Five on Friday: fall feelings
one.After basically an entire summer of zero rain, it's like BAM it's back! And Fall is here! We've been experiencing much cooler temps, gray skies and rainy days since this past weekend and I don't hate it. I love having the windows open and feeling that crisp breeze blowing through the house.
Considering where we live, it's crazy that Hunley has seen very little rain in his short life and is totally confused by it. I'm really thankful it was sunny and dry for most of his house training but...you better get used to the drizzle my little Pacific Northwest puppy...
The sudden shift in weather has totally got me in the pumpkin mood. Is it too early to start decorating?? Our red, white and blue wreath seems out of place now but my Trick or Treat sign seems a little premature. I think I need just a simple fall wreath for the interim. Here's my inspiration. I've started picking up pine cones on my walks with Hunley.
I walked into the grocery store the other day and was about knocked down by the unmistakable scent of cinnamon broom. Gosh I love that!! It's a sure sign that fall is upon us and I felt totally justified in purchasing 5 velvet pumpkins. I have been eyeing these for a long time and could only find really expensive ones. If you want to splurge these gorgeous ones have actual real pumpkin stems! But I found a bunch of knock off ones at Marshalls and Safeway for under $15, so go crazy!! I sure did!
I'm going to have to get back out the cooler weather clothes soon which seems ridiculous because I just packed them up in June... which was yesterday. Plus I barely got to wear any of my favorite summer dresses this year because this isn't South Carolina and people don't dress up and it's just wasn't ever that hot here. But I am looking forward to wearing boots again. I think I need a couple new pairs...
It's my 5th homecoming reunion this fall. I cannot believe it! I have been out of college longer than I was in college and yet those years still loom large in my mind. It feels like just yesterday we were freshmen. The stories are still fresh, and the friendships even stronger. I went my first and second year out of college but I haven't been back for homecoming since. Maybe this is the year.