Fall Dual Purpose Decorating… On A Dime
“If you don’t invest in your health, no one else will.” If you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you’ve read that quote. It’s true though! No one is going to wave a magic wand and make you healthy. Health is something we invest in. We invest our time in exercise, sleep, and scheduling healthy activities. We invest our energy into mindfulness and centering exercises. We also invest our financial resources- which sometimes feels like the biggest sacrifice of all… However, with these dual purpose decorating tips, you won’t have to exchange a beautifully decorated home for the sake of your healthy lifestyle.
Go Grocery Shopping
Find items that double as both food and decor. A lovely fall squash or some pie pumpkins are a great addition to a fireplace mantle, table centerpiece, or an entryway. Then, around Thanksgiving, you can make a homemade pumpkin pie or pumpkin bars with your pumpkin. Don’t forget to roast the seeds, they’re high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Your squash can be seasoned and roasted or pureed into a creamy soup, yum. Decorating never tasted so good.
Go On A Nature Walk
Here’s another dual purpose decorating tip. Use a nature walk to get your steps in for the day and find free Fall accents. Pinecones, cattails, and ornamental grasses work well. (beware of allergens). Who needs the gym anyways?
Clean Out The Basement… Or Someone Else's
Shopping your own house seems too simple doesn’t it, but sometimes we forget what we actually have tucked away in the back of the cupboard or down in the basement. I especially like pairing antique Mason jars, art work, and antique photos together for a Fall inspired look. Sometimes, I also “shop” at my parent's house. Shhh!
I can almost smell the apple cider and pumpkin spice lattes now, just thinking of fall decorations, the weather changing, and leaves turning color. This year, with the help of these tips, you’ll be able to enjoy a beautifully decorated home on a dime. So, save your money to invest in your health! Keep taking your supplements, eating a healthy diet, and receiving necessary healthcare services. Fortunately, Integrative Family Medicine has transparent pricing, listed right on our website, so you’ll always know what you’re expected to pay.
Sara Lynn, RN BSN
“If you don’t invest in your health, no one else will.”