October vibes come home to a warm welcome, seasonal updates, creature comforts, and hearth and home enchantment.
Friday officially brings October to the table, a perfect time and a perfect month as can be, autumnally speaking.
Chilly sweater weather days and crisp fall evenings will eventually make it down to Louisiana.
Fleeting as it was, we did get a fall preview last week. Colors on parade outside our dining room windows grabbed my attention inspiring me to grab the camera and snap the above photo.
Two days later the color treat was completely gone.
Nature not only showed up and showed out, it showed me the importance of enjoying every facet of the season I love while it’s here.
Cozy, comfortable, cool, and crisp amplifies the fall at home quotient.
Fall autumn days into evenings mark a prime time for a bit of personal downtime spent enjoying the creature comforts of the season we wait for all year long.
If you find the time. When time affords.
Give yourself permission to give yourself the gift of me time. Most of us realize it’s a labor of love to nurture, comfort and cozy hearth and home, family and friends.
But what about you?
What better way to recharge the battery we run down during our busy and hectic week than with a good book, a hot beverage and a few creatures of cozy comfort.
Comfort and cozy lives on through the generations.
Although the linen closet is packed with a slew of throws and blankets to choose from, invariably I go for the crocheted afghan my grandmother had made for my mother Christmas circa 1974.
It’s a familiar and familial source of comfort; a tactile touchstone accessory perfect for a fall settle in.
Remember hot spiced tea from Tang?
Talk about bringing back precious and tasty memories.
Both my maternal and paternal grandmothers mixed up gallons of this fall into winter spiced tea, serving it up on chilly afternoons to warm the bones and set the tone.
Hot Spiced Tea
1 1/3 cups TANG
½ cup sugar
½ cup instant tea*
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon cloves
*Or use lemon-flavored unsweetened or sugar-sweetened instant tea
Combine ingredients and store in tightly covered jar. Makes approximately 24 servings.
For 1 individual serving, place 1 teaspoon of spice tea mix in a cup, fill with boiling water and stir until dissolved.
-Hot spice tea from Tang recipe from Recipe Curio.
Touches reflecting the season.
Scents of the season floating throughout the house.
Enjoying the comfortable and warm styles of the season.
Fall is an extraordinary time of the year where we seem to embrace the places and spaces in the home a bit more than usual.
I came to realize the silver lining of time at home during the lockdown phase of virus life.
At home times seasoned, shared, and experienced in a haven of warmth and comfort, reassuring and familiar in the very best and coziest of ways, is time well spent.
October vibes come home in comfortable spaces with a fall flavored beverage of choice and a good book.
I put this activity on respite and repeat.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Annual mammograms can detect cancer early when it is most treatable.
The American Cancer Society recommends that women between 40 and 44 have the option to start screening with a mammogram every year.
Women 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year.
Women 55 and older can switch to a mammogram every other year, or they can choose to continue yearly mammograms. Screening should continue as long as a woman is in good health and is expected to live at least 10 more years.
Early detection through a routine mammogram is one of the attributing factors in my mother’s breast cancer being caught in the early stages which contributed to her survival.
It made a believer out of me, so every October a mammogram it is.
October vibes come home in seasonal splendor on this gorgeous first day of the month.
Take it in, enjoy the bounty, and have a lovely weekend.