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Fall Around the House


Since fall is my favorite time of the year, I thought it only fitting to bring some of those cozy, nostalgic vibes into the house. I'm not skilled at home decor by any means, but here are a few ways I've decorated our house for the season.

A basket lined with a checkered dish towel and filled with apples made the table pretty.

Reuben's mom gave us some of her home-grown popcorn to hang to let dry. I decided to hang mine with kitchen twine from an IKEA window bar that I previously used in an attempt to grown herbs. I had just enough hooks! I varied their height to add some visual interest.

I decided to give the piano a face lift with various squash and pumpkins that I acquired at the farmers market.


I also scattered some of our pressed leaves on the piano.

Lastly, I changed out the pictures above my computer desk. They were still my winter ones - I never got around to changing them for spring and summer! These were ones that I got for free from Shutterfly. Not the best quality, but they get the point across.

How about you? How do you like to decorate for fall?

20 Week Pregnancy Update | Baby #3

18 Weeks
I turned 20 weeks last week, which means I'm over halfway there! Woohoo!

So here's my 20 week pregnancy update:

Weight this week: 120 pounds - we're out of the teens now!

Measurement around waist: 29 1/4"

Measurement around belly: 31 1/4"

How big is baby? Baby weighs about 10 1/2 ounces, and is 10 inches from head to heel. About the size of a large banana!

Maternity Clothes: I'm mostly making due with the clothes that I had last time I was pregnant, but I've been adding a few shirts here and there. I'm on the hunt for the perfect maternity dress...

Movement: Yes, lots! It's no longer little flutters: I can feel the baby rolling around in there and jabbing at me. I've also started to notice a pattern of movement: usually when I sit down or go to bed. Of course.

Cravings: Nothing in particular these days. Just good, hearty food.

Early Fall



Even though fall doesn't *technically* begin until September 22nd, it comes earlier here in northern MN. I'm always torn as to weather I should cling to the last days of summer, or go ahead and admit that, weather-wise, it's totally autumn.

In any case, these photos were taken a day or two before September 22. The leaves were just starting to turn, but some of the summer flowers were still holding on. Early fall in Minnesota.