Welcome Fall!

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Feeling welcomed I believe is one of the most wonderful feelings.  Think about it.. there is nothing like visiting with a friend or loved one and sharing a hug or spending a few happy moments together.

It is  a simply fantastic feeling! Someone is happy to SEE YOU and SPEND TIME WITH YOU.. and it is  a WONDERFUL THING to make them feel welcome and to also be welcoming. .So I  want to share with you this easy DIY front porch decorating idea that I found on The Wood Grained Cottage. I have many ideas that I have pinned this year for fall but I love this one for creating a welcoming front porch sign. Honestly,  with a good cut of wood, letter stencils, some paint, and the right message it would be easy to accomplish. You can get inventive with your message too! Your  sign can say Happy Fall, Hello Autumn, or BOO!  what ever you choose .. Have fun picking words. 🙂

Of course, buying some pumpkins to place around the home and hearth is an affordable option too. Painting pumpkins with your friends ah! now there’s an idea! Friends make ALL THINGS BETTER!

I hope you enjoy  these creative ideas and have FUN creating a welcoming space for fall 🙂

Happy Friday Friends!

Cheers, RR

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September Sands

I recently traveled to the beach with some friends we joked about the sand flies and wondered about what it was like to be eaten alive……while Sand flies are not  mosquitoes they are just as irritating..So we all jumped in the water to save ourselves.  Later we stopped to admire the  dunes and tumbled upon some incredible blooms. BEHOLD! The splendid FIREWORKS of September. The indian blanket flower otherwise known as Firewheel was scattered throughout the  dunes like beach blankets.

The gorgeous fiery discs love sandy soil and do well in the south with fall approaching I hope these flowers inspire you! they would be a wonderful addition to a wildflower meadow to aid the bees. Also, Firewheel is an annual that tolerates heat and dryness and  it can be planted in the fall.

P.S. when visiting the beach, always bring vinegar .. just in case you bump into some jelly fish…vinegar will sooth the sting.