I am SO excited about today. Not just because I have a beautiful fall home tour for you, but because I have the honor of hosting 14 other bloggers who are sharing their lovely homes with you, as well.
Be sure to visit all their tours at the end of this post!
I’m also excited because it’s the first time for me to show many of the rooms in our new house on the blog.
It has come a long way since the “before,” hasn’t it?
But back to fall: the theme of today’s tour is simplicity.
As a busy mom of three in a new house (and new city), I honestly needed to keep it simple…
And I want to keep it simple.
Life gets so busy, and with my new home my head is whirling with ideas (many of them expensive and elaborate), and I confess that I need to rein it all in sometimes.
To remind myself that I don’t need elaborate displays and expensive seasonal decor.
I don’t even know where a lot of my decorative items are… I purposefully left boxes of decor packed up (until we can build some bookcases!). So I picked up $10 worth of pumpkins from my local grocery…
Clipped branches from my trees…
And pulled out a few scarves (which I definitely won’t be wearing for a while… it reached 97 degrees this past weekend!).
Other than my DIY fall sign, that’s about it.
The reality is that we really use our home. Just this weekend, my boys were playing leap frog from the couches to the ottoman in this room…
Racing cars in the family room…
And creating bugs from construction paper at the dining room table.
We eat all our meals at this kitchen table…
And my one year old will destroy anything within her reach.
So simple is a necessity around here.
And a lifeline for me.
So I’m trying to keep things simple. I’m loving soothing neutrals.
Lots of texture.
How about you? Do you have a theme for your life this season?
Don’t forget to visit the other gorgeous homes in the Fall Into Home tour! Seriously, these women are wonderful, and I’m sure you’ll be inspired.