Wednesday, September 21, 2016

It's a Changing Autumn Hodgepodge

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1. Thursday (September 22) is the first official day of autumn in this part of the will you welcome the season? I know some of you have been celebrating way too early, but it's official now so permission granted. House Beautiful recently listed ten ways to make your home smell like fall (you can read the list here) What's a scent you love this time of year and how will you add it to your home?

I decorated the inside of my home for fall this past Saturday.  I still would like to get some Mums for the front steps.  I love the smell of pumpkin spice and cinnamon apple.  I will add those scents to my home through candles and baking.  I do have cinnamon scented pinecones that I decorate with, but they seem to have lost their smell.  I saw today that Mrs. Meyer's came out with an apple cider scent.  I may have to try the hand soap and a cleaning product.  I like some of their other scents but apple cider sounds like it will be a favorite. 

2. Apple pie or pumpkin pie? Apple cake or pumpkin bread? Warm apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte?

Apple pie.  Pumpkin bread.  Pumpkin spice latte, made with either coconut or almond milk.  I like warm apple cider too but had to choose, right?

3. Do you suffer from what is sometimes referred to as an afternoon slump? What helps ward it off before it hits and/or tell us what helps you shake it off once it's here?

Yes, I often suffer from an afternoon slump.  I think a protein packed lunch helps ward it off.  Once it hits a cup of tea and a little sweet treat helps to shake it off. 

4. Ladies-how have your friendships with women inspired you or made you a better person? For the men here today- how have your friendships with men inspired you or made you a better person?

Yes, they have.  My friends make me want to be a better person.  They inspire me, cheer me on, and remind me of what is important in life.  When my perspective is right, I think I am working on being a better person. 

5. Are you a people pleaser? If you said yes, do you think that's a good or bad thing? If you said no, do you wish you were more of a people pleaser? 

Yes, I am a people pleaser.  It is good because I like to make people happy, but bad because at times I put too much pressure on myself. I have to remember that I can't please everyone and not to make myself sick trying to. 

6. The seasons are a-changin'...share a favorite song relating in some way to change (not necessarily seasonal change, it could be change of any kind).

"Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac. 

7. What do you wish would never change? 

I am stumped by this question.  All I keep thinking of is how God never changes.  I am thankful for that. 

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

Fall is my favorite season.  Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and this year our 15th wedding anniversary falls on Thanksgiving Day.  I look forward to the brisk air and the sound of crunching leaves under my feet.  It's still been warm here but that should be changing soon.  Happy Fall!


  1. I'm seriously thinking about making some pumpkin bread today, now that the idea was planted in my head. I hope you have a good day, Theresa, and i think you're right on about a protein packed lunch. Enjoyed your hodgepodge.

  2. My son Atticus loves Thanksgiving as well. Your random made me smile. 15 years .... Yippee!

    I like how you answered #4!
    Have a great week! Carla

  3. Landslide is also one of my very favorite songs, have you heard the Bette Midler version? It gets me all emotional when I hear it...beautiful. Have a great week.
    Lori in Blue Ridge, GA

  4. How awesome that your anniversary falls on Thanksgiving, this year!
    Good song choice!
    Kathy (Reflections)

  5. Great answer to #7 and how lovely to have your anniversary fall on Thanksgiving this year. I hope it will be a good celebration.

  6. Thanksgiving is my favorite too, and I'm planning to cook in my new kitchen this year so long as the move in date doesn't change. My mom is going to come this year and that will be special. Happy fall! So funny about the song : )

  7. we are very much alike with both being people pleasers and selecting the same song

  8. Mrs. Meyers hand soap sounds good. I need to get out my Fall decorations. Someone else mentioned protein at lunch helps. Sometimes those of us who are people pleasures have to learn to say no! Great song choice. Happy Fall to You......


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