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One thing that I absolutely love about the Fall and upcoming holidays is the opportunity to be creative in decorating my home.     I find so much joy and expression when I pull out my decorations and rearrange knick knacks and furniture to house the seasonal decor.

Here are a few ways I’ve decorated for the Fall season + things I’m loving about Fall decor and accents in the home AND a free giveaway!

  1. Use scented candles. When the first day of fall hit, I pull out my fall Scentsy scents.  The scents of Fall are warm reminding our senses of grandma’s apple pie.  When choosing a candle or scent, it should reflect the mood of the season.  My current scents are Vanilla Suede + Apple Strudel.
  2. Add fall color.  Adding the fall color – red, orange, gold – can be done in various ways.  An arrangement of silk flowers can add color and texture.  Or if you are having company over, why not place a fresh bouquet of flowers as a table centerpiece.  Some popular fall blooms are Dahlias and Mums. Add more Fall colors to your home with fall dish towels and throw pillows + blankets.
  3. Decorate with popular fall objects.  Pumpkins, squash, candy corn, wreaths all scream FALL.  You can choose to buy real pumpkins or set aside a candy dish of candy corn.  You can pull a bowl out  or find a basket and fill it with squash + gourds.  Decorating with anything that represents “harvest” will add to the fall theme.  Or fill your home with DIY fall art.

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three pumpkins – a free giveaway

*This post + giveaway is supported by Countryside Greenhouse.

As seen here, I decorated with pumpkins handmade by my mom [Dian Morgan], founder + florist, at Countryside Greenhouse.  To announce an exciting new venture of seasonal decor and floral design, Countryside Green and Blissfully Sweet Blog have partnered together for a free giveaway.  To be entered into the drawing, go to the Countryside Greenhouse Facebook Page and “Like”.  Once 50 people “like”, a drawing will be held.

What are some ways you have decorated your home for the Fall?


[Another] Woodard Weekend Wrap-Up

I have been anticipating this weekend for weeks.  And I am sad to see it gone so quickly.  But isn’t how we feel most Sunday nights or most Monday mornings when the dreadful sound of the alarm goes off before you are ready to pull yourself out of bed and start another week?

Anyways… More about the highly anticipated and wonderfully spend weekend!

  1. My parents came and stayed in Vermillion. After living here for over a year, my parents finally made it to our home and life in Vermillion.  I was planning the day the would come for month – thinking through all the places I would take them, what we would eat, and all the things we would do.  I took them to Mr. Smith’s, a bakery and sandwich shop in an ACE hardware store for lunch.  We were inspired for holiday and home decor at Wilson’s Florist – a floral shop, gift shop, with a little boutique.  Then we went to Cafe Brule for a warm cup of coffee, more specifically a roasted marshmallow latte.
  2. A Weekend of Volleyball.  My parents visit was planned around a tournament my sister was playing in NE.  So part of Friday and ALL of Saturday we cheered on Sami and the Knights.  I was so glad I finally got to watch her play at the college level and meet her team.  #Welove#7
  3. More Fall Decor.  A visit with my parents is alway accompanied with their generosity and gift.  Check out these cute pumpkins my mom made for fall decorations. [Maybe you want one too…]
  4. 3 tests in 9 days.  David has been dedicated to his books and notes.  I now think his iPad is attached to his hand.  We keep reminding each other that the next 9 days are going to be rough, but after that he’ll have a week off with zero school obligations!