Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thoughts of Fall on My Mind

I don't know about you, but fall has been on my mind for awhile. It always happens once August hits: I begin dreaming of those beautiful autumn days that are on their way.
We are approaching my favorite time of year, and I can't help but get excited. I can hold off, of course, on the winter's cold for quite awhile, but oh, how I wish I could make fall stay longer.

It seems it always comes and goes like a gust of wind...a dance of leaves...and then it is gone. I guess that is why I start dreaming about it hopes that I can make it last as long as possible.
I have some "rituals", if you will, every fall season. First, I go out and buy the best smelling autumn scented candle that I can find and have it glowing in our kitchen every day. The scent fills up our entire house.
I start getting in the mood to bake pies (especially pecan), breads and comfort food dishes. Instead of my late afternoon coffee, I opt for my favorite Vanilla Caramel Tea (*affiliate link). It tastes, and smells, so divine.
I get in the mood to declutter my home to make room for seasonal decor and lots of pumpkins, gourds, and bits of autumnal nature.
I love that it is a time of year for remembering all that we have to be thankful for. Before the hustle and bustle and scurrying around feeling pressure to spend money on gifts.
It is a time to give thanks to our Savior. To reflect on what has been and look forward to what will be.
As well as a time for family closeness and finding beauty in the simple pleasures of life.
I just picked up all of this beautiful Indian corn at a thrift store recently. Photographing it inspired this post. I can't wait to include these in my fall decor, although I will try to hold off for a few more weeks.
Yes, I do love this upcoming fall time of year. I think I could stay in it forever, but then I know, its briefness is one of the qualities that makes it so special.
Are you getting in the mood for fall or still basking in the summer sun? When do you decide to start decorating for fall or have you already begun? Look forward to hearing from you.

Till next time...

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