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Embracing Fall {20 Little Things I Love About Fall}

by | Oct 1, 2012 | 20 Little Things, Decorating Inspiration, Fall Nesting Series 2012 | 132 comments

Embracing Fall {20 Little Things I Love About Fall}
Embracing Fall {20 Little Things I Love About Fall}

I‘m not sure exactly when I did my first 20 Little Things post, but I know I did one in 2008 called 20 Little Things to Treasure in Autumn. At first, making a list like this seems a little silly and maybe even a waste of time, but I can tell for sure every single time I write one it gets me more in the mood for the season ahead.

Best of all, I feel a little more grateful, a little more inspired and a little more focused on what really matters to me.

It’s worth doing. I promise.

Try a list of your own! Then link up your post at the bottom of this post. You can even create a list on FB and link it up here, you don’t even have to have a blog! Let’s ALL do one, shall we? You don’t have to make yours fancy. A simple list will do. Or get creative. Just do it and come back to link up!

And before you go write your list, leave a comment here to be entered into this sweet giveaway!

Embracing Fall {20 Little Things I Love About Fall}

As a special fall treat for y’all, one of my awesome sponsors, Susabelle Home & Gift Boutique, is giving away some lovely gifts to help inspire & pamper you for the season ahead! So sweet!

Chris is offering a delicious smelling Fall candle, Fall foliage notecards, soy milk body lotion to pamper you, & a cake stand kitchen towel for a little nesting.

Would you LIKE her shop on Facebook as a little kind thank you? And remember her if you need a little gift for someone this fall or winter!

All you have to do to enter this surprise giveaway today, my dears, is leave a comment on this post proclaiming your love of Fall Nesting!

And then be sure to enter a link to your 20 Little Things You Love About Fall list!

See you back here for more of the Fall Nesting series and a special surprise from JACK!
Did you see my Fall peacock wreath?


132 Comments

  1. Jen

    Fun giveaway! What a great way to welcome Fall!

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  2. Tammy

    I’m a fall- nesting newbie and loving all the wonderful, creative ideas!

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  3. Diane

    I LOVE your cute graphic!! Now I’m off to “party” with all!
    Happy Fall!

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  4. Angel

    I love the colors of Fall and all the scents of Fall but my one true love is the get togethers with family and friends

    Reply
  5. Amy

    I love your list! I agree with everything on it. If a fall day included all 20 things on your list, I believe that day would be pretty near perfect.

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  6. Sherry

    Thanks for hosting Melissa! I love your fall nesting series it is one of the little things I love and look forward to!
    sherry

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  7. Stacey

    Great list you have and what a great giveaway.
    I linked up, thanks!

    Reply
  8. Lory Robinson

    I love your blog! I also love Fall. It makes me feel like baking, crafting, lighting fall candles and decorating. I am excited for this Linky series. I have a teaching blog that I have been spending a lot of time on and am excited for this opportunity to focus on my personal blog!
    The Robin’s Nest
    Fun for First

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  9. Lisa B.

    Trying to nest for Fall in California 96 degree weather…but the doing of it brings about a cool feeling.

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  10. Susan Eikenberry

    Love all the fall colors!!!!

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  11. Melinda

    fall is perfection! i love breaking out the fall candles!

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  12. Julie Schock

    You’re so right…creating a list like this really does help us to be thankful for the little things. I need to do this at Christmas too…it’s so easy to get caught up in the busyness that we forget about what’s great about the season. :)

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  13. Krissy

    I love fall and the cool, clear fall mornings!

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  14. Shunee

    fall is the best! I love going to the mall look at the displays everywhere and the cool air!

    Reply
  15. Debbie

    Hi Melissa, I’m so happy about Jack! hahaha…We have pork roast in the oven as we speak, yum…one of our favorites too!
    Have a lovely evening!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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    • Melissa

      Oh! I’ll be right over!

      Reply
  16. Lorrie

    Fall nesting is wonderful! I love making lists like this – as you say, they help focus. Happy Fall to you, Melissa.

    Reply
  17. Twila Henry

    Fall is scented candles, pretty mums and pumpkins, the scent of burning leaves, cool evenings, hay rides, cotton fields being harvested and so much more! Mmmmm!! My favorite time of year!

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  18. Lavender Cottage

    It really wasn’t hard to come up with a list of 20 reasons why I love fall and after reading yours, darn, I forgot the pumpin lattes I look forward to every year.
    Thanks for hosting.

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    • Melissa

      Ha ha ha I’m finding the same thing as I’m going through the lists, so many things I forgot to mention :-) I guess that just means there is TONS to love about Fall!

      Reply
  19. Kelly

    Fall is my FAVORITE! I love crunchy leaves and fall candles! =)

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  20. Elaine

    I have to agree with everything on your list. Mm, pumpkin spice lattes! That first one of the season is oh so special.

    Great giveaway too!

    I’m off to look at everyone’s lists.

    Reply
  21. BeckyB

    I don’t know anyone who loves fall more than I do but I know I am in good company! Thanks for these great lists!

    Reply
  22. Lauren g

    Fall is my favorite season to decorate for pumpkins, leaves, so many pretty things

    Reply
  23. nest of posies

    hey melissa!

    i love your graphic! it’s perfect.
    thanks for the party, happy october!
    i always love your fall parties!

    xo
    kellie

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  24. nest of posies

    hey melissa!

    i love your graphic! it’s perfect.
    thanks for the party, happy october!
    i always love your fall parties!

    xo
    kellie

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  25. Melanie

    It’s challenging to be a fall nester having lived in Florida for the past 7 years. Now I’m living temporarily in southern California where it’s actually a little cooler and I can’t wait to wear my boots! What a lovely giveaway! I liked Susabelle Home & Gift Boutique on Facebook.

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  26. Jenna Sagen

    I love fall.. i wish i could do more nesting this year but we just moved to a new house and we are just plain “nesting” trying to get settled! Oh and doing some major projects at the same time haha..
    I love this giveaway package! That candle would be perfect to add some fall to the air at our place!

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  27. Wendy

    I love fall nesting! My palette inside is aqua, cream, and tan. Outside is traditional fall colors. Love it! :)

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  28. Jocelyn Pascall

    Great giveaway! And I love your “things” about Fall. Such a lovely little list.

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  29. Michele / Finch Rest

    What a fun linky party! This is my first Autumn blogging, so am having a blast.

    Thank you for hosting! I like your list!

    And ty for the opportunity on the giveaway! : – )

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  30. dm

    Wow, I have really enjoyed your site, just found it last week and you are truly inspirational and talented! I was forced to remodel when our frige threw a water party while away for a week ( parents 60th anniversary, ain’t that cool) so since all the wood flooring, subfloors had to go why not knock out the kitchen wall and make the porch a part of the kitchen.Whew what was I thinking but I have appreciated reading about your adventures and realize at one time or another drywall dust was mostly likely an annoying part of your life for a while. So fall nesting is getting real, purchased a bunch of pumpkins from our farmer friend today, it has rained to hard to be outside but it’s being to look a lot like fall.

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  31. Barbara

    Thank you for hosting the linky and giveaway! I am a long time fan of your site, and am anticipating Fall so much! I say anticipating because it’s been 100+ degrees here in Southern California for the last week! Have a blessed week!
    Barbara at Chase the Star

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  32. Leanne

    Thanks for hosting this fun party. I love Fall!

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  33. Erin

    Fall is my favorite season…..childhood, present and future dreams all wrapped together.

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  34. Barbara Nivens

    Yea! Fall!!! Love waking up to your contest?

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  35. Denise Streit

    I love the fragrances and colors of fall.

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  36. Bethany

    Generally I’m not a fall person–much more of a spring/summer sort of girl, but this year is coinciding with the end of my first trimester and I’m feeling better (most of the time) so I’m loving getting to all the fun things I normally do just in slightly colder weather!

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  37. Vee

    Melissa, your word art is very cool. Will you frame it and show it off in your home? I have one that I don’t like nearly so well. I’m wondering if you’d allow me to print yours off instead? Thanks so much for hosting this yearly event. It’s a fun one!

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  38. Amanda

    I’ve been a folllower of yours for quite a while and I especially enjoy all of the Autumn nesting inspiration! This is my absolute favorite time of year – the pumpkin rolls, the weather, the leaves, and it’s also the season I became a mommy. :) Happy Fall!

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  39. Mrs. H.

    Please enter me! I love fall nesting!
    Thanks,
    Mrs. H.

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  40. fitzwoman

    love the fall colors

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  41. Eligonma

    I love Fall! Thanks for the chance to enter this giveaway.

    Reply
  42. Jennifer

    I do love fall and need to get to my decorating before it slips away!

    Reply
  43. Anne Marie

    Love fall nesting especially anything pumpkin related.

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  44. Gina

    I do love Fall – wish it would hurry up and get here! I want to move the firepit out of the garage and get some cozy throws for the patio to ‘nest’ there while we toast marshmallows…

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  45. Erin Buchanan

    ~ Mmmm fall ! Sweaters, boots, mums & white pumpkins. You can’t get any better than this season. Thanks for this chance. :} ~

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  46. Judy

    loving a new type of fall nesting this year as I adjust to fall in the south. a whole different ball game then fall in the northeast.

    Reply
  47. Fairfield House

    Hi Melissa,
    Happy Autumn! My favorite season. So happy to celebrate it with you and follow your series again this year. Can’t believe it’s been 5 years!
    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  48. Ann

    Happy Fall Melissa! I’m all linked up. Thanks for a great giveaway too. ~ Ann

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  49. Jennifer

    I always look forward to this link party! It’s always inspiring to focus on such happy and positive thoughts and events in our everyday lives. Thank you for hosting once again!

    Jen

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  50. Suzanne G.

    My favortie season of all:)

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  51. Sherry Morris

    Love Nesting! This is going to be fun!

    Reply
  52. Sharon

    Even though it is still warm here in Ga, your site is getting me so”inspired” to get the fall decorating finished. Love it.

    Reply
  53. becki

    I LOVE fall. Just wish it would last longer :)

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  54. Katie

    I love fall! :)

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  55. terra

    love, love, love fall! The colors, the scents, the weather! hoodies and bon fires! love! :)

    Reply
  56. Amy B

    I love all the coziness of fall nesting! Thanks for a fun giveaway :)

    Reply
  57. Anne

    Love fall nesting! Especially in the Pacific Northwest! These fall days have been so glorious!

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  58. Lotv

    Another Fall favorite… bittersweet!

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  59. Teri S

    Ahhhh…..Autumn! The most beautiful time of year! I love the cool, crispness in the air, snuggling with my honey under a fleece blanket, the beauty in the colors of the trees against the bright blue sky, the varying sizes, shapes and colors of pumpkins and squash, slow car rides in the country to admire the hues of fall, the smell of cinnamon and nutmeg as I bake apple pie and pumpkin bread, the sound of crunching leaves as we walk on the State Park trails, and looking forward to cozying up with my family in front of the fireplace to enjoy each others presence.

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  60. Julie

    I absolutely LOVE fall…and I do hope I win :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Reply
  61. Nerina

    Love love your list Melissa, reading it makes me smile and also reminds me of goodies that I forgot to mention on my list, but, really, the list can only be so long, Fall is such a spectacular season!
    Thanks for the surprise giveaway opp, Happy Fall!!
    xOxO Nerina

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  62. sarah

    the giveaway is so sweet. what a cute collection of fall things. i am all cozied up and ready for the cooler weather with leaves and pumpkins around the house. i’m double nesting cuz baby number two comes in 5 weeks!!

    Reply
  63. maggie

    I love fall. The trees are SO beautiful right now and the air is so crisp. I gathered up my white ironstone from around the house and got the brown transferware out. Piled on the knitted and fur throws. Put rugs down on floors that have been bare all summer. Have been making pots and pots of soup. I’m a nesting fool! The hardest thing for me is hauling out the boots and giving up my flip-flops. :(
    <3 Maggie

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  64. Bettsi

    I love fall nesting and I also love those pretty giveaway items!

    Reply
  65. Tanya

    I love the leaves changing color, the excitement over pumpkin patch adventures, cider, soup, sweaters, and boots. So happy to be surrounded by so many others who love it too!

    Reply
  66. JoAnna

    Oooh..awesome giveaway! Thank you! Going to write my post now :)

    Reply
  67. Emily Gomez

    Love fall! Thanks for hosting the giveaway–lovely!

    Reply
  68. Dianntha

    I have to admit this is my favorite season. I love the smells and sounds and cooler weather! I actually started nesting early this year, I guess I was tired of all the hot weather! Dianntha

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  69. Sally

    Hi Melissa! Blessings to you today. This is the perfect day for me to catch up on the Nesting Party entries. I am really under the weather, and though I’m trying to keep up with things around the house… I also need to do a lot of resting – so I have a great opportunity to sit down and read everyone’s lists!

    Hope you’re having a great day! ~Sally

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  70. hanna

    I’m loving having pumpkins out by the front door and creating a little bit of fall to welcome me home each day.

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  71. Vickie Boyer

    Fall my absolute favorite time of the entire year.

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  72. Lisbeth

    Always one of the favorite parts of my day reading your posts-thanks for giving me things to smile about! Off to check out the nesters!

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  73. Cynthia

    What a fun fall giveaway! Thanks!

    Reply
  74. Suzan

    I love fall, my decorations have been up for a month now!

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  75. teresa

    Oh how I love fall…but I fear we will miss it here in our area…still 100 today :{
    I have been so busy lately….I need to slow down and prepare a little fall something….I did have have fall dinner….does that count?

    Reply
  76. Stacey

    Yes, I love fall! It is such a relief from the extreme summer heat and there is so much to enjoy. Love the pumpkins and mums. Thank you for offering the sweet give away. Also, thanks for this link up – it is nice to just take the time to think about the things that enrich our lives.

    Reply
  77. Dawn A

    Fall nesting is the best. I often bring the outside in for my kids to experiment, build, or craft with. The other day my husband came home to find a variety of Fall items in our living room. I heard him say under his breath, “Now why are these things here? Oh ya, creativity.” So glad my man understands me, and my love if Fall!

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  78. Lisa

    Melissa – Thanks for throwing this party. It’s my first time! So fun! I love your twenty things “list.” How did you do that? Very cool!

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  79. Cassandra Hess

    I do love fall nesting. I love the smell in the air, the colors and flavors of fall.

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  80. Laura

    I love fall! Thanks for hosting the giveaway and link party!

    Reply
  81. Mrs. C

    I love fall! I LOVE FALL!!! Ok, so now you know. {BIG GRIN}

    I haven’t been by in awhile…I’ve missed your blog. What a great day to stop by and visit, love your list!!! I am in the mood, need to order wood for bonfires, get out the hoodies and plan some majorly fun, fall, festivities for our friends!

    Fall greetings from the south-“Happy Fall Y’all!!!”

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  82. Amy

    Fall is definitely my favorite season. Being in upstate New York makes it a magical time of year. :)

    Reply
  83. Neta

    I had fun looking for beautiful, simple, and lovely things that prepare myself for Autumn. I’m Fall Nesting!

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  84. valerie

    Fall is my favorite season love the colors smells pumpkins! Thanks for a great surprise give away.

    Reply
  85. Patricia

    Fall the best time of the year, the Fair and crisp air. Oh yea can’t forget beautiful pansies and candy corn. Happy fall y’all!

    Reply
  86. Shunee

    Done! I was so tired last night I could finish…I hope it’s ok.

    Reply
  87. Candace Carr

    I love hunting for new pumpkin varieties and collecting Halloween art.

    Reply
  88. Lisa

    I love fall because it means homemade soup and bread. Now if the temperatures around here would drop below 90 degrees we could enjoy some!

    Reply
  89. Megan W.

    Melissa,
    Thanks for including those of us who don’t have a blog. I often feel like I have something to share, but because I don’t have a blog, I have no “link”. I am one of your quite fans….I look forward to your posts each day and can hardly wait to see what you have to share. Thanks for being You and sharing that gift with us!

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  90. Allison

    Love all of your 20 things..AND putting the warmer comforter on the bed, football food parties, cinnamon/pumpkin ANYthing, and the smell of fireplaces or burning leaves in the air :)

    Reply
  91. Terrilea

    i love fall…however it was 102 degrees here yesterday
    so kind of hard to embrace warm yummy soup and
    cozy fall sweaters!!

    Reply
  92. Michelle T

    I LOVE all things Fall! Great give away!!

    Reply
  93. Lorraine

    I love this blog (and fall) so much! I find myself on your website often and leave feeling happy and inspired.

    Reply
  94. Ashley

    LOVE the graphic you created with your list!I loved making my list as it made me feel so grateful and lucky!
    I giggled tho when I was reading yours and read, “Fuzzy chili and cornbread”!! ( I know it was fuzzy slippers!) but it made me laugh! ;)

    Yesterday we had the perfect fall day, rain, and leaves falling…today, skies have cleared and it is HOT out! But I like that about fall. :)

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  95. jane

    What a great giveaway! I have enjoyed decorating for fall this year more than I ever have before thanks to the wonderful bloggers like you who inspire me everyday! Thanks, Melissa

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  96. Stephanie

    Please enter me, I love fall nesting!!!

    Reply
  97. Nettie

    Just as a pregnant woman gets her house ready for her baby. Just as a bird gathers the stuff to make a warm and cozy nest. Just as a person prepares their heart for worship, and just as a mom goes shopping for winter clothes, I am preparing for the holidays. The days that radiate so many beautiful colors, and things that reflect the beauty of a creator. I love the Fall Nesting Series!

    Reply
  98. carol jane

    I love sitting by a fire with a hot something to drink, something yummy to eat, and sharing it with my wonderful family.

    Reply
  99. Mary Melber

    The colors changing on the trees, so pretty. Thanks for entering me in the giveaway.

    Reply
  100. Janine Coleman

    My husband’s favorite thing to say is, “Nothing beats the fall.” Of course for him that means NFL Sunday Ticket and the start of basketball season. But for me it means a slower pace than summer (no running around to the pool and vacation plans), and a time to reflect on our blessings, big and small. A time for thanksgiving (literally), and to enjoy time with extended family and friends.

    Reply
  101. Kristi Bailey

    I love all things fall…the smells, the colors, the food, and of course the fashion!

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  102. meghan

    love fall colors and scents! great giveaway!

    Reply
  103. Peggy Dlugos

    I love Fall because it smells so good!

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  104. Seema

    love the morning mist of fall .. especially when it touches your eyes lids!!

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  105. Jen

    We love Fall here in PA….sweet daughter’s birthday
    in 3 weeks. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Reply
  106. Tabitha

    Not much of a chill in the air yet down South, but doesn’t mean I can’t start fall nesting…

    Reply
  107. Beth

    Love the fall nesting series! I found some pine cones up in the mountains and I’m going to put them with my pumpkins that I just ordered from Bountiful Baskets on my front porch to accent it! Thanks!

    Reply
  108. Maria

    I love fall!! Thanks so much for this series! I’m really going to enjoy it. : )

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  109. Lori

    Can’t wait to carve pumpkins!

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  110. Kathy

    I enjoy this awesome site to dream about items to enjoy in my home. Fall is my favorite season as it coincides with my birthday as well as my Mom’s. I enjoy the crisp mornings, the lovely sense of change as tree leaves start to drift downward to expose their intricate architecture of branches. Squirrels do lively dances on my fence while my kitties sniff the air and glare at the squirrels for daring to be so close to their “home.” My cats are indoor only and thus have to be content with a changing whiff from the back door of new scents. Pumpkin patches mean I need to incorporate some recipes to use them for a pie or bread. That’s not twenty reasons but enough to let you know how much Fall inspires me and blesses me with high expectations of a season full of thanksgiving.

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  111. Castle Swanson

    I don’t do sun and can’t do heat…but fall is PERFECT for me, whether I get to nest or not. Got a little pumpkin display going on in the dining room, but other than that it’s busy life as normal. At least I can see the display from 3 other rooms, so my little piece of fall is there to make me smile!

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  112. Amy Murillo

    I love Fall Nesting – the very best time of year; beautiful colors, snuggly sweaters, soup simmering and the first fire of the season in the fireplace. Thanks so much for the surprise giveaway for a lucky person! Amy M.

    Reply
  113. Lesa P

    I love the colors of fall and the weather is always gorgeous!

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  114. Crystal

    I adore fall nesting :) Pumpkins, flannel, darker colors & thicker/fuzzier textures … it’s all wonderful :)

    Reply
  115. Wendi

    Usually I miss Fall nesting because Fall doesn’t come to AZ til after Christmas. So thankful to be in MI for a few weeks this year to enjoy all that Fall has to offer and decorate a bit while it is actually Fall.

    Reply
  116. Kathy

    Fall is warm and comforting–nesting!!

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  117. Marilyn

    I’m enjoying the Fall nesting, Melissa. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply
  118. Ginger

    I love fall! The beautiful aspen trees out here in Colorado, cool mornings and warm afternoons, FOOTBALL, juicy crisp apples and apple cider! And my favorite pumpkin patch!

    Reply
  119. Kate Reynolds

    Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, so I’m looking forward to this series!

    Reply
  120. Katy

    I absolutely love fall! Apples, apple crisp, pumpkin patches, falling colorful leaves…all of it!

    Reply
  121. janita

    I will be linking up soon. LOVE FALL!! Thanks for the sweet giveaway. Janita

    Reply
  122. maria

    I love love all the pumpkins and the orange everywhere
    !!

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  123. Jennifer

    I love all pumpkins and all the warm colors! Oh and nestling in by the fire and listening to it crackle!

    Reply
  124. Melissa

    Fall is my favorite time of year!!

    Reply
  125. Marie

    I love all the beautiful fall colors and the cool nights.

    Reply
  126. Kim

    Fall -what’s not to love??? Shorter days, longer nights with your sweeties by the fireplace and a pumpkin latte? YEAH!!!

    Reply
  127. Ireme

    Thank you, Melissa, for the great meme! Happy Fall!

    Reply
  128. MARY LOU

    I love fall because it is HALLOWEEN time! Ghosts and goblins, oh my!!

    Reply

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