The Christmas Season is Here!

I love Christmas time! And to kick of the holiday season my family and I attended the lighting of the our town square HUGE Christmas tree! It was so magical! 
Then we came home and watched the Wonderful World of Disney's TV spectacular. It was such a marvelous atmosphere with the glow of the fire and sparkle of the twinkling Christmas lights! I wanted to share a couple of photos with you.
It's amazing how things look so different in the daytime and nighttime!





Thanksgiving in the Dining Room

Where did October go? Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! Well, I'm already for family and friends to take part in a lovely feast remembering our country's history. 

This year I went a little more simple than in years past. In the interest in time, I made a one stop trip too target and picked up the table runner, cloth napkins, cream colored pumpkins, and little pumpkins on the plates. I get a lot of questions about about my leaf garland. I actually got that at the Target dollar spot last year. It was $3.00- I couldn't pass it up!

To decorate my table, I started by putting the table runner down first. Then I added my medium sized pumpkins on cake stands, and added the gold candlesticks. That was my base. From there I added pumpkins, and the floral beads.

 I used a lot of what I already had. The burlap and wood bucket on the buffet table, I've had in my closet for years - so I thought I'd bring them out to give a little cozy farmhouse feel. Sometimes it's fun, sometimes it's tricky to use old and new decor together. It's nice to save on money, but always fun to have new! 

Just know that decorating doesn't have to break the bank, and stress you out. Look for a few key pieces and a great matching color scheme!

Easy, Classy Fall Decor Tips

This fall has been super crazy! With my five children each in all different stages of life, (one in high school, one in middle school, elementary school, preschool, and a nine month baby at home), this fall has been the busiest ever!

So this year fall decorating needed to be fast and simple! So that's what I did! 
 I already had the three metallic vases, but knew I needed a couple more. (Remember, when displaying lots of accessories, look best when grouped in odd numbers.) I then found two matching metallic candlesticks at At Home store.

Next, I found these wonderful, white pumpkins from Target. (I loved that they were white because it brightened up the room- instead of normal dark fall decor.) The greenery, gold pumpkin and fall garland pieces I've had from prior years.  I put them all together and-voila!

Easy fall home decor with only a few pieces! So simple!