every year I am looking forward to share our Christmas tree with you guys. I can go all out on Christmas decor, Christmas songs and just get in the spirit for the season.
This year I wanted a traditional color but also very glamorous so I decided to go with gold. You can never go wrong with one of the Christmas colors like gold or red. Since I had red last year this was the natural choice.
One thing I needed to switch out this year have been the lights. We always used string lights but to be honest it was a pain the a** to put them on every year. So I decided to get single lights this year which are turned on with a remote and let me tell you it is so convenient.
I got a pack of 30 pieces off of amazon and love them very much. They definitely add extra flair to the tree.
If you are looking for some extra inspiration for your Christmas tree I am linking my tree´s from the last years for you.
I have been decorating my front porch for Fall for years now and some years I love it better than others but in general if there are pumpkins and mums I am satisfied. Mums are the perfect Fall flowers as the colors are beautiful, I personally prefer the burgundy variation but I love them all.
And of course lots and lots of pumpkins – the ultimate Fall symbol. We went to the pumpkin patch two weeks ago and got some great pumpkins, besides the gorgeous orange ones a really cool green one and some pretty whtie ones. But let´s start on assembling. I wanted to share some of my tips and what has worked well for our entrance.
Tips on decoration your front porch
– add color – like different mums
– mix real pumpkins and ceramic ones
– add different flowers
– hang a Fall themed wreath on your door
– add different door mates – a bigger and a smaller one or a plain and a patterned one
– get a wodden sign for your entrance (I am definitely buying one for next year)
– play with heights (different pots, different sizes of flowers and pumpkins)
– use different planters to make it interesting
I love to deocrate for Fall whether it is indoors or outdoors. What is your favorite time to decorate?
I love candles. It is that easy to say. Give me a scented candle with a cute picture on the front of the jar and I am definitely sold. I am weak in that way but that´s how things are. That´s also why I probably own more candles than a church and have no problem to supply the whole neighborhood should there be a blackout.
My personal favorite brands are Yankee Candle, Village Candle and the cute Fall candles from Bath&Body Works. My most used candle time definitely is Fall and Winter. There are so many cute Summer candles but I am in no mood to light a candle when it´s searing hot outside.
How to properly burn down your candles
The first and most important step is to cut back the wick. It should only be a few millimetres long. That is how you get a small and constant flame to properly burn down the candle. It is also recommended to cut it back after every time you light it up.
Another important thing is the location of the candle. For a evenly burnt candle there should be no breeze that disturbs the flame from burning evenly or you will have wax on the side of the jar that is left. Would be a total waste of money and product.
For the last step (probably not even a real one) your candle should fit seamlessly into your seasonal decor. Fall is my favorite so I went with a bunch of different pumpkins on my mantle.
Are you a candle person? And did you knew how important it was to cut the wick before burning it the first time?
the weekend is near I can practically feel it although I don´t have much of a weekend cause Emilia isn´t taking a break but it is nice to slow down for three days and have my husband around to do things together.
But let´s talk about this fabulous blow-up pool I ordered for our garden. It has been THE investment for this year and I am not quite sure what could top it. It is our most used Summer accessory and the whole family including my mom loves it. We have used it nearly every day since the weather has become incredibly hot.
Having an iced coffee and sitting in the blow-up pool. It is the simple life in times of a pandemic that makes our day.
The blow-up pool has been an amazing amazon buy after seeing it on Kathleen Barnes Instagram. I also got the cover cause it is under our fruit trees which means lots of dirt in the water.
Bathing suits like the one I am wearing above have become a huge favorite of mine and this love has only grown over the last few years since they are getting more trendy and pretty. Also they are my best friends after having a baby. They suck in the places that need it most and still look fashionable and pretty.
I am now off to bed. See you tomorrow probably after we are home from a delicious breakfast. We do as much as we can outdoors to enjoy our Summer without getting on a Summer vacation. Travelling with a baby and Covid is just too much for me so we focused on making an outdoor oasis.
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