Monday, 3 September 2012

My Autumn

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

It's a fact I touch on every year, but I LOVE Autumn. It is by far and above my most favourite time of year and there is nothing about it that I resent.

 (Warning :: Going to brag now- I took this photo myself!)

I feel like when the air crispens and the leaves turn orange, there is a sense of hope and a fresh start at things. I find myself making new routines, adhering to old traditions (pizza on a Saturday night and candles lit in the porch of an evening) and generally feeling like I have a new lease of life.

To me, Autumn starts when school starts and with Matt being a Teacher, our household calender still does follow the acedemic year. I quite like it.

Now that we have a little mini human in our lives, Autumn is all the more special and recently I have been thinking about things I am looking forward to doing as a family and alone and thought it might be fun to share them with you. 

1. Walking Darcy in the big pram. We have a little grey easy-to-fold pushchair for chucking in the car but we also have a lovely big padded, cushy, cosy Silver Cross pram that I adore bundling Baby Glitter into and taking her for walks. I can't wait to pull on my brown boots, throw on a big coat, wrap her up in a woollen bobble hat and take her to the swings. 

2. Wearing Purple. To me, Autumn is the season of purple! Purple nail polish, purple cardigans, purple eyeliner, everything. Bring it on!

3. Sunday Night TV. Is there anything quite like having a delicious hot dinner, lighting the fire, drawing the curtains, snuggling down in jogging bottoms and watching things like Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs? I don't think there is.

4. Craft Fayres. At this time of year there seem to be an abundance of things like Farmers Markets, Antique Shows and Craft Fayres. I really enjoy rummaging through dinky little ornaments or buying unusual cheeses to take home and treasure/devour.

5. The promise of Christmas. Let's face it, I'm already thinking about December the 25th and I'm not even ashamed. It's the 'most wonderful tiiiiimmmme, of the year', so Autumn is like an excited run up to it!

Those were just a few of my favourite things about Autumn but chances are, as I get wrapped up in crispy orange leaf fever, I will share more. Today I asked you on Twitter and Facebook what your favourite things were so there's a blog post to come on that too!

Do you love this time of year as much as I do?

Toodlepip!

xx

75 comments:

  1. I adore Autumn. Or as I call it; pre-Christmas. :')

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  2. i looove autumn so much! i like that it's cold enough to wear layers but not tooo cold, and the trees look so pretty and HALLOWEEN!! <3
    http://eleanorcos.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  3. Even now ten years after school ,September gives me that back to school feeling I want to rush out and buy new pens! I also love the nights drawing in,so cosy :)



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    1. I have the exact same feeling! Like i want to rush to wh smith and buy notepads and pencils and pens, haha!

      Rachel x
      Totallyyclueless.blogspot.com

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  4. What a gorgeous blog!!! Autumn has been my favourite time of year since I was a child. Just the smell of Autumn makes me happy!!

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  5. I I am exactly the same. People think I'm mental but I LOVE autumn and winter. I'm also someone who thinks purple is a autumn thing I have even prepared myself and have gone out and brought 2 purple dresses that can be worn with woolen tights and boots. I love it! I'm not one to be too hot so I like it when the weather begins to cool and I feel like I can breathe again. It doesn't hurt that my Birthday and Christmas just so happen to land in this part of the year. I'm so pleased to see someone else who loves this time of the year as much as I do :-D.

    Stacie
    http://stacie-lifeisworththefight.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Autumn is my favourite month too! I love the fact that you can wrap up warm with scarfs but it isn't too cold that you freeze every time you step out the door. I think there are also so many pretty trends that you can follow in the autumn before you hit Christmas and then into the colder winter months!

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  7. Ahh I love Autumn, one of my favorite things about it is snuggling in my winter coat, scarf and boots! As well as sitting by the fire with a hot chocolate when it's raining outside, mmmm lush. You've got me all excited now aha x

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  8. Autumn is my favorite time of year too...everything about it is cozy and perfect!

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  9. autumn is my all-time favorite time of year. It just starts getting chilly (but not too chilly) and the leaves turn incredible colors, and it just makes me so happy. Nothing's better than "jumper" weather, except someone to share it with.

    Lovely post! :)

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  10. I get excited for Autumn because of Halloween. I love Halloween! Plus, Autumn is just so beautiful. I agree that it does give a sense of fresh starts and hope.

    A Bite of Glamour

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  11. I love autumn, but now that I live in the southern part of the states (hotlanta), I miss my Midwest (Wisconsin) seasons... autumn and winter! It's warm here until the end of October and it makes me cry. Buy I start lighting my autumn soy candles next week. It's a very cosy time of year, isn't it?! I can't wait to take Zayn on walks in his stoller (we have a lovely Orbit G2) xx

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  12. Louise, I love your writing/talking style, so friendly and... cozy)

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  13. Yes! I completely agree with the whole "routine" bit. I can't wait to wear riding boots and eyeshadow... But what I'm really most excited for is my advent calender.

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  14. Snap! I love Autumn too for all of these things. My favourite thing of all is going chestnut picking, I can't wait!

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  15. I love fall! It's just so warm and fun but it is actually Spring in Australia so I miss Autumn so much!! x

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  16. I love autumn! I'm such a cosy person, nothing so better than cosy jumpers and boots :)

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  17. Hi Lovely Louise. I too love all things Autumn and Winter and already getting excited for the run up to Crimbo. I think it's a very exciting and enjoyable time of the year.

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  18. Your pictures amazing! I love autumn! x

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  19. Autumn is definitely my favourite time of year- I love wearing big coats and boots (and I'm a knitter, so this is the time of my people...) I also much prefer A/W makeup, the colours suit me better. And this autumn, we'll be expecting a baby to arrive! It's all go!

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  20. Autumn is by far my favourite season, I love that it should be colder than summer but warmer than winter although our weather has been so up and down this year. I love all the leaves that fall, and walking even running through them. I love the smell in the air too. Im also thinking of december 25th and have already bought some bits eeeek!!!! gets earlier every year when i start buying. x x

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  21. Its my favourite too! Chunky scarves and jumpers, crisp sunny days (we always seem to have nicer weather in autum/winter) and the world just seems to have a magical light about it with all the oranges and browns :) love love love!
    Ps. I have already started buying Christmas presents!
    Eeeep! Xx

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  22. I love autumn. I'm definitely starting my autumn winter next weekend!
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  23. I love autumn too! Everything is just so beautiful & we get such nice weather too!!

    petticoatsandpansies.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I love Autumn too!! And thinking about Christmas holidays as well, I have along with me that Christmas carol singing spirit even in the middle of summer :)

    Xo

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  25. Autumn used to be my least favourite season until I started blogging. I think the excitement of layering knitwear and rich, jewel tones has set off a love affair x

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  26. I feel exactly the same Louise, kicking the leaves as you walk, knitwear, rich colours and halloween.. Autumn is just the best x

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  27. Great post, I love autumn too, kicking the crunchy leaves, Christmas round the corner, snuggling up with hot chocolates and marshmallows and cream...

    Lauren,
    Laurensbeautydepartment.blogspot.com

    xx

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  28. I totally agreeee :) I love autumn, I've pulled out my winter boots already! xx

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  29. I am so excited for christmas and autumn is the icing before the cherry on the cake, plus it's my birthday so always a bonus :P

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  30. i always get this sort of warm and cosy feeling when i know its autumn

    xx

    http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. This post is almost dead on one I was about to write (minus the baby bits) I am such an Autumn girl as well I absolutely ADORE it. I am so excited now I think I'm going to have a to find a big heap of fallen leaves and roll around in it like a hedgehog. Hahahaha!

    xxx

    www.daisycakes-daisycakes.blogspot.co.uk

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  32. Autumn is definitely the best season of the year. Great excuse to wrap up warm, drink some hot chocolate and light a scented candle or two. I'm glowing a little just thinking about it :) Cx

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  33. I love Autumn! I love the colours of the trees, as you said the colour purple seems to appear in autumn. And I love the pram! My mum has one like that, it's about 25 years old and surprisingly.. not falling to pieces yet! Ah great post, Louise :) xxx

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  34. I love Autumn so much! I even wrote my own blog post on the topic a few days ago but you've hit on a few things I hadn't considered! I can't wait for Hallowe'en! :D Enjoy September :D x

    http://scatterbrainedblogging.blogspot.ie/2012/08/what-im-most-looking-forward-to-about.html

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  35. Don't worry, Louise, I started thinking about Christmas in June! Amazing pic btw!

    http://fairylightsandotherthings.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. All excited for autumn now. :) Cozy knit sweaters,
    boots, scarves. Lovely. :)

    x houseinthesand.blogspot.com

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  37. I love autumn, mainly because my birthday's the day before Halloween! Gorgeous blog :)
    ablurredfocus.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. Autumn is my fave season i love it when the nights start getting dark earlier and buying cosy new pjs and having lush baths and the smell of the fallen leaves ooooo i just love it!! x

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  39. mmmm autumn is my favourite season as well :) I got married in autumn and the gardens were gorgeous. I'm jealous.. we're just coming into spring now (in australia) xx

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  40. Yayay someone who loves autumn as much as me! I agree, purple is definitely an autumn colour AND i think that photo is amazing :)

    Summer is over, wah ):

    Sophierosehearts, currently having an 100 follower giveaway :) x

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  41. I absolutely love autumn! Nice post Louise!!

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  42. I love the colours in Autumn and the fact it means christmas is coming :D xx

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  43. totally agree! Love autumn aswell!

    http://whatalicedidtoday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. Autumn is definitely my favourite season.:) Nice, fresh air and being able to wrap up in lots of cosy layers. Hot chocolate and yummy cups of tea become essential too. Its just pure bliss :P

    Beauty for Biochemists

    xx

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  45. I love Autumn cause it's when my birthday is and I get to drink lots of lovely hot chocolates with a blanket, and get away with wearing snuggly tights and boots when I'm cold!

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  46. 100% agree love this time of year- the air just smells different too lol x

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  47. I love this time of year!

    http://emma-mitchell.blogspot.co.uk/

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  48. I love autumn! especially because you know christmas is going to be not that soon and I really like autumn clothes<3

    emzoo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  49. Walking to the park all snuggly sound to nice! I hope you have a great autumn!

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  50. When Autumn comes it means CHRISTMAAAAAS! brilliant post Louise, has made me all excited too :) xx

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  51. Stunning Photo, little tip for you. You should watermark ALL your photos :) Then no one can steal them and say that it's theirs :) x

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  52. Autumn is so amazingly beautiful, my favourite time of year xx

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  53. Love Autum and Winter. People usually think I'm odd when I say that so very glad there are more that think the same!

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  54. I love autumn too. You've just made me excited for it :D xx

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  55. I absolutely love Autumn! :)

    http://fashionandbeautybyhelena.blogspot.com/

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  56. I LOVE Autumn!!!!
    Sweaters
    Cinnamon everything
    apples
    candles in yummy baking scents
    Soup Oh how I love hot soup on a crisp night
    Fire pit on and family snuggled up to it in the back yard
    Halloween
    Thanksgiving
    Back to school
    boots
    Its ok to be pale (and It is the only color I ever am)

    Oh I could go on and on LOL

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  57. Falltime/Autumn is my favorite time of the year too, the air is just so fresh and crisp. The beautiful fallen leaves everywhere. I plan to rock purple this winter too and royal blue always cheers me up. I am also planning christmas, i think when u have kids you just think about it a lot sooner lol, all the amazing things u can get them

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  58. Love this post! Autumn is my favourite season too! The holidays make me so very happy. Can't wait until sales and Christmas hauls <3


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  59. My birthday is September 1st (just a couple of days ago...) and I always now that my birthday= Autumn beginning :) I love wearing cosy boots, the autumnal colours, going for nice walks, reading books, starting a new year of learning (2nd of my degree!! starting tomorrow) basically I love it!! :)

    http://ionablogs.blogspot.co.uk/

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  60. autumn really is a wonderful season! can't wait to get all bundled up either!

    xx

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  61. Just reading this is making me excited for winter break!!!

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  62. Wish we had seasons in Los Angeles :/.

    It's either hot, or really hot.

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  63. It's lovely :) I made a similar September Aspirations post, referring to your 7 things movement I quietly enjoyed a lot and I'm looking forward for Autumn season as well. I have to admit, though, that I initially read - you're looking forward to walking BabyGlitter into the big PROM!, specially mentioning school and academic year... and thought - wait, isn't this a bit too soon to think about? :D my bad...

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  64. I love autumn and winter time, best parts of the year! :D

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  65. I love these posts, please do more! Cannot wait to crack out the coats and boots x

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  66. I love autumn, but I am going to miss summer. I am looking forward to hot cider and dark nail polishes though!

    http://thelifeofyouraveragetwenty-something.blogspot.com/

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  67. I love Autumn so much! I feel like the whole 'English' thing of having to go out and soak up every second of sun gets old quickly and all I want to do is have an excuse to sit inside and watch a few films while eating something hearty. How lazy am I?? Haha.
    Also, you don't have to worry about the whole 'I can't wear this outfit because I didn't shave my legs/do my fake tan' YAY for jeans and boots!!

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  68. I also think purple is the perfect autumn color! The same goes with petrol... Love the autumn fashion colors!

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  69. I love that photo! And yeah, Autumn is pretty special!
    Hannah xoxo

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  70. autumn is my favourite season, louise! we both love the same things about it. such perfect weather! x

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  71. Purple's the perfect colour for autumn aswell as berry shades. can't wait to go for walks in the cold weather then come home and enjoy hot chocolate or tea :) or eat pumpkin soup. YUM

    http://happiness-is-in-the-little-things.blogspot.ch/2012/09/autumn-winter-nail-polish-picks-2012.html

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  72. I've done my favourite fall things check it out-i was so inspired this, love your blog louise!

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  73. Autumn has to be one of my favourite kind of seasons as well, but unfortunately, here in Australia, Autumn isn't until March. So, at the moment, we endure Spring instead! :)

    Jes | www.NaturallyJes.blogspot.com.au

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  74. Beautiful picture! I adore autumn as well.

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