Hello my beauties! I can’t believe it, Christmas is this weekend! This year has been a hell of a year, am I right?! All of the tragedies and the celebrities who’ve passed…it’s just been on hit after another all year and I for one am looking forward to 2017 being better for everyone.
So I know I’ve shared very few fashion posts on this here blog, but I’m trying to get out of my comfort zone and do things that scare me, so in that vein, I’m sharing a fashion post today! I recently did a YouTube collab with a few other ladies from the YouTube Mommy MeetUp group on Facebook, it was a Holiday Look Book, 3 thrifted *or partly thrifted outfits. So, I’m sharing the outfits I pulled together with items I found at a few of my local Goodwill stores.
Outfit number one
Look One – Shirt and Jeans from Goodwill
Outfit number two
Holiday Look Book – Thrifted Edition, Look Two Top and Leggings from Goodwill
Outfit number three
Holiday Look Book – Thrifted Edition Look Three jeans and top from Goodwill alittledashofdiva.com
And just cuz I feel like sharing, here is the actual look book I did on YouTube 😉 I hope y’all like it!
Today I thought I’d get a little creative and show you a Fall Tablescape that I will be using for family get-togethers this year. One of my very favorite things in life is to host anything from family dinners to big parties for all of our friends and family.
Part of the fun for me is creating a tablescape to go with my theme for the party.
Generally speaking, I always host the holiday meals at my house and this year is no different. I will have a lovely tablescape like this, using pumpkins, gourds, squash (actual foods and fake props), sticks and twigs from trees in my backyard, fabric leaves and a lovely piece of fabric to drape over the table. I use several different sized books or boxes to create dimension and for different plates, platters or serving dishes to sit on.
You can find things all over your home to use for your tablescape, get creative! Think outside the box and imagine the possibilities. You could even spray paint the twigs/sticks/branches – whatever it is that you are using, to match any certain colors you have chosen for your event.
For my Thanksgiving tablescape this year, I am planning to use my twigs and sticks just as nature made them, I’m feeling very rustic this fall 😉
I’d love to see what you come up with for a tablescape this fall, if you’ve done a tablescape or other fall themed decor post, I would love to see it, leave me a link below so I can check it out!
*I was compensated for this post, however all opinions are 100% mine and are completely honest.
Yep I totally went there! haha
We all know that every blogger and their favorite barista’s sisters nephews cousin has done a blog post on their Fall Favorites or Fall Must Haves or something to do with Fall…amiright or amiright? So, consider this my obligatory white girl fall post!
Like most bloggers girls, I am in love with the Fall and all the fall things…football, cooler weather, apple picking, sweaters, boots, all things pumpkin…but I’m not gonna talk about any of that stuff. Today I’m gonna talk about my love of decorating for the season!
A home decor post, yay!
I don’t go all crazy and replace all of my decor for each season, but there are a few areas that I like to change up at different times of the year. On the same note, I, like a lot of people don’t have crazy amounts of cash just laying around that I can blow on home decor, so I try to make my dolla’s count. One of my favorite places to find seasonal home decor at a decent price is Ross. I can’t even tell you the amount of money I have spent in that store on not only home decor but also clothing my family. LOVE me some Ross!!
Anyhoo, back to the home decor I was talking about…some of the things I like to get are candles. Different sizes, shapes and glass colors that I can group on my mantle are a fun way I like to decorate. I use candles as accent pieces with vases, clocks, lamps or even picture frames. One of my recent purchases was this delicious smelling (vanilla bean) candle. I love the screw top and the twine wrapped around it.
Another fun way to change up the look of a room for the changing seasons is to change your window dressing…curtains, y’all, I’m talking about curtains. I have been looking for just the right pair of curtains for Asa’s room since….well, since before he was born and I finally (FINALLY!!!) found what I wanted at Ross. Do not even ask me why I didn’t think of looking there first, but finally I found what I wanted and they were so inexpensive compared to other stores I had looked at, I mean I would have had to pay double what I paid at any of the other 4 stores I checked. I basically got 2 panels for the price that all the other stores wanted for 1 panel. Ridiculous! So, I grabbed a curtain rod and these charcoal curtains for Asa’s room and it completely changed the look and feel of his room and I absolutely love them.
Of course, it just wouldn’t be fall without checking out all the Halloween decor while I was at it, sad to say I haven’t bought much Halloween decor mainly because we are never home on Halloween so I hate to decorate when we won’t be home to enjoy it. But I do still love to look and see what fun stuff they have in the way of ghosts and goblins and witches oh my!
Do you change your home decor each season? Where is your favorite place to shop for seasonal items?