Refresh Button

copper in the fall

As summer bids farewell for yet another year, Autumn prepares for her entrance, and doesn’t she look lovely! With season changes, I’m often compelled to reorganize and do some fall cleaning. So, to begin with, I rearranged the furniture in our living room, something that has become an annual tradition and a way of inviting new perspectives wherever we choose to sit…

Maybe now we have the chance to watch the sunrise out of the big window while sipping our cuppa tea or coffee. Or we have a better view of a roaring fire when winter drops in for an extended stay and hot chocolate is on its way. Or the opportunity is more fitting to sit closer to someone we love for a treasured, intimate conversation.

Whatever the benefit, there is something about this change that offers a newness, a revitalizing start as we near the ending of 2018. I also love the coziness of this season – the warm hues, and the spicy aromas in the kitchen. I’ve already bought ingredients to begin pumpkin bread baking – one of my holiday baking traditions that everyone loves. So you see, this simple switch is like clicking on the refresh button on life. Even a small change can add a pinch of extra spice to this time of year.

May this season ofΒ Autumn bring a refreshing newness to your life, as well.
P.S. Copper sends his autumn wishes, too, (with lots of kisses).
This photo was taken by my daughter. β€πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ‚πŸβ€

31 thoughts on “Refresh Button

  1. Funny, I’ve been clearing out the clutter too, Lauren. We haven’t gotten a taste of autumn air yet, but we should once Michael blows through today. I’m looking forward to breaking out the crock pot and doing some baking…once I get my next book under control and turned in! Enjoy! ❀

    1. It’s so fun and now I know I’m not the only one, Jill. My son’s name is Michael and he feels really bad about the hurricane. Hope you’re doing okay. I also love using the crock pot, and look forward to making those warm fall and winter meals. But ironically, it’s supposed to warm up this weekend, which I’m not thrilled about. I’ve been enjoying the cooler, fall weather. I may just bake some pumpkin bread this weekend, though, even if it is warmer. Nothing like being in denial. πŸ™‚ I can’t wait for your next book, so please keep me posted. Have a good weekend and stay safe! πŸ’•πŸ‚πŸ

      1. Thanks, Lauren. We did better with Michael than with Florence. I know what you mean…you get a taste of that cool and crisp air and you don’t want to go back to the heat and humidity. Hopefully it will be short lived. Have a great weekend! ❀

  2. Hitting the refresh button always helps.

    In Singapore – tropics – we don’t have seasons. But we rearrange the furniture – throughout the apartment including the bedrooms – change the curtains and store away displays and bring out “new” displays. Lisa and I also play different music – light background music – to fit the season. Works for us.

    I think the seasonal changes over at your place, Lauren, is much more telling and sounds very welcome.

    Enjoy πŸ™‚
    P/s: Pumpkin bread – I can savour the aroma πŸ™‚

    1. It sounds like you’re on the same page, Eric. We change out our displays, too, and we love to hang decorative flags outside, as well. I love your music tradition, also, and I think we both have wonderful seasonal traditions. I wish I could share the pumpkin bread. πŸ™‚ Wishing you and your wife a great weekend! πŸ‚πŸπŸ˜Š

      1. You’re very welcome, Nico, and I’m glad she’s doing well even though treatments may still be necessary. You’ll both remain in my prayers. ❀️

  3. Aww – Copper’s so sweet in this pic, who could resist those eyes?! πŸ˜„
    I’ve never considered to make some Autumn cleaning or changes to welcome the new season, somehow I only always do this in spring. I tend to burrow myself in lots of blankets and fluffy pillows, hibernating in a way. πŸ˜‰ But I also look forward to all that baking and the spicy aromas that will fill my home, pumpkin pie is one of my favourites. πŸ˜„ xoxo πŸ’•πŸπŸŒ»

  4. Lauren, I love how you rejig your room for the seasons and find it a positive and energising move! Ahh…how cosy and sweet to move the chairs closer for a romantic interlude! Autumn is an exciting month of change, the colours alone ones to celebrate and I love the sound of your pumpkin bread – I would love to try some! ❀️ I’m in Sweden at the moment and am enraptured with the fresh crisp air, a little facial every time I step outdoors! πŸ˜€The trees are a glorious mixture of golds/oranges/reds amongst the darker green of the fir trees! Heavenly! Happy Autumn to you all … especially Copper!! The photo is the cutest and a well done by your daughter! Xxxxx

    1. Thanks again for your wonderful comment, Annika. Even your comments sound like an amazing novel never to be put down. I love this time of year, and I wish I could share the pumpkin bread with you. I just made a new loaf and sliced it up, so it’s all ready for you. πŸ˜‰ Sweden sounds absolutely gorgeous, too. I’ve never been, but it’s on my bucket list! Thanks about Copper’s photo, too. He’s a cutie, for sure. πŸ™‚ Sending lots of love your way! xoxo

      1. Lauren, you have me smiling … bless you for your kind words and I so long for those slices! Oh, how I wish I could taste that bread … maybe I’ll just have to find a recipe myself! I hope you can visit Sweden one day … you’ll have to pop over and I’ll treat you to some traditional Swedish cakes & biscuits at Fika (coffee/tea time with nibbles).

        I’m glad Steph’s specialist hospital is in Nashville and odd how these things work out … also please let us know how it goes for you in November. Until then take good care of yourself. Hugs xx

      2. Wouldn’t that be great to meet over Swedish cakes and biscuits, Annika? Thank you for the thought, and let’s hope it grows into reality in the future. πŸ™‚ I truly appreciate your kind words about Steph and I, too. Many hugs, my friend…xoxo

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