Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Capturing Autumn's Glow



There are so many things to delight in during the autumn season, and so much to celebrate! The colors alone can be breathtaking with such vibrancy and beauty it almost makes you breathless. Then there's the food and the festivals and the clothing accessories! Love. I just love it all! Sooo I thought it might be fun to share some of the small and large ways that we can bring the glow of Autumn into our hearts and lives (and tummies!) this season.

ANYWAY, I've already shared my family's bucket list (which you can read here), but I thought it would be fun to get a little more specific about the small ways we can celebrate autumn each day. For my home, I want to bring a touch of autumn's glow into each day of the season. One of my goals as a mama is to create a sense of celebration in the hearts of my little ones. I want them to grow up knowing that there is always room for a thankful heart and a warm smile, and I want them to seek out opportunities to delight in life and this crazy story our Jesus has called us to be a part of. Sometimes this is shown in big ways and mountaintop experiences, but oftentimes I find that cultivating hearts of joy, thankfulness, and delight are done one simple day at a time as we live with intentionality. 


September
  •  Apple Picking                     
  •  Apple Art Projects
  •  Apple Cider
  •  Applesauce
  •  Caramel Apples
  •  Smores by the fire
  •  Leaf collecting
  •  Leaf project
  •  Welcome fall banner
  •  Last picnic of the year
  •  Nature walk
  • Decorate front porch
October
  • Have a "Welcome Fall" party
  • Leaf rubbing projects
  • Make a scarecrow for your front yard
  • Go to a football game 
  • Make homemade soup
  • Have a pumpkin pie latte 
  • Visit pumpkin patch
  • Call a friend or relative you haven't talked to in a while "just because"
  • Buy or make fall-scented candles
  • Make or find Holloween costumes
  • Carve and/or paint pumpkins
  • Trick or Treating (or Trunk-or-Treat if you'd rather!)
November
  • Host a football party at your house
  • Volunteer as a family
  • Make a hearty Chili & Potatoes dinner 
  • Do something nice for somebody just because 
  • Take annual family pictures (who doesn't look good with a backdrop of  autumn leaves!?)
  • Send out annual family cards for Thanksgiving instead of Christmas 
  • Build a fort 
  • Bake pumpkin bread
  • Have a family board game night
  • Make pumpkin bread 
  • Family movie night (watch Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving or Free Birds)
  • Create a thankfulness tree
  • Thanksgiving 
This week I am linking up with Grammie Time, Women with Intention, Simple Moments Stick & Pat & Candy

11 comments:

  1. I like how you send Thanksgiving cards instead of Christmas cards. That is certainly food for thought. Some great memory makers here Summer.

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    1. Thank you Michelle! And thanks for sharing this post on Tuesday Talk! (http://www.grammietime2.blogspot.com/2015/09/tuesday-talk-39.html)

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  2. Thoughtful yet simple ideas that everyone can enjoy. I like that. Found you over at #TuesTalk

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    1. So glad you did! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  3. Thoughtful yet simple ideas that everyone can enjoy. I like that. Found you over at #TuesTalk

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  4. Fall is full of so many wonderful things! Looks like you have some great stuff planned for each month. I hope you have a great autumn!

    Alexis @ www.chemistrycachet.com

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  5. Oh my goodness, your kids are getting so big!!!! <3<3<3

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  6. I am going to feature this post on next week's Tuesday Talk Summer for my continuation of Fall/Pumpkin theme. Thanks for linking it. I see you received some comment love from a few of our regulars. Yeah!!

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  7. Can I come and stay with you for Fall!!! :) #FaithAndFellowship

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    1. Hahaha, absolutely! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  8. Love these ideas! Wish we had apple picking available in our area :)

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