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    Our Fall Family Photos 2015

    Oh Lovely Day fall family photos | Jennifer Roper Photography

    Since our days as a family of four are quickly coming to an end and we will soon be a party of five (still not used to the sound of that!) I thought I would share our last photoshoot as a family of four. Calvin was (and still is) at the age where he’s almost impossible to photograph — always on the move and beyond frustrated if you pick him up, stop his flow, or want him to do anything that isn’t what he’s doing already. Even though I know that Jennifer Roper is a brilliant photographer, I was doubtful we’d end up with one usable holiday card photo. But as usual, she got some amazing photos of the boys which really showed their little personalities perfectly.

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    Not bad for one uncooperative toddler and a momma who was 32 weeks pregnant and almost had a hormonal breakdown five minutes in, am I right? That Jen is a miracle worker, I tell ya. Oh, and I’m taking advice from mommas of three (especially three boys) on how to survive and thrive in a house full of energy and testosterone below :)

    Photos: Jennifer Roper Photography. Jennifer Roper is a Lovely Vendor. If you would like to be considered for the Lovely Vendor Guide, apply here.

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    Thanksgiving Harvest Wedding Inspiration

    Autumn Bounty Orchard Inspiration | Oh Lovely Day | Gather Events, Chris & Kristen Photography, The Vine's Leaf, Claire Pettibone

    I originally shared this stunning harvest shoot last fall, but I love it so much and think it is so perfect for this week that I had to revisit it and share it again. I’ll be sharing a round up of my favorite Cyber Week deals on Friday, including my favorite small businesses and brands and some larger sales as well. Until then, I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I’m thankful for so many things, but included in that are all of you: readers, followers, creatives, vendors, fellow mothers, bloggers, sponsors, and everyone who keeps Oh Lovely Day going. Thank you.  Read More »

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    DIY Succulent Pumpkins

    DIY Succulent Pumpkins | Oh Lovely Day

    If you follow me on instagram you saw I was busy making some fun fall goodies over the weekend. These DIY succulent pumpkins combine two of my favorite things: succulents and cute mini pumpkins. They are so easy to make, look fancier than just displaying mini pumpkins, make for great fall decor, and are also great for gifting! I made all of these while my older son and my husband carved a jack-o-lantern.

    DIY Succulent Pumpkins | Oh Lovely Day

    What You’ll Need:

    • a variety of small succulents
    • a variety of mini pumpkins and gourds (the smallest ones and the knobby gourds are harder to work with)
    • a sharp paring knife
    • a spoon for scooping

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    How To Make Them:

    1. As with carving a regular size pumpkin, cut the top off of the mini pumpkin or gourd with a paring knife. I tried a variety of sizes and found a small but sharp paring knife to work best, and feel the safest.
    2. Once you’ve cut the top off, scoop out most of the guts of the pumpkin.
    3. Choose one of your succulents and plant it inside the empty pumpkin. I found that the dirt that came with the plant was enough to fill the pumpkins, but if you choose a larger one you may need more.
    4. Display, gift, and enjoy! They are seriously that simple.
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    Don’t you love!? These are my new go-to decor for fall. I think I love them as much, or maybe more, than my bottle brush tree snow globes that are my Christmas DIY go-to! I’d love to see these if you make them, so be sure to post on instagram and tag them with #ohlovelyDIY so I can see!

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