Saturday, October 23, 2021

{ Jack-o-lantern Fall Porch }

 Blogging on a Saturday? That's where we're at & I love it! I'm so excited to share this fall front porch with you all!! Sorry I've been sharing so much exterior decor & design lately, but I can't help it...It's gorgeous weather & who doesn't want to be outside with the leaves & wind rustlingabout?! I've been keeping the inside pretty neutral, because we had some special guest touring it last week! Anyways come gather some inspiration & see some of our gathered goods we dried below.


 

We went all out with the fall decor this year!! 12 stalks of corn, lanterns, pumpkins, vintage tools, harvest & foliage galore! 

 

I had a vision to get this cute garden bed by our chimney extra cute this year! Mulch, rocks, mums, & vintage garden pots & tools!


 

Did I ever tell you about the time we never planted a garden & got tomatoes & gourds haha true story!! These are some of the gourds we picked! The rest are from up in northern Michigan at our cottage!


 

Simple & fresh! The little jack-o-lanterns were the perfect touch from my gram!! 

 

Paint splattered moccasins are what you can find me in 24/7 around our little suburban cottage !! Did you decorate your front porch for fall or autumn this year? 

HAPPY Sunday!
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Sunday, October 17, 2021

{ Halloween Flower Box Decor }

 When this goes out it will be close to Monday, but wow what an awesome last week & cozy weekend it's been!! I've been super busy prepping for something going on with the blog this week & my whole amazing team has really jumped into gear with me to pull everything together! I couldn't be more appreciative & overwhelmed all in one.. Today I've enjoyed a cozy Sunday with the windows open, fresh potato cabbage soup simmering & lots of blogging / mom + gram time!! Although, physically I'm a bit down from stress &  relentless  vertigo I'm super excited for Wednesday { I'll reveal whose coming for the blog  later }. Today I wanted to share our lovely foliage filled folder boxes my mom did!! Come see more below...


 

I had a vision with these & it was everything fall entails!! Mostly lots of New England charm, warmth & a bit of spooky mixed in. 



For these boxes we went very simple! Real & faux pumpkins mixed in, vintage mini inspired brooms, sign & lots of warm fall foliage....Oh & Howard the owl 🦉  haha!




October...you're magnificent!


 

The perfect mix of mums, fall & Halloween! The chippy bench & vintage cans add that charm & mystery!!

 

I just so happened to have this owl & he matched perfect with the sign, vision & coloring! 

I hope you loved this fall+ Halloween post!! Do you have flower boxes or decorate them for the season?

HAPPY Monday!
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Monday, October 11, 2021

{ Traditional Fall Exterior Design }

 Hello, pals! Thanks for dropping back in on my little blog. Whoa things have been super busy & I feel like I'm in the race against time these days...For the past few weeks my best friend & my mom have helped me get my home in order for something super special coming up. Today while we were adding some finishing touches, I decided not wait until it's perfect, but just blog & get creative  while in the moment /process! Come see some New England style fall exterior design below.....



 

The sign was a vintage find..It's so classic & traditional + added to the fencing look.


 

If you've been a long time blog reader you'd know that I love everything New England entails. That most definitely includes its vibrant bold traditional fall days. 

 

The sign, simple white picket fence lined with pumpkins, red barn garage & fall foliage made this space come to life in the most simple way.


 

I hope you liked this sneak peek & exterior fall post! I'll be back hopefully soon to share more about this DIY  vintage fence & what we've been up to & why...


HAPPY Monday!
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Sunday, October 3, 2021

{ Autumn Home Tour }

 It's Fall officially !! I'm so excited for the cooler cozier weather even though I'm missing summer since I wasn't able to enjoy it much...more on that later! Today is all about our mini autumn or fall { which do you say? } home tour!! I kept things simple, ultra neutral, but so warm & comfy!! Come see the full tour below...

 

One thing I've always dreamt about doing to this kitchen was making it super neutral but also very cozy & warm! Fall always gives me that chance...The brass, dried foliage & touch of Halloween make this space!


 

Mixing real & faux stems here! The dried look & puffy cotton blooms bring in whimsical coziness. I stuck to an ultra neutral pallet & added touches of black + primitive for Halloween too!!!


Lot's of white, chippy pieces & apothecary style items. Imagine hot chocolate in that cup there because you all know I don't drink coffee haha!



 

The broom wall was an absolute last minute thing...I literally had my camera going laying down on the counter while I was "diy'ing" it after I started shooting....Talk about spur of the moment! Two frames, two mini brooms & voila!!

 

I had to pop in at my grams' to check on her { recovering from leg bypass}. I knew I was shooting this space, but also knew I needed something....I went to her under stairs storage room & found the cat + witch sign! I come from a long line of thrifters, decorators & diy'ers! 



 

This space couldn't be any more warm & cozy! Now all I need to do is make carmel apple crisp with vanilla ice cream & we're set 😋!


I hope you all loved this kitchen tour!! I have done one in years & it felt good to get back to the of days of blogging!



HAPPY Monday!
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Sunday, September 26, 2021

{ Fall Flower Porch }

 I honestly don't even know where to start this post! Today was h a r d! It would have been our 12th anniversary. I can't explain what happened in detail right now, but it's broken my heart into a million pieces. Lots of cleaning, organizing, removing & of course blogging! Although it was one of the most exhausting days both mentally & physically  I did get the yard & porch refreshed for fall here in the north! I went a little different in terms of colors, but also used the same sign in the post before! Keep reading below for the full look & deets...


 

My best friend & I re-layed the wood porch with fresh planks first! Second we added fresh dying stems from the garden! I can't name the plant because well I'm a ' green thumb' , but I love the vintage blush pink when they're dying off for fall. 


 

The black sign, vintage blush pink stems, owl & black lanterns add that cool fall feel but also that touch of spooky from the owl & vintage inspired witch sign!


 

The brooms , black & hint of Halloween + fall work perfectly for this refreshed space!! The pumpkins will come off the chairs soon, because it's so relaxing to sit here on your cool Midwest autumn mornings..


I hope you loved this post. I enjoy sharing ideas that can be executed easily! This post cost nothing & I was able to use bits of nature..I'd say that's a win!! 

HAPPY Monday!
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Sunday, September 19, 2021

{ A Neutral Fall Halloween Porch }

 Hey my pals!! Welcome back to TQS!! I can't believe I'm writing this, but it's Fall time again!!! I haven't been on in a few days because of personal matters going on, but you better believe I've been working super hard behind the scenes! I'll be doing a whole life update as soon as I gather all the words I'm ready to use & release the updates taking place! Today to get my mind off of health & life I decided to get back to business- my business & blog our neutral fall Halloween porch! Come see more below...


 

I wanted something neutral, but with a hint of vintage New England witch trial look! This vintage inspired sign was perfect paired with the rustic mini brooms & faux pumpkins!



 

The spooky appeal comes from the sign & brooms, yet instead of  kiddie looking it looks neutral & vintage with a hint of whimsical cohesiveness!

 

The lanterns & faux orange flame candles add to the ambiance...I may have been watching too much Hocus Pocus with the " black flame" candle at this point haha. 


 

It looks so cute & still neutral enough to keep out front! A few items with the same color scheme & voila!! I just love this little cabinet at our front door for winter salting, packages & wet boots! 


I hope you loved this neutral fall + Halloween look!! Do you decorate for both or just one? 


HAPPY Thursday!
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