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September is Here (Ways to Welcome the Month)

Happy September and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  Are you ready to move forward with this new month and almost-new season?  Generally, I have a hard time saying goodbye to summer but these cooler nights are luring me towards fall. Even I’ll admit, there’s something exciting about this time of year.  So, now that September is here, I’ve decided to highlight ways to embrace the new month!

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September is Here so Let’s Decorate:

Head into fall with some simple September decorating ideas…

Collage of fall decorating ideas - Cozy September Aesthetic for your home

If you’re ready to start your fall decorating, check out my early fall decor ideas for the kitchen.

Hydrangeas with blue and white porcelain - September decor ideas

Like previous years, I like to take my time to transition from summer to fall.  Just a few hydrangeas, apples and pears…to slowly ease my way into autumn.  If you’re like me, you tend to keep your September decorating very subtle.  After all, there’s plenty of time to go crazy with pumpkins in October!

Simple Ways to Set the Table this September:

This September, take your cues from nature…

With all the natural elements available this time of year, it’s pretty easy to set a fall table.  Here are 5 fall table ideas you can try!

White plate and napkin on neutral tablecloth - September is Here!

Whether you’re decorating in September, October or even November, any of these fall table settings would work!

Comfort Food for September:

Looking for a healthier after school snack idea?…

If so, you’ll want to try my easy and delicious banana muffin recipe!

Banana muffin - September is here!

Yes, these muffins can even work for a quick breakfast – and since September is “Better Breakfast Month”…there you go!  Plus, your late sleeping kids can grab one as they run out the door!

September Opportunities Outside the Home:

This fall, take some time to contribute to your community…

Now that school is in full swing for most of us, it’s time to consider volunteering!  

School bus - September is here

Take it from me – time flies!  After spending part of the summer visiting colleges with my son, I feel it’s my duty to remind you to get involved and enjoy every precious moment!  

September Shopping Finds:

Of course, with a new season comes new shopping finds!…

If you are looking for some September decorating ideas, here are a few things that caught my eye.

This fall, add the fall foliage look to your home, without the fall foliage mess with these pretty branches!


If you’re just started to decorate for fall, you might want to begin with a Hello Fall doormat!

Hello Fall layered doormats - September is here

For even more ways to decorate your front porch for fall, read these fall porch tips!


Like I said, I don’t go too pumpkin crazy in September but this pillow is subtle enough to bring out now!

In fact, I bought the same one last year and used it for my fall home tour!


Planning to entertain this fall?  These adorable harvest dishes will work throughout the fall and into Thanksgiving!

pumpkin dishes for fall entertaining

For even more ways to welcome September, here are a few ideas from around the internet:

Hopefully, some of these ideas will help you get ready for fall…now that September is here!

Are you ready to welcome September?

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  1. I’m trying to be excited about fall coming! I love it, but I never want summer to end. The fall cocktails look tasty, and I love your natural elements table settings.

    1. Thanks so much Amy! Yes, I know how you feel! I’m always heartbroken when summer ends but I also want my kids back in school full time so they can feel normal again! Have a great week!

    1. Thanks Laura! I’m usually right there with you kicking and screaming but this year, I’m excited for my kids to get back to school full time. They really need some normalcy. Having said that, I’ll be outside enjoying the sunshine as long as possible!

  2. Thanks so much Shelley! Great tips! I’m having trouble letting go of summer too and I think maybe it’s because I felt like I lost the summer in 2020. All the cancelled trips and outings that I’ve tried to cram in to this year and there just isn’t enough time! I’ve started a few fall projects though and this post is inspiring me to get busy. Thanks again and have a great week.

    1. Thanks Denise. Yes, you’re right. We did lose 2020…and 2021 in a way too. We still haven’t really traveled so I hope things get back to normal as soon as possible!

  3. I am not the pumpkinny type of girl, but love that cushion with the pumpkin embroidery on it.
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  4. I love the idea of changing out your front door mat for September. It’s such a simple and affordable thing to do that makes a big impact. Thank you for sharing this post on the Home Imagined Link Party.

    1. Thanks Anna – yes, just a few simple things can make a difference when switching from one season to the next. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Me too! Even though I love fall, I’m so sad when summer ends! And yes, we need some rain! Enjoy your weekend, Amy!

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