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Back and Ready for Fall!

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Hello!  How I’ve missed you!  Happy Fall!



You might have noticed that I took a break from the blog over the summer and many of you were so kind to reach out and make sure my family and I were okay.  I truly appreciated each and every one of your notes!  The truth is, I took the time off so that I could have more time to spend with my kids.  I didn’t plan to stop posting…it just sort-of happened.  I love blogging and I love the opportunity it gives me to get to know my readers, but at the same time, it’s a lot of work!  When I first started, it was just me and my computer and I think my only reader was Hubby, and I’m not exactly sure he had a choice!  Over time, as the blog grew, so did the amount of time I invested in it.  And then, of course, there’s the pressure to keep up with the Joneses.  I started comparing myself to others and feeling like I was falling behind and that I needed to post more, pin more, tweet more….more, more, more!  And well, the bottom line is that I was burnt out.

Thankfully, I am now refreshed and refocused and ready to go!  And I need to catch you up on all that happened in my home over the summer!  First, there was my Craigslist find that caused me to rent a U-Haul and drive a truck to unknown parts of Oakland.  I can’t wait to share with you what I bought!



Then, there’s this…



I’ve also been decorating for Fall in preparation for the Fall Home Tour that is going on this week showcasing the homes of 30 bloggers.  I’ll be giving a tour of my home on Friday, but there are great tours happening all week.  I’ve posted today’s list below.

Monday 2015 Fall Home Tours


While I won’t be sharing my full tour until Friday, I thought I’d give you some sneak peeks.







You might already be able to tell that I’m taking a non-traditional approach to Fall decorating.  I’ve decorated with the warm reds and oranges of Fall in the past, but this year, wanted to change it up a bit.  I’ll give you more details on Friday, but in the meantime, check out these great tours happening today!

Monday September 7
Monday – Sept 7th


On Wednesday, I’ll be sharing a FULL look at my living room, which received a mini-makeover during the summer thanks to a consignment shop find.  I can’t wait to share it with you!


Happy Monday!
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