I have to admit something: I think Autumn is my favourite season. I’m not sure when it happened really, sometime in between not being able to handle the heat of summer and my whining about the cold in winter, I suppose. It’s not flashy like the other seasons and here in Australia we don’t really have anything special to celebrate like pumpkin carving or spiced lattes. But there’s something about the crisp air and the need for a scarf that just feels a little bit magical.
This year I’m determined to make the most of it! I want to enjoy time outside when the weather (and work) permits and to remember what it was like as a child to marvel in the falling leaves and their crunch as you stomp on them. As someone who is always thinking ahead, I have a tendency to wish the days away waiting for something much bigger or just for that day in the future where I’ll have time to stop and enjoy. But the days turn into months and the months into years and suddenly you’re miles from where you thought you’d stop and it’s all gone by in a blur. (Does this happen to you too?)
That is why I created the Seasons of a Happy Home ebook series, beginning with Southern Hemisphere Autumn. Because each season gives us a new opportunity to enhance our happy homes and keep working towards making them a place where we (and our families) thrive on the laughter and the memory making and spend less time feeling like home is a never-ending to-do list.
This ebook is jam-packed with 25 projects for making the most of Autumn not only inside the home but outside too, and because the Southern Hemisphere seasons are different to our northern neighbours, this is made for those who have Autumn from March to May. (Not to leave the Northern Hemisphere out, there’s a Spring ebook coming for you early April.)
I think when we take the time to embrace the seasons it reminds us to stop and live in the moment. To take notice of the everyday things that often pass us by. There’s a beautiful simplicity in stopping to notice the leaves falling or looking up from our phones to people watch for a minute or two, or to even see the little ones around us for the age they are and remember that they won’t always be this little and by next Autumn they’ll have changed more than we dare to imagine.
Seasons of a Happy Home aims to help you do just that. It’s split into 5 main categories: Styling, Mini Makeover, Organisation, DIY and Happy Home, with 5 projects in each that will help bring you closer to making your home feel like a place where you feel calm, relaxed and want to spend your time. Autumn is a great time to start new habits too. It has that brilliant weather that’s in between too hot to move and too cold to be bothered.
They say it takes 21 days to form a habit, but I reckon by 3 months it’s not a habit anymore, it’s just a part of your life. There’s something awesome in starting something that becomes your new normal. It happens so slowly that it almost creeps into your routine, and I think that’s the best way. Less pressure, it just is.
So, starting now, I’m going to embrace all that Autumn has to offer. The cooler weather, the awesome adventures, and the possibility of slowly crafting the happy home you (and I) want. I’m ready, are you?
What’s one thing you want to do this Autumn?