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Fall Nesting Week Returns!

It is nearly that time again! Oh, yes…Fall Nesting Week is coming NEXT WEEK, Sept. 2! What is Fall Nesting Week, you ask? Well if you missed it last year, you can get a ton of ideas of what it was like right here in our 2008 edition. Don’t worry, it is fun and painless.

In a nutshell, Fall Nesting Week is how we get ourselves IN THE MOOD for fall. We talk about fall stuff. We look at photos of fall decorating ideas. We share fall tips and ideas. We start thinking about fall and we look around our house contemplating some fall decorating. We think about fall organization and back to school stuff. And baking. Definitely baking.

By the time the week is over, we are IN THE MOOD for fall. That is the goal anyways. I know there are those of you out there that resist my attempts to get Fall under way. That is OK. Resist all you want. It is my blog and I get to decide when we start fall around here. Ha.

Hey, pssst….is it wrong of me to re-use the advertisement from last year’s Fall Nesting Week? Especially since it has the Fall Nesting Week DATE from last year so I’m just going do it the exact same dates because I am too busy to change the dates on the buttons? You’re OK with that? Phew. You are getting to know me too well.

Other people create fancy new stuff and me, I just dig out the old stuff. I’m just going to call it repurposing.

Let’ s create some NEW fall posts to inspire us for this party, even if you do repurpose some ideas from last year. Be ready on September 2nd to link up a Fall Nesting Post!

Let the nesting begin.

Oh, and if you are wondering about our Fall Procrastinator’s Party, we’ll do that the first week in October! So start planning your project and I’ll make the official announcement soon!


  1. Denise

    Oooh so glad I saw this, I have been longing for Fall for weeks now, but alas it’s still over 100 degrees here in TX just about every day. That doesn’t stop me from buying magazines for Fall/Halloween and planning on decorating my house :-) I’m off to check your post from last year, cos I didn’t know your blog back then ;-)
    .-= Denise´s last blog ..Tasty ‘TMT’ Tuesday =-.

    • Melissa

      Well I am glad you are here this year because you are a kindred spirit. I start longing for fall about this time, no matter what the temps are!

  2. Heidi

    I was outside yesterday and could feel it: the AIR is different, the LIGHT and the SKY are different, and the SUN is different. FALL is almost here, for sure!! Tomorrow is the first day of school for my 8th grader, and the first month anniversary of my when I started my blog! (Opened to the public 2 weeks ago!) Now that’s the way to start FALL!!
    Thank you for your inspirational words and pictures, and your positive spirit.

    .-= Heidi´s last blog ..VisiStat Provides Business Intelligence, Not Just Analytics =-.

  3. the wild raspberry

    what fun…i’m putting it on the calendar now!!
    marking out where it says ‘Fall Begins’ and writing in September 2nd…
    i’m ready…
    .-= the wild raspberry´s last blog ..A Little Help Please =-.

  4. Songbirdtiff

    I’m definitely ready for Autumn decor AND temperatures. And food. :)
    .-= Songbirdtiff´s last blog ..Glider Rocker- Drab to Fab! =-.

  5. Ramona

    I love your Fall Nesting Week….it is like a great friend coming by for a visit…and last year’s advertisement makes me smile. I will see you next week.

    Smiles ~ Ramona
    .-= Ramona ´s last blog ..A Tool Box Isn’t Just For Tools Anymore =-.

  6. Kathy

    I wasn’t around for last years, but I’m looking forward to this years! Funny you brought this up because even though we have had some hot and humid weather there is just that sense in the air that Fall is just around the corner.

  7. Alissa Millsap

    oohhhh, i loved it last year. hopefully i can particapate this year. we had a taste of fall last week. 4 days, lower 70’s, no the ac and windows open. so not natural here in the middle of august. usually 90’s. but now it is back to normal. yuck. i cannot wait!

  8. Pinky

    I can’t wait to see and hear all the wonderful ideas and pictures that will be coming!!!!!! I just LOOOVE Fall, and just today was thinking that I am SO ready to decorate for Fall! Great idea, I will mark my calendar!!! Hugs, Pinky

  9. Candace

    Oh mercy! Giddy can’t begin to explain it. We’ve had a dip in temperatures the past few days and I have fall fever BAD! Thank you, thank you, thank you for sending a cure!
    .-= Candace´s last blog ..In case you need a little sunshine…. =-.

  10. Lizabeth

    Just moved to TX (how’s the house selling coming along?) and it is so hot I haven’t even thought of fall…but I’m glad you’re here to point me in the right direction! Bring on September, October and November, please! I would love some cooler temps. xoxo Lizabeth
    .-= Lizabeth´s last blog ..Klein Ward Summer Picnic =-.

  11. suzanne

    I’m thinking it is a fantastic idea….bring on fall……and all related activities!! We’ll have fall here in TX in about nine weeks, I’m thinking!!! ;0

    .-= suzanne´s last blog ..Hanging plates as wall decor….. =-.

  12. LeAnn

    Hi Melissa,

    Fall is my absolute favorite season and I have already gotten out my decorations, I can’t help myself. When the neighborhood pool closes, I know fall is coming and they closed down this past weekend! This year I even switched out my summer porch furniture and opted for 2 brown wicker chairs on clearance at Big Lots and made the porch very fally!!
    .-= LeAnn´s last blog ..I’m sad:( =-.

  13. Melissa

    Glad you are all WITH ME ON THIS! Woo hoo, I love fall.

  14. Gina

    Sounds great to me! I’m gearing up for fall too-and really looking forward to more baking around the house!
    .-= Gina´s last blog ..I’m a guest today! =-.

  15. Southern Fried Gal

    Exciting! I saw fall wreaths on the french doors at a local fave shop of mine today. And now this – so excited for FALL decor!!!
    .-= Southern Fried Gal´s last blog ..Party Food for One? =-.

  16. Marianna

    Fall can’t come soon enough!! It was 102 in the shade here today. Please let it be fall soon!!!!!
    .-= Marianna´s last blog ..The Lazy Days are Ending =-.

  17. The Lady of the House

    I am WITH YA! Girlfriend! I love fall and I’m so excited for it to come (that and I’m 7 mo. pregnant and I’m just ready for it to cool off!) I don’t think I’ll be contributing but I will be a cheerleader sideliner and will love stopping by to look at your Fall prettys.
    .-= The Lady of the House´s last blog ..29 weeks! =-.

  18. Pretty Organizer

    Okay, this cracks me up. I start thinking about Fall in August because my kiddos go back to school at the beginning of August. However, in Phoenix area, the weather is still a very sunny and a very HOT 110 degrees. Things don’t cool down in these parts until after Halloween. It seems like I miss all of those good fall decorations because truthfully, I don’t think pumpkins and squash would last a week in the 110 degree heat outside our house… and inside? Well, we’re still focusing on keeping cool and the thought of warm drinks and cinnamon make us long for cold showers and ice cream!

    I’ll be joining in girl. I love ya and enjoyed the decorating frenzy I went through last year… inspired by?… of course, The Inspired Room. Have a great day!
    .-= Pretty Organizer´s last blog ..I Have A Dream:: A Laundry Room Speech =-.

  19. teresa

    Oh Happy Day- I’m so not ready, but I what to be- I Love Fall!
    Can’t wait to see what’s new out there.
    .-= teresa´s last blog ..Evolving- =-.

  20. Passementerie

    I don’t change my home around with the changing seasons – I suppose it is because in the the UK it never gets very warm and it never gets very cold, so there is less that *needs* to be done, compared to where my in-laws live in Pennsylvania where there is such a stark difference between winter and summer.

    As the seasons change I start to tidy up though, and start thinking about sorting the garden out as I put it to “bed” for the winter.
    .-= Passementerie´s last blog ..Natural History =-.

  21. Marianne

    Fall? I just got in the Beach mood today! But it is good of you to annonce this, makes me want to get my butt in gear and start finishing some projects I started last Fall. I hope they will be ready next week, otherwise you will see my at the Procrastinators party.
    .-= Marianne´s last blog ..Beach at the Nest =-.

  22. Cindy

    Sounds like fun and inspiration too! It feels like fall here in Wisconsin, with temps in the low 70’s . I just bought some Mums and some fall decor! Cindy

  23. deb

    I don’t know how I missed this last year but I am definitely IN! Just this past week is when I’ve started getting a bit in the fall mood. I love fall (it’s winter I could make shorter!) :) Can’t wait to hear more next week. xo
    .-= deb´s last blog ..Design Team shares :: Cute Wall Decor =-.

  24. Christi

    I’ve been waiting for this, but I was hoping it would be later in September after I’d moved! Oh well, I’ll have plenty of ideas for the new house!
    .-= Christi´s last blog ..teamwork =-.

  25. Rachel

    Yippee! Fall is my favorite!

  26. Cheryl

    I can’t wait!
    .-= Cheryl´s last blog ..For Linda =-.

  27. Denise

    Fall is my favorite season…don’t know how much fall decorating I will get done this year with all that needs to be done with our addition, but I will enjoy looking at everyone’s ideas.

    Workers are here installing windows and tearing out some old ons…we are heading out!

  28. Laryssa

    Sounds fun count me in!
    .-= Laryssa @ Heaven In The Home´s last blog ..What Is That Bird? =-.

  29. Kristen

    I pulled up your blog this morning, clapped my hands and squealed with glee. And I nearly fell out of my chair in the process. I’ve been craving fall and I’m so thrilled that September is 6 days (yikes, already?) away. It’s almost time to pull out the Harvest candle. So excited about Fall Nesting Week!
    .-= Kristen @ Beautifully Imperfect´s last blog ..A Before and After =-.

  30. Courtney

    yippee cant wait!! I am very ready for fall week and fall in general!!
    .-= Courtney´s last blog ..BBQ Hot Ham and Cheese Panini! =-.

  31. kathy

    We’ve had such a nice summer I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to it. I do love fall though and Indian summer is such a treat! I’m looking forward to seeing all the fall decor…it’s such a cozy time of year. I love seeing the warm rich colors. I think I’m alone in thinking this but I’ve become a bit bored with all the white that’s so popular now. It a great idea…thank you for taking the time to come up with this.

  32. Angela

    Does this mean I get to start fall early? Because yesterday I was mourning the fact that fall was still 4 weeks away! 4 weeks until Autumn Wreath Yankee Candles and pumpkin bread! Yay for starting early!
    .-= Angela ´s last blog ..Homemaker Horror =-.

  33. Cheryl

    I am looking forward to Fall as well and can’t wait to see what you have to share. I too love to bake! So hopefully you will be sharing some yummy recipes. I am also going to try and participate in your procrastinating party. I have lots of those projects around here and hopefully participating in this will help me get them done.
    .-= Cheryl´s last blog ..READING…. =-.

  34. Debbie

    Hey Melissa, love all your posts lately. Yes I too am in the mood for fall and love the ‘Nesting week’ that is planned. Last years was so much fun….I just loved everyones posts and pictures, ideas. It was like looking at the best magazine pictures (your favorites) over and over again. In fact this year I plan on getting myself a cup of my favorite coffee and creamer, leaning back and enjoying myself thoroughly. Have a lovely day!

    .-= Debbie´s last blog ..Cute Ebay find! =-.

  35. Magchunk

    Yay, fall is my favorite season! I actually jumped the gun… my fall fashion wishlist is up today ;)

    .-= Magchunk´s last blog ..Fall fashion favorites =-.

  36. Missmustardseed

    It’s good to know there’s an entire nesting movement for fall! I thought my personal clock was off when I felt like doing a “Spring Cleaning” in the fall. :) Can’t wait to see what you do next week.
    .-= Missmustardseed´s last blog ..New Blog =-.

  37. The Bella Girls

    I started getting the “Fall Nesting” excitement feeling in my center of my chest last week (this is the only was I can describe it). I am so EXCITED. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us.


  38. Lisa

    The forecast for tomorrow is 110! I don’t even know what Fall is anymore. I’m expecting it will arrive somewhere around Thanksgiving. So, to prepare for the arrival of Fall, I will roast a turkey on November 26. :-)
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..once in a while i surprise myself =-.

  39. Heathahlee

    It has been so much cooler the past few nights I can actually believe fall is around the corner. Yippee! My favorite season! I might not have time to link up (edjumakating my kiddo, taking mom for radiation treatments, etc, etc) I will soooooo enjoy the posts!
    .-= Heathahlee´s last blog ..Homeschooling is Very Educational =-.

  40. Lindsey

    Hi there! Love your blog! I’m just starting a new blog of all my favorite before & afters, I would love to feature you sometime!
    .-= Lindsey´s last blog ..Gold Shelf =-.

  41. Pearl Maple

    How exciting!
    I always feel like fall with the return of schedules, back to school and routines is a bit like a mini new year full of resolutions and new things to do.

    Guess this marks a year since I found your blog, and enjoying all the inspiration you share along with the insights from your many fans.
    .-= Pearl Maple´s last blog ..Sky Watch Friday =-.

  42. Lisa

    I’m glad you’re doing this again! Last year you *forced* me to decorate for Fall and I’m so glad I did! This will give me something to work on this weekend. And I will just have to hit a couple more stores for inspiration.
    .-= Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates´s last blog ..Wait – Am I Shopping In The Future? =-.

  43. Richella

    Oh, thank you for decreeing that Fall begins next week! Fall is my favorite season, and it always seems to arrive awfully late here in North Carolina. So I’m just going to come along with you and make it Autumn in my heart even if it’s still summer on the thermometer!

    I’ve gotten behind in visiting some of my favorite blogs. This is a BIG fall for us, since we took our oldest to college last week. I’m glad to catch up with you. Hope everything is going well as the launch of Voyage is drawing so close! Blessings to you!
    .-= Richella´s last blog ..It pays to organize (A GIVEAWAY) =-.

  44. Common Ground, Debra

    Oh…I am so excited for fall. Here in Missouri the weather has been cooler than normal for August, and I am “raring to go”! This will be so much fun!!!
    .-= Common Ground, Debra´s last blog ..I Wonder if Her Dreams Came True? =-.

  45. Heather

    Didn’t even realize it was happening so quickly – but the temperature dropped and the chili pot came out this weekend. Starting nesting already. Can’t wait for fall to officially begin with you on September 2nd.
    So ready for a new season.
    .-= Heather @ what’s happening this week´s last blog ..BB- White Pizza with Arugula =-.

  46. peggy

    I am soooooooooo looking forward to this. Over the weekend I purchased some tiny felted acorns from an ETSY shop. I can’t wait to get them and line them up on my windowsill. Already collecting this years stash of colored leaves to press also. Found the most beautiful red maple leaves on my morning walk yesterday. Can’t wait for your post.

  47. Karla

    It’s so hot here, but I’m feelin’ it. I want to start decorating but I need to wait just a bit… Thanks for your inspiration.
    .-= Karla´s last blog ..Fall Nesting Ideas =-.



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