Living in Florida, we rarely experience seasons which can make fall feel anything but autumn, especially when your Facebook friends and blogging buddies share lovely photos of leaves turning colors. We do our best in these parts to experience fall, but takes a whole lot of pumpkin lattes to feel it.
To get the fall ball rolling, we decorate our house for Halloween after September 11. With light up pumpkins and orange string bulbs, our house will begin to have an orange glow about it. But it’s the fuzzy pumpkin throw pillows on the couch that steal the orange spotlight and make my children grin like jack-o-lanterns.
While thrift shopping for Halloween costumes last week, we stumbled upon a pumpkin pillow similar to ours. For $2.07, my oldest daughter insisted I splurge on the pillow, because Jack looked like he needed some pumpkin friends. Being the sucker for a bargain, we brought Jack home. A quick toss into the dryer to kill the dust mites and Jack was as good as new.
Once he found a patch for himself on the couch, I do believe his grin grew a bit wider.
I love those pumpkins!
Hee! He does look happy. I never thought about what you might have to do in Florida to convince yourself the season’s changing. It’s pretty obvious in Seattle, because The Rain starts.
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