Sunday, September 26, 2021

Farmhouse Fall Table Decor And Dining Room | Tour 2021

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I seriously can't believe that it's almost October! Summer seemed to have flown by and now by the looks of it, so will autumn. I realized today that in about a month's time, I'll be getting out my Christmas decor. And that my friend, is crazy. How is it already that close? Before we lose all of September, I'll be sharing with you my fall decor ideas for the home. Today will be my fall dining table decor and dining room. 
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For my fall dining room this year, I went with neutrals and a little pop of plaid. I have a few new additions in here and some things that I have moved around that gave this space a nice refresh.
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I tied the plaid pillow covers at the end of the tables in with the table top decor. I played around with multiple options for pillows, and this one won! It was nice to go a little busier on the pillow style since the centerpiece is a little more subdued.
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I took away all the things I'm used to having on this table like the candlesticks and large vases, and opted for a more low profile fall centerpiece.  I used a large white distressed dough bowl, added some greenery, candles, pumpkins and some old spindles. I placed this on top of a scarf to tie in the look. 
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The plaid on the scarf ties in perfectly with the plaid on the pillows. I'm used to having large candlesticks with candles, but I love the low profile glow these candles give with this centerpiece when lit.
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Since I've been busy changing things up around my house, I also have new views to share! I usually sit on this end of the table to eat and work...and in fact, I'm sitting here now. Over the years, this view got to be a big eyesore to a huge mess. Even though I like to make all things functional, it was getting to me how ugly it was starting to look day in and day out. This new cabinet in the corner was a huge help to pretty up the space! 
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I also moved the apothecary cabinet over in the spring. You have no idea how useful all those drawers are! 
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I decorated the top with my normal items -candlesticks, lanterns, books, and a little bit of greenery. 
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My buffet got a new update with I made this other apothecary cabinet type thing. Yep. Still not sure what to call it! I had to move some things around to make room for it. Since there's a lot going on in this space, I kept the color pallet neutral and added a few small fall touches. 
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My collections of things have grown and changed throughout the years. Some of which are shown here with my mashers and rolling pins. I went to a vintage yard sale this weekend, and fell in love with almost everything there including the owner! ha! I told her, "is it bad I want to see inside your house?" and she totally let me in! Her house was amazing full of beautiful, eclectic vintage finds. Everything in there told a story. Her collections of things amazed me and were so well displayed. This gave me hope and inspiration for my random collections! Although we were completely opposite in our color choices to live in (her whole house was Flint by Benjamin Moore), I aspire to show off my collections as she did so well. And yes, she even had an amazing bread board collection too! 
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On the other side of my buffet, I tied in some natural fall elements with some pampas grass I found in a ravine by my house. Not all fall decor has to be plastic and fake! Now I just wish our trees would turn so I could bring in some nice twigs and fall colored leaves in here. 
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I added just a small little pumpkin on the top of my cabinet nestled inside more pampas grass. It just added the perfect touch.
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This corner made a big change. The lamp that used to sit on top of here for years, that was never even plugged in...probably didn't even have a light bulb, finally got replaced! I put my DIY pie safe in it's place. I'm thinking that someday soon I may make a corner cabinet for this area. The more I think about it, the more I want one! To tie this little corner in with the rest of the room, I added pampas grass to enamel mug and plopped down a cute little white pumpkin.
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I hope you enjoyed all the fall decor inspiration from one of my favorite rooms in my house. I have two more tours coming up: my fall living room and fall bedroom. I added the best new addition to both! 

Also, check out the Reels section on my Instagram to see a quick video on how I put this fall centerpiece together :) 
  


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Monday, September 20, 2021

The Best Pumpkin Bread Recipe | Super Moist!


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A few years ago my health went sideways...well flipped upside down and inside out. Very long story short, I found that what I eat has a major effect on the way I feel that day...and the next. I took out processed cane sugar and gluten along with a few other things and found that helped a ton! In the mean time, I had to completely redefine my diet. I needed to find bread that I could eat and a sugar that my body could process without all the bad side effects. All of that led me to discover how to make this perfectly moist pumpkin bread. This could be made full on with glutinous flour and normal white sugar, or changed to gluten free flours and your sweetener of choice! I love using coconut sugar for this recipe, although another good replacement is monk fruit sugar if you are worried about staying in ketosis. 

You can find the complete recipe at the bottom of this post.

The first step is combining the wet ingredients with the sugar. I like to keep this all in one bowl for easier clean up! I don't even take out the blender :) It's an easy one to do by hand with a wood spoon. 

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I use the Krusteaz Gluten Free Flour for most of my bakes, and they all turn out wonderful. It includes the xanthan gum which is definitely helpful. I add this with all my spices and baking powder/soda to the wet ingredients. 
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As I said, I just mix it by hand with either a spoon or in this case today, a whisk! I love the colors of fall in the seasonings.
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You can bake it in one full sized loaf pan, or 4 smaller ones. Usually when I'm running short on time, I'll through them into the smaller loaf pans since they bake in half the time. I have also turned this recipe into muffins, even a shorter amount of time is needed for that!
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I bake it at 350 degrees F, and the time will change depending on how I portion it. 
1 full loaf pan: 50-60 minutes
4 small loaf pans: 25-30 minutes
Muffins: approximately 20 minutes

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I like to do the smaller ones more, since I can share with friends and neighbors easily....and it helps me not to eat the whole thing! Seriously, it's that good. It'll be gone before you notice :)
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This pictured here got a little bit darker than normal. I started the oven off at 450, then quickly realized it as I put them in and turned it down to 350. Even with that, they stayed super moist!
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Here's the recipe. And FYI, I like spice :) If this is too much for you, half the amounts :) 

SUPER MOIST GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN BREAD RECIPE
INGREDIENTS
3 Eggs
1 1/4 C. Coconut sugar (or other sugar)
1 tsp. Mexican vanilla extract
1 C. Pumpkin puree
1/3 C. Vegetable oil
1 1/2 C. Gluten Free Flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. all spice
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. cloves

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease loaf pan.

Combine eggs, sugar, vanilla, pumpkin and oil in large bowl.

Add in flour, other dry ingredients and spices. Stir until well combined.

Add to greased loaf pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out with just crumbs. 

Cool and enjoy! I like to take mine out and cool for about 30 minutes, the outside will get a good crunch and the middle will still be hot and moist. If you have leftovers, just store in air tight container. 

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I hope you enjoy this super moist pumpkin bread recipe! I have made it about 4 times so far this year...it's only mid-September! It's also a great one to use and make for neighbor gifts for Christmas :) My husband loves it with butter on it, but I keep it simple and eat it as is!
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I have so many projects happening right now....can't wait to share them all with you! To follow all that is going on behind the scenes, be sure to follow my social media :) 
 


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Fall Decor Ideas For The Home (Front Living Room Tour 2021)

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Welcome everyone to the first fall tour of the season! I'm joining Marty from a Stroll Thru Life and over 30 other very talented bloggers as we all share parts of home decorated for the season in hopes of giving you ome much needed fall decor ideas! If you are following the tour train and are stopping over from The Stonybrook House, welcome! I just love all the perfect touches Lori brings to her spaces. You can find all other tours happening this week at the bottom of the post :)
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I'm going to tell you a story. A story about a girl whose life is all about summer. The hotter the better. The sunnier, the merrier. This girl counts the days until the first moment the summer sun hits her skin. This girl never wants summer to leave; it's like an inevitable breakup every year around this time and it's seriously heartbreaking. It's me...the girl is me :) Did you figure that out? Now you know how I feel about summer, it makes it so very hard to bring out fall decor when it's still 90 degrees out. As I sat there this week putting all my summer decor away, and brought out the fall, I thought that the next time I remove the pumpkins and fall florals I'll be putting up Christmas in it's place. And truthfully, that hurts my soul. That makes awful winter that much more tangible...almost like you can feel like, smell it.

That all being said, I was going to share with you my late summer home tour :) Just kidding. I decided to put up my fall decor, without the pumpkins. I wanted just the colors of fall. As I sat in my front room, staring into the abyss of what the heck to do next....I then left it for a few days to gain some inspiration. And you know what? All the inspiration kept coming back in the form of pumpkins. I tried my hardest not decorate with them...I did. You should have seen my living room in this half decorated mess. It just wasn't happening. So....as you will soon see I went from no pumpkins to all the pumpkins real quick :) haha.
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Rustic Wooden Desk Drawer Organizer/Printer's Cabinet:link    Side Table: Target      White Slipcover Couch/Bed: Ikea   

This year for my fall decor, I naturally started with brown tones, whites, and greens. Most of my decor leans heavily towards this combination. It's the perfect set of neutrals...yep, green is technically a neutral and an accent color for me :) 

I also made some changes in here. They don't feel like much, but since this room hasn't changed much in the past few years, they are significant to me. First is the secretary hutch that is now in this corner. I also moved a larger accent chair into the other corner by the fireplace. Also, the addition of this rug...it brings in great texture.
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Rug: Rugs USA    Storage Bench: Link         Chandelier: World Market         $30 shiplap tutorial: link
And I can't forget the addition of our sweet new kitty, Aero. He looks sweet here, but not two seconds before and after this picture was taken was he clawing the heck out of the rug :/

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I was tweaking this place up until this afternoon, and this rug was the last addition. It added the perfect extra layer that was missing. It was a find from Hobby Lobby in their spring line. 
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I also changed out my dough bowl for this old fruit crate. I brought in the amber bottles, a mix of vintage and new. 
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I added some old wood spindles from a antique chair I rescued...and then demolished :) Those books aren't as old as you may think! They are actually dollar store books. I have the full tutorial on how to make these in the Autumn Issue of Country Sampler Farmhouse Style magazine, along with some fun other projects! It has so many other wonderful fall decor ideas for the home!

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And here's the look at the pumpkin crazy. Also, a look at my vintage amber bottle collection on the mantel. I put them together with the books and greenery for a vintage fall mantel along with my great, great grandmother's mirror. I love that that mirror sits in my house, and my kids look into it and see their reflection just like their great, great, great grandmother did. It's pieces like these that give me all the feels! It has some smoked damage from a fire, but it survived and I'm so glad to have it :)
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Alright, here's a better look at all the pumpkins! I took out my candlesticks since it felt like there was too much going on with the amber bottles...then I just went crazy with the pumpkins instead :) It was fun creating this look and something I may replicate in my main living room. I brought in some green pumpkins to balance out all the white pumpkins and to bring in the greenery from above. 
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I switched out my dark brown ladder in this corner for the white one. This helped make the fireplace the main focal point. That mantel is such a beautiful piece, the more attention it has, the better! Can you believe that was a classifieds score for $70?! 
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There are some angles I don't share often, this is one of them. It may be an angle I share more as I get used to shooting it from the corner and the floor :) ha! This hutch is just so pretty, I wanted to highlight it. 
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I don't want to forget this hutch in the other corner. Yep there are two of them in here! Serious though you guys. I need to stop scrolling through facebook marketplace...I have no room for furniture! This little corner ties into the rest of the room with the amble bottles and greenery once again.
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Here are my tips for decorating for fall...even if it is a little early for me:
  • Add layers! I love layering up my rugs, blankets, pillows, pictures etc. 
  • Bring in texture. I brought it in with the rug, the book pages, the greenery, the wood, and the sweater pillows amongst other things.
  • Keep the color combo simple. I only tend to decorate with 1 accent color. In this case, green. I kept the other colors neutral tones with browns, tans, whites, and creams. Keeping your colors simple with a base color and one or two accent colors brings notice to the pieces.
  • Decorate with what makes you feel the most comfortable. I tried to decorate for fall without pumpkins and it seriously gave me so much stress! ha! I fell back to what I know, and it ended up working out just fine :)
  • Make it cozy! Bring in elements like rugs, curtains, pillows, blankets, and candles. 
  • Have you space tell a story. Bring in elements from your past or your family or something special to you in the present. Make your space mean something to you, that will make it all that more special when you walk by it. 
  • Make it better than last year. Keep tweaking it until you find the perfect harmony with everything. It took me about two weeks to figure out my groove with this room. Most of my rooms are in a natural state of "tweaking" :) You don't have to get it right the first time. If it feels off, move things around, edit or bring something new and unexpected in.

Hope you enjoyed the tour and gained maybe a little inspiration :) To get even more fall home decor inspiration, be sure to check out Citrine Living tomorrow! Her home is beautiful and so unique! And of course, check out all the tours below! 






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