Hello friends! It feels like FOREVER since we’ve met here! I took some much needed time off for the summer and enjoyed making precious memories with my family. My kids are back in school now and my thoughts are turning towards the changing season. But while I may have a little bit more time to myself, I still feel like I’m juggling a lot all at once. And that’s why some five minute fall decorating is about all I’m up for these days!
Good morning At the Picket Fence friends! Julie, here from redheadcandecorate.com. Before we get started today I would like to extend an invitation to you to subscribe to our free newsletter. I’m now offering our 12 page “Cottages & Bungalows Fall Home Tour” as a free gift when you sign up.
Now lets get to the fun part…Do you remember that show “Starsky & Hutch” that aired in the 1970’s? I was around 5 when it was popular and I remember having a crush on “Hutch”. Oh, he was so handsome, and brave, wasn’t he? It’s funny because now I am way older than he was in the show. Wait, maybe that’s not so funny.
So, why bring up Hutch , you ask? Well, because I have a crush on another “hutch” only this one lives in my house. I’m referring to our built-in hutch in our kitchen. It’s one of the reasons we fell in love with this house and it has never looked better. So, I thought this would be a great time to tell you all about “Hutch” and all he’s been through.
Here’s how it looked when we moved in…
Hello and welcome friends! I’m so happy to have you here. My door is open and I’d love for you to come inside and take a look around because fall has definitely arrived at our home.
Recently I’ve realized something very important about pumpkin flavored things.
People either love them or hate them. There seems to be no in-between here. And every year around this time battles are waged in the war between the pumpkin flavor lovers and the pumpkin flavor haters.
Social media is flooded with the intense opinions of both sides of this issue. Some people wildly cheering for the arrival of pumpkin spice lattes while others bemoaning the fact that they are slammed from all sides with pumpkin this and pumpkin that.
There is nowhere quite as important to a teenage girl as the mall. Not only is it the place to see and be seen, but it’s also where all of one’s fashion dreams can come true. In my day, Wet Seal was THE store. I just knew that if I could get my clothes there then any awkwardness I was facing in those tenuous years would instantly fade away.
I would walk through the door and I would be overwhelmed by the utter stylishness of it all. From stirrup pants to acid washed jeans with zippered ankles and cut off sweatshirts. It was all I could do to stay focused.
Cue my mom.
Hi, it’s Julie, from redheadcandecorate.com! You know, as a little girl growing up in New York State, Fall was all about Halloween. I remember tons of curled leaves on the sidewalks as I scooted through the neighborhood in my cat costume collecting candy in my pillowcase. I’m not even sure if I noticed the colorful foliage before the leaves shed, but I do remember having a plan to rake the entire yard by myself. I remember raking so long that blisters developed on my little hands, and my dreams of mile high piles to jump in quickly turned to thoughts of, “Maybe I should go watch the Brady Bunch and try again later” thoughts.
My husband and I have recently discovered the miracle that is Netflix. Yes, we are slow to integrate new things into our home. Don’t judge. So far we have finished the first season of Blacklist (the 2nd season just premiered!!!) and last week we finished watching the first season of 24.
I’m not exaggerating when I say that I really wanted to throw a pillow across the room when we finally made it to the last episode of 24. If you haven’t watched it just know that if you feel like throwing a pillow across the room you wouldn’t be the only one. 😉
Can I confess something to you my friends? Sometimes I just want to stick one pumpkin on one shelf in one room of my house and declare that I’ve decorated my house for fall.
Between working against the book deadlines, running the business that is this blog, getting kids back to school and all of the general craziness of life, it was definitely tempting to do that.