Fall Favorites: All the Best Fall Home, Style and Recipes

Today I am sharing a round up of my favorite fall posts from the last several years. This includes fall home decor, fall family activities, Halloween celebrations and a few fall recipes! This is your one stop post to find the very best fall posts from the blog!

 

Fall Favorites From the Blog

Hi Friends and Happy Tuesday! October is really chugging along already…so shall I say speeding along?! I am really trying to be in the moment this fall and appreciate the simple things! Every day doesn’t have to be a big fall party! It is nice just to appreciate the small things that fall has to offer including crisp mornings, pretty landscapes and heart warming recipes. What do you love most about fall?

Since fall is one of my favorite seasons (after summer that is!), I have a lot of blog posts on all things fall! Today, I wanted to round up all of my fall posts and put them in one spot! This is your quick reference for all of my fall posts.

Autumn Home Decor

Taking it back to the beginning of my blog, my very first home tour was a COZY FALL HOME TOUR. It is so fun to look back at how the house looked in previous seasons. I definitely recommend taking pictures of your seasonal decor…you remember how you styled things and it inspires you for the next season. Looking at this picture, it makes me realize I have a lot more stuff on my counters these days. I think I want to get back to simplicity.

For the complete Cozy Fall Home Tour, head over HERE!

Simple fall farmhouse kitchen

Last year, I am now realizing, I went with a lot of neutral fall decor. You can check out my 2018 Fall Home tour over HERE!

2018 Fall Home Decor Tour

Buffalo Check and Pumpkin Tiered Tray Inspiration

Although, I did have a little bit of red with this Apple Themed Fall Bar Cart!

This year, my fall decor was a mix of color and neutral. I’ll share a full tour soon!

Fall Farmhouse Decor Inspiration #mantle #fireplace #rustic

Fall Front Door Decor

Fall decor isn’t just for the INSIDE of your home. In this Fall Porch Inspiration post, I share some ideas for decorating your front door area for the season!

Outdoor Fall Decorating Ideas

 

   Fall Front Porch 2018

 

Fall Front Porch Decor Ideas #diy #farmhouse #fixerupper

Fall Front Porch 2019

 

 

 

Halloween Celebrations

Halloween is a fun mid-fall celebration especially when you have little kids! Over the years, we have loved making Halloween a family celebration. We spend the weeks leading up to Halloween talking about our costumes and all the candy we will get to eat.

Usually, we also celebrate Halloween with a small family celebration or two.  A few years ago, we had a Family Halloween Boo Bash.  The kids and I spent a day during their fall break working on Halloween themed snacks together. It was a fun and memorable way to get excited about Halloween together!

How to Host a Halloween Boo Bash

Halloween family party ideas

This year, we decided to keep it easy and last weekend we had a Halloween themed family movie night! I gathered some Halloween themed snacks and then we all decided on a few movies together (Nightmare Before Christmas and Ghostbusters).

Halloween Movie Night Snack Tray

Ghost Chips (Trader Joe’s)

Fall Colored M & Ms

Worms

Caramel Popcorn

Halloween Sprinkle Cookies

 

For more Halloween Family Movie Ideas, check out this list from Jalisa Harris 50+ Kids & Adults Halloween Movies to Watch!

Easy Halloween Activity

If you are looking for a really easy Halloween activity to do with the kids, check out these Mini Halloween Gingerbread houses! Each of the kids made a Halloween gingerbread house the other week and now we have a cute Halloween display!

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Gingerbread houses aren’t just for Christmas ☺️ If you are looking for a inexpensive and festive Halloween activity, grab some $3 Haunted House gingerbread kits from Target! I love holiday projects like these because they allow us to get creative and also make for a cute holiday display! I’ve got another easy + fun Halloween activity coming to the blog soon. I’m the meantime, tell me..have your kids already decided what they want to be for Halloween? 2 out of 3 of my kids have no idea yet..so we are off to the Halloween costume shop later this week🧛🏻‍♂️😈👻 . . . #halloweenactivities #halloweendecorating #halloweendecor #halloweenseason #halloweencrafts #halloweenparty #halloweenpartyideas #falldecor #targetfinds #gingerbreadhouse #gingerbreadmaking #notsoscaryhalloweenparty #easykidsactivities #kidscrafts #halloweenideas #familyactivities #momblog #targetholiday #halloweencandy

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Halloween Children’s Books

Another easy way to celebrate Halloween is to gather up all of your Halloween books and display them in one spot! I found this adorable wood bucket Marshalls to store all of our Halloween books!

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Eeks October is here! 🎃 I’ve got a little guy home sick today, so we’ve been snuggling and reading all of our Halloween books! I grabbed this gorgeous wood Jack-O-Lantern @marshalls yesterday. It is the perfect container to store all of our Halloween books. I love keeping our seasonal books out so that we remember to read them all. What are some of your favorite Halloween Children’s books? http://liketk.it/2FqRc Screenshot this pic to get shoppable product details with the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app #liketkit @liketoknow.it . . . #october1st #jackolantern #halloweendecorations #halloweenbooks #kidsbooks #halloweenactivity #falldecorations #falldecoratingideas #halloweendecor #pumpkindecor #pumpkindecorating #momideas #kidsactivities #halloweencelebration #halloweencountdown #notsospooky #momsblogger #marshallsfinds #marshalls

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Favorite Halloween Children’s Books

Little Blue Truck Halloween

Ten Timid Ghosts

Where the Wild Things Are

Room on the Broom

Splat the Cat Halloween

Healthy Halloween Snack Ideas

We like to celebrate each holiday with a few themed snacks that we add into our rotation. Last year, we whipped up a few Easy Halloween Snack Ideas. Perfect options for after school snacking or Halloween school party!

Healthy Halloween Snacks #kidfriendly

Cute Halloween Pillows and Decor

Do you like to decorate for Halloween? Usually, we keep our Halloween decor pretty minimal. Although a few years ago, I did transform our bar cart into a Halloween theme.

Halloween Bar Cart DIY

If you want to add just a touch of Halloween decor, consider one of these cute Halloween pillows available on Amazon from this post!

Halloween Pillow Ideas

Gray Pumpkins Pillow Cover

Orange Buffalo Check

October 31st Pillow Cover

Trick or Treat 

Hocus Pocus Pillows

This year, I decided to put all the Halloween decorations out in our kitchen.

Fall Recipes

What better time to make all the pumpkin and apple recipe favorites than in the fall! I am always so excited to get back to warm and hearty recipes in the fall!

This year, I shared some of my absolute Favorite Trader Joe’s Fall Foods! The fall is the BEST time to shop at Trader Joe’s. They really outdo themselves with making just about anything and everything pumpkin or fall related!

Trader Joe’s Fall Favorites

Trader Joe's Fall Snacks #shoppinglist #groceryhaul #recipes

Pumpkin Muffins

Our favorite fall recipe is hands down these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins. I have been making these muffins for years and the kids still request them all of the time. Be sure to make a double batch and freeze half. Then, you can warm up the muffins for a delicious fall breakfast or snack!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Fall recipes don’t just mean hearty soups and warm muffins. Salads can also be included in your fall menu! A few weeks ago, I shared 9 Delicious Fall Salad Recipes!

Any of these fall salad recipes would be a perfect side dish to Thanksgiving or a fall gathering!

Fall Fashion Favorites

My mom and I are getting ready for our two day annual mother-daughter shopping trip next week. Each year, we take a little road trip and spend a few days shopping and spending time together. We always end up with some new fall clothing and we get a head start on Christmas shopping. Most importantly, we get a chance to talk without interruptions!

fall shopping trip recap #motherdaughter #fallfashion

You can read about our Annual Fall Mother Daughter shopping trips:

2018 Fall Shopping Trip

2017 Fall Shopping Trip

This year, I have been talking a lot about Walmart. So many cute fall finds for less! My favorite fall top of the season is this mustard waffle knit tunic! I’ve gotten so many compliments on this tunic and I am always so excited to tell people it’s from Walmart.

Casual Fall Outfit Idea

Fall Outfit Favorites

My latest Fall Stitch Fix Box did not disappoint. Recently, I shared all of the fall outfits I received in my September Stitch Fix box.

Fall is the best season for comfy and cozy clothing!

Simple Fall Fun Ideas

Fall is a time of year when you want to do all the things! There are so many family activities to consider including a taking a trip to the pumpkin patch, picking apples, going on a fall hike… you name it! Keep your schedule simple this fall season and pick a few of the things you really want to do.

While it is easy to feel like you need to complete a big fall bucket list, keep in mind that it is just as fun and a lot less stressful to do a few fall things. Live in the moment of fall and really take in all that this season has to offer. A cozy night in on the couch with your family can be just as exciting (and a lot more relaxing) then a lot of other fall fun list options:)

In this post, I share a simple fall fun list printable to fill out with your family. I give my two cents  on picking activities that really suit your family’s needs and schedule!

Creating a Simple Fall Fun List

fall bucket list free template

What is your favorite parts about fall? Is it the food, the time with family, the home decor and fall outfits?

For more fall recipe inspiration, check out my Fall Recipe Favorites Pinterest board:

 

If you are looking for fall home decor inspiration, head over to this Pinterest board:

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. Andrea Nine
    October 8, 2019 / 7:45 am

    Such a great round up girlfriend! I’m so glad you and your mom are getting ready for your trip, you will have so much fun! I just love your porch and your bar cart, I love everything you do!

  2. October 8, 2019 / 3:40 pm

    You’ve got it all covered in this post! I’m so excited that we’re getting some cooler temps here so it finally feels like fall!

  3. October 9, 2019 / 5:25 am

    LOVE everything about this post Jaclyn and saving some of your ideas- I snagged those Hocus Pocus pillows last year when you suggested them and just love them. Thanks for sharing more decorating ideas, recipes and fashion- all my faves- love you and your mom- you will have such a blast again!

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