Looking Back at Fall Ideas in October

I have always wanted to create an easier way for you all to access my ideas and inspirations. Today, we’re looking back at all of my October posts!

I am so excited to share with you a new idea! On the last day of every month, I am now going to share all of my blog posts for the month. This will help you access my monthly content which includes decor, recipes, crafts, parties, and DIY projects. Let’s take a peek at all of my fall ideas from the month of October.

Fall Wreath

My Favorite Blog Posts This Month

I thought it would be fun to share my favorite post this month, but I couldn’t pick just one. Why? There were just too many colorful and fun decor ideas, recipes, entertaining ideas, and DIY projects this month to pick just one!

So here are my four favorite blog posts from the month of October.

My Favorite DIY Project

This wreath was so much fun to make and the painted leaves are so pretty. It is also a very inexpensive DIY since I made my own leaves with cardstock and metallic paint.

My Favorite Decor Idea

This quick bathroom makeover was such a dramatic improvement to our bathroom! All I did was paint and add wallpaper and the improvement was incredible!

My Favorite Recipe

This recipe was so much fun to make and the pumpkin-shaped pastry is just so cute! I made five of these for my Book Launch party!

My Favorite Entertaining Idea

Friendsgiving has become one of my favorite holidays and I love all of these ideas. I cannot wait to host Friendsgiving again this year.

A table set for Friendsgiving Dinner with two floral arrangements, fall themed place settings and Friendsgiving plates.

My Favorite Friendsgiving Ideas

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Have you ever thought about hosting a Friendsgiving dinner? Today I am sharing some fun Friendsgiving ideas and DIY’s so you can host one too. Every year I host Friendsgiving for our closest friends. It is one of my favorite evenings of the year because the food…
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Looking Back at the Entire Month of October

I am so excited to share with you all of my blog posts from the month of October. Isn’t it great that you can finally access all of my craft, recipe, decor, and entertaining ideas in one place?

Farmhouse Fall Decor

The Best News Ever and Sunday Morning Coffee

We hope and dream about certain milestones in life and when they actually happen, it can feel unreal. Are you ready for the best news ever? Today I finally get to share our news! Today I am pleased to share with you Sunday Morning Coffee. This is a place to share, learn, explain, dream, and…
Give Thanks with Sweet Potato Pie

Purple Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

I am so excited to share this amazing Purple Sweet Potato Pie recipe. Not only is it beautiful, but it is also delicious and easy to make. My friend chef Monique Chan and I cooked this amazing Thanksgiving recipe. I am so excited to have a new addition to our annual Thanksgiving menu!
Easy Thanksgiving Flower Arrangements

Easy Thanksgiving Flower Arrangements

Today I am sharing three Thanksgiving flower arrangements, one fresh, one faux, and one mixed! I think you are going to like the results. This year I am planning out my Thanksgiving flower arrangements in advance. I need a lot of arrangements for the four tables I will be setting and I am not sure…
The Best Thanksgiving Plates

The Best Thanksgiving Plates

I went through our Butler’s Pantry and found my favorite Thanksgiving plates. I have been collecting plates for years and I love these! The thing I love most about the Thanksgiving holiday is the focus on gratitude, family, and friends. Setting a table that makes everyone around it feel loved and cared for is what…
Fall Wreath

DIY Hand-Painted Leaves Fall Door Wreath

Today, I am combining two of my favorite things, painting, and crafting. I made beautiful hand-painted leaves and then a door wreath. I love metallic paints and was inspired to create a door wreath by using metallic paint on heavy paper and then cutting out leaf shapes using a stencil. This project is kind of…
Pumpkin ravioli with Sage Brown Butter Sauce.

My Favorite Fall Pasta Recipes

Pasta is one of my favorite things to both make and eat. Today, I am sharing some of my favorite fall pasta recipes. With the weather cooling off and the leaves beginning to change and fall, a pasta dinner is perfect for weeknight dinner or weekend dinner parties and, there are so many amazing fall…

Tailgate Grill Ideas and Recipes

Football tailgates are the best. I am sharing some of my favorite tailgate grill ideas and recipes today. Tailgating is not reserved for stadiums. We love to set up a tailgate in our backyard and invite friends to watch a game. Wherever you are tailgating, I have some amazing tailgate grill recipes and ideas for…

Easy Fall Bedroom Makeover

This was a very dramatic and easy fall bedroom makeover. A few easy changes and it looks like a new room. The end result was amazing! This bedroom makeover took place a few years ago but it is so dramatic I just had to share it again because the transformation was so incredible. Every once…
My Favorite Halloween Sugar Cookies Feature

My Favorite Halloween Sugar Cookies

I love Halloween parties and I love to make finger foods and desserts. These Halloween Sugar Cookies are the best! Halloween Treats are so fun to make. I don’t make treats for the trick-or-treaters because wrapped candy works best for us. But we always have soup and sweets available for our neighborhood friends and we…
Table for Fall with Portmeirion Botanic Garden

Set a Fall Table with Portmeirion Botanic Garden

Portmeirion is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the beautiful pattern, Portmeirion Botanic Garden. I can’t wait to share everything with you! The Portmeirion Botanic Garden pattern is stunning and there are so many great items in the collection. I have created this lovely fall tablescape which highlights many of the gorgeous colors found in this…
Christmas Magic Vases

A Beautiful Box of Christmas Magic

Christmas is sixty-eight days away and I am so excited to be able to share a little bit of Christmas magic with you today! Decorating my home for the holidays is literally one of my favorite things and this year is going to be really special. While I have a lot of treasures that I…
DIY Burlap Table Runner

Burlap Table Runner DIY

This easy DIY Burlap Table Runner can be made in less than an hour. I love this farmhouse burlap table runner that I made with burlap fabric and a paint roller. One of my favorite things is to try to figure out how to add a splash of color or dimension to a table. This…
An Easy Fall Tablecloth

An Easy and Gorgeous Fall Tablecloth DIY

I have never made a fall tablecloth and decided to make one using stencils and metallic paint. I am so happy with how this turned out! This was an easy DIY because I used leaf stencils, a paint roller, and metallic paint. I cannot wait to share how much fun this fall tablecloth was to…
Thanksgiving Dinnerware and Thanksgiving Colors

Thanksgiving Colors and Table Decor Ideas

Fall is perhaps my favorite season because of the colors. I am sharing a table I created using the most gorgeous Thanksgiving colors! This year, why not add a little extra color to your celebration? From the traditional orange and brown to something a little more festive, I am sharing some ideas for incorporating Thanksgiving…
Fall Table Centerpiece for a Gathering

Fall Table Centerpiece for a Gathering

I was so fortunate to have held a book signing at my friend KariAnne’s home and I wanted to share the Fall Table Centerpiece for our Gathering. KariAnne is an extremely talented blogger from Thistlewood Farms and lives in a beautiful home in Dallas (McKinney) Texas. We hosted over 60 friends at her home for…
Amazon prime day

Amazon Prime Deals Early Access Sale is Here!

Today is the first of two days of the Amazon Prime Deals Early Access Sale. This online sale started today and lasts until Wednesday at midnight. You should check it out for sure and I am posting my blog post early so you can grab these deals. Today Amazon is hosting a second Prime Day-style event,…
Healthy Sweet Potato Souffle Recipe

Healthy Sweet Potato Souffle Recipe

This Sweet Potato Souffle recipe is one of my favorites. Today I made a healthy version (gluten and dairy-free) and I think I like it better! If you ever want to make a healthy recipe, I highly suggest that you pull out your favorite recipe, a pencil, and go at it! I have been doing…
Detroit with Arhaus

Book Signings and Sunday Morning Coffee

I am on the road and headed to two book signings this week. I will be in Dallas on Wednesday and Austin, Tx. on Thursday! This has been an incredible few weeks and I am having so much fun. I cannot wait for my book signings in Dallas and Austin because I will be spending…
pumpkin crafts - DIY copper leaf

Pumpkin Crafts // How to Make Copper Leaf Pumpkins

I love to make copper leaf pumpkins. Can I just say this is one of my absolute favorite pumpkin crafts DIYs ever?  There is something almost magical about copper mixed together with fall colors and these copper leaf pumpkins are so easy to make. Are you ready to learn how to make one of my favorite…
Sausage Tortellini Soup

Thirteen Delicious Fall Soup Recipes

There is something about warm soup on a cold evening that warms you from the inside out. Check out these delicious fall soup recipes. I love to make homemade soups and I love to serve them for dinner. Today I have paired with some very talented bloggers to share lots of great fall soup recipes….
Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam

Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam

At my book launch party, I made ten Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam appetizers. They were such a hit and so easy to make. I love making things that look adorable and taste great. This baked brie with jam appetizer is exactly that!
fall decor

My Top Nine Favorite Fall Dinnerware and Tables

I believe that fall is a season for entertaining. It’s the start of the holidays and today I am sharing my favorite fall dinnerware tables. There are so many fun ways to set a fall table and with mixing and matching, you don’t need a lot of dinnerware to make it happen.
Farmhouse Fall Decor

Farmhouse Fall Decor DIY Craft

I had so much fun making pumpkins with napkins that I thought I would try another DIY farmhouse fall decor craft. I love these decor balls! These were so easy to make I made 14 of these napkin-covered Farmhouse Fall Decor balls. They took about thirty minutes to complete. Drying time was extra but don’t…

Fall Flavors and My Fifteen Best Fall Recipes

Fall flavors and fall recipes are some of my favorites. Now that our kitchen is decked out for fall it is time to start cooking for fall. Today I am sharing my fifteen best fall food recipes. I am ready to start cooking more and making some yummy fall favorites for my friends and family….

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  1. Hi Leslie! You always come up with the best ideas! I appreciate having all of your monthly posts in one organized spot. Kuddos to you! Also, congrats to you and your beautiful family. Being a grandma is THE BEST! Nothing else compares…

  2. I LOVE this monthly recap. When I miss one because time is short I know it will be there at the end of the month.

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