Feathering Your Nest


When the leaves start changing, we have many Fall traditions. As the home manager, there are several things that I do to get our home and our lives ready for the changing of the seasons.

Decorating ~ For each season, I change our decorations. In the Spring I decorate with grass, tulips and bunnies and in the Summer I use patriotic colors, watering cans, picnic baskets and sunflowers. And in the Fall, I bring out the silk leaves, pumpkins, gourds and scarecrows. I enjoy changing the house each season, it gives it a whole new look and refreshes everything.

Food ~ Our menu changes from burgers on the grill and salads, to more comfort foods like chili, casseroles and soups. I also bake different in the Fall, with Apple Pie, Apple Crisp, and Pumpkin Bread, just to name a few.

Clothes ~ Our clothing choices definitely change with the season. We live in NW Indiana and the weather gets pretty cold here. The boys have large enough closets that all their clothes can stay in year round. But my closet is smaller and I have to switch out the clothes in the closet and in the dresser. I like using a large clear plastic container (Sterlite from Walmart) and I print out a label for each container with the contents.

Preparing the House ~ With the Fall, comes chilly night, I also change the beds. I put on the flannel sheets, wash blankets and bring out the heavier comforters and bed spreads.

Fall Produce and Stockpiling~ We did not have a garden at our house this year, but my husband had one at the farm where he works. I was able to freeze zucchini, corn and peppers. We also went blueberry picking and I froze them as well. I have also begun to stockpile some can goods for the winter. My husband has several part-time side jobs that gives us extra money during the summer. To prepare for winter when we don’t have that extra money, I have started to buy a little extra each time I do a large grocery shopping trip.

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Fall Tree

And look how cute they are on my Fall Tree! Fall Decorating Works For Me, check out more posts at We Are THAT Family.

What do you do to Feather Your Nest for the changing season? Please join the Fall Festival, link up your post or leave a comment. Be sure to include a link back to this post.


  1. Autumn is my favorite season! We love to bake with lots of apples, pumpkins, and spices. Decorating is a MUST. And I love taking walks in the crisp autumn air.
    .-= Chocolate on my Cranium´s last blog ..Celebrate Autumn!! =-.

  2. Oh those little pumpkins are so cute! I love putting out a new welcome mat for the change of seasons and bringing in yellow, red and orange into the decor of the house. My favorite is decorating with tiny pumpkins and squash found at the local farmer’s market.
    .-= Rachel´s last blog ..Planting Mums =-.

  3. Fall is my favorite season of all. My pumpkin are parked on the step, I have my fall wreath up and autumn garlands and my favorite drink is back at Starbuck’s…mmmm…pumpkin lattes!!

    We also love the pumpkin picking, corn mazes, hay rides, and jumping in the popcorn kernels at the pumpkin patch. That is the best!!

  4. I do many of the same things to prepare for fall! It is my favourite season .. I love the smells, sights and sounds of fall! Those pumpkins you made are very cute.

  5. I love the pumpkins! SO cute! Like Amy, we don’t get much *really* cold weather down here in Southeast Texas, but it’s nice to get relief from the scorching temperatures! Still, I love fall and try to create the atmosphere in our home with our decorations and baking, even before the truly cool weather gets here.
    .-= Kara´s last blog ..Fall Festival: Feathering My Nest =-.

  6. Kim @ Forever Wherever says:

    The pumpkins are very cute…retweeting it for you now! 🙂


  7. we made one of our favorite fall time meals, chili and cornbread, last night. I love the fall colors and smells!
    .-= april´s last blog ..Super Savings Saturday =-.

  8. Connie Corey says:

    I love swapping things out for each season. You are right, it does seem to freshen up the house with minimal cost or effort!

  9. We decorate the mantel and hang up some window clings for the one year old. We just did this over the weekend and she loved it. I also cleaned out my closet. I am preparing more casseroles and bread for this comfortable season

  10. I am pretty simple – I cook. There isn’t much change of season in Dallas and, quite honestly, am looking forward to some great grilling when it’s not 100 degrees at 7 pm. In December or January I’ll get out the down comforter for a couple of months. 🙂 Different climates…I miss the north so much this time of year.

    Thanks for hosting, Liz!! Love the pumpkins. You’re so talented.

  11. Looks like we are on the same page with rubbermaid and tupperware! 🙂 I like your site! Thank you for hosting! I’ll be sure to visit again!

    ps Those pumpkins are adorable!
    .-= Ann Marie´s last blog ..feathering your nest =-.

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