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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 ❤

Welcome to Living My Full Life

Well, I finally did it. I bought a domain for my blog! Allie’s Life is now Living My Full Life.

I’ve been wanting to make my blog a “.com” for years, and I’m glad I finally took the plunge. My old web address (allieksmith) had my maiden name in it, so it was definitely time for a switch since I haven’t been a Smith for almost three years now.

How has it almost been three years since our wedding?!

Aside from the new name, things shouldn’t look too different around here. I plan on keeping my content the same–you know, pretty much whatever randomness pops into my brain and life 😉

I absolutely adore having this space to share and connect with friends from around the world. I have been so blessed by the connections I’ve made with others via blogging.

So, where did the new name come from? It came from one of my favorite scriptures.

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10

Those words were spoken by Jesus to Pharisees as he explained who he was. I was inspired to name my blog Living My Full Life because I want to do just that–live life to the full for Jesus.

I want to do whatever God has for me to do, and live the live He has given me to the full. My blog should reflect and document that, as I hope it has since day one!

So, without further ado welcome to Living My Full Life!