Posts Tagged ‘Autumn’

Despite my wishes otherwise, fall has arrived.

That means I’ll soon be craving pumpkin this and caramel apple that.

If you love the fall season (like I normally do), check out Savvy Autumn Entertaining. It’s full of autumn recipes, decorating ideas and party tips!

Anyway, if you are looking for some fun fall recipes, entertaining tips and party ideas, I invite you to download Savvy Autumn Entertaining.

Autumn Cover

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The weather in our little corner of the world has been gorgeous the past several days.

Perhaps that is what inspired Captain Cavedweller to kidnap me.

As in abducted…

As in forced to go…

As in dragging me off kicking and screaming (minus the kicking and screaming part)…

to the Corn Maze.

corn maze

You can see our shadows in the bottom right-hand corner of the photo. This was before one of us decided we were going to spend the rest of our natural born days stuck in the maze.

Despite my reservations about going, we went on a lovely weekend afternoon, before it was dark and the maze turns into a scary, terrorizing place to be.

We started out ambling along, enjoy the warm sunshine on our backs and the opportunity to wander through the crisp and crunchy corn stalks. Mister no-sense-of-direction led the charge which meant we backtracked approximately 14 times, arrived at six dead-ends and walked in a circle twice.

While the weather was perfect, after an hour, one member of our party of two was ready to be all done and see something besides dirt and cornstalks. Thankfully, by this point, we were close to the exit and managed to make our way back to civilization (interpret as the concession stand).

After that adventure, CC decided to go for a drive in the mountains and I have to tell you, it was beautiful. Between the dapples of light filtering through the trees and the brilliant jewel-tones of the changing leaves, our little jaunt was absolutely splendid. So was the ice cream CC fed me when we made it back to town.

So the point of my blathering this morning is that sometimes it’s a good thing to get lost in a maze and stare at the blue sky or wander down a lesser-traveled road to take in the beauty around us.

It clears the cobwebs from our minds and fires our souls.

She Who Loves Autumn

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New York City Central Park alley in the Fall.Now that autumn has officially arrived, think about hosting a Autumn Celebration.

An Autumn  party theme is a great way to celebrate the season simply.

Send out invitations shaped like fall leaves or use stationery with a pumpkin or apple theme.

Bring the colors of the season into your home using shades of crimson red, burgundy, sage and earthy greens, golden yellow, and deep orange. Use accent pillows or throws to really create that warm and cozy atmosphere we associate with fall.

(Side note: you can easily recover a pillow using a swatch of felt since the edges won’t fray. Cut a piece big enough to cover the entire pillow and glue the edges or simply connect the edges by stitching with a piece of thin ribbon.)

Decorations for your party can be something as basic as a few potted mums, bundles of wheat tied with raffia bows or a pile of mini pumpkins and squash. You don’t have to get carried away with something fancy.

Your meal can be simple as well. Make a big pot of stew or a filling casserole. Finish the meal with a pumpkin flavored dessert.

If you want the party to be a more hands-on experience, do a fun activity before the meal like apple picking or visiting a pumpkin patch.

Or host an autumn bonfire. Serve up hot dogs, potato wedges and mulled cider.

However you decide to entertain this fall, just remember to enjoy the experience and not get too wrapped up in the details.

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I Love Autumn

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