I am already in the throes of fall. In a matter of a few weeks, we’ve gone to the pumpkin patch, gone on a couple lovely boat outings with gorgeous weather, done some major fall cleaning and decluttering for a garage sale coming up and there is still so much more on our calendar. I haven’t posted in a few days so I wanted to do a quick “life lately” update here.

I’ve been getting outdoors to exercise when possible. I have been taking advantage of Monday afternoons running in the Old Village of Mount Pleasant down to Pitt Street Bridge while I wait for Tanner’s art class to finish up. The art class ends in a couple Mondays, so I’m not sure I’ll get to partake in the same running routine after that.

View of the Cooper River Bridge from Pitt Street Bridge

On Thursdays, I take Farrah for a run while we wait for the boys to get out of their Ninja Zone class at the Gymnastics Academy. Last Sunday, I took Tanner to a middle and high school event at our church so while I had a couple hours, I decided to hit the Cooper River Bridge with my weighted vest. It had been a while since I walked that and it made me realize I need to put that on my schedule more again now that it’s fall and the weather is perfect for it.

The kids were so excited about the Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch. It’s an overpriced tradition for us to ring in fall every year, so we cough up the money and let the kids have a ball. When we got to the corn maze entrance, I joked that my husband, Jake, sponsored the whole thing.

And I just can’t get enough of how cute this photo turned out…it’s a framer, for sure.

A couple of weeks ago, the boys and I had some spare time before my workout and childcare shift at The Barre Code, so we cruised over to Sullivan’s Island just down the road and walked out to the beach to hang out for a little bit. I really wish I could get out to the beach more this time of year. All of the after school activities make it hard. I just love taking in the ocean breeze. We live in such a beautiful place.

Our sweet friends have been so kind to take us out on their boat a couple times over the last few weekends. The kids have a blast. We even stop at a small island called Cat Island to search for shark teeth. We always end up with a ton! I need to put our collection in a small jar.

I’ve been meaning to post about our dining room update after I got the new bamboo table and chairs. I am in love with the space and so glad we finally decided to put a table there. The kids do homework sometimes, and we also play games there. Additionally, it’s nice to have a surface there again to fold laundry! Here’s how it turned out:

I moved the chairs we already had been using with the farmhouse table here because I thought they looked better with the space. I had painted and reupholstered these a couple of years ago. The side chairs with arms now have a better spot than where I had originally had them. This little round table came with an extension leaf, so this set of chairs is perfect for it. I got 4 other bamboo chairs with this table, so I put 3 with the farmhouse table in the kitchen where I had these others before and one up in my room at my computer desk. I had originally planned to reupholster them with the same fabric as well, but the woman I bought them from had used a white ostrich fabric that is easily wipe-able, so I kept it on for now (since kids tend to drop food on their chairs at the dining table!) it just worked out perfect. I may change them eventually, but for now they work and white goes with my decor, so no rush.

Here is a reminder of what the space looked like before:

While I loved it before too, I just feel the space is now more functional and we use it more. My prized peacock chairs and that beautiful rug now reside in my master bedroom, so I’m slowly, but surely working on how I want the master bedroom to look like. A California-Bohemian oasis of some sort. We still need to paint it (even after two years of living here, OMG) so that is first on the to-do list.

Anyway, that’s been the last few weeks of my life in a nutshell. Hope y’all are enjoying your fall so far!

Linking up with Annie and Julie and Natalie for Thoughts on Thursday.
Morgan is a 30-something artist living in Charleston, SC with her husband and their three kids. She has a California Boho fashion and décor sense and lives a healthy lifestyle.

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