I can't tell you how excited I am for autumn to arrive here in the Midwest. This is actually our second fall in our new home but I think I was too exhausted from the move last year to fully embrace it.
This year I'm ready!
If you know anything about Shih Tzu's you know that they have a reputation for hating heat and humidity so Bailey has been loving her cooler morning walks with Bill and always comes home with wet feet from running through the dewy grass.
I think my favorite thing of the day is watching my two loves come walking up the sidewalk, heading for home.
Sometimes Bill unhooks Bailey's leash at the corner so she can make a bee line for me as I wait at the front door in my PJ's - first cup of morning coffee in hand.
Ears flying and tail wagging, she's one hot mess. My favorite thing for sure.
On our evening walks I gather acorns and berries from the changing trees, Bailey carries prized sticks home for Mr. Squirrels safe keeping just outside the front door.
Inside, the house is decked out in all its harvest glory.
The sun has shifted and cast soft morning shadows, reminding me to be thankful for my many blessings and I am.
The ginger jars, table cloth and napkins were added this year during a recent trip to Nell Hill's - my favorite place for inspiration.
Talk about inspiration!
While at Nell Hill's I picked up these three pieces of fabric for Fall pillows (the first fabric I've bought in over a year). I can imagine this is what my Strawberry Patches customers felt as they got caught up in the moment of impulsive inspiration. Will they ever get made into pillows? Only time will tell, but boy did I love picking them out so that's worth something, right?
I think some of you know what I mean.
I was thrilled to find pumpkins in my new favorite color - some call it Millennial Pink - I call it perfection! Those blue greenish ones that compliment my wall color and furniture make me so happy.
I found the garlands and leaves on a trip to a local nursery - they were the inspiration for my look this year.
Sorry for the pink pumpkin overload, but seriously, that color!
I may have gotten a bit carried away with the pumpkins. Ya think?!
I light candles every night and we bask in their glow as we eat dinner. I honestly don't know if Bill even notices, but I love how the flickering candlelight looks.There is just something so relaxing about candlelight.
Occasionally we'll enjoy a glass of wine together outside while we grill our dinner.
It won't be long before we can light a fire.
Everyone here keeps commenting on the beautiful, mild weather we've been having and compared to the rest of the country we have so much to be thankful for. We all know what follows autumn so we cherish each mild gorgeous day.
Until next time...
Encourage one another,