Spring Decor Refresh

Spring Decor Refresh | Style & Suburbs

Post-holiday is always the worst time of year when it comes to home decor. Its a little hard to decorate for spring when it is still below 0 outside. I’ve had a little bit of a rough January personally, and this year I was just over winter and ready to dive into spring.

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like….🎄

It’s officially only 9 days until Christmas (how did that happen!!). This season has gone by so fast but I wanted to share my holiday decor with you all. It is my favorite time of year because it just feels so magical!

Rustic Christmas Decor | Style & the Suburbs

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Photo Series: A Foggy Sunrise

As winter hits in Minnesota, I’ve struggled with getting my outdoor runs in— especially long runs! The sunrise is so much later now than it is in the summer, so it’s not as easy to get out for a run before work. I was looking through photos from some of my favorite early morning runs from this summer, and found a few from a beautiful morning with crazy high humidity that caused a heavy fog. It was actually hard to run in the high humidity, but I had a good excuse for photo breaks.

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Simple Rustic Christmas Decor

This year, I was so excited to decorate for Christmas and started decorating right after I took down my Halloween decorations. I ended up purchasing a lot of decorations on clearance after Christmas last year and its always a fun surprise to find all of the items that I forgot about!

I also added a lot of new decor from the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia brand from Target. I actually worked on developing the fabrics for this collection and we worked so hard to make the items a beautiful quality (opinions are my own- LOL!).

See my favorite decor and decorating tips below!

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Style + The City: Fall Travel in Chicago

Chicago is only a quick hour flight from my home in Minneapolis and is a great city for inspiration, shopping, and eating. I recently spent a few days there to do some fall shopping and to enjoy the beautiful city.

Style + The City: Fall Travel in Chicago | Style & the Suburbs

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Yard Goals

After owning my home for a few years, I’ve finally created the best yard on the block. It’s taken a lot of work to clean out overgrown gardens, plant new flowers, update landscaping, and rid the lawn of weeds.

Maintenance each year includes putting in new colored mulch (which I freshen up a few times during the summer), spraying weeds in the lawn once a week, watering, then lots of mowing. I try to water in the mornings when the lawn is still cool, but its hard to do with my schedule, so I usually just end up moving the sprinkler around all weekend long.

Most of my flower gardens are maintenance-free other than a little bit of weeding and pruning. The colored hydrangeas require a lot of water and a soil acidifier a few times each spring and summer. My side garden is full of colorful booms that change throughout the summer. Its perfect for making pretty bouquets!

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