Friday, September 9, 2011

Fall is "Bustin'" Out All Over

friday favorite things | finding joy

What a beautiful week it has been!  Cooler temperatures and the feeling of fall have lightened my heavy heart. I love the change of the seasons, especially the fall and the spring.  They are my favorites!

I always enjoy doing a little decorating inside and out and this week found me doing just that.  I like for our front and back door to have a warm and inviting look and I thought these pretty sunflowers achieved that.

Front door
Back door

 I do small touches inside in the kitchen and some type of table scape on the dining table.  I use to do a whole lot more, but have found as I get older that "less is more." ~smile~ And, the truth of the matter is, the less I put out the less I have to put up.  It's a whole lot more fun to decorate than take down and put up. ~grin~

The kitchen island
The kitchen table

The dining table
 I try to do my fall decorating to cover through Thanksgiving.  I use to do some Halloween decorating and then Thanksgiving, but that is more work than I want to go to, so now it's "killing two birds with one stone."  Oh, my, guess that really makes me sound old.  Well, we just won't touch that right now.

I did this post ahead of time because Hubby and I are in Dodge City today visiting our daughter and her family.  You know, Clancy's Momma. ~smile~ We arrived yesterday and will be here until Tuesday.  We have not seen them since the first of June so we are glad to be here.  We will celebrate Clancy's 3rd birthday this weekend.  It will be a little early, but he'll never know the difference in this weekend and Oct. 2nd. Seems it was just yesterday that we were celebrating his birth.

Oct. 2, 2008 I became a CiCi
 I'm linking up with my two favorite Rachel's today. One at Home Sanctuary  and one at Finding Joy.  Go check them out! I promise you will not be disappointed!

Autumn is a second spring where every flower is a leaf.
Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. Beautiful fall decorations! Fall is truly a favorite. I always joke that my house looks the best in the fall landscape -- it's a dark hazelnut color with a rusty red door. Looks great with all those fall colors.

    I think I need to hire you to come up here and add the fall decor. :) I'd get you some coffee or tea.

    Thanks for linking up sweet friend.


  2. Beautiful decorating, Lea! You inspired me! Enjoy your trip!

  3. Ok, you've tipped me over the edge! lol... I posted about trying to wait to decorate for Fall, but your gorgeous decorations have convinced me not to wait! It all looks wonderful!! Have a great ie with your gandson!

  4. Your decorations look beautiful. I agree with decorating in a way that it will be up until Thanksgiving. I love that square wreath on the front door. Have a wonderful visit ~ enjoy!

  5. Love your decorations. I too start early in September so I can enjoy it longer and leave it all up through Thanksgiving. Enjoy your visit with family.

  6. I can hear some joy in your voice, what with the change of season and getting to see your Clancy and his Momma. You've been needing the grace of refreshment lately. The house decorations look very appealing.

  7. Your Fall decorations are perfect. I especially love the front door arrangements...soo pretty. I am with you...the less I do the happier I am. I just have a few touches here and there and I love them and they do all the way through Thanksgiving so I then change them up for Christmas. ENJOY your trip...sounds fun.

  8. What lovely fall decorations. I have to confess that I don't have a lot of fall decorations, and I think I need to change that! ;-)

  9. Love fall =)
    Favorite memories... long walks with my soon-to-be-hubby and crunching the leaves.

    Enjoy your time with Clancy! (and his folks) ~ ♥ ~

  10. Great decorations as usual Lea! I just can't bring myself to decorate for Fall until August. It doesn't even seem like Fall here until the end of October or beginning of November, and then we have a very short Fall before winter arrives. I did buy my first Fall scented candle of the season though, and that is putting me in the mood!

  11. I love your decorations!! We are having our "Indian summer" over here, but the temps have gone up....not as hot as everywhere else that was hot this summer, but hot enough for me. We are expecting mid90 temps on our upcoming trip. Happy birthday to the little guy!

  12. What beautiful fall touches! I get very homesick this time of year. Our "fall" is just way too hot. This weekend I will take down all of the patriotic decorations and try to get into the fall spirit.

    I hope you're enjoying all of that time with your sweet Clancy. He's a lucky little boy!


  13. I love your island...I need to autumn-ize mine : ) I still feel like its no longer summer but not quite fall. Maybe this weekend.

  14. Just thinking about digging out the fall decor makes me tired. If I procrastinate long enough, it'll be Christmas!

  15. How beautiful your home looks all decorated for fall. You are quite creative and have a flair for design, it seems. :)

    So your Clancy is turning three! That is the age of the children in my preschool class. I love that age as they are still wanting to be cuddled and hugged. And yet they are little sponges, eager to learn. I love to see the light come on in their eyes when they finally get something (they learned). Enjoy your special time. They grow up all too quickly!

    Blessings and love,

  16. i know you must've had a wonderfully sweet weekend with your boy! so happy for you!!! and thank you for giving my eyes a sight of fall. love it! you are a decorista!!!

  17. How beautiful....too hot here still, so going to wait awhile

    Enjoy your visit...may it be refreshing and full of joy


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