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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 🙂

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!

Fall Eats with Whole Foods

Happy November 1st ya’ll! Today I have a super yummy recipe brought to you with the perfect ingredients from Whole Foods. For Halloween I love to make a themed dinner either with pumpkin somewhere in the recipe or be orange! One year I made buffalo pulled chicken sandwiches that were super yummy but this year I wanted to do something different and easy. I found a pumpkin chili recipe on Pinterest and tweaked it to make it my own and something we would like!

pumpkin chili 1

I love these pumpkin shaped little crocks from World Market I’ve had for a couple years. I have used them to hold different dips but for some reason have never put a soup in them! They were perfect for my pumpkin chili on Halloween.

pumpkin chili 2

How scrumptious does that chili look?

pumpkin chili grateful platter

And even better on my “grateful” platter from you guessed it, Target.

slow cooker pumpkin chili

My favorite thing about this recipe was that it could be cooked in a slow cooker. I browned the meat in the morning and put it all together in the slow cooker so it could cook while I was at work and make our house smell fabulous.

cranberry orange cocktail

And what’s a yummy meal without a great drink?! This was my first time purchasing alcohol at Whole Foods as grocery stores in Kansas can’t sell it. It’s so convenient to have it all in one place. This drink doesn’t have a specific recipe, I just mixed cranberry juice, orange liqueur, lime juice and vodka to taste and topped it off with cranberries!

everydaymrs cocktails

 

Pumpkin Chili
Serves 4
This is a simple recipe that you can easily prepare in 15 minutes then let it cook in your slow cooker while you go about your day!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb ground beef
  2. 1 onion, diced
  3. 1 15 oz can pumpkin
  4. 2 15 oz cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  5. 2 14.5 oz cans fire-roasted tomatoes
  6. 1/4 cup red wine, I used the red wine I had on hand!
  7. 2-3 tbsp chili powder
  8. 1 tsp minced garlic
  9. 1 cup chicken or beef broth
  10. salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Brown the ground beef
  2. Add the ground beef to slow cooker
  3. Add all remaining ingredients and mix with ground beef
  4. Cook on low for 6 hours
Optional
  1. Top with cheese, tortilla chips, and sour cream if desired!
Everyday Mrs http://www.everydaymrs.com/

This post is sponsored by Whole Foods but all opinons are 100% mine.

Cold Weather Necessities

With the weather dwindling into the lower temperatures I wanted to share a couple of my cold weather necessities that are perfect for fall and especially going into winter!

cold weather necessities

North Face Beanie // Free People Slipper Socks // Ugg Slippers // Pottery Barn Faux Fur Throws // Williams Sonoma Mulling Spices

I’m not a huge fan of the cold weather but I love what this season brings: Thanksgiving, Christmas, family time, entertaining, boots, and cozy things!

My cold weather necessities are my North Face beanie I bought a couple years ago at TJ Maxx similar to the one above and I wear it constantly when the weather gets cold! The next two of my necessities I think everyone needs, raise your hand if you constantly have cold feet for about half the year! I have several pairs of slipper socks that I love to just wear by themselves or for when I’m really cold I put those on and slip my feet into my ugg slippers! I think these from Free People are adorable and they come in a variety of colors and designs.

Now that your head and feet are nice and cozy we can move on to my next two favorite things! My mother in love bought us a fur throw from Pottery Barn two years ago for Christmas and my husband and I loved it so much it was a race to see who would get that blanket when we would watch a movie or tv so she got us another one last year for Christmas. There are similar ones at TJ Maxx and Target that I’ve seen recently since faux fur is such a big trend in home decor but in my opinion they aren’t near as cozy!

Last but certainly not least of my necessities, are another fabulous item that my mother in love introduced me to are Williams Sonoma mulling spices. If you have not tried these before, do yourself a favor and go get some! They make your house smell amazing and make great mulled cider or wine. The minute it starts to get chilly I am itching to put some on the stovetop and let it do it’s magic and make my house smell amazing!

These things make the cold weather not as hard to bear (but I will still take a beach everyday) but there are many things I love about this time of the year that are so special and have a sacred place in my heart! What are your necessities during this season?

Fall Baking with Whole Foods

I didn’t forget what I promised you last month for my next Whole Foods post so I’m here today with some yummy fall baking plus a couple extras! I started out by heading to my local Whole Foods and couldn’t pass up these beauties as I was entering the store.

shopping for pumpkins

I waited long enough to pick up some pumpkins since our trip was mid October so I had to get more than usual this year…and I wouldn’t mind a couple more 🙂

pumpkin cookies

On to the baking part…I saw this recipe for pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and just had to whip some up! This is such a simple recipe to make, but the dough chilling part is crucial. I used to always ignore that part of recipes and wondered why my cookies always ended up flat and not good the next day. This is why folks, chill your dough! Whole Foods made this recipe easy for me as they had all their fall baking essentials grouped together in one section!

pumpkin choc chip cookies

And here are how the beautiful cookies turned out! To me they taste more like a breakfast cookie but super yummy with a tall glass of milk nonetheless. I also made this recipe with the remaining pumpkin as I figured you can never have too much pumpkin and who wants to let it go to waste?? And like the dough chilling is crucial so is the sea salt in the second recipe, really the icing on the top!


fall front porch

Wonder where those pumpkins when to? All arranged on my “faux front porch” or lack thereof.

pumpkin topiary

I’m obsessed with stacking my pumpkins like topiaries, I would literally buy all the pumpkins if the hubs would let me!

pumpkins and mums

and here are your “average” pumpkins paired with my mum that’s not loving the weather we’ve been having but it looks like fall weather might be here to stay now. Wondering why I still have my “summer” flowers out? 1. I’m alright with mixing colors and bringing seasons together 2. flowers are dang expensive 3. they look so good! So there you have it, no need to just waste things because the season changed or you’re switching up your decor.

This post is sponsored by Whole Foods but all opinions are 100% mine.