I really wish I was the essential Southern woman who loved working in the yard, planting flowers and caring for a garden. In the words of Ouiser from Steel Magnolias, Southern women are “supposed to wear funny looking hats and ugly clothes and grow vegetables in the dirt.”
With all due respect to Ouiser and Southern women everywhere, I’m just not a fan! I have plenty to keep me busy inside my house, and it’s usually hot and muggy outside…so I prefer to spend my homemaking energy inside the house.
I do try to keep the outside of my house fairly seasonally appropriate, so here’s a look at my simple outdoor decor for this fall. With pumpkins for $2.50 and mums for $4 at Aldi, I spent under $10 putting it all together! Since taking these pictures my mum has doubled in size with all the blooms. I really love the burgundy color against our house!
The FALL sign was a fun Pinterest project that my mom, sister and I did together. Here’s the full tutorial over on my Mom’s blog.
Where do you stand on outdoor fall decor? Do you keep it simple or are you a true Southern woman? I respect both parties! 🙂