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How to make a pillow for less than $3 ~Plus a Giveaway~

I've been working so hard in my sewing room coming up with lots of creative ideas and I'm so excited about this one.  Why?  Because it's super economical and who doesn't love that!   Also, I am holding my first giveaway!
Click here to Enter the giveaway for a $20 gift card
So, lets get started!  Today I made this adorable green striped pillow for less than $3!  And I'm going to show you how I did it, but first, let me tell you how I made this work.
Late last summer I was wandering around Pier 1 Imports (one of my FAVS) and I noticed a few striped napkins in the clearance section.  I thought they were really cute but they didn't match my dining room.  So what happened next, was that struggle we all do in our heads.  You know you don't need it, but something inside tells you "just get it".  Of course that little voice won out, especially when I saw they were only $0.98 each!  Yes 98 cents!
So I put 6 in my basket, brought them home, and put them in my d…

Let's talk about dining rooms!

Hey Friends!  Lets talk about dining rooms today.  These spaces are often neglected, I know mine has been since we moved in.  For my family this is the room we only spend time in over the dinner hour.  We take our food to the table, we eat, and we get up.  So when I came across this Pin on Pinterest it immediately had me inspired to decorate this space!  This article was originally written by Jordan from Picklee.com.  (please visit her blog, her style and ideas are amazing)   This is an older Pin but the styles she shows are classic and timeless. 
After flipping through these I hope you are as inspired as I was to make any of your neglected spaces pretty.
 Here are just a few of my favorites from the list: This space is light and bright!  I love the simple table scape and the amazing beaded chandelier.
This eat-in kitchen/dining area is B-E-A-utiful!  I absolutely love the table and the tile on the floor.  It's just an added bonus that it opens to an outdoor space, which I'm sure,…

Check out this amazing decoration blog ~ The Shabby Nest ~

If you get a minute please check out this great blog I came across today!  I absolutely love all of her decorating ideas.  She has several homes and all of them are decorated beautifully.  
The Shabby Nest: Final Frugal Favorites~
I added a few of my favorites from her site below:
(This is a mini mudroom, what a fantastic idea)

The Shabby Nest: Final Frugal Favorites~
Thanks for stopping by! I home you come back often! ~Jamie

Harvest Bunting Banner

Today, while I was redecorating my Living Room, I decided to make this Harvest Bunting Banner to add to my Fall decorations.  It was really easy and I'll show you the steps to make it here.
Here is what you will need to complete this project:           ~ 1 yard fabric (I used an old table cloth)           ~ 1 brown paper bag (or any sturdy fabric)           ~ scissors, roatary cutter and mat           ~ letter stencil           ~ black paint and brush           ~ twine or ribbon           ~ Sewing machine
Step One:  You will need to decide how big you want your triangle to be.  I did 10 inches wide x 12 inches long.  (I chose this size to make sure my widest letter fit on the triangle)  Since 12 was my longest length I cut my fabric to a 12 inch width.  Then I cut at a diagonal every 10 inches and that is how I got my triangles.  Also cut your backing triangles.  I used a brown paper bag for this project but you can use anything sturdy.
Step Two:  Sew your front and back triangles together.…

Happy Fall Y'all!

Happy 1st day of Fall!!   Cooler nights, pumpkin spice lattes and bonfires mean the season is changing!  
So... today I decided to get my formal Living Family Room ready for fall.  If you haven't noticed, I really like redecorating my rooms!  This process has a way of making me "fall" in love with all of my knick-knacks again :)  Plus it's a great excuse to add a few new pieces to my seasonal collections.  
I got started by emptying all of the shelves to create my blank slate.  I put all of my decor on the floor so I could see what I was working with.   Here is how I got started:

Then I just followed the steps from my previous post to add my decorations back onto the shelves.  You can find those steps here. And voila...




So it took me about an hour to get this look and that included doing a little dusting!  You can totally do this!  
I also whipped up this adorable Harvest Banner shown in the last picture.  My next post will show you step by step instructions on how I made it…

Follow me on Pinterest!

I'm on Pinterest are you? You can now follow me in one easy step.  Just click on the link in this post or on the left of my page and you will be directed right to me page.  You will be able to see all of my favorite things in one spot.   Follow me and I'll follow you back!

Follow me on Bloglovin'!

You can now follow me on Bloglovin'! I absolutely love Bloglovin', it makes following all of your favorite blogs so easy! Once you log into Bloglovin' you will be able to find blogs that interest you and follow them.  What Bloglovin' does then, is gives you one news feed of all of the latest posts from your favorite blogs!  Including mine :)

Follow these steps to make it happen:      ~ Visit bloglovin.com and create an account
     ~ Then type EmmaJanes Porch in the search field and find me!
     ~ You can also find lots of blogs just like mine to follow



Fall fireplace and Country Living Fair finds

I feel like an official blogger now that I am sitting down to write my second blog post.  And, I'm so excited about this one...

     I wanted to share with you all my fireplace/hearth/built-ins fall redo.  My family room is always done with blue and green accents so I kept that theme while I sprinkled in my fall decorations.  I really hope you like it and it inspires you to rearrange for the upcoming season change.  Here are the pictures:



     What do you think?  I love that my built-ins are painted an off-white!  I can put just about any color on the shelves and it will pop.  I have to be a little careful though, they can start to look really cluttered so I repeat "less is more" the entire time I'm placing items. :)  
     Heres how I reorganize my shelves.  I've done this lots of times so I've come up with an easy way to get the look I want.  Trust me it can get very overwhelming!       ~First, I empty all of the shelves completely and lay everything out o…

Follow Your Arrow

"An arrow can only be released by first pulling it back.  When life pulls you back, it simply means you're launching into something amazing."

Here goes something amazing...
I have finally decided to sit down and do what I was meant to do.  Blog!  I am so excited to be getting started.  I have so many ideas running at full speed through my brain I can hardly make my fingers type this post.  

This past weekend my mom and I made a trip to Columbus, Ohio for The Country Living Fair.  This was my 3rd year attending the event and I can't say enough good things about it.  They have amazing demonstrations for just about everything from cooking to keeping backyard chickens to restoring furniture.  But the best part is the seemingly endless number of vendors all selling their unique wears.  They have antiques, furniture, home decor, clothing...  If its beautifully unique, it's there for you to take home and add to your collections.  

Every year I come away inspired to do so ma…