Fall Vignettes with Baby Boo Pumpkins

When you don't know how to decorate for fall, or you simply don't have a lot of time and don't want to break the bank, create a few fall vignettes with baby boo pumpkins. These sweet little white pumpkins are my go-to decorating staple when the autumn season breezes into town. A few years ago I lined up several baby boos on my French bread board to use as a centerpiece for a natural fall table setting. I might use this idea again this … [Read more...]

Fall Decorating in My Farmhouse Kitchen

The past few weeks I've been organizing my rooms and getting rid of some items. My neighbor took most of my small furniture pieces and gave them to family members. I'm glad they went to good use and I feel a bit freer and less stressed now that the house is getting in order. My fall decorating is done and now I can breathe easy before the crazy holiday season rolls around. Today I'm joining a group of bloggers and sharing a tour of my farmhouse … [Read more...]

Fall Front Porch: A Place for Me Time

This post is sponsored by Fiber One. All opinions are my own. Fall means a lot of different things to me. It's back-to-school season, it's time for taking nature walks, it's fall running season, and it's time to enjoy a little "me time" on my fall front porch.  This is my favorite spot when I step outside of our house. It's like my little she-shed, minus the shed. I'm currently training for a half marathon and this is where I like to … [Read more...]

Fall Home Tour 2017: Part Two

Welcome to part two of my fall home tour! This week is another round of blogger home tours and I'd like to give a special thanks to April at House by Hoff and Krista at The Happy Housie for organizing this week's Seasonal Simplicity event.  Cherished Bliss is on today's tour just before me. Be sure to visit Ashley and her pretty home if you haven't already. (This post contains affiliate links.)   Farmhouse Entryway Last week's fall home … [Read more...]

Pretty Fall Vignettes: Inside and Out

Officially the calendar says it's fall, but outside it's a sweltering 90-degrees here outside of Chicago. And the heat is supposed to continue for the next several days. Ugh. Still, I'm keeping an autumn state of mind and am sharing a few pretty fall vignettes with you that might help you get your own home ready for the changing of the seasons.Pumpkins and Gourds Okay, so this category of fall vignettes is pretty obvious. When in doubt, grab … [Read more...]

My Fall Farmhouse Tour: Part One

Welcome to the first part of my fall farmhouse tour! I've been getting rooms ready ever since Deb at Seeking Lavender Lane decided to organize this fall tour of farmhouse bloggers. Every day this week, different bloggers are sharing their homes decked out for the fall season. The links are at the end of this post. A special welcome to those of you heading over from Sincerely Marie Designs! I love Amanda's home and style. And thank you to … [Read more...]

Vintage Fall Mantel with Brown Bottles

Although it's not officially fall, the autumn decorating season in the blogger world has begun! Last week I joined Taryn Whiteaker and a few other ladies for a DIY fall project. Today I'm joining a slightly larger group to share more seasonal decor. See how to create a vintage fall mantel with old brown bottles and baby boos! (This post contains affiliate links.)  I love me some vintage bottles, no matter what the color. My collection … [Read more...]

Tiny Trio of Leaves: Fall Printable

Welcome to a gathering of free fall printables provided by bloggers from across the country! Each of us has created a special printable for you to download and use when decorating your house for fall. Thanks to Kristen at Ella Claire for coordinating this fun blog hop; I know you'll find plenty of printables to inspire you!  I'm sharing a tiny trio of leaves with you today along with two ways to use them. (You can download the leaf template at … [Read more...]

Fall Leaf Art

One day I'm blogging about Fall, the next day it's all about Christmas. Today we're back to Fall ... it's that "what happened to Thanksgiving" time warp. I decided to add a bit more fall decor to the dining room for Thanksgiving, and this leaf art project is super quick and easy. A collection of leaves from the forest preserve add just the right touch of fall color in this corner. It was simply a matter of pressing the leaves in a book, gluing … [Read more...]

Simple Thanksgiving Table Setting

Remember when you were a kid and reenacted the pilgrim's first Thanksgiving in grade school? I loved it!  Some of us would dress as pilgrims, and some would dress as Indians.  We'd do a little play (I never got the parts with reading lines, unfortunately) and talk about what the pilgrims ate at a long harvest table. That first harvest table is the inspiration for today's simple Thanksgiving table setting with natural elements. Today I'm joining a … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Decorating with Friends

So much attention is given to Halloween and Christmas that Thanksgiving is often overlooked. It's a wonderful holiday where we express all that we're thankful for, and one thing I especially appreciate is the blogging community. I've had the chance to meet some warm and wonderful people who are always supportive and encouraging. I asked a few of those friends to share their Thanksgiving decorating inspiration with all of you. Be sure to visit the … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas to Inspire You!

Our fall foliage the past week has been so beautiful! I keep saying I'm gonna get out and take some photos but the days are whizzing by and I've been a bit busy working on blog stuff. I'll let you in on a little secret ... I've decided to start a second blog about something I enjoy.  I'll give you more details the closer I get to hatching that plan!  Since I haven't gotten outside for a fall photo shoot, I decided to cruise through Houzz again … [Read more...]

How to Make a Twig Mirror

Colorful leaves are beginning to carpet our lawn and the Silver Maples have dropped quite a few branches, which is common for that type of tree.  We always get a new batch of fallen twigs after a storm and we add them to our burn pile.  But as I was looking at the pile, the thought occurred to me to do something crafty with those branches. And so today, I'm sharing how to make a twig mirror! We had a record number of fallen branches in our yard … [Read more...]

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