One of the best things about fall is the leaves turning. It is always something that seems to start slow and then suddenly every tree is covered in this crown of gold, orange, and red. It always amazes me. I may be a grownup but the changing leaves and the piles of them in the yards just make me feel like a kid again.
The last week or so it seems that fall has really hit the mid-south. Last week we were battling temperatures in the high 90’s. This week its only going to get up to the high 80’s right before it plunges again. I’m not a huge fan of colder weather, but I love curling up on the couch and watching tv with my family. (Anyone else obsessing over The Masked Singer?)
So, the promised cold front came through this weekend. And, oh my goodness, it is nice! My kid is saying that she’s freezing, but I’m loving it! Now time to break out the hot chocolate mix, the scarves, gloves, and get all cozy and comfy. What? It’s going to get back up in the 80’s by the end of the week?! Crap!
Well I can at least pretend while its nice. So, let’s look at some comfy, cozy things for your dream home.
The other night we indulged in a little bit of a fall tradition in our house. We sat down together and watched “Hocus Pocus”. I love that movie. It makes me so nostalgic for my childhood and just gets me in the mood for fall and trick or treating. (The same thing with “White Christmas” for December.) One thing that I am super envious of in the movie is the fall foliage and what seems to be nice cool weather for Halloween.
Fall is here and the temperatures are dropping, thank goodness. I don’t know how much longer I could have taken all of that heat. Here in the south, fall is when the rain starts coming in. And when it starts turning colder, we get freezing rain. So, we know about mud. We know about the muckiness that trails you in like a hungry cat and collects on the bottoms of your shoes.
Bleary eyed, you fumble for the button on your phone that cuts off your alarm. You emerge from your warm cocoon of blankets and stumble into the kitchen to make your daily brew. For over 63% of Americans, this is how their mornings begin. With a cup of delicious, energy giving coffee.
I stepped outside to a pleasant surprise this morning. It was actually cool! Like, not cold, but just cool enough that it felt great as we got loaded into the car. The littlest one started talking about how she was going to need her jacket soon and how the leaves on the trees were turning yellow. It was a good way to start the day and a great morning for the first official week of fall.
The end of September marks the beginning of Fall. And you know what that means! Pumpkins, scarecrows, hayrides, bonfires, and pumpkin spice lattes for everyone! I’m down for everything but the last bit. (I don’t like the taste of them.) Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year. I love it when the weather starts turning just a bit cooler and it starts to get that dry, crisp feeling.
The Rustic style is something that evolved from farmers and pioneers and has become something that is very stylish and popular. So, what if you want this style for your home, but you don’t know where to start? What if you are absolutely in love with the idea of a beautiful cottage style home, but you live in a cramped little apartment in town?