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.
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.