Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ready for Fall!

For the past three weeks now I've been craving everything 'fall', how about you? Its official arrival date may still be two days away but it cannot come quickly enough! Maybe it's because of all the fun fall fashion I see in the store windows, the scent of cinnamon brooms that catch my attention every time I go to the grocery store or perhaps it's because Florida has had one long, one very hot summer and I'm just ready for a change, any change that doesn't involve hot, sticky weather. Nothing would make me happier than being able to open every window in our house again after 6 months for a fresh breeze.

Growing up in the north, fall has always been my favorite time of year. It's not quite cold enough to require being bundled up but it has cozy written all over it. I love long walks in the country and seeing all of the stunning colorful leaves changing, hearing dried leaves crunching under my feet as I walked hot cocoa in hand. I love the smell of freshly mulled apple cider on the stove and pumpkin pie in the oven. The very thought of curling up in comfy pajamas with tea and a good book sheltered from the evening's crisp air makes me giddy inside. I'm a sucker for a roaring fire be it a bonfire or campfire at the cottage or via a fireplace on the chillier evenings. I really enjoy picking apples at the orchard and hunting down just the right pumpkins to display on our porch. These things speak fall to me.

The fall temps here will come in about 2 months so until then I'll just keep wearing dresses, shorts, flip flops and sporting white because in Florida it's not a faux-pas. ;)

The colors, the coziness, the warmth and of course the seasonal sweet treats! These images embody fall for me.

I've made the mini pumpkin candles before, going to try these next!

Pumpkin Tarts. Um, yes please!!!

I love beautiful, natural wreaths and this barn door reminds me of my country walks.

This outfit has ME written all over it, blazers are a must for my wardrobe. I've always been a huge fan of them and have a growing collection. I love the classic and polished look that a blazer brings to jeans and a crisp shirt or tee pulling everything together. They are a practical staple for any classy woman!

What would fall be without pumpkins and colorful  mums?

If these don't say harvest treat, I don't know what does! I love the rustic twigs!!

I've always been fascinated by the beauty that is indian corn.

Boots, boots, boots! Oh, how my feet have missed you!

I've slowly begun decorating for fall even though it's 90 degrees most days. Oh, and THIS simple decor arrangement is set up on my table right now. You might remember it from last year's fall decorating. 

What are YOUR favorite things about fall?

*all images {via}


  1. Love everything about this post Karla! You spoke my heart about fall :-)

  2. You are making me nostalgic for all of the lovely and welcoming things about fall that I am too lazy to do, but appreciate looking at!

    Fall color just is enchanting, and I love the cool weather, and the smells of cinnamon and cider. What a wonderful varied world we live in, having 4 seasons!

  3. I'm glad you enjoyed the post ladies! Yes, four seasons are a beautiful thing for sure!

    @Cinderella11pm-there are a few things that I love looking at but am too lazy to do/make also. ~K

  4. What fab images Karla. You and I live in similar climates, and actually today is the first day I could open my windows and get a wonderful refreshing breeze. I too, can't wait for some temperature change. Like you, my favourite is being able to snuggle down in my pj's with a good book, maybe watching a storm through my windows....bliss. I just wish Spain did Autumn as well as the US xx

  5. Hello,
    I visited your blog today - I saw you on 'Savvy Seasons by Liz'. Your photos are so pretty, colorful, and full of life!! I really liked the apple candles, and those boots are wonderful!! I thought the Autumn picture with the bridge was beautiful. Me and my daughters just started a new blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would really enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your photos capture so much beauty, and that is such a special thing. Hope to hear from you, and have a lovely weekend. Oh, I LOVED the quote, 'The Woman Who Follows The Crowd' by Albert Einstein.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  6. Karla I adore this post and all of these fabulous autumn images!! Sorry to be so remiss!!

    Art by Karena

  7. Thanks for the great images. I've been missing fall boots, too!

  8. Karla, I just found your blog and I absolutely love it!! So fun and fresh!! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow me too! Many blessings to you!!!

  9. Fall is my favorite time of year. No humidity, no mosquitos,colorful leaves, pumpkin pie, cider...

  10. Thanks everyone! @Shenita-Thank you! I look forward to stopping by your blog also. :)


  11. i love everything in this post. but mini carmel apples! OMG sooo cute


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