5 Ways to Welcome Fall Into Your Home

Hello everyone! Since moving to the Bay Area I’ve really started embracing decorating my home according to the time of year. Which is pretty funny because I really couldn’t be bothered to do so whilst living in Cincinnati. Which I think may have been for a couple of reasons. Reason A) In Ohio I really had to more survive the seasons versus celebrate and enjoy them. Reason B) Both mine and Eric’s families live in Ohio so we’d celebrate at their cozily decorated homes instead of having to put an ounce of effort into getting our own place looking festive. Also, I suppose since moving away I’ve become totally obsessed with making my apartment feel as homey as possible. Really, I’m the weirdo who bakes cookies solely for the smell to waft around my living space. So, since Fall officially starts September 23th I decided to welcome in the season by making a list of fun fall projects to get my home ready for autumn!

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Collage by me – Photo Credits Top to Bottom, Left to Right: boston.com | Lulu’s Sweet Secrets | fuckyouverymuch.dk | Luca Schwabe on Flickr | weheartit.com | Des Moines Parent |completelykidsrichmond.com |Liiinux on DeviantArt

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Goodbye August & Burning Man Update

It seems that this will be my last post for August because for the next week I shall be romping around with friends in Black Rock City at Burning Man! I spent all of today working on my last burner preps and when I finally, finally finished (literally five minutes ago) I figured a short update post was in order before I set off for the desert.

I have a couple of posts planned for when I return – specifically an August favorites list and a small breakfast recipe. My hope is by having posts planned I won’t be discouraged by my absence and will be able to get right back into the swing of things.

So, with that, I hope everyone has a lovely first week of September, here are some pictures of what I worked on all day today (crayon flower gifts for Burning Man), and I’ll meet back up with you later!
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Majora’s Mask DIY

Anyone who knows me knows I’ve been obsessed with the Zelda game franchise ever since my cousins first introduced me to Ocarina of Time in ’98. As a kid I ran around pretending to be a Kokiri by exploring the forest bordering my neighborhood and building temples in Arenia’s parents’ backyard. As an adult, I immediately got a tattoo to commemorate my love upon turning 18 (NO REGRETS) and at 25 after re-playing Majora’s Mask in 3D took on the most intensive paper mache project I’d ever attempted in my GD life. AND I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER WITH THE RESULTS!! Is it a perfect replica of Majora’s Mask? – Hell no-, but I worked hard on it so I love it. If anyone else is interested in trying this project I wrote a rough (like really, really rough) tutorial on what it took to make my mask.

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Sitting Under A Sakura Tree

Eric’s out of town this week so I’ve had the whole apartment in which to putz around since Sunday! Ah, but really I should cut myself some slack. I’ve been doing quite a bit of cleaning, organizing, throwing away, exercising, reading, and drawing. However, when it comes to the cooking front I’ve just kinda… fallen off the radar. It happens. So today I’m posting my first major drawing project since high school. So, say five or so years? Yes, and a very gracious thank you to Arenia for allowing me to use her character Illuna as my guinea pig.

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An Accidental Guest Room Redecorate

Why yes, you read that right a whole eight months after first decorating our guest room I decided to re-do the entire damn thing. Why? I found some super cool posters at a garage sale. Don’t always look to me for the best life choices. But, also because every time I passed the room I felt as if it didn’t have enough color and I just wanted the overall feel of the room to be a bit more grown up.

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