5 Reasons To Shop At HomeGoods For Fall Decor

Listen I don’t care if it’s 90 degrees outside, if someone tells you it’s too early to decorate for Fall, you don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.  I’m ready to wear my flannel shirt and start drinking my Pumpkin Spice Latte like the walking cliche that I’ve lived up to be.

There are plenty of places to shop for Fall Decor.  However, one of my favorite places to go is HomeGoods.  Why?

1.  Signs

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Because without them you may forget what holiday season we’re in.  Especially when it’s hot AF outside.  HomeGoods has a TON of signs for the fall right now.  They have Halloween themed signs, Fall themed, Thanksgiving themed…etc

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2.  Money, Money, Moneyyyyy

You get A TON of bang for your buck.  The prices are budget friendly, and the quality is just as good.  And listen, you never walk out of HomeGoods empty handed.  Like, ever.  Unless you walk in there on a Tuesday and see Patty from the PTA and you’re super embarrassed for not returning her calls, so you quickly run out of the store and go mourn the loss of all the items left in your cart as you cry in your car.  Hypothetically speaking, that is.

3.  Pillows & Throws

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Look, pillows get boring.  It’s fun to switch them up a bit, especially for a holiday.  They have all kinds of pillows and throws right now with all the fun fall themes and colors.

4.  Pumpkins

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There is nothing like going to a pumpkin patch, picking out pumpkins, and then taking them home to carve and decorate.  And, we totally do that with the kiddos every year.  With that said, I LOVE the variety of decorative pumpkins they have at the store.  And for me, I love my neutrals.  But don’t worry, they have other pumpkins for all you normal human beings that like color.

5.  Stuff for the kids

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Ok, my kids were super excited.  They have a TON of Halloween and Thanksgiving decor, snow globes, garlands,….etc.

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The point is, it’s a great place to go and get the kids excited about the Fall too.

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Lastly, I’ll just add that there is a ton of other stuff that I didn’t get.  They have plates, cups, mugs, baskets, gifts, candles, Fall food and drinks, and so much more Fall Decor.  And no, I didn’t get paid to write about this, I’m just obsessed.  So seriously, go to HomeGoods.  Just don’t go on Tuesday, Patty might be there.

Love,

Deema

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6 Reasons To Buy Faux Flowers

I love having flowers in my home, but I don’t exactly have an endless cash flow to replace those suckers every week.  Look, I know there is nothing like fresh flowers.  And I think it’s great that your friend Casey has fresh Peonies delivered to her home every Wednesday.  But I’m on a budget, and I like to spend my extra money on trips to HomeGoods, or something that lasts longer than 3 days. Continue reading “6 Reasons To Buy Faux Flowers”

Coffee Table Books make everything pretty: 10 favorites from my home collection

Ok, guys, I LOVE books.  I love the way they look, I love the way they smell, and while I own and love my kindle, I still love the way books feel.  When I was a kid, I was a total bookworm.  Except I never really liked that term at all.  Like, EW. Why did it have to be a worm?  Nobody likes worms, why couldn’t I be a bookswan? Continue reading “Coffee Table Books make everything pretty: 10 favorites from my home collection”

3 Simple Hacks For A Prettier Home

I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for little things I can do to make my home look just a little bit better.  Luckily I’m the daughter of a mom that is a bundle of OCD.  She’s shared a ton of tips over the years, and while I’m not quite at her level of matching spices and clothes hangers, I may be on my path to getting there.

You want cute optics?  I’m about to blow your mind with three simple hacks that will seriously, I mean seriously, make everything in your home look A LOT better.

1.  Labels

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You want a home that’s easy on the eyes?  Ya, that story doesn’t involve labels. Seriously, they’re ugly, they’re tacky, and they’re usually filled with pointless words, clutter, and unnecessary logos.  And, guys, they are honestly so easy to take off.  And for those that aren’t, please, you are an adult, you should own some Goo Gone.  I’m talking about doing something so simple, and making everything look so much cleaner.  REMOVE. THE. DAMN. LABELS.

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I’ve removed labels off deodorant, hand soap, dish soap, shampoos, and so many other containers and it looks so much cleaner.  It makes your home look like a HOME, and not like a pharmacy.  This is NOT Walgreens folks.

2.  Replacement containers and bottles

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LOOK. AT. THAT. EYE. SORE.  FYI,  I’m the kind of person that will skip out on a bottle of shampoo or lotion if the bottle is ugly.  However, I get that you are probably not on the same spectrum of psycho that I am.  Take my husband for example, he LOVES himself some Nivea.  Guys, Nivea is BLUE.  BLUE!  And, removing a label is just not enough for me.  Looking at that bottle every morning while I brushed my teeth didn’t make me happy.  You know what makes me happy?  This bottle.

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Look how much cleaner it looks in a separate container.  Everything now blends in.  It’s also super cute, and you can reuse it.  I also keep our Q-tips in this glass container.  You can get these anywhere, and they are so cheap.  I got mine at HomeGoods and the jar at Target.  Here’s another example in my mom’s bathroom.

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She has her cotton balls, Q-tips, and medicine in pedestaled apothecary jars.  I love these because they’re practical, organized, and look like decor.  Moral of the story?  If it came in something hideous, you need to put it in something beautiful.

3.  Colors (or not)

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My daughter broke her arm right before she turned two.  I asked if they offered neutral-colored casts, and my husband was mortified.  Get a bright color they said.  She will be happy they said.  I died a little inside that day.

Look, for the record, I love colors.  I’m just VERY particular about the pairings of the colors, and the shades.  Just look at these two sets of cups.  You have a pretty table set for dinner, do you want all these random colors all over the place?  Or a nice clean clear cup for the kiddos?

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And with that said, I’m very conscious of everything I buy.   Also, to avoid eye sores, I try to get all accessories for my home in neutral colors.  Yes, that means I have neutral colors for everything from my kitchen accessories like my dustpan or dish brush, to the toothbrushes in my bathroom, to the plates and cups we eat on, to the reusable grocery bags we use.

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Alright, now roll up your sleeves, grab some Goo Gone, and get to work.  I promise you, you will thank me.  Oh, and  this guy is seriously my spirit animal.

Love,

Deema

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