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August 26, 2007



I'm there with you...100%! I can't wait for fall!!! It is my absolutely favorite time of year---the weather, the leaves, the decorations, the smell in the air...well, I could go on. I was eyeing a few Halloween-y decorations at HomeGoods last week...I think that I'll have to get them.


I just happened upon your blog. It's so beautiful. I so admire your decorating. I can't wait for Fall either and have started purchasing fall decor. Blessings.


I think we are all ready for fall. it is so hot in Mississippi.I always wondered when was the right time to put out fall? i guess you answered that for me. The bread looked awsome!


I am with you on the fall is my all time favorite season and time of year...everything about it is good to me...the smells, the weather, the celebrations, the colors, AND the FOOD!! Another thing I loved about your post...besides the fact that you actually baked pumpkin bread mouth is still watering...but I was amazed at how wonderfully clean your loaf pans were (isn't that odd of me)...I think I need to buy new ones...I could have never posted mine the way they look...but you have to remember I've been married 30+ years...and I think I've never replaced my first set...hmmmm....maybe they're antiques!! Loved your everyday...


Jodi W

A-ha! I see Cutco knives in the first pic. LOL...nightmare summer job flashback there. the pumpkin bread looks GREAT - can't wait to try it.

paula luckhurst

It looks so good. I must try this recipe.


You can alomost smell the baking over here!!!
I am with you though, I love the changing seasons.

Sarah x


Hi Allison! I love your photos! The crow and the ribbons are great! Autumn and Winter are my favourite seasons! I love wrapping up in scarves and jumpers and hats (especially Cath Kidston ones..)! I've never had Pumpkin pie, it's not popular over here, but I'm going to try out your recipe (maybe when our kitchen is finally completed...)
I do the same thing as you-I love dragging out my favourite old magazines, and browsing through them..I even keep all my Cath Kidston back catalogues!
I don't think I got your last email, I'll check, but at first I had the Spam delete settings on my email account wrong, and lots of genuine emails were being deleted before I had a chance to read them! All because of that unsolicited junk mail!!!
Have a lovely weekend, I'll email you soon,
Sophie xx


What a great post, I'm with you all the way here, autumn is my favourite season and August is my least favourite month of the year. All those word pictures of the marvellous earthy autumn colours has made me feel really excited - not long to go now:) And I shall be spending a couple of weeks in New England at the end of September so shall have access to all the great decorations that the US has - not much is available in UK unfortunately. Must bring back bags of Halloween candy:)


I totally agree! Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. I love any month that ends in "ember"!! I am totally going to Michael's tomorrow to scoop up a few things as well. You inspired me! Have fun and save a slice of that pumpkin bread for me!


Just love your blog! I am also longing for crisp fall days,school buses,pumpkins and the yummy smell of pumpkin bread.


We've only had one Aug. day under 90 degrees - and that was 89!! I am so redy for Fall too and you made me want pumpkin bread so badly - will try your recipe soon, looks great Kim.
Yes, the Fall/Halloween "stuff" is on the shelves and it's all so cute again this year, makes me want to buy even though I promised myself no more! I won't be back from England until a few days before Halloween so perhaps I can contain myself this year!

Here's to hats, jackets, boots, clogs and socks, plaids and fleece - lovely!

Brenda@Coffee Tea Books and Me

I am with you! September 1st each year is my time to head for the garage and pull out my two boxes of autumn decorations. Since I have PLENTY of Christmas items, I began a few years ago to add at least one autumn decoration rather than purchase anymore Christmas (unless I come across something at a garage sale or thrift store just too good to pass up).

I found out Starbucks will begin selling Pumpkin Spice Lattes tomorrow. Now THAT is a sign of autumn! :)

Penny - Mosaic Artist from Lavender Hill Studio

I love fall also. We live in the Smoky Mountains in NC and fall is beautiful here. Sadly, we had a late Easter freeze here this year and our states apple crops really suffered. We have a favorite orchard we go to a few miles from my house. They won't have the early apples, but will have some of the apples that ripen in Oct and Nov.

Now I have to go try that pumpkin bread!


that's funny...I am munching on some pumpkin bread as I read your blog! I made it this weekend, my favorite! the leaves are starting to turn on my maple trees and they are fallng already!Fall is the best, it goes way to fast!


Good for you! I think that September 1st is the starting gate for all things fall... and I'm headed to Michael's as soon as I get off work. I had no idea they carred Martha Stewart Halloween decorations! I'm so excited.


Hey there! I am a new fan of your blog. I love fall too and have been ready for it since spring! The summers are not kind to us way down south and the heat has been unbearable this year!
Pumpkin bread is another favorite of mine! Your's looks so good! Makes me want to bake some too!
We don't really do halloween, but I am with you about everything else. I too love plaids, fall scents, colors, cooking, etc.
Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!


The pumpkin bread looks wonderful.


I am counting down to Sept. 1 myself so I just had to giggle when I read your post. I guess we are all ready :) Thanks for the pumpkin bread recipie - I may just have to make this today to calm my fall cravings!

Happy Monday,


I kind of agree with you. I really hate to see summer go but like you, the colorless flower plants do begin to get to me and I want to plant mums!


I am sooo with you on that Fall thing. I have Sept 1 already set aside for decorating. (Check my blog)
I can almost smell that pumpkin bread. Yummy, I am going to bake some too!!
Love your new decorations.
I can't wait!


I'm with you...ready for autumn, my favorite season! Frankly, I think summer and winter last waaaay toooo long! I want to wear long sleeves and velveteen and corduroy! I want to make pumpkin pancakes! I want a candy apple! And a caramel apple!
Yep, I'm ready, too!


I'm with you - ready for fall! I make myself wait for fall decorations until October 1st. From September 1st until then I make subtle changes and all signs of summer slowly disappear. I feature sunflowers and late summer/early fall things. The reason I wait until October is so I can leave much of it up through Thanksgiving. The day after Halloween I swap out some things - leaving most of the fall things up - with pilgrims and turkeys and things most definitely Thanksgiving and harvest. I'm ready for cool days and nights but we've not had it bad here in my part of the world. ~Adrienne~


Oh I know how you feel, Autumn and halloween are my fav time of year. I wait all year for fall to begin! The moment the leaves fall and the weather changes that's me all set for fall/halloween decorating..... I'll probably start decorating middle of September, although I have 'Pumpkin Pie' Yankee candle out now! Its been so windy, and dull at times it just feels right.......
Priscilla x


I think around here it will be an early Fall. I also make pumpkin bread..usually during winter. I put vanilla pudding mix in mine and it makes it sooo moist. Love all your finds! Will have to hit Michaels soon. xoxo, cherry

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