Our Fall Decor


Happy Fall, Y’all!

Today I’m sharing our fall home decor. I typically stick to rustic and neutral colors with a few pops of burnt orange and red thrown in. I have a pumpkin addiction collection. I have a hard time passing up a pumpkin if it is made of natural materials like wood, vines, leaves, bark, etc.


For our dining table I layered a short horn table runner over a long burlap table runner. I topped the table runners with two large wooden pumpkins and a glass pedestal dish filled with red Indian corn and orange pumpinos.



burlap woven table runner: pottery barn (similar & similar)
horn & bead table runner: gift (similar)
driftwood pumpkins: homegoods (similar & similar)
glass pedestal dish: wedding gift (similar)
pumpino vase filler: terrain
indian corn: local orchard (similar)


I filled a large metal vine bowl with driftwood garlands and dyed gourds on our side table next to two oversized acorns in the living room. I found these dyed gourds at a craft fair in south Arkansas several years ago.



dyed gourds: craft fair (similar)
driftwood garland (similar & similar)
metal vine bowl: crate&barrel (similar)
round wooden table: pottery barn (similar)
glass lamp: pottery barn (similar)
burlap lamp shade: pottery barn (similar)
oversized acorns: homegoods (similar)


Graham & Arden’s little table is decorated for Fall with turkey chair backers and a few vine pumpkins.


turkey chair backers: pottery barn kids
white table: pottery barn kids (similar)
grey chairs: restoration hardware baby&child (similar)
vine pumpkins: homegoods (similar)



I added this pale green ceramic pumpkin to our kitchen countertop. I love the cutout design of this one.


canisters: juliska
salt & pepper shakers: juliska
lamp: homegoods (similar)green ceramic pumpkin: homegoods (similar)
countertop: soapstone
drawer hardware: restoration hardware


Our mantel is my favorite spot to decorate each season. This Fall I used two pre-lit vine pumpkins (we turn these on a night), two orange ceramic pumpkins, driftwood garlands, and faux red berries.


pre-lit vine pumpkins: homegoods (similar)
lidded ceramic pumpkins: target (similar)
driftwood garland (similar & similar)
faux red berry picks: hobby lobby (similar)
wooden mirror: restoration hardware
round bone frame: anthropologie (similar)
mantel: ebay (similar)
palm leaf sconces: arhaus (similar)


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Banana Leaf Sconces


Last weekend we took a day trip up to Kansas City and stopped by the new Arhaus store. Michael and I were both drawn to these two banana leaf sconces hanging on the wall. So they came home with us!


get the look:

1. salvaged wood mirror
2. banana leaf sconces
3. driftwood garland
4. round bone frame
5. faux succulents
6. Ash paint by Restoration Hardware
7. stone fireplace mantel


They are huge and the perfect size to fill the space above our fireplace mantel. It’s hard to get a size perspective from photos so here’s a photo of Arden and me in front of them last week before church. I’ve since redecorated the mantel but you can get an idea of size. I’m 5’3″ and our ceilings are 12′.


I also added some driftwood garlands and faux succulents for greenery to the mantel.


The silhouettes of my baby boys in the round bone frame is one of my favorite things so it will always have a special spot in our home.



While we’re on the topic of over-sized leaves… The elephant ears are in giant mode in our front yard this month. I cut a few of the smaller leaves to add a little tropical greenery to our kitchen.


The elephant ears in our front flower bed are at least a foot taller than me!


They dwarf Arden!


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Arden’s Boon Flair Highchair Review


Arden’s new high chair was delivered yesterday in the mail! He loves it! We chose the Boon Flair highchair in the white, gray, and orange color combination.

When Graham was about 6 months old I had my eye on this high chair but decided to go with the Babyhome Taste highchair due to it being a clean design, neutral color, and cheaper price. Being a first time mother, I didn’t realize there were a few features missing from the Babyhome highchair. It didn’t have wheels and it was at a fixed height. It’s just the right height so that it won’t fit next to our dining table if the tray is attached. Luckily we can use it without the tray and it makes the perfect booster seat for Graham (age 3). So when I saw that the Boon Flair highchair was on clearance at Walmart, I scooped it up for Arden (7 months old). It is currently marked down so if you need a highchair, go check this one out!


The Boon Flair has continuous height positioning with a pneumatic lift perfect for moving from the dining table height to the kitchen island bar stool height. The wheels under the base make it easy to roll around the kitchen so Arden can be a part of the action when we’re cooking.


Push this orange foot button for the chair to lift up or down.


One big selling feature for me was that the Boon highchair has no fabric or crevices for lost food. It will be easy to wipe this chair down after each meal.


Arden approves!


The orange tray cover is dishwasher safe and the soft orange seat pad is removable.




Push this gray brake pedal with your foot to lock the wheels in place.


To remove the tray, easily push the orange tab on the underside of the tray to one side and pull. The tray has two settings to expand as Arden grows.

I like that Arden can sit in the chair without the straps and still not slide out due to this white plastic leg divider. Graham’s Babyhome highchair doesn’t have this feature so we always felt rushed to buckle him for security. The five point harness on the Boon Flair highchair is very easy to adjust the straps, clip the straps into the central button, and the button is a smooth release when Arden is finished with his meal.

boon_flair_highchair_colorsI made y’all this graphic to show that the Boon Flair pedestal highchair color options are orange, green, pink, or blue with the option of a white or gray seat. You can purchase a brown or white seat pad on Amazon if these colors don’t fit your decor. (I considered that, but decided I could live with the orange for now.) The orange is a gender neutral color (in my opinion) that will work just fine if we happen to have another baby one day and she happens to be a girl. We give this highchair an A+.

FTC disclaimer: I purchased this highchair with my own money and am not being compensated for this review by Boon. I just really love this highchair and these are my honest thoughts. This post contains affiliate links.


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What’s Up Wednesday


What we’re eating this week…

Michael and I are doing the Ketogenic diet where we eat low carb and high fat foods. Here are a few typical things I eat on Keto:

I eat 5 strips of bacon every morning for breakfast.

I typically eat a handful of pecans and a pepper jack cheese stick for lunch.


We usually cook some type of meat for dinner like this Hormel Taco Meats Shredded Beef. We usually do cheese and taco style toppings. We pretend we’re eating tacos minus the rice, beans, and taco shell.




I drink water or Powerade Zero (0 calories) if I’m having a sweet craving.


What I’m reminiscing about…


Yesterday, (for the first time) Arden sat up in the front of the shopping buggy while grocery shopping. Just a few weeks ago we took our first trip to Target with two boys in the buggy. I will have a ton more space for shopping now but I’m a little sad my babies are growing up so fast.


What I’m loving…


This week I found these two tortoise shell hair clips in the checkout line at Old Navy. One is a large claw style and one is a bow that is very Kate Spade-ish. It also reminds me of the tortoise shell bow barrette I spotted at J.Crew not too long ago. They are much less orange in person and more of a tan and black pattern. I was excited to find them for such a good deal!

What we’ve been up to…


Saturday we took a little road trip to Blanchard Springs, Arkansas. Graham had a blast exploring the moss covered bluffs and climbing rocks to see the gorgeous waterfall pouring out of the cavern. We took the boys for a swim in the river but skipped the beautiful cavern this trip due to their young ages. One of my favorite camping memories is from this spot when I was a kid. It’s so fun to bring my family to places I enjoyed many years ago.




The water is freezing!


What I’m watching…

Lately I’ve been watching YouTube instead of Netflix, Hulu, or regular TV (except for the Bachelorette!). I’m on a mission to look better this year so I’ve been watching YouTube makeup tutorials. I’m subscribed to a bunch of channels but if these girls post a new video, I usually watch it. Who are your favorite YouTubers? Here are a few of my favorite YouTubers:

Ingrid Nilsen


Amelia Liana


What I’m wearing…


1. sweater    /    2. earrings    /    3. leggings    /    4. perfume    /    5.  sandals

My favorite outfit this week has been this linen box sweater by Eileen Fisher (on sale now!) paired with the most comfortable white leggings by Hue (also on sale now!). I found that Hue makes leggings in a ‘skimmer’ length and they hit me perfectly with my 5’3″ height and short legs. I also love that they don’t stretch out during the day and they are a light enough weight to be cool but thick enough not to be see-through. I wear them with my white Kendra Scott earrings and silver metallic Tory Burch miller sandals. My favorite summer scent is ‘Live Colorfully’ by Kate Spade from my mom for my birthday.

That’s all the time I have for the questions this today! Thanks for visiting!


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My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Delivery!


Michael surprised me with a pair of the tall back zip Hunter boots from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I was so excited when the box was delivered this weekend! Hunter boots have been on my wish list for a very long time but I’ve been battling wide calves. Finally my calves are down to a size where boots aren’t impossible anymore! I’m so thankful these boots have a back zipper because it makes them so easy to get on. I tried them on over a pair of leggings and they fit perfectly! I highly recommend these if you’ve been wanting a pair of Hunters and since they’re such a good price for the style with zippers. I’m impressed with the accordion panel under the zipper that will keep the boots waterproof even with a zipper. They come in a short style with zippers too!


My hunter boot box!
(Y’all know how important paper and packaging are to me.)


Trying on my boots!




tall back zip Hunter boots

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House Tour


Welcome to our home! I’m linking with Andrea at the Momfessionals blog today for her Show and Tell Tuesday: House Tour link party. Let’s start in the kitchen since it’s the heart of our home.

I’ll try to leave sources under each room’s photos because I always get emails asking about different things and I always find it helpful when other bloggers include sources.


Our kitchen island is one of my favorite spots in our home. It’s the perfect cooking prep space and tends to be the gathering spot when there’s a group.



kitchen sources:
wall paint color: ash in subtle velvet finish by restoration hardware
baseboard paint color: ash in low gloss by restoration hardware
cabinet paint color: westhighland white by sherwin williams
countertop: soapstone
sink: single basin granite
sink faucet: delta victorian in chrome finish
cabinet hardware: dakota square by restoration hardware
zinc pendant lanterns: restoration hardware (similar, similar)
rattan bar stools: restoration hardware (similar, similar, and similar)
whitewash ceramic canisters: jardins du monde by juliska
lamps: homegoods (similar, similar)
blinds: driftwood color at home depot (similar)
large boxwood: homegoods (similar)
white ceramic utensil crocks: le creuset
pot filler: elements of design
wooden and metal utensils: analon
3 tier woven basket (similar)
bone frames (similar)
pocket watch clock: pottery barn


To the right of the kitchen is a small vestibule that leads to our garage (to the right) and our laundry room (straight ahead). Our laundry room also has a wall for our pantry and a wall for our mud room bench/shoes. I’ll do a room tour sometime in the future after I get it a little more organized.



laundry room sources:
12″ x 24″ slate tile: home depot
wall paint color: ash in subtle velvet finish by restoration hardware
baseboard paint color: ash in low gloss by restoration hardware
cabinet paint color: westhighland white by sherwin williams
countertop: absolute black granite
cabinet hardware: dakota square by restoration hardware
drum lights: pottery barn teen (similar)
mirror: homegoods (similar)


We keep our microwave and toaster hidden behind the cabinet doors on the left. We keep our most used plates, bowls, and glasses in the glass front upper cabinets. Graham and Arden store their sippy cups and plastic plates in the bottom cabinets next to the refrigerator. In case you’re ever visiting and need to find a sippy cup?


Our kitchen overlooks our dining room table and our living room. When we designed our home, we opted to skip a formal dining room since we’re not formal entertainers and wanted a more casual and open space. The arches on the left are what our architect called “the gallery.” It leads to our stairway.


I’m so happy we chose to fill this wall with lower cabinets for storing all of my serving pieces. The counter top gives us a lot of useful serving space when we have parties.


The vestibule to the left of the kitchen leads to my office and a powder room. I design and blog in this office.


office sources:
vintage wooden desk: yard sale
wingate rattan desk chair: pottery barn
bookshelves: ikea
computer: apple imac
wall paint color: ash in subtle velvet finish by restoration hardware
baseboard paint color: ash in low gloss by restoration hardware


powder room


I painted this vanity and added twine to the handles. You can see the before/after and tutorial here.

powder room sources:
sink: kohler undermount
sink faucet: delta victorian
wall paint color: graphite by restoration hardware
baseboard paint color: westhighland white by sherwin williams
memoirs toilet: kohler
mercury glass candle by volcano


This is our dining area. We use it every day as our casual dining space.
Graham keeps his wooden Thomas train set in the corner by our dining table.


Our PeeGee Hydrangeas are in bloom in our front yard this week so I just had to add a bouquet to our table.

dining room sources:
wood bead chandelier: pottery barn (similar, similar, and similar)
dining table: crate&barrel
dining chairs: crate&barrel
nubby table runner: pottery barn
vase: waterford
curtains: handmade with ikea gingham fabric
vines: timeless paper
wall paint color: ash by restoration hardware
door paint color: wrought iron by benjamin moore



Our living room is still a work in progress. We are on the hunt for new living room furniture and a rug. These two wicker chairs will move to the back porch once we find replacements. Our plan is to add rustic wooden beams to the ceiling at some point too.



This little table is for my two sons, Graham (age 3) and Arden (7 months). Graham likes to color and eat lunch in this spot.


living room sources:
lounge 93″ sofa: crate&barrel
twig rattan and glass coffee table: z gallerie (similar)
saybrook wicker wingback chairs: pottery barn
glass lamp with burlap shade: pottery barn
round wooden side table: pottery barn
white pillows: ralph lauren (similar)
schumacher arklow paisley pillows
12 arm baluster chandelier: restoration hardware (similar)
white carolina kids table: pottery barn kids
grey kids chairs: rh baby&child
similar boxwood
similar bone frame
salvaged mansard oval wooden mirror: restoration hardware


master bedroom

Our master bedroom is another room that is a work in progress so I’ll have to give you a better tour at a later time when it’s decorated. So far we’ve added a plate wall above our bed. You can read the tutorial here.

master bedroom sources:
wall paint color: graphite by restoration hardware
seagrass cal king bed: pottery barn
bedding & pillows: restoration hardware
pocket watch clocks: pottery barn


master bathroom


This is my makeup table and mirror in our bathroom. See a full tour of my makeup table and storage here.

bathroom sources:
mirror: single fez by restoration hardware
wall paint color: ash in subtle velvet finish by restoration hardware
cabinet paint color: westhighland white by sherwin williams
tile: slate 12″ × 24″ by home depot
countertop: soapstone
faucets: delta victorian in crome finish
cabinet hardware: mother of pearl knobs from anthropologie
black Marseilles mirrors: restoration hardware
boxwood topiaries: homegoods (similar)
hand towel rings: restoration hardware
sconces: rh baby&child
chandelier: rh baby&child
window roman shade: lowes
makeup table: rh baby&child
chair: homegoods (similar and similar)
mirror: single fez in zinc finish by restoration hardware
3 tiered wooden tray: pottery barn (similar, similar and similar)
glass canisters: crate & barrel (similar)
white ceramic dishes and cups: juliska berry & thread
makeup brushes: velvet luxe collection by it cosmetics
metal hooks: grand hat hook by restoration hardware


Let’s go downstairs!


We have a super tall stairway but our stairs go down. The design doesn’t make sense to me and I would redesign this aspect of our home if I had to rebuild. It makes for a great spot to hang my vintage peacock collection though! I’ve been finding these peacocks in antique shops for about 11 years.


At the bottom of the stairway we have a toy closet and Michael’s office where we do most of our Timeless Paper work. (Sorry that’s not on the tour today.) Down a hallway we come to the playroom! I am so thankful for this space so we don’t have colorful toys all over the rest of the house. This gives the toys a home. The boys bring a few toys upstairs but I’m so glad they eventually make their way back to the playroom or toy closet.

The lower level of our home also has a large unfinished area for future expansion but for now we use it for holiday storage and Mike’s workshop/tractor parking.


The boys have a lego table in the corner (thanks, Abby!), a red rocking moose (that I really want to paint a neutral color), a coffee table that serves as a dinosaur train table, and a wall to display their artwork. I have rare spurts of using the elliptical machine.

playroom sources:
sawyer leaning bookshelves: crate&barrel
white play kitchen: kidkraft
g. letter pillow: serena & lily
wooden train: melissa & doug
lego brick storage box
lego table
rocking moose: ikea
rocking chair: lowe’s
interacting dinosaur train figures
fisher price little people farm
white stools: ikea
B. parum pum pum drum
B. toys B. ABC’s wooden stand


Graham’s room (age 3)

wall paint color: bay laurel by restoration hardware
trim paint color: westhighland white by sherwin williams
door paint color: wrought iron by benjamin moore
white dresser: wayfair
paper mache deer head: homegoods (similar)
vine mirror: homegoods
lamp & shade: pottery barn (similar shape)
white frame: ikea
chesterfield divan daybed: restoration hardware
grey gingham sheets: pottery barn kids
navy gingham duvet cover: pottery barn kids


Arden’s nursery (age 7 months)

wall paint: cappuccino by restoration hardware
door paint: wrought iron by benjamin moore
trim paint: westhighland white by sherwin williams
etienne chandelier: restoration hardware baby&child
crib: sears
white grommet curtains: ikea
curtain hardware: lowe’s
linen glider rocker: restoration hardware baby&child
insect bins: john derrian
crib bedding: restoration hardware baby&child
elephant plush security blanket: restoration hardware baby&child
mounted elephant head: cardboard safari
dresser: ikea
gray & white frames: homegoods
antique framed vegetable art: black crow antiques
resin turtle shell: nate burkus for target
coral lamp: homegoods (similar)
glass lamp & black shade: target
linen pillow in rocker: restoration hardware
wicker side table: vintage
ottoman: diy


Arden’s rocker and closet


Arden’s dresser and galvanized monogram

That concludes our home tour for now! Thanks for stopping by!


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