September 23, 2016

Weekly Wrap Up

Here we are at the cusp of the weekend again. Time to look back at the week that was here in our country home. But first. Drumroll, please. You know where I'm going with this, right?!

Happy Fall!!!!!

Finally, my enthusiasm for this lovely season is validated.

Autumn. Poetry.
Two of my favorites.

One more...

Ahhh. How happy is my soul?
(And grateful to Pinterest, of course.)

It is time, my friends.

Time to pull out the autumn dresses.
The ones I purchased and washed and ironed back in July, when these beautiful days were but a vision, patiently waiting for their time in the sun.

Time to watch the trees in our yard begin their yearly transformation to the vibrant but fleeting array of colors that graces us for but a few days each year.

Time for chilly, early morning porch sitting with clouds like these above...

That quickly give way to glorious moments like this...

And a reminder to be Mindful in such moments.
To actually see these morning gifts rather than miss them while the mind races with to-do lists and worries and dinner plans.

Time to watch these little trees change and drop those leaves we longed for back in the spring...

Time to add autumn touches around the outside too,
to welcome friends and family to our country home.

These are my favorite, don't you know. : )

Time to replace the summer cook-out meals with the comforting, slow cooked meals that warm our souls.

Time to light a fall candle and plan autumn themed units on apples and pumpkins for our little homeschool.

Yes, it is time for these and many more.
This is indeed what we did here this past week, my friends.
And we have plans for much more autumn fun during this...our favorite season of the year.

Happy Fall, my friends.
Have a cup of pumpkin spice latte, or a mug of hot cocoa.
Grab a light throw blanket and sit on the porch.
Wait for the early evening darkness to fall, light a pumpkin scented candle, and watch a favorite movie together.
Our first choice...Halloweentown. : )

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!
Thanks for visiting.
It warms my heart.


  1. Love this post and everything about fall too! Well, except for raking a million and leaves -- I always wish they would blow over to the neighbor's yard! :) Have a wonderful weekend sweetie!

  2. I 100% got a hot chocolate today while killing time this morning. It was rainy and dreary. But now it's mid 80s and muggy as all get out. I am hoping for some chill soon!! Have a super weekend with your people.

  3. We have yet to reach anything near chilly weather here...still in the upper 80s but I did manage to make the front porch look a little fallish! Even though summer is my favorite time of year, I do like all the decorating possibilities that come with fall!

  4. These are the most stunning photos ever. The one with the swing and the pumpkin pillow and the light streamin in... oh so love! I wish it would stay this way longer. But I suppose it's being mindful to take it all in instead of worrying about that I might miss some of it, or not get it all done (all that I want to do in the fall), right? Oh, you're so good at this Billie Jo, and visiting your blog helps me with this too.

  5. Happy Fall!! You have the best view from your porch to enjoy Fall :)

  6. I love fall too, it is my favorite season. I just can't wait for our weather in Kansas to change and feel that crisp fresh air! I have a fall wax melt going and my Amazon video fire place on my TV so I'm at least feeling like it is fall like when I'm inside. 😀 I hope you and your family have a nice weekend. Hugs. Juli

  7. Love this know I am a lover of fall as well. Have a wonderful fall weekend!!

  8. Jill, I love all the quotes and pictures! No changing of the leaves here yet but some day soon!

  9. Hello my friend!
    I loved this post almost as much as I love Fall! Thank you so very much for brightening my night (yep, I'm up too late).

    Here's the part that really got to me, "And a reminder to be Mindful in such moments. To actually see these morning gifts rather than miss them while the mind races with to-do lists and worries and dinner plans."

    I want to be mindful to really begin enjoying the moments more. The moments are life. Life is short.

    Be blessed!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  10. I Always look forward to the seasonal change, our air is crisp.

  11. It's been so warm here I still haven't decorated, all my summer plants are still blooming on the porch. I brought out my decorations for fall and need to get busy, but enjoying the warmth of the south :-) Have a wonderful evening.


  12. Such a beautiful post, I love all your wonderful additions outside too. The perfect time of year.

  13. Fall is my absolute favorite! I wait for it all year! and truth be told my fall starts on Aug. 1rst but today (Sept 26) was the first day its actually felt like fall, we had temps in the 60s and a light drizzle. It is a cozy day here in Texas. Happy Fall Friend!

  14. Yes yes yes! It's here & I'm in heaven! I'm savoring it too as you know. Every falling leaf, crisp breeze & pumpkin spice everything! Sweet fall dreams to you kindred sister friend. Xoxo

  15. I miss your autumn posts on instagram. They were my favorite and no one compares. Are you ever coming back? I'm sad. But I am still reading your blog sweet friend!!!!


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Billie Jo