Finally, we can welcome Autumn this week. I loved the cooler temperatures this past weekend! It was just the right time to show a few autumn inspired ideas for a bit of fun to lighten our lives seemed appropriate. So often now, we have to make a effort to keep our spirits up and find a way to have fun while staying home. Here are a few of my ideas, some from past projects. This little Pumpkin Leaf Candle Mat was from Autumn Jubilee 2016. Put it on the kitchen counter with a wonderful Autumn Wreath scented candle (if you like scented candles) or a ceramic pumpkin (if you don’t).
Eat your lunch on a pumpkin plate everyday.
Dig out your Autumn Wreath and hang it up.
Retail therapy is fun too, this cute sign was 40% off at Hobby Lobby. I didn’t find the buttons I wanted, but this was calling to me as I strolled around a bit. I haven’t done that in a long time.
Make an Autumn Valence for your kitchen window. I planned to make Christmas and Springtime valences too, but I love this one so much it stays up year round.
Remember my Pine Cone Ring project? Put a glass in the middle and fill with water.
Then add some lovely hydrangea blooms, and flank with autumn color candles. This is now on our guest bathroom counter. The neat thing is that when the flowers dry out, they will look just as nice.
Take an autumn quilt to your next driveway lunch and chat. I took Pumpkin Star from Autumn Jubilee 2018 to a safely social lunch with friends. Show and Tell doesn’t have to be recently made!
Bake some Pumpkin Cake Donuts.
Click on my post Being the Great Pumpkin to see how to lift the spirits of your neighbors or friends this year. Now more than ever we need to keep those connections and have some fun, when we cannot do costume parties. My Sweet Babboo and I had our costumes all planned, but will have to wait until next year. Make up gift bags with some pumpkin donuts, a Halloween goodie and a fun card.
Or make a Pumpkin Toffee Dump Cake. Layers of yum!!!
I know this one won’t be possible for most of you, but it makes me laugh every time we leave the house. Our neighbor has some Briar Goats (also called Bush Goats or Spanish Goats in other parts of the country). The neighbors move their pen from time to time and the goats are eating the underbrush. Recently they moved them next to our one lane road, so we began to stop and chat. My Sweet Babboo will ask them what they think. The brown one is more vocal than the white, and he usually answers “Meh-eh-eh-eh-eh-eh!!” Don’t ask me to translate.
Last time the white one said “Meh-eh-eh-eh-eh”. I assume all is well.
Only in the country, LOL!!!
What are you doing for fun?