Welcome to Fall Nesting + A Free Printable Fall Print

Welcome to Fall Nesting + A Free Printable Fall Print

WELCOME, FRIENDS!

It’s here, the nesting season so many of us look forward to!

Perhaps some of you remember what this series all about, but we might as well start at the beginning.

What is fall nesting?

It is a season that reflects an inner mindset.

It doesn’t have to begin when a calendar tells us it should or when the temperate is just right.

By welcoming the fall nesting mindset, we are not rushing away the days or too quickly saying goodbye to summer. Not at all.

In fact, as I’ve always felt, fall isn’t about rushing at all. It’s slow and mindful. Purposeful and intentional.

Fall embodies a natural evolution to all things homey.

Of course, a home should be a sanctuary in all seasons.

Welcome to Fall Nesting + A Free Printable Fall Print

Come in and Cozy Up Doormat // Black and White Mat // Cotton Wreath (similar)

But in this particular season, we naturally begin to sense the time has come to turn our heart inward.

This is what our Fall Nesting series is all about.

It’s remembering and practicing those familiar and comforting nesting rituals. 

It’s all the ways we can nurture and gather the people we love in our home.

It’s the gentle art of preparing our nest so it’s as cozy and inviting as it can be.

It’s finding ways to awaken our senses so we can fully savor the place we call home.

It’s expressing gratitude for the season we are in.

I can’t wait to share my own home and the ways I’m making it cozier, too!

Welcome to Fall Nesting + A Free Printable Fall Print

FREE GIFT! You Get Me, Autumn!

We are so excited to kick off the official start to the Fall Nesting series with a fun free gift for you!

Our friend Lynette from Lynette Nicole Creative has generously offered each of you following along with this series a free and custom printable artwork called “You Get Me, Autumn.”

SO CUTE, right?

Click to download and then hang this print as a reminder and inspiration for the gifts found in this cozy season.

Welcome to Fall Nesting + A Free Printable Fall Print

Download your art print via the link below (and pin this post to save it for later or share with others!)

>> Download the “You Get Me, Autumn” print HERE! <<

And guess what?! Lynette is also offering The Inspired Room readers 25% OFF any print or card order this month! Just use the code is INSPIRED25 when you place an order anytime before the 1st of October.

Welcome to Fall Nesting + A Free Printable Fall Print

Lynette is also offering to send a tiny free print to EVERYONE that signs up for her newsletter this month (September!). YAY! Sign up for her newsletter here. You will LOVE following her on Instagram, so be sure to follow her here. She creates the most adorable and hilarious hand lettered artwork!

Download the “You Get Me, Autumn” print HERE!

Now only is it the first day of Fall Nesting, but it’s also the exciting launch day for So Close to Amazing, my friend KariAnne’s (Thistlewood Farms) very first book! I’m SO darn proud of this girl, writing and launching a book is no easy task.

Welcome to Fall Nesting + A Free Printable Fall Print

What better way to kick off fall nesting than to curl up on the sofa with a good book? You’ll love KariAnne’s hysterical and heart-warming tales about finding the beauty in every imperfection, so pick up a copy here!

OK, just a few last things before I send you off to start nesting. 

I set up a “series start page” for our Fall Nesting posts right here. I’ll be adding a link to each new post in the series so any time you want to catch up with what has been posted so far (or come back to it once it’s over!) you’ll be able to find the links there plus watch our sweet Fall Nesting video!

When you download your art print or cozy up your home, use the #fallnesting hashtag on social media so we can see your fall spaces!

Alrighty, friends. I would LOVE it if you left a comment today to let us know you’re following along and tell us what you are most excited about in the season ahead?

Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a few ways I’ve added some “Autumn vibes” to my own kitchen, so I’ll see you back here! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

My Organized Spice Drawer

My Organized Spice Drawer

This post is sponsored by Brother

We’ve been really enjoying cooking meals in our newly remodeled kitchen over the past eight months! We were getting used to cooking outside or in our electric skillet in our laundry room, but it’s so nice to have a real designated space again for daily meals.

We try to eat at home as often as possible. We loved going out to eat during our remodel (and still do, let’s be honest there are great restaurants in Seattle). But with vegans, semi-vegetarians, non-dairy and all-around health conscious family members, cooking at home means we can all eat well (and more affordably) and have better control over what ingredients are in our meals.

A transition to more cooking requires better organization. Enter my Brother P-Touch D210 label maker. This little gadget is my new organizing BFF. Have you ever used one? It is addictive, but in the very best way.

My Organized Spice Drawer

Knowing what you are going to cook, having quality ingredients on hand and being able to find what you need when it comes time to prepare are key for us in being able to prepare healthier meals. Even when we were working on our kitchen, we thought about how we could be better equipped and organized for meal prep to make it more enjoyable to work in. This led to our decision to install four shallow drawers on either side of our stove and a Lazy Susan cabinet nearby for pots and pans to help maximize our kitchen space.

My Organized Spice Drawer

We mostly shop in bulk so we ended up with lots of small bags or jars of unidentified items stuffed in the drawer. Unlabeled bags or hard-to-read grocery store twisty ties made it difficult to know when something needed to be replenished. Disorganization was causing a slowdown in meal prep because we’d have to open up the bag and smell or taste things to make sure we knew what was in the bags!

While we’ve been excited to prepare daily meals, I’m actually not a great cook myself so if faced with missing ingredients for a recipe I’ll easily give up and order something. After a few too many pizza deliveries in recent weeks, ahem, I decided it was time to take our organization to the next level.

My Organized Spice Drawer

If you can’t see the video, click here to watch it on YouTube.
 

With the P-touch, it is so easy to type in a word, print out a label, stick it on, and voilá, a minute or two later, you’re better organized. I LOVE IT!

I love that I don’t have to fear making mistakes. I can preview my label before I print it. I’ve also been having fun with different fonts, borders and symbols.

My Organized Spice Drawer

In fact, the P-touch offers 14 different fonts, 97 frames, and more than 600 symbols so you can really get creative and personalize your labels! The P-touch TZe tape is laminated, so it’s water, fade and temperature resistant – perfect for the kitchen.

My Organized Spice Drawer

Now that I’m on roll with organizing and my kitchen is in order, I have many more plans for labeling around the house! Stay tuned!

My Organized Spice Drawer

How could you get more organized with labels?

You can purchase the P-touch D210 labeler at Amazon, Office Depot, or Staples.

My Organized Spice Drawer
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