3 quick things i’m doing to get in the mood for fall

September 30, 2014

This post has been sponsored, but as always (for good or bad) all the content is my own.

I am so excited that it’s almost October. Except for the fact that it’s crazy how fast this year has gone by, I’m pretty happy that the summer is really truly behind us. October is when we usually get our first real cool front. October is our wedding anniversary (six years on Friday). October kicks off the holiday season which I love. The traditions, the rituals, the anticipation, the fact that most of it centers around the home…it’s all designed to make me happy. Me personally. It’s like with Lorelai and snow…and if you know what I’m talking about you know what I mean, and also I love you.

The point is, I’m really trying to maximize my enjoyment of the seasons and especially fall. Because as much as I love the holidays, I don’t like being cold so I’m not particularly welcoming the arrival of winter. But because I’m a working mom with a million personal projects on my brain, I’m starting with these few easy ways to get in the mood. Then if I find myself with some extra time and inspiration I might take on another seasonal project – but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

Here are the three things I’m doing now, and because of the awesome blogger that I am I even alliterated them.

getting in the mood for fall - scarves

Scarves & shoes

So many people love fall fashion, right? I know I do, because of the coziness factor. In reality, though, I’m still wearing my summer capsule wardrobe 95% of the time because it’s still so hot here. I’m also not sure that I’ll have the funds to put together a full autumn capsule wardrobe this year. In the meantime I find that lightweight scarves turn my summer outfits into fall-ish with hardly any effort. Now I need to collect a few more!

The same idea applies to shoes. I’ve started swapping out my Tevas for my Toms, and my sandals for my moccasins. Not a big deal, but still makes a difference.

getting in the mood for fall - decor

Switch out decor

Alright let’s not get crazy here. I don’t have a ton of fall decorations, although I’m trying to add a little each year. For me this is going to look like framing the above cross stitch sampler to hang, putting up a pine cone garland and making small changes to the mantel, and maybe even finally getting some throw pillows for our couch.

getting in the mood for fall - scent


The last thing is probably the best and easiest, and it’s just to make the house smell super good all the time. I always forget how much I love candles until I light one again and then I’m immediately happier. Next time you’re in the air care aisle grab a $5 candle and treat yourself.

I’m also a fan of the regular old plug-ins. Using them means the house will smell good when I walk in from being gone all day. They are also strong enough to fill our whole living room, and I don’t have to worry about the open flame issue.

So that’s my plan, what’s yours?

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Comments on 3 quick things i’m doing to get in the mood for fall

  1. 1

    From alisa beth:

    You are such a super crafter! I love following along on your crafty pursuits and remember when we you were working on that autumn sampler. It’s so lovely!!

  2. 2

    From Kathleen:

    Thank you! I can’t wait to see it framed, but it’s square so I’ll probably have to order one which is annoying.

  3. 3

    From Sarah @ Beauty School Dropout:

    I love your fall cross-stitch! I did a wintery alphabet sampler once, but I gave it away as a gift. All my good embroidery pieces have been gifted… =(
    It is still really warm out — warmer than normal, right? I’ve mostly got my fall capsule figured out (although I need a dress and a couple more shirts, but don’t really have the money to go shopping) but I haven’t worn it much yet.
    I wish I could burn candles more — my husband hates scented things, though, and the previous owners of our new house were a bit addicted to plug-ins (to cover up the smell of their 4 dogs) so now our house has a permanent odor that I hate to add to. I’m just trying to get it to smell like NOTHING.

  4. 4

    From Kathleen:

    I’ve never given a stitching piece as a gift, does that make me selfish? Haha. It’s a great idea – I’ve never been able to plan that far in advance to get it done in time though!

    My father-in-law is like your husband with scents. In fact I can’t even buy my MIL gifts of anything scented because she can’t use/wear them because of him. I think my husband might be slightly like that too, but he puts up with it. :)

  5. 5

    From Nora:

    I know exactly which episode you are talking about with Lorelai and the snow. Oh, how I love that show.

    I broke out the fall candles just the other day (helps I received a few for my birthday!) and put my candy corn wreath that I made last year on our front door. It looks a little small but I still love it.

    I’m in the slow process of switching the clothes over from summer to fall; it’s still fairly warm here (mid-80s each day) so not quite ready for sweaters and all of that but I have my scarves on call and ready to go!

  6. 6

    From Kathleen:

    I knew you were my kind of person! :)

    I remember you took that wreath class, right? I think I want to do something like that! I have a sad-looking winter wreath but that’s it. I’d love to have one for every season!

  7. 7

    From Akaleistar:

    I do love that fall means wearing layers!

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    From Holly:

    I used to be like Lorelei with snow, but then I moved to Edmonton. I still love the snow but with snow comes bitter cold, of which I am not such a big fan. How cold does it get in winter in Texas? To prepare for fall here I just ordered a pair of snow boots :)

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    From Becca Hoelscher:

    I love you, too!

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