Hi, friends. It’s no secret that I haven’t been the most active blogger over the last few months. When I started my blog earlier this year, I had high hopes for it – because, for the first time in my life, I wasn’t working and had plenty of time to devote to it. Yeah, that’s right: I was unemployed, and willingly. After starting a new job last summer, subsequently realizing I hated the company, then having to continue to devote 10-12 hours a day working in a job I abhorred, I was incredibly unhappy. I cried a lot, I was always in a bad mood, and I came to dread Sunday nights because it meant I had to go back to work in the morning. For my own personal sanity, I decided to leave after only a few months.
My blog was going to be my new (temporary) job. I spent hours searching for blog template designs that fit the look I was going for. I created a publishing calendar and plotted out my first few posts. And I got to writing. I felt good, I was excited and I was ready to make it happen.
But something kept getting in my way: perfectionism. I am a major perfectionist, and always have been. I don’t like putting my name on any work unless it’s totally perfect. Translate that to blogging, and I found myself constantly comparing my blog to the other blogs I regularly read and love. You know, the bloggers who have been doing this stuff for years (some of whom have teams of people helping them). I’d look at my posts and immediately start criticizing the quality of the photos. Or I’d put off publishing posts because I didn’t have time to take some decent photos. I became so obsessed with how my blog “looked” that I forgot about the point of blogging: sharing your love for a particular topic with your audience.
So, with all that said, I’ve come to the realization that I need to refocus my priorities for this blog on the thing that really matters: my content. That means that my stuff won’t always look perfect, which will likely drive me crazy, but I’m going to do my darndest to LET IT GO. (Cue music from Frozen. And now that song will be stuck in my head the rest of the day.)
With all that soul-bearing behind me, let’s get into today’s post.
You guys. Have you been in the home décor section of your local Target lately?? It is AH-MAH-ZING. Not only do they have a million cute fall items, but they’ve also changed how they’re displaying home goods to give it a “boutique” feel. Check out these pics from my local Target.
I’ve been noticing the change to this new format gradually over the last few visits to the store, but when I popped in yesterday, the evolution was finally complete. I spent a good 30 minutes wandering through the fall décor section drooling over all the amazing options. Think chunky knits, plaid, faux fur, gold accents, black and white. I wanted to share some of my favorites with you. I haven’t bought anything (yet), but I’m plotting how I can incorporate some of these items into my existing décor.
Third row, left to right:
Threshold Diamond Kilim Decorative Pillow (I love this mixed with the black and white pillow below!)
Threshold White Porcelain Wall Stag
White Chunky Knit Metallic Pillow (This is so much prettier in person, I promise!!)
Bottom row, left to right:
Nate Berkus White and Gold Metallic Woven Basket (Who doesn’t love Nate Berkus??)
18″ Black and White Hand Woven Cotton Kilim Pillow
Threshold Burned Wood Tray
You can see the full line of fall décor here.
Have you purchased anything from the fall line? Share with me below in the comments.
(P.S., Totally not a sponsored post, you guys. I just really, really, really love Target and their home section!)