{autumn inspired decorating}

Well hello there:)
How are you doing on this Sunday evening!?!?

I don't know about you but I thought a lot about 9.11 today and it really made even think to myself just how precious life is and that we can't waste one day not appreciating it.
Sometimes we get caught up in the day to day grind....
and life can get pretty stressful.
but just stop and think about how stressful that day was when it happened 10 years ago.
think about all that the families who have lost someone go through.

No matter what is going on in life........the important to remember is that we have one.

Thanks for letting me share a feeling:)
If you came to dinner or spent any amount of time with me ...
you'd know....I like to share feelings:)

I say to my friends...come on let's share a feeling.
I say it at work....ok....let's say one nice feeling about the person sitting to your right.

Yes...some people...ok many people...think i'm nuts.
But I don't care....I don't think people today share their feelings enough.

So go ahead....share a feeling with me today:)

Ok...fine...enough about feelings.
This weekend my husband was out of town for the whole weekend on a golf trip.
Do you sense a bit of giddiness in my tone!?!?
Well you're right! I LOVE it when my husband leaves for a little bit!
Don't get me wrong...I adore him...
but just as much as I adore him...I adore my time alone!

This weekend while he was away....
I nurtured my creative spirit:)
I spent the weekend creating Simple Daisy happiness and
I redecorated ...including painting the walls...of our dining room!
He'll be surprised:)
And even more surprised to know he'll be laying hardwood floors in the weeks to come:)

Of course...I had to pour myself a nice glass of vino before I got to the task at hand.
Painting walls and drinking wine can be very interesting:)

Anywho...I've just been wanting a cozier feeling in the dining room....a relaxed, comfortable feeling.

So I switched everything up...
bought new curtains, a curtain rod {that's too small}, a new light fixture, a simple jute rug, plates {need chargers}, napkins....and painted the walls!
Now I just need pillows for the backs of the chairs!!
Maybe i'll find some next weekend at the Country Living fair! So excited to go:)

I love...love...love it! It's so cozy in there now! And the chalkboard wall....well i've wanted to do that since we bought the home 6 or so years ago!! I finally did it...and I couldn't be happier:)I have chalkboard walls everywhere else in my home....so why not in the dining room:)

Now I can write happy little reminders to myself....whenever I feel like it!

It's kind of hard to tell in photographs just how happy and cozy it looks now! But trust me....it looks pretty nice:) Hope my husband likes it! He'll be home later this evening:)

And I just freehand painted this little sign....C'est la vie!! Such is life! How true is that:)
Ah well......such is life! Fits for just about any situation!

So there you have it....a little autumn inspired cozy decorating inspiration:)
Simple and happy!
And it will be even more happy when I finish.....

Have a lovely, happy, inspired and creative week:)

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."  Robert Frost


  1. Wow! I came expecting to see turquoise and white which I love. This colour combination is great and says "Autumn" perfectly.


  2. love your dining room, the chalkboard wall!! and the little sign is gorgeous!

  3. I love what you have done. I've noticed that must be your favorite vino judging from the bottles in the background ;) The table looks great and I love the sideboard and the touches of fall. The chalkboard wall looks great and how fun to have that.


  4. It is very pretty and autumnal. My favorite are the new curtains. Where did you get them? and I wanted to see a before shot because well...I forgot what the before was. Turqoise is what I remember!

  5. Oh, I love how it came out! It does have a great fall feeling!

  6. Very pretty. The chalkboard wall, the light fixture, curtains, all!

  7. Very cool! I've always wanted to use that chalkboard paint somewhere.

    Great job!!

  8. Hmm, I want to see a before shot too! I'll have to go back and do a little searching on your blog. I too was surprised that I didn't see turquoise! Your style is changing a little bit, yes? It's all good though! I admire your energy and ambition, wow you accomplished a lot in one weekend!

  9. It looks so nice and modern, yet cozy - perfect! Best of all it still looks and feels like you. Did hubby like it?

  10. Very inviting and cozy for those cooler autumn days.

  11. I love it! I do the same sort of things when my hubby goes away. He never knows what he's going to come back home to....

  12. Looks wonderful Heather! I think you husband will enjoy the changes as well. I'm in need of a new rug as well. I'm thinking sisal. Not sure though.

  13. Love autumn too... the chalkboard wall looks great - your home is so beautiful!

  14. I heart your dining room everso!! Every season you decorate it, I wish I could be there! And as usual, loved your choice of vino!!

  15. I'm anxious to hear what your hubby's face looked like when he walked in that door, Heather! lol! What a great looking room! It does look super cozy in there now. Luv it, girlie! :) I agree with you about having the hubsters go away for a couple days. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, ya know! lol!

    xoxo laurie

  16. ooh, your room looks wonderful! What brand of chalkboard paint works best? TIA!

  17. Very casual and chic and I love the chalk wall. Cheers girl.

  18. Hi Heather!

    Your casita looks so lovely! I bet people love parties at your house. I love how the decorations on your mirror change season to season and that your home always looks so inviting. I hope you had a great week!

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