Archives August 2016

Harvest Your Own Home Decor

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MISSION, Kan., Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — (Family Features) Warm up your home with this season’s trendiest looks. Put your personal touch on your home’s decor with crafting projects that highlight the best of fall: copper detail, animal icons and pumpkins of every color, including white.

Create a seasonal tablescape or mantel decoration with these Harvest Fall Lanterns created by the crafting experts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. The lanterns lend a coppery sheen to complement the seasonal hues of the pumpkins and gourds. Place them atop a swatch of soft plaid for a multi-textured look that celebrates the season indoors.

For a unique outdoorsy look, piece together a birch wreath using natural supplies such as twig stems, cattail stems and foliage.

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Harvest Fall Lanterns
Skill level: Beginner
Crafting time: 3-5 hours

Supplies and Tools:
2 boxes fall pumpkin and gourd decorations
1 bottle (2 fluid ounces) cloud white paint
Black sponge paint brush
2 metal and glass lanterns
Hot glue gun and sticks

Select two pumpkins to paint white. Paint them and let dry.

Choose multiple sized pumpkins and gourds and attach them to the inside bottom of each lantern with hot glue to begin building a design. Add more pumpkins and gourds, and glue them to each other.

Insert leaves and berries to accent pumpkins and fill in any empty spaces.

Birch Wreath
Skill level: Beginner
Crafting time: 1-2 hours

Supplies and Tools:
Burlap garland
Dark brown raffia
Florist wire (22 or 24 gauge)
Burlap-wrapped wreath
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Wire cutters
Beige twig stems
Brown floral tape
2 pinecone pick stems
2 onion grass cattail stems
5 fall leaf foliage
5 bags medium birch rounds

Craft bow out of burlap garland and dark brown raffia. Wrap wire around middle of bow and poke it into burlap wreath in desired location. Secure with hot glue.

With wire cutters, cut twigs to length and tape together with brown floral tape. Add pinecone stems to twigs and tape together with floral tape.

Wrap twig and pinecone stems with wire and poke wire into wreath under bow. Use hot glue to secure.

Add cattails and fall foliage to accent. Attach to wreath in desired locations with hot glue.

Cover remainder of wreath with birch rounds using hot glue.

Michael French

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Lifestyle Web Series & Blog, Checking In With Chelsea, Marks 2nd Anniversary with Audience Growth

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Chelsea Lipford Wolf celebrates a successful second year for her popular lifestyle and decor web series and blog, Checking In With Chelsea.


As Checking In With Chelsea, an award-winning lifestyle web series and blog, marks its 2-year anniversary, host Chelsea Lipford Wolf is pleased to announce steady audience growth across her digital and social platforms for the second consecutive year.

Checking In With Chelsea launched in July 2014 as part of the Today’s Homeowner Media brand. The web series and blog follow host Chelsea Lipford Wolf as she takes on home improvement projects. Wolf produces 12 original web episodes per year, and blogs multiple times each week, sharing her latest creative ideas to enhance the home.

In its second year, the media brand has demonstrated continued growth for its web and social presence. Milestones during the past year include:

Migration of the web series and blog from its parent brand website,, to its own url:
52% increase in website page views
Creation of a bi-weekly e-newsletter for fans and followers
Launching of the Checking In With Chelsea YouTube channel
110% increase in social followers (Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube)
Procurement of the Checking In With Chelsea trademark
Featured articles in Mobile Bay Magazine and on
Appearances on WALA-TV, and as a speaker for the 2015 National Haven DIY & Design Blogger Conference

“What started off as a passion for improving my own home has led to the opportunity to document and share that journey with others through my web series and blog,” says Wolf. “I’m excited to see what year three has in store for Checking In With Chelsea!”

To continue the brand’s expansion in its third year, plans include the production of new, specialized video content, and increasing follower interaction and engagement.

About Chelsea Lipford Wolf & Checking In With Chelsea
Chelsea Lipford Wolf is a born-and-raised home enthusiast, adding her crafty skills and passion for DIY to Today’s Homeowner Media as co-host of the top-rated, nationally-syndicated Today’s Homeowner TV Show. In addition, Chelsea maintains the brand’s home lifestyle and décor blog and web-series, Checking In With Chelsea at Checking In With Chelsea has earned two national Telly awards for excellence, and delivers project ideas for the home including repurposing items, simple repairs and upgrades, crafts and other innovative solutions for the home.

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