About Erin Henry

Since its founding in 2015 by suburban mother Erin Henry, Suburban Simplicity has provided an outlet for like-minded women to connect and share their methods for a serene and simple home life. It has become a trusted resource for advice on simple, modern homemaking, appearing on Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed, MSN and Yummly.

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  1. Nikki says

    I don’t have a mantel. I wish I did. Especially a mantel with a fireplace underneath! LOL I could really take a nap in front of the fire right now.

    But, if I did have a mantel I would want mine to look just like yours. What a perfect combination of height and interest. Halloween is so fun, and it can be really stylish and cool too. You’ve definitely achieved that! Love it!

    • Erin says

      You don’t have a mantel?? No fireplace? I love cozying up in front of a roaring fire during the winter. We had one going last night at a friend’s house. Anyway, do you decorate for Halloween even though you don’t have a mantel?? I’m sure you do something with pumpkins…it is fun and easy to put a few of those out this time of year.

  2. Debbie Kitterman says

    Erin – I love your mantle and how it turned out. I am so glad you shared the tip strat with a blank canvas – it is so much easier that way. I love all the fun different things you incorporate in your mantle. I love how you utilized mirrors on your mantle too. I have plans to share my fall mantle soon on my blog.. I just shared my front porch fall decor, but my blog is usually more towards spiritual inspirational, but I thought I would step out of the box a little this season. Stopping by from #WayWow

    • Erin says

      Hi Debbie, thanks for checking out the mantel! Halloween can be such a fun time to decorate and you can go so many different ways…scary, whimsical, whatever! I think it’s good you are trying something new and sharing your porch and mantel. I bet your reader will enjoy getting to know another side of you.

  3. Katrin says

    Erin, your Halloween Mantel really got me in the mood to start with mine, although I don’t have a mantel but hey, I’ll find a spot! Love that banner!!

    • Erin says

      You are so great at creating little spots in your home for seasonal decorations, Katrin. I’m sure you’ll find somewhere that Halloween can come out beside a mantel!

    • Erin says

      Awe, thanks, Shauna! I love when a home is decorated for the seasons and the mantel is the best place to start! Good job already planning for Xmas.

  4. Kate says

    Your mantel came out great! I love your banner!
    Thanks for sharing this week at the Merry Monday link party!
    We hope to see you again next week!
    Kate | TheOrganizedDream.com

    • Erin says

      Ahh, thanks, Kate. I used to not be a big Halloween decorator…maybe some pumpkins outside, but lately, there have been some great Halloween decorations I just couldn’t resist!

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