Use nature inspired fall elements this holiday season for a rustic farmhouse table setting! With branches, acorns and brown moss, this minimal, rustic, fall table setting is simple yet festive!
Warm and cozy throw blankets are a must have in our home during the colder months. The children wrap up in them to cozy near the fire, read a book or take an afternoon rest. I enjoy curling up under them with a hot cup of coffee in the early mornings or even wrapping one around my shoulders for a few minutes to sit on the porch.
Welcome to the beginning of fall decorating in our home! I hadn’t planned to do much this year but I picked up a new to me side table the other day and decided to pull some natural elements together to create this Fall side table vignette.
The simplest way to decorate for any season is to take a look at what nature has to offer. The cooler mornings, and the changing of the leaves has me in the fall spirit. I am not one to go out and purchase a lot of fall decor or to have totes stuffed away full of fall decor. So, I look to nature and the abundance of what it has to offer to help decorate the home in a beautiful way for the season.
It's Thanksgiving week and I am looking forward to being with family and eating lots of delicious foods that I only eat once a year. We will be traveling to Arkansas this year to enjoy a big feast with my mothers side of the family. However, I decided to put together a really simple Thanksgiving table setting with just a few easy to find accessories.
How do the holidays leave you feeling? Are you rushed and stressed looking for that last minute gift or trying to create the perfect meal for family? Are you frantically cleaning the home for guests that will be arriving soon? Well, that was me several years ago before I decided to slow down and enjoy the season for all that it was. For the past several years I have been trying to get away from the commercialism of the holidays. I found the holidays to be stressful and rushed which always left me feeling tired and exhausted at the end of the season. The holidays had become more about decorating and shopping and less about traditions and time with family. This year my family is on a mission to create a homemade holiday and I would love for you to join me today as I show you how to make a gorgeous garland from items in the kitchen.
I like a simpler way of life and this world that I live in feels a little too fast paced for me. Several years ago the way I viewed the holidays changed and I have strived to create a much more cozy feeling for the season. One that is wrapped in traditions and celebration. So I challenged the children and myself this year to a homemade holiday.
Slow Down. Get Cozy. Take Pleasure in the Simple Things
November. A season where the remaining leaves are golden yellow, rusty reds and the path beneath my feet feels the air with the sound of leaves crunching. Cool breezes blow across the way, morning are filled with heavy fog in the low valleys and evening sunsets come much earlier. The first glowing fire of the season has already been made in the fireplace and the wood pile has dwindled and been added to.
Sitting at the computer with the windows open and the feeling of fall is heavy in the air. The leaves are falling quickly to the ground today as the wind speed picks up and storms linger in the horizon. My husband is outside changing the oil in our truck and the children are spending a little time watching a favorite show. That leaves a little time for me to finally update the blog.
I woke up to the sound of an alarm, rolled out of bed and headed to the kitchen to make a pot of coffee. The home was still dark and not a single person was awake besides me. I grabbed a light jacket, a cup of coffee and headed out the door.
The voice of autumn is ringing loudly through the hills and hollers of home. The world is still filled with greens but there is the occasional yellow and rusty gold of the falling leaves. It is the undeniable beauty of September.