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Happy October! I hope your month is off to a good start! I am so behind on sharing things here on the blog. I can honestly say that September was one of the busiest months ever for me which was weird! It’s usually such a calm month before the holiday storm but this year not so much. All good things! I went on a quick weekend trip with Kenny for our anniversary, a quick weekend trip with girlfriends, a quick 3 day trip for a blog conference, 2 quick trips to LA – one for 3 days in Disneyland and another trip for a baseball game and somewhere in there I threw a fall party for our church. I’ve been gone more than I’ve been home and I am so looking forward to more time at home in October! I’m behind on housework, laundry, blogging.. LIFE. I’m behind on life.
Time to catch up. :)
Despite our crazy month I still managed to find time to do a little pumpkin washing with this one. Tradition is always a priority right? Especially this tradition.
We’ve been doing it too long to quit now. ;)
Because I’ve been so short on time (and because I wanted to use my beloved lighted maple trees again!) I decorated my Halloween porch pretty much the same as last year with just a few minor changes. I used my black pots instead of baskets, added a few jack-o-lanterns, swapped my candles for these flameless pillar candles that click on with a timer so I don’t have to light them each night, AND I bought a cute new mat. I also added a couple of mums!
Night time view. This porch makes me happy. :)
Below are favorites and weekend sales and then below that I’m sharing a few pictures of the fall party I hosted! I’ll share pics of my other trips in future posts with all things holiday going on that are in progress around here. Love this time of year so much.
These were your favorite items I shared in September! Funny.. I love these items too! We all have fabulous taste, don’t we? ;)
Victoria Emerson is doing a huge sale for just one more day! Select jewelry is on sale for only $20! Seriously so good. That’s more than half off most of these items. I got this bracelet and 2 rings at the LTK conference and love them! They are both part of the sale. I can’t believe this bracelet is just $20. It’s beautiful in person and looks much more expensive (it’s usually $38).
You can see in this pic that the bracelet is all linked together so you put it on like it’s just one bracelet. I love this necklace and earrings too. Each just $20! These items would make beautiful Christmas gifts. I shared a few more on sale below. I think this sale ends at the end of the day Sunday so don’t wait if you want something!
Anthro is having a sale on certain furniture and candles and my favorite fall candle is on sale! I love burning this in the evening (smells so good!). It’s the same scent as the little pumpkin candle I bought this year.
Last year I used my candles to create this Thanksgiving tablescape. It looked so pretty lit up at night!
We’re definitely thinking ahead to Christmas decor around here and I’m trying to pick one of these trees for one of my spaces! Love them all so much. I thought I would share my favorites on Amazon if any of you are looking for a new tree at a good price!
These are Amazon Deals I rounded up to share on IG.. such a good price on each of these items! The bonding oil is one of my favorites for hair. I have the gift wrap organizer in green, the little juniper wreaths are perfect for the backs of chairs during the holidays and I’m ordering the sweater jacket! Hoping it isn’t too long on me!
Target is having a big sale on lots of fun home items this weekend! I rounded up a few favorites marked down!
These Walmart holiday items are so cute and I know they will sell out quickly! Such a good deal on fun decor. Makes me so excited to get my trees up. :)
Here are a few pics from the fall party I hosted for our church! We have this fall friendship party in my backyard every year. It has become a fun tradition I always look forward to! Because I have been traveling so much and just busy in general this month I wasn’t as prepared for this as I usually am. Everything for this party was done pretty last minute and I was literally putting together decor while people were arriving.. ha! Happy we pulled it off. :)
Add a few white mini pumpkins around a vase of flowers for a quick fall centerpiece!
It was such a fun night!
This was my fall centerpiece that I got to enjoy for a couple of weeks after the party too. It took 5 minutes to throw together! Still love my acrylic vase so much. :)
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! Be back soon. :)