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We think many of you will relate to this month’s reader-submitted feature in our My Happiest Place series. Before we share Juniper’s words and photos, though, a quick update on the series itself!

For the October, November, and December features in the series, we’re looking for holiday-themed photos of your homes. The autumn holidays followed by winter celebrations bring with them the chance to decorate indoors and out, and whether your style is simple or all-decked-out, we’d love a peek into the happiest places in your (holiday) homes.

October submissions are due 10/15, a $50 Wayfair.com gift card goes to our chosen submission, and all you have to do is email a photo of your happiest place to sarah@thehappiesthome.com (more details and fine print can be found here). 

what's the happiest place in your home?
Can’t wait to see your pretty pumpkins and fall decor! And now, this months feature… [click to continue…]

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by Sarah Powers July 21, 2014
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by Sarah Powers June 23, 2014
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