Easy Fall Decorating Projects

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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

The Simple Joy of Autumn

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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

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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

Autumn Pumpkin Wreaths 24″ Seeking New Home

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love the changing colors (yes, we do have trees that change colors here in Southern California), the cooler weather (although that takes longer for us) & the clothes. Sweaters are one of my favorite things.

I begin baking more & I decorate our home with Autumn decor, including my wreaths. This year, I have a large selection of wreaths for Autumn in a variety of colors, ribbons & decorations. In this post, I wanted to share my new Autumn Pumpkin Wreath.

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I began with a brown mesh wreath. I had the wooden pumpkin sign & wanted to use colors that would compliment it.

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I had ordered the orange gingham ribbon early in the summer & I knew it was perfect for this wreath. I have used the red & navy versions of this ribbon for a summer wreath & I really like the way it handles.

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I wanted some green to pick up the green in the sign. So I added some olive deco mesh ribbon.

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In the past, I only used animal print ribbons on my animal print wreaths. I had wanted to use it as an accent on a wreath that wasn’t just animal print ribbons. I think it goes well with the Autumn colors in this wreath.

This wreath is currently hanging in my home but I am looking for the perfect home for this wreath. The wreath is 24″ across. Has a brown deco mesh base, olive deco mesh ribbon & 4 different ribbons : orange gingham, animal print, solid brown & soft gold. This wreath is $40 & available for pick-up in SoCal (we live in Anaheim) or can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. (a recent wreath went to live in Hawaii!)

If you are interested in having this wreath come live with you, simple contact me & we can discuss the details.

I also want everyone to know that I do custom wreaths. If you are wanting specific colors for your wreath, contact me with your ideas. I want you to have the perfect wreath for your home this Autumn, Halloween, Christmas or throughout the year!

 

 

 

30 Cozy Ways to Decorate Your Porch for Fall

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Our new home doesn’t have a porch as such. However, our former home had a great porch. I loved sitting outside & watch people walk down our street on their way to the park. Porch sitting is not as outdated as some might think. It is a wonderful way to relax, enjoy nature & visit with neighbors.

Country Living offers you ideas to help create a beautiful porch this autumn. While I don’t have a porch, I still may steal an idea or tow to create my own cozy retreat outside our new home! Enjoy!

Cozy Porch

10 Things Pro Organizers Always Do Before They Go to Bed

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We all suffer from “Too Much on My Mind, Too Much to Do” Insomnia. This is so common among women. We go to bed tired, hoping we can stay awake long enough to brush our teeth & clean our face. We fall into bed, turn out the light & prepare for sleep. And immediately think of all the things we need to do the next day, the day after, later in the week, and on and on and on! YIKES!

While this article might not cure your bedtime wakefulness, it can help. Good Housekeeping offers 10 things organizers do before bed. This enables them (& you if you follow their advice) to finish a few tasks before bed, allowing them to wake up better organized in the morning with a home that is tidier! Give it a try! Enjoy!

Bedtime Tips

Fun 4th of July Crafts for Kids

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Your kids want to be a part of party planning and decorating. These ideas from BH&G give you and your kids ideas for decorations and more this 4th of July.

14 Ways to Improve Your Deck

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Spend this summer living outdoors when you spruce up your deck with these ideas from BH&G.

Porch & Patio Ideas

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These outdoor ideas from Country Living make me want to get busy on my porch. Time to spruce things up out there for the warm weather ahead.