Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Making My Peace with Fall

It's no secret that I hate winter. I hate being cold, I hate it being dreary, I hate it getting dark at 4pm. While most people are all "YAY it's Fall" I'm all "boo--here comes winter". Yes I live in the South and don't know what real winter is, but if I can't handle this kind of winter, I could never handle "real" winter. I applaud you Northern people, I really do. Anyway, it's not that I don't like Fall, I just don't like what comes after it. I enjoy scarves and boots and not sweating profusely as much as the next girl! I actually did a tiny bit of fall decorating this year. I almost never do anything for fall or any holiday other than Christmas because it just costs money and takes time and as soon as you get everything up you have to put it away again. Boy I sound like a real humbug today! I promise I'm not!

Here is some cute Fall stuff to prove that I really do have soul:

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You may have already seen me post this picture on Instagram, but I honestly LOVE this centerpiece! My trifle bowl is my "go to" when it comes to doing a centerpiece for my kitchen table. I couldn't pass up these cute pumpkins and bumpy squash!!

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Front yard. I'm pretty pumped about it, although I just noticed I forgot to put out my wreath. Once the purple mums bloom I think it will look lovely!

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Yes, he is super adorable. My mom gave me this little guy when we first moved in. I think she knew I was cheap and reluctant to decorate and this was her subtle way of forcing me.

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Yes, these glittery pumpkins were a must have. I mean, they never rot, they are pretty big, AND they are glittery!!! I think they needs some cute burlap bows on the stems now that I'm looking at them.

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Close up of said glittery pumpkins. I'm really in love with them and wish I had purchased more! When the mums bloom I think they will be a nice contrast. I haven't decided what kind of pots to put them in though. Any suggestions?

Ok, what I need to know from you:
Am I the only one who feels this way about Fall? about Winter? about decorating???? 
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  1. The front of your house is so niiiice. I want a house that looks like that. *__*

    - Lix | A Classic Notion

  2. I am actually one of those Northern persons you were referring to! We get tons of snow and freezing weather from January until March every single year. I don't LOVE winter but it is fun to experience distinctively every seasons.

  3. I'm so glad I'm not alone in my distaste for the fall! Boo to cold weather! If it was warm outside, I'd embrace the season too!

  4. You did a great job decorating! Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday & now my mom has more Thanksgiving decorations then Christmas ones (& she has a lot for Christmas!).


  5. I love fall for the smells of fall - I like to make sure you can smell my dorm from down the hall - but I *hate* winter. I enjoy scarves and boots as well, but once it hit December it's yoga pants and sweatshirts with infinity scarves. The cuteness goes away because it is way too cold to get dressed up!

  6. I love the fall for the leaves, scents, football, holidays, scarves, boots, fun food and cozy fires! I am from the north I guess it is just my Northern blood needing some cooler temps and actual seasons! I don't like that it is dark at 4pm though, ick!

  7. Black pots would look great (in my opinion). They would bounce off the oh so cute glittery pumpkins well.

  8. These decorations are adorable; I might borrow a couple of your ideas. I like fall, but I am with you on the whole winter thing-- and I live in Southern California! I just despise the shorter days.

  9. I'm with you! I'm not goo goo ga ga over Fall either. I'm in So Cal and I wouldn't know a "real" winter if it slapped me in the face!! We just now got into the 70's and it feels chilly to me!!

  10. I'm with you -- I HATE winter! But I absolutely adore Fall! It is the BEST time of the year -- hands down!


  11. I love Fall. It's probably because I love football. I'm totally with you on winter, though, I hate it. I don't like being cold. Your fall decor is lovely. It's inspired me to do a little bit of decorating of my own. I'll post pictures on my blog and tag you as soon as I do it!

    By the way, congrats on Blogger of the Month for AWB. I was Miss September and I loved every moment of it!


  12. cute decorations! i'm hoping to get some fall decor this weekend. and i feel ya about fall too - i like the cooler weather but i dread the coming winter.
    -- jackie @ jade and oak


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