Fall is here! Hooray!
Come mid-September I begin experiencing some serious fall fever. I itch to pull out all of my favorite over-sized sweaters and boots. It’s the time of year when our house fills with the sweet aromas of apple and pumpkin as various cakes, crisps and breads bake in the oven.
Though, other than me walking around my house in sweaters and boots and consuming more baked goods than one person ever should, there aren’t many signs of fall here yet. The weather is still hot and muggy for the most part and leaves have not yet begun to change, but I do my best to make it feel like fall inside our home. I turn down the air low enough so we can at least snuggle with blankets and sip hot apple cider topped with cinnamon and nutmeg while reading our favorite fall book The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado. The boys are catching a bit of the fever too and are looking hard to find those first acorns that fall from the trees. They’ve been successful a couple of times and before I know it I’ll be crocheting acorn necklaces for them, their teachers and whoever else they decide should get one this year.
Fall and Christmas are my favorite times to decorate the house, too. We have rich, vibrant colored pumpkins, gourds, and fall leaves scattered around. I’ve also been in serious need of a new wreath for the front door so I made a pit stop at Hobby Lobby one day while running errands and picked up a few supplies.