Happy Sunday, all! Welcome to Sunday Mornings at Home…a lifestyle post of this and that.
Today let’s call Sunday Mornings at Home…Fall is in the air!
Even in south Texas…fall is in the air. I have to laugh that we get so excited over temps dropping to the low 90s!
But, I think we lived so long in triple digit heat that this is amazing. Mornings have actually felt cool this past week and raindrops did fall.
So, since fall is in the air, allow me to show you how I began to celebrate it further this week.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: LITTLE TOUCHES OF FALL
This week I added more little touches of fall.
For morning errands, I began to wear a light weight blazer with my jeans, and loved adding my gold rhinestone brooch.
I think it is great that all ages of women seem to love brooches. In the past, it was considered an accessory for older women…now even 20-somethings like to add several brooches to a look.
But, it is this mirror that I really want to discuss on Sunday mornings at home…because it fits alongside the Friday Post, 4 WAYS TO COMBAT INVISIBILITY AFTER RETIREMENT.
I have been looking for a long time for what I wanted to put on this wall to upgrade the look of our entry way.
When I saw this mirror at Magnolia, the Archer Metal Framed Mirror, I immediately thought it would work for what I desired to accomplish with this wall.
I liked it, but Mr. B did not …his reason?…”I don’t want to see that much of me?” He confessed that as he ages he is beginning to hate mirrors.
I understand. I have been there. But, finally reached a point where I saw the danger of looking into mirrors with negativity and the mental games it takes me into that are not healthy.
So now, I look into this mirror and ask if my outfit communicates my messages…and then go out with a smile.
I am looking forward to Christmas lights reflecting in this mirror…this little touch brings me joy and I hope some day it will for him as well.
Don’t give the mirror the power to ruin your life.
(And yes, that is my one gold pumpkin!)
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: FALL IN THE KITCHEN
Since fall is in the air, it is definitely in my kitchen.
Last year, I decided to start making my own pumpkin spice concoction…especially, since I cook often with pumpkin.
This year, I am trying a different recipe because I like the addition of the black pepper to it…it really makes great flavor.
This is so easy…3 tablespoons of cinnamon ( I like the intensity of Saigon Cinnamon); 2 teaspoons ground ginger; 1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg; 1 teaspoon cloves; 1 teaspoon allspice; and….
A pinch of black pepper.
The actual recipe is HOMEMADE PUMPKIN PIE SPICE.
Pumpkin scones are in my future.
Mr. B was gone for eight days to England, so I gave myself a challenge to only eat what was on hand either in the pantry or refrigerator
It was a fun challenge and I was able to get pretty creative. But this picture is a simple one.
I take a can of pinto beans and add FIESTA PINTO BEAN SEASONING…which is so good and makes a huge difference in pinto beans.
I took a cornbread mix and added some chopped Hatch chilis and a dash of shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: FALL DECOR COMPLETE
I completed decorating my home for fall and it feels so cozy and warm. Love it!
In the middle of these pumpkins, I have been adding a pile of acorns I gather on neighborhood walks.
Love combining the faux outdoors with the real outdoors.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: FALL OUT THE DOOR
That hint of fall in the air got me out and about in many ways this week.
I discovered this colorful leaf on my walk with Tux…it just shown in the grass.
And on one of those walks, I heard hoofbeats behind us…and a doe came running by.
I think she was enjoying the hint of fall as well.
Then I headed over to a nearby nursery and purchased a few plants.
It has been awhile that I was motivated to get outside and plant something…because now I know It will live for awhile.
I also decorated our upstairs balcony…because it is time to enjoy again.
That balcony does receive full sun in the afternoons, so these three plants are fake…but they look good.
Most of you know that fall and Christmas time are my favorite times of the year…loving it all.
Speaking of Christmas, the new gingerbread collection at Pottery Barn is sooooo cute and fun.
Let’s end today with more fun…a few seasonal brooches I found online in a slideshow…little touches of fall…
We are celebrating with family at lunch today. Celebrating Mr. B’s big trail run in England…quite an accomplishment…hope your day is also full of joy!
I have so much fashion fun for you this week…hope you join along…thanks for being here for Sunday Mornings at Home….
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By Pamela Lutrell
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