Finding Fall Home Tour With Better Homes And Gardens

I hate running from one place to another and nothing makes me happier than a slow day at home so I can’t tell you how happy I am that I am your last stop on the Finding Fall Home Tour.

I get to spend more time with you and we all can take a big exhale, I can get you a coffee and we don’t have any place to run off to.

If you are coming from Miss Mustard Seed I know you are overflowing with inspiration! That girl knows how to do it right!

I am go glad you are here and that you have taken the time to take a peek into our home dressed up for fall.

Fall is my favorite and it is not just because I have a love affair with sweaters and boots!

Fall is when I seem to turn my head and heart towards home even more than usual and I find myself opening my doors to others more.

It isn’t just the holidays…it is something different.

Things seem to slow down and you just don’t want to let it slip away.

In the midst of your busy day to day, dishes in the sink, pajama pants still on at 3pm or your hair up in a messy bun I hope you also find yourself opening your door to those around you this season too.

Welcome to our home…

Let’s start with the kitchen because this space is truly the heart of our home.

This is where we spend our time talking, working, eating and gathering in general.

[Learn how to make this paper roll holder and the hand lettering in the brand new Art of Home | Modern Simple Living]

{You can find the Persimmon gallery wrapped canvas HERE}

Next to the kitchen is our butler’s pantry which has really become the perfect place for coffee, tea and our bar (if you can call it that).

{If you love Sweet Melissa as much as I do you can find her HERE.}

Next to this space is my art studio. Coincidence? No!

This is where you will find us talking in the mornings, drinking coffee and doing school

I love gathering spaces and this sure meets that need in our family.

Our library is cozy and the space where we keep some of our books and our piano.

Hearing the children play is one of my favorite things on this earth!

Let’s head up stairs and at least show you what is clean (picked up works for me).

This is our master bedroom and there will be some fun changes in here this fall. I can’t wait to show you what a little paint can do!

When I have the time I really love to pull objects together I already have and go outside to gather branches and flowers for a simple table setting.

I really encourage you to just look for what you have and to use what is outside your front door.

I truly believe when we make the people more important than the perfection the whole atmosphere of our home changes.

We are atmosphere makers! We really are! What kind of atmosphere are we creating in our homes?

Thank you so much for touring our home!

Thank you to Finding Home for including me with such incredible designers and bloggers!

To view this week long tour head to Finding Home  and start from the beginning!

If you are interested in my brand new online course all about creating an artisan home I would love to have you read more about the Art of Home | Modern Simple Living!

It has only just begun!

Art of Home | Modern Simple Living will be about some of the lost arts of caring for our home and family.

Each week will contain step by step videos with decorating, cooking, gardening, entertaining, housekeeping and more…so much more!

The following will be shared: The Art of Farm to Table, The Art of Gathering, The Art of Domestic Moxie and The Art of Reclaimed Style.

This four week course is your favorite home and cooking magazines come to life!

Maybe it will even bring back sweet memories and we will all learn from each other.

We would love to have you join us!

Other posts you might enjoy…

Teen Daughter’s Bedroom Makeover



Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays}

Becoming: A free study

Fall Home Tour 2014


Christmas Home Tour 2014


Our teen son’s bedroom makeover

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Fall Decorating Ideas {Finding Fall Home Tour}

Do I get to wear boots yet?

That is what fall is all about!

OK, maybe fall is amazing for other things too.

How about I was married in October, two of my babies were born in the fall, the cooler temperatures, bulky sweaters, getting all cozy and reading a book, family and friends gathering together more, crunching of the leaves under your awesome boots that you finally get to wear again…

I’m sorry I didn’t mean to go back to the boots.

Maybe we should get on to the decorating.

I am so honored to be included again in Finding Home’s Finding Fall Home Tour!

Don’t miss out on starting the Finding Fall Home Tour from the very beginning!

This is an amazing group of talented women that I get to be a part of and I never take it for granted.

Better Homes and Gardens is a sponsor again this year and they have come up with 100 Days of Holiday Inspiration.  I love all of the ways BHG inspires when it comes to the home. To sign up click HERE.

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Welcome to our home!

I am so glad you have come by and I hope you enjoy peeking around at the clean parts of our home:-)

One of my favorite parts of our home is our front porch.  There are many mornings that you will find me on the swing with a blanket over my lap, devotions at my side and a hot cup of coffee in hand.

Now don’t judge me too quickly but all summer I dreamed about having cocktails out on the front porch with friends. I don’t know where the summer went but I had to follow through and create a mini bar to use this fall.

I have three of these carts from IKEA that I use in my studio to keep my supplies close by while I paint.  Lately I have seen so many beautiful bars created from random carts and furniture that I thought it was worth cleaning out some art supplies!  It was so easy to quickly set up the cart and this will be my go to set up when we have friends over.  Don’t think I have gone all Don Draper on you all and will be having my first cocktail right after breakfast. I may be clinking glasses with my husband though after the kids go to bed.  I think the main point here is that if you live in my area you might want to join me on the front porch soon!

{I may be getting an email from my mom later}

The first room you see when you come into our home is my art studio.  When it looks a lot worse than this it means I have been busy making stuff that makes me happy.

We recently have been working on our kitchen and we have remodeled and changed the look completely.  We still have the back counter and back splash to install but we are getting there.

If you love before and after photos you may like some of our recent projects.

*Adding Open Shelving

*Ripping out the built in desk

*Living Room Makeover

*Kitchen Remodel {before and after}

*How we built our kitchen island

This is the butler’s pantry off our kitchen that has become the perfect beverage station for tea and coffee. The kids really like this area during the holidays because I keep extra treats for their hot cocoa when their friends come over.

As a family we really spend the majority of our time in the kitchen and living room.  I love things to look pretty but what I really want is for the space to be inviting, warm and useable.

At the top of our stairs we have a window seat with storage and lots of shelves that we fill with family photos.  Today I just let the musician take the spotlight.

It seems a little weird to invite you into my bedroom but here we go…

I don’t constantly buy new things for our home or decorate much for any season except the little that I do for fall and then Christmas.  I like to rearrange what I already have and to use from nature as much as possible.

Before I set this table the kids and I went on a walk in the woods and found everything we needed.  It was free and when we are done with it we can put it right back:-)

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look at our home all dressed up for fall.  As soon as I can get my hands on some Cinderella pumpkins and baby white pumpkins they will be making an appearance too.

If you like the photos above of our home I think you would like these posts too…

Fall Home Tour 2013

Christmas Home Tour 2013


Our 13 year old son’s bedroom makeover

Our daughter’s bedroom makeover

Going from baby to big boy room makeover

Hallway collage wall

Our home decorated for Christmas

How to add character to a new home

Shop your own home (one room four different ways)

Create your own outdoor movie night

Have fun on the blog tour and I hope to see you again here soon.

The next stop on the tour is Better Homes and Gardens!

You won’t want to miss what they are sharing.

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Finding Fall Home Tour {16 Bloggers and BHG!}

Are you getting ready for fall, baking too much, lighting candles in every room and wearing your UGG boots everywhere?


Is it just me?

If you are ready to jump into cooler weather, baking, yummy soups, hot cider, open windows, colorful leaves, bonfires and pumpkins you will want to come back here on Monday!

The talented Laura of Finding Home and Better Homes and Gardens has brought 16 bloggers together for a fall home tour.

You will be able to “visit” each home, one after another, all week long.

I will have my pumpkin spice lattes ready for you when you come through the door:-)

Here is a little peek into the schedule for next week…


Finding Home, The Yellow Cape Cod and Jeanne Oliver


Hooked on Houses, Thistlewood Farms and Jones Design Company


Shabby Creek Cottage, Four Generations One Roof, The Old Painted Cottage and The Graphics Fairy


My Sweet Savannah, At the Picket Fence (where you get to see two houses including Heather’s new home) and Jennifer Rizzo


The Handmade Home, All Things Heart & Home and In My Own Style.

Isn’t this line up so amazing and fun!!

I keep pinching myself that I am included with such an talented group of women.

There is even more because Better Homes and Gardens…yes, THE will be sharing some of their favorite fall decorating ideas!

They are creating a Pinterest board where you will find fall inspiration from BHG and the 16 home tour bloggers.

Just a BIT exciting!

All of the details and BHG links will be coming on Monday.

We are ALL so giddy about this home tour and can’t wait to see you on Monday!

We will be sharing sneak peeks on Instagram under the hashtag …


Here is a little sneak peek of our home dressed up for fall…

See you on Monday!

And if you want more holiday inspiration from now till the end of the year, BHG is offering a 100 Days of Holidays newsletter – sign up here and get a free gift for signing up!


For even more inspiration I hope you will join me and eight super talented bloggers for Creatively Made Home {Home for the Holidays}.

Do you want to be inspired, relaxed, present and encouraged this holiday season?

Join us!

Creatively Made Home {home for the holidays} is now open for registration!

The course begins on October 15th!

We are already busy putting together all of the videos and this course is going to be so fun and inspiring.

I am blown away by the talent in this group and can’t wait for you all to be a part of it.

To read more click HERE.

To register click HERE.

You can also register by paying below.

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