Tuesday, October 8, 2013

On Autumn's Doorstep

The talk has turned to all things October like slow foods, pumpkin muffins and a splash of Baileys in your weekend coffee.  With baking friendly temperatures and fun activities like pumpkin hunting October really says hello to community festivals and fun times.  October is also an important organizational month for any home.  Here's a short check list to keep the Holiday and busy social season on track.

1.)  Get your fall cleaning done by the 20th of the month.  You'll thank yourself over and over again!

  • Clean windows for fall and winter.
  • Clean window sills.
  • Get the cobs webs down before the Halloween decorations go up!
  • Clean out the refrigerator.
  • Pressure wash outside areas where needed.
  • Vacuum registers.
  • Clean all your fall and winter bed clothes and blankets.
  • Pack away your summer clothing.
Add your ideas to the comments!  

2.)  Been too busy to decorate?  Get your front door, porch and window boxes decorated for Autumn.  If you do, even a bowl full of apples sitting on the table will feel like fall.

3.)  Find three fun outfits to wear for expected social events.  Don't forget to check out Etsy's vintage shops!

4.)  Select the dates for your Holiday parties and get them on the calendar.

5.)  Shop for your updated autumn home decor on Etsy!

6.)  Stock the pantry for fall.  By stocking the pantry with aromatic coffee and tea, real honey, real maple syrup and the staples to make cookies, muffins or biscotti.  You'll be prepared to knock everyone's socks off when the mood hits to surprise everyone with an old fashioned homemade treat.

7.)  Make life easy by preparing slow foods in the crock pot.

This week I'll be hunting around for fun inexpensive porch decorating ideas so I'm ready to decorate the porch this weekend.

What is your autumn game plan?
Have a photograph of your front porch or door all decked out?  Send it to me and I'll post it!

I'm looking forward to seeing all your homes and ideas!