Happy Thursday everyone! I’m so glad my Christmas decor post was helpful for so many of you! I got a lot of questions about my favorite Christmas trees. I totally forgot to round up some good trees for you so I’ve added those to the bottom of my last post if you are looking for a new tree this year. I’ve had my eye on a few of the trees I shared. I do NOT need one more Christmas tree in this house. But I figure once you get past a certain number of trees.. what difference does one more make?
Let’s not ask for my husband’s opinion on that question. ;)
As promised we are back to all things Fall today! I kept my Fall decor really simple in our living room but have loved the dark, rich colors.
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You can see pics of what this room looked like over the summer here.
I love that I can switch out my pillows and add a few seasonal items and get a whole new look in this space. Change is good! Well.. some change is hard and scary, but when the change I’m referring to is simply about new throw pillows in different colors.. change is good.
I switched out our Summer pictures for pictures in pumpkin patches and leaves. Rotating family pictures is such a simple way to decorate for the seasons and my kids love seeing older pictures like this displayed. I do too. So many good memories. I love getting our photos off of the computer and out where we can enjoy them.
This Trick or Treat wall of Halloween pics in the hallway on the other side of our house is always fun this time of year too. I have to admit that I don’t have it up yet this year! My shiplap wall still looks like this. Since Halloween is next week I think we are just going to bag it this year and move on to the next holiday. October flew this year didn’t it!? (You can see this shiplap wall through the seasons here.)
Sorry.. I keep getting sidetracked with other displays and cute earrings. Back to pics of the formal living room. :)
I was having the hardest time styling these bookshelves! Sometimes they just come together quickly and other times they go through several hot mess stages before they come together.
I didn’t have time this month for several hot mess stages, so I just kept them really simple with books, doughbowls and mini white pumpkins. “Busy mom shelf styling 101.” I should write a book.
The only problem is that busy moms don’t have time to read books. Ha. ;)
My O Holy Night Christmas sign is about to finally make sense in this room again.
Simple, cozy Fall decor.
The best. You know what else I love about Fall? Aside from the obvious fun things that come with this time of year. It feels slower and calmer to me. Not necessarily slow and calm. I don’t know that you ever feel slow and calm when you have kids, right? But slower and calmer than other months. Kids are back in a good routine with school and it doesn’t feel as full of activities as the Spring and Summer sometimes do. It gets busy over the holidays, but during the Fall there is this really nice calm before the storm. I love that. Do you feel that too? We seem to have more time to just enjoy simple every day things and each other. Maybe it’s just the way our schedule always seems to work out. But whatever it is.. I’ll take it. :)