Fall Fun Fridays: Autumn Outdoors

Every year, one of my favorite Fall Fun series prompts involves getting outside and exploring the splendor autumn has to offer. I wish I had done more, a woodland walk, a haunted hayride, maybe even a backyard bonfire, but our weekends were spent on other obligations. I did sneak in a few outdoorsy excursions with... Continue Reading →

Fall Fun Fridays: Autumn dreams

Summer is the season when I let my travel dreams run free. Or, while suffering cabin fever in the occasional blizzard situation, I've fantasized winter daydreams of escape, but I don't think I've ever properly imagined an autumn fantasy trip. Enter today's Fall Fun Fridays series prompt: If money and logistics were no problem, where... Continue Reading →

Halloween Candle collection + Yankee outlet trip

Top, l-r: Two swirl jars of Pumpkin Patch (Harvest and Spiced Pumpkin), a cauldron candle filled with Witch's Brew. 2nd row, l-r: Halloween trio of Ghostly Treats (toasted mallow), Candy Corn and Happy Halloween (licorice), tealights in Witch's Brew and Ghostly Treats, Black Magic pillar (similar to Autumn Lodge, smoky with leaves) 3rd row l-r: Fright Night (Midsummer's... Continue Reading →

Autumn Inspiration Board

We've entered the second week of the Fall Fun Series II and I can deny it no longer: Summer's lease has faded, now autumn's grasp is within reach. No more lengthy evenings spent on the deck listening to the song of unseen crickets, in fact, it's gotten too chilly and windy for much deck lounging... Continue Reading →

Fall Fun Finale

Top 10 melts of the Fall Fun series: 10.Autumn Soda Float-Sweetwagon Scents. From the Autumn macaron sampler: pomegranate soda with a heaping scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. I thought I didn't like fizzy soda scents so I melted this downstairs in my husband's hangout. Turned out incredible--creamy and frothy with a pleasing amount of fruity... Continue Reading →

Fall fun-Color Collage

Glorious golden color displayed on a perfect little tree in the village park near the library where I work. With brightly hued foliage so resplendent this tree deserves a place in the setting of a classic tale by Washington Irving, Edith Wharton or Nathaniel Hawthorne. At least the subject of a stanza or two in... Continue Reading →

Fall fun-Pumpkin Patch

No way I was going to start a pumpkin post without showing off my sweet new crocheted drink cozie. Fall Fun readers will recognize this lovely piece from Amanda's craft post on her Thrifty Polished blog. My effusive admiration of her craftiness resulted in Amanda generously offering to send me an extra one along with... Continue Reading →

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