** This post is sponsored by Celestial Seasonings but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Now that it finally feels like fall in the Chicago area I’m ready to make our home more festive. I spent some time over the past week digging out our decor from the basement as well as picking up some new items. Now that we have more space there are more areas to decorate, so it’s been fun dreaming up what our home could look like for holidays and seasons for years to come. I am starting off slow, though, because I don’t want to buy too much. I’m sharing my affordable fall decor — so far — and how I add touches of autumn throughout our home in a non-overwhelming way.
I like to add neutral color pumpkins throughout the living room, including in front of the fireplace and on shelves and tables.
I added touches of fall to the dining table and kitchen, too. I find candles and table linens to be easy ways to be festive. It’s super affordable to buy some fall filling for a vase you already have, too. You can find low-cost signs, too, or make your own.
For me, the fall weather shift also means a transition to warm beverages. I have always been a fan of Celestial Seasonings’ Sleepytime tea, among other flavors, but I like to switch to other fall flavors when the new season starts. I picked up a new package of Sleepytime tea along with Vermont Maple Ginger on my recent Walmart shopping trip. I also like to purchase the Honey Vanilla Chamomile flavor when it’s available.
Celestial Seasonings has a large assortment of tea flavors, so I’m always trying a new one. Chamomile has always been a go-to for me, but this time I added Vanilla Sleepytime to my cart.
Vermont Maple Ginger flavor tea tastes like Vermont maple sugar paired with ginger, making it spicy yet sweet. The smell definitely summons fall feelings for me.
My favorite place to drink the tea is on the balcony adjoining our bedroom. I have been enjoying the cooler temperatures before they get too cold for my taste. There’s just something about sitting outside with my plants and watching the leaves start to fall. Those who care about our Earth will be happy to know that Celestial Seasonings tea is made with herbs, teas and botanicals that have been grown according to Earth-friendly practices. I also think it’s commendable that the tea comes packaged in natural fiber tea bags that don’t need a string, tag, staple or individual wrapper. According to Celestial Seasonings, doing this saves more than 3.5 million pounds of waste from entering landfills each year.
Later in the evenings I like to enjoy Sleepytime tea after putting the kids to bed. This is my precious time to myself that I look forward to every day. Sleepytime tea is a comforting staple that blends chamomile, spearmint and lemongrass to help me wind down after a long, busy day.
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Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
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