Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fall-ing behind

I'm admittedly behind on my seasonal decor update due to a week away in September and well...just everyday life! But I did manage to sprinkle a little fall festiveness around the house this week even though it was feeling more like summer with temperatures in the 70's.

Here's the extent of my outdoor fall decor:

A wreath on our basement door...

A mum in some stacked copper pumpkins...

...and that's about it!
Oh, and our porch and kitchen door still have the same thing going on.
Both looks are fall-ish enough for me.

Indoors, I've managed to do a little here and there:

Some acorns on the kitchen built-ins and white pumpkins on the kitchen table...

 This wooden cornucopia (old from Pottery Barn) filled with more pumpkins, acorns, gourds, etc. in the dining room...

One faux white pumpkin in the foyer...

And lastly, a new look for the living room mantel...

...which I'm not so sure about.
Is it too busy? Too predictable?
It's practically the complete opposite of my last "less is more" mantel look.

It's one of those things where I can't tell if I like it or hate it.
So, I'm going to leave it like this for now and see how I feel about it in a day or two.

Oh, and some new pillows and a throw on the couch were loooong overdue. 
I picked up these ones (currently on sale) from West Elm:

I'd like to do a little bit more around here for the fall and will share once it's done.
In the meantime, our new couch we bought back in August for our family room is coming tomorrow and
I. Can. Not. Wait!

Have a great night :)
- Caitlin

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Life's a beach

Toady I'm reminiscing about our warm beach vacation in Montauk.

The house we stayed in was really cute and full of great style. Unfortunately, I did not capture all of it with my camera but did manage to snap a few pics, especially of the entryway, which was full of beachy charm.

The upstairs had this balcony and view of the lake.
A great place to have coffee in the morning...and a cocktail in the evening.

A few more random pictures from around the house...
Again, there was a lot more to show but I was on major vacation mode and lazily never got around to snapping more pics!

Thanks for visiting :)
- Caitlin

Monday, October 6, 2014

Chalk it up

There's a new addition to our kitchen nook shelves, thanks to Jennifer from Handmade by Jennifer Chase.

She recently sent me this monogram chalk print from her Etsy shop and I knew I had just the place for it.

I've put it on one of the kitchen built-in shelves framed in this wooden garage sale frame.
The glass broke but I like it better without it. 
It almost makes the print look like a real chalkboard.

Apparently I have an affinity for chalkboard (maybe it's the teacher in me?) as our pantry and our kitchen door are sporting some chalkboard as well. 

Below are a few other favorites of mine from her shop:

I like this one for a gallery wall in a foyer like my friend Melissa's house.

Personalized Coral & Mint Wreath Print

These two would be cute in a nursery or play room:

Sleeping Lion Print

Be Brave Handwritten Art Print

You can check out what other prints Jennifer's shop has by visiting here.

Have a great night!
- Caitlin

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Is it really October?

So we recently returned from a nice long week away at the beach. The weather was perfection (minus one rainy day that we made the most of by spending it at the wineries) and having quality time together was the best.

The house we stayed in (I shared a few peeks here) was so cute, it made me want to re-decorate our whole house. I took a bunch of pictures but I have misplaced my USB cord to upload them to share (boo-hoo). A new one has been ordered so as soon as it arrives, I'll share some more shots of the house.

Anyway, I think the mild weather at the beach tricked me into thinking it was still summer because I was shocked to realize it's October this week and officially fall.

I haven't really begun decorating for fall yet (oops).
I seriously feel so behind, it just might be Christmas by the time I get around to it 
(kidding...I hope).
While I get my act together, I'm sharing some fall looks around our house from last year (just click on the descriptions to be taken to the post).

I can't wait to get started on adding some fall looks around our house.

I was sort of M.I.A. this past week on the blog. 
It was a nice break and I am going to take on a slower pace for a while. After posting every other day for the past 16 months, I'm feeling a tad burned out and plan on one or two posts a week. Hopefully you still drop by to see what's going on over here!

Thanks :)
- Caitlin