I don't think that I will do as much decorating this year as I have in the past, simply because it's WORK to take it all down. Oh I'll still sip my warm Apple cider and light my new Autumn scented candle when I bring out my plastic tub of Fall decorations, but fewer things are going up.
My Crockpot will be put to more use too. There is something about cooler weather that makes me want to pull out the larger of my crockpots and simmer a good chili, soup or a new recipe, like "Chicken Cheese Steak" YES in the crockpot! It's nice when you go outside and work in the yard a bit then come back in to the scent of something yummy cooking in the old crockpot.
Here's a tip: I like seasonal scented candles, so I get them at the end of each season at places like Kohl's and Ross. Kohl's especially have their candles marked down sometimes to 80% off after season. Store them in a cool dry place until that season returns and voila', you don't have to pay those high prices when they first come out. I'm already set for this year, it is a Chesapeake Bay Candle scented "Caramel Pecan." Nothing better than the house smelling like warm Pecan pie on a cool autumn day.
So thankful to God for giving us different seasons to experience. That is one good thing about living in the northeast of the country we get 4 definite seasons to enjoy. I won't decorate until around October 1st, but here are some things I did in previous years. Glad I have the pictures, because there will be certainly less this year! Happy September!