Autumn is here, the brisk chill in the air, and the leaves slowly glowing in their seasonal reds and yellows creating a glow that is only a sign that they will soon be falling from the trees that they cling so tightly to. Summer was fleeting and in a blink we are facing winter again, but there is something about these cooler months that I cannot help but love.
Swapping the shorts for warmer attire, the flip flops for winter boots and the open arms in favour of a coat and scarf, it is refreshing to wrap up warm and start to feel that little bit more festive. I like to apply this same treatment to the house, because let's face it there is nothing more rewarding than sitting at home in your onesie on the sofa with a snuggly blanket, a good film, a hot chocolate and a bag of sweet popcorn.
I am all ready for movie nights with the fire turned up with Leo snuggling in my lap, and adding a few seasonal touches around the house. This time of year just makes me want to cosy down and enjoy being inside, it brings back the lovely memories of the NOW TV watch along last year, where Leo and I donned our onesies and cuddled up all evening with the Muppets Most Wanted.
I always seem to be busy these days, if it's not the gym, or working right here on the blog I seem to be creating new things to add to my ever growing to do list. I am excited at the prospect of just taking a few hours out, using the colder weather as an excuse to not have to rush about and take a few hours of down time from the hustle and bustle of social media, leaving my phone out of sight for an hour or so and cuddling up on the sofa. It currently sounds like my idea of heaven.
For me part of the beauty of cuddling up and locking the cold winter nights outside is lighting a few candles, and getting creative with a few of the interior details. I have always loved the idea of a corner sofa, they are the perfect solution to send the comfort factor soaring through the roof. I would be set for many lazy evenings if I had one of these materialise in the lounge!
You have heard the term dressing for the weather, but how about dressing your home for the weather? I love the idea of darker colours as the nights draw in, anything that makes it feel that little bit more seasonal. Jack Frost may be nipping at the windows and biting at the doors, but inside it's warm and enticing. The fire is crackling and the chill outside isn't creeping into our humble abode.
With Halloween just around the corner I am planning a small night in for Leo. There will be sweets, pumpkins and treats, I think we might sit down and enjoy Hotel Transylvania together after seeing the second trailer at the cinema very recently.
I for one am not missing summer, and I am rather excited for the coming months ahead, and yes... That does mean for Christmas.