2009 Fall


I’m cutting back a bit this Fall on everything….I’ve showed y’all my No Fuss Fall decor, and decor is
not the only way I’m simplifying my Season this Fall!   I’m not going to go to as many Fall Festivals this year, {but i will go to a couple, just have to…. ;) }but I still want to enjoy the season, and feel Fally {i don’t think that’s a word, but y’all know what i mean}.  Here is one of the ways I will warm my Fall season~
DSC07521 I’m cutting back on magazine spending too….so I’m so glad I keep most every copy of Southern Living, Southern Lady, Taste of Home, and Tea Time.  I went through my stash and pull together the Fall issues.  Even though I have read them before, I certainly have slept since what ever year it was and don’t remember what I have read and what I have SEEN, so it really is like getting a new magazine! 

DSC07529 I’m not spending alot on baking my Fall favorites…not only does it cost lots of $$$$ it takes lots of time and I’m short on both this Fall, but I still want to TASTE the season~  Pre made Apple Cider from my local market, and  crisp European Spice Cookie do the trick in a inexpensive way, and a huge time saver too!
Notice my apple candle that will provide the SMELLS of the season…..bought brand new at a garage sale for $1.
DSC07526 I’m going to wrap up in a soft blanket, re-read my magazines and enjoy the Fall sesaon.

DSC07530 These are the best little cookies EVER!!!  The first time I ever had one was on a airplane in 1996.  I saved the wrapper and every Fall I would order these cookies from www.biscoff.com, until a couple years ago Krogers started selling them….now I just buy them there, and at $2.50 a pack…it’s a great Fall treat!

DSC07523 I’ve got plans for my weekend…they’re not big, but they’re perfect for enjoying the season!  I’m going to see, taste, feel and smell Fall this weekend, all with out leaving my home or spending a lot of $$$.   It’s going to be a warm Fall weekend for me! 

What are some ways you are going to enjoy the Fall Season??? 
Here’s a list of few things I will do that won’t cost a dime…
1.open the windows
2.walk the dogs and enjoy the falling leaves
3.cook more warm Fall meals {okay, this will cost, but a lot less then eating out}
4.go fishing with my hubby {he’s gonna love that}
5.work on some craft projects…that have been waiting for me for months!
6.have a Fall picnic
7.go to the library, check out some new cook books or decor books
8.light the candles and relax
What are some more ways I can add to my list???????


Here’s a way to enjoy the season….Have you heard about the Fall Giveaway going on over at Kristen’s???? 
kristen It’s a Fabulous Fall Giveaway…so make sure you get over there and sign up! 

I want to thank all of you that have wished me well on me going back to work!!!!!  Your comments and emails have meant so much!  I’ll be giving you a “work update” next week!!!

What ever way you choose to celebrate your Fall Season, I hope you enjoy it!  Blessings to you all!  NancyRosalina

33 comments

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Nancy, Thank you for posting about my giveaway! You will be in the hat twice...Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful fall season without spending alot of money. We've been cutting back for a while now too, it's hard, but we are doing it. I'm thankful my hubby still has a job, you never know in this economy. I hope you are liking your new job. I think it would be fun to work there. I worked at Claire's for years...I might consider another job in retail someday. Have a good one! Kristen

Melissa Miller said...

Your ideas are wonderful Nancy! The photos are gorgeous and are really putting me in the mood for some hot tea. Mmmm...The cookies look so yummy.

Many Blessings and Happy Fall!
~Melissa :)

Amanda said...

Hi Nancy, I love your blog. I just wanted to let you know that amazon.com has lots of great mags for $5 a supscription. I think I got Southern Living for 5.95 and I totally love it. I've never subscribed before b/c it was so expensive (i never pay more than $11 per sub.) once you place an order they'll have your info. and alert you when they're running the special again. i'm a mag. junkie, but had to cut back and now i can get them again!

Sherri S said...

Love your frugal fall fun ideas. And I can't wait to pick up a pack of those cookies! I love them too and now I know where to get a small amount. Great with ice cream or baked apples as a treat!
One of my favorite 'cheap' fall things to do is take a drive through the country on a nice day with the windows down. Make pretty pics along the way.

Lisa said...

Miss Nancy! Who knew you were the Queen of Frugality?
I know just what you mean about old magazines. After a year or two I can't remember even SEEING them before.:)
Thanks Nancy for getting us back to basics. The best things in life are free, aren't they?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Looks comfy cozy to me! You could even exchange magazines with some friends if you get different ones. I do that with my Mom, although I bring her more magazines than she gives me, but this way we get to look at something new without buying it. I've been picking up a few things here and there when they are on sale, or I have a coupon, to do some crafty things over Fall and Winter weekends. I'm also going to be making some of my gifts this year, so they will keep me busy.

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

Oh Nancy, Your pictures are awesome. Love those cookies too. I am spending time photographing leaves, knitting scarves for gifts and putting on pots of apple cider. Oh yes, and building a fire.

Thanks for all your great ideas.

Deb said...

sounds like you have some good ideas...and will still enjoy your fall...maybe even more...they say less is more...and I believe it...

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy! Back again!! I am trying to do the same thing and cut back on mags!(after today!!!lol) Looks like we are thinking alike with our fall breaks; although your cookies are more appropriate!lol I save all my seasonal issues of mags too! I just went back to read your VS post! That should be a fun job as long as you don't get overwhelmed trying on all the scents!!! (I know you'll be doing that!!lol) Best Wishes but WARNING You'll be very tired!!! So I'll understand if you aren't around as much BUT don't forget US either!!!lol Best Wishes Dear! and tell hubby foot rubs are going to be needed more often!!! Sincerely, Jeannette

Stacey said...

Hi Nancy. You are so good posting these ideas. It's funny when I think about phases of our marriage where we are extremely frugal and other phases where we've had extra money to spend. These days we are definitely looking for ways to NOT spend. We are eating at home as much as possible. I'm clipping coupons. Always use the library. Getting together with friends. Matinee movies..if we go. Enjoying our yard and dogs. Enjoying simpler things and really that's great to me.

I will be going back to work full time next year with both boys in college so I'm trying to savor every moment right now. It will be the right thing to do at that time for lots of reasons. Including the fact that I will be so lonely!

The hard part about being in a non-spending phase is that I still want to decorate. Hmmm..it just doesn't seem like the responsible thing for me to do right now...even though there are some silk drapes screaming my name!

It's interesting though because it seems that we are all in the same boat. My friend next door and I were just talking during our walk this morning about...not spending. :) We should all tell ways to save..every idea helps or at least opens our eyes to possibilities. Manuela has the great ideas!

Paula said...

Dear Nancy Rosalina,

What an inspiring and beautiful post! I loved all of your photos, so cozy and autumnal! Your home is beautiful! Your ideas are so wonderful! I do the very same with my magazines. I have out my Southern Lady, Tea Time and Victoria fall issues so savor over and over again! I cut back on the magazines I purchase, too, but those three are my favorites! I love to spend time out of doors with my husband, son and our poodle Pearl. I love to see her more active in the cooler weather. We also love to go fishing on the lake we live on. It is wonderful to keep the windows open!!! Being a southern girl yourself, you know how delightful it is to have the windows open with no heat or humidity! :) The tea, cookies and your blanket look so inviting. I hope you have a beautiful weekend enjoying your fall things! You have provided me with a lot of inspiration! Thank you for sharing the giveaway.

Love, Paula

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy, thank you for the heads up on Kristens giveaway...I love her blog...and she makes the cutest things...

Great post especially in these trying times...I am just hearing now that Obama lost his bid for the Olympics in Chicago...now maybe he'll concentrate on the good ole USA..

Have a wonderful week-end...and I am going to be on the lookout for those cookies..

xo Kathy :)

tardevil said...

For reading, I'd suggest "Sentimental Living" by Phyllis Hoffman...like your decor! Now, I need to get busy w/ mine! :O)

Miss Janice said...

For decorating and entertaining ideas, I love to get out all my old magazines and read the new ones as well! I love Kristen's frames...they are sooooo cute!

bella said...

Hi Nancy, I found your blog through Melissa's decorating blog. I really like your ideas and tips too! So I started following you! Anyhow, like many others, feel terrible guilt spending money on alot of non-essentials, even with having a job.

I re-use my fall decorating items, spring, Christmas, whatever the season/holiday is. Maybe I'll buy a few items, but that is it. I always love each and every little item when I pull them out of their boxes when it is their turn!

I'm a magazine junkie too, and have cut back on all fashion, all decorating, all travel, and all gardening magazines. I have kept the same titles that you have. My question is HOW DO ALL OF YOU STORE YOUR OLD MAGS that you don't throw away? Does anyone scan and then toss?

Ideas to cut back and still enjoy fall? Take lovely walks, enjoy flavored teas and coffees with (ah yes) wonderful tea cookies (I found the Biscoff at Krogers too!), read, pray, write to friends, listen to beautiful music, or just sit in peaceful quiet to contemplate one's blessings!

Thanks for a great post and stop by sometime!

Blessings, Roz

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great post! I always go thru my older magazines before I give them away, as I always seem to miss a few things the first time around. I have let a lot of my subscriptions expire. I need to check out the cookies. I wish you well on your new job.
Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

I love your list of no cost Fall ideas, with our economy being as bad as it is right now that is what a lot of us need right now are no cost ideas :) Thank you for posting...

Darlene said...

Your list of fall ideas are wonderful. I have been cutting back on my magazine subscriptions too. Saved, old magazines are new again!!! I have also been going to the library and getting home decor books to browse through and "get my fix" of beautiful vignettes and ideas. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.♥

Jessica said...

Looks like a cozy place to snuggle and relax....I'm all about that this year. :)

Have a great weekend, Fancy!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Hi Nancy! I came back to let you know that I received a lovely blog award yesterday and I am passing it onto you for your lovely blog! Please come by when you get a chance to collect it.

kimmcl said...

Nancy - we are SO on the same page. I'm cutting back alot this season. Yard sales have helped ALOT! I didn't decorate nearly as much as I used to, and I'm okay with that. My plans are to open my Etsy store within the next couple weeks and start setting aside money for Christmas shopping. That's it. There's my Fall. Loved your ideas and your pictures! Kim

A Hint of Home said...

What a great way to sit, relax and get new ideas on decorating.
Makes me what some cookies and tea or cider.
Enjoy your weekend!

Jen R. said...

Great pics.. I am so inspired to cuddle and decorate for fall!!!

Cindy said...

Nancy, It is wonderful to see all of your inexpensive ideas for enjoying Fall. I keep going for walks looking for signs of Fall. Not many leaves changing, but the weather is very cool. Our furnace is running day and night, already! I have gotten my Fall magazines out! Hugs, Cindy S.

Cathy said...

Pefection!!! You have described what sounds like a wonderful weekend to me!!!

I love your candle and throw...the color is beautiful!!!

One of favorite things to do is thumb through older magazines and revisit old favorites...can't beat it!!!

Wonderful post!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Anonymous said...

Hi Nancy I found a new blog and thought you might like it her name is Tammy over at In Stiches.

I hope you had a nice week-end...

Kathy :)

Debra from Bungalow said...

I love your Fall attitude! It's refreshing and inspiring!


Come on over to the giveaway!

Donna said...

Looks like you subscribe to all the magazines I love! I like to get all of my old magazines out and flip through them. The cookies looks yummy!

Stacey said...

Nancy, I've been missing you this week. I know you are working hard. Hope you like it. :)

Tracey said...

Looks like you have discovered some wonderful ways to enjoy the Fall season.....Enjoy!!
Tracey

GapGirl said...

HI! Once again, your home is just amazing!!! I love every inch!!! Thank you for sharing and letting us "snoop" thru the windows a bit. Hee hee

Melissa Miller said...

Yoohoo Miss Nancy? Where are you my sweet friend? I hope all is well and you are just very busy with work.

Have a wonderful Holiday weekend!
~Enjoy! ~Melissa :)

prashant said...

this way we get to look at something new without buying it


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