September 01, 2008

Ushering In Fall
Ah, we are now entering my very favorite season of all........FALL!!! I love everything about Fall, from the beautiful changing leaves, fat orange pumpkins, clear blue skies, apple cider, candy corn, pretty sweaters, football, and the cool, crisp feel in the air. My goodness, I could go on and on!! As a matter of fact, I love Fall so much that Mr. P and I were married in October and spent our honeymoon in New England!
Candle now glowing on our fireplace mantle.
I would have to say that I think above all else, my very favorite thing about Fall is that it becomes time to "cozy" up our nests. As the mother hen it is my duty and privilege to ready our home for each new season for my family. Blankets are brought out, piping hot cocoa and cider are at the ready to warm chilly hands , spice scented candles are glowing, yummy soups and stews bubbling on the stove, and fireplaces are burning with the familiar "snap, crackle, pop!" All of these things add such a warm and cozy feeling to a home. Not just on the outside(physical), but more importantly, on the inside(heart).
Fat orange pumpkins and indian corn add that festive touch.
As a homemaker, I strive to make our home one of comfort and a place of rest for my family. A place where they can, as the song says, "drop their worries at the doorstep."I want them to know that our home is a place of refuge, a place where they are always welcomed with open arms and happy hearts. I want it to be that "little slice of heaven" that is made especially for them! As they enter the door I pray that they would feel that they love this "Place Called Home!"
Little twinkle lights mixed in with the leaves and orange berry garland. It won't be too long before the fireplace will be lit!

19 comments:

Patty said...

Susan,
I LOVE your new header!! Fall is my favorite time of the year. I love everything you mentioned. I got home from San Antonio and the very next day I decorated my home for Fall. I am not finished yet but I got a great start. I can't wait until the weather gets cooler and my beloved U.T. VOLS play football tonight!!

Have a great day!!
Blessings,
Patty

Mrs. C said...

I feel all warm and cozy after reading this post. Time for me to haul out my fall decorations! :)

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

You've inspired me to get my Fall "stuff" out tomorrow!

I get so many good ideas from you.

I LOVE the new header, too. :)

Mindy said...

Pretty Pretty Pretty!!! Love what you have done! You know I echothe smae sentiments about Autumn as you do! stopping by to say hello and let you know you have an award waiting for you!!
Blessings my friend!

LBP said...

Hello again Susan! I too have pulle out the Autumn decor this weekend and even though it was warm today, I pretented that it was a cool fall day! I even bought hot chocolate today at the grocery store. It doesn't hurt to be ready, does it!

Blessings

Linda

Catherine Holman said...

Your home looks lovely for autumn! I love your ideas!
Catherine

Kelli said...

Ooh...your new header is just gorgeous, Susan! And I love all of your fall decorations, too. I am feeling so inspired and in the mood to welcome in fall after seeing your cozy nest!
~Kelli

Wendi said...

Love this post! That is exactly how I want my home to feel.

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Fall is my favorite time of the year too! It's just the colors, the smells, everything about it that makes me happy!!

Blessings,

Sher

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Michelle said...

Your new header is so beautiful...love it! I always enjoy seeing your seasonal decorating :) You do a really nice job, Susan. I like everything about fall, too.

BrineS said...

You are invited to:

Name That Chocolate Dessert Contest
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First Prize: Hot Chocolate Dress from Emberlish

Second Prize: Chocolate Orange Lil Grubby Candle from The Soap Maker's Shop

Hope to see you there!

Deborah & Colleen
The Chocolistas
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Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
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Colleen @ Mommie Daze
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Laura of Harvest Lane said...

Hi,
I'm over from RuthAnn's.
I love your header, your writing, and Fall.

I'll put you on my list of blogs to return to!

Blessings from Harvest Lane Cottage!
Laura

Loretta said...

LOVE your fall header and your beautiful decorating! Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year, too--although here in GA it's still definitely summer. But I look forward to September every year because it means fall will be here soon. :-)

Mrs. U said...

Hi Mrs. Susan!!!!!
I am all the more happy to greet fall now that YOU are here!!! You are always sooo encouraging!! And, I must admit, I am always challenged by your lovely decorations- challenged to do something a little more cheerful for my home!!!

I pray your family is doing well!!

His,
Mrs. U

Elizabeth G. said...

Oh, I love it!! Isn't it great - this time of year?

Love your decorating ideas.

God bless,
Elizabeth

Storybook Woods said...

Oh welcome back Susan. Your mantel looks charming. Clarice

picketfencemom said...

What a lovely and inspiring post! I'm already in the 'get ready for fall' mode, and your photos and descriptions just spurred me on further! :o)
BTW, I love your new header...and I'm glad you're back to posting again...I missed you!
Hugs,
Amy

Firefly Nights said...

Glad to have you back. Sorry I haven't had chance to visit sooner.