My Favorite Things this Fall

Yes, my husband was a major nerd for Halloween. It was hilarious! I have had these angel wings for about 7 years and I plan on wearing them until they fall off. ha ha! 

I thought I'd pop in and share some of my favorite things from fall and some of my fall decor with you all. 


I have loved loved loved decorating for each season since we own a home. I've tried to purchase some things that I can use every season so it doesn't get ridiculously out of hand. However, if I purchase too much home decor I will blame HomeGoods as they recently opened in our town. 

On my mantle I have candle holders from Hobby Lobby that I got for 50% off when they were having a sale. The frames are a garage and estate sale finds and the candles were purchased at Home Goods and Bed Bath & Beyond.  

In our front yard we have a river birch tree that loses branches anytime the wind blows so I just picked some up and hot glued some plastic leaves I already had. I think it turned out really fun.

HomeGoods had these amazing pillows and I couldn't resist.

 Aren't tiny pumpkins so cute?

 Pumpkin Vases 

On social media, I kept seeing pumpkins turned into flower vases and I really wanted to make those. I had my two sister-in-laws over and we turned pumpkins into vases and they turned out really beautiful. 

Other Happenings

-Five of us girls from my family went and saw Wicked. I'm amazed at what a great job those performers do and it was fun to have a girls day.

-We celebrated my Mom's birthday super early. Her birthday is in November but we wanted to take her on a dinner train ride and the last day was the 29th of October. It was in the small town of Abilene, which is about 1 1/2 hours from where we live. It was a lot of fun but I was cracking up because the lights on the train kept going on and off and I felt like I was in Burma again.

-I got a FitBit. It's so much fun! I set a goal of 10,000 steps each day and it has really made me walk and run more. It also tells me when I am restless sleeping and I can always tell when Dave gets home from work because my FitBit will tell me the next morning. If you have a FitBit and want to add me e-mail me, and I'll add you in.

-Spandex waistband jeans - Okay, when Dave reads this post he might gag, but seriously, if you want to eat endless mashed potatoes and still fit in your pants this holiday season just head over to Old Navy. They have non-maternity jeans with a spandex waistband and I did indeed purchase two pairs. You can also bend over and down and your butt crack doesn't show, which is super annoying with jeans.

Lastly, I leave you with this hilarious picture / meme ... which now you will understand the spandex waistband. ha ha!


  1. Your mantel looks lovely! Perfectly seasonal.

  2. Those pumpkin vases are fun! I actually haven't seen any of those yet, but that is a great idea. Love all your decorations!

  3. That meme just made me LOL. I love the sticks and leaves idea!

  4. You seem to be one happy couple having a great time together.


  5. Look at all your pretty decorations! And I love HomeGoods so I totally understood! :)

    I've got to check out those pants from Old Navy! They sound like major winners!