I’m basic, I know. But Fall is my favorite. Everything about it is good, especially the decor. I love Christmas decorations and summery vibes throughout the home, but I’m really truly just obsessed with Fall decor. I love that its just fall-themed in September, Halloween themed in October and then hints of Thanksgiving come out in the decor in November. Its (f)all good.
My decorating style has changed quite a bit over the years I’ve realized. This year I feel like I’ve found my groove though and know how I want to and like to decorate currently, so this year and last year I’ve got several new pieces to add to my collection or replace and I’m just so happy with it.
I finally decorated for Fall! The fact I didn’t do it on the very first day of September is just atrocious to me. But fear not, the decor is up now and all is well in the world. This is wonderful.
I can specifically recall every winter, putting my fall things away and aching for the day that I can cover my home in pumpkins again. So now that it’s back…oh the joy.
Over time I think my style is slowly changing. Our new home has really opened up a new part of me. Now that we are in (what we both hope and pray is) our forever home, I feel like I can really start figuring out what I love and what I want in the home I’ll raise my children in.
Not that anyone is coming to me with decor words of advice, but I just want to say this: When decorating your home, DO WHAT YOU LIKE. Don’t worry about if it’s “in” or not. If it’s colorful when the rest of the world seems to only decorate with muted colors, rock it. If you want everything white and people think that’s weird, ignore them. Make YOUR space YOURS!!
We have a cute little bathroom on our main floor, and for a while now I knew it needed a change. It needed some new life and to be a more fun space. So I thought up some plans and headed to trusty ol’ Target which ended up having everything I needed and voila! My half-bath dreams came true! I’m so happy with how it turned out – and I’m really proud of myself for doing it all by myself! Usually when I do projects I tend to see how many people I can rope into doing it with me, but this time, it was all me. I had some time alone and decided to crank it out! I even used a drill to put in the shelves – I forgot hot cool that makes me feel!
And now, for a few ‘before’ pictures so you can really see the transformation!
Last weekend Craig’s brother got married (to the most wonderful girl) and their whole celebration was so beautiful. Their colors were sage and cream and they had a lot of outdoorsy elements. One of my sisters-in-law and I were in charge of decorating at their wedding dinner the evening of their wedding. We held the dinner at my in-laws cabin in Midway, Utah up in the mountains. My father-in-law always calls the view from their cabin the, “million dollar view,” so we knew we wanted that to be the backdrop. Unfortunately because of all the fires, the air was kind of smoky, but it still turned out really nice.
We put a bunch of tables together in a T shape under some canopy’s and covered the table with white table cloths. We had some logs cut into a few inch thick pieces and topped those with a clear vase holding babies breath, then we scattered leaves from the bushes around the cabin across the table. It was simple, but really lovely, and I feel like it really captured their theme well. We also took some table runners from their reception that were real greenery and strung them around the canopy where the newlyweds would sit. The final piece was putting the brides bouquet on a piece of wood in front of the couple.
It was simple, beautiful and really fun to create.
The very first wall I decorated when we moved into our new house was this big gray wall in our kitchen. I knew I wanted to do four large pictures with white frames on this wall with pictures of my kids. An individual of each of them, then one of the three of them together. Once we have our fourth baby, it’ll already have a spot. And if we have a fifth? Well, we’ll deal with that when the time comes, won’t we.
For our first round of these pictures, we, well my dad, took pictures in my parents beautiful backyard. I turned them black and white because that was all I wanted – big, black and white pictures on my wall, for so long. I loved it. The wall always brought me lots of happiness.
I knew that I wanted to update this wall yearly, every summer. So on Fourth of July, we went back to my parents house again and this time my dad took pictures in their front yard of the kids in these adorable patriotic outfits. I originally assumed I’d do black and white again, but the color was calling to me this time around and I am SO happy I went along with the idea. Its given the wall new life.
I have a feeling that updating this wall yearly is going to be something I look forward to each year.