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Happy Halloween everyone!

Amy Cartwright

I confess, this was never one of my favorite holidays. I am not really into the “spooky” stuff.

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Truth be told, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth.

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But then………….kids came along. Seeing Halloween thru their eyes changes everything.

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I am still not really into scary movies or anything like that. Having the kids get all dressed up is a lot of fun; They show so much of their personalities in carefully choosing the perfect costume for the year. I even put out some “not too spooky” decorations for them to enjoy.

Happy Halloween Jack O Lanterns

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Some years, I may even get adventurous and throw together some “spooky food”. We made these Cheesy Halloween Breadstick Bones last year and they were yummy!

Cheesy Halloween Breadstick Bones from Just a Taste
Cheesy Halloween Breadstick Bones from Just a Taste

This is a family favorite we have made many times:  Mummy Hot Dogs.

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However you like to celebrate Halloween, I hope this year it is a good one!

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From my heart to yours,

Jen

Classic Neutral Fall Decor with White Pumpkins

Everywhere you look this time of year beautiful fall displays are showcased with rich beautiful colors. I do love the vibrant colors!
I also appreciate the less vibrant but equally gorgeous neutral palates. Gorgeous creams and beige and golds and silvers. They almost always include white pumpkins. There is something about that nod to fall with a more subdued display that blends beautifully into a classic decor. It pairs well with the very popular Farmhouse Style.

Below are a collection of white pumpkin displays. Enjoy!

The Stampin Bug

Sand & Sisal
Funky Junk Interiors

French Country Home
The Hamby Home
AKA Design
Life is a Party

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Yellow Prairie Interiors
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Falling in Love with Farmhouse Style

Farmhouse style decorating is so popular right now and I love it. The simple, rustic, back-to-your roots feel just speaks to my heart. When I see farmhouse style decor it makes me feel like the homeowner is someone who would welcome me in, let me kick my shoes off, and we could laugh and gossip over some homecooked yummys. I picture someone with this style to be down-to-earth and not take themselves too seriously. That is my kind of friend.

Farmhouse Style Inspiration

You just can’t talk about Farmhouse style without paying homage to the king and queen: Chip and Joanna Gaines. I seriously have a mad crush on this adorable couple who star on the show Fixer Upper. The couple combines their talents to fix up homes. Chip is in charge of the construction and he is hilarious. Joanna is the creative genius in charge of design. Her style is very homey and yet impeccable. She is as sweet as can be. I just find her to be completely adorable.

How to Add Farmhouse Style

Porches

The charm of a farmhouse porch is sure to draw you in and make you want to site a spell. Even better, a wrap around porch! The decorating ideas are endless. Fall conjures up images of pumpkin lined steps. Christmas could not be more beautiful than gorgeous pine wreaths hung upon the windows and door with a plush red velvet bow. In the summer, I would picture myself sitting on the steps watching the kids chase fireflies. Oh! I adore a big old porch.

Check out this positively devine porch. (Actually, you will want to hang around a while because her blog is gorgeous!)

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While on vacation recently in New Orleans we spent some time in the beautiful Garden District. So many gorgeous old homes! This was one of my favorite.

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Beautiful home in the Garden District of New Orleans

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Rainy Day – It is a great day for pluviophiles.

rainy-streetI love a rainy day.  The sound, the smell, the easy excuse to wear a messy bun and more casual clothes. My commute this morning was complicated by the rain, but nonetheless….I smile. singing-in-the-rainrainy day

I wish I was home with a cup of tea. rainy day

Oh! How about we add a good book to the mix?

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How do you like to spend a rainy day?

From my heart to yours,

Jen