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Favorite Fall Nesting Rituals: Puttering

Favorite Fall Nesting Rituals: Puttering

So today is the first day of Fall {insert happy dancing in boots and dreams of holiday lattes!!}. It was a perfect fall day here in Seattle as I was out running errands. The leaves on the deciduous trees are starting to change and tumble among the towering evergreens and there was even a little dew on the ground this morning. The air felt fresh and the sun was warm on my face but not hot or uncomfortable. In a word, it was just…perfect. I love the fluffy mix of gray and white clouds fluttering across the vibrant blue sky right now as I look out my window. Thoughts of PUMPKIN SQUARES and HOT SPICED CIDER are starting to fill my mind.

I love to enjoy the beauty of the fall season outside and hope it will last for many more weeks, but I can’t help but get a little giddy about fall nesting inside. After nine seasons of blogging about fall, I’m sure you are well aware that this season is when my heart starts beating a little faster and all the cozy ideas start filling my head and pouring into the blog. I can’t help it!

While every year is new and fresh because no two fall seasons are exactly alike like no two fall leaves are ever identical, what remains the same is the return of those favorite fall rituals. Don’t you just LOVE fall? How could you not?

It is the familiarity of the season’s rhythms that bring a sense of comfort I look forward to in my home. Returning to the kitchen to prepare a pot roast or bake something yummy to fill the air with the delicious scents of the season (yep, even though I’m just getting to know my vintage 1950s oven!), fall nesting and tidying up the home — basically just puttering around making things cozier and comfier is my favorite activity this time of year.

I’m an introvert and a homebody so there is no one more pleased than me to be returning inside and begin puttering around the house. I might start to resemble a hermit from fall until spring, but I’ll be the happiest hermit around.

Happy fall, friends! What are your favorite fall rituals?

{Inspired By} Beautiful & Charming Kitchens

{Inspired By} Beautiful & Charming KitchensNew England Home

Fall is the time of year when we start turning inside and spending more time in the hub of the home, our kitchen! Whether it is fancy and luxurious or simple and homey, the kitchen is an important space in our home.

Right now I’m in the “observation phase” with my new kitchen. I’m learning how we live in this house and how the current kitchen functions for us. When we feel well-acquainted with our space and how we live throughout the rest of our home, we will be confident to move forward with appropriate design updates. I’ll be sharing some of my observations and inspiration for my kitchen in an upcoming post!

Here is a much over-due round up of kitchens that are both beautiful and charming, a perfect combination if you ask me! Enjoy.

{Inspired By} Beautiful & Charming Kitchens
House Beautiful

{Inspired By} Beautiful & Charming Kitchens
New England Home

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Lonny

{Inspired By} Beautiful & Charming KitchensNew England Home

{Inspired By} Beautiful & Charming Kitchens
New England Home

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