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Glad I Made Up My Mind

I wasn’t sure if I wanted to decorate indoors for fall or not but finally made up my mind and went for it! I’m so glad I did. The house feels cozy and it was a great creative challenge for me to decorate for the upcoming season without spending a lot of money in the process. 

I pulled out all sorts of decor–even items that aren’t traditionally decor like cake stands and banneton baskets. Once I got a feel for what I had, I made a quick run to Dollar Tree and grabbed a few floral items and a wreath frame and even collected some twigs in our yard to add to my wreath.

I also found pillow covers and a comfy throw blanket on Amazon (<– all for about $25 total!).  Lastly, I used a gift card I received for my birthday to Joann Fabric and purchased a beautiful metal leaf garland that was half off. I filmed the whole process, too, and the video is here. My favorite part is Sadie jabbering away at the beginning 😉

Here’s a few photos of how everything turned out!

Before and after fall decor on corner shelf

Fall decor with cake stands

Neutral fall decor

Before and after window fall decor

Fall lantern decorated in neutral colors with pumpkins and ribbonMetal leaf garland for fall from Joann Fabric

Fall wreath made from Dollar Tree fall decor

Couch decorated for fall with pillows and throw blanket

Grateful, Thankful, Blessed fall sign from Dollar Tree

In the vlog I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I shared this verse…

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

How beautiful is that scripture? Our seasons may be changing and our world may feel chaotic at the moment, but Jesus remains the same forever ❤

Fall wreath

A Quick Front Porch Refresh

When I sat outside to read my Bible this morning I definitely noticed a slight chill in the air. It had me thinking of this verse in Ecclesiastes…

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1

The changing of the seasons happens every few months, each year, without fail. God is so consistent, and that’s one of the many attributes of God that I am continually amazed about. The sun? It rises each morning and sets each night. All the while, God slings beautiful sunrises and sunsets across the sky. He is steady, unfailing, and creative. 

I mentioned in my last post that I was torn on decorating for fall, so I decided to at least decorate our front porch and refresh it a bit. Jimmy laid Sadie down for a nap and I got right to work! Here’s what I did:

  • Put up a fall garden flag
  • Spray painted a planter black
  • Took down our summer decor
  • Bought a container from Dollar Tree and drilled holes in the bottom
  • Planted mums in the Dollar Tree container
  • Put up our fall wreath

How about a few photos?

Planter DIY with spray paint

Fall wreath

Mums and fall garden flag

I filmed a short video of the whole process, which is here in case you want to watch! All in all, the little refresh took about an hour and a half and was so enjoyable! Now I’m thinking I should do something for our backyard because we hang out there a lot. 

When I came inside from the front porch, I found these two cuties sharing the couch! 

Husky and owner sleeping on couch together

What’s your favorite season? –> Mine is summer!

Do you enjoy decorating? –> Yes, especially with plants and flowers.