Christmas Decor: Deer Head Pallet Mount

imageEight days to go!!

Last night we got our last Christmas decorations up… we put our Christmas tree up back in November, but we’ve been working on the decorations for our fireplace for what has felt like forever!!

About a month ago we came across this fantastic fake deer head, which I thought would be perfect for over our fireplace! My husband was shocked that I would even consider a deer head decoration, he keeps teasing me that his farm ways are rubbing off on me.

All that to say… we bought the deer head… and that is were the work/trouble started.


We didn’t want to drill a nail into the fireplace so the solution was of course: a pallet project!!! We could mount the deer head on a pallet that would work as a backboard. And I have ALWAYS wanted to do some sort of pallet project, especially one of the beautiful pallet signs. So I figured this would be a simple first project to try out.


Well… let me tell you this is the first and last pallet project I will be participating in.

Never again.

There where splinters, cuts, nails that wouldn’t hammer in, sweat… and tears. Who knew wood was so strong and uncooperative.

In the end my husband saved the day, and covered the many bent nails, hammer marks, and the other mistakes. Basically my contributed to this project was paint… haha!


I’m actually shocked that the pallet backboard turned out looking normal! And its really all because my husband is THE BEST!!

Despite all the hassle, I am super please with the final product 🙂 It looks so Christmasy and exactly how I imagined it!!


Now it’s time to sit back, rest, and enjoy …and of course count down the last few days!!


Merry Christmas!


Fall Decor

sweetnsimpleWell I’ve been adding some fall flavors into my baking these last few weeks…

…So I thought it was about time to add some fall to our home!!!

It all started with a DIY burlap wreath (Tutorial coming soon!!), I ended up having some extra supplies to add a few more fall touches to our place.

Here is a bit of a sneak peak into our home 🙂

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Happy Fall everyone!!

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A Simple Saturday Project: Photo Wall


Arguably my favorite day of the week!

I love the chance to rest and be lazy!! But also its a whole day to get a few things done 🙂 !

I was in a bit of a project mood this afternoon and I’ve been wanting to get some more pictures up in our place for a while, so today seemed like the perfect day!

With my husbands help (he’s a trooper!!), I got a bit of decorating done and some pictures up in our room!!

Here’s the before (I forgot to get an actually before picture without the shelves… but use your imagination and pretend this is a blank wall 😉 )


And here’s the after!! Our photo wall is up!


It was super challenging to get those shelves hung straight and level, we did a lot of measuring and re-measuring … I think I’ll stick with baking as a hobby!!!


The best part is that I was able to re-use some of our wedding decorations and add in a few new picture frames too. So fun! And I’m super pleased with how it turned out!

I love getting decorations up, it makes our home feel even more homey ❤