Can you feel it? There is a change in the air. It’s that time of year when the routine of our kids being back in school has set in, leaves are starting to change color, and our mornings and nights are cooling off just enough to stir us up out of our comfortable seats to grab our favorite throw blankets.Fall means that it is football time in Tennessee (and wherever else it is that you live)! Although, not all football is good (i.e. UT’s loss to Florida tonight).
Fall means that cross country runners train hard all week and race on the weekends.
Fall means making our favorite soup recipes like Leftover Roast Chicken Soup with Roasted Vegetables from www.againstallgrain.com.
Fall means that the dog days of summer are officially over.Fall is one of my most favorite times of the year and with the changing of the season comes a second favorite of mine — DECORATING!! To get started, I’m going to have to make my way back up to the attic. Let’s just decide together that we are not going to pay attention to the fact that I have not created my signs to start sorting piles in the attic OR gone back up to begin to purge. Yes, let’s just put that on hold for more important things like FALL DECORATING!
For our porch, the easiest and most effective way to warm up the space is by adding 3 things:
1) Wreath, 2) Pillows 3) Garden Flag
One of my favorite areas to decorate in my home is my front porch. Some seasons I go all out, other seasons I just want easy decorations that make it look like I made the effort. For me, the easiest and most effective way for us to warm up our entry way is by hanging a seasonal wreath on our door, changing out the pillows on our porch chairs, and hanging a garden flag next to our steps. These small additions are all it takes to turn our boring porch into a welcoming and festive entry way, while keeping it easy to maintain.
Like I mentioned earlier, some seasons I feel like going all out and add fresh flowers, corn stalks, hay bails, pumpkins, Christmas trees, lights, etc. It just depends on how much time I happen to have and how much energy I feel like putting into it.
For storage, we keep most of our seasonal decorations in the attic. My husband came up with a clever way to store our decorations in a covered clothes closet to keep the dust away and prevent the wreaths from getting squished. We hang the wreaths on coat hangers and store pillows and other items on the bottom.Well friends, I hope you are enjoying the first days of the Fall season as much as I am and I hope you feel inspired to find ways to welcome in the season in your own special way!
Happy Fall Ya’ll!