Fall, Y'all!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

A big, three wick Bath and Body Works Leaves candle is burning behind me. I've got the Anthropologie Thanksgiving Spotify playlist on. Our home is clean again after hosting a friend's birthday party last night. We woke up to a glimpse of fall weather here in Texas, so our A/C is off, the windows are open. I can hear the sounds of Ben weed eating in the yard when I pass by certain windows.

I've said it before, but Autumn feels like the fresh start I fail to receive in January. There is something normal and fresh about us being home on a Saturday morning, slowly working through our list of chores. Maybe it's because Ben's football season hours are long, but it feels so good to just be home together, completing normal tasks together. I'm so excited for us to go to Home Depot later. I feel like we are falling into the rhythm of our life's new routine and it feels wonderful. I love this season, rooted in gratitude. I'm overflowing with ideas of ways to spend intentional time with friends and family.

The first day of Fall is tomorrow, but it feels like today. I'm excited.

Ps. I'm starting a list for mailing our Christmas cards. If you'd like one, shoot me your mailing address in an email!


  1. I agree with you completely that autumn feels like the fresh start January doesn't provide. Yesterday, it was 64* when I got into the car for work. It was lovely! We're headed up to Utah for errands and just because, as the aspens have started changing colors. Autumn truly is my favorite season, with Christmas following quickly behind it.

    And yay for early starts on Christmas cards! That's our goal in a couple of weeks :)

  2. Oh happy fall! I'm so ready for it to arrive and I get the feeling it is coming just around the corner with a boat-load of rain for us in Seattle. But fall is so refreshing to me in so many ways, and I love that you're rocking the start with Anthro playlists. Aren't they great? And sign me up for a Christmas card! I'll text you at a normal hour of the day and send my address your way ;)

  3. Loving that glass box in the photo. I saw one similar on an etsy shop, I worked with on my Cmas series, not too long ago.

  4. Victoria, what other playlists would you suggest? Also, you house is just beyond darling!

  5. Is there anything better than a B&BW candle? Happy fall, Strader family! :)

  6. I've been telling my second graders all month that September is technically still "summer" even though we are back in school and IT IS NOT FALL YET! Glad to know that I missed the official start on Wednesday hahaha! I could've pointed it out to them since I was so adamant that it was still summer!

  7. Wait. Literally laughing at myself. The 23 is this coming Wednesday. I haven't missed it yet! Haha


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