Fall Features

Dear Reader,

I hope you had a lovely weekend!  My husband, son and I spent plenty of moments together as a family this weekend, which is the ultimate highlight for me, especially during my favorite season - autumn!   Here are a few fall favorites of mine these days...

Leaves.  I love taking drives and being surprised by the new colors that emerge with each turn.  (I will admit though that we have a limited number of leaves in our yard, and so the raking aspect of things isn't present for me!)

Wreath.  I prepared a new wreath for the front door this weekend.  Strips of burlap and berries and linen ribbon.  Couldn't be easier but a nice hint of the season to hopefully welcome people.

Pumpkin.  We will head on a pumpkin patch field trip with my son's preschool class next week, and I can't wait for the real deal on our front steps.  In the meantime this dollar bin special has been used for carrying many of my son's "treasures" around the house in the last week.

Cider.  I love it hot or cold.  For my husband, cider may be the best part of the season.  He whips up a special version of hot cider (sometimes with mulling spices) + caramel + whipped cream + sprinkle of cinnamon + cinnamon stick = perfection.

Do you have a favorite aspect of autumn?  I'd love to hear about it!  I hope you have a lovely fall day!   I'm linking up with Life Made Lovely Monday to enjoy some of the ways others are embracing life right now!


  1. my 2 year old has been carrying around his pumpkin filled with toys for days...he is in for a real treat when he finds out candy goes in it :)

  2. Fall is my favorite time of year. I think my most favorite thing about is the baking. There's just something about tuning on the oven when it's 100 degrees outside that just isn't inspiring...fall however...I could bake every single day. The smell, the warmth, the happy it brings other folks to get to eat what comes from the oven. I love it so!

  3. love love love the wreath. i did the same- covering mine in strips of burlap and i am still in the process of adding rosettes. hopefully i will finish it this weekend. i love that yours will work all the way through christmas if you want it to:))

  4. Come on over and you and your family can rake to your hearts content in our yard! I think watching the kids jump in the leaf piles may be one of my favorites!