Cozy Throw Blankets

The perfect accessory for fall, winter, and even air modern conditioning is a cozy throw blanket. They instantly make every room warmer, more comfortable.... and provide color, texture, and beauty along the way. Click here for a collection of the best cozy throw blankets!

The perfect accessory for fall, winter, and even modern air conditioning is a cozy throw blanket.  They instantly make every room warmer, more comfortable.... and provide color, texture, and beauty along the way. ____________ Happy New Year!  I can't believe it's 2017 already.  As we put away our holiday decor, many of us (me included!) are looking for some blank space, a relief from the clutter … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Centerpiece

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Looking for an easy DIY centerpiece idea?  Get all the tips to create your own centerpiece and step by step instructions for setting the full table! ____________ This post is sponsored by World Market. The countdown is on.  One week to Thanksgiving.  Yippee!  My middle brother says Thanksgiving is hands down his favorite holiday.  In his words, "The best food all year and zero other pressures." … [Read more...]

Gardening Gift Guide + Giveaway

What an awesome gardening apron! So cute and functional.

Find the perfect gift for the nature lover in your life with this gardening gift guide!  Plus, enter to win your own amazing prizes. __________ Well friends, we are officially into the holiday season.  I know we in the US still have Thanksgiving to celebrate, and I include that in this "holiday season."  In fact, I'm SO thankful for you all that I'm devoting a full week to thanking YOU for being … [Read more...]

Rustic Thanksgiving Tablescape with Plaid and Copper

Be inspired to create a gorgeous, rustic Thanksgiving tablescape with these Thanksgiving decorating ideas! This table incorporates plaid, copper, and wood to create a beautiful yet relaxed look.

Be inspired to create a gorgeous, rustic Thanksgiving tablescape with these Thanksgiving decorating ideas!  This table incorporates plaid, copper, and wood to create a beautiful yet relaxed look. ___________ After Wednesday's post, I bet you thought I'd skipped past Thanksgiving all together and run for Christmas at full steam.  Although I was tempted (since I'm not, after all, actually hosting … [Read more...]

Thankful Leaves Free Printable

Free Fall Printable: these thankful leaves make an adorable and easy fall and Thanksgiving decoration, perfect for a centerpiece, place cards, or thankful tree! Download the free printable here.

Use this Thanksgiving free printable of watercolor thankful leaves make a beautiful, simple centerpiece.  Plus, you use use them as place cards or a Thanksgiving activity!  ___________ Happy November!  It's time for 10 minute decor again (woohoo!), and I thought with all the family, turkey, and pies that were likely vying for your attention on Thanksgiving day, a super quick and simple … [Read more...]

Elegant, Neutral Thanksgiving Table Decor

Elegant, Neutral Thanksgiving Table Decor: get the best tips for creating a gorgeous, elegant Thanksgiving table SIMPLY with this video tutorial!

White pumpkins, mixed metallics, and fresh greenery creates a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape.  Learn how to create your own elegant, neutral Thanksgiving table decor! ________________ I can't believe it's almost November!  I'm feeling especially blessed this year as some family from the East Coast whom we don't get to see very often is making their way down to Texas for the week of … [Read more...]

10 Steps to a Magical Outdoor Dining Table

10 tips for a magical outdoor dining table: lanterns, string lights, apple candles, and other cozy outdoor fall decorating ideas!

Learn how to create a magical outdoor dining experience with a few simple elements... ____________ Y'all.  Can I just say how loved you make me feel?  When I shared my outdoor fall tablescape last week (and my confession about the pool ;) ), I had no idea how kind the response would be.  If you follow me on Instagram (and if you don't, you can do so here), you can see just how sweet everyone … [Read more...]

How to Make a Cozy, No Sew Throw Blanket

diy NO SEW throw blanket: how to make a gorgeous, cozy throw for less than $10!

Love cozy, luxurious throw blankets?  Don't feel like you have to spend a ton of money... See how to make a cozy, no sew throw blanket for less than $10! _____________ This post contains affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy. My powers of prediction sometimes fail me... In my recent fall tour of my master bedroom, the #1 thing people … [Read more...]

Outdoor Fall Tablescape

outdoor fall tablescape: lanterns, string lights, apple candles, and other cozy outdoor fall decorating ideas!

Enjoy the cool, crisp fall weather with an outdoor dining experience!  This outdoor fall tablescape would be perfect for Thanksgiving or any autumn celebration. ____________ This post is sponsored by hayneedle.  All opinions are my own. When hayneedle first approached me about creating an outdoor fall tablescape in our new outdoor dining space, I had visions of hot chocolate, warm crackling … [Read more...]

How to Make Mini Pumpkin and Apple Candles

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Looking for creative fall decor?  Learn how to make mini pumpkin or apple candles with this simple step-by-step and video tutorial! ________________ I've been wanting to make some of these for several years now.  I love decorating with real gourds, pumpkins, and apples for the fall, and there's nothing quite like candlelight to bring ambiance to a space. I absolutely did not invent this idea, … [Read more...]

Blue and White Fall Decor in the Master Bedroom

Autumn decor doesn't have to be all oranges and reds; see how to create a soft, romantic space with blue and white fall decor!

Autumn decor doesn't have to be all oranges and reds; see how to create a soft, romantic space with blue and white fall decor! ________________ Having just passed a birthday, I'm feeling particularly self-aware.  Over the years, I've learned that I simply cannot eat oatmeal (it makes me gag no matter how many delicious toppings I put on it), I need at least 7.5 hours of sleep to feel human, a … [Read more...]

Neutral Easy Fall Decorations and Home Tour

Looking for easy fall decorations? Make your home light and cozy with these neutral decorating ideas perfect for early fall. _____________ Today is one of those days that catches my heart in my throat. A day when I feel all the feels about this job of mine and all the friends - like you! - that I get to connect with along the way. So please grab a real, hot cup of coffee (or your beverage of choice) and join me for a virtual, cozy chat curled up by the fireplace. Looking for easy fall decorating ideas? Check out this autumn home tour full of DIY, creative, yet simple fall decor! Today is the second annual Fall Into Home tour, where I have a handful of super talented bloggers joining me to share their cozy homes all decorated for fall. I cannot wait to share them all with you (links at the bottom) and to show you our home. I even put away the plastic shopping cart and paper airplanes in honor of your visit. ;) Looking for easy fall decorating ideas? Check out this autumn home tour full of DIY, creative, yet simple fall decor! I couldn't quite bring myself to deck the halls fully for fall yet as it's been over 90° every day still (ugh), and I haven't found anything but bright orange pumpkins for sale yet in these parts... But it gave me an excuse to stick to my neutral-loving style and simply make small adjustments to bring the house from "light and airy" (my goal in our summer home tour) to "cozy." First stop: entryway. Looking for easy fall decorating ideas? Check out this autumn home tour full of DIY, creative, yet simple fall decor! Looking for easy fall decorating ideas? Check out this autumn home tour full of DIY, creative, yet simple fall decor! I found this beautiful succulent when I was shopping for my pumpkin succulent planters a few weeks ago, and I added it to my teak vase. I love enjoying the beauty of practical accessories like rain boots and scarves. The candle lantern may be a little less practical, but no less beautiful, right? Looking for easy fall decorating ideas? Check out this autumn home tour full of DIY, creative, yet simple fall decor! Speaking of my succulent pumpkins, I am loving the subtle nod to fall they offer in our dining room. Looking for easy fall decorating ideas? Check out this autumn home tour full of DIY, creative, yet simple fall decor! Looking for easy fall decorating ideas? Check out this autumn home tour full of DIY, creative, yet simple fall decor! Combined with these gorgeous solid wood candlesticks and an old scarf, I've got a lovely, elegant dining table that didn't even get in our way when we did our homeschooling in there last week. Looking for easy fall decorating ideas? Check out this autumn home tour full of DIY, creative, yet simple fall decor! The living room and family room are a subtle transition from summer. Tip: add cozy throws and "winter whites" (off whites or creams) with lots of texture for a light, airy, yet cozy feel. Just what I needed for our 90+° fall. ;) Our fireplace is just days away from a major renovation (see details on our plans here), so I confess that I didn't want to go to a ton of trouble. My super versatile basket (that has been everywhere from above the master bed to the tufted ottoman in the family room) is just the right amount of texture in the space. A tiny chalk painted pumpkin helps remind me of the season. Another favorite tip: decorate with consumables. Apples are my kids' bedtime snack, so we go through at least 10/week... this way I have a pretty, fall-feeling space and I haven't spent a cent extra than I would otherwise. If you saw my fall printable last week, then you've already seen the other side of our see-through fireplace, but here it is again just in case you missed it (the printable is free, so go download it here!). And that's our downstairs! Come back later this week for some glimpses of changes upstairs, but for now, refill that cup of coffee and go visit some other beautiful homes decorated for fall.

Looking for easy fall decorations?  Make your home light and cozy with these neutral decorating ideas perfect for early fall. _____________ Today is one of those days that catches my heart in my throat.  A day when I feel all the feels about this job of mine and all the friends - like you! - that I get to connect with along the way.  So please grab a real, hot cup of coffee (or your beverage of … [Read more...]

Watercolor: Free Autumn Printable

Want easy fall decor? Try this FREE fall printable with a beautiful watercolor of an autumn quote and leaves. Click here to download the printable and print on any color printer.

For simple, easy fall decor, try this FREE autumn printable! ______________ Have I ever mentioned that I used to teach high school English? Along with the obvious pleasure of holding the future of terrified adolescents in the palm of my red-pen brandishing hand (... I kid!), a love of well-phrased metaphors was forever implanted in my soul. So when sweet Kristen of Ella Claire … [Read more...]

How to Make Fall Succulent Planters

Looking for simple, easy fall decor? Try these fall succulent planters! A simple pumpkin vase makes for beautiful DIY fall decor. Click for the tutorial and tips to make them beautiful.

For a super simple, easy fall decor, grab a pumpkin container and make some adorable fall succulent planters! _______________ I had grand intentions of making these with real pumpkins (and I still might!), but since it's nearly 100° in these parts, I have yet to see any decent pumpkins for sale. And... since I've never been one to pride myself on patience... I opted to dig through my box … [Read more...]

Fall Leaf Wrapped Candles

cute fall craft idea: wrap pillar candles in fall leaves and twine

Want an easy way to add fall to your home?  Try these fall leaf wrapped candles! ________________ I love fall... crisp autumn leaves, cool breezes, cozy sweaters.  In Texas, the season lasts approximately two and a half days.  No joke. I think maybe that's why I enjoy decorating for fall... It sparks my imagination. ;) If you've been following me for a while, you'll also know that I'm an … [Read more...]