Another Fall Celebration Post
Every blog in the blogosphere worth its place on the internet
has its own special way of welcoming Fall.
even though our part of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona
doesn’t show off that much physical evidence that fall is here –
the temperatures change only one slow degree at a time
the colors seem to just get brown and browner
with some lovely yellow cottonwoods to save the day –
we still celebrate fall.
And gather the Best and Coziest Fall Necessities
into our air-conditioned homes…
Having just returned from the midwest to see family,
I brought as many fallen chestnuts as I could pack into my carry-on.
No, the x ray scanner didn’t like the lumpy zip bags
and had to do a close scrutiny of the situation.
And then offended my chestnuts by calling them acorns.
But that’s okay.
Because they let me bring the “acorns” home.
And then there’s this…
My DIL got out her paints one morning
and scrounged the garage and outbuildings
and found this lovely rustic piece of wood.
I left the sign with her, but I have the chestnuts!
The best part of that morning
is the memory of my three year old grandson
painting his own piece of grungy wood.
All in a bright, bright red.
Of course he got done long before we did,
and was off doing what little boys do
while grammas and mommys paint.
Essential Oil Diffuser
This is going to be a part of my fall repertoire from now on.
There’s candles… and candle warmers.
And then there’s essential oils…
and essential essential oil diffusers…
to fill your home with the scents
and healthy benefits of the oils.
Read this post to understand oils
and not feel weird about diffusing them.
(You know, flower children and burning incense and all that.)
There are also recipes out there that help So. Much. when you have a cold and sneeze all day and your head is all stuffed up. Ask me how I know.
Pillows and Throws
As I wandered innocently down the aisles of one of my favorite stores,
I saw so many displays of cozy throws and snuggly pillows.
I just knew that my vintage ladder was at home
longing for a fall colored throw,
and how can you resist when a precious part of your household
There’s this style…
or this one…
How to decide between all the lovely options?
Which would you pick?