Saturday, October 3, 2009

Adjusting the attitude...

I'm typically a spring/summer kind of gal. I love everything blooming and growing, the days getting longer, the temperatures warming up, the days getting longer, all the vibrant colors popping out all over the place and not just the flowers, and the days getting longer. Oh...did I mention....I love the days getting longer?? Yes, I seem to need light!

However, no matter what I do every year in September I can't help but notice signs of autumn approaching. I never can find that pause button that keeps the sun shining longer or the freeze button that keeps the leaves green and hanging onto their branches.

I look around and see...

the leaves that lost their fight,

the hosta that is very tired,

and the dogwood that is just giving up.

Kind of depressing if you look at it that way, huh? So, this year instead of being defeated I am trying to change my attitude! Life is flying by far too quickly to not enjoy every single season that I'm allowed to be a part. (Now...someone may need to remind of this in February!!) For now though, I have to admit I am loving fall.

I love the cooler temperatures, the colors of fall happen to be my very favorite colors, and the mere thought of the holidays approaching fills me with a bunch of warm fuzzies. Take note, I did not say I love the shorter days....because I am not "there" yet and don't know if I will ever get "there"!! But I am choosing to focus on what I do love and not dwell on the not so favorite parts.

In order to help adjust my attitude I decided to warm up the home with some fall decorations. Isn't that always a help?

Welcome! Lets check out some of my new "attitude adjusting decor".

Our foyer table has been overtaken with these adorable pumpkins of the best kind...

ones that can't rot.

This little guy smiles at me as I walk into the dining room and reminds me that I'm working on attitude.

Since I love little tin containers, I can't help but smile at this.

The summer sunflowers are taking a rest.

And I found this cute little pitcher on clearance. How could I resist adding yet another rooster into our house?

It also helps that the weather has been gorgeous on most days and has allowed me to open all the windows...which happens to be in my

top 10 list of all time favorite things to do

in my house

to make it all fresh and clean feeling!


Rona's Home Page said...

I'm working on putting up some fall decor.
Thanks for stopping by my blog on MPM day.

Rona's Home Page said...

Oh, I wanted to answer your question about Trader Joe's. Yes, we have them in Vegas but not in my neighborhood.
They're very popular in San Diego. I had many friends who shopped there all the time.

Twisted Cinderella said...

I won't be putting any fall decor this year because of my move, but I will next year. I LOVE how cozy it make a home feel.

Frizzy said...

I keep thinking THIS weekend I'll get the fall decorations up. Yet another weekend seems to be flying by and not a decoration has been changed. For now, I'll enjoy yours and pretend. Fall is my favorite season and here in N. Cal it seems it's finally arrived. Better late than never.

Mommas Soapbox said...

I love your decorations! Too Cute. I started decorating but then.....well......then life got in the way...

I plan to get right on that... I do....honest.....