A Peek Inside…

Do you guys know what Friday is?


I’m a girl who is a big fan of all four seasons.
I absolutely LOVE the summer…no major schedules, staying up way past our bedtimes, meals made on the grill, and days spent pool side are some of my absolute favorites but when school is back in session I begin thinking of everything fall.

I start craving the crisp fall mornings, all the pumpkins, and layers of clothing (we still have some time on this one here in Texas).  So while I was home bound helping Britt recover, I invited my favorite fall decorator over to help.  Marla (my mother-in-law) to the rescue!  

We whipped my house into FALL shape!  Here’s a little peek inside…

(Let me add-the lighting is pretty awful.  I tried to steer clear of areas with full-blown sunlight, but our house gets a lot of sunlight.)

Marla outdid herself this time and we found ourselves moving furniture around just to give three rooms a new look.

A closer look at the front room fireplace…

I love the way this mantel turned out…pumpkins, cotton, and leaves!

The living room is a much more casual room.  As much as I want the pillows to all stay neat, tidy, and in place, I want this to be a space my family finds comfy and cozy.  Marla and I found that moose and knew it would be perfect on this mantel.  

 Some pumpkin pillows with a plaid throw (and a whole lot of baby toys).  🙂

I try to stick to more “fall” decor…not necessarily “Halloween” so I can keep it up until I change it out for Christmas.  I decided to keep the Halloween decor to just this one spot so I’ll just switch this area out when Halloween is over.  

I’m by no means an interior decorator, but I think it’s important and just plain fun to add seasonal touches throughout our house.  And drinking from those pumpkin mugs just makes me happy.

Here’s to hoping the weather cooperates and sends a little “FALL” our way.  XO

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  1. 9.18.17
    Danielle Mcdermott said:

    The weather is so annoying I feel your pain! Were super north of you in Philadelphia and it's STILL 83 degrees

  2. 9.18.17
    Anonymous said:

    Oh, everything looks so pretty Erika! I love the mantles and the festive Fall touches! Great work, ladies!!!

  3. 9.18.17
    Scavenger Hunt Blog said:

    I love me some summer too….but fall I just love everything about…..except when it gets below 70.

  4. 9.18.17
    Scavenger Hunt Blog said:

    You decor looks great!!! Love it all

  5. 9.18.17
    Cathy said:

    Oh, I've been looking at getting that Ninja Coffee maker! How do you like it?

  6. 9.18.17
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Yay!!! These are my favorite kinds of posts!! Your house looks so cozy!!!

  7. 9.18.17
    Bfg78 said:

    I want a Marla! She seems like the best!

  8. 9.18.17
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    I want to cuddle up with a throw and watch Big Brother with you. Let's burn a fall candle and drink some cider. 😉 It all looks great!

  9. 9.18.17
    mandabee said:

    Beautiful! I've just started my collection of fall decor and can't get enough. Makes the home so cozy!

  10. 9.18.17
    Four Points Mom said:

    Wow – your house looks incredible! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who doesn't want to decorate for both Halloween and Thanksgiving/ Fall! I like your idea to just keep Halloween stuff in one area. I'm going to do that too. 🙂


  11. 9.18.17
    Unknown said:

    Where did you get your cute Halloween sign — I'm in need to add some Halloween stuff into my fall decor!!! And those pumpkin mugs are adorable!!!

  12. 9.18.17
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    Love both your manuals and your fun pillow covers! So cute. I am with you when school starts, I fall hard for fall 🙂 xoxo ERIN

  13. 9.18.17
    Laci said:

    I love your house, it's beautiful! Can Marla come to Tennessee and decorate mine?? LOL

  14. 9.18.17
    Marla Slaughter said:

    Whoo hoo!!! Looks so good! Now on to Ebby Lee's room! Can't wait!💜💜💜

  15. 9.18.17
    Melissa said:

    Your mantels are gorgeous! I love the colors, everything looks so cozy! Random question but after you said something about all the little toys I wondered how does she keep all of her kids toys organized! I would love to see your system! I have two boys but loads of trucks and tractors and I have no system besides line them up in the closet and it's a mess half the time!

    • 9.18.17
      Unknown said:

      Please share your pics and tips. I would love to see their toys organized!! I have no system either

  16. 9.18.17
    dresselfamily.blogspot.com said:

    It definitely hit fall here in Canada !
    I have to say I love that our Thanksgiving is in October. .I do everything thanksgiving, then haloween then bam.. christmas!!!!
    It looks really lovely!

  17. 9.18.17
    Kait said:

    It looks beautiful and so cozy!

  18. 9.18.17
    Elaine said:

    I love it all! Where did you get that Moose?

  19. 9.18.17
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    I love it all!!! Can I borrow Marla??? 😉 Didn't I make you a fall sign one year? Or was that Meagan? I can't remember. Love those mantles!!

    That Inspired Chick

  20. 9.18.17
    Memphis Bridges said:

    Beautiful touches of fall to your home!

  21. 9.18.17
    Justine Ciemny said:

    I can't wait to break out my Fall decor! It's always my favorite thing to do 🙂 Your house looks great and so festive!!!

    Justine @ Charm City Ciemny's

  22. 9.19.17
    Sarah Shaneyfelt said:

    Your house looks so good decorated! Send Marla over to mine haha!!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  23. 9.19.17
    Bethany said:

    I love the fire place so much!