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November is such a fun month…not just because it is the month of my birthday, but that is one of the reasons 🙂

I love November because it is the real beginning of Fall. In spite of what the calendar says, I don’t think it’s November until there is a chill in the air every morning. Yesterday, some of my South Carolina friends woke up to SNOW on the ground! Now that is crazy, but oh how I wish I were there. Instead I am enjoying rain and temps in the 40’s.

The leaves are falling fast, the sunsets are more beautiful and almost all the chestnuts have been gathered by my squirrel friends. Today I put away the jack-o-laterns and am enjoying my Fall mantle. And the best part of today? The extra hour of sleep last night!

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I got the letters, candles and felt leaves from Grand in Road and all of them were on super sale! They are clearing out their Halloween Haven, but all of these items are perfect for my mantle between now  Christmas.

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Photo courtesy of WIS TV

October is over! I don’t have much candy left. I’m taking down some of the pumpkin decorations today…and that makes me a little sad. October is such a fun month. There are sunny days, it usually always warms up at some point. I get to wear my favorite outfit- shorts and a sweatshirt. I love the crisp smell of the air in the mornings. The leaves are beautiful, the chestnuts fall and I am inspired to clean the house.

SO…I guess it means I am not a big fan of November. I do like Thanksgiving and my birthday is next week, but the rest of November is only there so we can get to Christmas. I have never really decorated for Thanksgiving. I do remember a very old set of pilgrim candles my Mom owned. They evoke the kind of memory that makes me want to stop writing this blog and go to eBay and see if I can find them. Ever had that problem? I want to own all the things that bring back memories. But the funny thing is, I just spent 2 weeks cleaning out my basement and bedroom. In the process I gave away bags and bags of clothes, boxes of things I no longer need. AND I just fear wanting all of them back in 10 years!! 🙂

So,welcome to November! It’s the sad month when I will have to get rid of almost 100 bags of leaves. Yes, I also have to get said leaves into a bag…..thank goodness for wonderful high school friends who will spend a day helping! November is the month that ushers in Christmas. It’s the month where I will eat fun some forbidden food (on my birthday and on Thanksgiving…more on those meals later!). So November, maybe this year I will enjoy you a little more!

my yard!

a view of my yard last year