Autumn is not really my favorite season. I see it as a gateway to winter and, for someone who does not like the cold, the rain and the darkness, it is bad. Really bad…
Maybe it would be more appropriate to call this post Sporadic Inspiration but maybe if I stick to Weekly Inspiration I will upload… that… Weekly Inspiration…
And one of the best ways to re-install our Weekly Inspiration section is, of course, with everything Etsy.
This Autumn is being amazing: bright and dry… the perfect Autumn as far as I am concern. I love the leaves changing colors, avenues covered in them, amazing sunsets and no rain and nice temperatures. I like my Autumn and Winter mild and my Spring and Summer hot. That’s me.
The irony is that although I don’t like the cold, I am a sucker for blankets, woolly hats, cosy clothes and homely casseroles. I am a complex individual… (it sounds better than confused, right?)
Look at this little guy. Isn’t he the cutest? The perfect image for Autumn.
And with that little fella, the weather we have been having and a gorgeous blanket, who would not be up for a picnic? (source)
All those orange, brown and red leaves are too beautiful to leave around, so if you feel like doing some crafting, this project is just beautiful. (source)
This mexican casserole will keep us warm in those cold wet nights. Comfort food. Delish! Yum! (source)
Scarfs, big boots, heavier jackets… I’ll admit I like it… not for long though (source)
What is your favorite part of Autumn?
I didn’t grow up celebrating Halloween. It is not something that was big in Spain when I was a child but since moving to Ireland and having children, Halloween seems to be getting bigger and bigger in my house. More decorations, more lights, more sweets. Bigger is better according to my kids and I kind of agree. I usually find myself buying bags of sweets with my shopping, keeping black pieces of paper so we can make bats to hang around the house and planning costumes from about mid September onward. We can safely say that I have totally embraced this Irish pagan festival.
When it comes to the traditional Halloween pumpkin, I usually carve it. The problem is that if you submit to peer pressure from the kids and carve it few days in advance, the pumpkin gets a bit yucky by the time Halloween comes so my options were to hide the pumpkins or to decorate them in a different way to avoid the unwanted pumpkin soup…
1. PAINT IT
The main advantage of this way of decorating your pumpkins, is that you can literally use anything you have around in your house. Any color and any type of paint as it is not something you are going to keep long-term. Painting the pumpkin will also help disguise any ugly or brown parts that the pumpkin may have.
Paint it all or just a little bit. You choose how much work you want to take on.
2. DRESS IT UP
Carving is the most traditional and popular way of decorating pumpkins around this time of the year, but that doesn’t mean that carving has to be boring. You can have funny, scary, cute and evil faces. You don’t have to limit yourself to carving faces. You can go for different designs, it all depends how handy you are with the knife.
4. DRILL IT
Drilling a pumpkin is a similar technique to carving in that you still need to empty the pumpkin and put a light inside, but the drilling gives the pumpkin a more contemporary and a slightly grown up look. More sophisticated, maybe?
What are your plans for Halloween? Have you bought your pumpkin?
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Yes, you are not dreaming. This is happening. I am finally organised to bring back our Weekly Inspiration.
With the difference in temperature between summer in Spain and September in Ireland, we have had to wear our thicker cardigans, give up completely our sandals and embrace jackets. It’s ok – we are ready for Autumn (or so I keep telling myself…).
The fashion trend for this autumn seems to be all aboutnatural colors, 70’s vibes and comfort, pretty much down my alley. I am loving it!
I am totally in love with these suede boots from Asos – they are so retro and cool that I can totally imagine my mum wearing them when back when.
What is your favorite Autumn trend this year?
Have an amazing weekend.