That’s what F A L L is made of😊
At least to me, it’s not F A L L without the taste of pumpkin and the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg, & cloves. And how I do love a PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE! (Of course, right now in my neck of the woods it’s still in the high 90s and the last thing I’m thinking of is drinking something hot!)
However, I have “visions of sugarplums (pumpkins, colored leaves, scarecrows, long-sleeves, cowboy boots, & plowed-up peanut fields) dancing in my head. I am SOOOO over summer and wishing I would wake up one morning soon with the smell & feel of
F A L L in the air! F A L L is definitely my favorite time of year, even though it doesn’t really get cool here until later. But the sights & smells and just the feeling of a new FALL season sure can set my heart aflutter.
Since I can’t really “experience” any of my autumn joys right yet, I thought I would share some things I’ve found around the net that have me drooling. Plus…all these ideas look so easy that I think even I can pull them off!
Mums are beginning to pop up on porches and steps around here…although I do fear the awful heat wave we’ve been having will dampen their spirits. I plan to wait awhile before purchasing mine, but isn’t this plastic hanging-basket makeover just adorable. It looks rather simple to make but just adds a punch and certainly looks better than plain plastic!
I’m also thinking of FINALLY trying my hand at chalk painting Mason Jars. And I love, love BURLAP. Wouldn’t these be so “FALLish” on a mantle or entryway table?
I like to decorate my (big) porch for the seasons, and these pillows would really dress up our swing. In fact, I have some
cheap inexpensive green pillows I bought at Wal-Mart awhile back, already have the burlap
ribbon & leaves…so I’m set to go with this one!
I also have most of the makings for this idea…at least as soon as I go to our church and pick up a bunch of acorns. So easy, but again so FALLish! And if it’s inspired by POTTERY BARN you know the original was e-x-p-e-n-s-i-v-e!
And this idea is very similar…you can buy really nice looking glass containers at the DOLLAR TREE.
“Rustic” decorating just seems (to me) to go along with F A L L and this old chair with the pumpkin would be so inviting on my side porch. There’s nothing that says “Fall Y'all” more than PUMPKINS😊
I went for my yearly mammo (don’t forget to get yours😊) last week and “just happened” to drop by HOBBY LOBBY. Their candlesticks and lanterns were on half-price (yes!!!), so of course, I couldn’t pass up a good sale. I plan to use this idea (but my lantern is waaayyy cuter!) It will look great alongside the wooden candlesticks on my mantle.
I could share LOTS more but don’t want this post to get too long. Hopefully cool weather will grace us very soon and I can use all these ideas I’ve been collecting. In the meantime, I’ll just enjoy the anticipation of things to come….
cool, crisp air
the smell of turned-up peanuts
& (of course)...
PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES
What is your favorite thing about FALL?