I thought that title up all by myself. I was sitting there, thinking to myself about everything under the sun, and it hit me. I want to do a post about fall. About all the lovely things I want to do for fall. To share how I would like to decorate for my favorite time of year. And I had the perfect title.


Then I realized that sounded like an armpit problem.

Oh well.

Hopefully all the pretty pictures will distract you.

As always, most of my inspiration comes via pinterest.

The sights.

Leaf Stencil

I found this a long time ago. The link is here. It’s just a step-by-step photo guide of how to make this. It ain’t rocket science friends. You paint, you lay down a leaf, you spray. I think it would be perfect with some nice fall colors. A rich chocolate brown, a fun orange, maybe a sky blue just for fun. I like it already.

Fall bunting... DIY?

Y’all I’m becoming obsessed with bunting. I love it. All of it. For every occasion. Always. Forever. That kind of obsessed. The link for the above photo leads to Dream Book Design. I snooped around her blog while I was there, and she seems super fun and very talented. Definitely check it out. I’m thinking of making one with some leftover burlap I have from the bedroom curtains. Maybe on a small scale, to hang across the mirror in the living room.

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You guys know how much I love neutrals. No? You’ve forgotten? Check it out in this post. This pumpkin fits into my neutral obsession like a spoon fits into a bowl of ice cream.

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A wreath. This year, I’m making a new wreath for our front door. I love the soft colors (you might even say neutral) of this wreath from thriftary. It’s very fallish, without being in-your-face orange and obnoxious.

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Now THIS is what I’m so looking forward to. Remember how I painted those root beer bottles back this past spring? Well this little beauty from choosetothrive has inspired me to tweak those babies a little bit to create something similar. I’m thinking about hanging pendants from the bottleneck to say “Fall” or something along those lines and stuff them with hay. In my head it’s the super cutest thing ever. EVER.

The smells.

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Boys and girls I wish so BAD that you could smell this through the screen. Actually, I wish so bad that I could smell this through the screen. And you if you benefited from me being able to smell through the screen, that would be okay too. Perfecto!

Febreze Air Effects: Linen & Sky

Sooooo, this isn’t exactly what I was looking for but you get the idea. Our first fall married I found febreeze’s harvest scent, and I’ve never looked back. It’s the absolute best for that all-house smell that makes you feel warm and tingly for the season.

Oh, cinnamon-scented-pine-cones how I love thee. Let me count the ways.

These are my hands-down favorite fall smell. I would buy bags of these by the hundreds if my lover would let me. A nice basket brimming over with these precious little guys ushers in fall with a bang.

The food.

Yeah….food. Both my arch nemesis and my sweetest friend. Fall has the best coffee. For example:

Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Lattes; I know I'll be glad I pinned this in the fall

How about some delicious pumpkin spice lattes from the crockpot? Urban Nester (she’s one of my new favorite bloggers!)  provides the perfect low-key recipe for pumpkin spice lattes. Now I’m not as obsessed with pumpkin during the fall as I am with peppermint during the winter, but I would never turn down a good pumpkin spice latte. Life’s just too short to miss out on these.

Caramel Apples. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm! I confess, I ate these during the summer too. They’re just so good. Check out this post about John’s carnival for the link on how to make caramel apples. It’s an easy and yummy recipe.

Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com

And while you’re sipping on your pumpkin spice latte have a slice of this. It’s my favoritest ever coffee cake that I found on allrecipes.com a couple of years ago. This recipe is so good I printed it out and keep it in my real-life cookbook. That’s some serious deliciousness, my friends.

The activities.

Now that it’s not quite so bloomin’ hot outside, it’s time to take me out to the ballgame! We want to check out at least one game before the end of the season, preferably on a day when the high doesn’t peak over 90 degrees. Let’s see if we get our wish!

At least one trip out to the pumpkin patch. I think possibly because we’re two adults with no children whatsoever to speak of, it would be weird to show up to a pumpkin patch. Oh well, we’re going anyway. ‘Ole Johnny-boy will love it, I just know he will.
Camping Tips and Treats
The Russos are camping this fall. I don’t care if that means I have to go all by myself I. Am. Camping. I mean it. This list found on tipnut has lots of great tips ranging from equipment to food to first aid. I really want to try some good campfire cooking this year. I’m thinking eggs, potatoes, desserts (if I can ever get past a s’more that is) all made in tin foil packs or on sticks over an open fire. Yummy yummy!
So there are just a few things rolling around the mostly-empty passageways of my brain right now. Seriously, I’m holding off until Labor Day and then it’s on like donkey kong at Villa Russo. If you have suggestions from your own fall adventures, let me know! I’m always up for a good time.