How to Decorate for Fall with Apples

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Today, I want to share with you how easy it is to decorate your home for Fall using apples. Apples are great way to ease into the season and celebrate all things cozy. They add a touch of color and can also create a sense of harvest in your home. Here are a few easy ways to decorate your home for fall with apples…

17 Ways to Ease into Fall

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Today, I want to share with you 17 ways to ease into fall. Now, if you’re living in the South or the Southwest you may not even want to think about fall yet. I totally get it. I was thinking it might take the pressure off just a little bit to ease into fall, you know? Here are 17 ways to ease into fall…

Thoughts on Preparing for Holiday Guests

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Are you guys getting ready to host any holiday parties this year? I think about holiday entertaining a lot given my parent’s home, Bliss Barracks, is a revolving door of guests and people dropping by for a quick visit. The thing that always amazes me is that my mom rarely seems to get rattled in the midst of the craziness. I truly believe it’s because she’s been given a heart for hospitality and her expectations are always realistic. If you’re in the midst of the crazy right now planning for a few or many, getting ready for company doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are a few thoughts on preparing for holiday guests…

Easy Thanksgiving to Christmas Place Card Holders

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Since we’re hosting a few events this year, I thought I would take a bit of time to work on simple place setting ideas especially those that can easily transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas. The idea I’m going to share with you today is two different seasonal looks using the same tea cup as a place card holder. Here are all the details you need to know so you can bring an “all is calm” element to your holiday parties this year with this Thanksgiving to Christmas Place Card Holder too…

Fall in Blue Ridge

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We arrived home late last night from a long weekend trip to the mountains. We were visiting family for an early Thanksgiving. Normally, I have a full list of places I want to go and new adventures to experience. But this time, I decided to go with the flow and let things happen spontaneously. Here’s a peek into our trip and Fall in Blue Ridge…

How to Personalize Pumpkins with Paint

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One of my favorite projects from the fall front porch tour was the personalized painted pumpkin featured by the front door. It was a simple project to complete and is a great alternative to carving a pumpkin. It’s also a project that would be fun in a group setting with friends, family members and neighbors too. So put on a big pot of chili, break out the corn chips, snuggle up in your sweater and invite everyone over. It’s that easy! Here’s a look at what you’ll need to create a custom pumpkin of your own…

The Busy Girl’s Guide to Fall Decorating: The Breakfast Nook

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Once the rest of your spaces in your home are settled, fall decorating in the breakfast nook should be fairly easy. This is one of the reasons, sticking to a similar color palate and style is so important especially if you’re living in a home with an open floor plan. You may be thinking, “What’s the catch?” but let me assure you, there’s no catch. You can do this. Here are a few things to consider when decorating the breakfast nook for fall…

The Busy Girl’s Guide to Fall Decorating: The Dining Room

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Just off the entry is the dining room. It’s wide open, column flanked and provides plenty of room for friends and family. I’m realizing more and more I don’t have time to completely change items around from room to room just to decorate for the seasons. I’m thinking if you’re reading this series for busy girls, you probably don’t either. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re creating a festive look for fall in the dining room with a busy schedule….

How to Make a Faux Milk Glass Cake Stand

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For THE longest time I’ve been on the hunt for white vintage cake stands. Cake stands or treat stands are some of those pieces that are not only beautiful but also functional and can be used in so many different ways. After searching for a few months and coming home empty handed, I finally decided to try my hand at making a vintage style cake stand. Here’s what you need to create your own Faux Milk Glass Cake Stands…

Simple Tips for a Fall Cider Bar

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Creating an indoor fall cider bar is a great way to make memories with your friends, family and neighbors all season long. It’s also a fun to include a treat station in your indoor cider bar area as well. It doesn’t have to be super fancy or complicated just set out a few things you know your guest will enjoy. Here are a few simple tips for a fall cider bar you can create at home too…

Easy Fall Tablescape Ideas

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Have you guys started decorating for Fall yet? I can’t wait until we get the kitchen finished so I can start working on mine. Dressing your table in seasonal style doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Here are a few things to keep in mind…

Outdoor Entertaining: Fall Inspired Back Patio

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After we gave the back patio area a refresh, I was ready to give the entire space a little bit of fall love. From the farmhouse table to the bench for extra seating to the s’mores bar and porch swing, here are a few ideas to make outdoor entertaining on a fall inspired back patio a little easier…

How to Create a Fall Inspired Place Setting with Inexpensive Pumpkins

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I know around this time of year, fall decorating expenses can really start adding up so I wanted to show you how to create a fall inspired place setting with inexpensive pumpkins. I’ve been collecting vintage dishes for a while now. If you don’t have different dish patterns, no worries, use what you have on hand and put your own stamp on it. Here are a few simple ideas to get your holiday entertaining place settings started…

Fall Inspired Front Door Décor

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I can totally relate to not having a big porch to decorate for the seasons. Being in a military family we moved around a lot and when I finally got my first apartment it had a tiny stoop. You don’t have to have a big porch to make your home feel welcoming. If you have limited space or money to spend on seasonal décor here are a few ways to give your front door a bit of fall pizzazz…

Fall Inspired Kitchen

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I’ve been working this week to add a bit of fall inspiration to the kitchen area. I don’t add a lot of decoration to the kitchen because this space gets used so much. While I want it to be pretty, I still want it to be functional so I try to keep things fairly simple. Here’s how all the details came together…