it’s finally fall in our home//

I have been a total slacker when it comes to decorating for the seasons. I am still trying to figure out how to decorate for Halloween and then transition to “fall decor”. It’s so hard, but I need to figure it out, especially with kids in the house now! Since it’s only September, I felt okay starting with some simple fall decor throughout the house until October comes. It’s light, airy, and cozy all at the same time!

In our dining room, we don’t have much room. It’s super cut-off and small, so I don’t have space to put a buffet to decorate. Therefore, I decided to make a really eye-catching tablescape (since that’s all I have to decorate in there). The pumpkins are an assortment from a couple different Michael’s. I decided to stick with a blue+green+white theme this year instead of the typical red+orange+yellow. I just felt like it went better with the colors of our home. I used to have a natural table runner, but somehow it got lost. I looked everywhere for the same one this year and could not find it! I finally gave up and decided it would be fun to do something different. Tore some pages out of an old book and- voila- a makeshift table runner. I set with the gold flatware and white plates we received from our wedding registry a couple years ago.

fall table setting

The pumpkins I placed in each bowl were found in our local Target dollar spot (love that place!). They were so cheap and so cute, plus they matched the color scheme I had started- so obviously I bought like 10- totally necessary. I put one at each place setting. With the rest, I decided to stack them in my clear cake stand (see below).

I found these amazing Magnolia wreaths for $30 at Kirkland’s and just had to buy two! I love Chip & Jo, just like everyone else, but paying $90 for a wreath seemed a bit depressing to me. So glad I found this steal!

I absolutely love fall and I am so excited to start getting our home nice and cozy for the upcoming brisk weather. Fall candles are lit and apple cake (made with our fresh orchard apples) is in the oven as we speak. I love the family-closeness that fall brings! I am making it an even bigger deal to do as much ‘basic’ fall family outings as possible, since this will be our last fall as a family of three! I want to make sure Cam really enjoys this season and these upcoming holidays before little miss joins our family in January. Bringing your children up in a home that celebrates seasons + holidays is so important. It builds character and teaches family values- something they will always cherish!

xx karrie

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