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Fall Home Tour - #FabFallFest

Let me tell you...I am SO glad that it is FINALLY FALL!!

*does happy dance*

Fall for me isn't just about the change of season, it means warm tea and cocoa on a cold gloomy night, snuggles with someone you 

really

 like under your favorite furry blanket, over sized comfy sweaters and scarves, warm scented candles, tons of comfort food, I mean I could go on and on and on ha ha....

Its seriously such a nostalgic feeling to me, and this year I am super prepared because I got a Fall home tour ready for you guys!! 

The month of September has been a blast hosting the #FabFallFest with 7 other amazingly talented bloggers on Instagram. We got the chance to see and share so many beautiful spaces. For this last week of the month we thought it would be fun to bring you guys some fall home tours!

If you've stumbled across my blog before you know that Im living in the coziest little studio apartment in the heart of historic midtown Atlanta. I absolutely love it here, it's the perfect little corner for me. I have done a full

apartment tour

before as well as a walk though video with all of the details that you can watch

here

A few things have changed in my space as well as my sprinkle of Fall decor so that's what I'll be sharing today! 

So, like I said, I do live in a studio, and full room pics would just be the same photo from different angles of one big room ha ha so lets zoom in and focus on the little things!

First things first...throw pillows! I love that I can switch up the pillows on my neutral grey sofa. I stuck to my original color scheme in my home but just added warmth with texture! 

Im obsessed with my new black faux fur throw blanket from TJ Maxx. I grabbed this pink furry pillow off of my bed and tossed it between these two oldie but goodies from Target and TJ Maxx. 

At Home Stores had some of what I call "Pillow Gems"! That super snugly grey pillow reminds me of the coziest fall sweater in my closet! You can't go wrong with a plush white faux fur pillow. That velvety pink pillow is one of my faves from Cost Plus World Market. 

Now you know I couldn't forget to dress my bed with some new pillows as well! I adore my new purple pillow with gold studs from At Home as well as my new neutral fur pillow to the right. Im telling you guys, At Home really is the

goldmine

for fall pillows!

Not too much different on my bed tray except for the addition of one of my favorite fall candles Mahogany Teakwood from Bath and Body Works. I also added my new geometrical friend that I picked up at At Home simply because I love gold things way too much. 

Speaking of fall candles, At Home had a pretty good candle selection. Im addicted to this wood wick burning candle that literally sounds like a mini fireplace in my kitchen! The gold dipped candle stand and baby pumpkin are also from At Home. If there were any pumpkins that came through my door this year they were 

gonna

 be dipped in gold!!

I love rich jewel tones like purple and gold and how they make the space feel luxurious and warm. 

I added this cute little fall sketch to my chalkboard wall in my kitchen. It was super simple, the hardest part was picking out which one to add. Check out what I had to choose from 

here

.

I sprinkled a little more fall over to my purple chest under my TV. Another cute gold dipped pumpkin plus a new green friend from At Home. 

Im not in the business of keeping plants alive, even my succulents are faux and Im not ashamed! 

My Gold Ikea shelves also got a new friend! I tried out Fractureme.com and I am SO very impressed with these glass photos they create.

Lets get a close up on this beauty! Bringing family photos into a house makes it a home. This photo of my uncle, granddad, and dad is so special to me. It warms my heart to see this everyday. I did not have enough wall space for a bigger pic but I think these are the perfect size for Christmas gifts! Everyone is getting FractureMe prints this year haha!

Moving on to my bar cart... I tried to restock a bit plus add some cute new drink ware. These copper Moscow mule mugs are my fave and I've been wanting them for a while so Im glad I found a few at At Home this year!

Also, this sign from At Home is my mood for the rest of the year.. "You Cook, I'll drink wine". 

Now this has to be the biggest addition to my home since my last tour. This gorgeous piece of wall art is actually an original painting from a long time childhood friend! Trust me, I will have a separate blog post ALL about the artist and this piece...just you wait! In the meantime, check out 

Chocolate Cherri Bomb

 for some beautiful art!

I did however add this super cozy bench underneath to compliment my new art. At Home made it reeeally hard to choose from the multitude of fab benches they had in stock. After doing a snapchat poll, I finally picked a winner!

This black velvet tufted beauty ended up being just perfect. The acrylic legs add just enough glam. I tossed one of my coziest throw blankets across it with a cute little purple woven pillow from Cost Plus World Market. I could look at it all day... I love it that much!

...and that just about wraps up my sprinkle of Fall in my home this year guys! I'd like to say I kept it simple and cozy while sticking to my personal style. I do hope that you enjoyed it! 

*** This post was sponsored by At Home Stores and FractureMe ; all opinions are my own ***

Please don't forget to check out the 7 other gorgeous Fall Home Tours from these lovely ladies below:

Live Pretty On A Penny

Whitney J. Decor

Chippa Sunshine

Behind The Big Green Door

She Does A Bunch

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made by Carli

The Home I Create

Hello Fall!

Its the most wonderful time of the year!! Just a few more days until the

official

first day of Fall :)

There are so many reasons why Fall is my favorite season... the leaves are prettier, the breeze is crisper, the clothes are cuter, but most of all... I get the chance to make my home a little "cozier"!

I love living in my studio loft because the exposed brick walls give a year round cozy feel, but I also like to add a few things around my home to remind me of what season we're in. Im SO glad that I partnered with some of my favorite bloggers this season for the #FabFallFest because I've been motivated to add "Fall" to my home.

Wall art is a simple way to bring the season in! With limited wall space in a small studio, I turned to my chalkboard wall to add a cute little fall saying I recreated from this

list of free printables

on Pinterest.

This chalkboard wall was super easy to create and it's so fun to add different sayings/drawings. Check out how to make your own

here

.

Here are some of my fave Fall chalkboard printables I found while browsing Pinterest! These can be a great alternative if you can't muster up your own chalkboard wall this season.

thewonderlandboutique.blogspot.com

What are you adding to you walls this Fall? Id love to see! Play along with the #FabFallFest and post your wall decor/signs/wreaths with the #FabFallFest hashtag for a chance to be featured on some really awesome IG accounts!

Follow me on

Instagram

so that you can easily find all of the other Fab bloggers tagged for the #FabFallFest!

To see what else I'm pinning for Fall, follow my

Pinterest

page!

See you next week!

Lisa

Glam Baby Shower

I had the pleasure of throwing the cutest little baby shower for a long time friend of  mine and it was SO glam I just had to share every detail with you all!

The shower was a "ladybug" theme, so I decided to keep it classy but very, very cute!

I wanted to take the time to show you guys the party decor and provide you with a few links to where I got everything in case you have an event coming up soon!

Let's start off with the welcome table!

The decor for this table was kept sweet and simple. A cute display of the ultrasound sat on top of pink and gold decorative boxes found at Home Goods. We asked guest to add their address to a blank envelope so that she could promptly get out thank you cards. The pink tin we held the envelopes in was from the Target dollar spot, as well as the chalkboard welcome banner!

I also kept the gift table simple since this was a pretty large shower (with over 50 guest). I left plenty of room for her many gifts by just adding the cutest

Tassel Banner

from one of my favorite Etsy shops.

Guest who brought diapers were entered into a raffle! We used this corner of the gift table to hold the tickets.

We also asked guest to bring baby a book instead of a card. The alphabet box is from Ross.

Now for the Sweets table!!

This table was obviously the focal point of the room! I used a black photography background and added these fun and easy DIY

Decorative Tissue Paper Pom-poms Flowers

from Amazon. They were so easy to make and even easier to add to the backdrop! 

The

Gold Name Banner

is from the same Etsy shop as the tassel banner and it was absolutely perfect! The

Gold Sequin Fabric

underneath the sweets is from Amazon.

 Now lets get into what was actually ON the table:

This adorable cake and mini cupcakes were created at

Flour Child Bakery

 . Everyone loved the amaretto flavor! 

These adorable ladybug cookies were from

Mary's Cakes and Pastries

!

Another big hit at the sweets table were these cute little candy apples from

Exquisite Sweetz and Treats

!

Most of the other candy treats were from

Oriental Trading Compan

y

 candy buffet section.

 Last is the simple glam table decor.

The

Polka Dot Cotton Table Runner

was from Amazon and I used the same 

Decorative Tissue Paper Pom-poms Flowers

in a smaller size to run down the middle.

 The gold glitter mason jars were a DIY project and the cute little graphics were made by a family friend!

 Overall, the decor for the shower was so fun to create! The "mommy to be" absolutely loved it as well as the guest! This was the first time I've ever thrown and decorated an event like this, and although it was a bit challenging, I really enjoyed putting together every detail!

Let me know what you think!

-Lisa

Kitchen Chalkboard Wall

I've always drooled over those cute chalkboard walls on Pinterest. I woke up one Saturday and decided to go for it, it cant be that hard right? Right! I called on my trusty design partner Gavin and we got to work!

First he measured out the lines and made sure everything was level

My kitchen is pretty small, so without much wall space, I decided to create a column effect. Gavin and I are both perfectionist so getting the measuring right probably took us the longest.

Pay attention to detail

This

Chalkboard paint from Lowe's was barely over $10! 

I started to paint, but left the job to the pro in the room ;)

Here the paint is still wet. 

This paint dries pretty fast, but we decided to speed up the process with a fan.

Completely dry here

An important step is to "chalk" the entire wall. This prepares it for your cute little sayings!

Wipe down the "chalked" wall with a rag and you're pretty much done here!

Now it's time to "doodle"! Simple and fun project complete!

This cute project took about 2 hours to complete and is a great Saturday project! I love it! (I would recommend a few coats of the paint if you plan to draw/write on it often to prevent scratching through to the wall) Let me know if you decide to try it out :)