Sunday, September 16, 2018

Readying Our Home For Fall

A u t u m n . Q u i e t l y . F a d e s
It really is the beginning of my favorite time of the year! Fall is a reminder of Gods creativity! The color of the changing leaves are never the same. He paints a new picture with each tree.
I had almost talked myself out of decorating my house this year. 
I just hadn't felt my best lately. I knew in my heart I would need to get it done before my benlysta treatment.
So I set myself a goal and made it work. As each box came out of storage the more the excitement grew with my youngest daughter and myself,
She is eighteen now, I am realizing she is going to love homemaking one day.
She helped pack away spring and summer decor and helped pull out each fall decoration piece, Like it was the first time she had seen it. 
For our home we enjoy fall decor till October 31st. On that morning all the fall decor is packed away and our home becomes a winter wonderland! Twinkling lights and Christmas trees fill every room! Till the first of the year,
That has always been one of my favorite part of home making! Making our home cozy and welcoming me no matter what season! I don't spend a lot of money on decor. I love to bargain shop and visiting thrift stores. For me that part of the fun. giving life to a old piece. Making it new to me! Over the years my girls and I have even made pieces we still use today! 
 I would like to share some of my favorite spots in our home right now!
Let me say this! You don't have to have a lot to make a statement in a room. 
Choose one area in the room your wanting to decorate and focus on that area.
One of my favorite places to by fall decor is the dollar store unless its the end of the season and hobby lobby when its all on clearance! 
Let me show you what I mean.
This is our kitchen, I focused on shelves that are in front of our kitchen sink. over the doorway, on top of the china cabinet and the kitchen table. 
Over the kitchen sink, several of the pumpkins are brown paper bag pumpkins my girls made when they were little.

The garland on the door my daughter made when she did the prairie primer on year in homeshool

 The center piece on the table is a vintage coffee pot filled with flowers that match the colors in the                           place mats. I had both on hand used in different ways before.
All that was added her was a garland that I made about 15 years ago, pumpkin, and a candle.
Those few things give our kitchen a cozy fall feel. Of course we have a pumpkin scent in the warmer. 

This is the first room all of our guest see when guest who come into out home!
The next room you see is what we now use as a dining room. When my oldest move out she needed furniture! So she took the living room set we had in our homeschool area. This room is actually a studio apartment, that we ended up tuning into our family room. 
So the dining room was necessary for me to be able to keep my hubby's grandmothers dining room table and tea table! 
This room is used to host tea parties more than anything. It really is one of my favorite things to do!
    This room also has a fire place! Which I had a great time decorating with pinks and oranges.
I love this little table, The tea pot my oldest brought to me from Spain! I love the colors.
       This a top of an antique dresser given to us, we decided it would serve us better as a buffet.
   The picture hanging on the wall is actually a vintage card table! Purchased for $5
This my hubby's grandma's tea table. Right now it hold my grandmothers punch bowl filled with pumpkins.
The dining room table didn't get a picture... My sweet girl was using it to paint on. I didn't have the heart to ask her to stop so I could put everything back. 
Her creativity meant more than that picture..
The only other room in the house that gets decor is the family room.
our bedrooms all pretty much stay the same year round except for the changing of bedspreads.

Keep in mind this space is a studio apartment,
We have been able to set up an amazing family room, while being able to keep a bed in the space for company.
This is what you see as soon as you step down into the room, Again all of the vase and the candles are all things I use on a normal bases just used in a different way for fall

The scent warmer is nestled in a corner with a cute pumpkin that gives a warm glow in the evenings

       This  is on the computer desk! I have a love for flame-less candles especially the ones that have                                                                        timers!
                        The mantle in this room! I am so excited to use this fireplace this winter
                                          This shelf is on the wall behind the sectional
On the end table, I uses a baby quilt for a table runner

I have found over the years in order for you to love being at home in your home all day. You  need to make it enjoyable to be in. If its chaotic you wont want to be there. If you love it you will care for it and be proud of it!
The simplest changes can make the biggest impact. It can be new to you throw pillows. putting throw blankets out, new to you curtains. Or changing things up in your home for the seasons.
Just know you are the mood gauge in your home. If you love it and enjoy being there your family will as well! 
I have been a stay at home wife for 24 years. Over the years I have learned that in order for me to love what I do .... I have to love where I am planted.
I must say I truly love where I am planted.
Thank you for stopping by and sharing a part of your day with me! Allowing me to share my home with you! I pray that your safe and have a blessed week!


  1. I LOOOOVE this!!!! I have always loved your knack for decorating! Your home has always felt so warm and cozy no matter the season (remember when Callie wanted to stay with you when she was like four, and she never stayed with anybody haha!) I'm so glad you blogged about it!!!! It's so beautiful!!! I miss your home and hope to see you soon!!!
    PS: When you go to the American girl store this week, see if they have Samantha and Kit in store for me! I have a feeling these are the two we are choosing between haha! Love you so much, and this post is awesome! Please post all the seasons lol!

    1. Aww thank you my beautiful friend! This has been one of my favorite blogs I have done, I hope to do one for each season :)! I so remember Callie wanting to stay! i really wish we were closer for sleepovers now...
      When i go to American Girl I will take picture of each doll and her collection for her! Both are beautiful and I love both stories so much.
      Let her know I am working on a new story, I hope to have it done soon.
      I love and miss you so much beautiful friend


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