Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday favorites

Did you see all the fun fall tours this week? 

I think my favorite was all the fall touches in the kitchen of Cherished Bliss. 


It's a mix of farmhouse, industrial, and modern. Man, really makes me want to add some of those hooks to our kitchen! 



I am loving all the metal pumpkins popping up in pictures this fall. I love this one and these are so cute  too. 

This is also a super inexpensive bowl that would be great filled with candy for Halloween, but also could double as a cool planter!

Look how cute that all is on this porch!



I have my eye on this lamp for our dining room console. I love the texture and color of it. What do you think?

I bought this kitchen faucet for a client this week and it is really nice. Just in case you might be in the market for one. 

If you like being cozy in the winter as much as me, you might like this sheet set. We swear by these to keep warm and cozy.

This is my next coffee table book. 

If you like animal print as much as I do, you will love this pillow. 

If I had a small dog I would totally buy this dog bed, it's so cute!

Today is also Anthro day where you can save 20% off eveything at Anthropologie!

All Hunter boots are on sale at Nordstrom Rack right now! If you need a pair, today is your day to get them!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!



xoxo

Thursday, September 19, 2019

decorating with books

If you have been a long time reader, or even if you are new, you probably know that I love to use books in decor.

I have gathered quite a collection over the years and thought I would share some of my favorites with you.

This roundup is a collection of books with black and grey bindings. I always take the covers off my hardcover books to reveal the beautiful bindings.

Stacked up on a shelf, a coffee table, even on the floor, they make a beautiful vignette. 

I took this picture about a week ago. 


And the picture below was taken this summer.
You can see how different colored book bindings can work with the seasons.
{notice the change in artwork too!}


I own all of these books. They all have black or grey bindings when the covers are taken off.

Keep your eyes open when you are at thrift stores too, this is a great place to score books.

You will often find me in the book aisles, peeling back the covers to see what color the bindings are.




Shabby Chic Inspirations  {beautiful grey binding}




The Ultimate Ski Book {I left the cover on this one!}






Have fun decorating with your books! Don't forget to read them too :)

xoxo


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

our family room with cozy fall touches

Hello and welcome to another Seasons Of Home Holiday Addition! 

Thank you Kristen for organizing this fun seasonal tour. Today we are all talking fall decor in our family rooms.

Family rooms are a great room to add that cozy fall factor in. 

I don't know about you, but our family room gets used a ton. Our couch is a particularly deep one making it the perfect spot to take a nap by the fire. 

Here are a few ways I added a touch of fall into our family room, without being too literal. 

To make this space extra cozy, I layered a fuzzy sheepskin on the couch. 
It takes the coziness factor up a level and makes me want to take naps everyday. 

It also doubles as a protectant and keeps the off white sofa looking new. Win, win!


I added plenty of blankets to curl up with, and I swapped out summery pillows for darker ones. 


I simplified the coffee table decor and kept it to one big statement bowl filled with recycled glass balls.

I think I will add a few mini white pumpkins in here as we get closer to October. 



Click here to see how I decorated my shelves for fall.

My growing collection for coffee table books has spilled over onto the floor. I keep some of my favorite black and white ones neatly stacked under the coffee table. I will do a post soon on some of my favorites. 


I've been contemplating swapping out the rug for a creamy colored big soft area rug for fall and winter, but I really love my white cowhides. 


What do you think? 




I love the color of eucalyptus for fall. I added in some white roses and placed them in an old crock for an easy floral arrangement. 





Let's take a peek into some more fall family rooms. Click on any of the links below to see how my friends are decorating for the season.

Ella Claire | Inspired by Charm | Handmade Farmhouse | Rooms For Rent Julie Blanner | Craftberry Bush | Zevy Joy | My Sweet Savannah Boxwood Avenue | Dear Lillie | Nina Hendrick Design Co. | Maison de Cinq Keeping it Cozy | French Country Cottage

xoxo

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

pumpkin bruschetta

Give me all the pumpkin, pumpkin everything!

Honestly my favorite pumpkin recipe is right here. It's my moms recipe and I have been making it for the last 20 years. So, so good. 

But I thought I'd try something new this year and share a fun appetizer recipe with you. Pumpkin bruschetta is colorful, tasty, and easy to make.

So grab a cup of coffee or a pumpkin spice latte, and settle in for some deliciousness. I am linking up to some more delicious pumpkin recipes at the end of this post, so be sure to read all the way till the end. 

Let's get started with the bruschetta. 


You will need the following ingredients:

cubed pumpkin 
arugula
honey
a baguette 
olive oil
pumpkin seeds
pepper and
ricotta cheese.



Start by slicing your baguette and drizzling each side with olive oil. Toast until crisp, watching carefully in the oven on broil. Let cool.


Cook your pumpkin cubes according to the package directions. I like to finish them off by placing them under the broiler for a quick minute until they start to turn brown. Let cool.



Add a dollop of ricotta cheese to each piece of toast,  followed by arugula. Top with a couple pieces of pumpkin and coarse black pepper. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle on roasted pumpkin seeds. You can roast your own, or buy them pre-packaged. 


How beautiful are the colors? 

If you'd like, you can also substitute butternut squash for the pumpkin. 

Original recipe found here. 

Now, for some more pumpkin recipes, click on the links below. Don't forget to pin any of your favorites.

Deliciou Pumpkin Pecan Coffee Cake by Ella Claire & Co. | Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll Hack by Craftberry Bush | Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal by Tidy Mom | Moist Pumpkin Bread by Happy Happy Nester Pumpkin Cake by Julie Blanner | Pumpkin Streusel Muffins by French Country Cottage | Gluten/Dairy Free Pumpkin Thumbprint Cookies by Zevy Joy | Pumpkin Smoothie by Town and Country Living Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread by Inspired by Charm | Pumpkin Cookie Butter S'mores by Nest of Posies | Best Pumpkin Pie by anderson + grant | Pumpkin Bruschetta by My Sweet Savannah Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts by Jenna Kate at Home | Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl by Tidbits | Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins by My 100 Year Old Home |Keto Pumpkin Muffins by Summer Adams Pumpkin Cupcake Mason Jar Triffles by Home Made Lovely | Favorite pumpkin Spice Sheet Cake by Handmade Farmhouse | Healthy Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips by Boxwood Avenue | Pumpkin Lasagna by The Chronicles of Home

xoxo

Monday, September 16, 2019

how to add fall touches to your home

Welcome to our home tour and the Seasonal Simplicity series. All week you will be able to virtually tour many home all decorated for fall. 

Our hope is that you will find inspiration and share in our joy of seasonal decorating!

If you are here from Sarah's blog, Grace In My Space, welcome! 

I love fall and I can't wait to share some fun ideas and tips for making your home super cozy for the season.



I normally have white vases and pottery pieces in the spring and summer. 

Swapping those pieces out for earthier pieces in darker colors is an easy way to warm things up.




If you use books for decor or to elevate pieces like this, swap them out for grey or black books. 

I personally like to take the covers off to show the beautiful bindings. 

In the warmer months I have white and blue books stacked here. 


Add in textures with cozy blankets and layer on extra pillows.



Swap our artwork for moodier pieces.

I previously had pictures of our kids in the lake and a giant photo of people water skiing.
While I loved these, {and they will go back up in the Spring} they weren't appropriate for the season.

I got new pieces that will take me all the way through winter and I love them.

The middle one is called Winter Journey, and is a beautiful snowy scene. 

The long horn print can be found here and the mountain goat can be found here.



For the centerpiece I simply transferred all my faux succulents to a galvanized pot out of the white vase.



Comfy seating is a must.



I swapped out the wall letters that read "go jump in the lake" for "stay warm and cozy"



Our bathroom didn't get much, but think about swapping out your towels for charcoal or grey ones.

I fell in love with these soap dispensers {I bought them for every room} and simply added in a faux succulent in a black pot to match.

You can read more about our bathroom makeover, and get all the sources, right here. 






And the last room in my tour today is our kitchen.

I actually did a post recently on adding fall touches to your kitchen. You can see that here.

But I am constantly changing things up, so things are a bit different. 


More fresh eucalyptus in the kitchen ties in with the living room florals.


I added this black serving board to the counter and right now I just have a single fall scented candle on it.

It will be great for fall entertaining and charcuterie boards.






Worlds Okayest Home printable can be found and printed for free here. 


You can see how we DIY'd these lights here.






Up next on the tour is Sarah with All Things With Purpose.


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And sharing the rest of this week...

Tuesday

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Thursday

Sincerely, Marie Designs // Rooms FOR Rent // A Pretty Life Stacy Risenmay // Hallstrom Home
Place of My Taste // Twelve on Main // Zevy Joy // The Turquoise Home // Doreen Corrigan

Enjoy all the fun!


xoxo





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