Sunday, October 27, 2013

Decorating for Fall ~

Hello, dear friends!

It has been such a long time since I've posted anything but there's nothing like fall, my favorite time of year to make me come out of hiding. 
I, of course, decorated my home to celebrate autumn, my favorite season. 
I somehow found the time in the last month and a half between taking care of my baby girl, keeping our home in some semblance of order, and all the every day life things that keep us all busy, to decorate and make a few crafts.

Be prepared for a major picture overload ahead ~

My fall mantel

My living room

The tree was a Christmas gift from my sister ~ I plan on decorating it for the seasons of course.

I found the pumpkin candle holder for $2 at a Goodwill store last year.

The Harvest Time pumpkin was from Walmart. I don't normally shop there but I check out the fall selections at as many stores as I possibly can during the fall season.

The sweater pumpkin was part of my birthday gift from my mother-in-law. It's from Home Goods.

Home sweet home!

My reading corner ~ Right now I'm reading an old Georgette Heyer mystery. Nothing like a good mystery book during this time of year!

I adore little white pumpkins. Don't you?!

My buffet display in our dining area.

A little banner that I made.

I decorated with this candle and the tray below in my fall display post from two years ago. You can check that post out here. There's also a pumpkin pie coffee creamer recipe and a pumpkin muffin recipe in that post. Check it out sometime!

I found these glass pumpkins at the dollar store this year.

My sister-in-law and I started a Pinterest craft day. The two orange pumpkins are from our first craft day. You can see how Johhnie from Saved by Love Creations made her pumpkins here

My favorite fall quote that's been making the rounds this year on Pinterest and Facebook ~ The words and wisdom of Anne are always so sweet!

Source: Unknown

On a little more personal note: We are doing wonderfully here. Our baby girl Olivia is now 17 weeks old! She is still an easy going happy baby. We are so blessed to have this sweet girl in our lives!

1 month old ~

2 months old ~

3 months old ~

Look at this face! Isn't it the cutest?!

(My sister-in-law took these beautiful three month old photos)

4 months old ~

I hope you all are enjoying a wonderful autumn season! 

I also want to send out a special thanks to all of my blogger friends who continue to check out my blog even though I haven't been blogging lately. 

Thanks for sticking with me!


Linking with ~

Creative Home Expressions ~ The Creative Home & Garden Hop
The Tablescaper ~ Seasonal Sundays


TwelveOEight ~ Inspiration Monday
So Much Better With age ~ Give me the Goods Link Party

The Farmhouse Porch ~ Tuesdays the Scoop
Art is Beauty ~ Twirl & Take a Bow
Knick of Time ~ Knick of Time Tuesday

A Stroll Through Life ~ Inspire Me Tuesday

Savvy Southern Style ~ Wow us Wednesdays
Ginger Snap Crafts ~ Wow me Wednesday
Ivy & Elephants ~ What's it Wednesdays

The Self Sufficient Homemaker ~ The HomeAcre Harvest Hop
Glamorous Affordable Life ~ All Things Thursday
Lambert's Lately ~ Create it Thursday
Saving4Six ~ Think Tank Thursday

The Charm of Home ~ Home Sweet Home
Common Ground ~ Be Inspired
The Shabby Nest ~ Frugal Friday
Love of Family & Home ~ Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop  
My Repurposed Life ~ Catch as Catch Can
My Romantic Home ~ Show & Tell Friday
Dear Creatives ~ Inspire Me Spotlight
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Vintage Chic ~ Friday's Five Features



Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

She is adorable, Jamie! I had to laugh at the headband picture toward the end because I bought one like that in blue for my granddaughter, when she was the same age, propped her in a chair one day and basically got the same facial expression in my picture.

Your Fall decorates look great. I love the pumpkins that look like books.

The Charm of Home said...

Your mantel is beautiful and your little girl is adorable! Thanks you for joining HSH!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Your fall decorating is fabulous! If I had that sweet face to look at I would never take the time to post..Congratulations she is gorgeous


must love junk said...

OMGosh, Olivia is precious!
I love your fall decor...especially that banner and the Pinterest pumpkins that you made!! :)

Barb @ A Life in Balance said...

Looking at your fall decor makes me want to skip ahead to November 1st and get the Halloween decorations put away! I have the same pumpkins from the Dollar Store; that store has become a great resource for me for entertaining supplies and decorations.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Olivia is so precious and so beautiful, such wonderful pics. Your fall decor is lovely too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Laurel Stephens said...

Oh my gosh, just look at your little sweetheart! I can't believe how Olivia has grown! She is just darling, Jamie. And so is your cozy home decorated for Autumn. Beautiful! I can picture your little happy family there.

Unknown said...

Loving your fall decorations, it is totally my favorite time of the year to decorate! :) Your little girl is so stinking cute! She has a precious smile!

Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

Lisa Lynn said...

So pretty! I'd love to have you share this on The HomeAcre Harvest Hop!

JoAnn SweetPepperRose said...

Your fall decor is very simple yet lovely!

Deserae said...

Your fall d├ęcor is beautiful!!!! Olivia is such a cutie pie too :o)

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Olivia is so cute! I bet you're in Heaven!
I love all of your fall decorating, but especially that folk art style painting above your mantle.
Have a great weekend!
Erica :)

Unknown said...

What a beautiful, peaceful home! I love pumpkins...they make me happy.

Thanks for linking up to our Twirl and Take a Bow Party. We plan on partying every Tuesday. We'd love to have you back!

Shabby Sweet Tea said...

I love the banner you made! And that sweet Olivia...

The Polka Dot Closet said...

thanks for stopping in...It let me come back again and look at your sweet baby. Your name change should go OK, If you keep the same blog header, people will know that they are at the right place. Have a great Thanksgiving


Cutesy Crafts said...

I love the tree on the mantel!