The only time I miss living in the Midwest is late summer and early fall. Growing up in Indiana, we were in sweatshirts and flannel (it was the 1990’s after all!) by the end of September. We spent the mornings and evenings with the windows open, enjoying the crisp fall air.
It’s 96 degrees on this September day in South Carolina. I can’t even think about a sweatshirt right now. It just doesn’t feel right to pull out the pumpkins and fall leaves for a few more weeks…and it’s too hot to go out in the storage building and dig them out anyway.
Yesterday I went around my house and set out a few elements that I’m hoping will coax a few of those crisp Midwest breezes my way. I started with my entryway, as I always do. Ready for the tour?
You can download the printable of Philippians 4:19 here. I love having reminders of God’s promises all over the house. I attached a clear vase to one of those candlesticks with sticky tack – I’ll let you know if it works! Fingers crossed…
I went around the kitchen and living room, pulling the turquoise and green accents and replacing them with red and yellow pieces.
Several years ago I made the pumpkin specimen art from MyBlessedLife. Last weekend I made a more September appropriate version of the project using scrapbook paper, a paper grocery bag and some crayons! This hangs by my Mini Kitchen Office and I’m really pleased with how it turned out!
If you’re ready for a change in your decor but aren’t quite ready to cover the house in orange, try adding some September elements instead!