{31 days} outdoor fall decor

{31 days} header

~secondhand, created and thrifted~

IMG_6696

Everything but the flowers and pumpkins was thrifted or secondhand.

I use thrifted canisters, kettles, and colanders as flower planters during the summer. I removed the dead petunias and bought $3 mums and decorative kale to replace them.

The upside down door/shelf, white stool, and white ladder came from a friend down the street who used to own a booth in a local antiques mall. SHE is an ultimate thrifter and has amazing style. When I grow up I want to be like her…seriously.

The red ladder was a $5 garage sale find a couple of years ago.

In the Pacific Northwest, we go through a lot of rain boots…the ones on display are some that the kids have outgrown.

The little guy and I took a trip to a local pumpkin patch on a day off from school and added the mini pumpkins and gourds.

Your outdoor fall decor does not just need to go by the front door where you rarely see it. Put a display outside of your kitchen window so you can look at it when you do dishes!

This display acts as a screen between our deck and our neighbors yard. I can see it when I look out the kitchen window, dining room window, or back door.

It makes me happy!

home is…{31 days} secondhand, created, and thrifted outdoor fall decor.

Join me while I link up with The Nester every day in October for #write31days.
Click here to find a list of all 31 posts as they are published.

my adventures with poultry…and other fall fun

Fall welcomed us back to the Pacific Northwest this past weekend.

The first rain in 81 days came the morning after we got home and the weekend stayed grey and cool.

Perfect weather to head out for some fall adventures. I’ll warn you now, there are quite a few photos…all taken with my iPhone (I was tired of lugging my dslr around after Maui).

We ventured out to the Oregon Heritage Farm for the Applefest.

Applefest raises money for a local high school ski team and has gotten bigger each year we have attended.

Hayrides, pumpkins, hay mazes…

and, apple chucking!

We were leaving as the band started playing. The singer sounded just like Johnny Cash.

We got in the car to head home and decided to make another stop on the way.

Baggensto’s Farm…they grow christmas trees, pumpkins, and potatoes! If you want awesome french fries, go here!!

We came home and Ryan decided to light a fire out back…

and, I baked an apple pie.

Ryan also took most of the plants out of our front garden on Saturday, but our dahlias are still blooming.

As if those adventures weren’t enough, Reece and I went to another local pumpkin patch with his kindergarten class this morning.

Goatel 6. We’ll keep the light on for ewe. Get it?!

I want this sign for our house.

Speaking of chickens, I’ve had quite a run in with poultry the last two days.

First, this guy walked right up to my iPhone like he wanted to pose for these photos.

He must have liked the last time I took his photo.

This morning, on the field trip, we got to see the new turkeys.

I knelt down to take a photo…

and she lunged at me!

I threw my phone because her “nibble” on my finger startled me.

It was actually quite funny.

So, the rain has me wearing my Hunters. This month I am specifically wearing my pink for Breast Cancer awareness. My mom found a lump 9 years ago this month. She is a a survivor. I am so happy she is a fighter and had the resources and care to beat this disease!

home is…feeling a bit like fall.