New Dining Rugs for Cozy Warmth

Goodbye bamboo script mats. Hello new dining rugs! I'm adding cozy warmth to my home this fall and winter by replacing my bamboo mats with cushy rugs. (This post contains affiliate links.)   Since today is the first Saturday of the month - it means it's Cozy Living Saturday where my blogging friends and I share how we make life cozy! So this is the perfect time to share the new rugs I've added to my dining room. After scouring through … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Table Ideas: Styled + Set

The next couple of months are going to be busy, so why not plan ahead and avoid some of the stress that comes with the holiday season? This week I'm joining several bloggers for the Styled + Set series. Each day you can enjoy fall and Thanksgiving table ideas for your own holiday setting. (This post contains affiliate links.)   Welcome to those of you coming over from Jamie's place at So Much Better with Age! My fall home tour focused … [Read more...]

13 Warm and Cozy Fall Mantel Ideas

Fall is officially here in Illinois with temperatures in the 50 degree range today. Brrrr! I need to feel warm and cozy so I'm sharing 13 fall mantel ideas with you today. I'll start with one of my favorite mantels that I created a few years ago. I used art deco pottery and baby boo pumpkins for this non-traditional fall mantel idea.   Natural elements and candles create a warm and cozy fall mantel by Courtney at French Country … [Read more...]

Easy Outdoor Fall Decorations: Think Mums!

Although I hate to let go of summer, I do love the fall season with its crisp evenings and riotous color. Today I'm sharing easy outdoor fall decorations to spruce up our new deck and pond!   We just installed and stained our new deck a few weekends ago. I haven't had time to consider furniture options so for now I'm using what we have on hand - along with plenty of mums!   The Adirondack chairs match some of the trim color … [Read more...]

Create Fall Curb Appeal with Pumpkins and Mums

Are you ready for crisp, golden days with a wonderful palette of color everywhere you turn? I'm ready to create some fall curb appeal using my favorite mums and pumpkins! I've gathered together a collection of inspirational photos to get the creative juices flowing! Photo by Rikki Snyder   Filling my flower boxes with colorful gourds would be fun to do, but I hate the thought of pulling out the impatiens since they're still blooming. This … [Read more...]

Country Style Fall Home Tour: 2018

Fall Home Tour Week is here!! For the past couple weeks I've looked forward to sharing this first part of my country style fall home tour with you! I teased in week's past that burgundy and wine are my colors of choice for this year's autumn season. (This post contains affiliate links.)   A special thanks goes out to Krista at The Happy Housie for organizing today's event! And welcome to those of you coming over from Place of My … [Read more...]

Fall Buffet Table Decorations for Entertaining

Fall through the Christmas season is the time when our family gets together more frequently for shared meals. Summers are filled with kids' sporting events and camp activities and once that dies down it's time to wine, dine, and relax. Rather than set a formal table for our next gathering, I chose to organize fall buffet table decorations for a more casual gathering. (This post contains affiliate links.)   Today I'm joining a group of … [Read more...]

Pottery Barn Inspired Fall Mantel in Burgundy and Gray

Cupid shot me with autumn's arrow and I'm hopelessly ready for the most beautiful season. I'm also love-struck with burgundy and copper candle holders that now grace my Pottery Barn inspired fall mantel. (This post contains affiliate links.)   A gorgeous collection of burgundy, rose, and copper candle holders jumped off the pages of Pottery Barn's fall catalog and into my heart. It was at that precise moment that I knew my fall decor … [Read more...]

Vintage Owl Printable: Create a Fall Vignette

Temperatures have been in the sixties the past few days and now I'm fully motivated to decorate for fall! I found the sweetest vintage owl printable and turned him into a beautiful piece of wall art. You can download the print at the bottom of this post to make your own framed canvas.   First let me give a special thanks to Krista at Ella Claire blog for organizing today's creativity. You'll find over 20 free printables at the bottom … [Read more...]

Fall Berries Grapevine Wreath: Easy DIY Project

Are you ready to start decorating for fall? Today I'm sharing how to make a pretty Fall Berries Grapevine Wreath!   Not only am I showing how to make a fall wreath today - but so are several of my blogging friends. You'll find the link to their wreath instructions at the end of this post.   Wreaths can get pretty pricey so I like to save a few dollars and make my own. My favorite base to use is a grapevine wreath because … [Read more...]

Easy Transition to Cozy Fall Decorating

Happy First Day of September!! The days are slowly getting shorter and cooler and it's time to transition to cozy fall decorating. I'm making it easy on myself this year by changing the color scheme and swapping out a few vignettes. (This post contains affiliate links.)   A favorite tip of mine for transitioning decor from one season to the next is - Choose a color scheme! About a month ago I talked about a fall color I'm crushing on … [Read more...]

Make a Beautiful Silk Fall Flower Arrangement

Do you love the fall season? The colors are so amazing and I couldn't wait to make a beautiful silk fall flower arrangement for my home! Today I'm sharing the instructions for creating your own bouquet of posies in a basket! (This post contains affiliate links.)   First, let me give a shout-out to Krista at The Happy Housie for organizing today's Fall Craft and DIY tour as part of the "Seasonal Simplicity" blog series. Visit my … [Read more...]

2018 Fall Color I’m Crushing On!

Fall color trends typically include a palette of rich jewel tones and 2018 isn't much different, according to Pantone's choices. One color I'm particularly crushing on is a beautiful shade of burgundy - also called Pear Red. Photo by Home Again by Hancock Lumber   Although fall is still a couple months away, I'm already thinking about my autumn decorating scheme. After I saw a floral arrangement in shades of burgundy, wine, and orange in … [Read more...]

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