Tuesday, October 24, 2017

5 FALL FAVORITES!!

  

Today I am honored to have my good friend and fellow blogger Michele of Hello Lovely blog, to do a guest post for you all. If you have not read Michele's wonderful blog  you have been missing something in your day!! She is gorgeous inside and out. She is extremely talented in so many ways. I love to read her uplifting words on her blog. Her writing style is so personal and so HER, it is lyrical at times, funny, uplifting, inspiring and always makes me think. I love her and I know you will too. Today she is sharing 5 of her Fall favorites. I know you all will be inspired!!

TAKE IT AWAY MY LOVELY MICHELE............





Red 
haired girl with baby boo pumpkin by Hello Lovely

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio

Hello, friends of Good Life of Design! I'm Michele, author of Hello Lovely, and I'm so grateful to be a guest here today sharing fall goodness. Kathy and I are longtime blog buds who share many of the same sensibilities when it comes to our homes and hearts...


Alder front door by Hello Lovely 
Studio

Hello Lovely Studio

This is the front door of our home in the heartland,
and we renovated the entire place ourselves...
never again!

Please make yourself at home,
and let's chat over a mug of hot cider and
5 fall favorites captured with my camera.

1.
Granny Smith or Ginger Gold apples.
Our home is decorated in white and neutrals,
so I love the pop of color they bring,
and I adore baking them in a crisp.


White kitchen with marble subway 
tile by Hello Lovely Studio

My Kitchen - Hello Lovely Studio


Ginger Gold apples by Hello Lovely 
Studio

Ginger Gold apples - Hello Lovely Studio

2.
Working fireside.
While a laptop lifestyle and working from home
 can be highly distracting, one perk is the ability
 to create a peaceful mood with a fire
 in the cooler months (and also, barefootin' it...
bet I couldn't get away with that anywhere else).


Cozy 
Belgian style living room by Hello Loely Studio

My Living Room - Hello Lovely Studio

 3.
Visiting the apple orchard.
The cinnamon donuts. The apple tastings.
So many sweet sights, sounds, and smells
of autumn at our local orchard where I snapped these.


Quote 
about autumn and red barn by Hello Lovely Studio

Hello Lovely Studio

Quote about autumn and red barn by 
Hello Lovely Studio

Hello Lovely Studio

Quote about autumn and red barn by 
Hello Lovely Studio

Hello Lovely Studio

4.
Savoring fall's colorful, turning leaves.
Winter lasts far too long in the Midwest,
so I have to be extra intentional about
getting out in that brief season when the leaves
turn luscious shades of red, yellow, and orange...
these next images were snapped in Paris,
not Chicagoland, a few falls ago.


Paris in the fall by Hello Lovely 
Studio

Paris in Fall - Hello Lovely Studio


Paris in 
fall by Hello Lovely Studio

Paris in Fall - Hello Lovely Studio


Paris in 
fall by Hello Lovely Studio

Paris in Fall - Hello Lovely Studio

5.
Shopping the fall flea markets.
There's just nothing like shopping
for vintage treasures in the fall!
I found this vintage rusty bike last week,
 and after a few tweaks and some blooms
in the basket, it will be a wonderful
ornament in our courtyard.


Rusty 
vintage bicycle in courtyard by Hello Lovely studio

My Courtyard - Hello Lovely Studio


Vintage 
VW Beetle in fall by Hello Lovely Studio

Main Street Market in Rockford - Hello Lovely Studio


Cozy fall
 goodness by Hello Lovely Studio

Hello Lovely Studio

Thank you so much for having me, guys.
I'd love to have you visit Hello Lovely Studio,
where Kathy is sharing fall inspiration.

Peace to you right where you are.
michele 

 
 

2 comments:

michele said...

Thank you for putting out the welcome mat, Kathysue! I love trading places for the day and meeting new friends, and you have said such kind things. I'm grateful and thinking of you and yours as I know transitions of any sort bring new challenges and mixed emotions. Praying for your mom just now that she would feel at peace and open to a new chapter. xox

Mary said...

Great post, Michelle. It’s nice that there’s more to Fall than pumpkin spice EVERYTHING.
Kathysue, I hope your mom is adjusting & settling in.