The thing about being a blog or a magazine enthusiast is that it sometimes heightens that “keeping up with the Jones'” mentality. You see beautiful spaces and beautiful homes all the time and think, “wow…my house NEVER looks like that.” Well guess what, as a blogger, I’m here to tell you…mine doesn’t either.
It’s just like getting invited to a wedding. You probably wear your favorite, most flattering dress, right? Maybe you buy a new pair of shoes or some earrings. You shower. You even put on MAKE-UP.
Blog posts are like wedding receptions…
No one shows up in their sweats. In the blog world, no one shows you that us bloggers are standing behind the camera in our pjs, wearing our comfy socks with holes in the heels. There’s baby vomit down the front of our bathrobe, and our hair is in some semblance of a half-ponytail-half-mangled-nightmare. Makeup? Are you kidding me? I’m not even wearing deodorant. And my last shower is a distant memory. #Truth.
In this continued spirit of honesty, myself and a group of my favorite blogging buddies present to you today, the “lazy girls fall home tour.” Each of us has a fall home tour post for you that will reveal our pretty fall decorating ideas, but also some of the possibly not-so-pretty parts of our homes that really aren’t very picture-worthy.
First, I’ll start with my best foot forward. In other words, the staged shots where you can’t see A) what a mess the photographer (me) looks like and B) what a disaster the rest of the home that is around this one little clean and perfectly coiffed corner looks like. *This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.*
Toss some leaves, corn and gourds on a table and call it a day.
Actually, I got SUPER crafty (for me) and made place cards with mini-pumpkins and chalkboard paint. The whole thing took me about a minute per pumpkin, and that’s about all the craftiness I got in me.
Here’s my fall mantle. Get ready, it’s a bit over the top…
Three pumpkins. Count ’em. One, two, three. I’d like to say I’m going for that minimalist, artsy vibe. But the truth is, I’m just too lazy to do more.
We’re not big fans of all the creepy, spooky, scary Halloween decor, so this is right up our alley.
We have a Department 56 Peanuts village for Christmas, too. There are so many different little pieces for these sets so you can just build a collection slowly as you’re able. The kids love them.
Has anyone else seen the movie Miracle on 34th Street? Here’s my Halloween tribute to that great flick…
That’s a major decorating moment there…did you catch that? I took a witches’ broom and I propped it up…in a corner. Hope you guys are taking good notes on all these impressive ideas (for those of you who don’t know me too well yet, allow me to introduce my writing style. It’s called “punctuationally-challenged and dripping with sarcasm”).
Ready for the rest of the fall decor? Here it is!!
Welcome to my attic. This is where all the Halloween decor is stored. It’s also where most of it is still sitting right now. Packed in boxes. Why? I can’t bring myself to haul it all out, only to put it all away again in a couple short weeks. That, my friends, is lazy. And I’m embracing it 100% this year. Because I don’t have the time or energy to CLEAN, let alone decorate. Case in point.
That’s my dresser. And yes, it’s smiling at you. There is enough dust on this thing that I could measure it’s depth with a yard stick. Know what? I can only do what I can do. Dusting has fallen to the bottom of the priority list. When the kids start sneezing, perhaps I’ll change my tune. Also, please note…I am, in fact, too lazy to fully close my dresser drawers. So, they are each closed about 50-73%. Whatever. Embrace that inner lazy girl. It’s O.K. We’ve all got one, and sometimes, it’s better to just yield rather than push ourselves to the brink, you know?
Happy fall ya’ll!!!!
Make sure to check out the other lazy girls’ fall decorating ideas. Here are links to their posts: