Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins

Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins

Fall is just my favorite! But you knew that, right? :) If I could spend the entire autumn season all cozy and puttering around the house, that would be my dream. Alas, I was feeling a little out of sorts this past week because I didn’t have the time to fall-ify my house as much as I wanted to.

Book launch seasons are so exciting, but especially busy! (Speaking of my new book, don’t forget there are just two days left to get a set of ALL FOUR OF MY EBOOKS for FREE with the preorder of Simple Gatherings! The book releases on October 3, so it’s coming right up). You can pre-order it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble and then just enter the code here to grab your free e-book bundle!

Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins

Velvet Pumpkins / Mirror

Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins
But, this weekend I finally made myself make the time to do some cozying. This room has been stuck in transition for awhile. I don’t like when my rooms feel like they are transition. Actually, I’ll be honest. This room has been in LIMBO! Limbos are the worst for me.

It’s not pulled together yet, but I realized that being stuck in transition didn’t mean it had to “stay in limbo.” Ha!

Honestly, sometimes when I have a space that is in transition, I end up ignoring it for a long time. I’m bad about that. But LIMBO doesn’t make me happy at all. So instead of just continuing to ignore it, I decided I could at least ‘up the cozy factor’.

I feel like that’s the best thing about fall. You can do SO much to a space simply by focusing on making it all cozier.

Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins

Rug / Curtains / Woven Shades / Dip-Dyed Stool / Daybed

I SO loved setting up these soft squishy gorgeous velvet pumpkins (from LoveFeast Shop)! But Jack didn’t seem too pleased. He was cracking me up! He acted like they were intruders. He always does that with fuzzy things, I’m not sure if he thinks they are animals or what. He’s weird. I was a little worried he would attack them, but somehow he calmed down and I think he even made friends with the one on the stool.

Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins

Anyway, these pumpkins are so GORGEOUS, I can’t even tell you how beautiful they are in person. I couldn’t stop staring at them. The real stems are incredible! And the gorgeous velvet and feathers on some of them are so striking and unique.

I’ll be sharing more of my velvet beauties on Instagram (and my stories)! The colors are stunning. There are some gray velvet ones that are among of my favorites, so be sure to head over to see more this week! I’m sure you’ll see them around my house here, too, all fall.

Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins

How fun is this? My friend Chris Ann from LoveFeast Shop is kindly offering you guys a discount code to her shop!

USE THE PROMO CODE: 17IR15 to get 15% off through October. Enjoy!

Also, watch my Instagram today (Sunday) for a giveaway! One lucky winner will be able to pick out her own Hot Skwash velvet pumpkins or do a little fall shopping with a $200 shop credit to LoveFeast Shop! US winner only. Follow me on Instagram and stay tuned there for the giveaway.


Tell me, is your house ever in LIMBO?!! Or is it just me?

Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins

Pre-order Simple Gatherings on Amazon or Barnes & Noble (before October 3rd) and then just enter the code here to grab your free e-book bundle!

Jack & The Velvet Pumpkins

7 Ways to Cozy Up Your Fall Fireplace + Accessories

7 Ways to Cozy Up Your Fall Fireplace + AccessoriesDomino – Erin Fetherston

It’s hard to imagine anything cozier on a chilly fall day than being all curled up right next to a fireplace. So Hygge, right? Even though it is probably not quite cold enough to light a fire or even hide under a blanket, it’s not at all too early to start designing your living space around the fireplace in anticipation.

Here are 7 things you can do right now to enjoy a cozy fall fireplace:

1. Pull comfortable chairs in a little closer to the fireplace to create a cozy focal point.

2. Add a rug for softness (not so close to be a fire hazard, of course! Safety first).

3. Set up a basket for books and a comfortable footstool nearby so you can put your feet up!

4. Make sure you have your fireplace tools ready (or invest in new tools like this log holder and fireplace tool set)

5. Even if you don’t use your fireplace to burn fires, you can still decorate it with logs or candles for ambience. I got these pretty birch logs for mine, and I think this fireplace candleholder is so cool!

6. Order a log carrier for convenience and character. I think this leather log carrier would be so cute next to the fireplace.

7. Decorate your mantel for fall! Branches, pumpkins, framed art, candles, whatever inspires you! What will go on your mantel this year?

Do you have a fireplace for a fall focal point?

Click here to shop fireplace decor and accessories!


There is just one week left to claim your FREE set of four of my ebooks when you pre-order my brand new book (releasing October 3) Simple Gatherings! That’s a pretty awesome deal, so don’t miss it!

*** Pre-order Simple Gatherings and get your e-book bundle HERE! ***

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Shop more fireplace accessories (screens, fireplace tools, firewood holders, etc.) HERE!

Catch up on our Fall Nesting for the Homebody Series here!

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