Oh September.. you’ve been a busy month. It feels like the month has flown by because of all the projects we’ve taken on.. and our daily routine has been a bit chaotic. Have you felt this way too? Please say yes so I don’t feel alone! ;)
If that’s not enough.. Fall has hit us in the face and I’m trying to decorate like a madwoman. I know it’s not normal to feel “behind” in Fall decorating when it’s only mid-September, but in blogger land we tend to tackle the seasons at a different time and pace than the average person. However, I live for being busy with this job. It’s a creative outlet for me with the constant recipes, decorating, sponsorship responsibilities, and e-mails. LOTS of e-mails. ;) I try to get back to everyone as soon as possible but it can be insanity when the inbox is full 24/7.
I’ve been feeling especially appreciative towards the people that surround me in my life: Jeff travels for work every so often but this next month he will be gone quite a bit. If there is a day or two that I haven’t storied as often as I usually do – it’s because I’m trying to enjoy the little moments with my hubby and family. I don’t know what it is about Fall.. but I always find that I get a little sentimental. My Dad passed away several years ago, next week.. and his birthday is the fourth of October so.. I just always take time to make family a priority during this time.
So today I thought.. what better time to share a few things that have made me happy this week. :) While all are different, everything coordinates and helps me pull my home together. Love that!!
First up.. Hazel Candle Co. In my stories this week, I shared how much I’m loving this locally-based, all natural Soy candle company. Not only do they have INCREDIBLE seasonal scents.. they also have staple everyday scents that I know I’ll use year-round. I get headaches & migraines with fragrances at times.. so the “all-natural” aspect is really important to me. Not only are they clean burning (no dark smoke) but the scents are very light. I haven’t gotten a headache since I started burning these candles. I just had the opportunity to talk with Henry, the owner & head candle-maker of Hazel Candle Co and he is so creative & kind. I’m so proud to share his products!
These candles are affordable and I recommend trying a few different scents! A few of my favorites include Flannel Season, Pumpkin Spice, Vanilla Hazelnut, and Milk & Honey. That being said, I’ve fallen in love with every single scent. Use promo code “KRISTY10” to get 10% off. Click here to shop.
Next up.. Farah Merhi, my friend who started Inspire Me! Home Decor on Instagram – one of the most successful home decor & design galleries with over 5 million followers. I had the pleasure of meeting Farah and hanging out with her for 3 days straight back in March at the Design Bloggers Conference. We were both speakers at the event, and bonded over multiple meals sharing secrets, tips, and our experiences in social media and in life. We became fast friends and I’m so happy to have someone so special in my life. She truly is a master businesswoman and someone whom I admire greatly.
Farah has many brands under her belt, but one of my favorites has to be her monthly subscription box: Shop Inspire Me! Home Decor. Every month, Farah cultivates beautiful pieces of home decor that are complimentary to one another and mix & match easily with various styles. What I love about subscription boxes like this.. is that they are seasonally focused and spot on with the current trends. My box from June contained 2 beautiful studded ceramic gold and white candle holders with a coordinating vase.
I’ve just begun dipping my toes into the gold decor scene.. and I’m really loving it. This grouping looks beautiful styled on my outdoor coffee table for a little get-together with our friends. Click here to order your monthly surprise decor-box. You can get 10% off your subscription by using code: kristy10
One thing that I really love to do regarding Fall and my home is to add more texture to each space. We spend most of our time relaxing in our family room (and Emma and I work in this space everyday!) so it was very important to me that it not only remain comfy, but cozy too. I always look to Pottery Barn for seasonal goodies.. but especially during the fall and Christmas seasons. Their buyers are amazing! They are always spot on with exactly what is on trend. This year I included lots of velvet and fur.. some of the velvets include fringe and others have a beautiful Jacquard design gracing them. The fur I have chosen is ruched which adds even more texture and detail. Love the warm neutral color and each piece feels not only soft but also luxurious.
Last favorite of the week is my beautiful bright tulips from Stargazer Barn. I’m a part of the “Tulip of the Month Club” and these babies lit up my day when I received them on Wednesday. Many of you know the love I have for this Northern California grower.. Bill is the owner and we met at P. Allen Smith’s Moss Mountain Farm a couple years ago. Ever since then, I always find ways to incorporate his gorgeous flowers in my life. So many of you have ordered his blooms for special moments and for the amazing people in your lives.. and for this I am so thankful! Small shops matter!
Their “Tulip of the Month Club” is a great value, and such a special gift. The 3 month subscriptions go for just $65 – they also have multiple types of subscription boxes.. including flower subscription, flowers and wine subscription.. and more! Click here to learn more.
Their pricing is incredible. If you order a bouquet you can choose from a selection of tulips, lilies, iris, and freesia. They also offer fun packages with chocolate and their own wine.. delicious! Jeff approved. ;) Use code: kristywicks18 for 20% off your order. (No shipping charges!) Click here to see everything they offer.
Let me know what inspired you this week in the comments below.. I love hearing from you!
Make sure to check out some of our other recent Fall posts:
- Click here to shop my Favorite Fall Decor for 2018.
- Click here for 12 Fall Drinks that I’m Loving!
- Click here for my Fall Guest Bedroom Refresh.
- Click here for our post where we hunted for the best fall decor at our favorite stores.