Sunday Saves: Cozy Fall and Winter Throw Blankets

Sunday Saves: Cozy Fall and Winter Throw Blankets

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.

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Sunday Saves: Simple Ways to Decorate for Fall

Sunday Saves: Simple Ways to Decorate for Fall

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.

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Thanksgiving Table Setting

Thanksgiving Table Setting

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.

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Dried Orange Garland

Dried Orange Garland

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.

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How To Dry Oranges

How To Dry Oranges

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.

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Create a Cozy Fall Home

Create a Cozy Fall Home

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. 

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Fall Farmhouse Dining Room

Fall Farmhouse Dining Room

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.

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Simple Fall Outdoor Decorating Inspiration

Simple Fall Outdoor Decorating Inspiration

It's a slight chill in the air with heavy filled foggy mornings that beckon me outside to enjoy the crisp crunch of the already fallen brown leaves from the tall Walnut tree in the front yard. Goldenrod stands tall across the street and the big leaves of the Maple are just starting to fade from their vibrant green colors. The stores are filling with mums and pumpkins in all sizes and colors and the apple trees are loaded with plenty for all. Fall must be near.

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Gathered Wildflower Fall Wreath

Gathered Wildflower Fall Wreath

The mornings have become much cooler and the sunsets just a little earlier these days. I walked outside on September 1 and the low valleys were filled with a heavy fog that hung down to earth. Craddled through the tall trees was the brightest golden yellow sun peeking through in all of its autumn beauty. I grabbed my cellphone to take a photo but nothing truly captures the awe of that moment. That moment set the Autumn mood for me and I knew that I had the desire to create that morning.

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