The Fallification of the Living Room and Ramblings

First.  I can’t type another word without thanking you all for the sweet health-filled wishes.  I am on the mend and yesterday, our anniversary, I was able to spend some real time up and out.  We went shopping as a little family and had fun playing with Greta.  Somehow I even found myself on a kid-ride with Greta, The Frogger Hopper.  I was the only one screaming–because it was terrifying!! Chris caught the whole embarrassing thing on video:
In the evening, we got a sitter for Greta and went to a nice restaurant where we ate course after course and reminisced on the last four, fabulous years.  It was a perfect day.
I also found some time to Fall-ify our living room while spending nothing.  The urge to decorate for Christmas has been strong since I put away the Halloween decor last week and I realized it could be because things just felt…empty.  It could also be because decorating for Christmas is the best, but filling our empty fauxdenza with fall decor post-halloween has proven to be the perfect solution for getting us excited for Thanksgiving while simultaneously holding back all most urges to deck the halls for Christmas. Like I said, I just gathered things we had around the house that fit the season like adding an orangey-gold pillow to the couch and a golden yellow cable-knit throw I got from Joss & Main a little while ago.

I perched a large-ish velvety pumpkin I picked up at Ross (pre-halloween) for $3 on a stack of books.

In fact, all of the pumpkins on our credenza, we also picked up before Halloween and they are still going strong.

On the left, I paired our big salmon gourd with a photo of us with the same salmon-y undertones and a smaller velvet-y pumpkin that ties in with the big maple leaf I picked up outside and put in the easel frame from West Elm.

On the other side is our boulder collection. Just jokes.  But really, mixing three quirky-cool pumpkins with our big wooden ball kinda makes for an autumn boulder party that just works…for us, anyway.

It might seem small and insignificant, but any effort to resist decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving is huge.  Especially in the blogosphere.
Last item of business since I’m all over the place today (we covered health, tall people on toddler rides, anniversaries, and Fallification of living rooms–yeesh), last night we were watching Gossip Girl on Netflix and Serena got a new room at Columbia and I died when I saw it.  I died and I started planning for Greta’s big-girl room all over again.  In. love.
Of course the trimwork and molding do wonders for this room–something Greta’s room doesn’t have– but I am hopeful in pulling off something similar for Greta’s room. You can find more photos of the set here, along with all the other drool-inducing spaces of Gossip Girl.  Let’s just pretend that’s why I watch the show.  ;)
Happy Weekend, friends!


  • Reply November 12, 2012

    Erin {Home Everyday}

    Happy Anniversary! I just wanted to stop in and say I love the Fall Decor. It is so simple and beautiful and a little rustic. Nice work! (the Holiday bug is hitting me hard too so I’m just focussing that energy on some other projects that I wanted to get done).

  • Reply November 9, 2012

    Jessie McKinley

    You are beautiful!! I agree with Meagan, fashion posts please! :) That video was awesome…I would be screaming right along with ya! And your living room is GORG.

  • Hahaha! You’re hilarious! That video was too funny! And I love your living room! It is looking so good! The golden yellow colors playing off the dark wall are absolutely swoon-worthy!

    I’m glad I’m not the only Gossip Girl fan out there! The spaces and clothes are an added bonus to the drama ;)

  • Reply November 9, 2012

    Chris loves Julia

    Haha! Probably. It was recommended to me by a few friends and I started watching on Netflix and got addicted. Even Chris will watch it with me. I also guarantee by the time you get to season 3 you’ll want to braid your ponytail and buy bright tights. The fashion and interiors and crazy good.

  • Reply November 9, 2012

    Caitlin @ Desert Domicile

    Love your fall living room and that throw! I’ve never watched Gossip Girl – is it as good as people (AKA my friends haha) say it is?

  • Reply November 9, 2012


    OMG you just made my day with this gossip girl website! Hope you are feeling better!

  • Reply November 9, 2012

    Chris loves Julia

    Hahaha. Ooohhhh Meagan. The boots are from Nordstrom in 2006. A little scuffed but still going strong! I have dabbled in Christmas music myself. :) No shame!

  • Reply November 9, 2012

    Chris loves Julia

    Ari, I dreamt about it last night! Hahaha. Jenny Humphrey is definitely my least favorite character.

  • Reply November 9, 2012


    That video made my day!!!!! You are so pretty. Loooove your hair super straight like that. And I must know where those boots are from! Weren’t they your Christmas gift from Chris last yr?? Love.

    Maybe you should do some fashion posts? Lol.

    I’m listening to Christmas music a few minutes each day just to tease myself. Toes in first,right?

    Excited to see Greta’s big girl room come together!

  • Reply November 9, 2012


    I was obsessed when I saw Serena’s new room!! She is one of my least favorite characters, but I love her room. Glad you are feeling better!

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