Building Your Fall Nest

Fall 2007 Thanksgiving Party. With Yule Log DVD. Sweet!
Fall more than ever
I feel this primordial pull
telling me to stock up for winter
both home and body.

I have this disgusting urge
to buy a crock-pot 
( I avoid crock-pots like the plague due to childhood trauma--aka pot roast!)
and don some flannel.

Then I wake up from my sleepy harvest dreams and remind myself
that such practices would make me really creepy
(the crazy flannel wearing crock-pot lover)
and so I abstain.

But I do like to surround myself with the comforts of fall,
the appropriate ones at least.

The second someone mentions Fall coming, I immediately reach for anything Apple Cinnamon or Pumpkin scented. I just grabbed a Glade Warming Plug-in in Apple Cinnamon the other day and now my house smells like delicious snuggling when I walk in. (Yes I said delicious snuggling, it happened lol) The cool thing is you can adjust the amount of scent being dispersed so if someone comes over and they are sensitive to fragrances you can turn it down. Or up!

These things are the best thing ever. I'm surprised when I find out the amount of people that don't know about them. You can get them at the grocery store in the flower department! They have a really strong scent, so if you have a shoebox like me your whole house will smell great in minutes. 

A plus (or minus depending on your decor) is that they are literally twiggy brooms so they do add to a fall decor theme. If you aren't into the whole turning your house into a leafy wonderland in Sept. then you can just put them in a little hiding nook (I put mine behind the couch lol) and they still smell great without looking like a witch lives there. 

I love being inside when it's cold and windy and you just feel as snug as a bug in a rug. (Gross analogy can we admit?) Something that really adds to the coziness is great lighting.  I read a tip from designer Ashley Roi Jenkins over at Daily Candy that suggested GE Reveal lights. Apparently these make your house look fabulous by filtering out dulling yellow tones. Add some sweet dimmers to these and your house will have a sweet fall glow!

4. Decadence
Fall and winter are a time of feasting and celebration. Holidays call for a little bit of decadence; extra candles, special china, a little bit of yummy indulgence.  I really love this Lenox "Solitaire" Fine China. Oh the accent plate, I swoon. Serve some of my Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk cookies on there or my Creepy Candy Apples
and you are all set for a Fall soiree.


Caroline | September 24, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Ha this post made me laugh!! I love flannel shirts a little too much!! Hugs friend!

Anonymous | September 24, 2010 at 1:50 PM

..and bake these caramel apple donuts on our food crush shutterbean and HELLO AUTUMN!


Anonymous | September 24, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Get a crock pot - theyre different now than when we were kids. I dont cook but I love ours and its one of the rare kitchen things I'll use. Although now that i've said that I have no idea where it is in this kitchen. Oops. Our Lenox fine china is similar to that... I should use that sometime, shouldnt I?

aizkim | September 25, 2010 at 12:55 AM

delicious that hahaha! i should get me one of those Apple Cinnamon thingie!

Anonymous | September 25, 2010 at 12:34 PM

ps: i need your real email address :P

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