Thursday, October 1, 2015

FALL Y'ALL!

The official start of fall starts in September, but I usually don't start decorating for fall until October. The main reason being because it stays so stupid hot here in Louisiana well into winter that it is hard for me to get motivated so early on. Something about seeing my mums and pumpkins just melt away in this heat makes it less fun.

I do adore October, however. So once it arrives I usually start getting excited about fall and decorating.  October is one of my favorite months and is always a super busy one for us. Along with celebrating Madden's birthday, and usually our anniversary early, and Halloween fun, we always seem to have a slam packed month. Because I love October so much, I tend to go all out with decorating. This year, however, I am trying to be pretty minimal because of all the chaos we already have going on this month and also because of a really exciting event that will be happening in November that I can't wait to share with you guys!

But anyways.....to start the tour..... I purchased all my live pumpkins from Walmart this year for like $3 a piece. I was super impressed to see that Walmart was even carrying the cute "Cinderella" pumpkins this year. Those pumpkins are my absolute favorite and I usually have to drive about 45 minutes out of town to a farm to find them every year. We will still load up the kids this year and take them to that little farm because they love the hayrides and being able to pick their own pumpkin from the patch, but for today I am super pleased with my Walmart pumpkins. I picked up the corn stalks from Lowes along with all my lovely mums.




I put more emphasis on the decor on our back porch since it is the door that most of our guest enter through. Our home sits so far off the road that nobody driving by can see any decor on our front porch and our back porch is the closest entrance for someone when they pull into our driveway so I treat it as my front entrance.





Our patio furniture is from Walker Edison Furniture. We got this set back during summer and I am still loving it just as much. It sits on our screened in porch and is the perfect place to curl up on a cool fall night and watch some football. 



Like I said the fall touches inside are very minimal. And I actually kind of like it. I added some plaid pillows and a few craft pumpkins from Michaels here and there.



 



So about those plaid pillows........I wanted to make some new pillow covers that would allow me to add a touch of fall without having to buy new throw pillows. After looking at the prices of fabric and determining how many yards I would need to make the pillow covers the price was ridiculous. But when I was in Target this past weekend, I came across this plaid table cloth from Threshold for $18.99 and was smitten. I decided it would make the perfect pillow covers. And guess what! I was able to make 5 pillow covers out of that one tablecloth and had enough scrap pieces to make a dish towel and 8 table napkins. WIN WIN! Now I kind of want to go back and buy another one to actually use as a table cloth, but how cute are my new pillows!

A little masterpiece by my sweet Madden.





Thanks for stopping by! 
XO, Brittany


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    1. Thank you! It is probably my most favorite part about our home.

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  2. Beautiful fall tour! Love the simplicity! Which farm do you usually visit? We go to Blanchard for the corn maze in October...

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    1. Oh, I've never been. I've heard lots about the corn maze, but for some reason I've never gone. We may have to try that this year. We always visit Curry Farms. It's in Start.

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  3. Can you post a photo of the back of the pillow covers and how you sewed them?

    And how big the pillow you used are?:)

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    1. Hi!

      I used this tutorial to make my pillows. It is just a simple envelope style closure.

      http://sewing.about.com/od/freeprojects/ss/envelopepillow.htm

      I made three 18x18 and two 20x20

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  4. I absolutely love your home Britt! It's honestly beautiful, you have amazing taste girl ;)

    XO Kass

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  5. Hi, just discovered you from Hooked on Houses, and so very glad I did!!! I absolutely love your style of decorating and all of the great touches you have added to your charming home. I am slowly changing the look of my home to more of your style, and have already gotten some great ideas - you solved my dilemma of what to put on our bedroom wall - LOVE the window! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.

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  6. Hi,
    My name is Keysha and we share a mutual friend on Facebook. She shared your blog post about your house and as soon as I saw it, I knew that it was the Sugarberry Cottage plan that I had shown my husband a few months earlier. We are from Northeast LA and we are looking to build in Richland Parish. Do you mind me asking what construction company and contractor y'all used to build your house? We are still in the early planning stages and any information you could give would be a huge help! Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

    Keysha

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    1. Hi Keysha!

      Sorry, I am just now seeing your comment. We used Chuck Burkett as our contractor.....though I am not sure he would be my first person to recommend. He's a great man, but he typically builds million dollar homes and because ours was nowhere near that caliber I felt that we weren't a top priority most of the time. We also experienced a few communication errors, which I am sure will happen with most contractors, but I did want to let you know our experience. The team he works with though builds a solid house and I just adored our carpenters. James Masters was our carpenter and I would recommend him and his family to EVERYONE! Let me know if you have any more questions. I would be happy to answer them for you. I remember how stressful that process can be, especially when you don't know where to start. Happy building!

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  7. Great looking home Brittany! Was wondering a few things; is there anything you would change construction wise now that you lived in the home for a while? What are you using for a pantry? Also what brand and model is the fridge? I love this house plan and you have done a great job.

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  8. Brittany, was wondering if you know off hand what your metal roof cost? My wife and I are in the planning stages with this house plan. Thank you! Semper Fi -Will

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  9. Brittany, was wondering if you know off hand what your metal roof cost? My wife and I are in the planning stages with this house plan. Thank you! Semper Fi -Will

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  10. Brittany, was wondering if you know off hand what your metal roof cost? My wife and I are in the planning stages with this house plan. Thank you! Semper Fi -Will

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  11. Your home is adorable. We are planning on building this plan later this year as well. Is there anything you would change about the floor plan? What did ya'll do under the stairs (closet, pantry, etc.)?
    Again, you have great style!
    Thanks!

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