• Halloween Home Decor
    Fall Holidays,  Holidays,  Home and Life,  Home Decor

    Halloween Home Tour 2018

    I am a lover of holidays and also holiday decorations. Christmas is usually the only holiday of the year where I go all out but I also like put some Halloween (and autumn) love around the house when the weather starts to cool.  Over the years I have opted for purchasing fewer, more intentional pieces rather than lots of decorations that will likely only last the one season.  For the outdoor decorations I purchased a bright purple mum and combined it with the pumpkins and gourds we bought at the pumpkin patch this year.  We haven’t carved the pumpkins yet, but in the next week or so we will carve…

  • Easy front porch fall decor
    Fall Holidays,  Holidays,  Home and Life,  Home Decor

    Simple Front Porch Decorating for Fall

    We are solidly into October now and I thought it would be fun to share the fall touches on our front porch.  Fall is my favorite season. It is the gatekeeper season of the holidays. As soon as the weather begins to cool, I am flooded with feelings of nostalgia and can’t wait to put up decorations and begin celebrating all the holidays!  When it comes to decorating for fall, look no further than the pumpkin patch. Plop a few pumpkins or funny looking gourds next to a pretty mum and you are set.  Finding Cozy Fall Colors Each year we visit a local pumpkin patch and select a few…

  • House and Home,  Motherhood

    Nursery Progress

    The hubs and I have been quite busy these last few weeks getting the nursery in order and I am finally getting around to showing our progress. We were able to find a silver lining in the days filled with snow in early January by spending those days working on getting things put together and put away. The hubs spent a few hours putting together our glider rocker and the crib while I photographed the adventure. We also finished up one of our biggest projects of the nursery which was refinishing a dresser we snagged at a local antique shop in town. The dresser was in great shape and is…

  • Home and Life,  Home Decor

    Front Door Decor

    There are plenty of awesome things about owning a home, but I think my most favorite is the ever changing front door decor. Having lived in our home for only 10 months I haven’t taken advantage of all the possible options, but here are front door decor crafts of 2012. 1. Monogram: I love using the M of our last name to decorate and the front door is a great place to display it. This “M” was an afternoon project and consisted of a $4 paper mache letter from Joann’s, cotton yarn in grey (I am loving all shades of grey these days), and ribbon I had left over from…

  • Budget Friendly Fall Decor
    Fall Holidays,  Home and Life,  Home Decor

    Budget-Friendly Fall Decor

    I have a love for all the seasons, but there is just something about the fall season and fall decor that makes me super happy. This year was especially exciting as it is the first holiday season in our new home and I couldn’t wait to begin decorating. Now if I had it my way, I would head straight to the store and snag any and all fall decorations and sprinkle them about my home… but as a newly married couple, we are trying to stay budget-conscious. So instead I headed out to my nearest Dollar Tree and pumpkin patch and sprinkled some DIY crafted holiday spirit about our home.…