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Fall Home Tour

Welcome to my fall home tour!  I’m so happy that you’re here. – – – – – – Oh happy day, it’s fall in our house!  Every year I embraced this season with open arms because it’s my favourite time of year.  I love the cool temperatures and bright blue skies. I love the changing leaves, crunchy walking paths, the smell of fall in the air, the pumpkin in everything we consume, I love it all.  I especially love to decorate and bring fall into our home.  The colours, textures and scent of fall in my home makes me feel so happy.  I like to fill the couches with cozy blankets and pillows, I burn pumpkin scented candles, and add pretty pops of fall colour everywhere I look.  It just feels nice and makes me happy…I think it makes everyone here happy…my kids and husband always tell me how nice our house feels when they walk in the door.  That my friends, makes my heart swell, and is why I will continue to decorate for all the seasons until I’m 150 years old. So as soon as September 1st arrived, I dragged out all of my fall decor and got started…it […]

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Fall Stovetop Potpourri

With this Fall Stovetop Potpourri you are 5 minutes away from your home smelling like the coziness of fall baking! – – – – – – So what are your thoughts on home smells?  For me, having a home that smells good when you walk in is really important.  That may sound weird, but I wouldn’t be able to stand it if someone came into my home and hated the smell.  I mean, our home is busy…I have 3 busy kids with friends who are here all the time, we have a puppy and a cat, so needless to say I worry that things could get a little stinky. I like to have the windows and doors open (that’s the country girl in me), but there are times when I just want to get the whole house smelling a little fresher.  But I don’t like to use home sprays and things like that because I’m bothered by their intense smell, so I prefer to use more natural ways to add scent.  This is where homemade stovetop potpourris are really nice. Homemade potpourris are SO easy to make, and most of the time the ingredients you need to make them are right there […]

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There’s all kinds of new stuff on Netflix right now!

It’s September and that means loads of great TV to watch!  Catch up on all your favourite shows and movies on Netflix!  Here’s what’s new right now! – – – – – This is still true to this day.  I used to read books by the dozen, but now I have Netflix…I have to find a better balance honestly, but I LOVE my Netflix.  It’s how I wind down at the end of the day, it’s where I watch my favourite movies and find new faves.  It’s how we like to hang out as a family on weekends with movie nights.  Netflix is the best. And with September here, there is SO much to watch.  There are a tonne of shows and movies that have been released…new seasons of your favourite TV, and new movies!  Here is a list of what has been added, so grab a bowl of popcorn and get flixin. New TV on Netflix this September: Amanda Knox Documentary Bones (Season 11) easy, a Netflix Original (with Orlando Bloom!) Family Guy From Dust Till Dawn  (Season 3, episodes added weekly) Gotham (Season 2) Greys Anatomy (Season 12) Heartland (Season 9) How To Get Away With Murder (Season […]

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Fall Grass Place Card Holders

Make pretty fall grass place card holders for your autumn table!  With just a few simple supplies, making a beautiful table setting is easy. – – – – – – With fall entertaining upon us, it’s fun to set a pretty and festive table for family and friends, whether it be a Thanksgiving table, or just a lovely weekend dinner with friends.  More and more I am buying into the notion that if I’m going to take the time to create a delicious dinner, I want to take the time to serve it on an equally lovely table setting.  I think it creates an overall wonderful dining experience…great company, pretty ambiance, and delicious food. Earlier this week I shared my simple fall table setting with you, all in hopes of providing some decoration inspiration for your own table!  And one of my favourite features of the setting are the grass place card holders that I made.  When I was planning and thinking of ideas for the place cards I knew I wanted something homemade, and something really easy to put together.  I also wanted them to match the rest of the table, without being too overpowering.  While I was out looking for various things to use, […]

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A Fall Table Setting

Create a beautiful fall table setting with seasonal touches inspired by nature! – – – – – – – After the weirdo weather of our summer this year, fall has actually been a warm welcome.  I always look forward to fall, but this year especially so because I was hoping it would come with the nice soft weather that is typical of our autumn.  And so far fall hasn’t disappointed, the sun is shining, skies are blue and the air is warm.  Brightly coloured leaves are crunching underfoot, spiced tea is being poured, fall baking is in the oven, soup’s on the stove and homes are being decorated to celebrate the season.  I love fall. Feeling inspired I have turned my attention to my home and I am enjoying decorating it for the season, and I can’t wait to share it with you!  My hope is that by sharing what I’m doing, you will feel inspired to decorate in your own home.  Plus, I’m going to share a tonne of tips to decorate within a small budget!  There’s no need to spend a lot of money to have a beautiful space. A Fall Table Setting Today I’m sharing a fall table setting that would be […]

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Simple Fall Grass Wreath

With just a few supplies and less than 10 minutes, you can put together this Simple Fall Grass Wreath for your home! – – – – – – I’m feeling so inspired this fall.  Maybe it’s the crisp fall air and sunny skies, or the markets full of fall produce, or the fact that the kids are back at school…I’m not really sure what the reason for it is, but I’m just going with it.  I’ve been busy shopping farmers markets, meal prepping, baking and decorating my home and loving every second. One of the things I enjoy the most about fall is being able to decorate my home for this gorgeous season.  I haul out pillows with pops of fall colours for our couch, add fall leaves into existing twig arrangements, place pumpkins on the mantel and front porch.  And this year I’ve really tried to embrace natural elements in my fall home decor by using natural grasses, a lot of wood, earth tone colours and real fruit and pumpkins for display.  Because really, what’s nicer than what Mother Nature offers us?  It feels nice to bring fall elements into my home to make it cozy. But most importantly, I want (and need) to keep […]

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6 Easy and Delicious Recipes with Ground Beef

Cooked Ground Beef is a great staple to have on hand for your meal planning!  Cook it ahead of time for easy meal assembly.  Here are 6 Easy and Delicious Recipes with Ground Beef! – – – – – – Life is busy.  Kids are busy.  Work is busy.  Just trying to stay on top of laundry, schedules, appointments, and school is tough enough, but then we have to deal with meals!  But don’t worry, I want to help you.  By taking the time to do meal prep ahead of time, you can save yourself a lot of stress during hectic weeks. When I can, I like to set aside an afternoon on Sundays and do some meal preparation.  I’ll cook up a batch of ground beef, prepare some cooked shredded chicken, chop vegetables for lunches, make a batch of cookies, all in an attempt to make our week ahead easier on everyone.  It can seem daunting, but the pay off is SO SO worth it.  The kids have ingredients at their fingertips for lunches, and I have meal prep taken care of, so when 4:00PM rolls around, I’m thankful I did most of my meal prep on the weekend…it’s such a […]

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