Shades of the Season: An Autumn Walk

Happy Friday Friends!

I am here today sharing a few photos from around our small Michigan town!

Have you been to Michigan in the Fall? I can’t imagine anything more beautiful.

Summers are pretty great too, but Fall allows you to slow down and take in the beauty around us… which I just love!

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As we slow down in the Fall I often find myself in a more reflective mood. I have the time to think, plan and organize our life a little bit better than Summer allows.

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I am more content with taking time to just be still. Whether that be by getting up earlier than everyone else each morning and starting my day with some quiet time or even going to bed earlier each night, I allow myself the extra time to slow down.

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I feel like it is an essential part of the season.

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Doing my best to stay with the rhythm of the season is important to me and I try to incorporate it in our family in all the little ways I can.

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Getting out and enjoying the warmer days in the Fall is one of the ways we enjoy this season of the year. Letting some of the extra energy out before Winter forces us to really slow down is essential and our little guy really loves taking walks in our beautiful park.

The park has a beautiful walkway along the river. It is one of my most favorite places in town.

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What do you love about Fall?

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10 Creative Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

Happy Monday Friends!

I am here today sharing some creative inspiration for you! With just a week away from Halloween I have been gathering ideas for carving and decorating our pumpkins.

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Have I mentioned how much I love this time of year?

It is by far my most favorite time of year. Cozy blankets, crisp mornings, slower days, and the Autumn colors are just a few of the reasons why I love this season so much.

{THIS} hand painted pumpkin over at PMQ Fot Two.

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Rebecca over at Simple as That also shared some painted pumpkin ideas {HERE}

Nothing says Fall like pumpkins, but if pumpkin carving just isn't for you, not to worry! Using faux craft pumpkins as your canvas, create your own hand-painted Fall decor that can be used year after year!

She also shared {THESE} adorable woodland creature pumpkins.

These Woodland Creature No-Carve Pumpkins are the perfect way to dress up your pumpkins this fall. If you love pumpkins, but loathe carving them, this is the project for you!

{THESE} sharpie pumpkins are so sticking cute too!

DIY Sharpie Owl Pumpkins Tutorial by lil blue boo:

I love how unique {THESE} henna and wood burned pumpkins look!

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I love how pretty {THESE} gold leafed pumpkins look!

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I absolutely love everything Alisa Burke does and {THESE} pumpkins are no exception!

Lucy over at Craftberry Bush always creates beautiful things. I just love {HER} floral pumpkin!

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Such a clever and fun idea over at Alice & Lois

DIY Marbled Indigo Pumpkins

I have seen so many different decoupaged pumpkins and I just love {THESE} ones!

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Thank you for stopping by!

What are your favorite ways to decorate pumpkins?

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One Last Look At Autumn

I don’t know about where you live, but here in Northern Michigan it has quickly turned from the vibrant beautiful colors of Fall to the cold, wet, sometimes snowy weather of (Pre) Winter. It is my least favorite time of year, but I really don’t live in the right state if I am going to complain about Winter now do I?

I am still so inspired by these fall photos that I wanted to just have one last look and then I will be all about Winter & the upcoming Holiday Season!

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Are you ready to let Autumn go?

Shades of the Season

The weather has been very dreary, cold, and rainy for a few days now. Autumn is my favorite time of the year, but it always goes so quickly into Winter. I wanted to take a moment today to share some photos from a few weeks ago when we were in our Autumn prime and the skies were clear!

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Fall Journal Pages

I have always loved making collages and gathering images that inspire me from magazines. I have a file folder full of things I have cut out. I thought it was about time I start organizing some of the images and words into a visual inspiration journal. Here are some of my October pages…

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