September 26, 2019 by
Photography by Bill Sitzmann

October is my favorite month for many reasons. Fall hues, the Halloween holiday, sweater weather, brisk air, pumpkin-flavored coffees, and curling up with a good book or a classic horror movie are just some of them.

Looking for inspiration on how to scare trick or treaters? Check out our feature on the Aksarben mother-son duo who brings out homemade props and frightful tricks to treat their neighbors. You can also learn some tips on repurposing your pumpkins after Halloween in our Harvest piece on page 44.

Or, get cozy by the fire pit and gather some great decorating ideas—from incorporating meaningful items into a mid-century modern style, to using reclaimed wood from local vendors, to designing rustic, open-concept floor plans—there is something for everyone in this issue.

On a personal note, I paid homage to my paternal grandparents in this issue’s DIY, which showcases their century-old wedding certificate on the countryside backdrop of Phyllis and John Kreb’s family farm just up the street from my home. I would have loved to have witnessed my grandmother’s reaction to seeing the certificate displayed in such a unique and special way.

As always, we hope these stories bring you inspiration this season. As you fall back, be sure to enjoy the cooler weather and embrace your home. It’s one thing to have a beautiful residence, but another to live in a house that makes you feel “at home.”   

Warm thoughts this season!


This article was printed in the October 2019 edition of OmahaHome. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.