Football Halloween Treat Bag

How to Make a Football Halloween Treat Bag…

Sherman delivered doggie treats to some of his friends in the neighborhood last Saturday.  It was fun to take him out and about in his costume and also fun to give his friends treats.  I made a football Halloween treat bag to hold the treats that he delivered.  This was fun to make and coordinated […]

Sherman with Kroger Pet Treats

Halloween Treats (Not Tricks) for Sherman’s Doggie Friends…

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are truthful and my own. Our dog Sherman loves to visit dogs in our neighborhood to play.  He loves to go from house to house to play with his doggie friends.  This year for a pre-Halloween celebration, I bought Halloween treats […]

Five Delicious Soups for Fall by virginiasweetpea.com

Five Delicious Soups for Fall…

  Fall means it is soup time at my house. I love to make a pot or two of soup on Sunday to enjoy for dinner all through the week. Today I’m sharing five of my favorite soup recipes that I’ve made time and time again.   Country Captain includes both chicken and sausage and […]

Monogrammed Table for Themed Furniture Makeover Day by virginiasweetpea.com

Monogrammed Table Makeover – Themed Furniture Day!…

It’s that time again, themed furniture makeover day!  It seems like just yesterday that I was sharing last month’s project, a two toned makeover for a Lane cedar chest. This month the theme is words or letters.  Like any southern girl, I can’t resist a monogram and decided to give a $5 Goodwill table an […]

Vintage Halloween Cards by virginiasweetpea.com

Vintage Halloween Cards…

This weekend I did a touch of Halloween decorating.  Most of my Halloween decorations are ones that I use year after year but this year I have a few new things:  two are vintage and one is new.   My mom passed along two vintage Halloween cards to me since she decorates for fall but […]

Fall Porch Decor in Lynchburg, VA

I Spy :: Local Fall Porch Decor…

Last weekend I ran down one of my favorite streets in Lynchburg, Peakland Place.  I will never get tired of walking or running on this street because of the beauty of the homes.  As I ran, I noticed many pretty fall porch displays and thought that it would be fun to share them.   Is […]

Thrift Benefit Chair Makeover by virginiasweetpea.com

Thrift Store Makeovers to Benefit Sheltered Animals…

  I’ve teamed up with 22 bloggers to help bring awareness to a topic that is near and dear to my heart, animal rescue.  I’ve always considered myself an animal lover but didn’t know true animal love until we adopted our dog Sherman from the Campbell County Humane Society.  Sherman was just a few months […]

DIY Designer Cowboy Pillow with Fringe

DIY Decorator Pillows and Giveaway…

This is an exciting week for fellow lovers of fabric and home decor.  Over the next four days, nineteen blogging friends are sharing DIY decorator pillows made with gorgeous fabrics from OnlineFabricStore.  Not only will you have the opportunity get pillow and fabric ideas, you can enter to win one of two $100 gift cards […]

Fall Centerpiece with Preserved Gourds by virginiasweetpea.com

Fall Centerpiece with Preserved Gourds…

  Did you know that you don’t have to throw away your gourds after you have finished using them for decorating?  I’ve been preserving mine for years and now have box upon box of preserved gourds to use for fall decorating? How do you preserved gourds?  It’s easy!  After Thanksgiving I put them on newspaper […]

Fall in the Living Room

Fall Mantel and Living Room Decor…

  In my area of Virginia it is finally looking and feeling like fall.  Some of the leaves are starting to change and we’ve had delightfully cold night time temperatures followed by cool days with a warm sun.  It’s been just about perfect!  My living room has been decorated for fall for a few weeks […]

Historic Homes Tour in Lynchburg, VA by virginiasweetpea

Historic Homes Tour in Lynchburg, VA…

Sunday was the Lynchburg Historical Foundation’s annual historic homes tour.  I love a home tour and this one is my favorite of the year because it focuses on historic homes in my area.  My mom, aunts, and cousin joined me for this year’s tour.  You’ll want to visit my recaps from the 2009, 2010, 2011, […]

DIY Adirondack Chair

L L Bean Knockoff Adirondack Chairs…

  It’s time for another knockoff tour!  Back in the spring a group of my blogging friends decided to challenge each other to knockoff a project from a popular design store or catalog.  My project for was a knockoff of Plow and Hearth’s Chevron End Table.  For this fall’s second knockoff tour, I was inspired […]

Two Toned Painted Furniture Makeover by virginiasweetpea.com

Themed Furniture Makeover Day – Two Tone Lane Cedar Chest…

It’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day!  This month the them is two tone.  I had to think a bit before I came up with an idea for this project.  After a tiny bit of persuasion, Mr. SP agreed to let me give the Lane cedar chest that he purchased in the early 1990’s a two tone […]

Caramel Apple Pound Cake by virginiasweetpea.com

Caramel Apple Pound Cake…

It’s finally fall, the perfect time for a dessert with one of fall’s food pleasures, apples.  Caramel Apple Pound Cake gets its caramel flavor from brown sugar in the batter.  Granny Smith apples and plenty of butter make this a super moist cake that I honestly can’t get enough of! After the batter is made, […]

Fall Into Cash $250 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Fall Into Cash Giveaway – Win one of two $250 Visa Gift Cards…

Can you believe it?  It’s finally fall!  Are you ready for cooler temperatures and the beauty of the changing leaves?  Here in Virginia the temperatures are already cooler and last night it was almost chilly.  Cool night temperatures are definitely a fall favorite for me. In celebration of a new season, I’ve joined with blogging […]