Easy Fall Decorating Projects


Decorating your home for Fall is SO easy. And the best part is the way these decorations carry you all the way through the end of November! You can decorate with pumpkins, leaves, Autumn flowers, gourds & simply add a few Halloween touches for October. Remove Halloween & you are ready for Thanksgiving! Nothing could be easier!

Still stumped for ideas? Well, the good folks at BHG to the rescue with these easy ways to decorate your home for fall! Cool weather is here & cold weather is on the way. Create a cozy & welcoming feel to your home with these incredible ideas! Enjoy!

Easy Fall Decorating Projects

Beautiful Fall Garlands

Fall Seasonal Elements

My friend Nancy & I attended a craft fair the other day to browse all the Autumn & Halloween creations. There were so many garlands on display! I couldn’t believe all the different varieties of garlands in one location. Garlands are a great way to add a seasonal touch to your home. There are so many different designs & colors for you to drape over bookcases, mantels, windows & more throughout your house.

BHG wants to inspire you this Autumn with these ideas for fall garlands. Enjoy!

Autumn Garlands

$4 or Less Fall Centerpieces


A centerpiece is the perfect accent for your table when you have company, including your small group. A beautiful Autumn centerpiece decorates your table & can be used on a sideboard or other tabletop in your home. The problem is the cost of a centerpiece. Not only can a lovely centerpiece cost a fortune but it might only last a few days. The answer is creating your own centerpiece. Unfortunately, this might take talents that you might not have.

BHG has the solution for you. They have put together a selection of simple to create centerpieces for your Autumn home. These pieces use colors & materials perfect for Fall. These are so wonderful, you may want to make one for every room! Enjoy!

Fall Centerpieces

30 Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Recipes to Get You Pumped for Fall

Pumpkins on Bale of Hay --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Nothing says Autumn like pumpkins. This time of year, there are dozens of pumpkin products in stores & restaurants for us to enjoy. I love the way my home smells when I make pumpkin bread. What a wonderful, welcoming fragrance for any home!

I always pick up a few pumpkin products to enjoy but I also like making my own pumpkin goodies. Therefore, I am ALWAYS looking for new recipes that use pumpkin. How wonderful that Good Housekeeping offers, not just a few but 30 pumpkin recipes for all of us to try!

What is your favorite pumpkin recipe? I invite you to share it with me & other women. It’s always fun to learn all the creative ways we use such a basic ingredient like pumpkin. Enjoy!

Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Recipes

The Simple Joy of Autumn


Autumn is my favorite time of year. I always feel a sense of renewal when the leaves begin to change, the days grow shorter & the weather becomes cooler. Even living in SoCal has not lessened my love of Autumn. The change of seasons may be more subtle but they are apparent. I find myself energized, preparing our home for winter, pulling out my sweaters &, best of all, BAKING!

I decorate our home for Autumn, adding touches of Halloween when October arrives. I begin thinking about Thanksgiving & the, GASP, Christmas! Yes, this time of year not only increases my energy but my creativity as well!

To help you enjoy Autumn, to relieve the stress it brings with a return of school & busy schedules after a relaxing, slow paced summer, my friend, Shaunna Privratsky & I have put together a collection of articles & recipes for you & your family. Just click the link below to download your FREE copy! And keep an eye out for our FREE Thanksgiving & Christmas e-books! Enjoy!

The Simple Joy of Autumn

10 Cozy Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

apple basket

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I enjoy preparing my home for the Holiday season & the cool weather ahead. I also begin entertaining more in the Autumn. Yes, I entertain in warm weather but my entertaining tends to be outside in the Spring & Summer while Autumn & Winter bring my guests inside.

A home closed up for winter can begin to smell a bit stale.  Of course, when I bake, our home smells like chocolate or cinnamon. Unfortunately, I don’t always bake. Yet I still want my home to have that warm welcoming fragrance whenever someones enters. Hmmm, what to do?

Good Housekeeping offers a solution with these 10 ways to make home smell like Fall. What a wonderful cozy idea! Enjoy!

Autumn Scents