Happy Fall, y’all…Ok, I said it. I just had to, now that I’m a Texan! It’s been a long while since I’ve posted. This is actually my first post since moving to Texas…Let’s just say it’s been a whirlwind of events over the last few months.
When we first found out we were moving to Dallas, I had a ton of ambitions, ideas, goals, visions. But something happened along the way that left me feeling overwhelmed and uninspired. Anyone who’s been through it knows that moving from state to state is NOT easy. But by no means would I ever change a thing about our journey.
I have so much to be thankful for. Despite the personal hurdles that our family has endured in the last few months, I am so grateful for all of my blessings. Starting and ending with my family. Our two healthy and happy little boys, my adoring, hard working husband and of course, our new home which has become my safe haven.
I could not be happier in our new home. From the moment we stepped foot into this house we felt a connection with it. I saw my children running around the kitchen island and riding their cars around the living room. I saw us entertaining friends and family in the living room and outdoor patio. I saw pool parties, birthday parties, Thanksgiving and Christmases…A few weeks later, we got the house and every day since then I’ve treated it like one of my babies. Our vision is now a reality and I’m grateful every second for that.
Now granted, as with everything in life, it’s a give and take. I wish I had our family living 5 miles away but we don’t. I wish we had the beautiful Florida beaches in our backyard but we don’t. However, we’ve gained SO much and have learned so much, not only about ourselves, but about life in general, living away from home.
Now let’s talk about the house. It’s quite bigger than anything we’ve ever had so it’s definitely a work in progress. We have a few rooms that are basically being used as storage and also a few rooms that may have some furniture in it but it might not be the final design of choice…Room by room is what I always say.
Although this year we are going down to see our family for Thanksgiving, that doesn’t stop me from decorating our home for the season! So, here is a mini tour of our home decorated for Fall.
This year, I really didn’t want to spend much on new Fall decor since we weren’t hosting Thanksgiving. So I got creative and just played around with existing pillows, whipped out my 5 year old “thankful” pillow, and went to Trader Joe’s and bought some pretty flowers. Voila!
Here is a closer look at the flower arrangement I made with the flowers I bought at Trader Joe’s. It’s simply two different types of Eucalyptus, mini roses in a blush color and my go-to white Hydrangeas. Sometimes having fresh flowers makes all the difference!
Here is another angel of my coffee table and my pretty horse in the background! (from Homegoods!)
And here is a full view of our living room. This is probably the only room in the house that I feel is complete. Our kitchen is a close second but I do want to do minor changes like swap out the knobs…a small project on our ongoing future projects list!
Speaking of our kitchen, here are a few pics of our kitchen and a few small touches I added for our “fall decor”.
We got really lucky that the kitchen had been recently upgraded. The previous owner installed these gorgeous marble countertops which are definitely beautiful but a pain to keep from staining. If I had my way, I would have chosen quartz. But with the busy family that we have, I’ve learned to appreciate the natural wear of the marble.
The kitchen cabinets are original, but the previous owner painted them this off white color and changed out the knobs. No complaints here!
Here I used the same flowers from Trader Joe’s and made a second arrangement. I added this cute gold pumpkin I bought at Target last year on top of this tray I bought at Homegoods and called it a day!
It seems that this spot above the stove was made for hanging wreaths! I had this one from last year which I bought at Marshall’s and thought it matched perfectly with the rest of the decor. This aqua pot basically sits on top of my stove year round because I just love it so much! It’s a Cuisinart cast iron pot and I bought it on Amazon! 😉
Now, typically, I decorate my dining room for each Holiday. But this year since we are not hosting, I didn’t do much in our dining room. I will definitely have more to share come Christmas!
So that’s it! I hope you enjoyed peeking into our home. I promise to share more photos of our home as our projects continue. I have so many ideas and plans and I can’t wait to share them with you all!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones and always find plenty of reasons to be thankful! See you at Christmas!