Friday, September 23, 2011

Autumn Arrives!

Whether it is the coming rain that will drop temperatures or the fact that the football is starting, the inkling beginnings of fall are in the air. Though we may be slightly reluctant to say goodbye to laid back warm summer days, fall brings a new beginning & a chance to turn inward a little, nestle down, & nurture ourselves. Some cultures even see fall as the beginning of things, when kernels of who we will blossom into next are planted.

As the cooler weather approaches, begin the steps now to create warmth in your home & in your apparel:

Whether through candles spread throughout or a roaring fireplace, add a low glow to your home that will warm up the atmosphere during darker days.

Add warmer colors (reds, oranges, yellows) found in nature this time of year. Then pair the colors with neutrals like beiges & browns. You can even try to add natural greens & plums to your outfits for a pop of color during these cooler months.

Set out a stack of blankets, hang soft wool sweaters in a hallway for quick bundling up, & add layers to your own bed linens for burrowing down.

When bundling up to go out, do the same & add different, thicker textures like wool, leather, or wooden accessories so you can feel the warmth against your skin & add dimension to your outfits.

STOCK YOUR KITCHEN. There's nothing like comfort foods in the fall & winter. Stock glass canisters with bulk items in full view. Set out coffee service for a grab-&-drink any time of the day. Set out a cake platter of freshly-baked scones on the counter & let the aroma fill the house.

And, when the time approaches: there's nothing that says fall like pumpkins & leaves!!!

peace & love,

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