Welcome y’all! It’s fall!

For as long as I’ve been blogging, I’ve been posting pics of my house decorated for fall and then again for Christmas…because it just makes me HAPPY!  These are my favorite posts to read on other blogs, so I always include them here too.  I mean…let’s be honest, the decorations don’t change much from year to year, so it is a wee bit repetitive, but it still makes me HAPPY every single time, so today, I’m doing it again.  I’ve been collecting fall decorations for 14 years now, so many of these pieces are old, but if it’s something new or something I know is still in stock, I’ll mention.  If not, sit back, relax and welcome to the Shull’s house…

I am obsessed with pumpkins that have big stems.  And Andrew came home with these babies the other day and I was FLOORED!  How pretty are those stems?  My stone pumpkins are from a place in Joplin, MO called Sandstone Gardens.

We light candles inside them at night when guests are over and they’re so pretty all lit up!

These cuties welcome you as you come inside the door.  They make me happy.


Hi, my name is Shay and I buy too many pillows.  All of the fall pillows are from Pottery Barn.  (And PS: the lighting is never good at this window.)



I use a strand of Christmas lights to make my mercury pumpkin glow.


The pumpkin on the hearth is from Hobby Lobby.  I bought him years ago, but they still sell them there today.

I love using battery operated candles in places like this!  You get the glow without the fire hazard.


I bought this pumpkin this year off of Pottery Barn Kids’ site.  There’s one of those battery operated candles in him too.


This pillow is from this year.  He makes me smile.

This is one of those signs my friend Amanda makes!  You can see her Etsy store HERE.





We love collecting the little spook houses (and Christmas houses too).


My friend Lori makes these plates here locally (she does not ship).  You go to her house and pick your plate and design and then she stamps your kids’ feet and/or hands.  After that, she works her magic and creates a beautiful plate.  This was one of my very first ones.  They are probably my FAVORITE things in my house!


Every year, Pottery Barn Kids introduces four new Halloween plates for kids…as you can see, we have quite the collection!


My four little turkeys.

These candles are so good!  And this is our newest little spook house 🙂 .

Ha!  As I was walking around taking pics of the house, this sweet guy showed up unexpectedly with a Pumpkin Spice Latte…because after 13 years of marriage he knows EXACTLY how to get to my heart.


I mean…we’re cheesy sometimes, but that’s okay 🙂 .






We’re all drinking tea over here these days (my kids picked up the habit this past winter when I did too), so we have tea cups (they could be coffee mugs, but we use them for tea) with our initials on them.

And Amanda did this sign too 🙂 .

Andrew’s mom had this skeleton hanging in their house growing up, and when we got married, she passed him down to us.  He comes out every Halloween.



A pumpkin in my office too!


I bought these polka dot pumpkins at Hobby Lobby this year for the little girls’ closet.


Smith thinks this pillow is hysterical.

And one last pumpkin for our post.

Wishing you a warm and cozy fall from my home to yours!

And don’t forget, if you didn’t enter to win my $500 Norsdtrom Giveaway yesterday, you can do so HERE.


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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog September 21, 2017 at 4:48 am

    Wait, is today the first of fall? Doesn’t feel like it at all where I live! It’s so hot!
    I love the fall decor at your house. Wish I had enough dedication to do my home the same way!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Sarah September 21, 2017 at 5:22 am

    BEAUTIFUL home and decor!!!! I haven’t done much decorating yet this year. My collection seems to be a little low hahaha. I think a trip to Hobby Lobby, Kirklands and Pier 1 is in order!!

    -Sarah http://www.thefrugalmillionaireblog.com

  • Sarah Wall September 21, 2017 at 5:28 am

    You have a beautiful home that is so warm and cozy!!! Love the signs your friend makes! Thank you for sharing with us! 🙂 Sarah


  • Abby Mays September 21, 2017 at 5:31 am

    I really wish you’d do a tour of your home. I know you did a few rooms when you moved in but. It the majority. It’s so beautiful!

  • Elspeth Mizner September 21, 2017 at 5:35 am

    Love the decorations and how it’s not an overwhelming amount of them! How long do you keep your fall decorations up for?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 22, 2017 at 7:35 am

      I put them up on September 1 and then I’ll take them down mid-November to put up my Christmas decor 🙂 .

  • Beth Bowe September 21, 2017 at 5:46 am

    I love reading and seeing all this fall inspiration!! This is my first fall in Texas (I’m in McKinney, too!), and this heat is doing its best to kill my fall vibe. All I want to do is wear a comfy sweater and boots!! But I’m pullin out my pumpkins and fall garland anyway!

  • Carolyn Laskaj September 21, 2017 at 5:56 am

    Love ve your decirations! I’m just curious how you store so much seasonal styff. We dont have the space, yet! My favorite deco is the sppok house.

    • Carolyn Laskaj September 21, 2017 at 5:56 am

      Sorry for the typos!

    • Mix and Match Mama September 22, 2017 at 7:36 am

      In big bins in the attic!

  • Stacy September 21, 2017 at 6:10 am

    Love how warm and inviting your house looks!!! And I love your trick or treat pillow too — pottery barn ??

    • Mix and Match Mama September 22, 2017 at 7:40 am


  • Bethany September 21, 2017 at 6:10 am

    I love this! Your home is beautiful and a husband bringing you a PLS is priceless!

  • Erin September 21, 2017 at 6:14 am

    I love corn mazes and going to the pumpkin patch with my kids!

  • Heather S September 21, 2017 at 6:29 am

    Love the fall decor and love that after 13 years of marriage y’all still LOVE each other! We need more love and less giving up in this world!!

  • Julie September 21, 2017 at 6:30 am

    Love seeing your beautiful home decorated so tastefully for fall! Where did you get your newest spook house?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 22, 2017 at 7:40 am


  • Nikki Lehman September 21, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Happy Fall Shay!! Love the decorations. Your house is beautiful!

  • The Nelson Nook September 21, 2017 at 7:05 am

    I love it all, thanks for sharing ! The plates from Pottery Barn are super cute !

  • Julie September 21, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Love seeing your beautiful home so tastefully decorated for fall! Where did you find your newest spook house?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 22, 2017 at 7:40 am


      • Shannon October 11, 2017 at 9:05 am

        Love yours! I’ve checked Amazon, and the ones I’ve seen all seem to be in the spooky category as opposed to cute. Love how yours won’t creep out my little crew! Can you share the make or model if you get a chance, please? Thank you!

  • sydnee September 21, 2017 at 7:32 am

    So much fall goodness in this post! I’m slowly bringing out my fall decor, it’ll be all Halloween stuff next month. 🙂


  • Abby September 21, 2017 at 7:34 am

    I am so curious about your storage situation! i would love to see a post on how you store and keep organized all your holiday decor!

    • Sarah September 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      I agree

  • Amber September 21, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Shay I look forward to this post all year and your Christmas décor too! Question: Where do you buy your spook houses and also the candle you mentioned? The one next to your new spook house?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 22, 2017 at 7:41 am

      The candle is from Anthro and the spook house is from Amazon!

    • Mix and Match Mama September 22, 2017 at 8:03 am

      The candle is from Anthro and the house is off of Amazon.

  • Rachel Tran September 21, 2017 at 7:38 am

    I love the pumpkin Dutch oven! Where is that from?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 22, 2017 at 7:41 am


  • Amanda September 21, 2017 at 7:39 am

    I love all the fall decor but how and where do you store it the rest of the year?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 22, 2017 at 7:41 am

      In bins in the attic!

  • Megan September 21, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Where did you end up putting your old spook house? I love that piece and remember you said the kids did too! 🙂 house looks great

  • Jane September 21, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Love your fall decor! what kind of candle is the one in the large glass pumpkin??…I see you also had a TRAPP candle…those are my favorites!

  • Lauren September 21, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Where do you get your little spooky houses? I’ve been looking for them!

  • Cheri September 21, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Love your decorations…you give a little bit of Fall in every room without going over board.

  • Rhonda Hendrix September 21, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Please tell me where you got the lantern that’s in your kitchen near the sink? I’ve been admiring it for some time. Thanks

  • Amy September 21, 2017 at 7:56 am

    Where is your cute leopard print top from? So cute!

  • Ashley Hensley September 21, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Early morning and evening cool breezes make outside play and runs so much better!

  • Chasity September 21, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Oh i’d love for you to come decorate my house!! I absolutely love all of your decor! And those plates are precious!!

  • Mary Jane schinzing September 21, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Loving all the Fall decor!

  • Alexandra C September 21, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Can you tell me about the Pumpkin Dutch Oven on your stove? LOVE!

  • Michelle C September 21, 2017 at 8:10 am

    OMG…Your house looks amazing. I don’t know which part was my favorite….I’m a pumpkin-holic, and a pillow-holic. That would be a hard decision to make!

  • Claudia September 21, 2017 at 8:12 am

    It looks so warm and cozy. I’m curious about how and and where you store everything. That’s always a problem for me, where to put all the stuff. How about a post on storage and organization of house stuff?

  • Judy September 21, 2017 at 8:21 am

    What is that quilted champagne colored fabric that is on your sofa (with the pumpkin pillow and fur pillows? It looks similar to something that I put on my couch to protect it from my dog — but yours is much prettier. Thanks.

  • Dawn Scheurich September 21, 2017 at 8:21 am

    I live in Joplin, and I LOVE Sandstone Gardens!! I bought the cutest metal pumpkin there years ago and it is one of my favorite things to come out every Fall!!

  • Desiree | Beautifully Seaside September 21, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Love your fall home Shay! I’m getting ready to start decorating for fall over here too, now that Hurricane Irma is gone and we have electricity. I’m happy that I got to light my first pumpkin candle of the season yesterday. Now my home smells liek coffee and pumpkin! Hooray! XO

  • MelanieL September 21, 2017 at 8:27 am

    I always love your fall décor!

  • Crystal Deweese September 21, 2017 at 8:28 am

    It all looks beautiful! Do you go through and take down the Halloween stuff after Oct. 31, but leave the other Fall items up through Thanksgiving? I always struggle to buy Halloween specific items because it looks bare when I remove them.

  • Paige E September 21, 2017 at 8:30 am

    Weird question – do you go around the house and turn on all the little lights each day, or only when you have company? Or maybe get the kids to help? That’s always my dilemma. I love all the lights, but I get lazy about turning all of them on every day…

  • Julie Anderson September 21, 2017 at 8:34 am

    Looks so warm and inviting!! I am a neighbor (in Frisco) and just wish the weather would cool off a teeny tiny bit so it would feel like fall! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!
    I make fun kitchen towels and have new Halloween and Fall designs. I would love to send you a couple to add to your decor!

  • heidi September 21, 2017 at 8:35 am

    I love fall so much.
    Give me a pumpkin and a candle and add in a spiced pumpkin steamed milk ( deelish) and I’m about the happiest person alive lol

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams September 21, 2017 at 8:37 am

    Your house looks so fun as always Shay! I always like how you collect the pottery barn plates for Halloween & Christmas. I also really like the homemade hand/feet print plates too. Such sweet traditions 🙂
    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Karen September 21, 2017 at 8:37 am

    House goals! I decorated Wednesday and thanks to your post I realized I never took out our fall/Halloween mugs! 🙂 We have Disney ones! Also, not part of your fall decor tour, but I’m obsessed with the two paintings over your mantles! Happy Fall!!!

  • kellie carrara September 21, 2017 at 8:38 am

    I love all the festiveness fall brings! I just started to decorate my porch…have the mums in my urns, red wagon with hay bales and pumpkins on my porch and the pumpkins going up my steps. This weekend I’ll get things going inside! Thanks for the inspiration! It’s a cool fall-like morning here in the Boston burbs, but it’s warming back up this weekend.

  • Maryann Keller September 21, 2017 at 8:39 am

    So much to love about fall! High school football games are just one of our family’s favorites 🙂

  • Angela Shields September 21, 2017 at 8:44 am

    I love all of your fall decorations. Your blog is my favorite 😊 Where did you get your bedding from? It’s beautiful!

  • Crystal September 21, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Silly question. Do you take down the Halloween decor after Halloween such as the trick or treat pumpkins or leave it up through Thanksgiving with the rest of the fall decor? I’ve always wondered if I should take those things down or leave them up..lol

  • Jocie September 21, 2017 at 8:59 am

    Shay! You would appreciate Chobani’s pumpkin spice greek yogurt so much! Your kiddos might too!! Also I tried a pumpkin spice oatmeal! Mine was just store bought and maybe you are creative enough to make your own but man it is good!!! I think Smith and I have a similar taste in humor! Love that pillow

  • Angelique at FourPointsMom.com September 21, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Awe … Andrew just inspired me to drop off lunch for my husband at work today. It’s the little things, right? I love your three-tiered pumpkin with the black cat. I have a feeling it might be one of your older purchases since you didn’t mention it specifically, but if you know where to get it let me know!


  • Alexis deZayas September 21, 2017 at 9:07 am

    I just saw so many of these pillows at Pottery Barn yesterday! Love seeing your cozy house all decorated for fall!

  • Megan Milovich September 21, 2017 at 9:13 am

    Those sparkle glitter pumpkins in your apothecary jar…girl, yes! I have some displayed the same way. I even bought a box of brown toned cornucopias to mix in for thanksgiving. Thanks, hobby lobby!

  • Lyndsy September 21, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Apple cider donuts and sweet cinnamon pumpkin candles!

  • Melanie September 21, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Beautiful fall decorations! Now, if only we (Texas) would get out of the 90s!!

  • Jenny September 21, 2017 at 9:14 am

    If I can’t have Summer, give me Fall. Your house always looks so cozy!

  • Holly September 21, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Oh my goodness, those hand and foot print platters are amazing! I truly wish there was someone in my area that did this! Or if your friend Lori was willing to ship, I would be all over that!!! My babies are growing way too fast, I don’t know if there is a plate big enough anymore!

  • Shawnna Griffin September 21, 2017 at 9:33 am

    hey girl- love the tour! So cool! I bought the sweet cinnamon pumpkin candle to last week! so good!

  • Remah Franco September 21, 2017 at 9:35 am

    Beautiful home!!! I know you love anything and everything German so is that why your bricks are German shmeared?

  • Mary September 21, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Always gorgeous! Can you show us how you organize all your decor through the seasons? Do you have bins for every occasion? Sorted by rooms? Our family and home is pretty new and I would love to start collecting some special items for each holiday but right now we struggle with the space! I’m also not that organized lol Love from Canada!

  • Jess September 21, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Everything is so gorgeous but I would love to see how you store it all! I live in a house that was built in 1910 and there’s no way I will ever be able to have such an expansive collection 😂😂😂

  • Jami September 21, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Love fall!! Weather, football, and pumpkins. Can’t get any better!

  • I Shal C September 21, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I adore!!! And need me some of those spook houses. Where’s the new one from?

  • shelton September 21, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Hi – Just wondering where you found the pumpkin pot that is on your stove?

  • Colleen McTeague September 21, 2017 at 10:09 am

    I spy a bath and body work candle! Those are my absolute favorite!! I think they make the whole house smell like fall more than any other candle! I definitely stock up on them!

  • Rebecca September 21, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Love it, I may just have to grab the mugs and the “Every Year I Fall For…” sign:) Any chance you would share where you found the girls small dresser? We just moved in to our new home and it would be perfect for my daughter’s room. Hope your fall is a wonderful one!!

  • Danielle September 21, 2017 at 10:27 am

    LOVE Fall decorations! They make me happy, too!
    What do you do in the weeks between Halloween and Thanksgiving, when the jack-o-lanters and spooky houses aren’t applicable anymore, but it’s not quite time for Christmas decor? I never know what to do and usually just end up skipping over Halloween decor altogether so I can leave it all up longer. (Because I’m all about maximum decoration enjoyment with the least amount of work haha!)

  • Astleigh H. September 21, 2017 at 10:43 am

    I love fall home tours (and Christmas for that matter!) too! They’re so cozy and fun! I shared my fall home tour today too, with couple of other blogging gals! You’ll have to check them all out! Happy Fall!

  • Allison September 21, 2017 at 11:03 am

    5 pumpkins for 5 kids. I see what you did there 😉

  • Lauren Tanner September 21, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Fall is my favorite! I love the change in the smell of the air! The smells of fall inside and out get me. I also love to make our home feel extra cozy this time of the year with fun pillows and blankets. Happy Fall!

  • Carly September 21, 2017 at 11:15 am

    All the fall feels. Thank you for sharing. One of my favorite posts all year!

  • Lauren Barnett September 21, 2017 at 11:21 am

    I always love your fall and Christmas decorations posts. For just a few minutes it didn’t feel like I was eating lunch in my classroom, but in your home!

  • Amy D. September 21, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I love Fall! Your house is so pretty all of the time but it’s always so adorable during the seasons and holidays. I love how you decorate! The plates with the kiddos’ footprints are so precious!!

    Aw, you and Andrew are so adorable!

    What a fun post! Thank you for sharing your photos with us!

    Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

  • michelle Diniakos September 21, 2017 at 11:23 am

    everytime you show pictures of your kitchen i just drool!!! i love it!!!

  • Lindsay @ Lindsay's Sweet World September 21, 2017 at 11:41 am

    I love it all so much, Shay! I decorated our house a couple of weeks ago and every evening when I’m sitting around watching TV with the hubs I love to just look around and take it all in! It makes me so happy!

  • Angela Ellingson September 21, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Oh goodness! You always do such a fabulous job decorating!! Happy fall!

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  • Bethany Baer September 21, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Your house is so cozy!

  • Kim September 21, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Your home is beautiful & just my style. Thank you so much for sharing. I’m inspired to get my decorations out.

  • Laura @ Laura Likes Design September 21, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Your house looks so cute and cozy with all of the fall decor! I love that Andrew surprised you with a PSL, too! What a thoughtful surprise!


  • Emilee Baldwin September 21, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Love your blog so much!!!!

  • Erin Port September 21, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    I don’t really decorate seasonally except for fall and Christmas. I do a few teeny tiny things for spring and Easter but this time of year, my decorating heart is happy! I still swoon over that little girls closet :). xoxo ERIN

  • Amanda September 21, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Your annual fall decor posts are the reason why I finally started collecting seasonal decorations to put out and it makes my home so much cozier!

  • Megan Jeffries September 21, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    So many pumpkins! I noticed you have a picture of a cavalier King Charles….maybe poppy needs a friend!! They’re the best dogs ever! I bet your new dog will also love fall!

  • Heather September 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    I’m curious how and where do you store all the fall decor? Does anyone help you unpack & set it out? I think this year I’m going to be crazy and let my kids do it all!

  • Amber Green September 21, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    Love Fall…football, family, fashion!

  • Jeanie September 21, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    I’m sure it’s already been said, but everything is BOOtiful!

  • Ashley September 21, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration Shay!

  • Linda Henderson September 21, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Your Fall decorations are charming. Thank you for sharing. Lightbulb moment for me–combining Halloween pumpkins with Thanksgiving turkeys. That way Thanksgiving doesn’t get short shrift. I like it.

  • Tracy Marlow September 21, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    My family own and operate a pumpkin patch. We love everything about fall!

  • Janelle Dink September 21, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    I love cooler weather and football

  • Alli Meyers September 22, 2017 at 4:57 am

    What I am loving most about this fall is that it’s my family’s first fall with our adopted newborn twins! Looking forward to experiencing all the fall things together for the first time. Thank you, Shay, for so kindly supporting our adoption fubdraiser this summer to help bring our babies home?

  • Loren September 22, 2017 at 6:26 am

    I think the only thing missing is that your kitchen table needs halloween placemats and napkins!!!

  • Justine @ Charm City Ciemny's September 22, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Your home is so gorgeous! I am breaking out my Fall decorations today… wahoo!!!

    Justine @ Charm City Ciemny’s

  • Marta September 22, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Gorgeous, I love the candles in particular, would love to learn where you get them. I recognize the bath and bodyworks one and I can make out the other which says Trapp but I can’t the white one. Every time you do one of these posts it makes me so happy. I live in the Keys so no such feeling for us.

  • Sheri September 22, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I love good fall food!

  • Lisa Blackwell September 23, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Love the cooler days – eventually!

  • Bethany Crisp September 25, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Fall is my absolute favorite, and I love how you decorated! SO festive….now, if the weather would just cooperate!

  • Lizzie @ This Happy Life September 25, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Shay, I love everything! And I love how you incorporate both Halloween decor and Fall, I always seem to struggle with that so I started waiting until Oct to do Halloween and then November for fall but I really dislike waiting and having no decor up in Sept!! I need to do what you do!

  • Christie Asmussen September 25, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Hi Shay! I love when you share your home!!! Where do you buy those beautiful carved candle holders?

  • Ann Marie Tennison September 26, 2017 at 7:51 am

    I just love FALL! Your home looks so beautiful, Shay! Love it!

  • Haley Sulka September 27, 2017 at 11:25 am

    Target’s dollar section has a lot of great steals! Here’s what I got from there: https://haleysulka.wixsite.com/coffeetalk/single-post/2017/09/27/Fall-Is-in-the-Air-and-My-House

  • chris October 4, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Looking through your great blog, and I just love the plates with the hand and feet prints. I was wondering if you could share the contact information for your friend that makes them. I think this is such a fabulous idea, and would love to do one as a gift.
    I have just recently found your blog, but you have wonderful ideas and recipes.
    Thanks so much

    • Mix and Match Mama October 5, 2017 at 5:03 am

      I hyperlinked her name to direct you to her FB page!!

      • chris October 5, 2017 at 2:15 pm

        thank you so much

  • Detroit Duchess October 11, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    I love your decorations! I need to see a post on how you store all your holiday decorations. That is my big barrier to entry – everything is in tubs in the basement taking up a lot of space and the next holiday is packed behind everything else. Do you have a system to keep this organized? #Itsstillfourthofjulyinmyhouse #decorfail

    • Mix and Match Mama October 11, 2017 at 1:22 pm

      I just put everything in bins in my attic. It’s not a fancy system ;).

  • Rebecca October 18, 2017 at 10:12 am

    3 questions, I know, I am sorry.
    1. What are your top 2 fav candles from B&BW?
    2. Do your lamps match if they are in the same room for example the living room ?
    3. This might be a silly question, do you store your monogram mugs or holiday platters in the attic as well or do you keep those stored in your kitchen cabinets throughout the year ?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 18, 2017 at 12:23 pm

      You’re fine!! I love Leaves and Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin the most. No, they do not match. I keep those things in cabinets that are way up high (you know, the ones you don’t use because they’re hard to reach). 🙂

      • Rebecca October 18, 2017 at 7:40 pm

        Thank You! You’re a real person that answers!! 😊. I really appreciate it!