Monday, October 14, 2019

How Do You Cozy Up For Fall?

Autumn Coziness

One thing I enjoy about Fall is all of the coziness that goes with this season. There is just something endearing about putting on a fuzzy jacket, sipping a hot cup of tea and soaking in all of life that comes in Autumn! Today, I'm sharing a list of some of my favorite Autumnal things!


A couple weekends ago I went on my annual retreat with a group of lovely ladies that form a wonderful supportive group. The Fall colors were just starting to peek out as I walked around the grounds taking pictures.

The red colors are always my favorite!

Or, perhaps I like the golds the best? It's hard to choose!


Fall is the beginning of soup season in my house. I love hearty and nutritious soups like this homemade chicken noodle soup made with organic chicken broth, chunks of chicken, a mix of whole grain and no yolk noodles and flavorful carrots. 

Each bite is guaranteed to make you feel good inside!

Or how about this luscious organic egg frittata that one of the ladies made for our breakfast during retreat weekend? 

As you can see from our table laden with goodness, we ate well during retreat weekend!


I'm continuing to add bits and pieces to my Fall dining room decor as I see something I like. This tobacco basket from A.C. Moore looks great behind the white mini pumpkins topping the corner shelf. 

I'm also moving a few things around like this bottle lamp. 

And this flower arrangement that was in the foyer now graces the top of the pantry cabinet in the dining room. I find it fun to rearrange items to create a sense of coziness from room to room. Sometimes I discover an object looks better in another spot. Finding a new space for a lovely object is part of the coziness!


I love a good book any time of the year, but somehow in the Fall, I go back to old favorites like "Tyler's Row" by Miss Read.

I love the illustrations in this old book which tells the story of a retiring schoolmaster and his wife who buy a set of four row houses in Fairacre and work on renovating the houses while two tenants are still in residence. 

Here's a little bit of page one if you are interested. I found this book in a bookstore years ago and just smelling the "old book" smell makes me happy!


Fall is also the best time for doing a little crafting, especially with the holiday season coming up. Here's a sneak preview of a craft I have been working on lately. More on this craft in a future post! 

So, what's on your list for Fall coziness? Hope you'll leave a comment and let me know. 

Until Next Time,


Sharon said...

I love this post, Debbie! It's fun seeing all the ways you prepare for and enjoy autumn. I have a lot in common with you in the things you do and enjoy, and it's inspiring to read your blog. I'm very interested in hearing more about your holiday craft in a future blog post.

Stacey said...

Debbie, your fall is cozy and inspiring! It's just now cooling off here and we are so glad! It's taco soup at our house tonight. Your women's retreat sure sounds fun. :)

Karen Anderson said...

Your decor is always so thoughtful and pretty! Fall colors are warm and beautiful and it's a season I know many of us do enjoy very much! I look forward to seeing your seasonal decor and love the checks you show here! It's been pretty chilly here this week, so the fleece blankets have come out...trying to avoid turning the furnace on just yet. For me the evenings are fuzzy socks, flannel pj's and my fuzzy sherpa fleece throw blanket. Your soup looks delicious! Glad it's soup season again

Joy said...

The Miss Read books are my absolute favourites. Have you read any more of them - there's a whole series about Fairacre and another about Thrush Green? Amazing books.
You look so cosy on that sofa. It's definitely time to get the winter jumpers out!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you all, ladies, for your sweet comments! Love to hear from all of you!