autumn at home

I fallified the house while the kids were at school the other day 
(you know, fallify: get the house looking good for fall).

As I did, I discovered the greatest thing about having kids at school all day long: 
you can surprise them with new decor once they get home. 
Which apparently makes my kids truly delighted.

Since fall is my all time favorite, dressing the house for fall is pretty easy to do. 
I add layer upon layer and slowly cozy emerges. 

It doesn't have to be complicated to add a seasonal touch, it doesn't even take bins of scarecrows
or fake pumpkins. It's as easy as throwing an extra blanket on the bed and adding fuzzy pillows. 

It takes a walk or a stroll through the garden or a trip to the pumpkin patch,
if for no other reason than to get inspiration.

It's not too fussy, it's simple. It's easy to do, but still delightful for the people at home. 

One thing I've learned about seasonal decor is that it's as much for me,
a perpetual nester, as it is for the people in my house. 

So I fallify with them in mind. I make sure their favorites are still handy, like a canister full of crayons.

I add inspiration to the chalkboard, you know, to get them excited about learning in school. 

And I pulled out some art projects from last year, like these cute owls we made from toilet paper rolls. Scrapbook paper and googly eyes make them super cute. And who doesn't love an art project that 
requires googly eyes? I just used a low temp glue gun to stick them together after the paint dried.

And then pumpkins and candles are a requirement.

I don't know if it's just my kids, but they really love the simple things we do to mark the seasons.
They notice the changes. And I'm reminded that I don't decorate just for me, it's for them.
And if it makes them happy, then I'm blessed for taking the effort. Because it's their house too. 

So, is it just me, or do you make changes at home for new seasons?


  1. Thanks for the motivation... and the new word! I fallified our house today! :)

  2. I love making changes for the seasons! It really helps get me in the right frame of mind!

  3. I make changes for every season! My favorite is fall!

  4. I would love to do this! Gotta build a collection of seasonal items.

  5. I don't seasonize my house, but have always wanted to. Our house is perpetually under construction so I lose motivation. Your decor is lovely and inspiring!

  6. Beautiful images - you have great taste!

  7. My seven year old likes your toilet paper tube owls; new craft for us this week :)