It’s Time for Fall…Inside our Home!

A million thanks to At Home, for partnering with all of us on this Fall Home Tour! #myreason

You may have heard me say that Fall is my favorite. Well, it’s true. I LOVE FALL. But, if there is one downfall of living in Florida, it’s that Fall is pretty hard to come by. I mean, seriously. It’s the beginning of October, and our highs are still in the 90’s. Yeah. 

So, when it comes to my love for Fall, I have to make the season change INSIDE my house. That’s #myreason for doing all this Fall decorating! When the calendar proclaims it Fall, I start baking all things pumpkin. I change my candles and soaps to Fall scents. Hey, I would even crank our air conditioner down if my husband would let me! 

So, if you wanna see, do come along with me for a tour of Fall…inside our home!

First of all, welcome to our home!

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It’s your standard 4 bedroom 2 bath house, in a cozy little development where we know our neighbors, and the resident kids play football in our front yard because it’s the biggest!

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The 2016 Fall Holiday Shelf!

Well, it’s been a while, folks! I know it’s the first day of Fall, and I’ve been pretty quiet. No worries, I’m still around – my days are simply full of poop and formula and naps and…BABIES!

The girls are doing so well! They actually just moved off the preemie charts onto the “regular baby” charts, and their pediatrician (and their mom and dad, of course) are thrilled with how well they’re progressing! We are so thankful!

But another thing I’m thankful for is FALL. If you’ve been around the blog at all, you know I LOVE FALL! It’s my favorite season, and I really talk it up. Especially in Florida. Where it’s still 90 degrees during the Fall, I HAVE to talk it up, right?!

Sooo…Happy FIRST DAY OF FALL to everyone! In honor of this blessed season, I wanted to share with you nothing less than my 2016 Fall Holiday Shelf! (Because giving birth to twin girls one-and-a-half-months early is no excuse for NOT decorating for Fall! At least around our house!) When this time of the year rolls around, it’s still #myreason for jumping into the season of decorating!

And I’m totally stoked to share this particular shelf design because the elements came from the awesome folks of At Home!

Now, if you’ve never been to an At Home store, stop right now, head over to www.athome.com and check it out! It’s like an enormous warehouse full of all things wonderful for your home, inside and out! Check out what I found for the shelf…

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Don’t you LOVE the “coastal” look? (I mean, kinda paying tribute to the lovely state where I live with these Fall accents, right?)

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On the Road in October

And just like that, it’s NOVEMBER. Let me tell you, October has FLOWN by for me! Has it for you, too? WOW!

Next we have my FAVORITE holiday: Thanksgiving! Wohoo!

But before we get to all of that, let’s look back at the top 5 posts here on the blog for the month of October, shall we?

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5 Reasons Why Working in the Garden is for Everyone – A Guest Post!

Well, I finally got my Fall garden planted, y’all! (I had to stop and put up a fence around it, due to the fact that a certain small white dog who just happens to live at my house was continually DIGGING EVERYTHING UP.) I’ve bested her, though! (For now…I think.)

Anyways, I’ve got carrots, spinach, strawberries, cauliflower, kohlrabi, beets and cabbage growing! (And a little experiment with some red potatoes…we’ll see how that turns out.)

In the midst of prepping and planting, I was remembering how much I enjoy gardening. Life has thrown me some pretty stressful curve balls of late, and there’s something about getting on your hands and knees and moving soil around that really rivals a session with a therapist! (It tends to be cheaper, too!)

So when Amber from Digital Creative contacted me to see if I’d like to publish a post on gardening…well…of course I would! Here are some reasons WHY everyone SHOULD garden!

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Working in the backyard is not a one-dimensional activity. It has many advantages you might never think of that can affect your moods, food rations and even savings! Don’t believe me? Bellow, you will find five great reasons why working in the garden works flawlessly in many different ways, and really is for everyone! Maybe it will make you want to start a garden or expand your already-owned one! It’s time to enjoy it and get a lot more benefits from it than you could originally think of! 

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6 Easy Ways to Save Money Around the House this Fall!

The following article is brought to you by a Theroadtodomestication supporter.

Fall is now in full swing and with that comes increased expenses. Higher costs in utility bills, paying for programs and lunch for the kids, and even the impending holidays around the corner are enough to throw anyone’s budget off. Rather than turn your hair grey by stressing, it is a good idea to get on top of these things now so that you can save money throughout the fall season. 

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Below are some fairly simple ways you can begin to save money around the house:

1.  Weatherproof Your Home

You’re going to need to cut on the heating system soon and this means increased costs for your energy bill. Rather than allow your hard earn cash to blow away with the wind, it is a good idea to weatherproof your home. Check around the house for any small holes or gaps and seal them up so that your heat stays in your home instead of leaving. If you have older windows, adding some plastic can improve the efficiency of your home and keep your heating system from overworking itself. Weatherproofing materials are fairly cheap and will certain generate a return on investment.

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