I Love Fall.

I don't think I can put into words how much I love Fall.
I LOVE it.
Love, love, love.
I know that Fall officially started on September 23, but for me, Fall starts on October 1.
October is my favorite month.
I wish my birthday was in October.
I wish my anniversary was in October.
I love everything about this month.
I love the changing of the weather, the mums, the fall colored leaves, the pumpkins.
I love the crisp air, crunch of the leaves, wearing boots & scarves and the smell of the Fall air.
October is the gateway to the Holiday Season & it makes me SO happy.
Over the weekend, I got out all my Fall Decorations & made our house Fall-ish.
Every year I wait until October 1st to decorate, I just can't get out the Fall decorations before then.
I am the same way with Christmas, I won't put out Christmas decorations until the day after Thanksgiving!
This year, we planted pumpkin seeds in our garden & we got 2 pumpkins, one of them is HUGE!
The girls are into Fall decorations also, they each have a light up pumpkin for their rooms:
Nothing says Fall like fresh Apple Cider (and Halloween Z-bars)
Every year, I fill up our glass pumpkin with Candy Corn & pumpkins. YUM.
After I put out my Fall decorations, I make pumpkin bread so that my house looks AND smells like Fall.
My girls love this bread. In less than 48 hours, both loaves are gone. Recipe HERE.
From October through December you better believe my pumpkin candle will be lit every night.
You can never have too many pumpkins out:
But, you can't forget about apples...The Honey Crisp Apples are in the stores! Win!
Kate is SO my child. As I got out our decorations, she drew pictures of pumpkins. LOVE.
(And, dressed up the dog with Cat ears)
And, to top off the first few days of October, it RAINED this afternoon! Love it!
I got out my boots off the top shelf in my closet...Boot & Scarf season has arrived!
As I type this, it is still raining, my pumpkin candle is burning, I have a casserole in the oven & and the girls & I are snuggled up on the couch watching Charlie Brown.
I welcome you with open arms.
I love you, so!


  1. We decorated this evening, but I must pair down my decorations because it looked like Halloween threw up in my living room :P

  2. Mel you make everything beautiful- I will be celebrating Fall with you (hear on the East Coast) ! :)

  3. I love it too, but this HOT weather is getting on my nerves. Your house looks very fallish and pretty.

  4. What a great post from The Great Pumpkin to pumpkin bread. And what a great tip on the Halloween ZBars. Would love to try them. Where did you find them?

  5. I LOVE pumpkin bread... that's one of my favorite things about fall.

  6. honey crisps are one of my favorite fall things!!!

    let's have a fall party!

    with pumpkin spice lattes!


  7. Did you know that Barsotti apple cider is made locally, at Apple Hill? We're going next Sunday-- you guys should come with us. :)

    That's it, I'm decorating for Fall on my day off this week.

  8. I love fall, too. It is supposed to kick into gear this week. We went apple picking on Sunday and it was 90 degrees....boo hoo.

  9. I couldn't have said it any better! Fall is fabulous :)

  10. LOVE Fall!!!! Yay! Let's celebrate!

  11. Girl, you need to come over to the East Coast to really experience fall! The leaves are changing on the trees and soon the hills and mountains will be fully adorned in all the colors...its breathtaking!
    Happy Fall to you:)

  12. I LOVE fall, "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and your boots. My goodness...your boots! Fun post!

  13. I love all of your fall stuff!
    That canvas of the girls on your mantle is so pretty too.
    I wish our weather would cool off soon, I am dying to wear my new fall boots!

  14. I adore Fall, and long to live somewhere that actually feels like Autumn. I want to wear boots and sweaters and scarfs and bake and snuggle while it rains. Arizona , you stink at Fall!!!

  15. I'm the same-love fall! Was so happy to have the rain here today.

  16. Currently decorating over here and last weekend was pumpkin bundt cake-delish! I think I'm going to have to plant some mums...pretty!

  17. I LOVE fall too! I can't wait to put all my pumpkins out!

  18. I'm with you! This is my favorite time of year also!! Your decor looks great!!

  19. I have a love affair with Fall too. We date sometimes but he hasn't shown up at my door yet. Maybe this week. Distance makes the heart grow fonder! :)

  20. Love your fall pix/ decorations. Fall is my favorite too. Sometimes out here it doesn't really feel like fall. We were thrilled it rained yesterday...my kids asked for hot chocolate as soon as I picked them up from school!
    Apples were my favorite...can you believe I'm allergic to raw apples? ugh....

  21. I love all your fall stuff and we finally got some cool weather here in Houston, so it actually feels slightly fallish! I can't wait for a rainy day so it completes the moment.

  22. Fall is my favorite and this post shows why. I love the Great Pumpkin movie :) This is such a great time of year.

  23. i just bought a pumpkin spice candle at target! i only bought a votive and i burned it completely in two days! need to go get a bigger one :)

  24. I LOVE it too!! I did cheat a little and got out my decos a few days before Oct. ;)
    LOVE honey crisps too, have you tried pink lady's? They're delish also!


    oh fall. i could live in a world that was fall all the time.

    i LOVE me some pumpkin. decor and edibles. YUM! :)

    and LOVE the homegrown pumpkin - that is AWESOME! i bet the girls are so excited!

  26. boots and scarves, #1 reason i LOVE fall.

  27. I LOVE Fall too!! I have the same glass pumpkin jar...but I fill mine with candy corn, peanuts, and M&M's...it is the best combo ever. If you like candy corn, you will love it! Happy Fall!!!

  28. Yeah! You've inspired me to get the box of fall decor out now! And Honey Crisp Apples? My absolute, hands down, favorite fruit!

  29. Love this post! I absolutely love fall. It's my favorite time of year!

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    Jenn from www.theschiresfive.blogspot.com

  30. I love fall, but right now it is almost 85 here, so not so fall like yet. Next thing I know we will have snow on the ground. Enjoy your fall...I love all of your fall goodies!

  31. I love it too! Its so warm here that you can't really dress for fall yet (and that's my fave part). I really like how you've decorated your home! Everything is so pretty. :)

  32. If you love your pumpkin candle you should try a candle called Country Store from McCall's Candles. I can't say enough how much I love this candle and its smells so homey and warm, like fall. I keep this candle and wax melts on for the entire Fall/Winter and everyone loves it who comes to the house.



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