Home Decorating

Autumn is coming

Even though it is still 90 degrees here in Florida, we did some end of summer chores last weekend. Hubby worked on the yard. I scrubbed the inside. I wiped sticky popsicle fingerprints off the cabinets and appliances and scrubbed all the tile and wood floors. Every year I drag the fall decorations out then clean around them. The light bulb finally clicked to do a thorough cleaning first. Duh mommy brain! I also brewed some homemade potpourri to freshen the air. I used one lemon, one sprig of rosemary, and a dash of vanilla and cinnamon. I had to refill the water a few times but it lasted about 24 hours before I had to pitch it. I really loved the way it smelled simmering on the stove. I’m eager to try some other concoctions this autumn.

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Sunday, I ran to the store while hubs brought in the tubs of autumn bliss. I grabbed some coffee cake at Publix and a cup of Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. Nothing says Fall like Pumpkin! I’m not sure if I get more excited over pumpkin in my coffee or candles. We used some great recipes last year for French Toast and Mini Cheesecakes using pumpkin that I cant wait to use again. I also want to try throwing pumpkin into brownies and homemade breads. Find recipes here.

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The kiddies were excited to dig through the holiday décor and help decorate. They put up some of the leaves and pumpkins. I know its way too early for jack-o-lanterns but if I don’t do it now I wont remember to dig them back out in October. Fall is always so busy for us. I was born near Halloween and my son is a turkey baby. We also have a lot of November birthdays on my husband’s side of the family. So we took advantage of a quiet weekend to get it all done!

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Then I finished sprucing up the rest of our cozy home with some more warm autumn touches.

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Delicous autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Elliot

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Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10

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To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

 

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We finished the weekend with our favorite roasted chicken recipe.

Hoping some cooler weather finds us soon!

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