Fall Home Tour

You can catch up on all the details of my fall mantel here and my fall front porch here.

Fall Home Tour

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Welcome to our casa! It’s small and quaint but it’s ours. Fall is one of my absolute favorite times of year {it comes in a close second to Christmas} so I’m thrilled to be sharing my fall home tour today.

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As you walk in our front door, we have an a small foyer {more like a hall wall} leading into the living room.

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Please excuse my dusty table. You can’t win ’em all!

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If you are standing in front of the fireplace, we have a window looking into our kitchen hence the faucet you see in the back ground.

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You can see my Halloween Ninja Turtle pumpkin and chalkboard sign here.

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Can you tell I have a thing for owls?

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Don’t mind me Hampton. Just stay up on your perch the arm of the couch, looking out the window, while I try to snap pictures around you.

Real life.

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After walking through our living room, you come to our dining room.

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This china cabinet, y’all. I swear it’s the most awkward thing to photograph with hardly any natural light surrounding it. I’ve been dying to paint it a lighter color but Cory thinks the wood grain is too nice to mess up plus my Nana gave it to me and he thinks I’ll regret it.

I’m still not convinced. Sorry, Nana.

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I collect penguins, by the way, so my penguin dishes stay out year ’round.

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As we are leaving the dining room, our kitchen is on the left.

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I really don’t decorate the actual kitchen because it’s rather small but these cabinets are the ones above the microwave.

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And that completes my 2014 fall home tour. I hope you enjoyed the tour of our little casa as much as I enjoyed decorating it!

You can see my 2013 Fall Home Tour  here.

Fall Front Porch

Well, it’s more like fall front steps but that just doesn’t sound as good as fall front porch, does it? Maybe one day I’ll have a big front porch and really be able to decorate with lots of pumpkins, rocking chairs and a swing.

Fall Front Porch

Until then I’ll take full advantage of what I’ve got and since it’s not much, and can get kinda tricky, I use the trusty ‘ole motto of “keep it simple, stupid” and stick with the basics of hay bales, pumpkins and mums.

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I opted out of decorating for Halloween like I did last year but mostly because my Halloween wreath faded and I didn’t have time to make another one.

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Since my Halloween pumpkin topiary from last year didn’t match my fall decor, I decided to borrow Christina’s idea and paint our house number on a pumpkin from Michael’s. I was in a hurry and used a sharpie instead of paint but it doesn’t look near as crisp as Christina’s so I’ll probably go back over it with paint.

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I’m pretty impressed with the way my owl wreath held up from last year {and glad it did because I didn’t want to make another one!} even though it faded just a little, it still works perfectly for my fall front porch.

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Last year, I searched everywhere for mums that came in something more decorative than a plastic pot but didn’t have any luck. I felt like I had struck gold when I found these mums because they’re the perfect size, they’re in wooden baskets and they were only $10 a piece at Lowe’s.

#winning

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I absolutely adore this time of year, as well as decorating our house, so it makes my heart so happy to see my fall front porch all decked out in fall goodness. This year, by far, is my favorite way I’ve decorated the steps so I think I’ll stick with the hay bales, pumpkins and mums!

Burlap Fall Mantel

Burlap Fall Mantel

I know I missed the whole first day of Fall craze here in blogland but in all honesty, I’ve had my burlap fall mantel up since the end of August. I was hoping to get this post up before we left for Rwanda but that just didn’t happen {obviously!}. I decided to switch my mantel up from last year partly because it is geared more towards Thanksgiving but mostly because I just wanted something different. I originally planned on changing it out closer to Thanksgiving, since we really don’t decorate for Halloween, but I’m pretty crazy about my burlap fall mantel, so we’ll have to see!

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This chevron pumpkin was actually a scheduled DIY post last fall but I let time slip away from me and moved on to Christmas before I got around to posting it. Maybe I’ll share it this year?  If you’d like to see how I made it, let me know and I throw a post together!

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Hopefully, I will get around to finishing the rest of my house and will do a complete fall home tour in the next couple of weeks but I hope you enjoyed my burlap fall mantel!

Christmas Home Tour

Can you believe we are in the final countdown to Christmas? Where did 2013 go? After last night, I think I’m officially ready for the big day. I’m still waiting on one gift to arrive but all my others are wrapped and under the tree.<

Today, I’m sharing my Christmas home tour. If you want to see more details on my Christmas tree, mantle or my living room hop on over to the individual post.  You should definitely finish reading this post first, then check ’em out!

As you walk in our front door, you will be welcomed by two wild haired dogs to our front entry way {hallway}. Let me just say that our house was built in the late sixties and our house is somewhat odd and not symmetrical. At all. We have some areas that are impossible to get good pictures of and this is one of them. Since no one ever comes in our front door, I often forget about this area but Cory made these penguin snow globes for me last year and my entry way is a perfect place to display them.

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DIY Snow Globes
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The entry way leads us into the living room. 
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Christmas Stockings
Christmas Mantle
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Penguin Ornament
Christmas Monogram Ornament
Owl Ornament
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Christmas Tree
If you walk across the living room, you can see the cut through to the kitchen with the entry way on one side and the dining room on the other.

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Painted Pine Cones
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As we go to leave the living room, you’ll see that I’ve got my Clemson tree in the corner.

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Next, we’ll head into our dining room. Just like the entry way, the dining room is hard to photograph. There isn’t much light and I had to give up on trying to get a decent picture of my china cabinet. Maybe one day, I’ll figure this fancy camera out and have better pictures to share.

Maybe.
Christmas Tablescape
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Christmas Table
Christmas China Cabinet
Christmas China Cabinet
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Once we are through the dining room, the kitchen is to your left. We’ve said since the day we moved in that it seems like the builder forgot the kitchen and had to just stick it in where ever there was enough space. We think this is why it’s so tiny.
Christmas Decorations
 Christmas Cabinets
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Penguin Cookie Jar
Thank you for joining my on my Christmas home tour and I really hope you enjoyed it. Maybe one day I will get around to decorating my whole house but right now the bedrooms look like a couple tornadoes came through.

Cory and I are off to a couple Christmas family gatherings today and I’m so ready to relax and enjoy my wonderful family. I hope everyone has a blessed Sunday!