living seasonally: fall

Friday, September 11, 2015

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I'm really big into living seasonally.  I love choosing my produce, decorating my home, and making my environment smell beautifully based on seasons.  Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year.  I love the weather, the smells, the food, the clothing... Give me a pumpkin spice coffee and a hoodie and I'm in heaven!  I seriously blossom in the fall.  I'm more productive and in an overall better mood.  Fall makes me so incredibly happy.

I can be a little bit of a couch potato.  If I'm not slaving away at the computer, I'm usually on the couch watching Netflix [#notashamed].  Because of this, I need my living room to be incredibly relaxing and enjoyable to be in.  I cannot relax unless everything is clean, organized, and inviting.  I spend a lot of time adding little touches to my home each holiday & season, decorating accordingly.

This is my basic "rule of thumb" with coffee table decor.  I follow this schematic nearly every time I change out my decor.  It flows well, and creates a coffee table that is pleasing on the eye.


Oddball Object: An antique lighter
Yummy Fragrance: American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand in Moonlit Night
Functional: Coasters
Something Tall: Ceramic elephant [I love this guy]
Earthy: Fall flowers

Magazines and books are also a great functional touch to coffee table decor.  I classify this as functional because I only have magazines or books that I'm currently reading on the table.  I'm super clumsy, so you won't find any expensive coffee table books on my table.  I just know if I put one there, I'd spill coffee all over it!

Candles are a staple in my home.  If I'm home, there's a candle burning.  Always.  I choose my fragrances based on the season.  No surprise, but fall candles tend to have my favorite notes.


Woody scents
Spiced Berries

I never have leftover candles from season to season.  So each season I set out on a candle shopping binge!  Wal-Mart had a large selection of  American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand fall fragrances!  You can find them in the home & candle section of Wal-Mart.  There were so many awesome fragrances to choose from!  Plus it'll be so convenient for me to re-stock when needed since they're right in Wal-Mart.  


♥19oz Large 2-Wick Tumbler Candles: $14.93ea
Moonlit Night- There’s a peaceful stillness to this fragrance that comes from a mix of cedar, oak moss, clove and more. It’s calm and quiet, crisp but relaxing.
♥19oz Large Apothecary Jar Candles: $14.95ea
Shades of Fall- The crisp swish of fallen leaves around your boots, the woody scent of juniper, and the last amber rays of warm sunlight on a cooling afternoon.
♥2.6oz Fragrance Beads: $3.43ea
Pumpkin Apple Harvest- Cinnamon and nutmeg, fall’s rich baking spices, are layered with crisp red apples and pumpkin that’s been sliced and sprinkled with a pinch of brown sugar.
Buttercream Frosting- The thick white frosting you swirl and smooth across a cake—rich with vanilla and fortified with creamy butter.

I picked up some of the Fragrance Beads to put in random places like the bathroom & kitchen.  Places I want to smell nice, but don't want a candle left unattended.  ALWAYS follow your candle's care instructions and practice SAFE BURNING!  These fragrance beads are strong and pretty enough to fit into any decor.  I wouldn't normally grab buttercream frosting for a fall fragrance, but it smelled AMAZING and it's still "technically summer".  I thought it'd be wonderful transition fragrance for my bathroom.

I think the container on the fragrance beads is really pretty and fresh looking.  I was able to pair it on my kitchen counter with some beautiful fall flower I picked up at Wal-Mart for 97 cents a piece.  I clipped them and put them into a small vase.

I also utilized the fall artificial flowers at Wal-Mart to create a centerpiece for my dining room table.  I paired it with the Shades of Fall candle by American Home™ by Yankee Candle® brand.  I was incredibly impressed with the affordable selection of fall decor at Wal-Mart this year!

When decorating your home for fall, think about little touches.  A little bit added in here and there goes a lot farther than a WHOLE LOT EVERYWHERE!  I created this pine cone decoration several years ago.  It's one of my favorite items to pull out of my fall decor bin.  I simply hot glued ribbon to pine cones and hung them from a door in my home.

What is your favorite thing about fall?  Do you go all out and decorate for the best season of all?

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1 comment:

  1. I love that there are so many fragrance options and even flameless varieties. Those fragrance beads would be perfect for homes with children, or the restroom. #client


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