fall magazines to inspire


Our weather here has been in the news a lot lately. Like the rest of the country we have had unusual weather this Summer but fortunately for us it has been cooler than usual. I really feel bad for those of you getting those mad heat waves, especially when you normally don't. We have had a total of 5 days of 100+ degree weather this season. Our average is 23 days according to the weather guy. So I'm enjoying it and I cautiously look ahead to what the rest of the year's weather brings.

It's nearly the end of August and you know what that means?


It means the first Fall magazines are starting to hit the stands. Yay!!


Romantic Country actually had their issue out a month ago and one of the features is this enchanting white house all dressed up for Fall and Halloween.


Whenever I see an all white kitchen, like the Practical Magic kitchen, I'm so tempted to start painting my cabinets a creamy ivory. Then reality sets in and I realize one, how much work that would be, and two, it really wouldn't be practical given how my husband has an aversion to wiping up spills. But I can dream.


The Better Homes and Gardens Halloween magazine has the same 2 pumpkin theme on the cover every year. It's a nice mix of stylish Martha Stewart inspired decor and more colorful child friendly themes and crafts.


This year they even did this amazing Autumn Mad Tea Party!

I thought I would just tempt you guys with more early Halloween stuff to go out and spend your money on :)

I have also stopped painting my walls for a few days. It seems to keep giving me a yucky headache so I'm taking a break and catching up with my other projects for now. I'll be back soon with my Artful Bag Challenge ATCs and one of these days I really need to get back to painting on canvas again.

Have a beautiful day.

Oh and I couldn't wait anymore...I was waiting until next week to bring back my Fall banner from last year but with all the Fall related posts I've been doing I just couldn't wait much more. Now I'm all set for Celia's Gypsy Dreams party!

And.....there's lots of room around the kitchen table so come and join me again for the Practical Magic blog party next month!



13 comments:

BLISS angels said...

that it I'm pulling out the fall dec.... I can't wait any longer...

peggy gatto said...

Ready for a change if it looks like this!!!

Linda said...

Wow Anna, These are wonderful magazines...They all do inspire.. Halloween has definatly hit the stores and so much to choose from. Still hot here but you can tell by the night that fall is around the corner. The fire flies are leaving and the acorns are starting to fall from the trees.

maddyrose said...

It only this past week got hot here so it doesn't feel like autumn is on it's way. I better go out and buy a few magazines to help me get in the swing of things. Love the way your blog looks.

Celia said...

I know I said this last year too....but I LOVE LOVE LOVE your banner!!!! I have banner envy!! I want to BE in that picture....I am SO excited and ready for Autumn!!!! I just love the new Fall look of your blog! I can hardly stand the waiting anymore!

goddessandmagick said...

Anna I got inspire by you! so I went to see if I could get your broom!!! And yes I did!! Thanks for sharing your ideas !!! Im flying on my broom these Halloween !! is a very "Practical Broom"!!

Createology said...

Oh how I adore your fall banner and background. Thanks for the peeks into the Fall mags. I am feeling happy about Fall this year even though I truly love Summer and our weather has been perfect.

Milady Leela said...

I recently received my Romantic Country Fall Issue...such a yummy treat to read!!!!

Cameron said...

I am soooo ready for Fall and all the tricks and treats that come with it! Need to start on my kiddo's costume!

I adore magazines....thanks for the sneak peek inside a few :)

Leanne said...

To say that you are one of the most creative people I know just doesn't seem strong enough for how much I truly admire you, my friend! I love the new fall header . . . You are just so cool! I think of you so often as the fall season approaches. I remember walking into the gift shop of a really lovely mid-west apple orchard last year and thinking, immediately, of YOU!!! Happy 'almost' Fall!!!!

Mina said...

Oh, I LOVE your fall banner, Anna! I truly wish I could create the digital pieces you do. They are just breathtaking.

Thank you for sharing these wonderful magazines. I just want to start decorating now and am really trying to wait for at least September 1st. We will see what kind of control I exhibit. ;-)

Thank you so much for the sweet birthday wish, my friend. Hugs to you.

Tenaé said...

All right, I concede - I am stopping at Walmart this afternoon and picking up the BHG one. Yay for gorgeous Halloween spreads!!!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

THose magazines look fabulous! I simply cannot wait for fall. I've been seeing so many decorations - it's getting me quite in the mood. :) I want candy, and brightly colored leaves, and pumpkins and black kitties!