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Target Fall Decor 2020: My Wishlist

A living room seating area sty;ed with fall decor and pillows from Target.

Happy September! Now that Labor Day has passed and the beach tourists have started heading home, it’s starting to hit me that the summer is almost over! Since the fall season is quickly approaching, I decided to round up some of my favorite affordable Target fall decor pieces! I’ve either bought or “wishlisted” these items so I hope you love them too.

Download the Target app and favorite the ones you have your eye on so you have a shopping list the next time you head into their store. I recommend buying them quickly as items tend to sell out fast!

Let me know which of my favorite Target fall decor items earn a place in your home this fall! This post is in no way sponsored and all thoughts/opinions are my own 😊

My Target Fall Wishlist: 2020

  1. Nasturtium Tobacco Leaf Berry Wreath
  2. Faux Dried Achillea Arrangement
  3. Gold/Navy Floral Arrangement Framed Canvas
  4. Stripe Throw Blanket (Gray)
  5. Ceramic Table Lamp (Tan)
  6. Woven Plaid Pillow (Blue)
  7. Lumbar Floral Embroidered Pillow with Beads
  8. Square Woven Plaid Pillow with Fringe
  9. Raffia Pumpkin
  10. Corn Husk Rope Pumpkin
  11. Border Stripe Throw Blanket (Pupkin Brown)
  12. Wooden Bead Garland
  13. Leaf Wreath (Red/Gold)
  14. Gold/White Floral Arrangement Framed Canvas
  15. Glass Pumpkin
  16. Magnolia Leaf Arrangement in Ceramic Pot
  17. Stoneware Reactive Mug Blue
  18. Striped Oversized Table Runner (Sour Cream/Gray)
  19. Rubber Leaf Tree in Pot

My Favorites Styled in my Home

Which items are on your wishlist?! Any good items I missed? Let me know in the comments section or send me a message on my contact page. For more design inspo, make sure to follow along on Instagram and Pinterest. Happy decorating!

xo Caitlyn

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The Little Blue Victorian by the Shore: Our First House!

What a joy it is to finally start sharing our first house with you all! We have spent the past two years doing extensive renovations and various projects (many ourselves) on this victorian home from 1897. It is my hope that my future posts will serve as resources and inspiration for you in your own home! 😊

House Hunting & Finding “The One”

When we started to look for a home of our own, we weren’t entirely sure what we wanted. We considered SO many options that it was often overwhelming: apartments, town-homes, houses old and new, and even lots of land to custom build on. The only thing we knew for certain was the location! We focused our search on shore towns in New Jersey with close proximity to the beach and walkability around town.

August 2018

Tree-lined Historic Street

One day we decided to go to see a couple of houses on a beautiful tree-lined street in the historic district of one of our favorite beach towns. We loved the character of all the homes and the street’s gorgeous 100+-year-old maple trees. The street was also walking distance to the downtown and a short bike-ride to the beach!

Finding “the One”!

This house was our last stop of the day, after just touring the house across the street. We made our way over, up the front walkway, and stopped at these beautiful original wooden front doors. The second we walked into the house, Ryan and I looked at each other knowing we were thinking the same thing. The house was missing a lot of our “wishlist” but there was something about it that we knew we had to make it our home. Fast forward a few weeks plus a little drama (post for another day), and the little blue victorian by the shore was ours!

August 2018

Renovations & their Tumbleweed Effect

We originally planned to do minor updates (paint kitchen cabinets, refinish floors, etc.) but one project lead to another which eventually lead to a total renovation of the entire first floor of the house (I’ll detail this more in future posts).

Renovating such an old house had its challenges but was incredibly rewarding. I have developed such a deep admiration for older homes and made sure to preserve as much of the house’s original character as possible while updating it to work for the modern family. (Just wait until you see all our before and afters! Follow me on instagram to stay up-to-date)

What’s to Come

Homeownership has allowed me to focus on two of my passions: home design and green-living.

You can expect to see:

  • Renovation before & afters
  • Easy DIY tutorials
  • Plant-based lifestyle recommendations
  • Designers looks for less (I consider myself an expert in this lol!)
  • Green home product reviews and recommendations
  • and more!

I can’t wait to share more! Blogs have helped me tremendously during this process of turning our house into our home so I can only hope this blog will do the same for you! If you have any post requests, let me know in the comments section or send me a message through my contact page. Thanks for reading!

Be sure to follow along on Instagram for the most up to date content and for more design inspo!

xo Caitlyn