Welcome To On The Avenue Home Decor & Gifts. Years ago my husband and I bought our first home. It was a very old home and needed a lot of tender love and care. I had the vision of what I wanted and my husband was able to help me bring it to life. As we began building and creating items for our home, we had another idea..... What if we started our own business and offered our creations to others who share the same love and passion for decorating as we do. Here we are, 15 years later, sharing our creations and designs with friends everywhere.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday "Freebies" August 31st
Good Morning Everyone!  I want to thank everyone who came out to our ~Make It With Mandy~ craft night last night.  I was so fun to be back with all of you and all of your projects turned out super cute!  We had over 40 women there last night and it was a blast!  For any of you who missed it, we will be having another craft night at the American West Heritage Center on September 27th.  Mark your calendars and we will be posting our next projects in the next couple days.  You will want to register as quickly as possible, because our classes are filling up fast!!

Today is Friday "Freebies"!!!  Friday's are my favorite day of the week, so we like to offer something really fun on Fridays.  When you purchase the SALE ITEM today, you will receive a FREEBIE!  Pretty great huh???  Today's SALE ITEM is this
Beautiful Mantel  
This is one of my favorite pieces to decorate during the holiday seasons.  I have one at the end of my hallway.  Place a garland on the top & hang a wreath down below.  So many options.  This mantel is 34" Wide X 48" Tall x 10" Deep.  It is available in Antique White (shown below), Black, Burnt Umber Brown, Sweet Annie Green and Bing Cherry Red.  
Regular Price:  $289.00
On Sale for $144.50
This is perfect for any home, apartment or condo!!
To place an order for this mantel, please email us at ontheavenuelogan@gmail.com, call us at 435-755-8471 or use the BUY NOW option below.  We encourage you to use the BUY NOW option which allows you to order and pay for this item using your Paypal account or a credit/debit card.  Please allow 3 weeks for your order to be completed.  We will contact you when your order is ready for pickup.

Today's FREEBIE........is our spider on Bead (8"x8")
Keep it for yourself or give it as a gift.

Thank you for spending part of your day with us here at 
~On The Avenue~

Have a great and safe weekend.
~Mandy~

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday, August 29th
Oooooo, can you feel that little bit of crisp cool air this morning???  I can feel it.......WOOHOO!!!  Isn't it amazing how desperately we need rain and how pounded other areas of the country are.  Our prayers go out to all of those who are being affected by the hurricane.  I can't imagine having my home taken by flood water.  
Press Forward Friends - Our Prayers Are With You!
How about a SALE ITEM Today??
These are super cute 
Halloween Count Down Blocks
Darling scrapbook paper & black vinyl.
Retail: $20.00
On Sale for $10.00
Yep, $10 Bucks!  This is a super screaming deal.  
To place an order for these blocks, please email us at ontheavenuelogan@gmail.com, call us at 435-755-8471 or use the BUY NOW option below.  We encourage you to use the BUY NOW option which allows you to order and pay for this item with your Paypal account or a debit/credit card.  Please allow 7-10 business days for your orders to be ready.  We will contact you when your order is ready for pick up or shipment.
  
Thanks for spending part of your day with us here at
~On The Avenue~
~Mandy~

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday (Yep, Garbage Day), August 29th
Good Morning, Good Morning, Good Morning, It's time to rise and shine........ or rise and walk around the house in a daze because it is too early to be up and running.  I believe the second part of that would be me this morning.  No matter how much sleep I get, I am always tired when I wake up.  Dang!!!  Can you imagine waking up like they do on TV, all refreshed and looking beautiful.  Hmmmmm, not possible around here.  Tired or not, we are very excited to offer a new SALE Item today.  We hope you are excited to see it.
This GHOST CROSSING sign 
would be wonderful on a front door. 
We have added a fabric handle for hanging.
 This sign is 20" Long x 10" Tall and has Antique Gold vinyl

Retail Price ~ $24.00
On Sale ~$12.00
To place an order for this GHOST CROSSING sign, please email us at ontheavenuelogan@gmail.com, call us at 435-755-8471 or use the BUY NOW option below.  We encourage you to use the BUY NOW option which allows you to order and pay for this item using your Paypal account OR a debit/credit card.  Please allow 7-10 business days for your order to be complete.  We will contact you when
your order is ready for shipment or pick up.  

Thank you for spending part of your day with us here at
~On The Avenue~
~Mandy~


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday, August 28th
Wow, I am tired this morning.  As much as waking up before 6:00 a.m. isn't fun, I sure get a lot more done before noon everyday. (I'm trying to find the positive in having to get up so dang early)  
How about a New SALE ITEM today??
JUMBO WITCH LETTERS
All of our Jumbo letters are very popular and this is no exception.  Each letter is 5" Wide by 7" tall.  This set comes painted in Black, Orange and Antique Gold.  
Retail:  $29.00
On Sale for $14.50
Wouldn't it be fun to add fabric, ribbons, scrapbook paper, toole or pip berries to these letters?  These are perfect on any shelf or table.  
To place an order, please email us at ontheavenuelogan@gmail.com, call us at 435-755-8471 or use the BUY NOW option below.  We encourage you to use the BUY NOW option when ordering this item which allows you to order and pay for this item using your Paypal account or a debit/credit card.
Thank you for spending time with us today!!!

~On The Avenue~
~Mandy~

Monday, August 27, 2012

Monday, August 26th
Good Morning and Happy Monday to everyone!!  We hope you all had a great weekend.  We don't just say that, we really mean it.  We love weekends and love being together as a family!  
How about a SALE ITEM today???
Today's item is a Set of Three Halloween Blocks.  All sets will be different, but a mixture of the signs below.  Each sign is 4" Tall x 6" Wide.
Perfect For Gifts or for placing in a Fun Halloween Display!!
Regular Price:  $6.00 per sign
On SALE:  
$9.00 For A Set Of Three
 Order Now and have them for the Halloween Season!!
To place an order, please email us at ontheavenuelogan@gmail.com, call us at 435-755-8471 or use the BUY NOW option below.  The BUY NOW option allows you to order this item and pay with your Paypal Account Or A Credit/Debit Card.  Please allow 7-10 business days for your order to be complete.  We will contact you as soon as your order is ready for shipment or pick up. ~Thank You~


We have a winner for the Set Of Three Pumpkins from last Monday......
Congratulations to Shari Willis!!
Give me a call Shari!!  We can set up a time for you to pick these up.  A Big thanks to everyone who entered your drawing last week.
~AND~
How about another Drawing Item today?
Win this set of Halloween Skinny Mini Signs.
If you would like your name entered into the drawing, please leave a comment on this post or email us at ontheavenuelogan@gmail.com.  We will post the winner a week from today, so make sure you check our blog to see if you are the winner.
Good Luck To Everyone!!

Thank you for spending part of your day with us here at 
~On The Avenue~

~Mandy~


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Saturday, August 25th -
Good morning friends and welcome to
  ~Make Your House A Home~.
  We love this post and love sharing how we "Make Our House A Home"  First of all, I need to send a big shout out to my super cute nephew
RILEE CHRISTOPHER  
Happy 8th Birthday Buddy!  We sure love you!!!!!
AND
My Super Cute Niece
Taya Lin
Happy 3rd Birtday Tay!  We Love You Too!

~Make Your House A Home~
Once we hit August, I am ready for the FALL decorations to come out in our home and also for the wonderful smells of fall to come alive.  I Love the pumpkin spice, spiced cider and cinnamon smells.  I also begin baking a lot more when the cooler air sets in.  Fresh Bread, Banana Bread, Pumpkin Muffins, Cookies - Delicious huh??? (Just pretend that you can smell it)
My home already has a lot of fall colors, so it is very easy to add fall decor without changing too much.  When we had our retail store several years ago we carried these darling "Honey & Me" Scarecrows.  I absolutely love them!!!  They have such fun detail, especially their cute gloves.  Every time we got a shipment, I would bring one home.  I have quite a fun collection. I have several "Linda Hansen" runners (she was a crafter that sold in our store) and I LOVE them.  I have several every day runners and several for the holidays.   

 I already had this display up. 
Just added a small scarecrow, some antique gold pip berries and a sunflower.  Super easy and super cute!
 This is a dessert dish I bought at a retail store.  I added some brown vinyl around it that says Autumn Greetings.  I placed a rustic candle in the middle and filled the edges up with a fall mixture.  It looks darling and smells really good 
(remember how important the smells are!)
 This display is a bundle of Sunflowers, a scarecrow, a twig ball and some smaller sunflowers.  Love it!
This is a fun display on my piano.  I have added some wording for our blog, but still wanted to show this.  Again, check out the cute scarecrow.  I have bundles of sunflowers, fabric runners, resin pumpkins and a twig garland.  I have placed this display in front of an old rustic window.  It is hard to see in the picture below, but I have also worked clear Christmas lights throughout the flowers and twigs.  It is beautiful at night!!  I always buy extra stands of Christmas lights during the Christmas season and keep them on hand.  I use them all year round through out my house.

 The center of this display is an old Black Crate.  I placed a lamp (go roosters) on top and worked around that.  
 Isn't she cute?  Love the braids!

 This is just another simple bundle of sunflowers and a pumpkin.
I already had this tile displayed on our entertainment center, so I added some sunflowers, a twig ball and this burlap sack of pumpkins.  So easy and super cute!
I already had this Antique Gold House and Rooster, so I added this wreath with Sunflowers.  
 Another Cute Scarecrow........

Thank you for sharing part of your day with us.  
Happy Decorating!!
We love ~Making Our House A Home~
Happy Fall!!
~On The Avenue~

~Mandy~

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday "Freebies", August 24th

Good Morning and Happy Friday.  I actually remembered it was Friday before half the day was gone today.  WooHoo for me!!!  The kids were anxiously reminding me as they were eating breakfast at 6:30 this morning, that today was Friday so they would be out of school early.  I guess that ONE day of school this week really did them in.  Good thing we have the weekend to recover - LOL 
So today is Friday and you all know what that means.  When you order our SALE ITEM today, you will receive a
FREE ITEM.  
Don't you all just love Friday's???  Today's SALE ITEM is this
 Wreath Frame With Twig Wreath 
This is an absolutely favorite of mine.  I have two displayed in my house right now and I LOVE THEM!  The Wood Wreath Frame is 24" X 24" square.  Bead board is in the back and a fun knob for hanging wreaths (or whatever you would like).  This wreath frame is available in Antique White, Black, Burnt Umber Brown & Bing Cherry Red.  
Retail Price ~$64.00 
 On Sale for ~ $32.00
 Because it is the fall season the pip berries we add to the wreaths will be fall colors.  
DON'T MISS OUT ON ORDERING THIS ITEM!!!  


Today's FREEBIE is this 
Autumn Greetings Block Set.
It would look super cute in front of your Wreath Frame and Fall Wreath!!  Great idea huh???   

To place an order for this wreath frame and free set of blocks, please email us at ontheavenuelogan@gmail.com, call us at 435-755-8471 or use the BUY NOW option below.  We encourage you to use the BUY NOW option which allows you to order and purchase this item using your Paypal account or a Credit/Debit card.  Please allow 7-10 business days for orders to be complete.  We will contact you as soon as your order is ready for shipment or pick up.  


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday, August 23rd
Late last night, Eric and I were talking.  I told him I was sad the kids were starting school today.  It must have been really late and I must have been really tired, because today I am very excited they went to school again!!!  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my children and love spending time with them...... but it was time to go back to school!!  They were driving each other crazy and we all know I don't need to be driven more crazy than I already am....  So... Woohooo for the first day of school.  I am pretty sure my kids don't read my blog, so if you could keep this post between us, I would really appreciate it!  I would hate for their feelings to be hurt - (WINK)

How about a Super Duper
HALLOWEEN SALE ITEM?
This set of
Four Halloween Skinny Mini Signs
is the perfect gift for Visiting Teachers, School Teachers, Friends, Neighbors and so much more.  Each sign is 16" Long x 2" Tall.   Regular Price for each sign is $8.00.
SALE PRICE - $10.00 for all four signs!!!!
WOW - More Than 50% off!!!
To place an order for this Set of Halloween Skinny Mini Signs, please email us at ontheavenuelogan@gmail.com, call us at 435-755-8471 or use the BUY NOW option below.  We encourage you to use the BUY NOW option below which allows you to order and pay for these signs with your Paypal account or a debit or credit card.  Please allow 7-10 business days for your order to be complete.  We will contact you when your order is ready for pick up or shipment.



Have a wonderful day!!!

~Mandy~
~On The Avenue~

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wednesday, August 22nd 
Good Morning Everyone!  Wow, school starts tomorrow for the kiddos that live under our roof.  I think we are all excited for a good schedule to begin.  I have been a stay at home mom for over 15 years, so having the house empty during the day can be weird at times.  However, I am hoping to get a lot done while they are gone so we can focus on all the HOMEWORK when they walk through the door.  

We have been posting SALE ITEM since the end of June and are very excited to start posting HALLOWEEN items.  Halloween is a huge holiday for decorating and we have so many fun designs. So let's start with our first HALLOWEEN SALE ITEM today.  Love this Jack-O-Lantern Box.  He is perfect for a front porch display or hanging on a front door!  This box is 24" Long x 16" Tall.  We have added moss, berries and a handle for hanging.  Retail Price:  $44.00 - On Sale for $22.00.  This is a fantastic price so order now!! 

To Place an order for this Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Box, please email us at ontheavenuelogan@gmail.com, call us at 435-755-8471 or use the BUY NOW option below.  We encourage you to use the buy now option which allows you to order and purchase this item using your Paypal account or a debit/credit card.  Please allow 7-10 business days for your order to be finished.  We will contact you when your order is ready for pick up or shipment.  



Thank you for spending part of your day with us here at ~On The Avenue~

~Mandy~

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday, August 21st
Today is a very special day!!!  It is my two sister's birthday~  There are three of us girls and I have to admit, when Melanie was born on Tori's Birthday I was awfully JEALOUS!!!  Now that I am an adult and much more mature (wink) I love that they share the same birthday!!!  I am so blessed to have the most amazing sisters in the world.  They are the best.......  So a Big HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 
I love you girls!!!
      


Today's SALE Item is this
Share Your Harvest Sign
This sign is 24" Long x 12" Tall
The board is painted burnt umber brown, we have added paper and vinyl.
Regular Price:  $28.00
On Sale for $14.00
To place an order for this Share Your Harvest Sign, please email us at ontheavenuelogan@gmail.com, call us at 435-755-8471 or use the BUY NOW option below.  We encourage you to use the BUY NOW option below which allows you to order and pay for this item using your Paypal account or a debit/credit card.  Please allow 7-10 business days for your order to be complete.  We will contact you as soon as your order is ready for pick up or shipment.

Have a wonderful Day!!!

~Mandy~

Monday, August 20, 2012

Monday, August 20th
That weekend sure went fast.  Eric went back to teaching today and I already miss him.  I know, sounds silly, but he has been right by my side for the past four months taking care of me (once again, dang cancer!)  It does feel good starting a more regular/normal schedule, but I will miss him!  The kids go back Thursday and all three of them are ready to start!  Here's hoping for a great school year!!!


How about a SALE ITEM For today???
This is one of my favorite Fall Items we have ever made!  
Mr. Stuart Scarecrow
  I have had him on my porch the past three years (during the fall season) and I LOVE Him.  He stands 36" Tall and is 24" Across.  We have added a strong base to support his weight.  There are multiple layers of wood which gives him so much character.  We have added moss, berries, raffia, grass, burlap and so much more!
Regular Price is $129.00
On Sale for $64.50
He is MUCH CUTER in person
We are only offering 15 of these at this sale price, so order quickly if you would like one!!! 


 To place an order for this Stuart Scarecrow, please email us at ontheavenuelogan@gmail.com, call us ta 435-755-8471 or use the BUY NOW option below.  We encourage you to use the BUY NOW option which allows you to purchase this item using your Paypal account or a credit/debit card.  Please allow 2 weeks for your scarecrow to be complete.  We will contact you as soon as your item is ready for shipment or pickup.  


We also have a winner for the AUTUMN Jumbo Letters.
Congratulations to GINGER!!!!
Ginger, give me a call or email me and we can set up a time for you to pick these letters up.  A Big thanks to everyone who entered and make sure you enter this week's drawing.
Today's Drawing Item is this Set of 3 Pumpkins

If you would like your name entered into our drawing, please email us at ontheavenuelogan@gmail.com or leave a message on this post.  If you are a follower of our blog, please mention it and we will enter your name into the drawing five times!  We will post the winner of these pumpkins a week from today.

Thank you for spending part of your day with us here at
~On The Avenue~

Enjoy Your Day!
~Mandy~

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Saturday, August 18th
Good Morning and Welcome To ~Make Your House A Home~.  This fun post where we share different decorating ideas and crazy things about our family that ~Make Our House A Home~  I love this post because it gives me an excuse to do cute things around our home.  My favorite projects are those that I can start and finish quickly.  A few weeks ago I shared this picture from The Down To Earth Style Blog (Which I absolutely love).  I LOVE her bedroom and especially love the afghan that is on her bed.
   I started the afghan and promised to share when I finished it. Well..... It's done.  I learned this stitch from my mom and love it.  It is a quick stitch and came together quite fast.  We take Sunday's off from working in our shop (which is so needed after 6 days out there), so I spent a few Sunday afternoons working on it.   This afghan adds a great softness to the already soft bed and I love it!!  Check It Out.....   
I added a little fringe on the end.  Love It!!
  Aren't these pillows super great?  A great friend of mine pieced these quilt pieces together for me a couple of years ago.  I couldn't decide if I wanted them framed or made into pillows, so I have been hanging on to them for a while.  After much thought (and great advice from another friend - Linda) I made pillows!  They are so cute and am so grateful Rachel shared her talent with me.  Thanks a bunch Rachel!!
 One of the greatest blessings that come from our business is all the people we meet that share the same passion we do.  I have a dear friend (Miss Amy!) who eats, drinks and sleeps decorating too.  We love the same Rustic, Country, Primitive feel and decorate very similar.  I asked her if we could share pictures of her home on our blog.  She is working on a few more rooms and then she said she would share!!!  WooHoo, I can't wait!!  
Amy texted me a few weeks ago and asked if I wanted to run to town with her.  She had to pick up some fabric for some curtains she was making for her children's bedrooms.  I was already heading into town, so I met her and we had a blast.  While looking for curtain fabric, she spotted this darling Rooster fabric.  I just couldn't help myself.  I bought a couple yards, knowing I could come up with something to make.  I'm not a seamstress, but I can make pillows.  So that is what I did.  I already had two old pillow forms, so I sewed a cover for the pillows and Tadaa!!!  
 Then I had a big problem...... Where was I going to put them?  We have a smaller home and don't have a lot of room that isn't already taken up by something "CUTE".   So I placed the pillows on two of my kitchen chairs.  They look perfect there!!  This was a VERY In-Expensive project and VERY Quick!  Remember, I Love those QUICK Ideas. 
I made a delivery this week to another great friend Laura (Hi Laura).  Her house is beautiful and has such a warm, welcoming feel to it.  I also asked her to share some pictures of her home with all of us and she said ok!  Another Big WooHoo!!! (Get excited, these two homes are beautiful).   I noticed a set of canisters on her kitchen counter.  She told me she has had them for several years in her basement and decided to spray them so they would match her kitchen.  That got me thinkin'........  I have a set of canisters my sweet sister Tori gave me when we got married ~ all those many years ago.  They don't match the decor in my home anymore, but they are one of my priceless treasures.  I took them out of storage and Eric SPRAYED them Antique Gold for me. 
I LOVE THEM!!!  Eric also added a stain finish over the Antique Gold which added so much.  This only took about 10 minutes from start to finish!  I would love to add some burlap or vinyl onto the front, but thought I would enjoy them just plain for a while.  Thanks for the inspiration Laura!

Another quick thing I did in our room was re-arrange some furniture so I could have a reading corner.  I have never been a big reader, but have realized I need some quiet time to process my thoughts and enjoy the peaceful feelings that come when we allow them too.  This is an old Rocking Chair I picked up at a thrift store.  I brought it home, sanded it down and painted it black.  A little distressing and clear coat and I have a thinking chair.  I really should call it my "Time Out" chair.  I would love to be put in "Time Out" Everyday!  I placed a quilt over the edge, a basket on the floor by the chair for my crocheting & books and also a rustic screen door to the side.  I have hung a round twig wreath on the screen door with a piece of fabric.  I love it.  It is very simple and peaceful.
I added a cute frame of my children on my night stand (which I can see from my "Time Out" area) and I Love it.  During those quite times, I am reminded of what really matters!!

Thanks again for sharing part of your day with us here at On The Avenue.  Have a wonderful weekend!!

~Mandy~