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Fall Decor Favorites

I started my Fall decorating this year in 90 degree weather even though it was officially the Fall season. I wasn’t thrilled about it but certainly wasn’t going to wait until the weather cooled off to decorate for my absolute favorite season.

Each year my decorating tastes seem to change just a bit. This year it’s definitely jack-o-lanterns and having our whole living space lit up at night with orange lights.

I’ve been collecting Rae Dunn pottery for about 2 years now. My favorite of the bunch is definitely my Fall/Halloween mugs. They are hard to find, especially if you aren’t an active “hunter”, but you can get them of Mercari if you’re okay paying market value.

I love adding pops of color throughout the house using fake flowers. I do miss their natural fragrance but it’s nothing my diffuser can’t handle. I have found the best quality to be at Hobby Lobby.

This year I made some bat decals using my Silhouette and temporary vinyl. It’s a fun way to add decor to the walls without causing any permanent damage.

For flame-less candles I definitely recommend ones on a timer so you don’t have to worry about turning them on and off my favorites are these tea lights from Amazon and Mikasa pillar candles are my favorite.

This galvanized jack-o-lantern from Pottery Barn is a perfect addition to a farmhouse themed room. And the stacked pumpkins from Target are my kiddos favorites. Simple, festive, and fun.

I use the mini pumpkins from the Dollar Store to add festive color in small places around the house including my glass front kitchen cabinets and to style my shelves.

These DIY mats have been pretty popular this year. It’s a fairly simple and inexpensive DIY that anyone can do. I found my mat at ACE and used my Silhouette to make a stencil. If you don’t have a cutting machine you can use stencils or free hand the lettering.

Rae Dunn & Target Dollar Spot Christmas Decor

We are still in temporary housing with none of our house hold goods so this year’s home tour looks a bit different. Luckily my love of hunting for Rae Dunn mixed with some amazing Dunn buddies, and the Target Dollar Spot I was able to put together a few displays to get us in the Christmas spirit.

This is a short and sweet post! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!!!

Holiday Home Tour

October and November are always crazy with 2 Thanksgivings and Halloween. For the last 3 years I have decorated for Canadian Thanksgiving, then Halloween, and then for American Thanksgiving. I always look forward to December 1st because I can focus on just 1 holiday, Christmas. I wait patiently until then to start pulling out the decorations, baking cookies, and dancing to our favorite Christmas tunes. Since this is our third Christmas in the house decorating was a little easier as I already knew some of my favorite decorating spots. But as always, I added some new items and changed a few things up. It took about a week to find the perfect spot for everything.

Last year I was so busy we never got around to taking photos which I swore would NOT happen again this year. Rob and I spent one afternoon staging some photos to document all of my decorating. I promise my house isn’t always this put together!

 

Rob made this for me a few years ago since the mantel wasn’t long enough for all of our stockings. I still have to get one for Henry, the newest member of our family.

The kiddos reading nook is filled with Christmas stories, I shared a full list here a few days ago.

My Mom taught me when I was young to always make my bed in the morning. If you get nothing else accomplished that day, at least your bed was made. It has always stuck with me. No matter what the day I have had, when I go upstairs for bed I feel 100 times better when the bed is made. I feel like this holds even more true when the bed is decked out in plaid!

The kids rooms are filled with lots of Target Dollar Spot finds I have collected over the years. Sprinkled in are also a few pieces from my childhood. I love swapping out some of the usual decor on their walls and subbing in Christmas themed pieces. Even better are the framed prints I can just rotate and leave in the frame all year round.

My favorite thing to fill the house with are Christmas trees. I have about 30 throughout the house ranging in size from 5 inches to 9 feet. We use the larger trees to showcase all the ornaments we have collected over the years. Upstairs there is a 3 foot tree in each bedroom. The kids each got to decorate their own and are full of ornaments they have been getting since their first Christmas. The tree in our room displays ornaments made by my Mom and I years ago when we use to do craft shows. Our living room tree is packed with ornaments from our childhoods, Rob’s airplane collection, my Mary’s Angel collection and my favorite ornament of all time, the one Rob gave me Christmas Eve 2009 when he proposed <3.