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12ish – Days of Christmas – My FAVorite Things!!! Boots and Booties, Oh my!

I’m a little obsessed right now. Every outfit I put on seems to work with my boots and booties. They really have become my go to shoe.

And who can resist a tall black suede boot?

I really prefer a wedge heel but these guys are hanging out in my Favorites List.

Dresses, skirts, leggings, jeans… they just go with everything!

With all the sales at Nordstrom you might pick up one of these pairs for a great price!!!

Only 6 Days left until Christmas!! Eeeek!!

-Ashley XOXO

Mother Nature’s Joke & The Sunny Gulf Coast.

Temps around here are like a vicious roller coaster. Teasing all of us with a touch of cooler, crisp weather for just a day or two then shooting back up to scorching heat and high humidity.

As you can imagine when the temps drop we get giddy with excitement and start pulling out boots, sweaters, scarfs, hats while simultaneously saying see ya later shorts, sundresses, flip flops and the other summer wardrobe necessities.

We should know by now this is mother nature’s ongoing joke.

I think she’s for real this time. *fingers crossed

None the less, Fall is when we prance around in our adorable outfits, sipping pumpkin flavored things and building fires and planning holiday gatherings…. all while planning our next adorable outfit 😊

As I was planning MY next adorable outfit I pulled out my jacket (from the depths of the coat closet) and realized it’s a tattered, faded, worn out version of brand new self from years ago.

“It’s time”

Old jacket goes into my donation pile and window shopping commences.

All these beauties are from Nordstrom and all are less than $200.

I’m going to have a hard time deciding.

Maybe a pumpkin spice latte will help.

Mantles that make you go Oooh!

It’s the simple things right?! I am so excited that I have a mantle!  This means other things to me too.  Like now we have a fireplace!  We LOVE making a big fire on a cold night.  The kids usually see who can sit on the hearth the longest with out spontaneously combusting.  A game I remember from my childhood.  I just love a fireplace.  It screams “cozy” to me.  Secondly but almost as important, I enjoy changing out the decor through-out the year.  My favorite is decorating it for fall and Christmas.  Halloween too!   It’s always fun to change around the decor in your home from time to time.  This does NOT mean you have to go out and spend a fortune on new things.  Ask my husband, I am forever pulling items from other spots in our home and using them in new ways.  He has a joke with the kids to see who can spot the changes first 🙂

Here are some mantles with different decor ideas from good ol’ Pinterest.  I felt like I had found gold when I came across this “formula” pin!  Haleluja!!  I do not think you have to have symmetry in decor but if that floats your boat then so be it… Otherwise this works!  mantle math

 

A mirror on the mantle adds so much depth and interest to an otherwise flat space.  Greenery is my second fav. I’m not crazy about the white mantle in this pic but you get the idea. mantle greenery

 

 

 

The way the different elements work in this arrangement are just about perfect.  Not too much and it looks balanced.

I think putting something personal in the mix is like icing on the cake.  This is a wonderful idea to do just that.  Simple, unique and personal.

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All these ideas could work for decorating a bookcase, too… Just sayin’!  Have a great time making a shelf or your mantle pretty!!