Let’s Get Ready for Fall! (Saturday Spotlight)

Happy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  Yes, here we are in mid-September already.  Wow, time really flies this time of year!  Basically, we’ll go from back to school to Christmas in the blink of an eye.  Well, like it or not, fall officially arrives on Wednesday, September 22nd!  Before time gets away from me, I thought I’d share some ideas to get ready for fall!  

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Decorating Ideas to Get Ready for Fall:

So far, I’ve done a little early fall decorating but this week I plan to get serious.  In the past, I’ve shared how I “do fall” around my house.  Overall, I’m working at the same pace as previous years…slowly...

stone fireplace with mantel decorated for fall

Fall Mantel with Apples and White Pumpkins

Recipes to Get Ready for Fall:

On the blog this week, I shared our family baked beans recipe.  If you’re looking for Thanksgiving side dish ideas or just a new fall recipe, visit that blog post.

Recipe for baked beans with bacon

Now is a Great Time to Get Ready for Fall Holidays:

If things don’t get too crazy in the world, we might be able to have some normal holiday celebrations this year.  (fingers crossed).  Instead of waiting until the last minute, here are 7 great ways you can prepare now!

Autumn Front Porch - Get Ready for Fall

Travel Destinations to Add to Your Fall Bucket List:

In my opinion, there’s no better place than Vermont in the Fall!

River and fall foliage - get ready for fall

With all the rain we’ve had in the northeast this summer, I’m hoping for some beautiful fall foliage!  Although, anytime in Vermont is beautiful.

Years ago, I spent a fall weekend with friends in the charming city of Charleston, South Carolina…

pumpkin on porch - get ready for fall

With the cooler temperatures, fall ended up being the perfect time to go.  If you haven’t visited Charleston yet, I recommend you add that to your bucket list!

Fall Shopping Finds:

Be ready for your first fire of the season with these fatwood fire starters.

Box of Fatwood fire starters


Start planning your fall recipes with volume 2 of Magnolia Table!

Magnolia cookbook - get ready for fall recipes

For more fall shopping ideas, visit these blog posts:

And for even more ways to get ready for fall, here are a few ideas from around the internet:

Hopefully, some of these ideas will inspire you to prepare for fall!

What are you doing to get ready for fall?

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  1. Yes, fall is officially here! I just followed the Yankee Magazine Instagram page that you featured – I’m determined to get to New England this year. Happy autumn!

    1. New England is the best! I love everything Yankee Magazine shares on IG – and I subscribe to their magazine as well. I find it so relaxing to page through! Happy Fall!

  2. Fall is definitely here in New England, trees are just starting to turn colors and our days and nights are much cooler. So far I have decorated the house and bought most of the supplies to make apple pies (just need to get to the orchard to pick some apples!). We have at least one mini trip planned to Vermont also to get some hiking in and hopefully see some more foliage.

    1. Fall in New England is the BEST! Enjoy your time in VT! I hope to get up there to see the foliage this year. It can be hard to time it just right. Enjoy!

  3. We finally had a cool day yesterday and hopefully today but fall is here! I’m looking forward to seeing the leaves change, baking and I just learned from My Hubbard Home how to take care of my mums since they already look like they’re dying. :/ Thanks for the inspo and for linking up on Farmhouse Friday!

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