Some Fall Inspiration and Origami with Mom

As most of you know, from my blog, and my Instagram,

I had the pleasure of spending the past two weeks with my mom.

We picked her up two weeks ago from my brother and sister in law’s home in Georgia

where she resides in a very large and comfortable “mother-in-law’s” quarters.

I decided that I would devote every moment to her in those two weeks,

thus my absence from my blog and social media. She needed to know and feel

that she was the most important priority in my life during that time.

She mentioned that my life was very busy as I took her to all my activities

and social events that were pre-planned months before her visit.

So for my “first day back” in a long while, on this blog, I thought I would present

some  Fall inspiration around the house and Origami with mom!

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Amazing Fall Inspiration, My Mom, and a Giveaway

Wow! What a title . . .

Amazing Fall Inspiration, My Mom, and a Giveaway.

That certainly is a wide range of subjects today.

But let’s start with the Number One subject, My Mom.

She is visiting me for the next two weeks.

So I may be a bit absent next week while I spend time with her

trying to accomplish a list we are making.

“Things that I have not done and places I want to see”

Champagne Bucket Arrangement-Housepitality Designs

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My Fall Home Tour

Fall is definitely creeping in a bit in my part of the country.

We have cooler temps . . . well, cooler to me means it is not in the 90’s . . .

and I can see some slight changes in the color of the leaves on some trees.

That being said, it is time for my Fall Home Tour AND A GIVEAWAY!!!

So grab a seat and your favorite beverage and come along!

bHome Fall Tour

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Fall Porch Inspiration and a New Favorite

While I sit on my front porch thinking about how blessed I am

to be able to enjoy the mild weather,

I am thinking ahead on how I would like to decorate my porch for Fall this year.

I definitely need to keep it simple, yet festive and inviting this year.

So today, I thought I would just present some Fall Porch inspiration

and a new favorite of mine.

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A Furniture Shuffle for Staging and Simple Fall Touches

I have been  eliminating some small pieces of furniture in each room of the house

to gain a less cluttered, cleaner look, staging the house to place it on the market.

Some pieces of furniture were sent to storage and some danced to the Furniture Shuffle.

A furniture shuffle for staging and simple fall touches occurred in the Media Room.

While I am still tweaking this room, I thought I would show you

one side of the room today.

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A Sneak Peek of the Sunroom and Consignment Finds

Another busy week for me, but I always say that busy is good,

because my mom told me so!

Today I want to show you a sneak peek of the sunroom and consignment finds

from my favorite consignment shop.

Do I listen to myself when I enter the doors of Always Home in Durham, N.C.?

“Now have a little constraint Shirley!”   No, I often do not listen.

My hearing seems to get a little worse when I try to listen to my own voice!

I am putting some finishing touches in the sunroom, but here are some teasers

so you can see the direction I am going in for Fall in the Sunroom.

Sunroom Fall Arrangement-Housepitality Designs

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“Fall”ing for Blue for Fall Decor

I am “fall”ing for blue for Fall decor this year.

I am doing this for two reasons.

One, because I love blue.

Two, because I need to keep my interiors simple in these days

of being in the process of selling our home.

I was able to visit a couple of Pottery Barn stores while I was in California

and I caught some great sales.

Great Room-Autumn Decor-Housepitality Designs

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Fall Home Tour

As I start to gather ideas about how I am going to decorate my home

for Christmas, I wander about the house enjoying the Fall decor that I created this year.

For me, it is always sad to put away decor of the previous season,

however, exciting to bring out the decorations for the Season of Joy.

Before I put the Fall decor away, I decided to do a recap of my home for Fall this year.

It all started with the front porch.

Fall Porch - Housepitality Designs

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Thankful to bHome ~ Day One and an Amazing Giveaway!

This week I am participating with 12 fellow bHome Bloggers

with the theme of “Thankful to bHome”

Yes, we are always thankful to bHome in our sanctuary of our peace and calm

from every day life and many times for me, after a long trip.

There is no place like home!

Today you will experience 4 amazing bHome bloggers who will bring you

great inspiration from their home . . . How thankful they are to bHome.

There is an amazing giveaway too! Details at the end of the post.

Thankful to bHome - Housepitality Designs

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Simple Fall Decor in the Kitchen

Simple Fall decor in the kitchen was on the menu for this year.

The Great Room and the Sunroom flank the kitchen,

and Fall decor in these rooms are in full bloom,

so it was best that the kitchen showed subtle signs of Fall in the air.

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