Thursday, September 23, 2010


According to the calendar, we are now officially into fall, BUT, it certainly doesn't feel like it in our neck of the woods!  It's about 97 degrees here today! 

I've actually done most of my indoor fall decorating already (which is not alot).....done a couple of weeks back when we were having some cooler weather and it was overcast and just "felt like fall".  But today, I'm having trouble "feeling" it!  :)

However, I do know it's coming.....I'm holding out and hoping that we don't just jump into cold rainy weather, but actually get to enjoy all the things I love about fall....which leads me to what I wanted to post today!  I love so many things about fall and I really wanted to know what all YOU loved too, so I asked you to tell me in a comment for the fall giveaway.  I really enjoyed reading your favorite things about fall.  So to get you in the mood for fall, I've gathered your favorites from the comments.  


~ warm rich colors of nature ~
~ first bite of the season's crisp MacIntosh apple ~
~ mums - their colors so brilliantly burning ~
~ the cozy feeling ~
~ cool crisp nights ~
~ beautiful colorful foliage ~
~ baking in the oven filling the house with yummy scents ~
~ creating fall and Christmas items ~
~ yummy scented candles ~
~ sweaters ~
~ the colors and scents ~
~ cool crisp mornings/warm afternoons/cool nights ~
~ apple cider ~
~ harvest time on the farm ~
~ pumpkin spice latte ~
~ snuggling up with a good fire in the evenings ~
~ watching the cats (babies) all snuggled nice & toasty ~
~ cool evenings with a fire to toast marshmallows ~
~ falling leaves of every color ~
~ watching squirrels scurring about, hiding their nuts & corn ~
~ spiders building webs across the road overnight ~
~ watching caterpillars cross the lawn looking for a place to build cocoons ~
~ making apple crisp with hickory nut/oatmeal topping ~
~ high school football games ~
~ making apple butter and applesauce ~
~ crunchy leaves under my feet ~
~ apple picking ~
~ smell of a fire outside ~
~ sleeping with the windows open ~
~ gorgeous color of the leaves at their peak ~
~ the feeling in the air ~
~ festivals ~
~ the decor ~
~ clear sky at night that gives way to the stars that shine so bright ~
~ aroma of the maple trees in the fall ~
~ smell of the foods - pumpkin bread, apple pies, turkey.... ~
~ wearing 3/4 sleeves and a light jacket ~
~ cozy nights reading aloud with the children snuggled under blankets ~
~ sipping homemade cocoa from scratch ~
~ back to school memories ~
~ start of a new school year for the kids ~
~ jeans and sweatshirts ~
~ baking ~
~ hayrides ~
~ crunchy leaves under our feet ~
~ kids playing in piles of leaves ~

So don't you agree that all of these things definitely define fall?  Now if the weather would cooperate!  :)

In the meanwhile, these goodies helped get me in the fall mood....some of Colleen's wonderful salt dough fillers for autumn! 

I ordered these from her and she was so nice to include "extras" too! Aren't they great?   I plan to get the last bit of my decorating done this weekend.  I'll be back (hopefully this weekend) to share my very simple fall decor!

In the meanwhile, thanks for stopping by!  Thanks for all the sweet comments!   :)


And to Lisa B., who asked in a comment if that was my home in the header of my blog.....I couldn't find an email address to email you or I would have done so!  Yes, that's our humble home!  Thank you for sweet comment! 


~ Tammy ~


In the grand scheme of things said...

Hi Tammy! Those are all my favorite things to and Im so excited! The kids are so cute and growing up so fast! I enjoyed all the post from the summer, your journey to getting luke! God is so good isnt he!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I love all the comments on fall..they hit the nail on the head on all of them..and I found the ones I posted too:) now I gotta get my butt in gear and get your stuff you can decorate with the stuff you won..;) have a good one and thanks for sharing these favs of fall..;)

Kristy said...

A girl after my own heart!! I just had to leave a comment - Fall is my favorite time of year.
Just yummy.
Precious blog - looking forward to 'getting to know you' spending some time reading.
Blessings !
(ps. we also have a little peanut from China - a joy to us all!)

ClassyGal said...

Your list of things you love about fall made me smile. I love fall too!!

Kimberly said...

Ahhh.... fall! I had me a pumpkin spice latte this morning and it was a little taste of heaven!

Lisa B. said...

Oh Tammy, I am in love with your home. It is fantastico.

Shelley said...

I loved reading that fall list - all great reasons to love this season! I love the colors and of course I love fall because it's when I got married. HOpe your family is doing well!!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

:) great list :)

Annie said...

Crisp mornings cool evenings and the feeling of "family!"

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

97?!! That is way too hot for me even in the sumer time!!:0) I love everything about fall except the leaves always try to come in the house because they always blow onto the deck and that is the door we use to come and go in!!LOL Hope your weather cools down quickly, we are supposed to be back in the 60's saturday!!:0) Have a great weekend my friend!

The Farmers Oldest Daughter said...

Well said. I think everyone enjoys the coolness, is that a word, of fall. It has been hot here too. We normally never use our A/C this time of year either. I have got part of decorations up but have a way to go.

Take care ♥

Lynn said...

Hi Tammy! I can't think of anything else to add to the wonderful list you've shared about what Fall means...

Fall is one of my most favorite seasons, but, I've got to admit, that I love all 4 seasons really!

Thank you for stopping by and visiting me on my blog.. I always enjoy when you stop by for a visit!

Have a wonderful weekend Tammy!


Sharon said...

Tammy--I loved the list and those are also many of my favs.
We are having some cool temps this week so maybe fall is here finally.
Have a great weekend.

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