Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The season is changing, and with every seasons change I always tend to get into the mood for some inspiration early on. So this past weekend, while attempting to reach for October and November issues of my favorite magazines from years past, I found myself covered with at least 30 pounds of paper-inspiration. The closet shelf which neatly holds all of my magazines fell and poured over a hundred different copies of Country Living, Country Home and Martha right ontop of me. Angered, annoyed and a little bit bruised, I decided that it was finally time to de-clutterize and organize.
Completely skipping the whole "Spring-Cleaning" period this year, some areas of my home never received a thorough cleaning. I say areas, but truly just mean my crafts room. Full of magazines, paper scraps, glue bottles, glitter flecks and all other sorts of loveliness that would have looked great in containers, it was time for a serious clean-up. You see I have the tendency to collect things (ie: magazines and clothes) and when I find myself surrounded and overwhelmed by the vast quantities of each, I still have a hard time letting go. I have never liked to clip pictures out and discard the rest of a magazine, especially Holiday issues and Spring, Winter, Autumn, oh well pretty much all of them. But it was time, so I selected some of my old Martha's (keeping the holiday and autumn editions of course!) Gourmet, and some Country Living, and clipped and recycled. I still have quite a large supply of magazine inspiration, but it's a start. Once I was done with my clippings I organized them into folders labeled for each theme, and now I can just open the folders whenever I need some "Kitchen" inspiration or delicious recipe. Now that my crafts room revamp is over, I am planning on looking through all of my Autumn editions, lighting some of these lovely candles and sitting back to watch one of my fall favorites "Practical Magic." (It always get's me in the mood for chilly Autumn nights and hot apple cider. ;)
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Every year, typically weeks before the official start of Fall (September 22,) the heavy summer air takes a vacation for a few days, teasing us with what beautiful weather is to come. Although these wonderful days last only a week or so, I am always so thankful to have them. Not only do they remind me of how much I love the upcoming season, but they also act as a breath of fresh air, after a summer stuck indoors, air conditioning on high, and a slight case of lethargy. Today is one of those days, morningtime and a mere 63 degrees with the bright sun shining. Had it not been a weekday, today would have been the perfect day for a yard sale run or an outdoor antique market visit. Alas, it is still Summer, and I still have a few more weeks until pumpkins and mums begin to pop-up at my local farmstand. Fall may not officially arrive for a few more weeks, but who says we can't start early? Feeling the "Autumnal blues" I thought I would look up some inspirational eye-candy for all of the creative bloggers who adore the season as much as I do, since the October issues of my favorite magazines do not come out for at least another week. Enjoy the little pieces of joy below for now, but remain patient, because Fall will soon reward you with all of its loveliness!
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