I hope all my US friends will enjoy a day with their family and friends this Labor Day.
So…did you know that Labor Day has been an official federal holiday since 1894 when President Grover Cleveland signed it into law 6 days after the end of the Pullman Strikes ended in Chicago? It’s a day set aside to appreciate the contributions made by American workers that improve the strength and prosperity of our country. Given it’s timing, the first Monday in September, it’s also become the unofficial end of summer.
It’s been a lovely weekend here in southeastern North Carolina; I am embracing the slightly cooler days and the slow slide into fall. With fall comes all sorts of good and wonderful things…cooler weather, college football, sweaters, college football, pumpkin-y foods, college football, an end to weekly yard work, college football and cozy days spent in front of a fireplace watching..college football!
So, I guess it’s no surprise that my first find on the internet this week is all about making your own velvet pumpkins! This tutorial from my friend Lisa at Celebrate Creativity will have me collecting pumpkin stems this fall.
And knowing my ‘all things rosemary everyday’ state of mind, this wreath is gonna get made…asap.
It’s apple season, do you know how to store your apples?
This is a VERY handy chart when you need a 9″ round cake, but the recipe you love is for a 8″square cake. And just warning you…math is involved.
My friend Carol has a lovely free Autumn image if you are ready to start thinking about ‘autumnizing’ your home.
Ooooh, my digital life definitely could use some decluttering. Some interesting ideas here.
I actually think I am going to spend some of today rummaging through my attic to take stock of my fall decorations. I don’t go all out, but I am ready to bring a little fall spice around the home, inside and out.
I hope whatever you decide to do today you have a lovely time doing it.