Letting Fall In

The Spirit of Productivity has been calling to me.  Last week I was tasked with watching Spot while Mom and Dad were out-of-town, so house projects fell by the wayside.

The evidence.

MAJOR varmint.

Just in case you’re thinking to yourself, Wow, that cat is totally larger than a normal house cat.  Let me put you at ease.  Because I’m not using the zoom feature on my camera here.

Spot is the size of a small male Bobcat.  So when we say that he’s big-boned, it’s not because we’re trying to preserve his body image, it’s because HE JUST IS.

Cats aside, this week I got back on the wagon.

Since I wrapped up our final basil harvest a couple of weeks ago, the situation on our deck has been tragic.  Logically, I should have pulled out the plants when I stripped them, but for some reason that part of the process eluded me.  So for the past two weeks, the spindly, leafless, brown plant stalks have been haunting the deck like dark spectres of their former selves.

Between those and the dead snapdragons in front of the house, we were living in a world of hurt.

A la The Fall Five, I couldn’t help but noticing that at Cub they were hawking mums at 3 for $10.  I grabbed two for our front step.  Apparently they’re purple.  Since they haven’t bloomed yet, I’ll believe it when I see it.

But if you give a mouse a cookie, then he will need a glass of milk.  It should come as no surprise that now I need to source some gourds and some corn.  Or possibly a wreath of fall leaves.  Naturally I’ll post some snaps once the remainder of the decor comes in and/or the mums begin to bloom.

More superficially, my first Missoni cardigan arrived yesterday.  I think it was kismet, because I’ve been in some serious need of coziness.

I find that I’ve been accidentally wearing quite a bit of blue lately, thanks to flash sales where I only have seconds to make a decision.  I think it works for me?

I think it’s just 11/10.  Do you love it?

Me too.

So let’s all pray that remainder of my order does make it out of that Warehouse In The Sky by the now predicted mid-October  and into my closet.  While I no longer feel the urge to sleep with one eye open, I’ll probably sleep with one eye half-open.

Constant Vigilance is key.

What do you do to decorate for fall?

Are you a warm color palette person or a cool color palette person?

11 responses to “Letting Fall In

  1. Love the blue! Definitely think it suits you.

    When I’m not in school, I have all sorts of fake pumpkins, a nice oranges-and-reds berry wreath for the front door, plus lots of Halloween decorations. While I’m in school (for the last year!!!), it’s mostly an eclectic mix of textbooks, random papers, and piles of mail. Oh wait, that’s just plain ol’ clutter. *sigh* Miss decorating with the seasons. Didn’t even put up a Christmas tree last year!

  2. I love that sweater! So cute. I think the blue looks great on you. Ugh, decorating for fall…hopefully soon! It seems like the weather goes hot hot hot hot COLD! So better get going, I suppose!

  3. $5 says you took the Missoni pick before we met up for dinner 😉

  4. I am lusting over that shade of blue! And no fall decorations for me, I get more excited around Christmas when I’m able to put up white, twinkly lights 🙂

  5. I decorate with my bitterness and constant complaining of my deep, burning hatred for cold weather. Pretty, right?

  6. That looks so cozy! I love brighter colors, just because it feels like everyone is always wearing cool colors around here. Mostly blacks and blues can bring a gal down! Still, I have a ton of blue articles of clothing.

  7. Definitely an 11/10 – I love it! I’m still bitter I didn’t know about the Missoni blow out at Target. Where was I?

    I am a warm color palette person I think. I don’t know…my style is a mystery to even me!

  8. I bought an apple-cinnamon/holy bush air freshener. Yep, that’s my fall “decor”. Voila!

  9. The blue does work for you. I am not much of a fall decorator myself, if only for lack of time.

    Welcome fall!

  10. That sweater is hot!
    I don’t know warm or cool, but I am in love with jewel tones. Blues, greens, purples.
    I love to decorate seasonally, but it’s usually more holidays. So like pumpkins and gourds, but only in October. I’m a purist.

  11. LOVE the cardigan! The blue suits you, and makes me envious that I was The Last To Know that blue was an option. I tend to go for a natural approach to fall decorating with foundlings from the yard (pine cones, twigs, leaves in mason jars) and with whatever varieties of fall squash I pick up at the store–until I eat them.

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