Falling Into Fall ~ A Decor Tour

September 15, 2015



Fall Roses and Pumpin Arrangement

About a week ago, I proclaimed my love for summer and all the hazy, hot and humid it had to offer. I was not ready for fall, I was not going to decorate until the end of September or acknowledge its impending presence until the calendar forced me into it. Nothing and no one was going to change my mind. 

I'm pretty stubborn like that. 

Well, yesterday morning when I woke up and opened the back door, I was greeted by a cool blast of crisp autumn air. 

And just like that, I was done with summer. 

I may be stubborn, but I'm not very loyal, am I?

I'm all fall now. 

Where are my sweaters? Can I get away with a scarf today? I wonder if the nursery has my favorite little white pumpkins yet? 

Small white pumpkins Baby Boos

Turns out, they didn't, but that's ok. I have enough pretties from past years hanging around to "fall up" the place. Besides, the older I get, the less I seem to decorate for the seasons. I want my home to have that festive, dressed look, but I don't want to spend a lot of time or money doing it. 

I'd really rather enjoy the season.

I try to use items that I already have around the house and then add just a few season specific accents. If possible, I prefer perishables, like those little baby boos. No storage issues to worry about when the season is over and nothing perks up a room like fresh flowers or produce. 

At this point, fall is still sequestered to the living room. Once its actual birthday comes around, it will make its way into the rest of the house. 

Shall we take the tour? 

Red and White Rustic Living Room

Since I couldn't find any pumpkins in my neck of the woods, I chose roses for my live element, red, of course, and added a few of my faux pumpkins to the room. 

Rooster pillows

Next, I made these cute stenciled pillows. Their colors are just perfect for the season and they are a fabulous way to cozy up the room, especially when you are hugging one, curled up in front of the fireplace with a cup of something hot in your hands.

Fall Fireplace Decor

I have a secret though...I hate fireplaces when they are not lit. I am always looking for creative ways to cover up that black cavern in the off seasons. This summer I found that red tin piece for five bucks at a yard sale. I knew immediately it would be perfect and I was right.

Fall Mantle Decor

With so much color at the hearth, I decided to keep the mantle simple and neutral. 


My front door is still in need of something fabulous to welcome guests, but the interior door is adorned with my puzzle piece pumpkin. I changed the saying this year. 

Pumpkin Craft

Fall into fall, huh?  Looks like I have...

Fall Decor Ideas

...and, if you don't mind, now I am going to fall into my pillow stuffed couch and check out some more seasonal inspiration from some very creative ladies.

You see, Brenda from Cozy Little House is hosting a Fall Home Tour and it starts today. She was kind enough to include me, so it looks like that tricky Mother Nature was right on time with her cool kiss.

I'm thinking Brenda may have some pull! ;)

Perhaps you popped on over from Thoughts from Alice's lovely tour, if not here's the schedule so you can get inspired, too.

Enjoy and Happy (almost) fall!!

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107 comments:

  1. Hi Kim,
    Happy Fall! I love your fall decorations and it's looks so cozy, colorful, and I love those pretty pillows you painted. Enjoy this beautiful fall weather and thanks for the tour of your house.
    Julie xo

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    1. Thanks Julie! I am starting to get excited, as long as fall comes without snow this year! ;)

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  2. So pretty and I love, love those stencil pillows! My aunt had quite the rooster collection so it brings back very fond memories. Love the fresh neutral and red combination! So happy to be sharing fall with you this year!

    :) Linda

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    1. Thanks so much Linda! Your house is gorgeous and it was fun to peek around. I like your scotch tape and Command hook trick…I do that, too during the holidays. I always tell the kids, watch your heads! ;-)

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  3. The timing was certainly right if you are having similar weather to me...48 degrees this morning. My morning walk included a jacket! Everything looks very nice and cozy : )

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    1. Thanks Deb...and yup, chilly! I'm not ready for a jacket yet, but it's coming for sure! :)

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  4. Oh so pretty! Me too, the fireplace just isn't much to look at without a fire burning...love your solution!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you, Cindy! Once the fire is lit, I am in love…until then, I keep it covered!! :) Can’t wait to see your tour later this week! Thanks for the visit!

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  5. Love your home and how cozy it looks! The weather has been very summer like here too until about 2 days ago and I am finally feeling a bit of Fall!

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    1. Thanks! I am so not ready for another snowy winter, so I have been holding on to summer, but that crisp air got me! ;)

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    1. Thank you, Stacey! Must be the red! ;)

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  7. Beautiful! I just created a Pinterest board for this 2015 fall tour, and your photos were the first to go on it!
    Brenda

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    1. Brenda you just made my day!! :) xo

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  8. I love it all...your dressing for Fall...LOL! So gorgeous and I love the red. I've been looking around for my favorite little white pumpkins also, but they are not be found. :-( Like you, I have enough decor from the past to take care of it! Everything is just beautiful!!! Hugs!!!

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    1. Those tiny white pumpkins are hard to find, aren’t they? They’re my favorites and I will find them, but for now, faux will have to do! Can’t wait to see your decor.

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  9. Just lovely, Kim! White pumpkins are my favorites too and they weren't out yet here, either!

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    1. Thank you! Those little white guys seem to be everyone's favorites and so elusive! I am on the hunt! :)

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  10. Everything looks so festive and pretty. Love the tour.

    Kathy

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  11. Oh my goodness, your home looks so, so pretty and so, so ready for FALL. It is picture perfect. Blessings & Hugs ♥ Teri

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    1. Thank you, Teri. I know I told you I wasn’t ready for fall, but Mother Nature has her ways of making look so appetizing, doesn’t she? ;)

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  12. I love your fall decor, the red is especially pretty! My new favorite color!

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    1. Thanks so much, Elizabeth. I'm kind of a red addict! ;-)

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  13. So lovely! I love all the fall accents...with your rich reds...it feels perfect!

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    1. Thanks so much, Linda. I love red all year long, but somehow it just really fits the room this time of year. It was nice of you to pop by! :)

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  14. Everything looks fresh and crisp - like fall.

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    1. Thanks Carol. Can't fight Mother Nature! ;)

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  15. If you ever come home to find someone broke in and stole your red piece of tin from the fireplace, be sure to add my name to the list of top ten suspects haha! Nice Subtle Fall décor I love the cute rooster pillows, the red throws and braided rug - it all looks so cozy!

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    1. Oh my gosh, that's so funny!! When I brought it home, I was so excited, but my husband was like, "What is that and why is it necessary?" I'm so glad someone else gets it!! Thanks! :)

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  16. So pretty Kim, and I love your red touches. I'm still not ready for fall weather though. ;)

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    1. Thank you, Kristi! I am not ready for cold or snow, that’s for sure. ;)

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  17. just back from voting for you! GOOD LUCK!
    and i enjoyed your fall tour.
    what a cozy lovely simple room. my favorite kind.
    fall is my favorite season of all.
    perhaps because our summers here are always terribly long and triple digit.
    i can never wait for that FIRST whiff of nature~chilled cool air!
    i'll be back. i'm thinking that you're a delight. :)

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    1. Tammy, you are so nice!! I really appreciate the visit, the vote and the comment. I especially like the part about being a delight! I may print that out and show my teenagers. ;)

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  18. Hi Kim, Your Fall home is gorgeous. I love every gorgeous detail. The color, the richness and the hint of harvest makes it perfect. Thanks for sharing. So inspiring my friend. cm

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    1. You are always so sweet, Celestina Maria. I fight it, but I do like the season. I may have to whip up a few pumpkins or visit your shop and pick out a couple to finish off the room! :)

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  19. Kim,

    I love everything. Your living room always makes me smile---the perfect blend of colors and the red suits every season. Love your idea for the fireplace with the tin piece!

    Happy Autumn!

    Jane x

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    1. Hi Jane! Thank you for your sweet comments. I am stuck on the red, no matter the season! :)

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  20. what a gorgeous room, I adore those stenciled chicken pillows you created. so so cute!!

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    1. Thank you, Debra! I really like them too. I'm a little bit obsessed!

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  21. Simple touches are always my favorite...looks just like fall to me.

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    1. Thanks so much! It’s just enough for me!

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  22. I love your Fall touches! And that tin cover for your fireplace is gorgeous! The same thing happened to me! As soon as that cool air hit, I was over the heat. I have neglected my potted plants and gardens and just want to nest inside! I am going to go simple this year too....don't feel like dragging all the Fall décor stuff out. Funny thing is, we are getting mid to high 80's this week :-(

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    1. Oh AnnMarie, we are expecting that same weather…and just when I was ready to say goodbye! ;)

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  23. I am in love with your home! It is so charming and just look at the beams and plank walls-yummy!
    You have dressed your home perfectly for Fall and oh goodness, I love the pumpkin puzzle:)
    xo
    Jemma

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    1. Thanks Jemma! This room was the first one we walked into when we saw the house. We said the same thing…yummy! ;)

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  24. Kim,
    That room with your signature red is sooooo pretty. It is the perfect back drop for all your fall decor. I said the same thing I am not ready for fall and then today I started to make a table scape of fall stuff so I am not loyal to my words either lol!
    Kris

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    1. Thanks Kris! There’s something about the season that pulls you in…like it or not!! ;) Thanks for the visit today!

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  25. Hi, Kim
    I do love your living room. Red is just a bold and live color and looks great in your home. I love the touch of fall throughout your home. Fall is the one season I miss the most since I moved away from up north. I enjoyed visiting your home tour.

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    1. Hi Vanessa! Thanks so much for popping by! I think I would miss fall if we moved, but not winter…ugh, I could do without the snow!! ;)

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  26. Well done :-)) Love what you did with your fireplace. The chicken pillows really add so much.
    Lovely!
    Carla

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    1. Thanks Carla! I think I still owe my sister five dollars for the fireplace tin! Oops!

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  27. You were bit by the Fall bug! Everything looks wonderful, Kim. You have such a warm & cozy living room.

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    1. Thanks Gina. Of course, it’s almost 90 today! ;)

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  28. The combination of deep red and white is so striking, and your fall touches are just enough. Love the new stenciled pillows too!

    I know what you mean about the fireplace and as soon as I'm finished commenting I'm going to cover mine! Too bad I hadn't thought of it before I took pics! lol

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    1. Thank you so much, Doreen! I have been wrestling with that fireplace for a long time. I have tried plants (I am very bad at keeping them alive!), old windows, I even have a wooden screen, from the trash, to redo…eventually. For now, this fits the bill. Can’t wait for your tour, I know it will be fabulous with or without a fireplace cover! ;)

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  29. Love your decor! Just my colors! Love it!!

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    1. Thanks Lynn! I addicted to the drama that color brings to a room...especially red! :)

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  30. Gorgeous fall decor. I like your perishable idea. Less to pack back up!

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    1. Ha! I am getting lazy in my old age, Pam! I like the pretty, I just don’t want to have to store it or dig it out next year! ;) Thanks of the visit and sweet comment. Looking forward to your tour.

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  31. Hi Kim! :)
    Your home is beautiful. I too love the pops of red in your home!
    I am still holding onto summer...I don't do fall until after Sept. 23rd...it's in the high 80's here in Illinois this week, so summer is still alive and well here for this summer girl! ;)
    I love your pillows, and they look perfect with your fall décor!
    Kimberley

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    1. I am a summer girl, too Kimberley and I am not fond of the cold that fall and winter bring. I do however love the decor I get to add when the seasons change...at least until Christmas anyway! ;) Thanks for the visit and the kind words!

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    1. Thank you so much! I love those little white baby boos, too. I just wish I could get my hot little hands on some! : )

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  33. I love all of your fall touches but that pillow is my favorite! Adorable!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I really do like those pillows, too. They are my new obsession.

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  34. Oh your room looks splendid! And the addition of the lovely pumpkins is just the perfect touch, along with your fun rooster pillows! It was 39 degrees here when I woke up this morning, and that cool temp paired perfectly with a hot cuppa coffee, lol! Oh yes, fall is already here :) Enjoyed your Fall into Fall touch... your house looks amazing (as always!) Have a lovely cool fall day!

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    1. 39 degrees?? Oh my! You must have had chilly chickens! ;) It’s hazy, hot and humid again here and will be through the weekend. Apparently, it’s only fall in my living room for now! Thank you for the lovely comments and I hope you are keeping warm!

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  35. I forgot the tour started today! What a wonderful way to start it with your lovely room, Kim :)

    I love how it's just little touches here and there. And who doesn't love those baby boos... I finally found some in the store the other day. Safeway must read my blog LOL

    xo,
    rue



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    1. We are touring, Rue! I am still looking for those little boos. It's 87 degrees here again today...maybe they've been scared away! ;)

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  36. I'm sitting on my lovely screened porch surround by stacks of furniture with temps in the 80's & the humidity making it a bit uncomfortable...I guess fall will have to wait a little longer at my house. At least until my living room is put back together (we're remodelling!) I will be so happy to pull out all my fun fall things.

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    1. Hi Jenny! Great to hear from you. Suddenly, the temps are rising again. It’s supposed to reach 87 here again today and humid. What a roller coaster! I can’t wait to hear about your remodel. How exciting! :)

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  37. Good Morning, Kim. Fall is looking really good at your home. Love your new pillow on the couch. I find that I'm putting out less decorations in my advancing years but it is always so much fun. I really love your braided rug. Have been looking for one myself. Looking forward to all the tours..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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    1. Thanks Judy!! I love that braided rug, too. I got it at JcPenney. I love their rug selections, I think all of my braided rugs are from their catalog. Well, online, now, catalogs are passé, sadly!

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  38. Beautiful room!! LOVE the red...your sofas look beautiful with all those pretty pillows!

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    1. Thanks so much, Martina! :) Those pillows feel pretty comfy too! Looking forward to your tour.

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  39. I adore those little white pumpkins as well. They are just so perfect! And that puzzle piece pumpkin! What a great idea. Loving your home.

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    1. Thanks Kyla! I love that puzzle pumpkin...when I say I'm into easy crafts, I am not kidding! It was derived from my kindergarten teaching days! ;) Thanks for the visit!

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  40. I absolutely love your house and your touches of fall! Your rooster pillow is SO cute. I decorate less with the seasons as I get older, too. I always used to laugh at my mom for not doing much seasonal decorating...and now I'm her! ;-) I can only speak for myself, but it's a combination of wanting to keep things simpler, minimizing, and less time and effort.

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    1. Thank you Melanie! I love simple. I really want to enjoy the season and all it has to offer, not spend hours digging through boxes!

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  41. I have always liked your home design, so simple and cozy. Absolutely love your rooster pillows. Where did you get the stencil? And the red metal panel is perfect. Fall doesn't arrive here in central Florida till the end of October for a few days, then it warms up again until mid December usually. Debbie

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    1. Debbie, you are so kind! Thank you for your sweet words. The stencil is from Paint-A-Pillow. It’s a really neat kit and I have a giveaway going on right now. It ends tomorrow morning, so if you’re interested check out the post and enter! :) Thanks for visiting!

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  42. I think your home looks wonderful, Kim! I'm very happy to see a fellow "pillow-obsessed" friend....makes me feel so much better! That is a beautiful tin piece you found for your fireplace, which is beautiful btw. No pumpkins have started showing up around here, yet, still too hot. We do seem to have dropped below the century mark into the 90's, and crazy people that we are, we are calling it a cool-down!

    I'm continuing to practice tying head scarves, so one of these days I might be ready to share on the blog! Those scarves feel so amazing.....so soft and smooth. I love them!

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    1. Thanks Carol! I am totally pillow obsessed lately! I thought fall had arrived, but it was almost 90 today, hazy and humid. It's hard to believe this is your cool down!! I am so glad you like the scarves. I bet you look gorgeous in them! :)

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  43. What a charming home you have! Love your chicken pillows!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! It was so nice of you to come by and visit. I have always loved your home. It looks great, dressed for fall!

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  44. Charming, as always, Kim. I adore the fireplace with the red screen and all those gorgeous wreaths. The birdhouse, your new stenciled pillows, and that oh-so-cozy rocker. (sigh) Put the kettle on for tea. . .I'm ready for a cuppa and a chat with you in this ultra inviting room. Love it! Hugs, Nancy

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    1. Oh wouldn’t it be lovely if you could really pop by, Nancy? I would really enjoy that. Thank you for your comment, you always make me smile! :)

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  45. Looks so lovely and the colours are just perfect.

    Have a good weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  46. All it takes is one blast of coolness and yup, you're falling for fall! That's exactly what happened to me. Still hanging on to summer in the back yard though. My pots are pretty and I enjoy relaxing out there. But boy, does it ever get chilly in a hurry at night. Love your beautiful touches of fall! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann! It's hot here again, but I am holding on to that fall feeling!!

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  47. Ah...Kimmie, your home is sooooo very beautiful! Send some of that cool blast of Autumn air over here please! It's in the 100s. Phew.... xoxoxo Jen

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    1. Wow, Jen...too hot! I am sending you wishes for rain and cool temps!

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  48. I'm still pushing away Fall as far as Sunday, until Sophia's party is over, I'm in such denial right now that we kept our pool open! LOL!!! Love your decor all around, and I need these doses of inspiration to get me going soon!

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    1. Thanks Vel, I wasn't in the mood either, but the cool weather blows in and I'm hooked! Happy Birthday Sophia!

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  49. Kim,
    I just found your blog after touring the Fall homes starting with Cozy Little House. I love you style! It's simple and beautiful. I don't like blogs where people have just "spent money" decorating. It is much more of a challenge to use what you have, shop for sales and put together what you can. It's what I love about Brenda's blog. That and her honestly. I am a follower now!
    Clara

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    1. Clara, thank you so much! What a smile you have put on my face with your sweet comment. I am a fickle decorator and I am also into simplifying, so buying and buying doesn't work for me. I like creating on a dime. So glad to have you following along! See you in the comments! :)

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  50. I'm playing catch-up. I was off the grid for a couple of weeks and just now getting the program going. I hung my red LR and DR valances day before yesterday, and thought of you!! They just make my house happy, and you and your lovely home make my heart happy!!
    Blessings to you,
    J

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    1. Thank you so much!! I am a bit jealous of your internet free time…it’s an addiction for sure! Sounds like your remodel is coming together. I bet your valances are gorgeous. I know you say never, ever, but I still think you should have a blog and then I could peek at your pretty creations!

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  51. Your home is so warm and cozy. The stenciled pillows are adorable.

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  52. I love all this! ! I'm brazilian and here is always in summer....I love this house!! Godbless you!

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    1. Thank you so very much. I bet Brazil is just lovely anytime of the year!

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  53. Kim, your home looks beautiful decorated for Fall. I adore red, and love all of your red decor. It is absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much, Shannon! I am a red addict when it comes to decor, that's for sure! : )

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