Monday, October 17, 2011


Have I ever mentioned that I love fall? I used to be more of a summer person, but each year I gain a deeper appreciation for Fall. The crisp  in the air that calls us to bring out our sweaters and scarves, and the sweet aroma that drifts around us as we pick apples from the tree. I love finding the prettiest leaves, and and baking fall treats to warm our tummies. But, my favorite thing about fall is...the color scheme.
 My home was designed to host fall decor!
The kids felt like we didn't have enough decorations, so they made some new ones of their own:) See if you can find them.

 Do you see this amazing wreath? My Dad gave it to me for my birthday. I should have taken a close up of it for you, because it has about 30 different flowers, weeds, feathers, fruits, and veggies, it's gorgeous.

 I included this picture because it shows our cute brick chimney:) one of my personal favorites.

 We replaced our windows last year, so I made this fun little guy from one of the old basement windows.

 In my giant clothes pin, we placed one of our "fall place mats" that I did the tutorial on for a "favorite Friday" a couple weeks ago. we obviously make them rectangular usually, but we did this one square to use more as a decoration kind of thing;)

I placed some fake apples in a black spider web bowl (on my left in the picture), and Layla tried to eat one of them. They are very realistic after all:), so I told the kids not to eat the green apples in the bowl, because they were poisoned. Carter added that the witch from sleeping beauty snuck in and poisoned them, haha. So now they tease me and say "Mom, I'm going to eat this yummy apple", and I say "NOOOOO, not the POISONED Apple!", and save them from that horrible fate.

What are some of your favorite things about Autumn?

(leaving a question at the end of my post is my sneaky little way of encouraging you to leave a little comment...just so ya know;))


Tasha said...

Your house looks awesome! I love fall too! I love the window picture frame that is awesome!! Lookin good as always! Loves~

Alyssa said...

I love your bold paint on your walls and yes your chimney and I've always wanted to make a picture frame out of an old window, looks cool. You should do a blog about how to make that placemat. It's fun to see more of your house.

My favorite things about fall is the pumpkin food and today we drove around the Aspen loop to look at all the fall colors in the mountains.

abbynormal said...

If I still lived in DC, I would say I have two favorite things: #1 - the colors. DC has lots of trees and when they start changing colors, they are shockingly vibrant. It's magical. #2 - the humidity goes away, which makes it also my favorite time of year!

But since I don't still live in DC and fall in LA is feeling a lot like summer felt (one tear for no changing seasons), I would say my favorite things are apple pie and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I have made both in the last couple weeks, to make it feel more like fall in my house. Maybe I should take a page from your book and paint some walls instead. :)