As I walked our 100-pound German Shepherd “puppy” around in the brisk air of our backyard last night (or more accurately, he walked me), it hit me. We have finally, officially, fully entered the fall season in all its glory. We won’t talk about how it took so long this year that we’re almost already to winter. No, that would be depressing. Rather, we’re going to focus on the good stuff.

And you couldn’t possibly talk about all the warm and cozy and wonderful things about fall without mentioning Thanksgiving. Can you believe it is next week? How did that happen? It’s entirely possible that the last year of this election rippled the space-time continuum or something.

But here we are, and how grateful for that!

My little family is, for the most part, healthy and happy. We’ve spent a few evenings as of late roasting marshmallows around the fire pit together, and it’s finally cold enough for my husband to concede with have entered fireplace weather (my favorite) inside.

For those reasons and so many more, fall is the season I look forward to most each year — especially as I grow older. The world seems to slow down a little, and people stop to take stock of their blessings. Can we have more of that, please? If someone finds the magical corner of the universe where it is fall year-round, I want in.

It likely comes as no surprise, then, that my fall-lovin’ self is equally obsessed with fall decor. Everything is so rustic and chic and comforting! So to celebrate finally feeling like we are firmly rooted in fall, here are some fun last minute DIY fall holiday decor ideas — perfect for my fellow procrastinators who waited until the last minute to get ready for guests.


1 — DIY Gold Tip Feather GarlandSimple Stylings | 2 — DIY Farmhouse Pumpkin BucketA Night Owl | 3 — Antler CenterpieceTone on Tone | 4 — DIY Pumpkin Canvas, Jennifer Rizzo | 5 — DIY Tree Stump Candle Holders, Cozy Stylish Chic | 6 — Pumpkin Succulent Planter, Maison de Pax | 7 — Chalk-Painted Pumpkins, Perfectly Imperfect | 8 — DIY Fall Home Scent, Lulu & Georgia | 9 — Pallet Pumpkins, Little House of Four | 10 — Thanksgiving Wreath, Make It & Love It | 11 — Free Printable, Tabler Party of Two

Happy fall, y’all!