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Autumn Delights

The hubby and I had a great 4-day weekend in Dallas.  We got to eat at a bunch of yummy restaurants (something we don't take for granted anymore living in a tiny town), see old friends, watch college football and go shopping (well I did anyway) :)

What did I purchase you ask?  Well it wasn't on purpose, but all of my purchases ended up having to do with Autumn. I first went to the beloved HomeGoods and got some new white waffle weave dishtowels with leaves embroidered on the bottom and a set of Autumn cookies cutters like these.

Next stop was Michael's where I came out with 3 white pumpkins for my dining room server that I plan use as the canvas for the letters B-O-O similar to this idea I found in Good Housekeeping last year.   When Jon was helping e get them out of the car he said "Why did we buy a bunch of albino pumpkins?"  All I could do was laugh and shake my head.  

I also came out with 2 cream porcelain ornaments that I want to use to make a personal "first Christmas" ornament. for us  I'm thinking about drawing a cartoon version of our home.  We shall see :)

After returning home with all of my new autumn, I immediately had to get out all of fall decorations I purchased at the end of the season last year - such as this wreath and "Welcome to autumn" sign.  Next to adorn the porch...pumpkins!  But I'll wait a little while for those. :)  

But you can't just have the sights of Autumn, you also needs the sounds.  And if you're looking for some great fall tunes, you must check out Andrew Belle's CD The Ladder.  The songs "The Ladder" and "Static Waves," specifically, remind me of autumn.  Something about their bouncing rhythms and beautiful banjo sounds make me picture a drive down a colorful treelined road on a crisp autumn day.  And apparently I'm not the only one who hears the albums fall-like qualities.  While reading reviews for the album, I stumbled across this one by reviewsic.com "With the same smoky and crackling qualities of a campfire, Belle's vocals come across as organic and understated in every track."  The whole album is a treat!  


Well with the weather cooling down and the decorations up, now all that's left to do is light my new pumpkin candle!  Happy fall!


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