The Fall fairy fluttered in for a little visit this past weekend.
First things first, I first had to give her a piece of my mind. After all, she was late. According to my watch, the official start to Autumn was last weekend. Geez, what a slacker.
But then she rattled off something about a sore throat & feeling under the weather & a four month old who is keeping her up all hours of the night & I couldn't help but cut the gal some slack. So on we moved, the two of us, sprinkling & sprucing & vamping up the house. We made some good progress, Fall Fairy & me.
Leaves + berries + white twinkle lights = warm fuzzies.
The first of many batches of this stuff. Homemade chicken soup.
A holiday glow.
Pumpkin flavored everything. This coffee is so delicious I could drink it straight black. But why would I go & do something silly like that when I can dump in some Pumpkin Spice creamer & make it twice the delight?
Fall, we welcome you.
What's Fall without a pretty front porch? Granted, we need mums, hay bales, pumpkins & pretty ribbons. But corn stalks are a start.
I love the transformation that takes place, just by a simple switch in home decor. All of a sudden we're cozied up under thick cable knit blankets, we're slurping steamy soups & we're mapping out our favorite fall activities--like pumpkin patches & Halloween get-togethers. A piping hot mug of apple cider simply wouldn't taste the same amongst the pinks & greens of summer. So we stash all that away & drag out the Autumn hues of oranges, yellows & golds. And all of a sudden, a couch seems cozier, a soup a bit heartier & a fire a little toastier.
We've got a little more fluttering to do around here-- some crafting, some decorating, some sprucing & sprinkling. And just like the gentle changing of leaves, our home is transforming before our eyes.