Happy 1st official week of Autumn! Living in FL, I am so anxious for some cooler temps and all the fun that Fall brings! I just love this time of year!
Here's my list of fall goodness:
I can actually go ahead and cross off a few things! We went to an apple orchard while back in NC over Labor Day week and enjoyed the yummy cider and doughnuts! Since then I think I have officially been addicted to anything apple! For my friends in NC, you should definitely check out Sky Top Orchard in Flat Rock. It's beautiful and makes for a great day trip! Check them out on facebook for more info: https://www.facebook.com/skytoporchard Picking your apples off the tree is way better than at Publix;)
I have also already made my fall wreath:
This was my 1st attempt at making burlap roses so I was a bit worried. It ended up turning out pretty cute and was super cheap to make. I picked up the grapevine wreath at Michaels for $2 along with the wooden pumpkin and owl for $.25 and the leaf/berry stem for $1. I had rolls of burlap from other projects along with the wooden "P" that was painted white already and used in one of our wedding showers. I chalk painted the owl and pumpkin plaques and added some orange polka dots to the "P" and followed this tutorial for the roses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m3R9swkB6I. I honestly don't like to follow directions so once I got the main idea of how to create these beauties, I kinda winged it;) I will say that using a wired burlap that you can get in a spool makes this easier, which I realized on my last rose with the orange chevron burlap ribbon I had. Go figure!
Here is also a pic of our fall mantle that I love too! The bunting was a wedding gift that included a copy of our wedding invitation wording/silhouettes in the middle:) I love that it's in the shades of Fall as this time is the perfect time of year to reflect and be thankful for marriage! Btw, 2 weeks from today is our 1st anniversary!
I am loving the smell of pumpkin and spice that those candles are bringing! I have added a few other random decorations and have almost finished the outdoor space too. I will save for another post!
Lastly, I am making good progress with drinking pumpkin coffee everyday! I frequent Starbucks and Dunkin too much and have even bought my own pumpkin flavored coffee for home. It just starts off the day feeling festive, cozy, & delicious!
What's some of your Fall faves? Wishing everyone a Happy Fall filled with family, friends, new and old traditions, sprinkled with love!