As someone who’s not a fan of summer or hot weather, I always look forward to ushering in cooler temperatures and all things pumpkin. I don’t care if the temperature is still in triple digits: when the month ends in -ber, my pumpkins come out!

Yesterday (8/31), I brought out one of my favorite boxes from the attic: the one with all of my fall decorations! Although not much for Halloween decor, I am a total sucker for anything fall, like solid pumpkins, scarecrows – and of course, any sign that says “Grateful,” “Blessed,” or “Give Thanks.”

Cute decorations don’t have to cost an arm and a leg, though – the only thing I love more than a gorgeous wreath is a great bargain!

Check out some of my budget-friendly fall decor:

All that decorating will work up an appetite! My favorite fall meal after an afternoon of pumpkin-putting-upping? Chili, of course! Here’s my favorite chili recipe – the secret ingredient might shock you!

Jenny Bender is one third of the Kicks Wake Up Krew on Kicks 99 in Augusta, Georgia, along with Cash & Dub. She's married to Chris Bender and is doting dog mom to their two rescue fur babies, Mary Poppins Bender & Truly Scrumptious Bender. Jenny is a karaoke queen who loves Jesus, country music, cheese, and the color pink.