I’m ready

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It’s starting already. My craving for all things fall has kicked in and I’m already dreaming of it. I think I finally figured out this year what the trigger is: when it starts to noticeably get darker earlier in the evening, right around now, I start to want autumn. We’ve hardly had summer and I’m already on to fall. You always want what you can’t have.

When this feeling strikes, I start making a ‘look book’ of what I want to wear, what I want to eat, how I want to decorate my house. I’ll make another one of these right around November, because I love the holidays and it’s my own little way to celebrate their upcoming arrival. What do you think of when you think of fall? I think of:

  • Knee high boots with skirts and scarves
  • Boots with tights, slim jeans, leggings, anything. Love my boots.
  • Scarves in general
  • Cozy sweaters
  • Soft socks
  • A crackling fire in the fireplace
  • The grape vines slowly turning red, yellow, orange
  • The trees doing the same
  • Crocheting a rainy afternoon away
  • Apple picking
  • Pie baking
  • A pumpkin patch afternoon spent with a child you love
  • Spiced cider
  • An autumn picnic, replete with warm sandwiches, a thermos of soup, red wine and an extra blanket to spread in your lap
  • Beef stew and a loaf of freshly made crusty bread for wiping the bowl clean
  • Decorating for Halloween
  • The smell of that first fall rain
  • The smell of harvest in the air in the wine country
  • That beautiful golden hour, when the light starts to fall and the world has that magical quality (for me this is every sunset in October)
  • Our wedding
  • My very first wedding anniversary


The list goes on. What’s your favorite part about fall?

One response »

  1. A hoodie, boy shorts, a fun movie, my bird, and a drizzly gray-day. You can’t get that in the summer, and I love it.

    Sleeping with the window open, while tucked into a million blankies.

    The smell of Jack-O-Lanterns burning.

    The sound of my Homemaker for Hire saying, “Hot buttered rum anyone?” Xx

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