Today is the Autumnal Equinox. Or, plainly spoken, the first official day of fall, otherwise known as my most very favorite season. For many reasons:
*Georgia Bulldog football (Knowshon Moreno better win the Heisman, is all I'm sayin'!)
*Pumpkins/Pumpkin Spice lattes/Pumpkin Crisp/Pumpkin Cheesecake/Pumpkin Muffins...
*Scarlett, orange, and gold-hued trees
*Fresh apple cider, served cold or hot
*Lightweight Sweater Weather
*Friday Night Lights at the Lee High 5-Star Stadium (Go Generals!)
*Caroline's birthday, Halloween, Twilight, Thanksgiving, and my 34th birthday!
*The Lee County Tobacco Festival
*Bales of hay, multi-colored mums, gourds, pumpkins, and Indian corn, decorating
After chopping off half my hair later on today (and going darker with my color!), the girls and I will haul out the fall decor and officially kick off the season in the Litton home. My latest autumn decorating trick comes from Tiffany. Look what she taught me to make:
Check out at my UGA-ified pumpkin! Or...is it Twilightesque? You decide.
I got all kinds of crazy on this puh-kin...3 ribbons, y'all. I have a thing for green, black and orange. And polka dots. This was supposed to be going to Libbey's teacher, but I don't think I'll part with its adorableness.
Thanks, Tiff, for giving me a project. I dig you lots, as you well know. Even when you request that I stretch deep within to pull out what little craftiness I have lurking amidst my totally uncreative genes. (Click here to see puh-kin creations from other bloggy gals.)
Finally, since I've not done a Mad Musical Monday in several weeks, I just had to share with y'all my two new musical loves:
Boyce Avenue, with their song "Find Me." After hearing just this one song I downloaded their entire "All You're Meant To Be" album off iTunes, and have been listening to it pretty much non-stop for days now.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, performing "Apologies," live. Their "This Is Somewhere" album is brilliant...and near-perfect. Grace is my new favorite female vocalist. Go listen. Now. Seriously. Kristen, thank you for keeping me in good music. (And in good Him.)
Happy Fall, Y'all!