Fall is in full swing in these parts, (despite the tornadoes earlier this week!) and I am lovin’ life!
I LOVE all the beautiful colors of fall! Not only are the bright hues of the leaves on the trees amazing, but what about mums, pumpkins, and gourds?!
They make my heart happy. Seriously.
I love to put mums everywhere during the fall. In the house. On the porch. In the landscaping. And even on our barn.
Our barn is right on top of a small hill at the end of of driveway, so it is very clearly seen as you drive up to our house. I like to decorate our barn with the seasons.
In the spring, I filled the window baskets full of gorgeous spring flowers, but they finally lost their battle with the cooler weather, (and I may have forgotten to keep watering them towards the end of the summer) and they were looking pretty sad.
Is that pitiful or what?!
My poor barn was looking plain and boring.
So I went to Lowe’s and picked up some colorful mums and miniature pumpkins to add to my window baskets.
Aaaaaaah! So much better. Are you smiling? ‘Cause I am!
I also bought larger mums and pumpkins to put on the sides of the barn doors.
Now my barn looks bright and cheerful, and it definitely gets me in the mood for cool nights and s’mores by the campfire (which is behind our barn to the right.)
As a side note, you know what else I love about fall? The smell of wood burning! Is that the best smell in the world, or what?!
I swear, y’all, if I could “eat” Fall, I would!
It’s been really cool at night this week, and I have loved snuggling on the couch with an afghan and some warm decaf coffee.
I think fall is when our homes feel their homiest!
Have you purchased any mums this fall? Which is your favorite color? Mine is yellow.
Let’s take one more look at the before and after of my window baskets…
And one more look at the before and after of the barn…
Isn’t it amazing the difference just a few mums and pumpkins can make?
I am super happy with how my barn looks now. It makes me smile every time I drive up my driveaway!
Hope you have a mum and pumpkin-filled day!
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