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fall porch tour

fall porch tour


See how to transform your porch for fall using pumpkins, mums, and cornstalks.  |  www.andersonandgrant.com



It has definitely been feeling like fall around here the past few weeks.  The weather has become crisp and the leaves have started to turn from green to various shades of orange, red, and yellow.  I'm always a little sad to see summer end, but I try to remind myself that autumn brings its own beauty and promise.  And knowing the suffering that is going on in the south from the recent hurricanes, I am grateful for the weather I am seeing.
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pumpkin ginger molasses cookies

pumpkin ginger molasses cookies


A quick and easy recipe for a delicious fall cookie - Pumpkin Ginger Molasses Cookies  |  www.andersonandgrant.com



When fall arrives, it sometimes seems like everywhere you look is another recipe or product for something involving pumpkin.  I know there are those of you who adore finding a new way to add this fall flavor into your diet.  And then there are those of you who cringe at the thought of seeing anything else involving the orange gourd.  If you fall into the later camp, today is not your day.  But be sure to check back tomorrow to see how I decorated my front porch for the season!
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rustic apple-cranberry pie

rustic apple-cranberry pie


Learn how to make an apple cranberry pie that is bursting with fall flavor.  |  www.andersonandgrant.com



Stop for just a moment and breath in....can you smell that?  That's right......Fall is in the air.  The weather has already started turning cooler here, school is back in session, and with the Labor Day holiday this weekend, we can officially say that the summer is over.  (Insert sad face here!)


Although I'm very much a summer girl loving the hot weather and sunshine, I also readily welcome the start of autumn.  After the rush of a season filled with activities, vacations, and working outdoors, it is nice to slow down and do a little exploring.  I enjoy seeing the vibrant colors and adding layers and texture back into my home and wardrobe.  And there is nothing like the scents and flavors that accompany the season.
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tips for choosing the best cucumbers

tips for choosing the best cucumbers


Learn how to choose the best cucumbers at the market and how to store them once you bring the fruit home.  |  www.andersonandgrant.com



July is the month you really start seeing fresh cucumbers available at local farmer's markets and in your own backyard garden.  These fruits (yes, like tomatoes, cucumbers are a fruit) taste their best when eaten soon after being picked and you can pretty much trust that they are ripe and juicy when buying them directly from the person who grew them.


But what if you don't have access to fresh-from-the-garden produce or you are buying the cucumbers outside of the growing season?

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learning to decorate with confidence and create a home you love

learning to decorate with confidence and create a home you love


Learn the basics to decorate with confidence and create a home you love.  | www.andersonandgrant.com



Our homes can say a lot about us.  They are an incredible form of self-expression and creating that home is a very personal process.  Whether you are single or married, with kids or living in an empty nest, dwelling in a country farmhouse or an apartment in a bustling city, you want your home to be your safe place.....your sanctuary.  It is your haven away from work and the troubles of the world.  And it should be filled with things that inspire you, remind you of happy moments, and bring you peace.  Where you live should look and feel like somewhere you can't wait to return to.

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making a wood bead garland out of a thrift store bracelet

making a wood bead garland out of a thrift store bracelet


This easy tutorial will teach you to create a stylish wood bead garland to decorate your home.  |  www.andersonandgrant.com



It has become very popular to use strings of wood beads in vignettes around the home.  Whether they are draped over a stack of books, falling out of a decorative bowl, or wrapped around the neck of a large glass jar, these bead garlands add texture and movement to any display.  You've likely seen them being used in your favorite blogs, magazines, or even the Pottery Barn catalog.
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