Wednesday, September 23, 2009

it's beginning to look a lot like fall

yesterday at 5:18pm {to be exact} was the september equinox and official beginning of fall.
this is my absolute favorite time of year. i'm already thinking and feeling sad that i've only got one more of this beautiful season in ohio to go. there is something so majestic about the changing foliage. i also love the crispness in the air, the pumpkins, the apples, the soccer games, the festivals, the clambakes, and the smells in the air.
i love the smell of the wood burning as people begin to start using their fireplaces...and i love the glow and warmth of my fireplace in my home.
so to celebrate this wonderful occasion, we made changes in our own home.
change is in the air
here are the first signs of fall... the view out of my back window.
the tree in my side yard that first starts out red then goes to orange and then yellow.

pumpkins on my mantel
i made these pumpkins last year.
click {here}
for fabulous directions on how to make them.
pumpkin up close

pumpkin on my door
i made this pumpkin at a church activity with corinne (my sis-in-law) the first year we were married and living in utah.
a cozy new quilt
i started piecing together this orange & white quilt to keep us cozy and warm during the fall. i got the idea {here}.

sweet cinnamon pumpkin
i plugged these babies from bath & body works in all over my smells delish!
wood curl wreath
this was my big purchase from the country living fair.



Jake & Sarah Salmon said...

You always have such fun decorations! Thanks for the directions on how to make the pumpkins bc I'm definitely going to be making some! I love you!

Katy and Landon said...

Okay-love the pumpkin on the door.
Love the wood wreath.
Love the beautiful trees!

On a different note, I remember seeing on your other blog (before you went private) some way cute fabric Easter baskets. Would you mind sharing where you got that pattern and did you send out the baskets to be personalized or did you do that name-embroidery yourself??


emily said...

OH so cozy!! I want to come over and just sit and feel warm and cozy...
I too love fall. It always brings such special feeling to life...
absolutely LOVE the wood wreath!

Kristi said...

Cute, cute, cute! Can't wait to give you a big hug!!!

Carma Lee said...

I love orange so Fall stuff is right up my alley. I put out all my orange Halloween stuff a week ago :) Cute quilt you did!

Kelly said...

Lara, I love all your fall decorations! Beautiful! I am inspired to try my hand at those mantel pumpkins. :) Hope you are well!


Kelly Shults

Allison said...

Oh I'm so glad you went! Last year I had so much fun, except my poor husband was in tow...but he secretly liked it too. :) Next year I'm taking better company. :)

Allison said...

oh and I LOVE your orange quilt..I'm a sucker for orange. :)