As soon as the air turns crisp I begin to transform my home into a cozy little haven—extra throw blankets, warm scents in the air, and sweaters brought back from their attic hibernation. I run into trouble sometimes though, because much of the traditional fall décor clashes with our vibe. Enter fairytale pumpkins...
Reasons I don’t like Halloween: the ugliest color combination, loads of sweets, tacky decorations, scary versions of every kids’ show, dropping a million dollars on costumes, and on and on and on.
Yet, in recent years I’ve embraced this horrible holiday in part because it’s fun for my boys, but also because it’s a built in excuse to gather your neighborhood...
- Adam Lorenz
Fall is a season of color. Countless colors are exposed as the chlorophyll slowly fades from each leaf. As the leaves begin to fall we delight in this beauty - all of the vibrant reds, burnt oranges, yellows and browns that fill the landscape of many areas. Simultaneously, we mourn the certain winter and cold that is just around a few days or weeks away.
- Caroline Potter
Sharing a meal together is one of the most joyful and intimate of events throughout human history. Since the beginning of time, we have been coming together to feast and enjoy the bounties of our labor and the beauty of our harvest. Finger food is comfort food and creates an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality. Fall is such a beautiful season to entertain as the air cools and the leaves turn vibrant in color. Gathering around coffee tables, fireplaces or even fancy dinning room tables is a time to connect, laugh, fellowship and enjoy the many blessings we have.
- Carissa Woodwyk
It’s that time of year again when our children ride away and walk away and wave goodbye. Our hopeful and curious eyes watch them until we can’t see them anymore. And we’re left there, standing, without them.
Part of us feels relieved because we just won our 7 hours times 5 days a week back of having to meet the needs of at least one extra child. And part of us is wondering how this year will change our children in both good and hard ways. And part of us is jumping up and down, eager to have the extra time to connect with friends and the grocery store and the mall and projects, without kids. And part of us just wants to sleep for a few weeks after a busy, high energy, feeding-hungry-mouths-all-day summer. And maybe even for some, part of you is resistant to the school calendar because you deeply value pouring your whole self, your whole time, into your children and the silence and ticking clock are killing you.