Thursday, September 8, 2016

Hello September! ♥

Hello dear friends!

We've had a busy week getting ready for school to start which is why I've been absent from the blog for a couple of days.  John started 4th grade today (I can't even believe it!!!) and thank heavens all went extremely well! He couldn't have been happier when I picked him up! Whew! All the anticipation was almost too much to bear....for me! He was completely fine : )

Even though the temperatures are still very warm I have switched in to fall mode. No matter what the calendar says, once school starts I say goodbye to summer and hello to a new season. 

My favorite season.... ♥

I will ignore the fact that the news says it's going to be 90 and humid tomorrow.

What do they know anyway???

I'll just light my pumpkin spice candle and all will be as it should be.

The pumpkins and autumn décor have arrived! (and the trumpets played...!)

I held back on most of my Halloween things though.  Gotta have something to look forward to.

It's funny how as soon as I start to decorate for autumn I have an urge to take out my crock pot and make a pot roast! 
The day I decorated (last Sunday) it was actually on the cooler side and I decided to make a "comfort food" meal...meatloaf and mashed potatoes! Soooo good!

September is apple season and the pies will be coming! We are going apple picking in a couple of weeks.  Do you go apple picking or is it just a New England thing?  I've gone every year since I can remember.  It's one of my favorite traditions.  I especially love getting cider and apple donuts!

I can't wait ♥

Isn't this table runner cute? I got it at Michaels Craft Store ♥

 Little friends around the house get decked out for the season too. 

Miss Patriotic Bear gets a witches hat!

When the weather gets a little cooler I'm looking forward to planting mums in the yard and putting  pumpkins on the front steps.  The nursery is full of beautiful colors right now - oranges, reds, and yellows.  It's so hard to drive by and not go in....

Soon! ♥♥♥

I've also started this book sent to me by a special friend! I have haven't been able to put it down!  It's so good and perfect for the season!

currently on my nightstand waiting for me...  

 The days are getting a little bit shorter as time marches on and I can see it's getting darker earlier.  This little light in my foyer is on a timer so we don't come home to a dark house.  My mom made the arrangement for me a few years ago.  I love it!

And here he is! My fourth grader!!  He's in his uniform which is proof it's back to school time.

Still not used to getting up early,  he's got sleepy eyes ; )

Saying goodbye to the lazy days of summer is never easy, but I'm looking forward to all the beauty that fall brings!

Thank you so much for visiting me today!

I hope you all have a happy weekend with the ones you love! xoox


  1. Love all your fall decor. It's my favorite season, I start early because It goes to fast for me. I love waking up lighting all the candles, turning on all the warmers and lamps and twinkle lights surrounding by fall flowers and leaf garlaands and of course my little women soundtrack playing. While I wait for my first cup of coffee to brew :::sigh::: btw I am on the hunt for that book!

  2. I love everything about this one, my friend!
    We are kindred spirits, you know.
    Enjoy our favorite season!
    So glad you are enjoying the book. : )
    And your little fourth grader looks sooo cute!!!
    Happy and blessed new school year!!!!!