Fall in the Home

Like most everyone else, I am beyond excited that it’s officially fall! Fall is such a fun time of the year and goes by so fast as we’re typically too focused on the upcoming Christmas season. Now, I’m all about Christmas but I think fall deserves its season!

I kept the fall decor pretty simple in my home this year! You may also notice the little black device in the right corner of the above photo. That’s my new Nest camera from Verizon that they let me take for a test drive. I love how it’s not super bulky and doesn’t stick out from my decor like a sore thumb!

It’s always fun to bring out seasonal decorations each year and remember everything that I have and certain memories that go with each item!

 


The Everyday Mr. loves when I keep the coffee table decor to a minimum so that it’s not in the way. Which is a good point so I try to keep this in mind whenever I’m decorating! I used one of my favorite items-this reclaimed wood gold and capiz bowl with a few white pumpkins I picked up at Target last year.

And would it really be a change of decor if you don’t change out the pillows and throws? Not for this girl! I love that gather pillow from Target last year but they have so many cute pillows and fall decor this season too! Shop the pieces I’m loving here.

Though sometimes I go big on decorating my tablescape for the seasons its just not as practical. We actually like to use our table and it’s a lot to clear off every evening for dinner!

This isn’t quite fall themed, however, next month (October) is our anniversary month and I wanted to break out our wedding champs glasses! The bar cart wanted a little festivity too.

From this angle you can barely see that Nest! I love how easy the Nest is to set up, all it takes is plugging it in, scanning the QR code with the Nest app on your smartphone and ta-da! That’s it! It will send you an email when it detects a person, and you can also speak through the camera- super perfect if you want to mess with your dog or your husband πŸ™‚

The mantle needed some changing as well. I didn’t make it super fall-ish, yet mixed some more natural elements with metallics for the season!

That’s it for this year’s fall home tour. Like I said, I wanted to keep it simple this year. Fall decor makes me happy, even in small doses! Have you decorated your home for fall yet or do you wait for October to change it up? I can’t wait to share more fall fashion with you in the coming weeks!

Buy This, Not That: Fall Is Around the Corner

Happy Friday Eve! I’m back today sharing a few fall accessories I’ve been lusting over lately. It’s all too easy to scroll through instagram lately and find beautiful things that you want just to find out they are way out of your price range. That’s exactly what my Buy This, Not That series is all about!

I definitely love high end, designer items just as much as the next fashion blogger. However, buying a $1400 bag whenever I want isn’t my reality (if its yours, go you!!) so I have to find alternatives. I am loving this dupe from SheIn. I first posted about SheIn a long time ago and I still love this website. They have so many on trend items for amazing prices. Plus shipping is free, my favorite type of shipping! πŸ™‚ 

If cute bags aren’t your thing maybe shoes are? The mule trend is giving me life right now. I love all the different styles out there including these and these if you like a little more flair than the nude ones. What’s so great about this trend is that they are uber comfy and can be worn during late summer and all the way through fall!

Last but not least what’s a fall fashion post without mentioning some super on trend booties? Last year I bought some maroon suede booties I shared about in this post. When I saw the blush ones floating around social media I knew I needed them, now who’s going to hint that to #everydaymr?? We do have an anniversary coming up πŸ™‚

 

Buy This, Not That Pre Fall

 

 
 
 
 

Everyday Instagram

Wow, I can’t believe today is Wednesday! Gotta love a short week thanks to Labor Day. Today I’m interrupting my normal posts about fashion and home decor/diy to talk about something different that’s been on my mind lately. If you are what the industry is calling an “influencer” I’m sure you can agree that the pressure is real when it comes to Instagram. I would even go so far as to say that you feel this pressure even if you aren’t an “influencer” but just regularly post on Instagram. 

I’ve shared with this lovely blogiverse here about the pressure social media brings when it comes to decorating our homes. Well, I’ve realized lately just how much pressure social media can put on our entire lives. You may open up your instagram and see all these lovely spaces with amazingly curated decor or you see the perfect on trend outfit and suddenly you feel discontent. When I open up my instagram I often feel like what I’m posting isn’t the best or what I’m wearing could be better. Could the lighting be better? Could I have edited my post more? Did I say the right words? Is anyone even noticing?

What I’ve come to realize lately is does it really matter? No, no it doesn’t. Are there instagrammers, influencers, bloggers and just plain ole’ people who post better pictures and have the perfectly color/filter coordinated feed than I do? Yes, yes there are. But, are there people that enjoy what I’m putting out there? I believe so, and even more importantly do I enjoy sharing my lifestyle and blog with others? Absolutely! 

I seriously connected with the quote above from Jen Hatmaker’s new book and these thoughts have been itching inside of me ever since. So the next time you post something, try not to be so concerned about how many likes it gets or how many new followers you gain. Instead, focus on if sharing a smidge of your life could make someone smile today, make them laugh, inspire them, or simply connect with them. In the end I believe that is the best part of social media. The fact that we can share our lives with people no matter where in the world they may be. And if you are considering becoming an “influencer” there IS room for you. There is no limit of creators and creatives in this world! So get out there, share your #crappyiphonepics and connect with people!