Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall Crawl - Usher in Fall, ya'll!

Happy Friday ladies!  I am excited to participate in Marilyn's Fall Crawl and Link Up Party today. 


I have bookmarked many fabulous fall recipes and crafts to help me usher in fall...all thanks Marilyn and her Artsy Girl Connection ways!!!! 

As a native Texan, I understand ushering in Fall can be a little hard when the temps are still scorching outside!!!  So I hope some of my tips and tricks can help others experiencing less than Fall-like weather, usher in Fall with style! 

Tip # 1

It may scream SUMMER outside, but that doesn't mean your doorstep welcome to your home needs to be.  I love yarn wreaths for this very reason! They add a fabulous fall feel....with just a lil crafty imagination!!!  Small budget, big results! 

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Yarn Wreath Tutorial here!

Tip # 2

One of my favorite things about this time of year is the switch from fruity-floral-beachy scents in my home to the warm-cinnamon-baking scents!  Bring on the Creamy Pumpkin and the Cinnamon Cookie!!!!  I just hit up Bath & Body Works and they have many lovely new fall scents to choose from!  My favorites?


If you are not a fan of candles...kids and fire usually do not mix well, so I opt for the plug ins too! 
Acorn & Fig Single Wallflowers® Refill - Slatkin & Co. - Bath & Body Works
Acorn & Fig Single Wallflowers® Refill - Slatkin & Co. - Bath & Body Works
Acorn & Fig Single Wallflowers® Refill - Slatkin & Co. - Bath & Body Works
{Acorn and Fig Scent - to.die.for....pinky promise you will love it}

Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Moisturizing Hand Soap - Anti-Bacterial - Bath & Body Works

Tip # 3

If you still want the delicious scents of the season...you know you could always grab that apron {or not} and get ta baking!!!  Something about a warm oven...that feeling will surely usher in fall!!  Try this....

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Recipe found here!!!!  Yummy.

Tip # 4

Of course it is important to make our homes feel a little more cozy at this time, but let's not forget about our physical appearance

One way to make a big impact is by transforming your summer hair into a shade or two darker.  I dare you to try out a shade of red....for a stunning Autumn impact!


I just tried and LOVED the new John Frieda Precision Foam Colour in Radiant Red!!!! 

Tip # 5

If that sounds a bit extreme for your taste, then you can easily make a switch with your make-up instead.  Take those soft, irridescent beach colors and take it up a notch with warm, rich browns, golds and plums.

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I am a huge fan of Bella Terra Mineral Eye Colors.  I have had the 9 Stack "Diamond" eye colors for well over 2 years and have plenty of shadow left!  Definitely a great investment.  It is easy to control the amount of color you prefer on your eyes.  Use powder alone to provide a soft sheen.  Or use with a touch of water...and watch your eyes POP!!!!

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Tip # 6

And wait!  Don't check out just yet....if hair and make up are not high on your "to-do" list, maybe just a simple manicure with the Season's hottest colors and trends will do the trick!?!

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I know I am sure to be rockin' Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Misbehaved very soon...

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And my Sephora Traffic Stopper Copper will still be a hit this fall...I just know it!  Thanks Linds!

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This Traffic Stopper Copper {I just like saying it!} looks good on top of another paint color, alone with one coat...or alone with 5 coats!!!!  This is my favorite way to rock it, FYI.

Tip # 7

And perhaps my most favorite piece to help usher in Fall....while still battling the Texas heat....is the multi purpose scarf!!!! You can easily pair a very Autumn feeling scarf with a plain white tee and dark colored jeans for a casual, yet chic look.

summer scarves Fashion Trends: summer scarves

I am really loving this look!  Those boots and that coat would be superb to add on once the weather does decide to join the seasons!


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And if you are feeling extra frisky....try this turban look!

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But when all else fails.....

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Happy Fall Ya'll!!!!

5 comments:

Marilyn said...

Great finds Mel.. I am inspired by so much here.. hmmmmmmm : ))) Off to stalk around..

blueviolet said...

I love the scarf wrapped in the hair, and that nail polish is gorgeous!

I love the same fall scents you do!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Omg I am in love with this post! It's been around 100 here, but I am still feeling fall. I love those wreaths...and those nails (must get that Traffic Stopper Copper NOW)...and the turban...and that fall check-list (so cute!). I just got even more excited for fall :)

Happy weekend!

Islandia Lane said...

ahh I recently just posted the same Sally Hansen Nails!! and they are great!

georgia~gigi said...

Hi Honey Bunny :)
Lovin' your fab fall post! I love love love this season!
Let's see where to start, how about with your hair, bet you are rockin some red :) I was just thinking I might want to go a lil more warm, lord... I think I have had my hair every color under the sun, lol! I need to find another hobby!
It has been so warm here in Iowa, and I love it! In fact thinking of getting some sun today!

I love all the scarves and love the turban look! Any hair acc. and I am on board!

you know I think I get in the kitchen the most in the fall! So many yummy reciepes!

Happy Hump Day Meli Girl!
love you
gi gi

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