Fall Doorway

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I can finally say it, Fall is here! The weather has been so beautiful the past two weeks I am really hoping it stays like this just a little while longer. To celebrate the cooler weather, I decided to bring out my fall/Thanksgiving wreath from last year and accompany it with a nice floral arrangement for my front door.

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I am loving the new Trader Joe’s that just opened up in the Austin area. I am constantly admiring the beautiful and inexpensive floral arrangements and decided to snag one up to match my wreath.
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I had an old plant stand hanging out in the closet from Michael’s and decided to put it to use. I think it has now found a new home outside for the following spring.

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With the near freezing weather approaching, I am determined to keep this plant alive and have been bringing her inside with me each night.
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Have you begun decorating for the season?

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Drumroll Please…Fireplace Mantel Reveal

I am so excited to finally share my latest project with y’all today. It feels like I have been talking this mantel reveal up for the past year. I know it has been a year since I bought the worlds most difficult shelf to work with (LACK Ikea shelf) and it has been about four months since my father was able to make it work. I have finally styled it in a way that makes me happy and am already thinking of all the changes I can make to it for the upcoming holidays! But for now, I hope you enjoy my latest conquest.

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Et voila! Here is my end of summer/still in Texas style mantel featuring a few projects you have already seen. The gold starburst mirror makeover from earlier this summer makes for the perfect transitional focal point on my mantel. I am excited to see how it pairs with my fall and winter accessories.

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You probably remember the mini planters I shared last week. Now you know where they ended up! I know, I am so sure the suspense was killing you.

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And to finish it all up, I added a picture of my family. Well of my sisters, mom and nephews (one still in my sisters belly) in a thin gold frame my mom scored at her favorite thrift store. Alongside is a budget find I have not featured, the colorful Moroccan inspired lantern, waiting to be filled with a flameless candle. And no shelf is complete without an owl perched on it. This particular owl is actually a votive candle holder I scored on super sale at World Market.

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Before. What I was looking at for a full 8 months (and I’m totally embarrassed to share that lol)

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After. I am so happy to see this right as I walk inside my apartment! And I really cannot wait to start switching it up once it actually starts to feel like fall.

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What projects have spent too much time on your to do list? Making any plans to finish those up?

I am hoping for a quiet weekend full of crafts and diy projects! Can’t wait to share those with y’all. Til then, I hope everyone is having an excellent week!