It is officially my favorite time of year! Football has started, PSLs are back and pumpkins are everywhere! I have already started decorating for my favorite season (see IG stories today) but I am so excited to add to it and grab a few of these pieces and PUMPKINS! I went through a couple of my favorite retailers for home decor and linked some really affordable options if you are on a tight budget like I am! I also hit up Hobby Lobby which I can not link to, so check stories for the goodies I grabbed so that you can check your store for the same things if interested. Here are my favorite and affordable fall decor options:
You guys know how much I love Minted’s holiday cards, and art. I have several pieces in our home and love to add to our collection from time to time. I have started (slowly) working on organizing and decorating our office, so it felt right to add a new print in there. Ryan has also need some stationary for work, so I knew exactly who to go to! It all got me thinking that they have really great graduation gifts – from stationary to gorgeous prints that would be perfect for a college dorm room or new home.
This weekend was such a blast! We had my family’s annual Christmas party, made some yummy enchiladas (recipe coming later this week) looked at Christmas lights, did a little Christmas shopping and enjoyed some much needed family time at home. We are still in the process of unboxing all of our stuff and I am somewhere between needing a break and wanting to give everything else away. If we have made it 3 weeks without it, surly it can go, right?
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We are moving into our new house over the next couple of weeks. Because I just had our sweet baby boy, we are taking it a little slow and doing a little at a time. One thing I have been looking forward to the most is being able to decorate our own home for the holidays. I missed it so much last year and I have been counting down the days until I could get my hands on this one. Our new home is very light and airy which is much more my style and I am thrilled to finally begin the process of decorating. I figured if we were going to move our Christmas boxes and decorations in, I might as well get started instead of dragging it right back out in a couple of weeks. See? It’s completely logical to decorate early.
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To me, summer is all about lazy days in the sun and spending lots of time with family and friends. We seem to always have company around or passing through town and it is a good idea (and much less stressful) if we keep our kitchen clean and prepared for guests. That means making it sparkle, decorating for the season and always having some sort of baked treat – like one of my favorites, S’mores Rice Crisps!
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One thing I have not done a great job on in our home is decorating the walls with artwork. That is very strange because I love art. Just ask my family. I have definitely always been the artist out of the bunch, but I also have a deep appreciation for art. Honestly, that is probably why I have had a hard time picking out pieces for our walls because I am so picky and have a hard time settling for the perfect one. Minted is fairly new to me, but I have heard about them through other bloggers. When they let me pick out a few pieces to decorate my walls, I knew it was time and I was more than excited to jump at the opportunity.
There are a few bare spots in our home that I have had a really hard time decorating. The entryway is the biggest. It has always been sort of blah. That was the first space that came to mind. I chose this Season Change piece because it fits so perfectly into the time of year and this season of our lives. Change. There are so many changes coming and I am nervous, but so excited for them. I love the way this art brightened this empty space and brought it to life.
The second place that really needed something was off of our kitchen and living room. This spot has always been so bare and it bothered me. I saw the gold foil prints and jumped on the Alabama one with this spot in mind. I am kind of in love with it and I think it is my favorite by far. Tomorrow through November 16th, Minted is giving 20%off of all their foil products, so I may have to snag another foil print at this great price!
The third was the Twinkle Twinkle print that I knew was perfect for SR’s nursery. I am a huge fan of fairy tales and nursery rhymes, so when I saw this, I knew I had to have it for her. It is so important to me to instill a love of literature in my children. I like to do that through bedtime stories and decorating their walls with these tales is just the perfect way to incorporate that love in their rooms.
While Minted was new to me, I have a feeling that this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. I am already dreaming of the next prints I want to get for our home! I absolutely love their artwork – in particular this Most Wonderful Time print for Christmas and this Lightly Gilded photo for our bedroom. I also have my eyes on their Christmas Cards! Can you believe it is already that time of year?
Which pieces would you choose from Minted’s Art Marketplace?
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Last week’s cooler weather really got me in the spirit of fall. Over the weekend, I started decorating for my favorite season and even got a little crafty. I went to Hobby Lobby and grabbed a few supplies and decided to make a new wreath. I know it is technically a little early, but our home is almost ready to welcome the new season! Here is a really simple tutorial on how to make your own burlap wreath:
What You Need:
1 – 18″ wire wreath
60 feet of 5″ wide burlap ribbon or garland (20 yards)
1 – 18 foot spool of 1.5″ wide orange gingham wired accent ribbon (9 yards)
1 – 18 foot spool of 1.5″ wide orange Moroccan wired accent ribbon (9 yards) (or the ribbon of your choice)
– A 6″ Tin Letter
-A pumpkin floral accent
-Hot Glue Gun and glue
Let’s Get Started:
1. Tie the burlap into a knot on the back side of the wire wreath (I did it on one of the middle wires). Repeat with other ribbons.
2. Turn the wreath back around and begin weaving the ribbon through the wired wreath, alternating sides and ribbons. I created about a 4 inch loop (height) but you can make it smaller or larger depending on your preference.
3. Make sure to push the loops tightly together so you don’t have any unwanted gaps.
4. When your spools run out, go ahead and start a new one by tying the end of the ribbon in a knot on the backside of the wired wreath.
5. When you get to the end, tie the ends of your spools to the back of the wired wreath and fluff/arrange the loops to your liking.
6. Tie your letter to the top of the wreath using either twine or leftover ribbon. I chose to use my ribbon.
7. Place your floral pumpkin (or flowers) on your wreath and poke the stem through the wire. Twist it around the wire and then hot glue the back of the pumpkin to the wreath to hold it in place.
8. Hang your wreath and enjoy your newest DIY!
My mother is extremely gifted in all things design and decor. She has an eye for it that constantly amazes me. My sister is fortunate to have received this trait as well, but the gene skipped me. I have, however, learned a few tips from watching them over the years on how to decorate, things not to do, etc. One of them is how to change your decor around to make it appropriate for each season without completely redoing your entire home. I recently bought new living room furniture and chose very neutral shades for our chairs, sofa and rug. Our walls are all very neutral – beiges, grays, and my chocolate dining room – so that I can easily change up accent pieces to make my home appropriate for the changing seasons. Here is how I do it:
Add color – I love to add touches of color throughout the home – yellow for summer, red for Christmas, pastels for spring etc.
How do you decorate your home for the summer?
We are officially 2 months (or sooner) away from meeting our baby girl! I have finally organized Hampton’s new room and Baby Girl’s closet, and I have officially started decorating! I know I know, it’s about time. With all the adorable nursery ideas on Pinterest, I just couldn’t decide what to choose. With less than 9 weeks until she arrives, I still have a lot to do around here. It’s times like these that I am very thankful for Etsy. I was so exited to find these adorable baby blocks from Blockaholic Boutique. They are so adorable and GREAT quality. I am loving these blocks for a baby boy. Are they not the cutest? They are real wood, painted and personalized. They can be customized to your specifications. Since we didn’t know our baby girl’s name until just recently – yes, we FINALLY have a name!! – I ordered the blocks to say “bebe Cantrell” instead!
Since we have waited so late to decide on a name, we are going to wait to announce it until she is born, however, you will get a sneak peek at her initials later this week! I’ve got to keep you guessing! 🙂
I’m so thankful to have finally started decorating her nursery. Luckily, I don’t have much more to do. I have one more shelf to decorate and I need to find something to put over her crib. Other than that, we are all set! I can’t wait to share more details of her nursery with you as I complete it!
Be sure to check out Blockaholic Boutique on Etsy! They have the cutest blocks and nursery decor around!