Hey guys!! I hope your week is off to a good start! I have been busy getting the house organized, meeting with contractors (more on that later… our one bathroom renovation has multipled and now I have about 5 projects I would like done on the new house), and applying to jobs. Since I worked for a small company in Nashville I had to leave the company when we decided to relocate. I have a couple leads, but I like to apply to as many jobs as I can because it usually takes quite a few apps before you actually get a job. It has been nice having the extra time to get organized and settled in San Antonio rather than have to rush back into working right away. But I will admit, I am ready to get back to work. I am one of those people who actually enjoys working and the routine it brings. I also like the feeling that I am contributing to our family income. More on the house projects and job prospects later!
I think Jon and I have already fallen in love with San Antonio for the weather alone. It has been in the 80s the last week and it is November! I am a Southern girl at heart and I love my warm weather. Jon and I both agreed if we were to ever leave Nashville it would only be to go farther south or west (our dream is to live in San Diego…but I would live in Arizona or Colorado in a heartbeat).
When we were moving into our new house my mom realized that we had two huge pecan trees in our backyard so she collected a huge bag of them and I have been shelling them ever since.
Yall, I totally get why pecans are 5 million dollars at the store… shelling them takes a LOT of time and work. But it is worth it. I’m always down to save some money!
If you took a look at our last house in Nashville, you would have noticed that we were coming from a 4 story new construction house. We have always lived in a 3+ story house and our new house in San Antonio is a one story house. I wouldn’t call it a ranch because it is not long and skinny so it is kinda hard to explain. The neighborhood we live in is absolutely beautiful, but the houses were built in the 40s and 50s and have been renovated. My favorite part about our new house is that everything is so accessible… like my holiday decorations which makes it super simple to get to everything I need. So thanks to my momma organizing all of our decor, it was easy pull out all things fall! I love decorating for the the holidays, but with decor being on 4 different floors, it made it quite difficult. I have never minded lots of stairs in my house, but wow, everything being on one floor makes everything so easy and simple.
This year Thanksgiving is with my family, but since we just moved, we decided to stay in San Antonio and my dad, little brother, sister, and her boyfriend are coming to San Antonio for the holiday. I love hosting so I am excited to have visitors in just a couple weeks!
I didn’t go over the top with decorations, but pulled out a few fall decorations to spruce up our new house!
I got this fall leaf decor back when we were living in Cincinnati and love throwing it on a table with some candles for a little festive flare.
I’m obsessed with these fun colored pumpkins to add a some fall fun to our coffee table.
A little pop of orange for fall!
This table runner I bought from Home Goods is my favorite.
I threw the gold spray painted pine cones on a gold leaf tray for an extra fall inspired piece on one of our entry tables.
We didn’t get any pumpkins this year, but we did have a LOT of trick or treaters, which was so fun!! All of our previous houses have been a little more urban so we have never had any trick or treaters so this year was extra special. We bought about 8 bags of candy and actually ended up running out!
I have a few more fun posts coming your way this week. I will show yall some pictures of the new house and show you some of the projects we are working on to get the house how we want it. Although I am more of a move-in-ready type girl, you all know my husband LOVES a good project so this house is actually a really good mix between the two. Our house has been renovated, but there are a few things we want to change so we have been meeting with contractors to see our options. I will show you guys the before pictures and maybe you all will have some good ideas on how to “upgrade” the different spaces to make it a little more modern aka our style.
That is all I’ve got for today! Have a great day friends!!!
- What have the temperatures been lately where you live?
- Do you decorate for the holidays?
- Are you traveling for the holidays this year?