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We probably have another solid month before the temperatures really begin to drop significantly. We've spent the past week in the upper 80s. It's hard to believe that October is just around the corner. For me, October is the true start of the Fall season, despite the official beginning being in late September. 

While we don't have cooler temperatures or the colors of the changing leaves to celebrate quite yet, that doesn't mean we can't get in the Fall spirit! Over the weekend we threw all of our dying vegetable and herb plants left over from the summer into the compost to do a bit of cleanup on the porch. We stopped by Lowe's and picked up these mums to give our back porch a bit of Fall color. I love the way the arrangements have transformed our small outdoor space. I'm hoping to spend a bit more time outside once the temperatures cool down so that we can enjoy our bulb lights and a steady breeze. I'm also looking forward to Saturday mornings with a cup of coffee in one hand and a book (or my iPad) in the other in this spot. 

Have you started decorating for Fall yet? What is your favorite way to incorporate Halloween and Thanksgiving into your decor without going over the top?