Maybe I am a bit of a sap, but when it comes to Fall–I am IN LOVE! It is my favorite season! Really and truly, I get all sentimental and excited for bonfires and clam bakes… (and NO, I have never lived anywhere near a clam bake… that one comes from watching Carousel when I was a kid!) wearing sweaters, cuddling, playing mud volleyball (I did that in high school, so FUN!), back to school time, cute nubby striped tights, hot, warm-your-soul dinners… these are some of the things I think about when I think of Fall. Strange, but somehow they all seem to be connected in my mind and basically all together they mean FALL!
Now, as a mother, I will admit, I am SO excited about the opportunity that I have to create an atmosphere of fall for my girls, in our home. And I want my girls to relish the season change as much as I do!
In high school, I read a book that I still love today, called Shelter for the Spirit by Victoria Moran. And she talked about making your home a place to truly envelope and enrich your family. I am not as good at making random days a holiday, but I hope to get better at it!
So enough with the rambling, what does all this have to do with the blog? Well I thought It would be fun to have a giveaway and write about how to embrace seasonal changes in your home.
I want to create something like a sensory mood board for fall, today, and think about all the possibilities there are for smelling, tasting, touching, hearing, and seeing the autumn season. Maybe it feels a bit like a school assignment… and I guess it is a bit of “homework” I've assigned myself so that I can think about the many little ways I can celebrate the autumn season in our house.
Celebrating with Fall Season Ideas
One of the most telling things for fall in my home are the wonderful fall scents that include, pumpkin pie, mulled cider, freshly baked cookies well and any other dessert you can think of especially spice cake, which is heavenly!
No surprise that my favorite autumn scents come from some of my favorite foods! There's just something about the tastes of fall, isn't there? Some foods just taste soooo much better when there's a chill in the air. I'm thinking of comfort foods like hot soups, fresh donuts, warm bread straight from the oven with butter melting on top, pot pies, and sweet, gooey caramel apples.
Remember what it was like as a kid to come inside from jumping in the leaves, and feel the rush of warm air as you opened the door? I know one of the reasons I crave fall so much is because it's not so cold that I can't enjoy being outside, but I can definitely enjoy having a cozy blanket or sweater wrapped around me. I love to snuggle into a quilt and put my cold fingers around a mug of hot chocolate. Warm things are so textural.
Like I said, bonfires are a part of what I love about fall. I enjoy feeling the heat from a fire when I'm cold, but I also really like to listen to the flames crackle and the logs shift in the blaze. Those are two of the sounds of fall, for me. Others are the happy sound of leaves crunching underneath my feet, the wind whistling from the north, squirrels chattering, and the hopeful voices of trick-or-treaters.
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Finally, it's the things I see around me during the fall months that really take my breath away. Pumpkins in all shapes and sizes, flickering candlelight, frost patterns on windowpanes, chrysanthemums the bloom when other flowers are fading, and best of all, the leaves. Oh, the leaves!
In honor of fall I have a fabulous Goose Creek Candle Co. giveaway! Please enter!
What great fall season ideas are you bringing into your home, this year?