Well the splendor of Fall has arrived .. ...
The Trees are turning to beautiful vibrant fall colors
We used to live in the Ozarks of MO .... and this picture so very much reminded me of the beauty that the Ozarks offer. My Body left there but my heart stayed .. there is a splendor and a peace that I have never found anywhere I have been but in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks ..
The Air is turning crisp .. the mornings dewy and there's a lovely crisp fall breeze that bites at your nose.. the kind that makes you want to wrap up in your soft fall coat .. throw on a scarf that you can bury your nose in .. it's the kind of weather that I love .. especially when I lived in the Ozarks.
Then we had a lovely farm .. the house set atop a little hill .. and overlooked a large expanse of hay fields .. it had a raised front porch that was 40 feet long, the length of the front of the house .. and we lined it with old antique rockers we picked up at antique shops. We found old wood troughs throughout the property and we drug them up to the house and used them as planters on the porch ..filling them with beautiful flowers for the seasons.
The Fall Nights were lovely spent on the front porch .. the citronella candle lanterns lined the porch railing .. while we bundled up in our blankets and just rocked in the beautiful quiet of our country home. Some Nights we enjoyed the quiet and would speak a word or two ..but mainly we sat in silence drinking in the beauty of the serene quiet where only the sounds of nature could pierce the quiet countryside. Other nights we would bring out an old book.. and take turns reading it .. I remember one such book we enjoyed on that front porch was " The Story Girl" ... ah sweet memories ..
Life is definitely about making memories ... I can look back and say that I have good memories in my life .. oh there are bad ones too ..I won't fool you in to thinking any different .. but I love to remember the good ones .. to let them gather in my mind like a good seasoned pot of vegetable soup and to let them simmer throughout the day and enjoy the memories that I have of beautiful moments in my life.
Holidays are definitely about making memories ,... I'm certain we all have good and some not so good memories involving Holidays .. The important thing is we can make our Holidays into great memories be it if your single and a party of One or a Small family on their own ..or a great gathering of friends and family. We can take the initiative and make our holiday and house a home with beautiful lasting memories for ourselves and others.
I was just recently visiting my sweet friend Ruthanns blog ( Sugar Pie Farmhouse) or to many who know here "Aunt Ruthie" .. She has a great blog post titled "5 reasons why fun family traditions are so important"
and she's having a giveaway too ! .. Some charming items you won't want to miss out on trying to win ....
Fun Family Traditions are so important rather we are young or old .. I know some people out there that have amazing memories of Holidays in their homes and others that don't really have any ..
The important thing is that when we become adults we have the ability to continue making great holiday traditions or to begin making them if we haven't had them ..
There are some people in this big Ol' country of ours that just have a knack for teaching .. and well Aunt Ruthie is one of those dear sweet gals with that gift.
Recently she has started her Sweet Home Revival Series .. a Video Series where she shares her home, her heart for the Lord, tips for keeping a home, recipes , and decorating ideas to make your house a little more homey !
From Aunt Ruthies Kitchen she shares with you how to make her favorite fall dessert "Butter Crunch Pumpkin Pie Bars" ... Oh Yummy !
One of my Favorites of the series are her Cup and Saucer Chats .. seriously just fun to hear her tips and information on how to cozy up your home...
Her First Time Pumpkin Growing Gives gals who have never planted anything a little hope ..Aunt Ruthie brought in a bumper crop of tiny pumpkins this year and are they adorable ! But not without a little problem with the ground hog ...
And how to set a Festive Fall table without breaking the bank ..yet it's absolutely darling .. I have to admit I love this table idea and my head started spinning with all sorts of spin off ideas ..LOL!
There are several other videos in the series .. I haven't mentioned you can check them out when you visit Aunt Ruthies blog.
I was blessed to receive the videos from her and have to say that she just does an amazing job Sharing and Teaching .. just being the encouraging women that the Lord has called her to be.
There are Two different Series this fall for a total of 6 videos
.. so head on over and grab yourself the videos .. and you know what ~ these would be perfect to gift a friend or a young woman just starting out with a family with these videos .. they could really give a boost to a new wife or mother looking to fill her home with the comforts of family tradition ..
You can go grab your Sweet Home Revival Fall videos on her blog HERE
Wishing you all a very Happy Fall Y'all !