October is one of our very favorite months over here. We have two big birthdays to celebrate (Madeley and Me!), Halloween, lots of football, the State Fair of Texas, color weather…when I imagine Heaven, I think it will be October the entire time. 🙂
Every year, I open up my house and share a little fall home tour with you. Over the years, nothing much changes…same decorations, same style, but there’s just something so warm and inviting about getting a peek inside someone’s cozy home, so since I love looking at other people’s fall houses, I always want to show you mine too. This year, I am SO EXCITED because my house is back to normal. If you’ll recall, last year, we didn’t move back into the “main” part of the house until mid-September through the end of October (we moved in stages). Our big door across the back was even installed on Halloween day last year, so it’s so nice that this year, we have normalcy to celebrate the season.
Last year around this time…
…and this year….
Insert allllll the praise hands!!!
So, I took a few pics to share (including a few of our new spaces!) for your October 1st.
Grab your pumpkin spice latte and settle in. I don’t have a lot of captions…it’s just pics of our place. Lots of fall coziness awaits and many, many cameos by the dogs 🙂 !
Happy October 1st!
Come on in! If you were here in person, hot coffee and a piece of Pumpkin Spice Latte Bundt Cake would await.
During September, our Hobby Lobby signs says fall, but during October…
…it’s Boo to you 😉 .
Those two dogs are CRACKING ME UP in these next pics!
And then…come on upstairs! There is a lot of fall love in my new office too…
All of the kids have Halloween sheets and blankets on their beds (all of it is so old!), so here’s a little look at the little girls’ room…
Whew! That was a lot to share!
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? This year, I decorated on September 1st and then we will take it all down and put up Christmas on November 1st. Yes, I know that’s early, but it’s so much work and we love it so much, that we do it early.
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 17 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.
Also, don’t forget that we’ve updated so many rooms in our house! If you’re looking for specific sources from specific rooms, these posts here will be the best bet for you to find that information:
That’s it for this Friday! I hope you all have a wonderful start to your October!!!! I’ll see you on Monday! xx