It’s Fall! 10 Reasons To Like This Season

Good morning! Well it’s fall on the blog whether you are ready or not! I have never been a huge fan of fall, but I think it’s because I know winter follows. I don’t like the cold at all. But this year I decided to find things I like about fall and not worry about what comes after. So here is my list:

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  1. Pumpkins-I love all the different colors pumpkins come in now, especially the pastels! I love all the different shapes too. They are so fun to decorate with.

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2. Cooler weather-not too cold. Around here, it’s usually still warm during the day and then cooler at night which is really nice.

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3. Snuggling under blankets-Along with the cooler nights, comes snuggling with blankets and pups and not getting hot.

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4. Cute jackets and pretty scarves- I like having some new things to wear other than tank tops and shorts, but not having to wear lots of layers just to stay warm. I am excited to pull out some of those jackets and other cooler weather items put away from last year.

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5. Lighting candles- Fall scents are my favorite! Summer just seems too hot to light candles, so it’s nice to have a few lit around the house again, especially because they smell so good.

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6. Crunching leaves- I love to see the leaves falling and hearing them crunching under my feet when I go for walks.

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7. Holidays- I am looking forward to the upcoming holidays and the time spent with family and friends. We make new memories and remember times spent together in the past.

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8. Sausage and corn chowder- Mmmm! Just typing it makes me hungry! This is so delicious and easy. It is the most requested recipe in my house.

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9. Having a fire and roasting marshmallows-We have a fire pit, so it’s nice to gather around it and roast some marshmallows and make s’mores.

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10. Festivals- There are several different festivals and activities held around here that signal fall. Apple Festival, Calico Festival, Hot Air Balloon Festival, county fairs, and the list goes on.

Whew! I found ten things! That should carry me through. I am determined to just enjoy the season I am in. How about you? Do you love fall?

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Bringing Fall to the Back Porch

Good morning! I know I have been away for a bit and I am trying to get back in the swing of teaching and blogging. So far, teaching is winning out! 🙂 I have all sorts of projects spinning round in my head, but by the time I am done teaching, I don’t have much energy left. Thanks for sticking with me though. I will be trying to get a few more projects out to you all!

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A few weeks ago, I bought a variety of pumpkins, both small and big. I had to buy them at the supermarket, since our pumpkin patches weren’t open yet. Lol.

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I used them on my back patio. I actually see my back patio more than the front, and I wanted to be able to enjoy the fall decor all season.

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I used little white pumpkin along with faux leaves and acorns in a glass container.

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I added a couple more pumpkins to my potting bench too. I made my acorn garland a few years ago, using the acorns from the oak tree in our old backyard.

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There are so many ways to decorate with pumpkins all over the house or outside. I like setting one on top of a terracotta pot for the different textures.

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I hung up this old window from the edge of the patio. I love the chippiness and the charm it brings to my outdoor space.

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A big orange striped pillow, a soft throw, and a few pumpkins make this a cozy place to hang out.

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Aren’t these mugs adorable?! I found these at #HomeGoods. They had dogs on them, so I had to get them!

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The dogs enjoy being out here too!

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I kept things really simple. Just adding small touches here and there.

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Tucking a small pumpkin into your plant pots is a great place to add fall to your decor too.

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It’s so nice to look out the window and see touches of fall. Thank you again for stopping by!

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Neutral Decor Book Page Mobile

Good morning! Well, I am back to school today! I’m not sure if this is good or bad. 🙂 I am really praying for a good year, but we shall see. I have lots of plans for the classroom, and hope I am able to really enjoy doing activities with the kids. I am almost done with my post for my master bathroom, but I didn’t quite get it done, so I will share this one with you again and help you get a head start on fall. Enjoy!

I don’t have any instructions for you today, but this is very similar to the Falling Leaves Mobile I made a couple of weeks ago. I mentioned then that I thought it would be nice to add some crystals or bling to this, but instead I made a whole new one! 🙂

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I cut out some leaf shapes from a book I picked up at a thrift store. I used 3 different shapes.

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I painted a stick black and added a silver a black ribbon to the top to hang it from.

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I strung clear pony beads and some silver beads onto fishing line. This took the most time. It wasn’t hard, just took the most time of the project.

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The trick to keeping the beads from moving is to run the string or fishing line through the bead twice. This way you can move the bead to the position you want, but it won’t keep slipping. I actually ran the line through the silver ones three times, since they were heavier.

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Once all the beads were strung, I put a little bit of glue on the top of the stick, and placed the line in the glue-very carefully!

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I added more line and then glued the leaves on with just a little dot of glue.

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And that’s it! Now I have a neutral mobile I can use all year long! Plus a little bling!

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I hope you all have a great week!

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Gold, White and Fall Leaves Tablescape

 

Good morning everyone! Is your weather cool now or maybe cold? Brrr! We have had some beautiful days and even some much needed rain! It’s been so nice. One of the downfalls in our area, is that we don’t really have a very long fall. Our trees are just starting to change color now and then suddenly it will be cold. That’s it…all done. I just try to enjoy these days while they are here.

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Even though the outside trees aren’t in full color yet, I can bring some of it inside to enjoy. I decided to put a tablescape together for a soup party since the weather has been cooler. My only issue was that many of my dishes were already packed away for the move. So here I was, digging through boxes I just had packed looking for various pieces! Thankfully, I had labeled the boxes fairly well and was able to find things without to much digging.

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I love the Autumn Leaves String Light! This is perfect for transitioning into Christmas lights. It looks so pretty along the center of the table. I used another one along the back of the buffet too.

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I used lots of gold and white and then added in several natural elements, such as the leaves, Burlap Mini Drawstring Bags and burlap ribbon and a Pinecone Votive holder.

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I love these Gold Birch Napkins! They are nice and thick, but soft too, so they aren’t rough on your fingers.

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I used Premium White Dessert Plates with Gold Edging and Premium Gold Trim White Bowls to serve Taco Soup and chips. Delicious on a cool night!

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I love these Burlap Mini Drawstring Bags! I added a few caramels inside for sweet treat dessert.

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I think this Pinecone Votive Holder adds just the right touch to a fall table. Actually, it could be used at Christmas time too, along with the gold and white theme. Perfect transition!

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If you would like to order your own Thanksgiving items, here is the link to take you directly there : http://www.orientaltrading.com/holidays/thanksgiving-a1-550877.fltr.

Well, I have to pack everything up now :(. I won’t be posting much for Christmas Decorating either, which is very sad for me. I will see how it goes at the new house and give you a few sneak peaks when I can!  Thanks for visiting today and have a great week!

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p.s. You can click on any of the links above if you would like to purchase any of the items from Oriental Trading.

Here are a few other posts you might enjoy!

fall-leaves-with-twine-and-stick          City Girl in Country Wear          bookpage-leaves-over-the-mantel

Falling Leaves Door Hanging

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Good morning! I have a very simple project for you today!

I already had all the supplies for this project. I found a stick in my backyard, I had twine, but you could use string or yarn, and a package of faux leaves. You could use real ones too, but our leaves aren’t turning yet, so no pretty colors could be found!

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I started by tying a piece of twine on the stick, long enough so the stick would hang at a good length. Then I added different lengths of twine to hand downward.

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Next step is gluing. I used hot glue, but please be careful of your fingers! I added the leaves in random order, but about the same distance apart. I used mostly yellow and orange, with just a few red ones so they would really stand out.

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And that’s it!! I spent maybe 15 minutes to complete this project. The gluing took the longest, but it is really so simple!

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After seeing the pictures, I though it would be so pretty to add some pretty bling and then hang it in a window so it would be sparkly. Maybe I will have to add some!

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I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

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More fall ideas!

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