Thursday, October 16, 2014

Easy Fall Decorating

One of the best parts about fall arriving is the ample opportunity to switch up the decor in your house.  And while I'm excited to cook soups, bake with peanut butter and cozy up with a blanket on the couch- I'm possibly most excited to switch things up around our apartment.

When we went apple picking in Mid-September, I grabbed some small pumpkins for about $2 each. A bag of popcorn kernels and some candles during a Bath and Body Works sale. And an upside-down pot that I already had. The smell of simmering apples and cinnamon coming from the crockpot.
When we arrived to visit my mother in Pennsylvania this last week, we were greeted by around 10 massive pumpkins. Of course, we decided to visit their private neighborhood pumpkin patch. Where the owners handed us a kitchen knife, pointed us up the hill to the patch, and told us anything we wanted was $2 each. So we bought 4, carved two, and brought the rest home for family.
This guy is "Captain Catnip", and he has had 5 battery powered votives inside him. They've been lit since Sunday, and haven't died yet. The people we passed on Route 80 must've been a little confused why a lit pumpkin was riding shotgun back to NYC.
In early September I saw the fall decor bandwagon pull up, and I jumped on. Wal-mart happened to have all the necessities for a cheap fall wreath, and so I grabbed a bunch of leaves and a wire wreath frame I'll be able to repurpose for upcoming seasons. 
I've lived in NYC for several years, in tiny studios where I had barely enough room for myself and Dora. It's such a privilege to have space, finances and ability to make our apartment a home. I hope that anyone who reads this finds as much joy in their small (or large) spaces as much as I do, since so many don't have the luxury.

So tell me...
Have you decorated for fall?
Are you a little disenchanted with the season, or did you jump on the bandwagon with me in early September?

It's about that time again! Six months ago I wrote from A-Z, a different letter every day in April (except Sundays). This time around I'm going to write a post every day in October, hence Blogtober. Clever, huh?

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  1. I love that pumpkin you carved! I tried to do a design on mine and it just came out awful. My daughter and I have decorated our house and outside. We did pumpkins, garlands and scarecrows. I love fall!

    1. It was actually really easy, we bought the $4 carving kit from Kmart and just followed the instructions. I wanted to hang some garlands too, but when you have a tiny place you have to scale it back :-)

  2. I love Captain Catnip!!! And what a great deal on pumpkins!

    1. No kidding- If I had land, I'd have covered the whole think in $2 pumpkins.


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