Blogtober Fest Blogging Challenge Day 1

If you are a new visitor from Blogtober Fest, welcome!
I love fall.  I love October.  So as soon as I saw my friends over at Arkansas Women Bloggers promoting “Blogtober Fest,” I signed up.  They’ve posted writing prompts, which you can access HERE, for each day of this week.  

Don’t live in Arkansas?  Join us anyway and blog each day’s topic.  It’s just for fun and will help you think outside the box and perhaps blog a little differently for a few days!  

Today’s topic is “Fall Fashion and Decorating.”  

The word “fashion” nearly made me click away because I never, ever post about fashion.  I can pull it together when I need to, but it costs a fortune to stay updated, I tell ya!

  Target, Old Navy, and Forever 21 are a few of my go-to places for affordability and trends.  Thank you, Beth, for telling me about Old Navy’s Rockstar Skinny Jeans.  Bought two pair last week, yes I did.  
I searched for, tried on, and purchased two pair of jeans in 12 minutes flat and had you been able to get inside my head, you would assume I had just spent the afternoon on Rodeo Drive.  I need to get out more! 

Now I just need to find long tops to cover my backside in the “skinny” jeans.  I’ll pick those up on my next trip to Target when I have exactly 12 minutes before the next carpool line starts. 

And my dear friend from high school, Carley, (who always looks put together) says we all need a “statement necklace,” so I guess I’m on the hunt for a “statement necklace” for fall.  I’m eyeing one at a new favorite online store, Little Box of Beautiful.  She carries fabulous pieces at amazing prices and is right here in Arkansas!  

On to decorating…I am not a decorator, but I do love to decorate my home.  On a budget.  For every season.  Especially fall.

There are a few fall projects here at My Heart’s Desire that have gone wild on Pinterest, so for those of you that are new here, I’ll do a recap.

Fall Hurricane Vases filled with dried beans and corn.  I still get a little tickled that this is my most popular post ever.  
These Fall Leaves Wreaths are one of my personal favorites.  Easy, inexpensive, and different from the typical round wreath on the front door!
And this Pumpkin Topiary with Lights is quickly becoming a readers’ favorite at My Heart’s Desire!  Reusable each year and can be part of your Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving decor!
There’s still time to put together a simple Halloween Centerpiece using dried beans!  
And lastly, another inexpensive Fall/Thanksgiving Hurricane display You can create your own with any glass container you already have!
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Be sure to come back tomorrow for Day 2 of Blogtober Fest!

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  1. I just love your fall items! They look wonderful but simple to make.

  2. You are so after my heart on having 12 min to shop for clothes. I’ve heard of those Old Navy Jeans. May have to try some on if I can only get to town.

  3. love the hurricane decorations!

  4. Great job, friend! I often think I’d be more fashionable if I actually enjoyed shopping. I just do not. Love the decor ideas–would be easy for a project for my kid’s classroom, too.


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  6. Love the hurricanes. I use Mason jars out on my deck filled with beans, corn, etc., but hurricanes would be nice enough for indoors. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Always love your hurricane jars. And thanks for the tip on the ON jeans! I have exactly one top that covers my lower half enough to get some — but get some I shall! Great tip!!!

  8. Hmmm. I have never thought I could pull off skinny jeans (being not skinny) but those colors are just so pretty! Maybe have to check it out. And i’ve been wondering what do with with a big glass candle holder that needs an update – and now I have it! BEANS!

  9. Loving the versatility of the hurricanes. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I love the pumpkin ‘snowman’ decoration! I also really like the Halloween Hurricane centerpiece…it’s something I could actually do!


  11. Ooooh, I love the square wreaths with the letters! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a square wreath before.

    By the way, thanks for stopping by my blog last week! Life got hectic so I am finally following up.

  12. I’m with you on the ON jeans. I have a red pair and they are my favorite.

  13. I love those vases. I need to do my vases in my living room. I usually put cranberries in them, or nuts (not cracked).

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