My house is a bit of a mess right now. I feel disorganized. Un-domestic. Flustered. So not like Martha. I am stuck somewhere between summer and back to school. But I am DETERMINED to get my FALL INSPIRATION going. I may not have freshly baked pumpkin muffins in the oven just yet, and sadly I don’t even have a fall wreath on my door, but I am gearing up for fall just the same. So glad you are here to join me!
Having a beautiful life and home is more about your attitude and state of mind than your state of perfection. I’m a dreamer but I am also a realist. Somehow, you just merge the two together and life can be wonderful. In your mind your home can smell like fall, look like fall, and feel like fall. In real life, well, we’ll get there.
Last year I geared up for fall with my 20 Little Things to Love About Autumn post. If you need to start inspiring yourself with thoughts of fall and don’t know where to begin, I encourage you to read my list and then go write your own 20 Little Things to Love about Autumn post. You can link it up here if you want as a part of our 2009 Fall Nesting party, or list something that you love about fall right in the comments.
To me, Fall is about nurturing.
I may not have a home that would grace the cover of House Beautiful or Country Living (certainly today it wouldn’t, HA!), but if I can create a FEELING of fall in my home — the feeling that our home is a safe place to rest our heads, a place to be nurtured and nourished, and a warm place to sit by the fire when the storms of life blow, then I am happy and content.
Here is a link to my Fall Nesting Tips series and other Fall ideas, if you want some inspiration!
What does Fall mean to you?
You may link up all week to any post that inspires us for fall. Do you have a favorite fall craft? A fall decorating idea? A favorite fall photo? A fall scent? Be sure to link ONLY to a post on Fall Nesting. And be a friend and link back. And if you don’t have a blog, let’s just share ideas in the comments, shall we? I love you all, blog or not.
THE HOMEGOODS SHOPPING SPREE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
And if you want to enter to win one of 3 $200 HomeGoods makeover shopping sprees, link up a post here on this same Fall Nesting linky, showing me the room you would like to work on this fall and describe how a HomeGoods gift card could help! If you don’t have a blog, you can email me your entry. Be sure to put HOMEGOODS ENTRY in the subject line or it might get lost in the shuffle.
This post and the links today are all about Fall Nesting…we are gearing up for enjoying a season that normally is far too short in my opinion! So let’s make the most of it and GET FALL STARTED!