I deem today the beginning of Autumn!
Howdy-do!!! It may be a dreary, rainy day here in Houston, but I am as happy as a clam. After an incredibly hectic morning of dealing with the new baby puppy and getting 2 kids to two different schools for their first day of class, I came home to my cozy little abode and suddenly felt the urge to nest for autumn. It's MY house, and fall makes me happy, so I can pretend fall is here if I want, right?
I guess it's just something about the first day of school...apples for the teacher, the impending holiday season, fall foliage colors in the store windows, listening to my husband watch pre-season football "stuff" on tv...that makes my internal seasonal clock say "Fall is here baby, yeah!!!"
I took this photo this morning. I have to admit, I started to shed a few tears as I watched my little bird fly away without looking back at me. Sigh. She is the baby after all. :(
Me, in 6th grade, raking up the beautiful fall leaves in Connecticut. Where has the time gone? This feels like yesterday!
The first day of school can be very emotional and stressful for a kid. I thought it would be nice to have a plate of cookies ready for mine when they get home today, and a nice message to make them feel special and loved. I remember coming home from school every so often in the fall, when I lived in Connecticut, and my mom would have pretty music playing and something baking. The house would smell like pumpkin and cinnamon yankee candles, and there was a warm feeling that made me feel loved and relaxed.
I always seem to try to bring that feeling of "New England in the fall" into my own home. It just feels like happy memories and coziness. I hope that someday when my girls are grown and gone, they have similar loving memories of our home.
I have a scented candle addiction! 99% of them smell like Christmas or fall. MMMM! This is a new little glade one I picked up called autumn hayride or something like that. What is your favorite candle "flavor"?
This awesome table was custom made by the sweetest gal ever! Her name is Amber and she owns Sienna Bella Rose Etsy Shop. She is a wonderful, hard worker and can make you something beautiful too.
The quilt below was made for me as a wedding present by my best friend's mother almost 11 years ago. I adore homemade gifts, they are the best kind.
And as of this week, there won't be much "decor" to see below waist level in our house ...
Due to our new addition! Miss Junebug...
I have been babysitting all day. It's as much work as watching a human baby!
I also moved my little clock collection to the plate rack. They fit so perfectly, I don't know why I didn't think of it before!
So there you have it. A taste of fall! Verrrry early!