The first four days of November have been so crazy I thought about skipping the October Round-up! **Gasp!** Don’t worry I wouldn’t leave y’all hanging like that! October was a strange month for Happily Ever After, Etc…. a work problem pulled me away from the site for almost two weeks! I was still here but almost all promotion (Facebook, Instagram etc) came to a grinding halt. It was terrible but at least I was able to keep posting… I wouldn’t know what to do without talking to y’all every week!
October has been a month of preparation… we have so many fabulous things set up for y’all in November and December! My bloggy friends have been in full force and I’ve had a great time collaborating with such a fantastic group of gals. I participated in the Home for Fall Blog Hop and we are currently in the middle of an Ornament Exchange! I love blogging solo but something magical happens when you meet people from all over the globe who have the same interests as you… and then you get to work with them in the digital world!
Bigger and better things are coming in November… like the Complete Gift Guide that’s going live tomorrow! There will be over 60 categories so you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list! Plus there’s over $4,000 in giveaways… so you have a great opportunity to win something fantastic for yourself too! I’m so excited… one girl scored a $500 shopping spree to Lamps Plus! You have to enter that one!
In the meantime let’s see what we had going on in October!
Your favorite 5 posts from October 2015:
( or at least the 5 you clicked on most! )
Home for Fall: DIY Neutral Fall Wreath! I am absolutely loving the neutral fall colors this year… the normal warm autumn oranges and reds are so not my jam! That’s why I really loved the idea to put together a neutral fall wreath… with gorgeous bright whites instead of your normal autumn foliage! Plus my front door is a muted dark red …read more!
Christmas Dining Room with At Home I remember my very first At Home shopping experience… it was the week before I moved to Alabama. They had just built a brand new store and I had driven by the “coming soon” sign for months… they opened just in time for one visit before I made the big cross country move. I walked through the doors and my jaw hit the floor …read more!
Open House at the Waters 2015! I don’t know about y’all but I love walking through an open house… the inspiration, the floor plan… the dreams! Walking through a brand (spanking) new gorgeous house is like opening up a can of untouched peanut butter …read more!
The UNINSPIRATION Bug: When you can’t get started decorating! I’ve been really struggling with uninspiration lately. True uninspiration. Not just when you can’t get started decorating, or when you can’t find a muse but finding the right pieces, the right combination… the right everything! It’s like I have 20 different thoughts but none of them follow through to completion. …read more!
Complete Gift Guide: Over $2,000 in Giveaways The hubster is truly the best person on my list to shop for… he loved my homemade birthday gifts just as much as those Broncos tickets! Of course not everyone on my list is quite as easy to shop for… and sometimes after hours of thought I still come up short!
That’s why I’ve joined forces with over 30 of my closest blog friends to create the Complete Gift Guide for 2015! We’ve created over 60 different categories so you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list …read more!
My Favorite Posts:
10 Neutral Fall Decorating Ideas! I have a confession to make… I typically don’t love the orange and brown that comes with Fall! There’s nothing wrong with it… just not my style! *wink wink* So I am absolutely loving the neutral thing that’s going on these days! The entire concept of a neutral Fall theme is right up my ally… whites, tans, beiges, blues, silvers… with just a little hint of orange …read more!
A Romantic Bedroom: 6 Fabulous Canopy’s When my hubby first told me he wanted a canopy over our bed I thought “wait a minute… you’re not a tiny little girl?! Why would a grown man want a canopy?” He explained to me that they were “distinguished and classy” plus they “look cool! …read more!
3 Steps to Creating the Perfect Mood Board I love decorating and there’s nothing better than walking into your home and completely loving the space you’re in. Of course creating a space that is well put together doesn’t happen over-night… in fact I firmly believe the best rooms are built over time! That doesn’t mean we throw caution to the wind and spontaneously throw just anything in the space “this chair looks good, hope it works with the drapes!” We need a plan ...read more!
Green with Envy… Gorgeous Green Kitchen Cabinets! We finally finished the kitchen this weekend! Nothing like three months later to announce a quick paint job is complete! It might have taken forever but the wallpaper is officially a goner and the walls are all light grey… it’s absolutely fabulous! Now if I could just convince my landlord that green kitchen cabinets aren’t quite what I’m looking for …read more!
Man Behind the Blog: Take 8 If you haven’t read a Man Behind the Blog post before this is how it works… every month Betsy from Heavens to Betsy posts 5 fabulous questions for the guys to answer. We get our guys to respond to her questions and then we head over to her blog to link-up! The best part? After hearing my hubby’s answer’s you can head over and see what all the other guys have to say! The link-up over at Heavens to Betsy happens the last Thursday of every month… so grab your guy and meet us there! I can’t wait to read all the answers! …read more!