5 Outdoor Decorations for the Fall
When the cold weather begins to set in and the long summer days are suddenly getting shorter, you know that fall on its way. The fall season is full of vibrant reds, yellows, oranges, and natural elements. While you’re surrounded by the beautiful landscapes, take your outdoor areas to the next level. If you’re feeling lost, try these ideas to create a fall oasis in your front or back yard.
Making a great first impression is important, don’t let your front door be an exception! A wreath can create a welcoming feel to guests as they are approaching your home. Take the opportunity to create a homemade leaf or glorious gourd wreath with some inspiration from Pinterest. Whatever direction you’re headed, create a fall feeling every day when you arrive home.
2.Outdoor Welcome Mat
This easy touch of personalization for your front porch can add a lot to your outdoor décor. There are many welcome mats that will compliment your fall feeling that can be found at Target, Home Goods, Lowes, and even Amazon! Don’t let the feeling of being “overly festive” stop you from rolling out the welcome mat for friends and family.
3.Pumpkins, many, many pumpkins!
Pumpkins are the symbol of the season which means they need a special place in your fall décor. Take this opportunity to involve your family by partaking in an annual pumpkin carving night! Have everyone gather, sip a bit of apple cider, and tell spooky stories. Using pumpkins as a decoration doesn’t need to stop at one single pumpkin near your front door, build you own pumpkin patch. Take an afternoon to find the big, small, and, cute pumpkins to display, they come in a variety colors and are the perfect seasonal decor!
Choosing a wooden barrel for your décor will add a rustic feel to the front entrance of your home. The best part is, it can be continuously updated for seasonality! You can transform it into a large flower pot, to be on display for the neighborhood. Filling it with beautiful Pansy’s, Chrysanthemum’s, or Helenium’s. Rich beautiful fall colors will boost your porch this fall, add a few pumpkins or gourds will solidify theme.
5. Fun Fall Garland
Taking a piece of décor that is typically associated with the December Holiday season and putting an autumn twist on it will make the front of you house pop! Wrap leaves around your handrails, and door frame will create that fall feelin’ everyone is craving! Make it glow in the evenings by adding purple and orange lights for an illuminated doorway!
Even though end of the year decorating is typically associated with the December holidays, don’t be afraid to take fall seriously. These months are all about the colors, scents, and warm feeling that comes when autumn rolls around. Enjoy it, cherish it, and start decorating!
Find Yourself at a Fair This Year!
Everything You Need to Know about Your Local Fair
Close your eyes, imagine yourself surrounded by smiling people, glowing multi-colored lights that are blinking in sync, and the smell of sweet dough and confectionary sugar traveling through your nostrils. Where are you standing? At the Fair! The yearly event that is full of fried everything (Have you ever tried a fried Oreo?), award winning livestock, culinary delights and all the fun you can handle in one day. Growing up, many people associated the transitioning seasons with the excitement of the fair which was just a few weeks away.
The fair is a world of wonders waiting to be explored. Walking through the bustling paths, stalls and booths you’ll hear vendors yelling about their unique procession hidden behind the curtains, trying to rope you in. The temptation to see the World’s Largest Horse, a five-legged sheep, a snake child, a 500 pound pumpkin and more sparks your curiosity to spend those tickets!
Fair food is on a whole other level. Many attend the fair for the food alone since you can get a variety of culinary treats and the staple of fair food.. fried anything! You can find yourself looking over a menu that reads: Fried Mac and Cheese, Fried Oreos, Turkey Legs, Frito Pie, etc. There are very few places you are going to be able to find a fried PB & J French Toast sandwich or grilled frog legs! Try something new for your palate, tantalize your senses! Don’t forget to cool off with an ice-cold lemonade or fried Kool-Aid!
The screams, laughs, smiles and awe are where you find amusement rides for every age and every level of thrill seeker! Ensuring that you hit all of the classics is must, do not miss the carousel just because you think you’re too old for it. The Ferris Wheel is the most whimsical experience – it gives you the best view of the entire fairgrounds while having a moment for yourself with friends and loved ones! Fairs are notorious for creating an antigravity experience, no strapping in, just trusting the way gravity and motion work.. just hold on to your stomach.
If you’re thinking about going to the Fair for the first time, it is a must do experience. Being able to enjoy all the fun things that it has to offer is something you can’t compare to anywhere else!
South Carolina State Fair:
October 10 – 21, 2018
Do You Know What Song Was Most Popular During the Year You Were Born? 1940-1980
Music is the universal language that keeps everyone across every continent connected — which makes it incredibly important! Something to hold onto are the songs that helped shaped our lives. We can be taken back into the past with just one chord!
So, let’s travel back in time and see what songs were popular when you were born:
1940: “I’ll Never Smile Again” – Tommy Dorsey
1941: “Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)” – Benny Goodman and Helen Forrest
1942: “Moonlight Cocktail” – Glenn Miller
1943: “I’ve Heard That Song Before” – Harry James and Helen Forrest
1944: “Swinging On A Star” – Bing Crosby
1945: “Sentimental Journey” – Les Brown and Doris Day
1946: “The Gypsy” – The Ink Spots
1947: “Heartaches” – Ted Weems
1948: “Mañana (Is Soon Enough For Me)” – Peggy Lee
1949: “Riders In The Sky” – Vaughn Monroe
1950: “Goodnight Irene” – Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers
1951: “Too Young” – Nat King Cole
1952: “Blue Tango” – Leroy Anderson
1953: “Song From Moulin Rouge” – Percy Faith
1954: “Little Things Mean A Lot” – Kitty Kallen
1955: “Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White” – Perez Prado
1956: “Heartbreak Hotel” – Elvis Presley
1957: “All Shook Up” – Elvis Presley
1958: “Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)” – Domenico Modugno
1959: “The Battle Of New Orleans” – Johnny Horton
1960: “Theme From ‘A Summer Place’” – Percy Faith
1961: “Tossin’ And Turnin” – Bobby Lewis
1962: “Stranger On The Shore” – Mr. Acker Bilk
1963: “Sugar Shack” — Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs
1964: “I Want To Hold Your Hand” — The Beatles
1965: “Wooly Bully” – Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs
1966: “The Ballad Of The Green Berets” – Sgt. Barry Sadler
1967: “To Sir With Love” – Lulu
1968: “Hey Jude” — The Beatles
1969: “Sugar, Sugar” — The Archie’s
1970: “Bridge Over Troubled Water” — Simon and Garfunkel
1971: “Joy to the World” — Three Dog Night
1972: “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face” — Roberta Flack
1973: “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree” — Tony Orlando and Dawn
1974: “The Way We Were” — Barbra Streisand
1975: “Love Will Keep Us Together” — Captain & Tennille
1976: “Silly Love Songs” — Paul McCartney & Wings
1977: “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” — Rod Stewart
1978: “Shadow Dancing” — Andy Gibb
1979: “Call Me” – Blondie
1980: “Bette Davis Eyes” – Kim Carnes
No one knows what your song is, but these are just as timeless as you are, trust us! Music is a beautiful time capsule that keeps us connected and is a constant reminder of what happened in the past, reminding us of how precious time is. There are beautiful memories attached to all of these songs and more. Your memories have shaped your life — being able to look back and pinpoint it through a specific song is special.