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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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We’re so sad to see this Fall-lover’s series come to an end already. It feels like we’re just getting started! You can catch up on Days 1-4 here, here, here and here. But because we just can’t get enough of this season, we’re going ahead and giving you our
Fab Find: Top Fall Finds
1.  Create a Bucket List
 Fall is chock full of fun things to do with your family. Print out a must-do list like this one….
Update: We found out who created this adorable printable: Katie at Loves of Life! Go on over to her super cute, super fun blog to get your own printable! Thanks, Katie. 🙂
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…or create a custom one using Picnik for your family and hang it up. I’m putting mine in a frame (with the glass still in it) in the kitchen and will use a dry erase marker to place check marks in the boxes of the ones we did! That way we can use it year after year…let the traditions begin!
2. Fill your home with the Scents of Fall.
 Mmmmm….pumpkin pie and spiced apple cider. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love those smells.  Load up on candles in scents that remind you of the season (my fav is Autumn Wreath from Yankee Candle. Get a $10 off coupon here).
1. Yankee Candle                                 2. Jack-O-Lantern Pomander                 3. Fragrances of Fall
 3. Traditions .
Every year we go on the same hayride that takes us to the same pumpkin patch to pick our pumpkins and we usually run into friends while we’re there. (Bob White Acres, for those of you who are local. It’s the best!)  And we always host a Halloween party before all of our kids go out trick-or-treating together. Monica and Eric usually host at least one firepit and smores night during the Fall, too. It doesn’t matter what it is- just do something this year that you’ll want to do again next and the year after that. Traditions make the season something to look forward to!
4.  Wear a Dressed-up Sweatshirt
You know you want to wear sweatshirts all the time in the Fall, but you also don’t want to be that frumpy mom. Mix that comfy sweatshirt with some style with this DIY old sweatshirt makeover.
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5.  Get Saucy
Maybe one of your new traditions will be apple picking?? I’m from New England and we take our apple picking very seriously.  We go back up north every fall to pick in Massachusetts.
You already know that I love making pies, but apple sauce is a family favorite too! It tastes amazing and makes my house smell even better.  This site has some awesome recipes for all kinds of different sauces.
So, there you have it, our Fab Finds for Fall…
Now, we want your help… Leave us a comment letting us know what else needs to be on a Fall Fab Find List.  Just to give you a little incentive, we’re giving away another Starbucks giftcard to a randomly chosen commenter.  Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte would totally be my number 6 on this list.
Leave a comment by Sunday night at 10pm and we’ll announce the winner on Monday morning.  Have an awesome weekend and make sure those DVRs are set to see us on The Nate show Thursday, September 22nd! (Check your local listing for time and channel)

The comments +

  1. I love the bucket list! I will look again, but I didn’t see where you can print it out? Also, what size does it print? So cute! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Darci says:

    We love pies and fires and everything! I ALWAYS make pumpkin cookies in the fall…mmmmm.

  3. hippyatheart says:

    I love love love fall. You just made it so much more fabulous with this post!

  4. realstarzz says:

    I’m new to your blog as of yesterday and I absolutely love it! My hubs and I are going to try our hand at the farmhouse table for backyard dining 🙂

    Wish me luck!

  5. Hey ladies! I wanted to let you know I sent you some blog love on my blog today. 🙂 http://theseamanfamilyblog.blogspot.com

  6. Rach says:

    I love the fall too. The fall to-do list is a great idea. Your fall mantle blog got my head spinning with ideas and this just pushed me over into the fall decorating mode! It is still 100 degrees here in Houston TX but I will get those mums in my flower pots by the end of the weekend, even if they have to live in my house for a while 🙂

  7. Ms. Kietzman says:

    The Slatkin & Co. fall candles at Bath & Body Works are fantastic!! These should be on the list!

    I have loved your list this week!!

  8. The Nagle's says:

    I think you should maybe add, Bob for Apples to the list ;o)

  9. Liz says:

    I’m ready for fall! So happy the pumpkin spice latte is back at starbucks! Good food, chilly weather, and all the things on that bucket list! Sounds good to me!!

  10. Kara says:

    Starbucks also has an awesome Caramel apple cider…it’s the best fall treat!

  11. You should add “visit Indiana” to your list.

  12. Cute bucket list and I love your blog! I’m practically your neighbor over here in New Jersey and now your newest follower. Have a great weekend!
    -Shelley

  13. Rach says:

    Kara’s comment about the Caramel Apple cider literally made my mouth water!! I haven’t tried it yet… but I’m grabbing my keys!! lol

  14. Going to try homemade applesauce this fall and hope my kids love it! Thank You!

  15. Lauren says:

    Along with the other pumkin treats on your lis, a pumking roll is one of my my favorites to make during the Fall!!! Check out the recipe here:

    http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/libbys-pumpkin-roll-with-cream-cheese-filling/detail.aspx

  16. Katherine says:

    Random comment! As soon as there’s another clothing swap, I’m making that sweatshirt.

  17. Anne says:

    Styers Orchard in Langhorne takes you on a hay ride to pick the apples. Don’t forget the pumpkin bread.

  18. Hi! I love that you like the printable I made. If you wouldn’t mind properly citing it so that people can find the printable, I’d really appreciate that.

    Thank you!

    http://katieballa.blogspot.com/2011/09/fall-bucket-list-and-printable-because.html

    ps: cute blog! First time I’ve seen it 🙂

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