fall home decor

Our house is officially in the process of getting “falled out” and I think fall might actually be my favorite season to decorate. I don’t like to spend a ton, and usually give myself a “pumpkin allowance” once the white pumpkins hit grocery stores. I tried to find some really cute things for y’all and ended up ordering most of them for myself! I’m into neutral tones with pops of orange and gingham here and there this season. Everything below is under $50!

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ONE | TWO | THREE | FOUR | FIVE | SIX | SEVEN | EIGHT | NINE | TEN | ELEVEN | TWELVE

*The wreath pictured sold out from TJ Maxx but THIS one is even prettier, in my opinion, and on major sale! Add a pretty ribbon/bow at the top and this would be beautiful.

I’m getting ready to decorate our table for the first time since we got it and couldn’t believe the price of this $15 centerpiece! I need to get some cloth napkins and some more pumpkins to spread down the center of the table, but I’ll be showing you guys a reveal of that area soon!

The only place in the house that I’m decorating for Halloween is the playroom and I actually surprised Bear with it today after school. I mostly picked up $1, $3, and $5 items from the Target Dollar Spot because they had so much fun stuff! I normally just decorate for fall and take it all down after Halloween (aka time for all things Christmas), but I thought the boys and their friends would enjoy a little Halloween decor this year.

Does anyone else have a problem with buying entirely too many throw pillows? Chances are if I walk in a Home Goods or TJ Maxx, I’m coming out with at least one throw pillow we don’t need. But when they’re so cute and just $17, like this one, I can’t resist! If it has a catchy/cute phrase, I’m especially done.

Have you started decorating for fall yet? Hopefully it’s actually cool where you are and you can really get in the mood for the season. It will be sometime in November before Houston gets on board, but we’ll be ready at least.
xo, Britt

you had me at next day shipping...

We have guests coming to stay this week and it hit me a few days ago: we desperately need new bath towels. I’ve been embarrassed of the towels our guests have had to use lately; we donated the majority of our towels during Hurricane Harvey and have never replaced them, until now. I found the perfect (affordable!) towels HERE at Walmart and had to order a few sets (love several of the options but the white with grey stripe is my favorite- unique yet classic). I’ve long been a fan of Walmart’s Better Homes and Gardens brand and these towels have great reviews. The best part? They were available with Next Day Shipping! I just ordered them Friday afternoon, and we had them by Saturday. I couldn’t get over the convenience and wanted to share a few details with y’all in case you’re wanting to utilize Walmart’s new New Day Shipping, too!

BATH TOWEL SET | LEGGINGS | TEE (set of 2 for $9!)


Okay, now for some facts about Walmart’s Next Day Delivery! First and foremost you should know that the service is FREE on orders of $35 or more. It’s very easy to get your cart to $35 (if you’re like me), so take advantage of this free perk!
Some more facts:
-No membership needed
-Easy! Just enter NextDay Mode on your phone or laptop, and everything you see will be available for NextDay Delivery
-Your entire order arrives in 1 box for your convenience
-Over 100K items eligible

I already have my eye on some more home items we need before our company arrives, and I’ll share them in the widget below. They’re all Next Day Shipping eligible and I have a feeling I’m going to get spoiled to this in a hurry. :)
xo, Britt


HOME ITEMS IN MY CART:

Thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

elissa's baby shower

Last weekend, we showered my best friend Elissa with lots of love and anticipation for her baby boy on the way (you may remember the beautiful baby shower Elissa gave me here). Elissa’s shower was held in our home but it was a group effort that wouldn’t have been possible without Elissa’s Mom, Jody, and Elissa’s good friends, Kristen and Rubi. Lots of thought and love were put into every detail of the shower, from the gorgeous florals (thank you, Jody!) to the yummy food (thank you, Kristen!), it was truly a special day that I hope Elissa and baby boy enjoyed. Sharing all details and lots of photos below!

Shower details:
photos: Ban Avenue Photography
cake: Tiny Bakes
This cake was so delicious! I had heard about Tiny Bakes from a friend and now I can honestly say that Elizabeth will be my go-to for cakes in Houston from here on out. The top layer of the shower cake was funfetti and the bottom layer was chocolate (Elissa’s favorite). Both flavors melted in your mouth and were moist, flavorful, and just so good. Highly recommend!
invitations/thank you notes: Whitney Farnsworth Design
I looked far and wide on Etsy for a shower invitation that wasn’t “cheesy” and had more of a classic nautical feel. As soon as I saw the watercolor sailboats on these Whitney Farnsworth Design invitations, I knew Elissa would love them. Even more of a bonus that they came with matching thank you notes which we set out for guests to address at the shower. Whitney was so easy to work with and does amazing work.
cookies: Cookie Queen of Spring
You guys know I’m all about the sugar cookies at parties and we had to have some for Elissa’s shower, of course. Jody found a design on Pinterest and the Cookie Queen of Spring made the cookies come to life. In fact, I love how they turned out even more than the inspo picture. The Cookie Queen herself, Brooke, is such a kind soul and is truly talented beyond words at her craft. The cookies tasted just as good as they look, as every single one got eaten at the shower. Houston friends, you have to use Brooke for your next event!
florals: Lary’s
seashell garland: Michael’s
guestbook: Seeonee
Elissa’s dress: Pink Blush
food: Zoe’s Kitchen
other decor: Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, etc.

Jody found the centerpiece boat and painted it to match Elissa’s nursery, along with making the sail. Lary’s filled the boat with flowers which made such a gorgeous centerpiece for the table. Jody also did the “message in a bottle” with wishes for Jose, Elissa, and Baby.
Kristen was in charge of the guest book which will be such a cute touch in Baby Carmona’s nursery. Kristen also was in charge of all the food from Zoe’s…and boy was there food! We had a huge, delicious spread that everyone enjoyed. Kristen also found all the paper goods, which were also a hit.
Rubi flew in from Florida just to be here for Elissa’s shower, which was such a special gift in itself. Rubi was in charge of all the games for the shower, which provided some laughs, and props that made for the cutest photos.
Guest took home bath bomb favors wrapped in burlap and tied with anchor ribbon, with a sign reading “Please take a favor from Elissa’s shower to yours”.
Kristen made the food label cards, and Zach helped me make (aka he did 90% of) the wooden card holders.
The mantle was a stunning work of art done entirely by Jody. She took wooden 2x4’s to add height to the seashell garland, which she surrounded by cream colored florals. The hydrangea’s smelled so good! She also made the banner that hung from the mantle reading “It’s a boy” with sea creatures matching the theme.
Most of the decor we used all belongs to Elissa; she kindly let us use her nursery decor for the shower since she already had a lot pieces. I love her nursery theme; it feels “vintage nautical” and is going to be so sweet for their baby boy.


Beanie (Elissa and I have called each other this since college),
We cannot wait to meet sweet Baby Carmona! We love him so much already and you and Jose are going to be the best parents ever. We love you so much and can’t wait to see you as a family of 3!
xo, Britt