One of my favorite things about this time of the year is how my mom decorates our house. She really makes it feel like a rustic, colonial Christmas from ages ago. When I was away at college, I always looked forward to coming home because it always looked so pretty and smelled like cinnamon and baked goods.
This year, mom added a few decorations and retired a few old ones that were falling apart. Both of us have a thing for adding a lot of greenery around the house during the cold, bleak winter months. I love putting garland over the kitchen cabinets and doors to add color to space. We wrap lights around the garland for an added pretty effect!
In my own bedroom, I bought some red flannel sheets from Target to warm up the otherwise cool color palette. I also went online and ordered the 2014 Inslee Haynes calendar so I could frame each month’s picture. So far, I’ve hung four pictures on my wall and they look beautiful!
A little fun fact about my growing up years; every Christmas my mom or grandma would get me a Hallmark Keepsake ornament usually themed around something that interested me that year. I’ve picked a few of my favorites to share with you! The little kitchen set ornament was from last year. I had been trying to learn to cook! The Barbie dream house was from my early years when I was obsessed with dressing up Barbie and Ken. The Edward and Bella ornament was from my high school years. Seriously, I couldn’t get enough of the Cullen clan. Finally, the American Girl Felicity ornament was from my grade school years. I read American Girl Doll books like it was nobody’s business. Each of these ornaments holds a special memory, one that will be passed down for many generations!
Hello loves! First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone who has liked or commented on things recently. I’ve been so busy and haven’t had time to respond hardly at all and I sincerely apologize for this! I have a lot of things going at once and a few fun things I’m working on for the blog, which you will see soon.
Yesterday, I spent a few hours around the house decorating for Halloween this weekend. I love pumpkins and cute/spooky things on display for the season. I also might add that I’m so proud of myself for only drinking 3 pumpkin spice lattes this season! Despite being surrounded by pumpkin things for the last month I have stayed strong!
Anyway, I want to give you all a peak inside my house to see what decorating I’ve done so I’m including some photos below! Most of these decorations come from Michael’s craft stores. Hint: things are going on clearance there right now because they’re moving Christmas stuff in! Now’s the time to stock up on decorations for next year and not spend a fortune!
Autumn and Halloween can be the best time of the year to decorate. It can be whimsical, rustic, natural, spooky, or sparkly themed. I absolutely love the ideas I find on Pinterest for the season. I’m linking my own “Everything Autumn” Pinterest board so you can check out some of the cute things I’ve pinned on there that I’m dying to try!
My mom hangs a wreath on our kitchen door to make it look more welcoming and festive. You can find these at most craft stores.
For this decoration, find a long wooden bowl and fill it with gourds or other seasonal items. Someday I would like to try getting a silver bowl and putting painted gourds in it!
I snapped this with my iPhone at the Amish farm we get our pumpkins from!
This is so cute and simple! Find a deep basket and place seasonal flowers in it.
Hang a sign like this on the side of your house where there is empty space. You could put it inside as well if it suits your fancy.
Spruce up the walk way with pumpkins and mums! Brightens any space!
At my house we have a fall tree. It stands about 5 feet tall and half of it is made to look like tree bark while the other half looks like pine bristles. We string lights on it and hang wooden leaves and pumpkin cut outs on it for decoration.
These mums were so stunning! All pinks and purples!
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