Outdoor Decor for Fall

dsc_0240When the season changes, I enjoy changing my outdoor decor to reflect that. Each year it is a slight variation, but over time, I have found things that seem to work for my home. I’ve learned, for example, that my ferns  and ivy will last long into November, so I leave them. Pumpkins and cabbage replace seasonal summer blooms and we’re done.

Here’s a look at this year’s Fall decor, beautifully executed by the team at Gardens!dsc_0243 dsc_0244 img_0305 img_0279 img_0281dsc_0236 dsc_0237 img_0282 img_0285 img_0287dsc_0242 img_0288 img_0292And, what would a seasonal photo be without my girl, Molly?!

Whether you add a single pumpkin or a couple of mums, welcome the new season so it can greet you every time you come home!


Easy Fall Decor

101840968-jpg-rendition-largestWe’re officially into Fall….YAY!! As the leaves change colors and the piles of pumpkins appear all over town, it makes us feel ready to decorate our homes in a similar fashion. This is actually a season that makes it easy to decorate, as nature provides everything we need. Pumpkins, gourds, mums, leaves…and I like it when you mix these items in with whatever you already have on hand.

Here is a little of the fall decor that has me inspired to get started!
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images: Better Homes & Gardens, Nell Hills, Terrain

Holiday Prep

IMG_7766Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, everything seems to be full throttle toward the holidays! The wreaths are lit down our main street and it seems like every other car we pass has a Christmas tree tied to its roof. Yesterday, our family set off to get our tree, always an adventure.

I love seeing all the holiday decor, greenery and seasonal flowers. This year, it seemed like there was lots of white…and I loved it. So far, I have yet to put out anything “red” inside the house. It’s all green and gold for now. It feels like an color palette that would serve you well through January. White poinsettias, paper whites, even white hydrangeas. Ahhhhhh…..IMG_7767 IMG_7768 IMG_7769Of course, Molly had to come along for the ride. And, she was looking the part!IMG_7772Have you started decorating yet? Will you be doing the same as in years’ past or will you be trying something new? I plan on lots of natural elements and a little bling. I’ll share as soon as it’s up! Have fun preparing for this festive season!