No, no, not SHE’S here, IT’S here. As in fall. My favorite season. One of great anticipation and mystery! One of change and traditions and relief from the hot Houston summer. Fall visited us this week, and looks like it’s here to stay…only to cool into winter, which is really lovely in Houston.
Growing up, Mom always decorated the house for every season/holiday. I think you kinda have to do that in Houston where our seasons are so truncated. We have a really long summer, short fall, short winter, really short spring, so the decorations help us remember where we are on the calendar.
As much as I love Christmas decorations and all the magic that comes with them, my favorite décor in our house is fall décor. I think it’s natural and cozy, it goes with our colors, and it’s pretty much all homemade/home-arranged, so I was thrilled to pull the boxes out this week. I still need to pick up some pumpkins and crotons for our porch, and then we will be in business! It was also surreal thinking that our baby girl will come home to a fall-decorated house very soon! She’ll be here by the time I’m exchanging the decor for holly berries, wintery branches, Santas, nativities and snowmen!
Here are some favorite arrangements from home:
And here are some of my favorite things about fall:
Bigelow Vanilla Chai Tea
Crisp weather and cool breezes
Crock pot meals
New TV shows
Anticipating the holiday season
Long shadows in the afternoon
Pumpkin spice lattes
Walking through leaves
This picture on my desktop every year:
Happy fall, y’all!
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