26 September 2013

Transitioning My Home To Fall (And A Giveaway!!)

 Thanks so much to Coupons.com for sponsoring this post!

It's official- Fall is here! I'm so excited; this is my favorite time of the year. Never mind that I live in Florida and this state has never seen a real fall. The holidays still happen, even if it's still as green and humid as a jungle outside. 

Myself and a few other bloggers were invited by Coupons.com  to show some ways that we get our homes ready for fall. I was given a $100 gift card to Sears and was able to get everything I needed to get my house feeling Autumn-ready. 



Some people like to prepare for different seasons by switching up the colors in their house. I think it's a really fun idea but I'm pretty attached to the colors I have and the way that I decorate, so I like to keep that the same throughout the year. So what I like to do instead, is to make my house feel cozier and warmer by adding extra layers here and there with throws and pillows that have a warmer look than my normal ones, but that are still in a style and color that meshes with the style of my house. 
Theoretically (for a Floridian like me, because here it doesn't actually happen) Fall is when the air starts to get cooler, nights are chilly, and when you come home you want to pull on some warm socks, curl up on the couch with a fluffy throw, and watch the premiers of all the fall shows that are FINALLY coming back, all while sipping a steaming mug of hot chocolate. And actually even us Floridians can enjoy everything about that list including the cooler temperatures- we just have to keep the ac cranked in order to enjoy a chill in the air. 

So with my sears gift card provided by coupons.com I upped the cozy factor in my living room with two faux fur pillows and a faux fur throw. 



I love the addition of fur because it looks really warm so also easily transitions a fall look to a winter one too. And of course it looks super luxurious and makes you want to curl up with it for days. 



Another thing I got from Sears to get my home ready for fall was a cookbook. With the holidays approaching I like to start getting meal ideas and planning for new dishes that I didn't try the year before. And honestly to me, nothing says "fall" like food, so I like to have little reminders of that around my house with clear canisters of cookies, fall-themed recipes hung on the refrigerator, and cookbooks out in the open. 


The book I ended up getting with my gift card was The Flavor Bible. I'm excited to learn new ways to combine spices and food flavors and I'm hopeful that it's going to take my Thanksgiving cooking up a notch. 
I'm also crazy about the cover of this book. It's a pretty food photo and in colors that are great for fall. 



The last thing I got to get my house ready for fall was, of course, a fall-scented candle. No fall home is really ready without one. 


It really helped when I was shopping to be able to use the sears coupon codes provided by coupons.com- they helped me stretch my budget and fit in all the items I needed to get my home feeling completely ready for fall. Rob was shocked at how much I was able to get with my gift card- he came home and looked around and was like "You got all that for a hundred dollars??" 

Thanks a ton to coupons.com for helping me to transition my home to fall! 


And now after seeing everything I was able to do with $100, just think what one of you lucky ducks could do with $200! 

That's right, coupons.com is giving away a $200 e-gift card to Sears so that one of you can get your house fall-ready too. The giveaway is being hosted by me and 10 other bloggers, so you get multiple entries which equals greater odds at winning! 
One winner will be selected from the group of contestants across all 11 blogs. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 pm EST on Friday October 4. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway



I always love seeing the different ways that other people decorate their homes for the seasons; I get so many great ideas for my own home that way. So make sure you go check out the other ladies participating and see how they transitioned their homes to fall. 












23 comments:

  1. Great choice with the pillows and the throw! (To me, Autumn is about cozy nights on the sofa.) And I love your cute little brass elephant!

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  2. Everything looks so pretty! I love what you did and that did go very far for 100 dollars.

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  3. Lovely! I think that was such a creative way to approach the challenge. We don't really get cold weather here either so I just try to up the coziness factor. Thanks so much for participating, Brooke! That was a lot of fun : ]

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I'm glad I got to participate; this has been so much fun! And I'm getting tons of ideas from everyones' posts.

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  4. Love your new beautiful pillows and throw! Great giveaway!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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    1. Thanks Jessie! Have a great weekend!

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  5. I'm loving the pillows in your living room. I got inspired to prepare my house for the season.

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  6. I agree with using fur... as it gets a little chilly out here... i recently bought a sheepskin rug to get the same effect that you used the pillows for... :)))... love the fall preps... http://www.nicksnacksbyme.blogspot.com/

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    1. I love sheepskin rugs; I'll bet it looks really pretty. I wish it would hurry up and get chilly here, but at least all the fur is sort of tricking me into thinking it's cold outside. :)

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  7. Ooooh...I really like how you put it, instead of switching up the colors switch up the coziness. I like that. Especially because our home is very beachy blue with a coastal feel so switching up the coziness factor would be key. Thanks so much for the tip! Adorable living room! I would totally nap on that couch all day long...nothing would ever get done!!

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    1. Thank you Angie!! I love that we're all doing this giveaway together; I'm getting so many ideas from everyones' posts!

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  8. OK, so the other bloggers and I can come over and curl up on the couch with the throw and pillows, and you can cook us an awesome fall dinner! Perfect!

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  9. Love faux fur! I just did a post about them. I have that blanket in our bedroom, it's the best.

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    1. Yes it is! I love it; it's so soft! It's my tv watching blanket now. :)

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  10. Those faux fur items look oh so cozy! Add in the scent of that candle (which I can practically smell through the screen) and a yummy dish from your new cookbook, I'd call this an autumnal victory! (Also, glad you got the Rafflectopter to work now. Phew!) Fun to see what everyone did with this campaign...so many inspirational ideas!

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    1. Thanks Lauren! And thanks SO MUCH for your help with the Rafflecopter!!

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  11. Brooke - the faux fur is so perfect! Really warms up your space without impacting your color scheme. And the cookbook you found is lovely! Fall food is probably my favorite part of the changing seasons. I'm always making chili this time of year, even if it's still hot outside!

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  12. There - I DID IT - (spoken in the cute little high pitch tone of Carry Scruggs at the Olympics --- that was mocked and mocked to death by Conan and SNL) hahahaha

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  13. Can't believe you got all that for $100! I forget to look at Sears, and their Lands End home section online. Love LE clothes- always puts me in a fall/winter mood.
    Love your cozy touches. Hope you enjoy fall!
    xo Nancy

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