Fall is my favorite season. I know! I know! It's not fall yet - buy y'all - it's so close! The moment I see school supplies in the stores (which I love because pretty pens and organizers have to be one of my love languages) - I can begin to feel fall drawing closer. The sound of school buses early in the morning, the routine of homework settling in, pumpkins spice everywhere, and leaves - oh my - leaves falling - I LOVE IT! Since we live in South Carolina - drinking my morning cup of coffee outside doesn't happen until late September or early October (depending on the mosquitos and the humidity) so when fall begins to draw near - I begin to get super excited!
Another thing I get excited about it what we call around Shoppe3130 as "tutu season". Many of you call this time Halloween. We usually make about 600-700 tutus within a two month span so you can imagine why we renames this as tutu season. It gets super busy. My brain gets super cluttered - hence my love of organizers - digital and paper - (hey - whatever it takes!). With all the hustle and busyness going on - my favorite thing in tutu season is when I imagine a little girl getting her custom made tutu from our shoppe. I imagine her excitement when she sees the box with our cute little unicorn sticker on it. I imagine her bouncing up and down while her mommy or daddy unwraps it for her. I imagine she asks to try it on - or even wear it a little while even though it isn't time yet. She is excited and that makes my mommy heart super excited! See - I have 4 littles - two of which are girls. All my children love getting mail and ,goodness, I love getting mail! (Ask my husband - we set this thing straight in the beginning of our marriage - don't open this momma's mail! - I love it!) ... don't you wish we all still sent handwritten cards and letters and postcards? I do. Rabbit trail.... I just bought two boxes of cards. My goal is to mail them all by the end of the year - just because!
Another thing I love about fall is fashion. I love the colors, the clothes, the smells. I love scarves and hats and boots and earrings. I love jackets and leggings and tunics. I love the deep and rich hues that we wear - they don't scream - look at me - but instead they remind of of the beauty of creation! Sigh!
I also love fall food. Chili, soups comfort casseroles and cookouts (because it's finally bearable to be outside here in SC and most of the bugs will soon be dying - hopefully!) I love pumpkin bread and muffins and fresh baked cookies. Oh - and boiled peanuts - weird -but oh my goodness I love them!
And you know - I'm a crafter to the core - so I love the craft shows and art shows. We used to be participants in them but now - at least for a season - we are show goers. Yay! I love to see what others create and dream up. It is inspiring and encouraging and refreshing! I love it!
I. Just. Love, Fall. There isn't much I don't love about it.
With arms wide open - I'm ready to embrace all things fall! How about you??