Pumpkin Plate

Fall is here, which means pumpkins, apples, and Halloween is our main focus for home-schoolers, parents, and teachers alike! Fall is such an enjoyable season for festive crafts, and also tuning into our creative side for DIY costumes, and home decor! One of my favorite mediums to use for crafts is construction paper. The colored sheets of paper, gives great opportunity to create in so many ways!

Using construction paper, children will practice their tearing skills to create a few fall favorites. From an apple core, pumpkin, candy corn, to an owl. Tearing is a great small motor practice and enjoyable even for students who can cut!! I did this craft with both my boys ages 5 and 9. I gave my 5 year old the easier one, and my 9 year old a more difficult one. Check them out below!

Supplies Needed:

-Colored Construction Paper

(Colors: Red, Black, White, Orange, Yellow, Green)

-Paper Plates

-Glue

On A Budget?

These supplies are fairly inexpensive. Check out your local Dollar Tree or WalMart for supplies! I’ve seen glue, paper plates, and colored construction at both locations under $3!

Tear Art | Pumpkin/ Jack-O-Lantern

Great for ages pre-schooler to 1st grade (4-6)

Directions:

  1. Take a paper plate, flip it over to the back/flat surface so it facing up.
  2. Using Brown construction paper, tear out a large “finger” sized piece for the stem of the pumpkin.
  3. Glue the stem on the top middle part of the plate.
  4. Tear out 2 inch piece of the Orange construction paper, and glue all over paper plate, leaving no white exposed.
  5. (OPTIONAL step) Take green construction paper, tear out a few pieces for the vines of the pumpkin.
  6. Using the Black construction paper, tear out your jack-o-lantern’s eyes, nose, and pieces for mouth.
  7. Tear, glue, set to dry.And voila! A pumpkin/jack-o-lantern made out of teared art!! As mentioned, this is a great, fun and easy exercise for fine motor skills.

Try this craft this month of October, as we prepare ourselves for Halloween! Jazz up your home or classrooms with different pumpkins, made by out littles –that’s one great festive way (and cheap way too!) to decorate! Nothing like DIY/Craft to help add charm to a space!

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Be sure to check my blog out daily, as this month on I’ll be continuously posting fun cool crafts, decorating tips, and other creative content to share!

Happy October!!!

 

Halloween Collective

Halloween is officially here!!! I’ve wrapped up all of my summer decor, pushed out the foundation for my fall harvest decor, and now formally adding in my spooky Halloween decor. Over the years, I’ve been able to do a stock of Halloween crafts, decoration ideas, and fun festive snacks. Before I share with you more crafts, check out my collection of Halloween themed posts from previous years!

You can also find them linked below, or in my blog categorized by themed pages!

 

Check them out HERE:
Festive Fun
Seasonal Style

Check out my Halloween Collection on the blog for Festive Fun & Seasonal Style ideas!!

For Fun Kids Festive Crafts:

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Vampire Handprint

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Craving Snacks? Check Out My Pumpkin Poop!!

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Pumpkin Poop

Swooning For Succulents? Check out my Pumpkin DIYs:

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Succulent Skulls

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Pumpkin Succulents

For Affordable Budget Friendly Halloween Decorating Ideas:

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Low Budget Spooky Style

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Front Porch Chalk Art

Hope you will find this post helpful, as I know I have covered quite a few Halloween crafts!!! Be sure to leave some love, and comment on the posts!! I’d love to see your Halloween crafts, inspired by my blog!!

Happy October!!

Warm & Cozy Decor

Let’s face it friends. Fall is so much better than summer. You can pile on the plaid, go all out on the throw pillows — and don’t forget the mugs! Mugs, on mugs, on mugs!!!! The years comfiest decor season is here, and I want to share with you the best ways to do it up. BIG and on a budget.

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I’ve noticed I don’t provide enough style ideas on my blog, so I want to start now! Here are a few Fall Decorating Ideas (Collected from Pinterest/HGTV/HouseBeautiful/ and some of my favorite YouTube Budget Stylists) The list below is my spin-off of interior styling to make it work on a budget, and not to break your wallet before the Holidays! Let’s get started:

  1. Swap In Seasonal Greenery
    The branches pick up warm colors of the space. Go outside, and collect leaves with your kids, create a fun and cool fall leaf garland!
  2. Build Up The Fire
    A fireplace, is def a focal point to any room. Warm it up at night, with throw blankets & lots and lots of piled on pillows
  3. Add A Cozy Throw
    Throw blankets are a massive MUST HAVE during the fall season. Check out your local Ross/Marshall’s/TJMaxx for discounted and awesome cozy throws!
  4. Hang A Wreath
    HomeGoods or DIY!!!!!! That wreath already starts at the door, letting anyone know walking by, you’re ready for fall!!
  5. Style Your Porch
    Restyle your outdoor space. Out with the summer patio look, and in with the “mountain range/Tahoe retreat.” Check out Craigslist for patio furniture local neighbors are getting rig of. Or KMart/WalMart to Target — Check out their summer clearance, and restyle main pieces of patio furniture adding in warm weathered textures, and prints!
  6. Tablescape
    Your dinning room should have that statement piece. My current dinning table has wooden candlestick holders (Threshold Target Brand) purchased from Goodwill! Style them with a long table runner, warm candles, and some pumpkins!
  7. Attention Nook
    Aside from your dinning area, don’t forget to add the cozy love to your breakfast nook. Fall is about gathering together. Be sure to give additional table scape details to that breakfast nook. From Placemats, to autumn neutral florals (From Trader Joes) in a thrifted vase!
  8. Bath Mat
    Most people wouldn’t think about redecorating the bathrooms. But I do!! From the bath mat, towels, to the decorative pieces to use in the powder room. Continue on the look of fall ALL throughout the your home!
  9. Layer LOTS of Rugs
    Too many carpets? There’s no such thing. It’s an open invitation to put your feet up.
  10. Reading Corner
    Fall is the time I read the most books! Designate an area for quite reading. Curl up with a glass of wine and you won’t miss the warm weather quite so much.
  11. Let There Be Light
    Plug in some extra lamps!! This is something new I’ve been learning. With the shorter days, you’ll want to add brighter lighting to your favorite spaces. Nothing better than that soft glow sprinkled around your living space.
  12. Rethink The Dining Room
    For a more relaxed feel, add pillows to stiff-backed chairs. I’ve purchased 2 chairs from the Goodwill Outlet for ($12 for the pair!) After repainting them,my DIY mind, wants to repaint them just for the cold season! (Possibly a splash of plum or a dark peacock green jade.)

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Check out more of my interior styling ideas for the season!

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Have you been transforming your home for the wall winter season? Comment below or tag my on IG for your fall decorating trends!

 

Cherrio Corn On The Cob

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a casual craft. I’ve been focusing on my new lifestyle here in Sacramento, that it’s been difficult to slow down, and enjoy a simple craft with my kids. With fall inches near us, I thought it was appropriate to share a harvest craft! In celebration of fall/autumn, and settled down in one of the top cities in California that harvests majority of the states agriculture, this would be a perfect craft to share!

I live fairly close to a few farms. One exit away, I’m already downtown. The other, I hit farms, and just a few yards away, is the Sacramento River. I actually drive by two farms every day, on my way to work. At first it was something to get used to, as in the Bay Area, there was only 1 or 2 farms I’d actually see. But these farms are gorgeous!!!!!! Acres and acres of amazing fruit and veggies. Early Spring, when I first moved to Sacramento, there were miles out to the sunset sunflowers. Beautifully, amazing tall sunflowers. A photographers dream. Living here in Sacramento has also inspired me to grow some fruits and vegetables. I’ll have to share with you how my garden boxes are doing. (So stay tuned for that!)

Like every craft I do, this was so affordable, quick and easy. It fits any age child, and if you have an older child (3rd/4th grade) I’d highly suggest talking about agriculture, and food.

 

Here are few examples to talk about with your kids:

  • Ask your child about almonds?
  • Where are they grown?
  • Where did almond trees come from?
  • When did almond trees arrive in the US?
  • What kind of weather do almond trees like?
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Have fun talking with your child during the craft…Here are some more questions you can ask your child over crafting!!! This encourages talking, learning, aside from doing the craft in front of you. Depending on the craft, keep topics concentrated of the same craft at hand! Since this craft if about corn, and fall harvesting, topics about farmers and agriculture should be covered!
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So as you enjoy this craft, be sure to talk to your kids. This is something that I’ll be incorporating into my craft tutorials. As my kids grow, and get older, so will my tutorial craft posts. I’ve come to terms with my children growing, and it’ll hit a point of no more kids craft posts (BUT that won’t hit for a couple more years, since I still have a kindergartener. ) Sniff. Sniff….. Imagining them getting older, not doing these crafts with me does sadden me, but I do look forward to whats to come!
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In the mean time, I introduce to you my version of the Pinterest Inspired: Cherrio Corn On The Cob!!!

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What You’ll Need:

  • Green & Yellow Construction PaperDon’t have construction paper handy?
    No worries!!! This craft can be done using crayons/markers/colored pencils/ or paint!!!! Read scroll down below for separate instructions!
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Cherrio Cereal
  • Hole Puncher
  • Fall Colored Yarn/Twine

Directions:

  1.  First, take your yellow construction paper and cut into quarters.
  2. Stack them together, then with a pencil freehand a corn ear shape. It kind’ve looks like a giant’s thumbprint.
    (Don’t worry about the bottom of the corn ear cut out, since it’ll be covered.)
  3. Cut and set aside.
  4. Taking the green construction paper, cut into 6 equal pieces.
  5. Stack the green squares together.
  6. Draw out two leaves, the shape of a “v.”
  7. Cut and set aside.
  8. Take green “husks,” and glue on top of the yellow corn.
    If you have young ones, this is where they can join. Older children, and definietly do the above steps.
  9. Take your Cherrios, and have your child glue Cherrio’s to the corn.
  10. Apply the Cherrios, set to glue, and wait to dry.From here they Corn on the Cob is complete.

    No Construction Paper?????????
    Sometimes we don’t always have the art supplies needed to create with out children. But, using white paperworks just fine, after applying paint/crayon or markers! All you need to white paper, and the colors yellow and green!
    To  transform it into a harvest garland, continue on to steps 11-13.
  11. Take your hold puncher, and punch a hole on the top of your ear of corn.
  12. String through your yarn/twine, through each corn.
  13. Cut, snip, and adjust to your desired length.Your corn on the cob craft is complete! Display your garland around your home, as it adds it that fun harvest DIY feel!

Once you have completed the garland, hang them around your classroom, or around the house. I usually place my decorative garlands on my china hutch. I also had a few extra corn on cobs, which I plan to tape around my kitchen!

If you’re interested in my Autumn decor, you can read more about HERE.

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And voila! A corn on a cob craft!!! This is a perfect craft the kids can enjoy after school, or in the classroom!! Enjoy this fall autumn craft, munching on Cherrios, and discussing farmlands, and your favorite vegetables!! Teachers, this is also a great introduction to fall harvesting topics, and Thanksgiving.

Stay tuned for more fall crafts!! I have tons to share, but so little time. So I’ll try my best to share as much can before October!! Once October hits, get ready for some Halloween crafts!!!

You can check some of my previous Halloween Craft HERE!

90’s Popsicle “Stick-Stickly” Turkey

If you were between the ages of 9-11 during 1995-1998, watching Nickelodeon after school, I’m sure you’ll know exactly who Stick Stickly is. Here’s a craft that made me drop to to my knees in awe when it brought me to my childhood. PINspired by Formula Mom’s: Craft Stick Turkey Craft. Combining  a festive craft I can enjoy with my kids, and while bringing up old childhood memories of my favorite TV shows is one of the many best parts of parenting.

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Enjoy this stick-stickly craft with your children and create more pals, as well as creating a popsicle stick turkey “muppet show.” This is 90’s Nickelodeon reference. Stick Stickly is from Nickelodeon’s Nick In The Afternoon. This cool little popsicle stick figure was the TV host to my childhood afternoons after school!

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Supplies Needed:

  • Craft Colored Popsicle Sticks (Colors: Yellow, Orange, Red)
  • Goggly Eyes
  • Glue
  • Construction Paper (Colors: Orange & Red)
  • Scissors
  • Feathers

Supplies

Directions:

  1. Glue the goggly eyes towards the tip of the popsicle stick (colored craft stick)

  2. Parent: Cut out a tiny triangle for the turkey’s nose & wattle (skin flap of turkey)

  3. Glue nose & wattle flap cut outs.

  4. Glue feathers behind the popsicle stick.

 

Adore these fun popsicle influenced puppets! Create a puppet show, have the kids play with these simple turkey’s at the table, in the car, and place in your busy bags! What’s great about these popsicle puppets, is its so easy to create different characters every season!

Happy crafting!

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Frugal In Fall

It doesn’t make much to style a home for fall. Honestly, decorating for fall is easier than decorating for Christmas, in my opinion. Here’s a quick example of a style coffee table that isn’t so Pinterest Perfect, but fabulously frugal. Everything currently on my coffee table was all less than $10 each. All you need is time, and willingness to check out for local thrift stores, weekend flea markets, Dollar Trees, and clearance sale days at your favorite retailers (My Fav Spots: Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, and also Bath And Body Works!)

Here I’ll list a few items I purchased at my local favorite shops, that didn’t cost me an arm and a leg. These items can be styled so easily with any style you have that suites the personality of any home, willing to add in the touch of fall!!!

(Above photo, leaf candy dish, Thrifted @Savers)

 

What’s on my coffee table:

(My current living room coffee table)

  • -Pumpkin Candle Holder
  • -Leaf Candy Dish
  • -Faux Pumpkin
  • -One Wick Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Candle
  • -Decorative Skeleton

 

Pumpkin Candle Holder

Purchased a thrift store last year for $4. Every fall I go on a seasonal decorative hunt strictly for pumpkins. Last year, I collected quite a few, but a great beginning to a tradition I plan to continue every year for fall decorating. The metal bronze like pumpkin candle holder had enough space to fit in a decorate pumpkin which I added.

Leaf Candy Dish

Also thrifted, purchased at a Savers for $2. A Better Homes and Gardens brand (Originally sold at WalMart) this candy dish sit’s perfectly next to my pumpkin display. It usually contains bobby pins I take off at the end of the night, car keys, sunglasses, or misc. tiny toys I find on the carpet through the day. OCD Me usually clears out the leaf dish, and placing the random items back to it’s proper place.

Faux Pumpkin

I purchased a bunch of these faux pumpkin’s during a visit to a flea market last year. Faux pumpkin’s are usually scattered in different corners of my home. Bookshelves, night stands, coffee end tables, they add that simple decorative harvest touch to the home. Easy to style. Easy to decorate.

One Wick Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Candle

A one wick candle purchased at Bath And Body Works. Stay alert with those coupons, and special clearance days. These babies usually cost $12! So expensive, but when you can buy these candles on those special days when its a buy 2 get one free, or 50% off days, it’s nice to capitalize on those sale dates! Candle buyers know. Sale dates are IMPORTANT!

Decorative Skeleton

(A simple Halloween touch!)

This is one of the easiest ways to decorate for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Pumpkins throughout October and November are a no brainer. Adding a simple Halloween spooky skeleton takes literally no effort. I purchased a garland of skeletons from the DollarTree, and took them apart. Easily adding them wherever it seemed right. The skeleton man, sits aside from the faux pumpkin. Easy styling made simple, and simply remove it the day after Halloween, and there your styled pumpkin arrangement is still presentable for Thanksgiving!

I hope these simple festive fall decor tips helped!! Thrift stores, flea markets, and DollarTree spots are my home. My holy grail spots to shop before settling with Target! If you are frugal budget friendly stylist like me, comment below, and let me know how you style for the fall harvest season on a dime!

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Spooktacular Reads

October birthday’s are so fun to shop for! Especially when it’s for little young monsters! Check out the books I purchased recommended by Amazon’s Best Sellers! They’re perfect for little ones to early readers! As a parent of two, when it comes to my boys receiving gifts, books from friends and family are the best gifts to receive. Anything educational focused, and activity based! And they don’t take up so much room in the house! Books are one of the best things I believe a child can receive as a gift!

Buying a few books can range from $15-$25, a perfect target price for a decent gift for a little one! Beat the toys, the large gizmo play sets with a million pieces for parents to assemble, and go towards the wonderful route of picture books, early readers, or children’s novels! Trust me, the parents will be happy, as well as the child!

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Halloween Children Books Recommended:

Curious George Haunted Halloween By: H.A. Rey

Hang on to your hats! George gets spooked when he spends his first Halloween in the country and hears the legend of No Noggin—a headless scarecrow that kicks people’s hats off on Halloween! The man with the yellow hat tells George it’s just a legend, but with the help of his friends Allie and Bill, George is determined to get to the bottom of this mystery and find out once and for all if No Noggin really exists. This early reader features a festive bonus activity for even more Halloween fun with George!

I Love You Little Pumpkin By: Sandra Magsamen

Whose smiling face is this, so sweet and true?
It’s my little pumpkin and I love YOU!

This bestselling interactive novelty format features sturdy lift-the-flaps on each spread and blends Sandra Magsamen’s signature soft illustrations and heartfelt messages with a touch of Halloween. Babies will giggle at all of the adorably costumed little ones and squeal with delight when a surprise mirror reveals who is loved most of all!

Spooky Pookie By: Sandra Boynton

It’s Halloween! What will little Pookie decide to be this year? Pookie tries on costumes one by one, but somehow can’t find just the right thing. The resolution to Pookie’s dilemma will delight toddlers and their caregivers alike. Told and illustrated with Sandra Boynton’s celebrated charm and pizzazz, Spooky Pookie has all the makings of a beloved Halloween classic. Boo!

One, Two…Boo! By: Kristen L. Depken

The littlest trick-or-treaters can lift the flaps to count their way through a spooky old house . . . but they had better be prepared for a few surprises! With a die-cut cover, adorable illustrations, and a flap on every page, this sturdy little board book is the perfect Halloween gift for trick-or-treaters everywhere.

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Festive Fall Gift Wrap

To keep the gift still low-budget, and to avoid buying birthday gift wrap, try using items you can find around the house! I used brown paper lunch baggies! Yes! Something I have all the time, along with chalk pens, chalk tags, and twine! These are staples I love to keep in  my personal craft supply kit. To add that fall festive look, I purchase black and orange burlap rolls  and ribbon for a dollar at Target (Found at the Dollar Spot!) These little convenient rolls of burlap can be used now from October and November! If you love gifting fun holiday gifts to friends and family, or even to co-workers, and your child’s teacher, these decorative gift wrapping essentials are a hit, that are budget friendly!

What are you up too this Halloween? Any fun parties to attend to? Work pot-lucks? Or just staying in passing out candy?

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Pumpculet! (Pumpkin + Succulent!)

Last year, I hosted a harvest craft party. It all started when one of my old co-workers from highschool commented on a crafty post I published on Facebook. All she said was she wanted to craft with me, which then attracted our other old co-workers. Within a few days we scheduled our first craft party. We had a potluck dinner, and crafted some distressed mason jars filled with farmhouse florals.

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The craft party was such a hit amongst the ladies, they requested for more. I am shocked by my craftiness when people want more, I’ve continued to plan for craft parties every couple of months, with different groups of friends, also as social play groups with our children. I love hosting small intimate dinners, afternoon craft picnics, or coffee craft dates! It’s so fun to mingle with one another, enjoy group discussions, and on top of that crafting! My guests are so happy to leave out the door with something they made themselves, that they would have never thought about doing!

I had chosen to craft pumpkin succulents for one harvest party I had hosted. I thought it complimented the theme of the season of fall, and was a delicate and fun autumn accessory for them to display wherever they would like!

Here’s what you’ll need..

Supplies:

– Mini Pumpkins ($0.50-$1each at your local grocery store, hardware gardening store, or pumpkin patch.)

– Moss (Dollar Tree)

– Soil

– Knife

– Spoon

– Succulents

– Plant Cups (Dollar Tree)

The succulents were from my own personally grown succulent garden.

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TIP:  If you’re looking for large amounts of succulents that’s not so costly, try searching on Craigslist or ask around on Facebook Buy/Sell/Trade groups, with people are willing to sell some succulent clippings!

Directions:

  1. With your knife, carefully puncture the top of the pumpkin and start cutting a hole at the top to create the insert for the plant cup.
  2. Scoop out the flesh of the pumpkin.
  3. Taking your planting cup, add in enough soil for your plant, and top it off with some moss.
  4. Place your succulent clippings and insert on top of the moss. Be sure to plant the succulent into the soil, and secure it, by patting it in.
  5. Add some fall harvest charm! We added tiny pine-cones which my youngest son collected at the park! If you can’t locate some tiny pinecones, you can add some cinnamon sticks for the sweet scent of fall!Pumpculet

Viola! A adorably cute mini pumpkin succulent to display on any shelf, desk, coffee table, or night stand! Add that touch of fall in your home, or work space!

Host a nice craft party with your friends this fall! It’s as easy as creating an event on Facebook, or just send out a group text! I like using Red Stamp, and creating a fun festive invite, and attaching it in a group text! Go the extra mile! Have a pot-luck, and pick-a craft your think is suitable during the current season!

Happy crafting!

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Must Have Autumn Accessories

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As if my house isn’t warm enough under this intense California September heat, my inner Martha Stewart I will still add in some hot home decorating pieces for this upcoming fall! Here is where I’ll share with you both big and small ways to incorporate the looks into your home, without spending an arm and a leg – because that is not an option here on my blog!! Here is where I will share my go-to places to shop for seasonal home decor for fall!!
When the weather turns cool, it’s time to get cozy inside! Get home ready for fall with some of my top autumn accessory picks!

Pumpkins:

What doesn’t scream out fall without these cool orange squash-like vegetable? Start the season off right with natural vine pumpkins, real pumpkins (awaiting to be carved in October), or some artificial Ashland pumpkins you can spruce up with gold glitter, or black paint! Display them on your front porch, or create a cool and simple vignette within your home.

Pumpkin Shopping: Michael’s Craft Store, Big Lots, Ross, DD’s Discounts, Marshall’s TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, Target, WalMart

Paisley:

Pretty up in paisley!! Paisley Design (Pattern): Is a droplet shaped vegetable motif of Persian and Indian orgin. Add paisley patterns to your dinnerware napkins, placemats, or bathroom towels!
Paisley Patterns: JoAnn Fabrics, JCPenny, Sears, Kohls

Fiery Floral & Fruit Pieces:

Hone in towards the most common foot traffic areas of your home. For me that would be the kitchen and dinning area. Adding flares of fiery and fruit pieces to dinnerware, brings that comforting and home-like feeling. Seasonal decor isn’t just throw pillows and blankets! Change up your plates and bowls! #StorageBins
Fiery Floral & Fruit Pieces: Thrift Stores, Flea Markets, Antique & Consignment Shops

Fall Flooring:

Warm colors: Burgundy, golden yellow, pumpkin, orange, and chocolate browns.  Isn’t that a great color palette? Now, just imagine those colors on your home floor! Natural and warm color hues give that cozy, pleasant feeling which is something every person wants in their home!

Fall Flooring: WalMart, Target, Overstock.com

Chic Baskets:

 Natural handcrafted baskets, open weave, deep java brown, and round handles! Perfect for nesting and grouping!

Chic Baskets: Michael’s Craft Store, Big Lots, Ross, DD’s Discounts, Marshall’s TJ Maxx, HomeGoods,
Target, WalMart, Thriftstores, Flea Market

Autumn Art:

 Feel for fall! You can always buy a piece of art work, but where’s the fun in that?! Create your own masterpiece! Or incorporate your children’s art from school!

Autumn Art: Etsy would have some cool create pieces, or search something on Pinterest and get PINspired!

Create your own piece of autumn art!

Trays:

Trays are not just decorative but functional to! I capitalize on trays (and baskets) in my home. There is always a place for something. Placing each item in their designated spot, whether its on a bowl, plate, you get the picture! Perfect for your keys, sunglasses, coins, phone, bluetooth earpiece! There is always something to put down!

Trays: Michael’s Craft Store, Big Lots, Ross, DD’s Discounts, Marshall’s TJ Maxx, HomeGoods,
Target, WalMart, Thriftstores, Flea Market
Try also crafting your own tray! Stay tuned for an upcoming tutorial!

Memoboards:

Autumn is usually the busiest time of the year for families! Back to school, fall sports and activities, volunteering, local festivals and fairs. There is always something going on within the entire week (not just weekends!) Memoboards help the busiest of all families get organized and set everyones schedule on one command board!

Trays: Michael’s Craft Store, Big Lots, Ross, DD’s Discounts, Marshall’s TJ Maxx, HomeGoods,
Target, WalMart
There you have it! Autumn accessories! Easily bring warm colors of fall into your home with these beautiful and simple decorating elements!
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Marimekko Autumn Nails

The first day of fall is right around the corner (Sept 23rd!) Try adding in a touch of autumn to your nails too! Usually it’s common for me to get a design on all or at least on each of the ring fingers. This fall I got my nails done with a deep burgundy red, and a autumn inspired floral print on each ring finger. As usual I get inspired through Pinterest, after searching up ‘Fall Nails.’

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Here’s the PIN that I found, and requested for…

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The original post was from a Japanese blogger named Rei Handa. You can check out her New Nail blog post HERE.

Her inspired nails were initially inspired by the iconic Marimekko pattern.

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Marimekko is a Finnish company, and is a play on words, on ‘Mari’ an anagram of the first name of the company’s founder, Armi Ratia, while ‘mekko’ means ‘dress’ in Finnish. Particularly noted for brightly colored printed fabrics and simple styles, used both in women’s garments and in home furnishings. The two designers in particular, Vuokko Nurmesniemi with bold stripes, and Maija Isola with large simple flowered prints, created hundreds of distinctive patterns and helped to make Marimekko a household name across the world. (Read more)

Overlooking the designs online, it looks like a very high-end IKEA. WHICH is why it looked oh so familiar!! Marimekko provides covers from Bemz, the lovely Swedish folks who produce stylish slipcovers for IKEA‘s sofas and armchairs!!

Here’s my complete nail interoperation that my nail technician was able to do. I requested forest green to replace the black, and stuck with the original concept of flowers and color pallet from Rei Handa’s nail photo.

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Above: My nails for autumn.

Very kawaii I might say!!!

Kawaii (かわいい?, [kaw͍aiꜜi], “lovable”, “cute”, or “adorable”) is the quality of cuteness in the context of Japanese culture.

For more fall nail art ideas:

Check out BeautyTipsNTricks, they have a wide variety of fall nail art inspiration!

If you’ve fallen in love  the Marimekko, and live in the Bay Area, check out their stores! There’s one the San Francisco, Emeryville, and Palo Alto!! I’ll be taking a visit quite soon!! I’ll be sure to share my haul!! Until then, share with me your autumn nail art inspiration!

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