I know fall isn't *officially* here- and the weather around these parts is decidedly more summer (except for the nights and early mornings) but I decided this morning that I'm officially declaring it fall and decorating accordingly.  Here's what I've done:

-The kids and I made this cute fall banner the other day and I hung it this morning.  I love it because it is fallish but also schoolish.  :)  So that's perfect since we're going to start school sometime this year.  *grin*


-I'm making a yarn wreath to hang on the window frame above the mantel.  I've never done this before and I have no idea what I'm doing but I'm giving it a go.  I'm envisioning something like this (scroll down to see the finished wreath) but I didn't exactly start with a round wreath.  Mine was definitely more flat.  So... we'll see how it turns out.

-I went out to the back garden early this morning and picked all of our gourds and whatever pumpkins I hoped Mark wouldn't notice were missing and decorated our window box.


That might be all.  I tried to convince the kids to make me a scarecrow:
 "Kids! {excited voice}  I have a great idea!  You can all make a SCARECROW!!"

And they all just stared at me like I'd gone bonkers.

I think it might be a little outside of their realm of something they want to tackle on their own.  Or maybe it's just that I'd interrupted their imaginary game and now just isn't the right time.  I'll go with that and try again another day.

Happy FALL!


  1. Haha, I can totally relate to that bit about the scarecrow. And you're right, sometimes its all about timing. Perhaps a short tour of scarecrows on Pinterest or in storybooks can spur on their interest and creativity. :)

  2. Forgot to say that your apple banner and windowbox looks very fall-ish and pretty.

  3. Those wreaths are beautiful! Happy Fall!! Fall is my absolute favorite.

    1. I remember that about you, Rebecca! Happy we're in your favorite season. :)

  4. Ah, fall! I enjoyed your post so much (: the weather here has broken a little, and we have cool breezes. So excited for the new season ♥


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