Tuesday, September 11, 2018

"Fall"-ing Behind... Again

Friends, it has been a rough year for me and this little blog. I do feel like I am exiting the fog and as I look around I am keenly aware that Summer is over. Summer was a very good healing time for me this year but Fall is pressing in. "Fall" has never been my favorite word. I prefer "Autumn" because the word fall has a negative connotation in my mind. The dictionary defines it thus: move downward, typically rapidly and freely without control, from a higher to a lower level. Well, that doesn't sound like fun! And, to some extent that is what is happening in my brain as I leave my first love, Summer, behind.  The cooler temperatures and shorter days along with the endless barrage of pumpkin pictures in my social media feeds serve to remind me that I had better get with the program!

Normally, the advent of the new school year moves me to accept the inevitable season change but my baby graduated in May so this homeschooling mama finds herself wondering what to do next. Presently, I am weeding through tons of books and saved school work. Reading journal entries from my then 5 and 7 year olds and looking at artwork that makes chameleons look like birds has resulted in many tear-inducing laugh sessions with my younger girls. It is bittersweet to part with most of it but again, the seasons are changing.

I never made a summer-decor post this year but I did decorate for it. It is my favorite way to decorate my home. So here are a few pictures of what it looked like.

I reuse a lot of the things I love. I reused the spring-time wreath I made this year. Moving it to a new location makes a difference. Before running out and buying new things just move what you love to a different spot. It really does make a difference and can make you the love that piece all over again.

Fresh flowers from my gardens make me happy. 

I am an eternal beach glass (treasure) hunter. One day I may part with some to actually use them in a craft....nah.

Now all these lovely beach things have been put away 'til next year. This is another fantastic tip. Just put things away for a while. The following year it is like a free shopping trip as you sort through the things you want to use and what can be passed onto others or sold to make more money for new things!

Plaid is all over the place, again, this year. Not sure what that is going to look like in my home but I did manage to find a runner and cloth napkins for my dining room that has the same color of my walls running through them. (The color doesn't translate well in this crummy photo.) They play nicely with the paisley print of my window valances. Now I just need to figure out how to put if all together.

Last year I painted all my pumpkins in trendy blues and whites. I may reuse them as is or I may repaint. I've not decided that yet either.

Yes, I have once again "fall"-en behind the decorating 8-ball but I will get there. Looking forward to this new season of hope

because time waits for no man or procrastinating blogging decorator.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy decorating and happy Autumn! You can follow along on Facebook or Instagram!

Linking up to these parties:
Celebrate & Decorate, The Dedicated House, Ducks N A Row

1 comment:

  1. Jolena I haven't given one thought to changing out my decorating from summer to "autumn" lol Summer went by too fast.