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Hooray for Fall! Not a single person can deny the season or tell you it’s too early for PSLs, because today is the first day of Autumn! We’re free to buy pumpkins, wear scarves, drink cider, burn candles, find all the changing leaves we can and jump in them, and to say things like, HAPPY FALL, Y’ALL and mean it!

 

 

ONE

A Fall Festival

Every year, we go to the local fall festival at a nearby farm and have a wonderful time. This year was no exception!

I told Kai as we were leaving that we would remember this Fall Festival forever. (Click on pictures to enlarge + scroll through the gallery)

 

TWO

New Shoes for the Kids

I was just philosophizing about fall with my husband when I said, “You know, fall is really the season for new shoes.”

He laughed when a few minutes later, he was reading to the kids and saw that Richard Scarry confirmed it. (You can find this wonderful book here.)

Fall is the season for new shoes. Richard Scarry says so!

 

We did take part in this seasonal tradition because the summer shoes my kids had were just not going to cut it anymore. There were some interesting moments at the shoe store, especially when my kids thought the layout made for a great race track. But other than that, we had a great time.

 

 

This was taken during a calm moment. There was no time for pictures while we were corralling the children.

 

Skechers Rainbow Raz Pink and Purple Camo Glitter Shoes!

 

Sylvie’s shoes have just the right amount of pink, purple, and glitter (and by “the right amount” I mean A LOT), and they are perfect for her

Kai went for Paw Patrol shoes that light up! Needless to say, he’s been running faster lately.

 

 

We’ve been allowing the kids to wear their new shoes in the house to help break them in, but mostly because EVERYTHING is more fun with new shoes!

Paolo Nutini understands, and I’m sure you do too.

 

THREE

Baking

It took me a long time after having Sylvie to make something other than the necessary meals. I still don’t go through a lot of effort in the kitchen these days. But then Sue Donaldson used her trickery on me and threw in a simple recipe for orange cranberry scones in her book called Come to My Table.

I made the scones–twice! Once to just test it out (the kids helped!) and once for a friend who was coming for a visit. Both were successful and have me in the mood to do more baking this season.

 

FOUR

Pumpkins, Leaves, and EVERYTHING about Fall

This week I found myself buying pumpkins, turning an orange into a candle, frolicking in the leaves with the kids (there aren’t very many yet, but still), drinking chai, and accidentally telling my husband October starts on Sunday…he corrected me, don’t worry. I’m getting ahead of myself because this is my favorite time of year, and I’m READY for it.

 

This last one is from yesterday morning, after the kids and I got to play in the rain. That’s huge for us, because we’re experiencing a drought here that’s been bad news for everyone (especially farmers). By the way, I think my girl looks like  a future fashion blogger here.

I’m also super thankful that my post on gratitude was featured by Alisa of Flourishing Today. She wrote about thankfulness and even made a gorgeous graphic for the feature as well. Thanks, Alisa!

 

FIVE

What I’m Pinning: Fall Edition

There were so many amazing posts out there for the season, and I just loved looking at everyone’s homes in particular. Here’s one to pin right away–the fall home tour over at Lindsay’s Sweet World. Lindsay is a wonderful lifestyle blogger (emphasis on style), and she’s so friendly and genuine. She always has great fashion, recipes, decor, family updates, and girl chat to share with us.

But you should only check out her home tour if you like pumpkins, sunflowers, and maple leaves. 🙂 Here’s a sneak peek–just click the picture to see her home!

 

I’m seriously ready to invite myself over and curl up on that couch right now!

I’m on Pinterest here, if you want to see what else I’m pinning lately. I’d love to see what you’re pinning too!

Tell me what you’re loving this week. And have a happy Friday!

Linking up with:

Friday Favorites with AndreaNarci, and Erika
High Five for Friday with  Cup of TeaBright on a BudgetbyBMG, and Della Devoted
Five on Friday with Smidge of This

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