Pretty Pumpkins // Decorating Pumpkins without Carving

Pretty Pumpkins // Decorating Pumpkins without Carving

The end of the year is almost upon us! Who else is surprised that tomorrow is October? Here in Houston, we are anxiously awaiting that first cool front, and our temperatures are expected to drop 10 degrees this weekend! 

As a kid, I remember going to the pumpkin patch this time of year with my family and picking out the perfect pumpkin and coming home and carving it with my Dad.  He would carefully cut the top off in a perfect circle and my brothers and I would dig out the guts and seeds.  Gooey goodness.

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Leopard Fabric Pumpkin

Leopard Fabric Pumpkin

We’re starting to see pumpkins piling up outside the grocery store- guess Fall is upon us!  I always get a kick out of how many varieties there are and especially love the miniature ones.

 

 

I had plans for this big guy though- I wanted to turn him into a leopard fabric pumpkin, kinda like those plushy velvet ones I’ve seen in years’ past.  I had leopard fabric left over from my wooden stool project.


I had my doubts as to how this was going to turn out.  

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Fall Decor // Console Styling

Fall Decor // Console Styling

Year after year, as we decorate our homes for the changing seasons, we learn more about our style and perhaps ourselves.  What do we want our homes to say, what feeling do we want to convey?  If you’re a funky and colorful type of person, I bet your home reflects that.  Are you more modern or traditional?  I’m sure those elements creep into your home design too.  I keep coming back to inviting and simple decor.  I lean toward uncomplicated spaces with a coziness to them.  I tried to accomplish that with the addition of some Fall decor in our dining room- not that we’re seeing anything near Fall temperatures here in Houston.  

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Ready for Fall?

Ready for Fall?

With kids heading back to school, it’s hard not to think about fall on the horizon.  In Houston, we stay hot and humid for so long that we really welcome those first cool, crisp days, but they are still a long way off for us.  Please tell me if you are already busting out your lightweight sweaters . . .

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or the fall decor.

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It’s not officially autumn until September 22.

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But maybe it’s autumn for you when you start getting cozy (do I spy the Renegade Cluster bracelet?)

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or start thinking about Halloween.

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Welcoming Fall

Welcoming Fall

Ahhh, the first cool morning here in a long, long time.  We were so excited to open our door and be greeted by a temperature not in the 90s.   Fall, you are so welcome here!  Come on in and stay awhile.  You amaze me with your rich, warm colors.  And have me ready to get cozied up in while enjoying a hot cup of and then it’s off to When I get home, I’ll bake And as for our house, I’m welcoming fall to our table with a few simple additions.

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Fall Inspired Porch

Fall Inspired Porch

Although it is still literally in the 90’s here weather-wise, I am so ready for fall and all the beautiful fall decor.  Fall just says crisp, cool days, home-baked goodies, and family togetherness to me.  It’s sweaters and boots and wreaths and pumpkins.  It’s the season we prepare for Thanksgiving, a time to be thankful for all of our blessings and focus on what’s important to us.  Including decor:)  This year, we have a new home to adorn with fall attire.  I’d love to come home to a porch like this:   Image via Pottery Barn What is so beautiful and inviting about this space and can I make it happen at my home please (for less)? 

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