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fall mantel decor ideasToday, I’m sharing our fall mantel over on the Home Depot blog.  I have added to it a bit since submitting it, so I’m posting some different photos here, but be sure to check the rest out here (because you need to see the rest of the shelves peeking out to the left of the mantel – I’m so excited about them!).

fall mantel decor ideasIt’s been fun adding some seasonal decor to the house to make it feel festive.  I’ve never really done much for fall – mostly because I’m not into the creepy stuff, and also because warm colors aren’t usually my thing – but I love the way it turned out to feel like the season (to me!).  I posted the details about the garland here, as well as the wall hanging.  I love the texture the feathers add, and I put some greenery up there to add a little color.

fall mantel inspirationMy super talented friend Ashley Bailey took that photo of Vivi.  I love how it looks like a vintage tintype, and you can’t tell, but she is holding the most gorgeous peony (it’s huge!).

fall mantel inspirationThese little “thankful antlers”were a fun project.  I just trimmed a piece of pine board, and found some branches I thought looked antler-like and cut them down to size. I used 1/2″ drill bits and drilled at an angle so they will sit just so.  I added a few drops of gorilla glue to make sure they stay in place, and used some hooks and rope to hang it with.  We found some fall leaves, and sprayed them with chalkboard paint and wrote down some things we are thankful for with gold sharpie (such as Brigette, warm hugs, sunshine, and a cozy house).  It’s a fun and simple way to talk about gratefulness and display it as a reminder!

fall mantel decor ideasIt’s been so fun to make an update to our living room and enjoy the change in seasons.  Be sure to check out more photos on the Home Depot’s blog, and thanks so much to the Home Depot for letting me participate in this style challenge!

fall mantel inspiration


Daddy"Honesty is vital in the blogosphere Joni. That is an aged photo of you at age four, not Vivi! Just …"

Lisa"It's beautiful and unique. The photos of your girls are awesome. I always decorate with white pumpkins and black …"

Lauren O."That picture of Vivi is absolutely stunning. Love your mantel! "


I posted about this Monday, but be sure to enter the Honest Pin to Win giveaway for $1000 towards Honest goodies!  See details here (and, y’all, that gorgeous crib is only $399 and gives a crib to a family in need when you make a purchase)!  Below is my favorite inspiration board from the collaboration, and you can find all the sources to the items on our pinterest board:

alice in wonderland party ideas

Vivi’s fourth birthday is right around the corner, and we’re having fun getting ready to celebrate.  It’s so fun to have a little fall kickoff and invite her little friends over to have fun.  We don’t get to host nearly as much as I’d like, partly because our house isn’t really that big, and partly because of this season of life with little people, so I love having a reason to throw a party and spend time with some of our favorites.   We’re doing a little “Vivi in Wonderland” theme, and here is some of the inspiration above!  I can tell 4 is going to be a big year.  I can feel even more so this shift of parenting from simply meeting needs to more relationship building and investing.

Sources: (1) Heart Cake; (2) Pipe Cleaner Crowns; (3) Teapots; (4) Alice in Wonderland Art; (5) Bunny Jacket; (6) A Midsummer Mingle; (7) Flowers

P.S. Don’t forget to enter the Honest giveaway!


Lauren"Looks like it will be a gorgeous party! We don't get to host too many events anymore, either. I miss …"

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Have you heard about the Collective from The Honest Co.?  It’s a pretty great curation of beautiful baby products that share Honest’s commitment to quality and health, and they recently launched this beauty of a crib with Babyletto.  The very best part of this partnership is that when you purchase one of these cribs, they donate a crib to a family in need.  How incredible is that?  And this crib is only $399, so I’m sure these will be going fast.  I adore the modern lines and the mix of light, natural wood with bright white!

To make it even better, Honest is hosting a pin to win giveaway for a $1000 gift card.  Pretty awesome, right?  And, in case you need any inspiration, I worked with Honest on three style boards based on three of their adorable diaper patterns (check them all out here!).  The details on how to enter are on the Honest blog, and be sure to check out our inspiration board here.  Below is a little taste of one of the boards:

nautical baby nursery inspiration

Now, go enter, because $1000 to Honest is pretty incredible.  I mean, their diapers are just the sweetest, and it’s so good to know their products are safe and healthy for our little ones!


lo-fi fun


(First of all, thanks so much to everyone who entered the Kiwi Crate giveaway!!  The winner is Denise, and I’ll be emailing you shortly!   Kiwi Crate is also offering $5 off a new subscription to Kiwi, Koala, Doodle, or Tinker crate, so if you were considering trying it out, here’s your chance!  Use code GG5OFF.)

children's records

Have you tried listening to records with your littles?  It’s one of my favorite things.  We have a record player I bought for Chip a few years back, and over time I have collected a few children’s albums from vintage shops and etsy.  The girls love them, and it’s so fun to watch them either cuddled up on the couch, completely enthralled with the story, or dancing around the room, acting out the parts and pretending to be a part of it.  It’s such a great option for non-screen, lo-fi entertainment, and it kind of feels like it takes you back in time.  If you haven’t tried it, go for it – you may be surprised at how much they love it, and the old records are just the sweetest!  You can also find lots of old Disney records of favorite movies – the girls adore RobinHood.  It’s fun for date nights, too; cozying up in front of the fireplace and listen to a favorite album is so romantical!

Sources: (1) Alice in Wonderland Album; (2) Pony Boy Record; (3) The Wizard of Oz; (4) Flower Record Player; (5) Navy Record Player; (6) Peach Record Player; (7) Gold Record Player; (8) Vinyl Record Player; (9) Turquoise Record Player; (10) Peter Pan Record; (11) Cinderella; (12) Peter and the Wolf


Joni"Aww, so fun, Jacqueline!!:) Great to hear from you! I think I probably had the same record player …"

Jacqueline"Hey Joni! This is Jacqueline (formerly Goody ID). I loved this post. I had a Fisher Price record player and …"