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hello fall

It's here.  Really, really, here.  After a mild summer that kept me wondering when the supreme midwestern humidity and heat would come back any minute, fall has arrived with its crisp mornings and glowy afternoons... the kicking on of the furnace in the morning for a few minutes to get the chill out of the air... It's got me thinking about pumpkin recipes and roasting acorn squash with brown sugar just because.

it's turning fall

I'm off to Friday Morning Coffee in a little while.  This is a weekly morning coffee and playdate with a few friends of mine.  We rotate houses, but there is always a hot pot of coffee, something yummy to eat, kids running amok, and a full morning of laughter.  It's such an institution around here that our little ones depend on it and always want to know what day it is and where we are going.

it's turning fall

So today I have a crisp fall morning with cobalt blue skies and the promise of a cozy coffee morning with some of my very best friends and their kiddos.  What could be better than that?  I count myself one lucky gal.


What is making you feel blessed these days? 




I'm also carting my kids off to a playdate with our best friends. When they were little it was a weekly thing. Now us mamas talk almost daily and get the kids together when they don't have school, like today. :) Happy weekend!


how fun! have a great weekend :)


I'm thankful for Fall being here and for my daisies out front that decided to bloom again :) Have a wonderful weekend!!


I keep thinking it's fall here in Texas, but truth of it is, we don't really get much fall. Just a long summer that usually lasts through October, then a few months of pleasant cool weather, then summer again!


Honestly any day I can get through without crying right now is a lucky day for me. Ha.

Alicia A.

I'd never in a million years guess that you're at all sleep deprived with a tiny babe.

You're sounding awfully happy these days. : )

aunt fashionista

Wish I could join you ladies....maybe one of these days it will happen. Love you-


The weather here in PA is stinky. I usually love fall! Glad you are having a good one.

I am feeling blessed because tomorrow my hubby and I are going to see our son who is away at college. It's his birthday and he actually wants us to come see him. I can't believe he is going to be 23 years old at 10 minutes after midnight tonight. Sigh, unbelieveable. Sniff-sniff.


Oh! I'm so jealous! I wish I could say that Fall was here for sure. It's pretty cool today (like 75ish), but in Texas you never know for sure that Fall is here until around .... I don't know .... maybe the beginning of December?

But I am lucky enough to get to go spend the weekend at the Austin City Limits music festival with my cute husband and sons. Listening to bands like The Avett Brothers, Andrew Bird, and the Kings of Leon. And tomorrow the B-52s, Toadies, and Michael Franti. All while eating the most fabulous festival food ever and drinking Tecate with good friends. It's tons of fun!


I'm so grateful for my beautiful family! I love the fall season and look forward to enjoying the falling leaves, carving pumpkins, drinking cider, and cozying up under a blanket!

p.s....glad to see you up and about on the blog again. I know how hard it is to write while you have all the others to tend to. Welcome back!

Amy L

I've been following your blog for some time and wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your comments and love your projects. I'm always looking for good inspiration. Congratulations on the healthy birth of your daughter. I loved the baby stage and I'm impressed that your moving rather than lounging with a newborn!

I'm grateful that Fridays have become a permanent off day for me! Love spending time with the kids and have one more date to craft.


Well, you know that it's the newest member of our little family, Chloe. I love the idea of a weekly coffee with friends. A very nice way to spend a morning. I wonder if I could wrangle any of my friends in with their busy schedules, maybe I'll just drive up for yours. :) xoxo


Your page is great! I'm new to blogging and am looking to follow Shabby Chic lovers, garage sale and vintage collectors, Classic Hollywood lovers or just Mom's like myself.. I would love if you would come join my page and follow me:-) If you would like:-) Have a great day! Winona

mary smith

You are one lucky gal!! What fun playdates! Gorgeous photos and yes, a happy welcome to fall.


Hello dear Chris,
how are you? I have been sooooo busy!!!
Thanks for those wonderful pics! Autumn has great colors!

Patty Boyd

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the air and the blue skies in October. I am blessed to be able to spend time with family and friends. We're off to Knoxville, TN in the morning for a some TN Vols football. The campus will be totally ORANGE! GO VOLS! I love your blog!


Wow, sounds lovely and really lots of fun. I miss those days. I am loving the signs of Fall around here. I really love your white pumkin with the witch silhouette! Fantastic.


My new autumn candles--burning right now. Oh, the smell of fall! I love it!

mary smith

I just loved your description of your playdates. It really and truly inspired me to get some girlfriends together to do the same!!

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