hello monday {falling into fall}

We’re getting excited about fall around here! Matthias and I painted a wooden owl {found at the thrift store} and cut out some card stock bats to put here and there. Simple but fun. Are you ready for fall? Because it’s offically here! How about some hellos for a brand new week?

Hello bats fluttering around our home. I’m really glad you’re fake.

Hello wreath on the front door. So welcoming.

Hello maple leaves from the front yard. I placed them in water and they’ve lasted so well!

Hello yellow and red and brown and gold. I love fall colors.

Hello $2 owl found at the thrift store and made over. {More pics below}

Hello thrift store addict. I’ve found some good stuff lately. Can’t wait to share.

Hello pretty thrift store mirror that I just rediscovered in the garage. Love when that happens!

Hello driving home from LA. David had an appointment with his pulmonologist today–just a check up.

Hello Mr. Owl before his big makeover. You were cute. You were carved by someone talented. Now you’re even cuter!

Hello working on a project with Matthias. I love when he gets into stuff with me.

Hello spooky eyes. We debated if we should paint over them or not. And we decided to leave them.

Hello soup. I think it’s time to make some yummy vegetable soup–and I’m thinking I should make enough for lots of leftovers, too!

Hello to visiting the pumpkin patch. It’s the only thing missing. We need pumpkins!

Hello to a birthday this week. Steve is turning 39. Last year before he is an old man–so we better enjoy it, right?!

Hello brand new week. It’s gonna be crazy and fabulous and inspiring. I can already tell!


  1. What a wonderful idea to use japanese maple leaves for fall decor. I have a tree in my yard too, I’ll be sure to use this idea, glad to hear they are lasting a while.

    happy fall 🙂

  2. I’m so jealous! I’m living in Beijing right now and am really missing Fall! I want to wear sweaters, smell and taste pumpkin flavoured things, and admire leaves changing colour!

  3. I just love your sign about Fall! I keep looking for some by her at my Target, but no dice yet.

    Hello to the leaves seeming to have changed over night. Hello to two glorious hours to myself this afternoon {gonna check out the new TJMaxx!}! Hello to my in-laws’ return from Paris. Hello, lots of dahlias in pretty fall hues. Hello to time with friends this weekend and to getting our fence fixed up before winter. Hello socks: haven’t worn them in months til today – it feels weird!

  4. A couple friends of mine partake in your Hello, Monday link-ness, and I am jumping aboard! That white canvas/wood with the fall terms is absolutely adorable. May need one of those in my life.

  5. I would love to know your favorite thrifting spots. We just moved to SLO a couple months ago and I’m feeling a little “meh” about some of the thrift shops I’ve been to. 🙂

  6. Hello ripping down an wall and putting in wood floor. I’m so excited to get started. I’m a fellow thrift store addict as well. Oh and I have two sons… #so thankful

  7. I love how you have decorated your home. It so cute, warm, and inviting. You are inspiring me to get busy and decorate my own home. 🙂

    Thank you for hosting this Monday linky party. I always enjoy it.

  8. I’ve been thinking soup sounds good too. Taco soup is a favorite around here and cornbread to go with it. I’m officially hungry now!

    I love your fall sign with all the words! So awesome!

    I finally got some fall decor out this past weekend. Now I need to go raid my husband’s milo field and cut some pretty heads to tuck in.

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