One of the things I really miss about living in the Midwest is the change of seasons. ;) They’re just not the same out here in California (at least not in Los Angeles). Whenever we’re outside my eyes hunt for the burst of yellow and orange leaves, it’s a natural habit — one I don’t think I could kick if I tried. So imagine how happy I was when we found an orange leaf while walking our neighborhood! Max instantly started reaching for it and I thought to myself, “yes child, this is what Fall is made of.”
Also, so random, but last Fall I distinctly remember walking our old neighborhood and stepping on a pile of crunchy, red, fall-infused leaves on the sidewalk. It was a sweet reminder of home.
It feels good to have the seasons change. It’s like a natural prompting to change things up, try something new, implement a new routine. Fall also reminds me of wearing our moccasins, enjoying the feeling of hot coffee in the morning, a cool(er) breeze in the evening, turning on the oven to make dinner (something we avoid like the plague right now!), caramel apple suckers, snuggling up to read books, and of course spiced apple cider.
If you live in the Midwest will you please say hello to Fall for me? I hear it’s cooled off quite a bit, and honestly I’m really jealous. It’s supposed to be near 100* most of next week, so naturally the main thing on my radar is scoping out a few places to play where the A/C is running on high. Ha!
Enjoy your weekend, friends! I’m off to finish my “baby prep checklist”: size 1 diapers, a larger diaper pail and a couple of fun drawer knobs are on my to-buy list. I can’t wait :) xoxo
PS. Handmade makers: there are a few spots left in our October Baby Bundle giveaway and 2014 Holiday Gift Guide!
Maggie – here in southern Wisconsin our weather has turned cold barley made it to 50 degrees yesterday and today looks the same! I love fall it is my favorite season and the apple orchards are opening up and you can start to smell the crispness in the air.
Ohhhhhhh sounds soooo amazing!!!!!!!
Oh yes, Michigan has cooled off for sure. A high of 63* today! Pool was closed up last Saturday! So sad. I love summer, I would love to live in LA where the weather is always NICE + predictable (at least in my head that’s how I view LA weather)! I am dreading another long hard winter, Summer barely made an entrance + that depressed me! I hear that this winter will be harder + there will be another polar vortex. I still haven’t recovered from last winter. For real!
Fall is beautiful here in Michigan. I usually miss it because I’m too busy grieving the loss of summer + dreading the onset of winter! I need to focus more on the beauty of Fall but I hate the cold + I hate being cold. I run in one warm building to another.
Enjoy the 100* I am totally jealous!
Yes — the weather is definitely predictable here! It does get cold at night, and of course the daytime warms up quickly and intensely. One thing that’s been hard for me, and probably because I grew up with Seasons, is that summer can last until early November here. And especially because I’m pregnant for our second summer in LA, it’s even harder ;) I mean hotter.
If winter in MI *is* going to be as nasty as it was last year I hope you can jot down a couple of things to do outside so you don’t feel like you’re cooped up for a few months. Unless you want to be cooped up ;) Then by all means, make an indoors list.
ALSO, if LA is going to have such warm weather, the pools here need to stay open later than Labor Day weekend. Just sayin’ ;D
Wow, I would have thought that pools would stay open way longer that Labor Day in a warm climate!
Ummmmm yeah, I’m an inside person during the winter months, actually right now! LOL. I will be sewing a lot for my upcoming home shows for lil’ alice + I love to cook + bake too! I love to clean + do laundry too. So I have plenty to keep me busy!
I can understand being too hot while being pregnant, not fun!
Have a beautiful weekend!
Maggie – I love your love for all things creative, even the change of fall colors. It’s still mostly sweltering in the upstate of South Carolina, but when I see changing leaves, I’ll shout a hi for you!
I’m new to your site and am really wishing I could participate in your baby bundle giveaway, but I’m not close enough to being a legit business to make it all happen by end of September. I am wondering if you have any help/advice about choosing a name for your blog/shop? I have product design ready and have been prepping lots, etc, but I am simply at a loss at finding/choosing a business name. I want to jump into this community with both feet, but feel totally stuck. Help?
I would really appreciate it. Happy weekend!
SUCH a great question you asked! My advice is this: in the end, choose a name that allows you a little flexibility to change what you create (or the process, material, etc). Don’t lock yourself into a super specific business venture because you named your business Rachel’s Crocheted Hat Store. Make a list of words that play off what you’re making and what inspires you. Think “big picture”, but not too big that figuring out WHAT you make is super difficult. Also, words that are hard to pronounce, are in another language, or are over used could be avoided. Good luck Rachel! XO