I am so excited to be a part of the Why I love to bHome and at home in the fall tour. I wanted to share with you what I love most about being at home in the fall in those few precious months we get in the Midwest between the heat of summer and the frigidness of winter.
The thing I really love most about fall is the way the scenery changes. I am a warm weather outdoors girl. By that I mean, if the temperature is 60 degrees and 100 degrees I am outside. Otherwise, I like to admire it from inside under my heated blanket and cup of hot cocoa and a good book.
According to my mom, my grandfather went to California in the 1930’s and came back because there were no seasonal changes, and there wasn’t a really good hunting season there. I don’t know why he picked to come all the way back to freaking cold and blustery Illinois, instead of stopping off somewhere like Kentucky or Tennessee, where you still get a change of seasons but not so cold. However, considering it was after he came back its when he met my grandmother, and here I am today,I guess I should be grateful for that!
When the temperature does start to take a cooler dip, and the leaves begin to change, and all of the mums start blooming (see how to grow your own big,beautiful mums here.), I start fall nesting and decorating in my home, cooking and baking yummy treats, and hiking our local arboretum (the fall colors are just amazing,and so are their fall displays!).
I just love seeing the changing color in general. Last year we went to Galena,IL and it was amazing! The colors were gorgeous!
And, I LOVE that there are so many fall home tours to look at in blogland. You can see my fall home tour from earlier this month here.
and from last year here.
I love sitting with my cup of coffee with flavored creamer, and clicking through all of the creative ways people get their home ready for fall. It inspires me to see other people so inspired and creative.
I also have the urge to start baking and cooking.One of my favorite things to bake is my Mother in law’s apple crumble recipe, which I’ll share later this week.
She’s from England and man, can she bake a mean apple crumble.
I also love cooking pumpkin and squash. I know it’s not for everyone, in fact I have two that love it, and a third that just chokes down her one no thank you bite. Every. Single.Time. I guess I should be impressed at least we’ve gotten to the point where she no longer makes retching noises.
I love this recipe for yummy sour cream roasted pumpkin soup,
and this awesome butternut squash pasta sauce.
There are so many good things about why I love to be at home in the fall. I really love that things slow down, I can concentrate on my art work and filling my shop with new designs. Even though it gets a bit crazy in blogland, I still love the anticipation leading up to the holiday season including all of the book signings and speaking engagements for my book, Creatively Christmas: Inspired Yuletide Décor.
It makes the season fun!
Make sure to visit 5 other bHome Bloggers today – 30 in all by the end of the week sharing what they love about being at home in the fall.
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