2018 Fall Decor Ideas!

Found all of these cute pumpkins in the Target dollar section!!

Found all of these cute pumpkins in the Target dollar section!!

Happy Fall, Ya'll!

I wanted to get this post up now so that you guys can take advantage of the Labor Day sales that are going on! A lot of the items below are on sale.

I'm sharing some Fall Decor items below to give you a little inspiration. Anyone already decorating for Fall?? I am SO ready! I have most of my decorations up, but I still have a few things I need to snag in order to put the finishing touches on everything.

My theme this year is PUMPKINS - mint, white, grey are my main colors, with the occasionally pop of orange. I'm accenting with black and white plaid. I really love how everything is looking! I'm doing a more sophisticated look this year, versus the bright orange and red and loud colors and patterns that I normally do. It's fun to do something different this year!

Ok, here are some Fall Decor pieces that I'm loving and that I'm using for inspo. myself.

Click on each photo below to shop the item!

What type of theme/colors are you going for this year??

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Pumpkin Patch

My outfit:

Boots: Hunter // Jeans: Mother // Sweater: Nordstrom

Last Friday we took James to the pumpkin patch! It was such a fun experience! James seemed thoroughly interested in all of the sights and sounds at the patch. We have been reading 'The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin' a lot lately, and I've been talking to him about pumpkins and picking pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. So it was really fun to take him and to show him real life pumpkins!

Gunner was such a good boy and waited in the back of the truck for us. He loves James! It is the sweetest thing ever. When James cries, Gunner runs over and sits by him and seems so concerned. He always kisses James' feet and head, and tries to kiss his hands and face but we don't let him. He's a good good dog...the very best dog ever.

Anyways, we each picked a pumpkin (Ben's is more of a squash or something haha) and James's is an itsy bitsy pumpkin like in the book! I can't wait to continue having fun new experiences with James! It is so amazing to see him taking in the world and experiencing new things for the first time. I'm really looking forward to all of the holidays with him!

Have a great day!

xo, Anna

 

Autumn Transitions

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Sometimes it seems like the end of summer comes so abruptly. One day you are wearing your cutoffs, summer dresses, and tank tops, and the very next day you are bundling up in wool sweaters and scarves. The arrival of Autumn can be sudden and extreme, and it can be hard to cope with the fact that it is now officially time to rotate out your wardrobe in preparation for the colder months ahead. Especially for the outdoor adventurer, the end of summer can be a somewhat gloomy prospect. It marks the end of carefree, dry, summer explorations, and promises less predictable and sometimes less pleasant weather that can tend to feel like it will inhibit all outside activities. But never fear! The arrival of Autumn does not need to mean the end of your adventures!

Here are some ways to help with your transition out of summer and into the colder weather that awaits us:

  • Beef Up Your Cold Weather Inventory! Just because the weather is turning, it doesn't mean that you can't get outside and have the time of your life. But it does mean that you need to make some changes to the gear you bring along. Take inventory of your cold weather gear. Make sure you have adequate rain accommodations, like waterproof clothing, gaiters, and shelter. Switch your light weight quilt out for your 0 degree sleeping bag. Stock up on a Merino Wool hat, base layers, and socks. And be sure to throw in hand warmers, instant coffee, and some Mountain House meals - because nothing beats a hot meal on a cold night in the backcountry. If done right, a cool Autumn night spent under the stars can be an unbeatable experience. The key is preparedness.
  • Commit To Your Adventures. The thing is, in the summer time it is easy to go camping on a whim, or throw your fly rod in the back seat and head out to the river for the day. The sun is shining, the weather is great, and the cold isn't a factor. As the seasons turn though, it can be harder to find the motivation to step into the river or head up into the mountains when it's chilly out. So, the solution is to make solid plans for your adventures, pack up all of your cold weather gear (that you have already taken inventory of and ensured that you have), and -this is the important part- DO IT! Just do it. No excuses. A little cold is certainly worth the memories you will make. Mark your adventures on your calendar so that it is harder for you to back out. Commit to getting outside, even in the colder months. As long as you have the right gear, you will be comfortable and have a great time.
  • Find Motivation In the Season. Autumn can be one of the most beautiful times of the year to get out into nature. With the changing colors and crisp, clear air, you will find scenery that you wont get in the Summer. Autumn is an excellent time to hit the river for fly fishing. Don't let yourself be fooled into thinking that with the end of Summer, it is time to store your fly rod. The view from the middle of a river surrounded by yellow Aspens is something that you just have to see to believe. And you wont see it if you don't get out there. So find motivation in those seasonal sights and go explore!

Don't let the cooler days get you down. Prepare, plan, and then go have some bright, fall-colored, brisk, cool-weather adventures!