Scarves: Just Another Reason to Love Fall

Sure, you can wear them any time of year, but a scarf never feels as cozy as it does during the Autumn months. If I could wear a scarf every single day from September 15 through November 30, I would. Bonus: it dresses up just about any plain ole outfit. The patterns and fabrics are endless! You can go plain, playful, or anything in between. Love, love, love.

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Burberry Check Merino Wool Scarf – $295 at Nordstrom

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Tasha ‘Ink Blot’ Scarf – Just $28 at Nordstrom

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Banana Republic Cashmere Scarf – $120 at Banana Republic

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Kate Spade New York Jumbo Floral Scarf – On Sale! $89 at Bloomingdales

Go grab yours and cozy up with a cup of tea…I know you want to.

Fall Decorating – Gold Ombre Pumpkins

I love the Fall! The crisp air, leaves changing color, the nostalgia of going back to college after a long summer, and of course the apple picking!

applesA friend of mine recently moved back to the area after a few years out West, and just down the street from her new place are a cluster of apple orchards. Alan and I made our way down to meet her and her boyfriend and a few hours later, we had ourselves a couple sacks of apples, a belly full of apple cider donuts, and an arm full of mini pumpkins!

What to do with all these miniature pumpkins? Turn them into festive decor, of course. I will admit, sometimes pumpkin orange just doesn’t go with your home’s color palette.  But a little gold paint and a paint brush will take you a long way (or you can use spray paint as an alternative).

Layer the gold paint onto the pumpkin, using varying amounts of paint for each one. The end result: gold ombre pumpkins! How cute are these little guys – and they only took minutes to make.

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Now to decide what to do with all those apples…