I took the month of October off from blogging, as I was experiencing some difficulties. I felt I just needed to step back and pause for a bit. Now that things have calmed down a bit, I decided to dive back into our regular schedule.
Have you all been to Target lately? Between the Magnolia Hearth and Hand line and the Dollar Spot, I could get into some big trouble.
These cute little house lanterns are only $3 and they’d be adorable on my mantle.
These wooden stockings come with stickers for a unique, design your own advent calendar for $3. You can buy the stocking or the wooden tree. I want to buy these and just decorate with them, and not even use them as advent calendar.
This wooden star garland for $2 is simple and pretty!
And these “believe” plates are perfect for hostess gifts or cookie exchanges.
And these hat and glove ornaments for $1 are adorable!!
Everyone go hit up your nearest Target Dollar Spot right now!!
This year, I opted to do a shortened and simplified fall home tour. We’ve had so many things to do lately, that I haven’t been able to give the blog its needed attention. This year, we opted to do a more simple fall decorating scheme, and I’m happy with how it turned out. We went with lots of candles and simple, natural decor.
Our fake mantel has a red berry wreath, a white pumpkin, bittersweet and plenty of candlelight. Simple, yet pretty.
Our dining room hutch also got a little fall as well. Notice the typo art and the antique scale from my grandmother.
And also the vintage milk glass and burlap sunflowers.
Our dining room table features a burlap runner (to match the sunflowers) and a wooden box with candles and pumpkins.
I’m planning to add some grapevine balls and greenery to this later on.
We also included a little fall display in our front entry.
Fall pillows on the couch and a tray full of fall goodness on the coffee table in the living room.
And finally, in our office, yet another tray, this one with sunflowers and a field guide that once belonged to my dad.
Our seasonal tour this fall included lots of natural elements and lots of simple goodness. I also incorporated things that belonged to our family members, such as the field guide, antique scale, and milk glass. And lastly, I included a little typo art as well.
I am excited to announce that my favorite season has officially arrived….well, at least it has on the calendar. It still feels like summer here in the Tarheel State, the leaves aren’t changing yet, and I haven’t quite broken out my scarves and sweaters yet. But I am decorating for fall and I can’t wait to show you my fall decor this week!
In the meantime, I want to share some of these cute fall pillows I found while browsing Pinterest one recent night when I couldn’t sleep. Side note: has anyone else been having a fit with their insomnia lately? I can’t be the only one.
My insomnia has been doing wonders for my Pinterest boards, my home design, and my organization skills, but not much for my checking account. I keep finding things I want, and these cute fall pillows are certainly no exception.
Take a look at the cuteness I uncovered during my most recent late night:
I found these really cute pumpkins at Walmart this week. They’ve got a neat shape to them, but they don’t really look real. In fact, they don’t look real at all. They’ve got this weird pale yellow color that just looks….strange.
So, I picked up two of them. They are available in many sizes, but I chose two medium sized ones. I had a neat idea in mind for them and as cheap as they are, I really couldn’t pass them up.
I dragged out my chalk paint stash and immediately slathered a coat of white chalk paint on them.
If you’re new to chalk paint, you’ll need to know that everything you paint has an ugly stage. And that ugly stage is usually solved by adding a second coat. I was pretty pleased with the pumpkin after the second coat.
I think adding the white paint to the pumpkin makes it much more real-looking, don’t you?
I cannot wait to show you all what I decided to do with them… in fact, if you visit the blog on Wednesday, I’ll show you.