4 items for simple Autumn decor

I've never collected seasonal items. When you move as much as we do, owning something that is only used for a short time and requires additional unpacking and packing of boxes just doesn't get me excited. However, I love celebrating each season and growing up I loved nothing more than when my mom got out her autumn decor. I still love it, new smells, new textures, new colors, there's something about simply decorating with the changing season, that gives heartbeat to a home.

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Santa Barbara

Our 3 year old is turning 4 at the end of the month and I've found myself honing in on the big boy encouragement the closer we get to the date.  You can do it you’re a big boy, be a big boy, whose a big boy, wow look at that big boy. After a while, it’s just become habit, another one of those phrases that fills the day, like, has anyone fed the dog, I can’t find my car keys and what’s for dinner.  But it’s been there, slowly taking shape, without me ever even noticing. He has been changing ever so slighting, all this time.

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Home

We’ve been married for 7 years. I feel every single minute and yet it went by in the blink of an eye. I remember the most from our first year, the ups and downs, living with my parents and saving every cent of my salary to build our first home. We chose to sacrifice our newly wed days for big risks and a lot of moving around. It was simple then, just the two of us creating spaces we loved and believed in. We learned how to make a house beautiful with little money, while knowing that collecting less allowed us to say yes to the freedom that comes with moving and adventure.

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Peach Pie

A few weeks ago we had a photo shoot at the house. Our house is earthy in tone, so I decided a bowl of peaches would add a nice muted pop of color to the kitchen. Apples, with their shiny peel came across too harsh. I love the images; peaches complimented the wood tones throughout the house, layered to the earthy feel and pulled out the livability in the house.

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