, but it shouldn't for long!
I am planning on decorating with lots of blue, yellow, and gray. 
Besides the comforter, I also have started collecting pillows and fabrics that I think would match the room. *Spoiler alert, my very first sewn pillow covers may be making an appearance (view pillows here).

I am so excited to get started on this room and show you the progress as I go along!
Now I just need to train Lucy to stay OFF the white comforter altogether, which is proving to be more difficult than I had originally thought. Yikes!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fall Inspired Fabric Balls

These fabric balls are a great way to use leftover fabric, and after making some orange pillow covers over the weekend, leftover fabric I had. I used the orange fabric from the pillows and threw in some blue and grey as well. Because of the navy and light blue that I already have in my living room, I am trying to incorporate those into my Fall decor this year. So far, I am loving the way the oranges and blues look together. 

To get the full tutorial on how to make these adorable fabric balls, you can check out my St. Patrick's Day post from a while back (here). While I was way less than exact with my measuring and cutting this time around, I still think they turned out pretty darn cute.

I am hoping to have all my Fall decorating done by next week to show you a mini Fall home tour. :::fingers crossed:::

Happy Friday!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Are You A No-Reply Blogger?

Every blogger loves when people comment on their posts, and I am no exception. I love hearing from my readers, and I love responding to their comments. Unfortunately, more often than not, I am unable to reply to my commenters because of them being a "no-reply blogger." It seriously bums me out. 

If you are a no-reply blogger, you are missing out on so many opportunities to connect and get to know other bloggers. The good news is, there is an easy fix!

First, you need to figure out if you ARE a no-reply blogger.
Go to the top, right corner of your blogger dashboard and click the arrow to view the drop down menu. If you do NOT see the blogger icon next to the link to your blogger profile, you are in fact a no-reply blogger. 

Here's what you can do to fix the problem:

Click on the link to view your blogger profile and then click "Edit Profile" in the top right corner.

The box next to "show my email address" should be checked.

And just like that, you have fixed your no-reply blogger status. 

You should start to notice that you are getting many more replies to the comments you are leaving on other blogs, and hopefully you can form more connections with other bloggers.

And I know I will greatly appreciate being able to reply to you comments :)

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