Welcome to J Dub’s Wins of the Week and the first weekend of October!
Wow! September flew by.
Yesterday, I was looking at my calendar, and I counted just twelve weeks until Christmas.
And, I also saw that Wimberley Market Days is finally opening back up. Here’s a link to look at the calendar in case you are in Texas in the next few months.
Let’s talk Plant Wins
I featured my Rabbit’s Foot Fern in my fall back porch refresh and tour! Everyone needs this fern in their lives.
Originaly from Fiji, this fern got its name due to the furry little rhizomes that look like rabbit’s feet and grow on top of the soil.
I leave mine outside 8 months out the year, and then bring it insde and overwinter it in a sunny window.
I love army green. I love cargo pants. These are the best of both worlds and I am in love.
Let’s Talk Decor WINS
A few weeks ago I bleached some pinecones. In fact, I am giving away three to one of my Instagram followers as a thankyou for all of the support.
Not to mention, that same follower is getting that pampas grass in the background. I cut it from my yard just a few days ago.
So, if you follow me on Instagram, make sure you like and comment on all my photos each month. I do a really cool giveaway at the end, and, my October and November giveaways are just as spectacular!
Here are some options if you are looking for some HUGE pinecones like mine.
The process is very simple.
- Put the pine cones in a 5 gallon bucket.
- Add a gallon bottle of Clorox.
- Add water to about 5 inches from the top of the bucket.
- Place a rock or stone on top of the bucket to keep the pinecones submerged.
- Leave them submerged for 24 hours. The Clorox water will cause the pinecones to close up.
- Remove the pinecones with tongs.
- Allow them to air dry so that they will open back up.
Tips for the Pinecones
- It does take awhile for the pinecones to dry out and open again.
- Therefore, you can place them in your oven at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for a few hours to dry them out.
- I bleached several sets using the same Clorox water.
- But, if you want a heavy bleached effect each time you bleach a set, you will need to add more clorox to your water.
The best thing about these pinecones is you can use them in both your fall and winter decor.
I am planning to use them in an arrangement on my waxed coffee table on our covered patio.
And, then I’m going to use them as Christmas ornaments on my stairwell garland in our kitchen!
Thank you so much for following along with my Wins of the Week. I hope your weekend has been as Ahhhh- Mazing as you are!
In case you missed it, here are my wins from last week.