To celebrate the start of one of my favorite months of the year, I thought I’d do my annual home tour post. I’m pretty sure I’ve done this post like 10 years in a row…I walk around my house, photograph all of the pumpkin stuff I have out and then post it. I continue to do it year after year (even though things don’t really change) for a few reasons: 1. My grandmother insists. 2. When I go to decorate each year, I pull up last year’s post to help me put stuff back out. 3. Home tour posts are my third favorite blog posts to read (right behind day in the life posts and beauty posts!).
So, today, I’m inviting you all into my house to celebrate the first day of October 🙂 .
Now, some of the most common questions I get each year after this post are:
1. WHERE DO YOU STORE ALL OF THIS? In plastic bins in my attic. Nothing fancy, just big bins. Andrew hauls them up and down the attic ladder each year.
2. WHEN DO YOU DECORATE/TAKE DOWN? I always decorate the week before Labor Day (so, end of August) and then I typically take it down mid-November and put up Christmas. That being said, last year when we took all of our Christmas down, Andrew asked if we could decorate even earlier this year since it’s so much work (he wants to enjoy the fruits of his labor longer!), so who knows? I might get all sorts of crazy and decorate November 1. Would that freak you guys out?! Hahaha!
3. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO PUT IT OUT? A few hours! I always do it one day while the kids are in school.
4. WHERE DID YOU BUY____? I’ve had this stuff for years and years! Some of it, over 15 years! I would say that my go-to places for holiday decorations outside of specialty stores are Pottery Barn and Hobby Lobby. My friends Amanda and Amy make all of my holiday signs that you’ll see and then my friend Lori decorates all of the plates and platters with my kids’ hand prints on them.
Okay, come on in, friends!
This was day two of Smith wearing braces. He didn’t quite have the hang of it yet! Ha! I love my babies! I also love my stone pumpkins from Sandstone Garden outside of Joplin, MO.
If we can’t get him to smile, we can get him to make a goofy face!
Come on in…we realllly love pumpkins over here!
Twinkle lights always make the mercury pumpkin come alive!
My Pumpkin Patch sign is new this year from Hobby Lobby!
Hi, my name is Shay, and I love seasonal pillows.
First fall with the new counter tops! I’m diggin’ it!
All of my spook houses are from Snow Village’s collection.
This season, I bought new place-mats for the kitchen table from Pottery Barn!
There are even signs of fall in the laundry room 🙂 .
At the top of the stairs.
Our Halloween sheets are forever old from Pottery Barn. They look so sweet next to the kids’ pumpkins 😉 .
I spy pumpkins everywhere!
I’d love to have you over for coffee and something pumpkin to eat (maybe we could watch a Hallmark movie too?!). In the meantime, I hope you have the BEST October 1st! Happy fall, friends! xo