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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Affordable Fall Home Decor Finds

As I've been decorating our home for fall, I've really focused on bringing in cozy accents to warm up our mostly neutral home. I knew I wanted lots of candles burning, along with switching our artwork to moodier pieces. I found these gorgeous terracotta candles at Walmart and knew they'd be perfect to bring in that cozy fall feeling!

Walmart has a pretty amazing selection of fall home decor this year - I love how much there is to choose from! These candles come in quite a few different colors, and I'm shocked to say I didn't choose white this time! I love the rich autumnal feeling the brown tone gives. They smell delicious too!
 
 

I paired the candles with these sweet butterfly match boxes, which I love to keep tucked into trays and vignettes so they're within easy reach for lighting candles this time of year.

 
Another favorite Walmart find was this beautiful textured white frame. It makes the perfect place to display a moodier art piece - I love the contrast of the black and white. I popped it onto this tabletop easel to elevate it a bit.


Walmart Home has so many gorgeous and affordable autumn decor pieces, so I rounded up a few of my favorites for you below. Can you believe that pretty faux wheat stem is only $3.50?! The art pieces are such great finds and the dusty peach color palette is perfect for fall. There are so many great, affordable finds to help you bring texture and warmth into your home this season!

 
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Monday, September 20, 2021

Neutral Fall Decorating Ideas

Fall Living Room Tour

Learn how to decorate your home for fall and autumn using neutrals to create a warm, welcoming and cozy feel for autumn.

 
Fall decor doesn't have to be over the top – with just a few simple changes your home can feel layered and inviting for the season. Simple, neutral fall decor is my favorite way to decorate, because it's easy to bring in a few new textures and colors to change the feeling of a space. 
 
 
 
 

Tip 1: Pick a Color Palette

For our fall living room this year, I wanted to use dusty mauve, creams, taupes and grays in warmer hues. I repeated these colors throughout the space to help it feel intentional and cohesive. Whatever palette you choose, remember to stick within your color scheme, and repeat it periodically. Subtle, warm, softer colors are a great choice this time of year.

 
I "popped" the dusty mauve color back and forth in a zig zag pattern on our shelves, as well as repeating warm wood tones and brass accents.
 

Tip 2: Bring in Autumn Texture 

Texture is one of the best ways to transition your home decor for fall. Texture can be added in so many ways during this season - through chunky knits and nubby pillows, warm wood tones, the texture of natural or faux foliage, and even through unexpected objects like woven baskets, chunky beads and unique candles.

One of my favorite finds this fall have been these real pampas grass stems - they are a great price and are the prettiest mauve-brown hue. I popped them in this gorgeous gray vase and it's the perfect centerpiece on our coffee table.

 
These twisted rope taper candles were inexpensive, unique and in my fall color palette - the perfect find! (similar ones linked)

 
Tip 3: Layer, Layer, Layer

In the summer months, I like a clean, paired back aesthetic. But during the fall I like to layer in more decor, draping wood beads and decorative links over stacks of books, layering artwork with warmer tones, adding extra pillows and plenty of plaid blankets, and including lots of fall foliage. You still want to ensure everything feels edited, but some extra layers of decor are warm and welcoming this time of year.

 

 On the coffee table, a woven tray anchors the lighter elements, while new wood chain links echo the same tone and add an additional layer.

 Pretty neutral pillows make our couch feel cozy and inviting.

Tip 4: Switch Out Art

I first blogged about it way back in 2017, so you know my love of printable art runs deep. Changing out artwork around your home is one easy way to bring a fall mood to your decor. And it's very inexpensive to do if you use printable art. Etsy is a treasure trove (linked my favorite shop), and most cost only a few dollars.

I've really enjoyed filling these very inexpensive gold frames (they're $6, $8 and $10!) with different art and placing them around the house. Choose art with warmer tones, including autumn landscapes, botanicals and portraits.


These simple tips can make a big impact on your home this fall. With just a few changes it's easy to bring in warm, neutral fall decor and create a warm, cozy home for the season.


Looking for more beautiful fall decor? Check out The Fall Edit for a round up of more than 90 fall decor pieces for your home!

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

The Fall Edit

 90+ Fall Decor Pieces to Add Warmth and Texture to Your Home




 


 

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Mickey's Farmer's Market Birthday Party


Another fun kids birthday party is in the books! I absolutely love coming up with creative themes and ideas for my kids parties and this Mickey's Farmers Market themed party was especially fun! In fact, I've had the idea for a farmers market party rolling around in my head for several years, so when Evan asked for a Mickey party I knew we could combine the two into a really fun theme.

 
This probably counts as the most colorful party I've ever done! I used lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to make the dessert table feel like a real farmers market. 

 

I collected all sorts of wood crates, bushel baskets and chipwood baskets to hold the bounty of fruits and veggies.

To incorporate the Mickey theme I ordered a large vinyl Mickey silhouette to go on the feature wall. Evan loved it! 

 

To create the market awning I used two of these inexpensive paper scalloped awnings, and painted them to match the party colors. An easy and inexpensive project!

For favors we filled these berry baskets with market-themed goodies for the kids. We lined them with striped napkins and included a seed pack, squishy fruit toy, strawberry candy, and the most darling mini jams and honeys.

These French mini jams made the perfect display on the table and were so sweet to tuck into each favor basket. I included a mini honey dipper for the honey also.


Of course every party is absolutely made by my mother-in-law's gorgeous and delicious baked goods. She does have a desserts business making all sorts of sweets, so if you're local, shoot me a message and I can get you connected to her.


She made her signature sugar cookies in all sorts of darling fruit and veggie shapes. They were as delicious as they were pretty!


 
 I found these mini pies at our local grocery store and knew they'd be the perfect thing to add some charm and color to the dessert table, along with some fruit sparkling water.

 

I used these vintage scales to elevate some of the food. One I still had from my antiquing days, and the other I unearthed in the basement of my grandparents' house a few weeks before the party - a lucky find!
 


I topped the simple white cake with these wood Mickey ears, and garnished it with some fresh berries.
 
 
The cupcakes stole the show! My mother-in-law made chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting and topped them with crushed oreos to look like dirt. 

 

 Then I found these precious fondant garden veggies on Etsy that were the perfect little toppers. Such a fun nod to the garden market theme!

These Farmers Market invites were the perfect thing - I just had the designer modify the design slightly to include a Mickey silhouette and change the wording a little. They are darling!

 
This garden market tent was such a hit! The kids loved playing market and taking turns selling play food throughout the party. 


 
The kids table was simple with some fun fruit plates layered on Target dollar spot gingham chargers and light blue cups from the Dollar Tree. Everyone got a straw farmer's hat to wear too!


This was such a fun, bright, cheerful party and the birthday boy had a blast! I can't believe our boy is 3! It was so much fun to celebrate him. I hope our little soiree can inspire you to throw a Mickey's Farmers Market party of your own! 

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